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Spring Break is in the air. As the season changes new habits begin to grow. For the next 21 days I’m unplugging from the busyness of electronics and devouring 21 books. Upon completion of the books I’ll share reviews on these books.

Immediately after asking for encouragement from my friends they posted their concerns about my comprehension, the number of pages in the books, and speed reading. None of these are concerns for me. Here’s why.

Since third grade I’ve had a great ability to comprehend what I read. I’m not a speed reader and I did have a GREAT early education for reading comprehension. Each day after school I went to the public library, read two or three books, and repeated it the next day.

When I graduated high school I received an English scholarship for UC Berkeley.

Later as an adult I worked at two different libraries.

Reading is a lifelong habit for me

We don’t have cable television in my home, and I’m not a big fan of watching the news. This allows me opportunities to read before work and after dinner. In fact, from 7 PM until 11 PM when my eyes are tired.. I relax with four hours of reading time!


To keep myself from getting bored, I rotate book authors and themes. Changing reading rooms also beats the sense of boredom. Sometimes I’ll read on the sofa with a blanket, or in my favorite chair with a dog on my lap. I’ll jump into the recliner chair when its unoccupied.


I’m teaching myself to be focused, learning new ideas, and expanding my vocabulary. Encourage me!!

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