I am an avid reader. OK scrap that. I am a compulsive reader. Really, ask my wife. I will read anywhere and everywhere. I probably read at least three hours every day. For me its more than just "reading". Every time I pick up a book I see myself s having a conversation with the author! I get to meet and look inside the heart and mind of some of the most interesting people around. I also have an insatiable appetite to learn.
Every now and then someone will ask me what I am reading, so I guess I wanted to share with you all what my daily reading habits are. I use my iPad every day, and these are my favourite reading spots on this tablet:
- The Bible – Usually early morning reading. (I try to read the Bible consistently and systematically and so I always want to make that the main item of reading for me. I have even followed some of the more radical Bible reading plans that have you read through the Bible every three months.)
- The Economist. This newspaper will make you quite knowledgeable in a vast variety of subjects. It is well worth your time and money.
- Le Monde – I love the french language. Again the iPad is great for this sort of thing.
- El Pais – I know, I'm sorry.
- Gibraltar Chronicle – All about my home town.
- The Guardian newspaper – Not that this necessarily pigeonholes me politically.
I also use a news app called Fluent News
that aggregates news from a variety of sources.
Apart from that, I usually read from my Kindle
, when I am at the beach or by the pool of my local rowing club (a daily habit in the summer). At the moment I am reading "The Personal MBA"
by Josh Kaufmann.
At night I will usually read books (real ones….. like, the paper ones) either biographies, books on leadership or on theology, and I also tend to be reading several books at once.
I also follow an insane number of Blogs using Google Reader
. I am trying to cut down on this but I get withdrawal symptoms every time I cut down drastically. This aspect of my reading tends to be more impulsive and less disciplined than the rest.
Apart from this I love using Twitter, and can be seen around Facebook quite a bit too, but social media is probably stuff for another blog post.
Please pray for my wife.
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