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PocketBook Touch HD 3 e-reader review

A few months ago I bought a PocketBook Touch HD 3 e-reader. In this blog I give you the pros and cons after using the e-reader for two months. Reading happens to be one of...
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Reeder 4 for iOS review

The legendary Google Reader was discontinued in 2013. That was a year before I discovered the power of using RSS newsreaders. I started using the Feedly newsreader and was quite happy with that. But...
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A few years ago I came across an interesting text that really inspired me. I was listening to an old audio file of the British philosopher Alan Watts in which he teaches meditation. At...
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I used to be a reader. When the internet entered my life the digital screen replaced the paper book. Now I scroll, scan headlines, look at pictures and read short snippets of text on...
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Where the Crawdads Sing – book review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I picked up this book simply for the reason it has been in the New York Times Bestseller list for quite a while now. That made me...
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The Overstory is the best book I have read recently

Somehow I never really got around to reading books in recent years. Now I try to read fifteen minutes every day before going to bed. And on weekends or days off, I try to...
ikigai

Ikigai: the happiness of always being busy – book review

I just finished reading: 'Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. What is it about? Should you read it? Did I find my ikigai? In this blog I will give you...
Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered...
a good story

Never underestimate the power of a good story

Storytelling is a lot more than just a recitation of facts and events. A good story grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the end. Never underestimate the power of a good story....
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Five benefits of keeping a daily journal

One of the habits I try to develop is keeping a daily journal. Not a ‘dear diary’ but just a short record of my day with a few details. I have been doing that...

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