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a wishful bookworm

There is something I would like to make mandatory, for all human beings.  A required hour of reading everyday.  Everyone has to do it.  Read in some form, a book, an audiobook, a comic book, I don’t care! That way, I can read these amazing books I cannot find time to dive into.

This morning, I started a new one.  “The Book of Strange New Things” by Michel Faber.

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Eight pages in and I want to cancel whatever’s on my schedule for the next 24 hours, just so I can read it straight through.  I.  Love.  Books.  My teacher in grade school thought I would be an introvert with no friends when they saw me reading on the playground @ recess.  Little did they know, I preferred to fall into a novel, to get immersed in another world.  There would be time for friends, and kissing boys, and getting scraped up later on.

Priorities people, priorities.

It’s good to get lost in another world sometimes.

xo,

e

P.S.  Yes, I rent books from the library.  I can’t justify spending $25 on a book.  Unless if I love it and want my kids to read it one day… then I will be the first in line at Barnes and Noble, clutching the life out of those pages.

P.P.S.  Little fact : I memorized my library card number at the age of nine so I could reserve books online more efficiently, I still know it to this day. #proud

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knowledge really is power.

Many years ago my father turned me on to the idea of watching a single TED video a day.  What’s a TED video you ask?  TED videos are ideas worth spreading.  Five, ten, sometimes twenty-minute videos showcasing someone average standing in front of an audience, sometimes showing slides, talking about a topic that they are head over heels passionate about.  They are riveting talks about remarkable people, free to the world.  Many years ago I started to watch these videos, everything from extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish to flying robots.  Every time I watch a TED video, I feel empowered.  A little bit smarter.  A tad more intelligent.

 

And more than that, I get excited all over again about this amazing world we live in.  About how that saying :you can do anything you put your mind to: is SO freaking true!  The world is our oyster!  I now have the TED app on my iPhone, iPad, and bookmarked as a favorite site on my Pro.  If you can find one ten-minute segment out of each day, to enlighten yourself and take in a passionate talk about something, anything, you will be become a better, more informed person.  I swear.

 

Today’s TED talk was hilarious.  And sometimes they are.  Not only do I get to learn something, but I get to laugh-out-loud, too?  Sign me up.

Take 9 minutes and 15 seconds out of your day to watch.

I hope you enjoy it – you can thank me later.  xo

 

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