(There is)..."an anecdote about the legendary library of Italian writer Umberto Eco, which contained a jaw-dropping 30,000 volumes.Did Eco actually read all those books? Of course not, but that wasn't the point of surrounding himself with so much potential but as-yet-unrealized knowledge. By providing a constant reminder of all the things he didn't know, Eco's library kept him intellectually hungry and perpetually curious. An ever-growing collection of books you haven't yet read can do the same for you..."
From an article in Inc.com
|Part of he home library.|
I abhor seeing someone on TV interview an author, an interviewer who has so obviously not read the book...
"So tell me why you wrote this book?"And yet, I do understand.
|Some of the volumes in our home library.|
No matter how much I am interested in the topic or theme of the book, there is only so much time in any given day.
|I DO read at my desk, but less and less is newspaper reading.|
But the reality is there will be other assignments...and it would just feel wrong.
I am interviewing an Alabama author soon and the book is a gem. But it is also more than 600 pages long, and the best I can do is pick and choose, sample the wonderful writing and hope I will get a feel for the story the author is telling, to ask questions that will motivate the author. We'll see.