“The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one’s own knowledge is not to overstep them.”
― Giacomo Leopardi
“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.”
― R.A. Salvatore,
HC&B. Doesn’t seem like I talk a lot about books if you’ve browsed around or have been around here for a while. The truth is that I do read, and if there is such a thing, it would appear that I read ‘too much’. Reviewing is not my forte but I want to make an effort, that was one of the initial purpose of this blog and it firmly remains so. I’ve signed up for Karie Slagger’s reading & reviewing challenge early Feb or late Jan, but I’ve put a block on any serious reading marathon because of exams this year end but I plan to still keep up appearances and staying true to me I want to talk about books before I read them so I get to unwind before the reviewing process.
Today I’ll be touching on the Spark Notes No Fear Shakespeare: As You Like It. I was first introduced to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice in 10th grade and I actually took to it instead to Fences by August Wilson, which up till this day my literature teacher never suspected that I hadn’t finished. Though there were references to the out dated and historical phrases and also the ones Shakespeare invented on the other page, it was a pain in the hiney to look back and forth but heaven knows how I read in a straight line.
One thing that I have come to realize is that to keep on going towards my goals is that I need constant encouragement, be it from others or myself, and fresh inspiration to be motivated. Motivation is a thing that when it comes it doesn’t stay for too long unless you entertain it and make it feel welcome. So it’s like a guest, a very important one.
Quote for Monday brought to you by the groovy folks at Goodreads
Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.
The Swedish dramatist was born on this day in 1849.
If that isn’t even a bit motivational then I don’t know what is. And what a coinkydink!
I think at this point it will be humanitarian of me to wish everyone a pleasant Monday 🙂
According to my book count on Goodreads, I have read 165 books in total and some more if you count the ones I can’t remember reading, there are a few that I can’t recall their names so they weren’t recorded. I’m not writing all this to show off (though I am proud of myself) it’s just to tally up and summarize what I’ve read up till now.
I began this year with a paltry twenty books because I knew this will be a busy year (but it’s funny though that I don’t feel as busy as I should) The other day after completing the initial 20 books I ramped it up to 50, so I have 30 more to read before 2013 and leaving me currently 13 books behind.
These days I’ve been reading quit a lot of urban fantasy and sprinkles of YA here and there but I want to fit some dystopia and classics in as well. Here are a couple of lists. Oh yes, there are lists but these aren’t that long.
If Goodreads were a guy, I’d have married him! It’s a book lover paradise!
Goodreads – Simply Amazing
Goodreads is one amazing site. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should go do so now. Its is absolutely amazing. It lets you create your own profile, on which you can add friends, books you’re reading, books you’re wanting to read, books you’ve read, and so much more.
Not only can you add everything about the books you want/read/reading, you can also add your favorite genres and authors. Not to mention that you can browse books on their many lists, which include “Worst books of all time/Best books of all time/Most popular/Recommended”and many more. The have trivia, quizzes, writing groups, giveaways, e-books, and pretty much every thing under the sun that has to do with books. You can also review and rate books.
Like I said, if…
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