Reading Tuesday’s

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

What is Reading Tuesday’s

Welcome to Reading Tuesday’s! This is my second blog post explaining what I will be authoring each day to pass on my words of wisdom or my B.R.E.A.T.H.S. from the seven areas I love the most: beauty, reading, education (financial), art, travel, health, and self care. Each day of the week starting with Mondays I will post a blog on the assigned topic.

This being my very first reading post, I will explain why this topic is so important for me to share. Growing up, I started preschool around 3 or 4 and learned to read pretty young. My love for books started early and I would read anything I could get my hands on. My first favorite books were these Disney books about personal character development, then I transitioned into young adult and coming of age books of girls in the past by some of my favorite female authors like Laura Ingalls Wilder, L. M. Montgomery, and Louisa May Alcott.

By the fourth grade, I was writing in a journal everyday thanks to the instruction of my teacher, Ms. Barbie (yes, that was her real name). I also wrote, illustrated, and published my first book called, “The Fighting Habit.” When I was 19, I wrote several poems and self-published them for a college class. One poem was submitted to a poetry contest and they put it into a book, but I never bought the book, I was just happy to be published in a real book. My first published book was my dissertation in 2020 titled, “Examining Barriers to Distance Learning Instruction at Alternative Schools: A Case Study About Alternative Education.”

Trying Kwik Reading Program with Jim Kwik’s “Limitless” Book
For Reading Tuesday’s, I will be selecting different books to read and discuss. The first book I am starting with is Jim Kwik’s 2020 book, “Limitless,” as it teaches us how to learn, read faster, build comprehension, remember more, and expand our minds to become limitless learners. I chose this book for several reasons. First, I stumbled across “Limitless” in HayHouse as they were promoting the ebook for $1.99 as a new book, and for that price and neat title, I decided it would be worth the read.

About a month after it was released, I found the audible copy on my HayHouse Audio Unlimited before I even started reading the ebook. While on my drive across the USA, I listened to the book twice (once each trip). The problem was, this book teaches people how to read books faster and I was listening to it and not learning the skills it was trying to teach me. This is why I chose this book to read and discuss my progress every week for accountability reasons and to also watch how my reading and memory skills progress.

Thank you for reading this,
Dr. Jaime Brainerd, Ed.D.

About the Author

Dr. Brainerd

Hello, I am Dr. Jaime Brainerd Ed.D., a lifelong learner, beauty consultant, author, financial specialist, artist, traveler, health enthusiast, and self care advocate. Please follow my website for my B.R.E.A.T.H.S. blogs.

8 thoughts on “Reading Tuesday’s

  1. Hi Dr. Brainerd! I am so glad I landed on your blog when you explained why it was important to share what you were doing on “Reading Days” and I love the idea of a topic a day (B.R.E.A.T.H.S.). Your post took me down memory lane as I loved Little House on the Prarie and imagined I was Anne of Avonlea’s sister (we both had red hair!). Congrats on finishing your dissertation – that is HUGE and will make blogging seem pretty easy, I think! 🙂

    1. Dr. Renee Cohn Jones, I am so happy and grateful you landed on my blog post and left such a lovely message. It is very nice to hear how you resonated with the same books as a girl, I love making connections to characters like that. Your words of encouragement have sparked joy in my heart! I am thrilled to be on this new writing journey and pray for ease and lots of great luck! Thank you again for your kind post. I look forward to connecting with you on your parenting blog.

      Sending lots of love,
      Dr. Jaime Brainerd

  2. Thanks for sharing. Limitless is on my “to read” list. I guess I won’t listen as an audiobook while I travel across country this summer.
    I love the beauty of your B.R.E.A.T. H.S. !

    1. Debra, Thank you for the feedback on my blog post. For your drive, I highly recommend Hayhouse Unlimited app for $60/year. It was the best investment I made last year. Wishing you safe travels on your journey across country.

      Sending lots of love,
      Dr. Jaime Brainerd

  3. I have loved to read since I was little as well. I remember reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louisa May Alcott. I also read Nacy Drew, Trixie Belden. Sherlock Holmes, Perry Mason, and all of Agatha Christie. I look forward to following your blog !

    1. Hi Dominique, thank you for sharing about your love for reading, too! I hope we can continue to spread the love to others. This is why I picked Jim Kwik so that we can learn to be limitless learners by increasing our reading skills.

      Sending lots of love.
      Dr. Jaime Brainerd

    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, Martha! I am excited to join my first UBC. Today was the first time I got to review all the comments for my first blog experience and I was celebrating this amazing milestone. I really appreciate all the amazing authors supporting one another. I look forward to connecting with everyone and supporting them on their journey as they have done so kindly for me.

      Sending lots of love,
      Dr. Jaime Brainerd

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