This afternoon I finally had enough energy and time to bike into town to pay a visit to the bookstore and spend the €100 book coupons I won with my short story many months ago. I spent an hour inside the bookshop to browse and this is what I bought. I went slightly over budget, but mainly because I found a book about a unicorn that says no to everything (Neehoorn in Dutch). I simply had to buy that one for Daughter.

Next challenge: finding the energy and time to read them all 😉


Door |2021-06-05T17:43:28+02:005 juni 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

I finished reading a book (171)

Ten years ago, the title for this post would be odd. Ten years ago I read books all the time, so probably finished reading two books every week. These past few years, reading a book became more like a marathon less like a sprint. Lack of energy to keep my focus is the main culprit since putting Daughter on this world.

The past few weeks the combination of stay at home measurements and the kid returning to daycare (and starting school), have proven to be circumstances to get me back into reading. The books I chose to buy and start reading are all an aid towards a better understanding of the topics I’m working on: using less data surveillance technology, become better at storytelling. Today I managed to finish one of those books. On asking better questions using Socratic techniques. After breakfast I settled back on my bed and finished it before lunchtime. I can’t remember the time I read so many hours uninterrupted. Hoping for more of those days!

Door |2020-06-19T14:22:16+02:0019 juni 2020|366, flow|0 Reacties

Books beat facebook

I needed to spread the word about my podcast, therefore I logged in on facebook more often these past two weeks. Of course I scrolled through the stream for a bit and came to the conclusion I don’t miss a lot by not scrolling through my timeline. Instead, I’ve been enjoying reading books. I even started reading a (non-fiction) book that was on my to read list for more than fifteen years. Longform wins. In the end.

Door |2020-01-21T10:20:27+02:0021 januari 2020|deze dag|1 Reactie
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