Reading

My Current To Be Read Pile

As impossible as it seems, I want to get around to reading every book under the sun.

These are the books that I’ll be reading in the near future because I purchased them for one reason or another.

My Current To Be Read Pile

But I’m still undecided as to which of the six I should read first.

  1. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  3. The Finisher by David Baldacci
  4. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
  5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  6. Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

Maybe you could decide for me.

Reading

Reading Resolutions

Happy second day of 2015. For some of you, it may be the third day already. Are you keeping up with your resolutions so far?

Of all things, reading is very easy to neglect. That’s probably why I wasn’t the avid reader I would’ve liked to have been in 2014. This year I’m working to change that by making and (hopefully) sticking to my reading resolutions.

Here are my reasonable and realistic reading resolutions. We’ll see in 2016 if I manage to achieve all three.

I don’t know why I don’t already do this, but I seriously need to start tracking the books I read. I’m using a tiny pocket notebook to do this. In it, I’m writing down the title of the book, the author, the date I started it, and the date I finish.

I aim to read something meaningful every day. Text messages don’t count. Emails don’t either.

I hope to read at least 22 books this year. In the past, I’ve read more. But 2015 is not like any other year. I’m blogging on multiple platforms, I am trying to write more, and I’m in my last year of high school. That said, I think I can still manage to read more than one book every two weeks.

These are my reading resolutions for this year. What are yours?

Editing · Reading · Writing

A Letter To Teenagers

To many teenagers,

You need to learn how to read, how to write, and how to edit.

It would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

An avid reader, an aspiring writer, and an amazing editor.

Is it pretentious to make such a request even though I am a teen myself?

Reading

Do You Like Reading?

When people ask me if I like reading, I want to ask them if they like breathing.
Personal Reflection · Reading

Surprise Saturday

I’m not too sure if this is going to be a surprise to any of you, but I’m going to stick with the title because it alliterates. Besides, “Surprise Saturday” sounds super sick. You can hate on my diction later.

Anyhow this is the surprise, which might be a bit anti-climatic or in other words, lame.

What I’ve noticed, over the years, time and time again is…

I react more to books than to movies. 

What I mean by this is…

I have laughed and cried more reading books than watching movies.

OK that’s not a fair evaluation considering I’m an avid reader and not much of an avid movie-goer. However, I think it’s safe to say that if I read 100 books and watched 100 movies, I’d have a bigger reaction to the former rather than the latter.

Surprise?

Cue the hating on my diction.