There’s also all the other stuff we read all the time nowadays. To quote my recent Teleread article:
Why it matters? Because, frankly, book publishing these days looks tired and adrift. Maybe people read more, assuming we can trust surveys, but I’m not sure they read books. Indies struggle to sell; big publishers report moving fewer units (yet making bigger profits, go figure); and don’t even get me started about what can be found in Romanian bookstores. Certainly most of my own reading time is spent online, jumping from blog to blog, going back, opening more tabs.
And like you, I’m conditioned to think we’re supposed to read Intellectual Stuff. But the world has changed and so have we. It’s time to stop feeling guilty.
– Felix 2021-09-07 15:00 UTC
Working on it. I still feel guilty! 😂
– Alex 2021-09-07 15:31 UTC