Today I spent some of my very valuable reading time having brunch with relatives. One of them mentioned Taipei 101. I jumped up and down in my chair and shouted, "I know what that is! I know what that is!"
I knew what it was because just yesterday I finished reading Artemis Fowl The Lost Colony, and an important scene takes place there. Seriously, I had never heard of the place prior to reading the book. In fact, while I was reading I wondered if the author was making the whole thing up.
I know everyone at the table thought I was very cool for recognizing the name of the tallest building in the world. Reading does make your life better.