Not sure when New York Times and the International Herald Tribune joined forces to create the Global Edition of the New York Times. I discovered this recently and -wow- I love it. I am not sure why I love it so much. Perhaps it’s the “global” nature of it all? Every section of the news now has an international component to it. Must be the globe-trotting blood within my veins.
Reading the NYTimes has long been my distraction tactic, and now it’s that much more enjoyable! Recently I have been trying to curb my Facebook access and this is a perfect substitute. Instead of reading about my friends’ goings about, now I am finding out what role Paris played in Edith Wharton’s life and discovering an interesting book on the tumultuous historical relationship between Taiwan and China from a personal perspective.
Reading the NYTimes is also a perfect complement to the GRE studying – I am practicing reading comprehension, n’est-ce pas?