My Passion For Reading by Amani Alshehhi

Even though technology has changed the way nearly every sector of the economy operates, reading is still a critical part of modern society today. That is exactly what Amani Alshehhi brings to the table. A well-respected radio presenter and program director at Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, Amani Alshehhi has always been in love with reading. Now, she is on a journey to share this love with other people. Recently, Amani Alshehhi opened up about her love for reading, where this comes from, and her drive to share this love with other people.

Amani Alshehhi first fell in love with reading as a young child around ten years of age. She states that her love of reading was passed down from hier father. He always encouraged her to read because books acted as a portal to another world. Her father realized that reading books was like traveling. Because the family enjoyed traveling to other countries, they would try to bring back books as keepsakes. Eventually, the books grew to become a large collection, representative of not only new knowledge but also a reflection of cultures from other parts of the world. In this sense, reading books allowed Amani Alshehhi to explore the mindsets and thought processes of other people, bringing cultures that seemed distant closer together.

Eventually, this collection grew into the foundation of a large public library. Amani Alshehhi states that when she was growing up, he liked reading fiction stories the best. She enjoyed the creativity that was expressed by these novels and the lessons that their creative pages often contained. Eventually, she started to expand this interest to other areas as well. She took her father’s lesson to heart and endorses that the reader of today is going to become the leader of tomorrow. Therefore, she wanted to read everything she could get her hands on. Her knowledge base grew exponentially.

Today, Amani Alshehhi loves sharing her passion for reading with other people as well. She even has her own Instagram account where she shares some of the reviews of the works she has read. She knows that everyone has their own individual taste for what they love in books; however, she also believes that every book has something to offer. This forms the foundation of her Instagram account, which is collecting a myriad of followers who seek to learn from the knowledge and wisdom that Amani Alshehhi has attained over the years.

Without a doubt, the love that Amani Alshehhi has for reading is obvious. Even in a world where technology is king, there is still something special about holding a physical book in hand. The lessons that books share with us are just as true today as they were thousands of years ago.


Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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