If I’ve gained anything from blogging this year, it’s been that I have read more books. I know it doesn’t make sense since I’m spending large amounts of time online, but I have definitely done more reading this year.
Some people felt that online books and blogs would be the death of traditional publishing. Instead, I think the nature of what’s online, and on blogs in particular, is similar in content to what we find in periodicals. For that reason, it’s no surprise that a large number of Christian magazines have ended or will end publication this year. (I’ve always been a big reader of periodicals because the time from conception to finished product ensures that I am reading is most up to date. With blogs, the time from completed ideas to publication is mere seconds.)
Back to books: Tim Challies, a Canadian blogger with a vast readership in the U.S., gives 10 Tips to Read More and Read Better. Tim should know, he’s a voracious reader himself. This link will also give you the comments, which you shouldn’t miss.