A Book worm…

In a previous blog entry, I’ve mentioned some guy on the internet who used to read 80~90 books per year…

Well, I met one of those book worms in the flesh…

We needed to upgrade one of the most critical network systems at work to the newest release, and the vendor sent out one of his best guys, he was named Scott…

When he showed up on Thursday, he had a book (a pretty thick one) with a bookmarker in the middle of it, we had a quick meeting, decided what to be done and when, and that was it for the day, nothing big…

At night (Friday night), when we went to implement the actual upgrade, the guy showed up with an entirely new book, almost as thick as the one I saw with him this morning, and to my surprise, the bookmarker was in the middle of that book too !!!

When we were half way through the upgrade process, we took a break and I decided to ask him; "So, you usually hop across books ? maybe you don’t want to be bored by reading only one?", he replied; "No, what made you say that?", I couldn’t help to tell him my observation…

And he just said,"Naaaah,I’ve finished the other book, and started this one today" …

And I dared to ask him, "how many books do you usually read per month?", he just thought briefly and said "mmmmm, around 25 to 30 books per month, when I had to move to another house I faced a major problem moving my library along with me, 30 or 35 big boxes all full of books, it was a nightmare, not to mention the books I had to leave behind, and the books had to sell" …

We needed to continue on Saturday night, and yet again the guy showed up with yet another book, with the bookmarker near the beginning of it this time, seeing the question in my eyes he simply explained without being actually asked; "I had a long night sleep, didn’t have much time to read" …

Let’s start reading, let’s keep learning…

A few days back, I was thinking, how much books should the one read in average ?!

So, I decided to ask the man’s best friend, Google, sorry dogs it’s just google is more useful nowadays, at least for me, nothing personal :D  ….

Anyway, I came across someone’s blog who asked this in his blog, and for my surprise, the guy mentioned that he reads 40~50 books per year !!!!!

40 books?? come on, for god’s sake !!!! that would mean around 3 books per month ?!

And yet more, there was some reply from some other guy who mentioned that he reads 80~90 books per year !!!!!! That means 6~7 books per month…

Those guys really made feel that I’m just like an animal, eats, drinks, hunt for food (work), sleep, and that’s it !!!

I’ve spent the past 1.5 months reading a book (about 900 pages), and yet I didn’t finish it …

So, here’s what I decided to do, the moment that I stop learning will be the moment I die…

Why not? I’m still young, healthy, I have the internet right under my finger tips, instead of spending time watching some silly TV series, why not open a book ?!

This doesn’t mean that I’ll bury myself, no, it just means that I need to do better and I can do better to educate myself, enhance my way of thinking, advance my career …

So, let’s start reading, let’s keep learning…