Do you buy and read math books? do you read them cover to cover or do you just use them as a reference book?
I typically buy a lot of math and physics, hard cs books, etc., but they take a lot of time to read so I end up collecting them, while reading them slowly (because hard science books could take months to read, at least if you don't have a lot of time for that!). Is that a typical hacker thing or is it just me?
I'm asking because I keep buying books about stuff I want to learn, but I also look at my library and I ask myself: "why don't I read these first?" Who knows, maybe today I want to learn something different than yesterday.