How I Choose Books to Read

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How I Choose Books to Read How do you choose which books to read? Do you devour recommendations from your favorite critic? Or do you read what your friends are reading? Or do you read books that win major awards? Or do you have some other systems in place? For me, I do not listen to critics. My friends and I have very different taste in books, so I often have no interest in reading what they are reading. I don’t necessarily pay attention to books that win awards. Sometimes I get recommendations from sales associates in Indigo, but that’s not that often. So how do I choose what to … [Read more...]

Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading

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Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading As I am writing this post, it is Canada Day, and I’m feeling very frustrated. Why? Have you ever been in a situation where you were set to work on a commitment to yourself, and there were all kinds of obstacles in your way? That’s what I am going through right now. Last week, I read a great tip about reading books faster by reading a print book while listening to the audio version at twice the speed. Imagine my delight when I discovered this tip! It seemed like a great idea to me, and one that would allow me to accelerate my … [Read more...]

How to Make Professional Development a Part of Your Day at Any Age

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How to Make Professional Development a Part of Your Day at Any Age You already have an over-scheduled day, and you always seem to be playing catch-up with your work, so how will you find time to make professional development a part of your day? The reality is that with the unprecedented rate of change, things will not slow down, and you will always be playing catch-up until you make adjustments in your life. Professional development is no longer something that is nice to do, it is something that you have to do so that you do not fall behind. I love learning, and professional development … [Read more...]

When people ask, “how do you find the time to read so many books?”

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When people ask, “how do you find the time to read so many books?” A question that I get asked all the time, is “How do you find the time to read so many books?” Because I view reading as one of life’s simple pleasures, I indulge myself all the time. And I would think it would be the same thing for those who enjoy doing other things. I do not while the time away reading books all day, I do have to work on projects because the bills have to be paid. Besides reading because it gives me pleasure, I also read for information and to further my knowledge about “something.” With the pace of … [Read more...]

Classic Literature Reading Game #theclassics

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Classic Literature Reading Game Reading can be a lot of fun, but why should you read, and how do you decide which books to read? We have provided countless lists of books to read, but I thought it would be fun to create the Classic Literature Reading Game, since that’s what I am reading this year. This game was inspired by Random House’s Reading Bingo (2014 Reading Bingo). Target to read a book each week, but if that seems like too much for you, how about you read at least one book every month? Another suggestion is to read all the books in one or two categories. How about if you chose … [Read more...]