Reading as a good passtime


Since I don’t have time to read during the school year, I am often forced to read during the breaks. Last year I spent a considerable amount of time working on my personal training certification so I had no time to read. This time around I aimed at reading as much as I can, with many of my books selected ahead of time. I started with reading some of the books which were partially completed like The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins and Cosmos by Carl Sagan. Once out of the way I move to reading books in particular areas of interest such as neuroscience, philosophy, physics, biology etc. Most notably, I started with Braintrust by Patricia Churchland and Mirroring People by Marco Iacoboni. Admittedly, I enjoyed both of them thoroughly, even though they took some considerable time to understand. But nevertheless they garnered enough insight and knowledge in me that I am glad to have chosen them in my big reading project. So as it stands now, I have completed 7 books in two weeks (which I shall post pictures and data on below). I’m aiming at finishing upwards of 20-30 by the time school starts again in August. With the rate at which I am moving I should be able to achieve this end no problem. But in the meantime I am reminded of a great quote which I remember when I find myself drifting away from the content I am reading:

 “It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.”

-Confucius

 

 

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About insightsofmind

Hello my name is Jerome and welcome to my blog. Here you will find various media and articles on assorted topics from around the world and some of my own personal interests. I’ve made this blog so you too can enjoy the topics and issues I examine and discuss in detail here. On occasion, I will only post bits and pieces for I am a busy guy. But when I get the time I always try to post as much material as possible. Now that you’re here take the time to look around and see if there’s anything that peaks your interest. Some material you will find will be pictures; others will be videos and articles. I’ve tried to offer a wide variety of mediums so that you the viewer can find the one that most suits you. And I hope with the time you’ve taken to at least read this you are already interested in what I have posted here. Thanks for your time.
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