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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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My Brilliant Friend

As already promised, this is my review of the book “My brilliant friend”. The original one in Italian is “L’amica geniale” written by Elena Ferrante.  While in Albanian you find it with the title“Mikesha gjeniale”.
Who has had the chance to see my post on Instagram/Facebook yesterday, is already aware of my  fascination.

I am not really sure of my accuracy on this review since I read it in Albanian. The translation is of a very good quality, though. It flows naturally, it looks so organic, so flawless making the reading such a good and enjoyable experience. Plus it’s more convenient as it costs less.  The publishing  house is Pegi, which also happens to be one of the most professional, rigorous publishing houses in Albania. (My personal opinion)

This review is from a plain reader’s point of view (that would be me, yeeeeaaah)and I repeat again, it was an amazing read. I know that it has been reviewed from experts, literature critics and important celebrities/media, also making it a bestseller, but this is not the point really. As there are lots of best sellers that suck (at least to me), but this one is really good and it had me hooked up from the start.

First, I need to tell you something. I had quite lost the sense of reading a novel, since the past year I have been more focused on psychology/social or even economics books which involved matter of fact realities, experiments, studies, statistics… you get the drill. Continue reading My Brilliant Friend

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I don’t feel like writing

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Photo by Gaelle Marcel

 

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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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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