Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Reader First, A Writer Second

I admit, in many posts, that I am reader -- before I am a writer. Meaning my first love is not writing, it is reading books.

Ever since I had my first job, I always make it a point to buy books that could help me do well in my work. Since I am in the field of manufacturing and production, I have lots of operations research books, toyota books and lately six sigma books.

When I went also into freelance writing, I have a good number of books about writing, like:
1.) A Writer's Guide to Nonfiction by Elizabeth Lyon,
2.) From Pen to Print by Ellen M. Kozak,
3.) The Right Way to Write Reports by Steve Gravett
4.) How to Punctuate by George Davidson
5.) Writing with a Purpose by McCrimmon
6.) many more...

But when I analyze though, the root of all my love for reading is my passion for learning. I think it all boils down to my hunger for knowledge, really.

I also have a good number of books about leadership, that is why I also do some blogging about it here: leading101.blogspot.com

There is so much to learn, and there are a lot of good books to read. The more I read, the more I become interested in various things. I think this is how my life will be until my last breath... when I'm very old, I picture myself with my wife on one hand, and a book on the other.. =)

1 comment:

  1. i agree with you on this one: "the root of all my love for reading is my passion for learning."

    some writers cringe at the thought of writing about boring topics. do you really want to write an instruction manual of a car if you're not much of a car enthusiast?

    however, the thing with me is that writing about something gets more exciting the more i research and write about it. at the end of the project, i feel like i'm already a sort of expert on the topic.

    - Cedric Solidon