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How to see the world

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I am not going to teach you how… No one is going to do that, however there are means by which you can learn more on how to see the world and what’s happening around you.
The book “How to see the world” by Nicholas Mirzoeff looks like a short manual or guide that contains some basic information, you absolutely need to know but at the same time the definitions, notions are fully explained with details, examples, situations, history circumstances and events.

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I don’t feel like writing

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After some stressful days, I don’t feel like writing. I know, it’s a therapy and letting things out helps, and no, I don’t think it’s some kind of block I am having.  I have plenty of ideas inside my creative factory, but I need to take my time with my thoughts and not forcing words and rushing posts. I don’t expect my posts to be perfect, they are not and it’s not my aim, but I want to feel… you know like: “I feel good about the work I just completed!”.

More perplexing is that I have the “READING NON STOP” urge. Plus, I am usually the type of “one book at a time” but I am reading more than one…

I consider it as an experiment, breaking my old habit. I thought that at least the book topics should be different, in order to avoid entanglement or confusion. Yeah, let’s see if I will really like it this way. Obviously I will let you know 🙂

What am I reading?

“Misbehaving” Richard H.Thaler

“The Sense of Style” Steven Pinker

xoxo #kristinakoti

P.S. Too many quotations marks in this post! >.<

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My Motivation Heroes

It can be from the people we surround ourselves with, from celebrities and their biographies, movies, song lyrics, and books.
So this what I am talking about today, my list of motivating books.  You are probably  thinking that I don’t read that much… considering the length of the list, haha. True, I should probably read more and I am looking forward to add more and more motivating titles to this humble list. To me this is “crème de la crème” so far. Oh, needless to say that you are absolutely free to share yours in the comments.

Here we go with the mind stretching bunch:

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Why some people don’t read… What?

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The perfect set for vacations 😀

 

The title might sound a bit confusing, since we often read articles about:

Why people read? Why some of us love to read? Why should we read? What are the benefits of reading? And so on.

However I have never truly nor seriously explored the reasons why some people don’t read or don’t like to read.

I won’t list reasons such as lack of time, honestly that’s bulls*** . We all have very busy schedules, but some manage to find the time to read 50 pages/day and thinking of which, it’s not even that much to ask. So stop making up excuses, if you don’t like to, or don’t want to just say so, there is nothing wrong with it.

I have my moments as well, you know. But I get back from the hiatus, as I feel the urge to read again, as like my soul misses something essential to breathe and my mind feels poor and depleted.

Ok, then enough with me and straight to the point:

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Building IShull

It will probably be some nonsense rambling, but when I replay “Island” in my head or “Ishull” in Albanian…
I finally get conscious about one thing. Everyone can have his/her own islands. My home is an island, my tiny untidy room with clothes, accessories, shoes everywhere which mum goes crazy about is my island.
And inside my island there are dozens of other islands, little and infinite, my books.
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