The secret benefit of reading books instead of articles

Book shelf colour coded

The secret benefit of reading a book instead of the web is this:

It makes you stay inside an idea much longer.

While I love reading on the web (and writing on it) as much as anyone, I know I always get more out of a book than I do from articles. The length of time it takes to read a book means we have to digest the concept over a longer period. This then affords our own imagination the time needed to converge their ideas with our own experience. It’s when these two things collide that we build a better brain.

Books are the slow food of reading. So please turn off your device, stop reading this and go feed your brain some book broccoli. Serving Suggestion below.

Oh, and you can read my book for more Sammatron goodness.