Today’s recommendation, oddly enough, is not a book. Actually, it’s an intellectual investment, a daily newspaper. Aside from the obvious delights of a daily crossword, comics, Sudoku puzzles, ad infinitum, it really is a good thing to keep up with the news (But the ads are simply disgusting. Write the editor and complain!).
Newspaper reading will help you keep up with current events, stimulate political discussions, provide recipes (at least mine does), and provide something disposable to eat on. (Fish and chips, anyone?)
And finally, reading a print publication as opposed to an online news source means that if you spill your tea or coffee you’re only out a buck, not 200 bucks.