Hi, my name is Chewe Kalamata and I’m a digital content creator. I currently run and own 2 websites.

Life and Reading is a personal blog I started to help people nurture and develop their ability to not only read, but READ WELL.

By the average person’s standards, reading is not really supposed to be a HIGHLY TECHNICAL skill…. However, having spent a huge chunk of my adult like reading out of personal curiosity and appreciation of the Great Books, I’ve come to realize that reading well takes a lot of time and effort from the reader.

I developed the love for reading when I first ran into philosophical material in university. It intrigued me so much that I even took to reading books that were outside the scope of my course work during that time;

Reading the works of authors such as Matt Ridley, Yuval Noah Harari, Robert Greene, David Deutsch made me develop a deeper appreciation for great writing and great thinking.

It has also made me (over the years) dig deeper into the actual art of reading and the various things one needs to do in order to read well, understand and be able to form educated opinions about the works.

My goal with this blog is to share the knowledge and insight I’ve gathered from reading books of varying complexity for over a decade so that it may help you read better and so that it may inspire others to take on reading as a healthy and intellectual hobby.