Finding Serendipity in the Depths of Books

If you’re looking for inspiration to start reading again, here’s one great reason why.

A woman standing against a background of pink-grey skies holding an open book in her hand.
Photo by Ike louie Natividad
A man is sitting below a tree at night and is holding an open book in his hand. The open book emits light and sparkles from the pages.
Photo by Josh Hild

“The practice is reading. I’m reading lots of stuff because only if you read, I don’t know, 60, 100 books a year, are you ever going to have that serendipity. If you read two books and then you read another book, chances are, they’ve got nothing to do with each other.”

A woman is sitting on a blanket with a cup of black coffee or tea and is reading a book.
Photo by Vincenzo Malagoli



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Smriti Swaminathan

Product Designer championing conversational AI. I write about design, creativity and the spark of everyday life.