I chanced upon this website when I was looking for an interesting read in Brainpickings.org . I am astounded that someone out there has taken time to make these literary constellations. How I miss Structure of English.
Constellations of first sentences from each chapter of short stories
Source: Literary Constellations
Here’s a summary of what I did during my long vacation, something many people -surprisingly- have been wanting to find out.
I have been convincing myself ever since that I was productive. XP
– Grumman, Subtle Knife
1. How many books do you promise to read?
As usual, I am gonna go with 25. It’s a reachable goal for someone who has to go to work. Besides, for some reason, I haven’t been able to conquer that goal for sometime,
2. Which genre which isn’t your favorite will you try to read more?
Historical-biographical classics. When I was in the university, it was second nature for us to read classics, buy classics, and analyze classics but that resulted to me being revolted to them. I couldn’t help but associate them to grades, spot-on analysis and hard-to-please teachers. then again some classic fantasy novels ended up being my favorites. However, historical-biographical ones are still quite vapid for me-I repeat before I bruise someone’s ego, for me– and I find it difficult to look for an interesting one.
3. Which genre will you try to force on a friend?
Historical-biographical too so I can have a friend someone to share the frustration with.
4. What book/s will you take with you when traveling?
Most people I know bring light-reading materials like their favorite novels or comic books. I plan to take with me easy-recipe books this year. As I am not getting any younger, I want to learn as many dishes as I can because the ones I know I can count with my fingers. Also, it will be fun to search for local recipe books in different places. But that’ s a different story.
5. How often will you post book-reviews?
I intend to post book reviews once or twice a month. I have promised to do a lot of things for my blog and in its nature, it involves other things apart from books so I cannot do more often than that. Also, I might need to schedule posts again for that to work. Everything has to wait though because I am still in the middle of Harry Potter Marathon.
6. How often will you read book reviews?
I read book reviews after I read and review novels myself. Since that is a factor, then following #5, once or twice a month.
7. What book-related activity/ event will you promise to participate in?
Going to public libraries will be great. For some reason, I noticed I wasn’t able to frequent libraries apart from my own recently. It will be fun to see any improvement in equipment and selection of books.
Book donation program. I remember visiting a library several years ago and the experience was terrible. Books were so scarce and outdated and I’m not so sure if the younger generation can find relevance there. These days, internet provides them the information they need and coffee shops give the perfect ambiance, but I still believe that the atmosphere in the library is different and it will be great if younger people can appreciate that. One good way to ensure it is fill libraries with better books.
Literary seminar. With my job, the chance of attending one is 5%. So I hope this year, I can go to one. Since this is a resolution tag, I will make it happen.
According to my Goodreads account, I have read 16 books this year excluding the Harry Potter ones [which don’t count as I reread them every year, let’s not cheat]. If you’re going to ask me, I don’t think 16 books a year is good enough. Educators and learners alike must continue reading. For me as a writer, educator, and learner 16 books in 365 days is shameful. I cannot give myself an excuse that I am too busy because two books in one month is such an achievable goal 😭
I will promise yet again to read more books in 2017 to make up for the lost time.
Btw, Fantasy Book recommendations, anyone? for 2017? Please suggest any except from:
a) vampires, zombies and werewolves
Thank you 😘😍
My annual celebration of the excellence of the Harry Potter series;
…when I see Harry Potter movies everyday from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hollows.
…when I read the novels from The Philosopher’s Stone to The Deathly Hollows. Most probably including the collection from the Hogwart’s Library but NOT the Cursed Child. Reasons are written here.
…when I isolate myself from the rest of the world to rest in the Wizarding one.
I’m so happy to have found a person who still loves going to the library! Here are her six reasons why she does ^_^
I love going to my local library. Sometimes I go without meaning to get a book and walk out with ten in my arms. I’ve gone to the library so much that when I stopped going for a while (becaus…
Source: 6 Reasons to go to the Library