I am a book-loving maniac who reads books in the driver's seat of his car at traffic crossings while waiting for the light to turn green. Why waste a moment?
There is so much to learn from good books - the best vicarious experience one can get. There is a limit as to how much one can learn from one's own experience. As a famous quote goes, the man who learns from his own experience is destined to continue learning from his own experience!
Man over-weighs one’s own experience and under-weighs vicarious experience acquired through reading. In my view, most learning comes from studying extreme events - extreme successes and extreme failures caused by humanity’s mass folly. And so I like to read about extreme events - called Lollapalooza outcomes.
Here's my book library....