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Quarantine Reading Feature.

WhatsApp Image 2020-05-08 at 14.16.56It was an honor to appear in today’s Business Daily Newspaper.Below is the original script:

What book(s) are you currently reading?

  1. An attitude of Excellence-Dr. Willey Jolley
  2. Pandemic 1918-Catharine Arnold
  3. Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur’s tale of the World’s Richest Princesses- Jane Amelia Larson
  4. In the Company of Women-Grace Bonney
Have you bought new books? (In the store, during past travels, are you in a book club or online?)
I stopped buying physical books last year as I maxed out my storage space. I purchase online and have also found it easier to have many books in a compact gadget.
Yes, I am in a book club called the 254 Bookclub, I also have my own blog for book reviews. (www.adanmathereader.wordpress.com)

Which is your favourite genre, and why?

  • Historical fiction because it allows my imagination to go to a place I have never been to. I have always loved History though.
  • Motivational because other people’s stories have a way of encouraging you to keep going especially when facing obstacles.
Is reading for leisure only or to add to your work?
Initially, it was mostly for leisure but the last two years have changed and it is both because I want to enjoy a fictional read, as well, I want to gain the knowledge and skill in line with my profession.

What do you make of reading and mental health during this global pandemic?
Reading is important but I think it also depends on what one is reading. In my case, I picked the Pandemic 1918, because I wanted to understand the effects of the Spanish flu and how it relates to the current situation. Knowledge is power and it gives one more confidence in handling certain situations.
On mental health, if you are reading the right things, I believe it becomes easier to stay calm and know the next course of action. Lastly, it is important to avoid information overload because there are so many sources, so exercising the wisdom on how much to take in especially information related to the current situation will help one stay sane and keep cool.

What’s the book on your bedside table?  Was it a recommendation and by who?
On Immunity: An Innoculation by Biss Eula, came highly recommended by a friend who is also in the book club. I am always confident in the books she recommends because she is also an avid reader.

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