Help me decide how to spend 15 to 30 minutes a day of reading time.
I am spending far, far too much time thinking about this, so I turn to you, Ask MeFi, to help me make a decision.
I want to dedicate a(t least a) small amount of time each day to reading something educational. I have narrowed down my choices to these:
1. Read the Economist each week.
2. Read through a "classics" reading list. I am happy to pick my own (I love reading lists), but feel free to suggest something.
3. Read things that relate specifically to the field I am studying, which is economics. I have seen this
, yes. I would very likely read recent books that relate to finance, politics, and economics if I went this route.
This could also end up as a combination of 1 and 2 or 3, as I can probably get through the Economist in less than 2.5 hours a week (though I may not have that much time--this is going to depend on how well I handle homework and work).
To help you advise me, I will mention that my goals in life revolve around writing more than anything else, but that I do also want to be a good economist. The former is why I consider 2 to be a good idea (I am not nearly as well read as I feel I need to be), but really, either way is going to be good for me. For me, reading The Economist is all about staying informed and thinking about current economic and political issues.
Note that I am also spending a small amount of time each day working on writing (a small amount is all I can afford right now, unfortunately), so do not need to be told to do that. Note, as well, that I read as much as I can, but I tend to read fun things when I have spare time rather than anything that requires a lot of thought (and there is a chance that my answer here is "only ever read edifying things," but oh, that makes me feel tired).
What would you do, if you were me?