Day 205


The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain

It’s 9: 51 PM on day 205 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Uppumavu – an Indian dish made of rava. The name is an amalgam of two words : “salt” and “flour – and bananas for breakfast, semi-undress myself – I was so happy when I got my left-hand out of the sleeve of my shirt and I know I could’ve taken my whole shirt off had my mother not barged into bathroom and insisted on doing it for me I’ve got to make her understand that even although I don’t need her help as much as I used to I would always need her – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself rice and curry for lunch, watch TV, feed myself Chapati – an unleavened flatbread – and baked beans for dinner and continue reading Engaging The Enemy by Nora Roberts – I started reading it on vacation and I have to say reading a 2-in-1 book isn’t as weird as I thought it would be 🙂

Today lying on my bed with a book in hand it occurred to me that reading gives birth to empathy with that said I would like to invite you to participate in my 38-Week Reading Challenge all you have to do is read one book for every week that is left in 2011. Are you an illiterate who can read?

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4 responses to “Day 205

  1. That’s a gauntlet, Nisha! A GAUNTLET!

  2. So here’s the deal I have for you. Deals require some give and some take.
    You read every post I write and comment on it. Just comment from your heart. And I’ll read one book per week.

    If you stop reading and commenting on my posts, I can stop reading books. If we have a deal, just tweet me on Twitter: We got a deal.

  3. Nisha, I agree with Stan ~ that’s a gauntlet! Nevertheless, I accept your challenge! Admittedly, the challenge for me is not so much reading a book a week as it is ensuring I finish a book each week as, typically, I read 6-8 books/month simultaneously ~ combined, at times, with sporadic, but sudden bursts of energy devoted to a particular book that I just have to read … NOW! With my reading style, it is not uncommon for me to finish as many as 3 books on a particular day, all started a week or two earlier (hence, my challenge).

    Do you mark up your books as you read them? I do, with great gusto/fanfare! The more marks, the ‘better’ the book, at least for me. The vast majority of my reading is devoted to nonfiction. A recent exception is Sherman Alexie’s ‘The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian.’

    My readings typically fall within one of these genres/major topic areas: Native America, spirituality and religion, leadership/servant leadership, philosophy and timeless wisdom, progressive education/learning, virtue, and children’s classics.

    Perhaps we should line up a book or two that all three of us read in the same week!

    Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement, Nisha! Hugs.

    • No I don’t … it just never crossed my mind to do that. I read this book a year or two ago called A New Earth: Creating A Better Life by Eckhart Tolle I highly reccomend it to everyone I meet and I think you would enjoy it greatly as well. You’re very welcome… happy reading 🙂

      Yours truly,
      Nisha

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