My Reading Journey (Part 2) – How My Reading Evolved

From Catherine Cookson to Napoleon Hill. I previously shared how I got into reading in Part 1 and mentioned some of the titles I started out with when I was a young reader. Here, I continue with my reading journey and show you how my book preferences and reading habits have changed over time. When … Continue reading My Reading Journey (Part 2) – How My Reading Evolved

My Reading Journey (Part 1) – How I Got Into Reading.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! I get asked a lot about how I got into the habit of reading. When did I start? Which books got me hooked? I don’t really have … Continue reading My Reading Journey (Part 1) – How I Got Into Reading.

The Antidote to Ignorance

Use for at least 30 minutes a day and you’ll feel the ignorance slowly fade away. Apart from people whose economic conditions prevent them from accessing the world of books, everyone else who has books available to them but chooses not to read, is choosing to live in the imprisonment of ignorance. A lot of … Continue reading The Antidote to Ignorance

The End of My Reading Marathon

I’ve been doing reading challenges for some years now. Every January I set out on a mission to read a said number of books and see how easily I can achieve that goal. For most years I’ve done pretty well, doing twenty to twenty-five books has been achievable. Back then I used to read mostly … Continue reading The End of My Reading Marathon

If You Really Want To Read You’ll Make The Time.

Reading in a tuk-tuk I’m about to throw a long quote at you but it’ll make sense, you’ll see. Here it is: “Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible; without it, nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. … Continue reading If You Really Want To Read You’ll Make The Time.

The Classroom Habit of Reading Could Be Stopping You from Becoming a Reader

We're not here to read for marks. In 2014 I attended a poetry masterclass in Nairobi and something the speaker said about our love and hate for poetry stayed with me. He said that we all loved poetry at some point in our lives – as children. I remember some people giving him weird looks … Continue reading The Classroom Habit of Reading Could Be Stopping You from Becoming a Reader