Yesterday afternoon I grabbed Mike Bullmore and interviewed him about reading. My aim was to write an article on how he led his church through a year of reading biographies together, which I did and can be read here. But at one point in our interview he shared the following reflection:
A sobering thing happened to me recently, I looked around at the books on my office bookshelves and I realized I won’t get to read them all. I thought I was going to, and I’m not going to make it. So, that’s alright. But I had this cherished idea that I was going to master all this stuff. And now I realize that I won’t. So you’ve got to be selective anyway.
For a finite book lover like me, that is quite sobering.