I love this bit from Austin Kleon’s Letting books talk to each other:
If you read books on different topics and different genres and different formats at the same time, your brain can’t help but find weird connections between them.
This is one of my favorite things—not just with books, but with articles too. It’s such a good feeling when your brain makes those connections. I’ll add that I think this is what makes blogs like Kottke so effective and compelling. When you are able to find and share the connections between things, you have something special going on.