“I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest fuckin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, goddamnit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm...I dunno...I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a fuckin' waffle waitress.” -- Bill Hicks
But seriously, why? Why buy from Amazon or why buy at all (i.e. pirate)? Or is it why buy 1300 books? I know several people that can easily read an entire (200-300 page) book in just a few hours. One of them reads at least one book per day -- this is in addition to having a life. I'll never read 1300 books but they will have no problem doing it.