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Oh yeah, this year I also read ”House of X”/”Powers of X”. Thanks The Incomparable.

On reading and (not) being a reader (anymore)

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I still have a hard time to reconcile the fact that reading fiction, that was such a large part of my identity as a child and a teen, is something that I do so rarely these days. Part of that is how slowly I get through even books I really love from authors that are among my favourites.

Case in point, William Gibson and his ”Blue Ant Trilogy”. According to my Reading page I read Pattern Recognition in 2013 and now, in august 2020, I finished Zero History. I really like Gibson and this trilogy has been a blast but still it’s taking my seven years to get through.

I wonder how much time I’ve spent browsing timelines and listening to people going on and on about the same things in podcasts during those same seven years.

That being said, this year might be a bit different. As I said, I’ve just finished Pattern Recognition but I’m also half-way through a bunch of books, some audio books some paper/Kindle books. I occasionally actually manages to convince myself to read a bit for pure pleasure. That makes me happy.

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Hey, Ted Chiang has a short story up on Medium this week. 📖 He always blows my socks right off.

[Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom](https://onezero.medium.com/anxiety-is-the-dizziness-of-freedom-b5ab45cae2a5)

Thanks for pointing us to this one. I’m currently reading Chiang’s ”Stories of Your Life and Others” and really liking it. Will add this one to my reading list and read it as soon as I’ve finished ”Seventy-Two Letters”.

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