Tag Archives: reading

Hard to Concentrate

It’s been so hard to concentrate. I bring a book to my chemo sessions and so far after 8 sessions I haven’t read a single word. Somehow the brain fog is even worse during the session. It feels like a … Continue reading

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No Refuge

I used to like reading in a mall while waiting for my companion, but these days all the food outlets and cafés seem to be blasting music. Haven’t they heard of mood music?The people running the place must love the … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Distractions

With the proliferation of the internet and smart phone in our lives, well my life at least, I find myself constantly distracted. Also this constant need to be entertained (which is so easy with the smart phone that it’s becoming … Continue reading

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Waning Concentration in the Age of the iPhone

I often feel like I’ve stagnated if I don’t work on improving myself. But often it’s so much easier to give advice then to take it. You see, I am trying to live up to my moniker ‘bookjunkie’ by getting … Continue reading

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Too Early for New Year Resolutions?

I went ahead anyway since as we all know, time is arbitrary. I am now thinking it will help if I just focus on one thing a month. Somehow when you don’t focus your efforts get diluted. You can read … Continue reading

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3 Wish List Things that gasp, don’t include an iPad or iPhone

Warning: Indulgent and materialistic post up ahead. If fairy godmothers who give out commercial products existed, these are 3 things I would wish for right now. Surprisingly not an iPad or an iPhone, neither of which I own and which … Continue reading

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Can you Recall the Books You’ve Read?

I use my blog like a memory device, because I am old and when I look back I want evidence that I didn’t completely fritter my time away. Sorry that the blog’s becoming totally self indulgent and I forgot my … Continue reading

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Yann Martel: The Literate Leader

This video made me wonder what PM Lee is reading. Or all our ministers for that fact. That would be a fascinating revelation. Some people felt that Yann Martel was being pretentious, but I think he had every right as … Continue reading

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Books: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown is a book by Salman Rushdie who won the booker of bookers for Midnight’s Children. This was an almost 400 page book and I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Actually I took more than 2 … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Read so far in 2011 and 3 word reviews

I only like reading reviews after I have read a book.  Decided to do 3 word reviews of the books I’ve read instead.  No chance of spoilers that way. I really need to pick it up as I’ve only read … Continue reading

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