Not all books are created equal

There’s this idea going around that you should read books from start to finish. That’s not true for a few reasons. Not all books are created equal. Some books have each line filled with information and a footnote. One of my favorite examples that comes to mind isĀ The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex (((Epstein))). The book is practically soaked with information. Even if you don’t agree with the ideas in the book, you cannot deny there’s no fluff.

Since not all books are created the same, then some books are badly written and not worth your time. With some books you are impressed with how much fluff can go into their work. It’s almost admirable that they can write a three paragraphs on nothing. But often these books are not worth your time. Ask yourself if you should spend hours on a book that clearly is full of fluff and is giving you no new insights or information.

If you think your time is well spent reading a whole book that you know is not going to help you because of completion then go ahead. However for those who value their time more and don’t care about completion then save yourself from wasting your time, please.


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