BBC Journalist Larry Madowo was on Twitter recently bragging to his fans about how fast he can read and the crazy little time it takes for him to complete a book.
The journalist has decided to keep himself busy during this quarantine season by reading several books within the shortest amount of time.
According to Larry, he takes only 40-60 seconds to read one page in a book.
So he will only need a few dedicated hours away from the internet every day to finish each book.
The Young Global Leader challenged his fans to try and see if they could emulate his reading culture.
“I’m reading a whole book cover to cover every day this week. It takes me 40-60 seconds per page so I just need a couple of hours. As long as I can stay away from the internet. Can you do it?”
Madowo has taken this quarantine time to relax, have fun and has challenged himself a bit.
From cooking extra big square chapatis, to secretly dozing off in his zoom meetings.
Just today he ran 2.23 miles to honour the memory of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man, who was murdered by two white men in cold blood because he was jogging.
Larry has been spending his quarantine time in Texas after he moved from New York City.
He left NYC as soon as Coronavirus infection rates started increasing at an abnormal rate. Madowo claimed it did not make sense for him to stay any longer in the city, prompting him to move.
“The rate of infections in New York state is five times higher than anywhere else in the US. I did not think it made sense to remain in that city which is densely populated and people are in each other’s space all the time. It made sense to step away for a little while.”
Journalist Larry became a household name in Kenya when he hosted the trend show in NTV.
However, he soon left to become an African Business Editor at the BBC.
He is currently a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University.