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Have You Ever Stopped Reading ?

Have you ever stopped reading? I have and it was such an unusual and uncomfortable time for me. I was in my early ’40s. I would start a book and couldn’t finish it! And this went on for quite a few months. And for a lifelong reader this was like a punishment. I felt so out of sorts and unlike myself. Strangely, it seemed to coincide with my getting married, moving to a new home and a new city. Was it stress, I wondered? But reading has always been my number was to destress! A few months later, I found

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Sammy Sahni #ReadersSpeak

Today on #ReadersSpeak, it’s my pleasure to introduce to you the lovely Sammy Sahni, author and expressive arts therapy practitioner. You can find her at Social Dragonfly. Sammy is always brimming with fresh ideas and creating new initiatives and is an inspiring woman who is a pleasure know. Sammy Sahni On average, how many books do you read in a year? 30-40 Do you think it helps to take part in reading challenges and/or to have a reading target for the year? I prefer a community reading together like my book club and this encourages me to read more with

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Lisa Burgess #ReadersSpeak

After my three part series on Bloggers Who Read as part of the #ReadersSpeak feature here, I took a break. Today, I’m really glad to be back and featuring a lovely blogger, Lisa Burgess, who I connected with online with at the start of this year. Lisa blogs at Lisa Notes and is an avid reader. I love her thoughtful posts and I’m a regular participant on her One Word 2021 link up, which helps me to focus on my word more mindfully. Lisa Burgess #ReadersSpeak On average, how many books do you read in a year? I usually read

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Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 3

Today we come to Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 3 – the final instalment in the #ReadersSpeak posts for now. Today, I’m happy to feature three lovely bloggers who love to read. Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 3 Shinjini – The Modern Gypsy Artist, tarot reader, writer, and seeker of soul, Shinjini blogs at Modern Gypsy. On average, how many books do you read in a year? About 20. Do you think it helps to take part in reading challenges and/or to have a reading target for the year? For me, personally, it’s debatable. I do set reading targets for

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Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post in this series, the #ReadersSpeak posts for the next few weeks (every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) will feature bloggers. Today, in Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 2, we meet Reema D’Souza and Shilpa Garg. Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 2 Reema D’Souza Reema blogs at The Write World and is an avid reader who also curates Bibliophiles of Bangalore. On average, how many books do you read in a year? 30-40 Do you think it helps to take part in reading challenges and/or to have a reading target for the

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Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 1

I started the #ReadersSpeak feature last year but haven’t been able to sustain it this year. I decided to restart it – every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month – and what better way to begin than asking bloggers who are readers to share their their thoughts on books. For the next few #ReadersSpeak posts you’ll meet a couple of bloggers each time and read what they have to say on their love for books. Bloggers Who Are Readers Part 1 Apeksha Rao Apeksha is not just a reader, but also an author. Her book, Along Came A Spyder,

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