๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 โ˜ƒโ„

January 6-9
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  • 6/1: :teacher: ๆ•™้คŠ366, 33min.
  • 7/1: :orange_book: 10ๅˆ†ใง่ชญใ‚ใ‚‹ไผ่จ˜, 33min. Finished the first biography of Heinrich Schliemann
    That was such an interesting story!
That was such an interesting story!

In case you donโ€™t know, Schliemann was a very important figure in archaeology, he did a lot of excavation work that helped uncover the ancient ruins of Mycenae and ofc, the ancient citadel of Troy, which before then was believed to only be a product of mythological recounting. Here in Greece, every kid, including myself, learns about him since an early age, right when we are first introduced to the subject of history at school. But we just know about his contribution to archaeology, so for me, it was very nice to learn something more, like how he came from a poor background and yet managed to make it big and become a successful business and trade man! But what stroke my fancy the most is how the guy was apparently a polyglot! And he was self-taught at that. Iโ€™m so glad I picked this books to begin this challenge, it was kinda encouraging :pleading_face: it said Schliemann managed to teach himself Dutch and English by keeping a c o n s i s t e n t habit of reading about an hour every day, and out loud at that.
He is my new inspiration now :pleading_face::muscle:

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On top of those two languages, the book states he also learnt French, Portuguese and Greek!!! Google search and this has him speaking well over 12 or so! :flushed:

  • 8/1: :ring: ็งใฎๅนธใ›ใช็ตๅฉš, only a few pages before bed, ~15min.
  • 9/1: :ring: ็งใฎๅนธใ›ใช็ตๅฉš, 1:30 h
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