Tag Archives: reading

The Girl with the Book

Lisbon, in the garden of Palácio Fronteira, on a late afternoon. Under a canopy of wisteria, there is a girl reading a book. It is both a beautiful and a soothing sight. How nice that people find leisure to escape … Continue reading

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My favorite view

Reading The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler in the Central Park in Chișinău in Moldova. If a city has a quiet park where I can read for a few hours every day, I am happy. Chișinău has even a dozen or … Continue reading

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Reading by the Lake

One thing that Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca is missing is a library or a bookshop. Because it’s a perfect place to read. Luckily, I never go on a trip without a few books in my backpack. Where else … Continue reading

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The three books that influenced me the most

When I was recruited to give a speech at the TEDx conference in Targu Mures, Romania, I was asked to submit a list of the three books that influenced me the most. I have read hundreds, maybe thousands of books, and from … Continue reading

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My Encounters with Mexican Literature

Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican writer, has the following quote attributed to him: Writing is a struggle against silence. Of his many books, I have only read Aura and I wish he had remained silent. Whenever I visit a country, I try to … Continue reading

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Breakfast Table

Every day the internet gets congested because millions of people upload photos of their breakfast: freshly pressed orange juice or coffee in which the chocolate powder forms a satanic sign. A healthy muesli or a swordfish filet. Eggs and bacon. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Wine-Dark Sea” by Leonardo Sciascia

Whenever I move to a new country, I not only read guidebooks and history books, but I also try to find some novels and stories which portray my new domicile, whether in its contemporary age or in the past. When … Continue reading

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Books are still cool

The stage at this year’s Tomorrowland Music Festival in Boom, Belgium: You can’t do that with all your I-Pads, Kindles and e-readers, can you?

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Take your time with good books

I love to read books. So much that I sometimes even read several books at the same time. I also like to talk about books with other readers, I like to receive new suggestions on what to read next and make … Continue reading

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Print is King

I have some information stored on 3.5-inch discs, but I can’t find a computer that still has a slot for these floppy discs. With my old phone, I had taken some cool photos, but I can’t retrieve them because I … Continue reading

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