Friday, February 20, 2009


Today with so many distractions and many mode of entertainment including laughing our heads off listening to the politicians’ verbal diarrhea, the number of people who read regularly is dwindling. How do we make sure it is not a dying art?

1) Make it a point to ask others what they are reading. When a few friends were talking about The Secret, I had to read it. Busybody ma! want to know secrets!

2) If a movie that is based on a book, interests you, get the book! Da Vinci Code came to mind; oh no it was the other way round, read the book first!

3) Read the book review sections of newspapers. If something sounds interesting, check them out. Grandfather stories by Lim Goh Tong and Lee Kuan Yew!

4) Visit the library. I have a habit checking the re-shelving carts to see what others are reading! Recently read To Kill The Mockingbird and 45 Years Under ISA, picked up from these carts!

5) Keep an eye out for used book sales.

6) Go to the bookstore.

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