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How to get BACK to Reading.

I needed to break the hiatus that was rapidly building in my reading.

I was struggling to complete a book! I mean, just one book!

I tried reading several books but stopped after the first few chapters for most of them; I could tell I was struggling. After weeks of hoping and waiting for this phase to end with me falling right back in love with my books, I decided to try something different.

I settled for something that checked all the boxes on the list below .

  1. Read something light – no pressure.

  2. Read something you like/love

  3. Read for 15 mins daily.

Read something light – no pressure: This was to break the ice. My default books are non-fiction books on business, entrepreneurship, self-development and emotional intelligence as they almost always leave me with things I could adopt right away. This time, I decided to try something else… I decided to read a novel. The books that endeared me to reading when I was a kid. The kind of books that leave you light, smiling to yourself and/or reading for hours without feeling like it’s some sort of work.

Read something you like/love: I like a lot of my non-fiction books as this site will show you, but right now, I needed to check out other genres that I loved and which also checked the first box – Something light – no pressure. I remember reading so many novels as a child and teenager, and I’ve had a couple of them on my shelf which I bought but didn’t read (they don’t solve as much problems as the non-fictions do; and I didn’t have all the time in the world – my thoughts).

Read for 15 mins daily: I mentioned this in my post about ‘How to read more’. This didn’t work alone this time as I started reading different books but couldn’t sustain the momentum enough to finish any particular book, which is why checking all 3 boxes was essential.

PS: I read my novel in 2 days.

I have finally completed a book and broken my streak. smiles

Sidney Sheldon’s “Are You afraid of the dark” did the trick.

I hope I’m back! And if I’m not, we check those boxes again and again 😊👍🏽

Get back to reading guys.

Cheers!

Tosan A.

Emotional Intelligence lessons · Life Lessons · Random · Thoughts · Unusual

THE REAL REASON WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A HOT-STONE MASSAGE.

The idyllic view of a massage session with hot stones had been ingrained in my mind and seeing subsequent pictures of it in recent times, just reinforced my desire to try it.

But hey… as with all types of massages, it is not cheap and I wasn’t sure of its functionality (we already agree on its aesthetics), so I skipped it many times.

But like an itch that won’t go away, the thought of trying a HOT-STONE massage never left me, and so I finally braced up to do one knowing that I might not get the results I want but at least I would have checked it of my bucket list.

Continue reading “THE REAL REASON WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A HOT-STONE MASSAGE.”
Emotional Intelligence lessons · Life Lessons · Thoughts · YouTube Videos

Are you crazy for feeling Sad over the death of a Celebrity or ‘Stranger’?

Have you ever found yourself feeling sad and a sense of loss over the death of a celebrity or someone that you are not really close to?

Or you can’t just get it when people cry or are overly emotional over the loss of celebrities or people they are not really close to.

This video will help you or others understand why people feel pain or a sense of loss over the death of a celebrity or someone they are not really close to.

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Thanks

Tosan A.

Thoughts · Uncategorized

What does Easter mean to you?

As we celebrate Easter especially in the most unusual of ways (indoors) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, It is a good time to reflect on why the celebration albeit a quiet one is important.

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death some 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ is the core of Christianity – as the name implies. We celebrate his resurrection for different reasons; today I share my own personal reason(s) for identifying with Christ and celebrating Easter.

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Choose our next book!

Yes! Finally!!! It’s happening!

 

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YOU get the chance to recommend a book to be reviewed by Tosan A. for the first time. This comes as part of the celebration of our 4th anniversary – Tosansreviews.com.

 

It’s been three phenomenal years of reading, learning and connecting with you through our book reviews. I am excited that you’ve been part of our journey and would like to invite you to join in our celebration. How else can we celebrate other than doing what we do best… reading, reviewing and sharing.

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A few points to note.

  • This is open from now till the 1st September, 2019.
  • You must be subscribed to the blog. Subscribe now by clicking this follow button at the end of this post. And oh, it’s freeeee!
  • You must have commented at least 3 times in the last 4 years. (that’s not too much to ask right 😋). You can start right away.
  • Books must be non-fiction (no novels); Business, Christian, Inspiration or Self-development (100 – 300 pages)
  • ONLY 4 BOOKS WILL BE CHOSEN, so hurry now and drop yours. (NB: your recommendation does NOT automatically qualify to be chosen)

 

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Thanks for your support and consistent readership always.

Now let’s begin by commenting with the name of the book and the author.

Tosan A.

book excerpts · Book reviews · Inspirational reads · Motivation · Related · Thoughts

Take one more step towards your dream.

DREAM CHASER – TENACITY

When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious? This is the mark of people who actually achieve their dream.

Continue reading “Take one more step towards your dream.”

Book reviews · Business reads · Motivation · Notice · Random · Thoughts · Uncategorized · Unusual

2018 lessons from tosansreviews.com – My bookreview blog.

 

In saying my goodbye to 2018, I want acknowledge the lessons it has taught me from the books I’ve read, the reviews I have written & running a blog.

I had planned to drop a review every month in the year but ended up with only 9 reviews (not books read, not all books make it to reviews) – this alone was a lesson on its own Continue reading “2018 lessons from tosansreviews.com – My bookreview blog.”

Business reads · Thoughts · Unusual

Boys thinking deep 🖖

Boys thinking deep.

That’s Spiff’s best line when all the boys in The Johnsons (a very factual and amusing Nigerian comedy series) come up with one of their authentic plans that is bound to go awry anyway. It means they thought above the average person, they thought differently or they were just too smart. How does one get to really think deeper (or better)? Well, since everything can be learned or improved upon, we are sure to get answers to that from our book today. Continue reading “Boys thinking deep 🖖”

Business reads · Random · Thoughts · Uncategorized · Unusual

Life lessons from Candy Crush!

Yes! you heard right…

For those who don’t know, Candy Crush is a game. Check the apps store on your device for more info.

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I am personally open to learning from just about anything… from movies, to random things, to nature , from conversations, anything and of course games: candy crush.
I am one of the late joiners to the world of candy crush but nonetheless i have welcomed and accepted this game as my break-in- transmission tool. Starting from level 1 to level 309 ( I know you are already at level 1500 but did you learnt what I learnt?)
Here are 3 lessons about life I picked from playing Candy crush. Continue reading “Life lessons from Candy Crush!”