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A habit

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell?

My father gave me an advice when I was very young: read at least twenty minutes every day no matter how busy you are. Don’t let pass a day without reading a good book. Now it’s a habit for me. Read every day.

Dad was a Journalist, writer and Literature Teacher. He left us an extensive library. So we have plenty to choose among the classics and the XX Century authors. There are also a lot of good books to read out there. When I find myself with problems about what to choose I don’t mind to reread one of the great books I enjoyed the most.

About my early years, I remember being an avid reader of juvenile novels as the point to have serious problems to stop reading to study for my exams. Somehow I managed to succeed in my grades.

when I was 12 or 13 I had an operation in my leg because of a tumor in a bone. I spent three months at home, without go to school. My dad introduced me to great books and authors: The Pearl, The Old Man and the Sea, and many more… Since then, I’ve never stopped reading.

Reader’s Block.

 

Author:

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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