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How I became a reader

A memoir post on how I became reader and my love for (learning from) books

Read for joy

Relax by reading, even while writing a book 🙂

Finding my way back to reading

I have some very unhealthy habits. One of those habits is watching way too much TV, especially now I am in recovery mode, and using meds that make me feel wobbly inside. And reading falls by the wayside. Add to that the problem that my meds make my mind frazzled, and I sometimes need to read a page three times, …

Reading these past weeks

I am all over the place with my reading habits these past weeks. All over the place meaning: not doing a very good job. I have finished two books, one of them being a really short one. That is just abysmal. The reason is pain. I have written about the sudden pain in my left foot that drives me nuts. …

Learning French with a grin

I have written a couple of times about learning French. The other day I decided that instead of struggling my way through Le Petit Prince (so many new words!) I wanted to read something else entirely. And then we were in Paris, and I saw a bookstore that sold comic books. I knew exactly what I wanted: Asterix chez les Bretons …

I am so grateful for books

This past week I have been in major distraction seeking mode. I  have an injury in my left foot, and it kept me from doing anything other than sitting still and hoping the pain subsides (will write more on that on Sunday). I have distracted myself with TV, but also with books. I have listened to a lot of audio …

Reading a book in French!

Last year, I started to learn French, using the Duolingo app. I started the challenge because I wanted to read one of my favorite books in its original language: Le Petit Prince. I’ve had a year of French at school, but all that knowledge was far away from my brain. I tried to read it at the start of the …

Back to the Classics challenge update

As a part of my year-long challenge of reading 100 books,  I have also decided to read classics. I am defining the term classics rather broadly, as I have read one of the oldest texts in existence 🙂 Here is the list of challenges and the books I have read, am reading or intend to read. Green is done, blue …

The unexpected side effect of reading

Now I have turned reading into a priority over consuming news or watching shows, I’m noticing a difference. I am getting calmer. I had no idea that I was that stressed etc. but now I am reading I notice the difference. I think that the daily influx of tv changes something in the brain and reading is the way back …