Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Episodes on the bus :)

April 29, 2011

Yesterday I was running late, so when I got out of the train with a pizza peace in my hand and I saw the bus I needed blinking away from his spot, I ran really fast and got in there. The driver was making a gesture like “get out” or something, I was still holding the pizza and I’ve thought that he was trying to say that I can’t eat in there, so I put it in the paper bag and went in. Then he explained to me, that this spot was only for deboarding and I shouldn’t be getting in the bus here, but on the other side on the station, where the boarding spot is. There is a sign that points that out.

Me: “Ops, well that’s what happens when you’re in a hurry and can’t read the signs :)”

Out of this he heard, that I can’t read. So he went on and on about how could a person get through life without knowing how to read, and how could this be possible, I look so smart, I have glasses, it’s a shame that I can’t read, how many advantages I would have if I could read etc. I’ve tried to explain it to him, but he just wouldn’t shut up, not even to take a breath or so. So for 20 Min. I’ve listened about the advantages of being capable to read and how all these foreign persons really need to learn to read etc.

So kinds – learn how to read, it’s really important 😉 !

The Gift of Time :)

October 26, 2010

Wink, wink to all super fans of FRIENDS: “I’ve been given the gift of time” 😉

So seriously, I’m amazed how much you can read on the ferry/bus/train, when you have to travel long enough. The commute can be really useful and educating. In a week I’ve read what I usually read in a month. If you want to read more, here are two super efficient tips:

1. Have a 1-hour commute with convenient seats.

2. Do NOT have internet at home.

Use with caution! 😉

About… books :)

February 24, 2010

I loveeee books. Although I don’t read a lot. I don’t have the time and even if I do sometimes I want to make something else that involves more moving etc. I read only when I want to, when it’s the time to read.

I enjoy buying books spontaneous. So I can follow my intuition and buy the books that want to be read.  Otherwise I can also buy a book, that I don’t want to read right now, but in a couple of years- just when the time is right…

I also enjoy reading one book again and again- it’s a different book when you read it at the age of 15 and at the age of 22 years 🙂 Or to read one book in different languages. I’ll try to learn spanish, so that I can read “Cien años de soledad” .

That’s my way to make reading and books special, to appreciate them. And I think that’s important. I’ll hate it if books become fast intellectual stimulation, or worse- just entertainment. They are made to give you time and opportunity to let your imagination flow and to enjoy other worlds and dimensions, not to be just some entertaining snacks in your lunch-breaks…

So what’s your attitude towards books?