Why does reading matter? For you? For me? For me, it's mostly the mirror in which I look at myself and which tells me who I am (source).
I bought a couple of new books (picture). Two weeks ago I started with Fernando Lameirinhas, 'Een fado voor mijn vader' (2016). An autobiography from a musician and singer who emigrated from Portugal to Belgium. I checked out his music and was not impressed. I don't know why.
After Lameirinhas I'll read 'Why Orwell Matters' (2003) because Big Brother and New Speak matter.
P.S. I wrote on reading before in blogpost 'Reading books. It's like a mirror. It always brings me closer to ...' (February 6, 2010).