David Beer picks up on a discussion about reading that started on this blog.

Thinking culture

I just came across this exchange in response to a post on Progressive Geographies that contained an image of ‘books received‘:

Your books received posts always make me think of how much one in a field such as yours is required to read and is wanting to read to keep up with recent development and now I am finally asking: Do you read all the books you received until the next books received post? If so, do you think this is a lot of books in comparison to others you know? What would you say is a “normal” or needed threshold to keep up? I am always anxious that I am not doing enough, that’s why I’m asking.

Stuart Elden responds:
I haven’t read every book I own, but I do read most of them fairly soon after buying/receiving them, and usually keep those unread on specific…

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