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    let’s take a walk

    → Let’s take a walk. So, before Quarantine-21, I was walking every day after dropping my kids at school. I realized that walking is my favorite exercise. The best 30 minutes I could give myself in the morning. I’m trying to do that in the country now, where we are hiding from the city. I’m still working things out to build that habit. I had a strong motivation before: going home. Right? But I believe that if you build the right mindset, you can do anything. That’s what I’m focusing on. Now, when I say that walking was the best 30 minutes I could give myself in the morning, I…

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    I’m gonna tell you the secret to raise bookworms.

    ⁣…and, with that, to raise better humans for the future.⁣ I have two kids. They’re 7 and 5. They both already love books and stories, but there’s a long way ahead for me to finish my master plan to turn them into bookworms, the biggest legacy I’ll leave them. Today is Children’s Book Day and Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. For that, I thought it was cool to tell you this secret: reading books to and with your children is the best gift you can give them. If you didn’t know that already, you’re welcome. And if you did, you’re smart. But here’s why reading with children is good for them:…

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    about reading nonfiction

    “In a world of endless entertainment, we often opt for guilty pleasures instead of educating ourselves. But how much of real value are those activities actually providing?” Michael Benninger @blinkist I’ve been listening to more #blinks lately. I’m not gonna do any ad here for the app, but I just wanted to highlight the fact. I’ve been craving more non-fiction books in my life, and those blinks have been helping me not only to think more and faster but also to find more books to educate myself. I know, we’re kinda saturated with the “educate yourself” bs. That’s a phrase that lost its value when people started using it to…

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    the next books to read

    • when all the next books you have to read are great, and you can’t decide which one you want to start reading, or the paradox of choice. READING UPDATE: I tackled Foucault’s Pendulum, The Art of Reading, and finished Crime and Punishment (ready for next week on #beardyread). What now? Now my Kindle full af with books I haven’t read. I’ve got ARCs, new releases, books to review, and I’m still flirting with two other paperbacks looking at me with puppy-dog eyes. The bag of books that I brought with me to the country doesn’t count because it has more reference books than anything else. Ok, so here are…

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    Book Club – Crime and Punishment (1)

    “There wasn’t a moment to lose. He took the axe out entirely, lifted it up high with both hands, barely feeling a thing, and, almost effortlessly, almost mechanically, brought the butt down on her head.” Dostoyevsky, in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT If you’re reading this book with me, we read the seven chapters of Part One, and we finished three chapters of Part Two at the weekend. But I should alert the spoiler anyways. Here we go to the first #beardyread post of the year. So, it’s early July, exceptional heat, evening. We meet Raskolnikov, a young man who’s full of pride, he’s scornful, irritated with the heat and odor of…