“Reading is my main entertainment.” – Kaja Kallas

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Reading is my main entertainment. As I have a 4-year-old son and a very busy daily schedule, I don’t have a lot of free time. But all the free time I have, either in the evenings or in the airplanes, I read.

I used to read books of various quality until I stumbled on a study that explained how average person is able to read around 1000 books during their lifetime. If you start to think – 1000 is not such a big number, so I became more picky choosing my books.

I have heard that there are two types of readers – those who read with a pen and make remarks and underline sentences while reading and those who don’t. I am the one who is reading with a pen as I very often use quotes in my speeches or like to look up a place in the book after reading it. That is also a reason why I like to buy my books and keep them even after reading.

For me reading serves two purposes – one is getting knowledge and the other is entertainment. I agree with Henry Kissinger who wrote in his latest book “World Order” that we get facts and data from internet, but knowledge we receive from books and teachers.

On this picture I am reading Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath”. A very good book usable in my work but also very entertaining and easily readable.

Kaja Kallas, Member of the European Parliament

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