My Books & I: A Glimpse of Our Relationship- #3

Growing up, my mom always told me “readers are leaders” and “the more I read, the more I am open to knowledge”. We had a desk with books which served as a mini-library at home when I was still a teenager.

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A few of my friends 😄

However, now we have a whole room filled with diverse genres of literature. This sparked up and constantly fuels the reading culture I have harnessed over time.

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Due to consistent reading, some are worn out ☹️

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A few newbies and oldies 😂

Thank you sweet girl @merit.ahama for the invitation. Furthermore, these are my responses to the questions posed by @Hive Book Club

What is My Favourite Time to Read?

I would say my favorite times to read are very early in the morning and very late at night.

In the morning, I enjoy reading between 4:30 am to 6:30 am because I assimilate with speed and flow with the book better, everyone is still asleep so there is little to no noise or distractions, and I feel refreshed, alert, and ready to receive the goodness of such literature.

At night, I enjoy reading between 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm because I would have had dinner by 7:00 pm latest, taken a refreshing bath, responded to chats from the day, my mind and body is in a state of calm, and I will be mentally and physically prepared to read up a few chapters before bedtime.

I enjoy reading certain books either in the morning while some others at night. For example, I preferred to read the book “The Smart Money Tribe by Arese Ugwu” in the early hours of the morning. This is a finance book that uses relatable African women's stories and journeys to teach a person proper financial management. “Faith and the City by Jennifer Ruisch” is a book I enjoyed reading in the evening because of its rather light, playful writing style.

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My niece ruined my paperback 😀

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Had fun reading this...

What makes me enjoy a book?

I have a unique yet diverse taste in books. I read books according to my mood at the time. By mood, I mean where I am mentally, emotionally, and physically.

For instance, if I am in the mood to be inspired, educated, or learn new information, I seek these attributes in these books around this timeline. Sometimes, I just want to be entertained, intrigued by the drama, swept by the love scenes as a hopeless romantic, moved by the suspense that keeps me desiring more, and elated by the high feeling I enjoy from these books.

Hence, my enjoyment of a book comes from how much it appeals to my mood per time and the satisfaction derived from timely consuming such material.

Three books I am currently reading interchangeably are, “The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene”, “The Power of Being a Woman by Michelle Mckinney Hammond”, and “I kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris”.

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The insights within are just incredible!

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Currently enjoying this read 😊

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Still getting into the groove of this one...

Do I like to read outdoors, before bed, or on the bus on my way to work?

Realistically speaking, I read anywhere and at any time depending on various factors or reasons at play.

I set reading goals and try to effectively manage my time to accomplish this set goal. However, life has its way of springing up impromptu or last-minute surprises that can change the course of my day. At that moment, if I miss out or would miss out on my favorite reading time (early in the morning and late in the night), I readjust and fit in that activity in another time slot.

For instance, when I wake up late, I listen to audiobooks through apps like Amazon Kindle and Headway while driving to work in the morning or during my lunch break, or while preparing for dinner in the evening. That way, I still get to meet my reading target for the day.

Also, I read while waiting. It helps me stay patient, achieve my reading goals, engage in a pastime activity, and manage my time effectively. I do this while waiting for my flight at the airport, waiting to be attended to in a bank, office, etc.

This morning I listened to an audio summary of “The 5 Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman”, which I have read the full book before now.

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I recommend this book...

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The audio summary version

Do I focus on Character Development, thoughtful messages, or the level of intrigue a plot generates in me?

Like I earlier stated, it honestly depends on diverse things and different times. It can be really thorough when looking for a particular dimension of a book based on my mood and can sometimes miss out on other areas because of my focus at the time.

I have read the same book a couple of times and with each read of the same book, I discover a new dimension to it.

So Yes, character development, suspense, plot twists, inspirational or motivational messages, etc appeal to my focus depending on what I seek at that time.

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Thank you so much for these thought-provoking questions.

I am thrilled to participate in this challenge. This is my entry for the community post of the @HiveBookClub Community Challenge.

I invite @karla154 & @young-boss-karin to join this challenge. 😊

Kindly share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Thank you for your time.

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P.S: All photos are mine 🌹



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The Smart Money Tribe, Smart Miney woman and 5 love languages. I loved them. Thanks for the tag, this is my second tag so I guess I don't have a choice anymore 😆

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Lol. I didn't see your entry ohhh 😒
Thanks for stopping by ❤️

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Oh my! So you're a book person too? This is beautiful and your little library is a luxury compared to my few books lying down there.

So many recommendations and I must say you make me want to read all of them already... I'll check out one to get started and I'm thinking of the book written by Chapman 😅

Nicely written dear, all the best in the contest

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Chapman's books are always a blessing.
Ride on hun 😄

Thank you 💛

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How interesting to read according to the mood, certainly we are not always in the mood to read a particular type of book or story. Very interesting your post, I wish you good luck in the contest!

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Indeed.
Thank you for your time.

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Always wanted to read that book by Robert Greene. What a great reading space! Your mom also has great wisdom 🥰

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You should read it. It is pure bliss.
My mom is truly exceptional.

Thank you for dropping by ❤️

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You have a lot of books there! And worn-out books mean they are being read as opposed to keeping them in pristine condition but no one getting the benefits of what's inside of their pages :) I love that you also listen to audiobooks too. They can be great especially when we are busy driving or with something else and we can only listen :)

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Yes, audiobooks are great.
Thank you for reading.

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I see that you really like to read. :)
And when you say you like to read some books early in the morning, I remember that when I was younger and I was in college when I had to read study material, I liked to do it very early in the morning to assimilate it faster.

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This makes a lot of sense.
Thank you for your time.

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Realmente eres una lectora activa, me encanto la biblioteca de tu casa, además del grato espacio donde esta que se puede disfrutar gratamente de la lectura, comparto lo que dices que dependiendo de tu estado de animo, el mismo libro puede arrojarte diferente perspectivas, eso sucede cuando leemos las sagradas escrituras, vamos a conseguir del mismo versículo un sin fin de respuestas. Fue muy grato leerte mi apreciada amiga @peaq te deseo éxito en el concurso. Bendiciones🙏🏻🤗🌹

You really are an active reader, I loved your home library, in addition to the pleasant space where it is that you can pleasantly enjoy reading, I share what you say that depending on your state of mind, the same book can throw you different perspectives, that it happens when we read the holy scriptures, we are going to get endless answers from the same verse. It was very pleasant to read you my dear friend @peaq I wish you success in the contest. Blessings🙏🏻🤗🌹

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Oh, mi siempre adorable y dulcísima @cochanet
Siempre espero tus amables y refrescantes palabras.
Incluso con la biblioteca, a veces prefiero leer en mi cama.

Te envío toneladas de amor y abrazos.

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Yo te los retorno cargados de bendiciones. 🙏🏻🤗🌹

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From Finance Finesse to Tom Sawyer ;D
That "What On Earth Am I Here For?" caught my attention - did you get answers to that question?

I love that you called books friends - they truly are
Friends who share all kinds of secrets, messages and ideas ;D

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From Finance Finesse to Tom Sawyer ;D

I like an array of topics to read on...

That "What On Earth Am I Here For?" caught my attention - did you get answers to that question?

50% there and still answering 😅

Indeed we share a deep bond with books.
Thank you so much for your precious time.

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Thank you for your support.

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You are welcome

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For example, I preferred to read the book “The Smart Money Tribe by Arese Ugwu” in the early hours of the morning. This is a finance book that uses relatable African women's stories and journeys to teach a person proper financial management.

Wait a minute, is the smart money woman different from the smart money tribe? I have read the former not the later.

are, “The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene”, “The Power of Being a Woman by Michelle Mckinney Hammond”, and “I kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris”.

Robert Greene is my lover... Lol. I read his books almost everyday.

I would love to read the other two books I quoted from your post. Do you think I can get at least the soft copies?

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smart money woman different from the smart money tribe?

The former is the first sequel while the latter is the second sequel.

Robert Greene is my lover

A truly gifted author.

I would love to read the other two books I quoted from your post. Do you think I can get at least the soft copies?

Yes, you can. I have the pdf of the first one. I have the hard copy of the second one.
Message me on telegram?

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We have many things in common in terms of our relationship with books. I too can read 3 books at the same time, at first I thought I would go crazy but it has definitely made me more flexible when learning new things. I didn't mention it because I thought I was too self-centered hahaha silly me, I still have some emotional growing to do.

Your publication is very nice, the pictures are beautiful, besides being a writer you can also be a photographer, you deserve to be the winner of some of the awards for your performance and commitment.

You remind me of me when I started in hive, this time I still have to read some stories of the contest, I will do it calmly because I have a lot of commitments at home "taking care of grandma" and in other areas.

Thank you for participating and for your energy and vigor. @peaq

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Wow.
This totally made my entire day.
Reading your lovely words almost brought tears to my eyes because I pretty much had a rough week but to read these words just made me so emotional in a very good way.

I am glad we have things in common.
I hope I can do better and keep growing as the time progresses.
I wish you all the very best in Hive and life as a whole.

My love to grandma 🌹.

Thank you so so much for investing your time to read and comment on my post.
I am indeed grateful @soyunasantacruz

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Concuerdo contigo cuando dices: “He leído el mismo libro un par de veces y con cada lectura del mismo libro, descubro una nueva dimensión.” A veces en una segunda mirada advierto nuevos aspectos que me hacen reflexionar sobre la vida o entender, de forma más clara, los acontecimientos y las razones de actuar de los personajes. El estado anímico condiciona la elección de una lectura y su forma de abordaje. Un gusto saludarte.

I agree with you when you say: "I have read the same book a couple of times and with each reading of the same book, I discover a new dimension." Sometimes in a second glance I notice new aspects that make me reflect on life or understand, more clearly, the events and the reasons for acting of the characters. The state of mind determines the choice of a reading and its approach. A pleasure to greet.

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Very true.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

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It is nice to grow up in a home where reading is valued. Many people like to read early in the morning, but I get up late, I read more in the evening hours. Something I have discovered is audiobooks, they help me to rest my eyes. I really enjoyed reading your post, dear. Be well. A big hug from Maracay.

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Something I have discovered is audiobooks, they help me to rest my eyes.

This is so true.
Thank you so so much for stopping by.
Bigger hugs from Pearl 😉

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Lovely write-ups for the recommendation :-) I'm going to see if The 5 Love Languages is on Audible as I have a few credits in my account.

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