Reading daily has helped me a lot lately. My vocabulary has slightly grown and I can pay more attention when I am reading articles online or in the other books I am reading at the same time. I’ve grown to enjoy opening a book and learning what the author has to offer. Its an incredible feeling and I always ask myself why I haven’t stuck with reading in my earlier years of life. I guess you can say I was stuck on doing other “stuff” but that shouldn’t have been the case when it came to pulling a book off the shelf and actually reading it.
Since high school I’ve only really finished one book and it was this book I started reading in middle school and then stopped. That terrible right? The book was the second installment from the Maximum Ride Series and I believe there is another third book but my learning focus has shifted onto other things. Right now I’m reading the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene which is an incredible book to read if you are interested in going into business. Its full of rich history and a lot of knowledge jam packed within.
In addition to reading Robert Greene’s book, I’m also reading a book called “Hold Me Closer,” or at least that’s what I think its called. Its an ebook that I found while searching for books in the Google Play Books store. So far I’m lost in what’s going on. We went from a kid named Sam working at some fast food joint, to a Werewolf locked inside of a cage doped up on aconitine.
I’m hoping to have 48 Laws finished by the end of this month or the middle of March so I can move on to The Prince by Machiavelli. Again, I started reading that book over the summer of 2015 and didn’t finish it, but this time I will and many other books that I shall lay my hands on.
~ Keep it all smiles
So in my English 101 class, we had to read a selection from a book written by Anne Lamott. Or at least I think it was from her book.
The selection my teacher had us read was entitled Shitty First Drafts. It pretty much was about how when any writer sits down to work on a project they have to write a shitty first draft. I really took that to heart when I read what Ms. Lamott wrote. It made me think about my blog and how all of my post are shitty first drafts. Even this one is a shitty first draft because I have no intention of going back and fixing any errors…unless I catch them skimming over it.
I always tell myself that I am a good writer but after the first 2 weeks of English I have come to the conclusion that I am not. There is just so much that I don’t know. I’m not sure if its from the 2 years of not taking English since high school or me just not actually knowing. I do see myself gradually growing and becoming a better writer. Hell, I like to do it, just not to the extent of dedicated writers who walk around with a journal 24/7.
Whether my writing is good or bad I still enjoy getting here on my blog and making post that people will occasionally like and comment. I really appreciate the people who like my post and even share their thoughts. It pleases me to know that I have a small crowd out there that is watching.
Well, I guess I’ll go back to being an internet junky. I may do a little homework.
ps. I went over this post and fixed some grammatical errors and re-worded a lot of stuff. My teacher is rubbing off on me.
A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like?
So as I was walking down to the bad luck spot and dreading the fact that I was about to skate there, A genie popped out form behind the bushes by Subway and said “Hey! Its your lucky day! You have 3 wishes and I will grant them all today or spread out across your life” So in response I told her that I would like to use one today. She said “Well perfect! What shall your wish be?” I thought for a moment then said, “I want my own reading/book corner inside of a modern apt building in the highlands”. And with that we disappeared in a poof of smoke and ended up in the highlands in front of my new apt.
I opened the door and the first thing that was in front of me was a set of double doors that looked like they would be a closet. I slowly walked up to it and slightly opened the two doors peaking inside. I saw stairs that below the apt, so I swung the doors all the way open and briskly walked down stairs and entered to what appeared to be a library with a luxurious office desk. The walls were book shelves full of books. It looked as if I was in a library that you would see off the movies that are really big with the smart looking books on them….yeah SMART LOOKING. The carpet was a dark red and the desk was the color of red oak. On the desk was a brand new iMac and a few notebooks laying there with a quill placed on top. The chair was black and has a curve to the back of it. Behind the desk and chair was a huge LED flat screen shaped as a window. It gave a view of the front of the apt and would occasionally switch to the back.
The ceiling was decorated with quotes from famous authors. To add to all the amazing stuff found, there was a secret door that was behind one of the book shelves. You had to pull a book and the whole door would open revealing a spacious entertainment room and stairs that led back up to the rest of the apt. When I stepped back into the big library, I saw a sign above the door I came out of saying Comfy Corner.
If that really happened I would be pissin’ EVERYWHERE in excitement.
Well today I got two new books. Don’t expect me to start telling you about them because I haven’t read them yet. I was at boarders today and they was having a tent sale so there was a bunch of books in brown boxed sitting on tables under a white tent. Something like the ones you see on the 4th of July when you get fire works. So I was look through and found this book called twitterature. I really didn’t read the back but read a few pages and laughed. So I bought it. When I went to the cash register the nice lady reminded me that I could get another for free. They really must have been trying to get rid of those books becasue after I told her that I already looked through for another book and couldn’t find one, she went ahead and searched one up and asked if I wanted it. Its called “Classic Lit Sign On To Facebook”. “Its a free book” Is what she said. So I agreed on getting the book and left the white tent sweating because of the heat. 93 ain’t no joke. So when ever I get around to reading them I’ll tell you people about them.