Reading

Library Deprived

I’m library deprived but not book deprived.

I haven’t gone to a public library in a long time. Yet I’m still reading multiple books.

All the same, I miss the ambiance and serenity of a library.

How anybody survived back then before the invention of libraries or books is beyond me.

Personal Reflection

My Summer Plans

If anyone at school asks me about my summer plans, I’ll redirect them to my blog. In particular to this post. Below is a list of ten things I will do over this summer. More so than others.

  1. Reading. By the time I’m done this summer, I hope to read more than half of the books at my public library. Or at least get through the gigantic pile of novels I’ve been dying to read all year long.
  2. Writing. My dream is to write one of everything. A short story, an essay, a research paper, a memoir, a novel. My goal? A decent short story.
  3. Dancing. I need to stay active somehow. Besides, I have to burn off calories and sitting at a desk for three hours just doesn’t cut it.
  4. Stretching. Since doing the splits isn’t impressive enough.
  5. Blogging. How long can I go without blogging? Not long. Can I abandon this blog for two months? Ha, I probably couldn’t for two days.
  6. Eating. Heh, I eat just about anything. Hence the dancing regimen in my summer plans. See number three if you still don’t know what I mean.
  7. Sleeping. Sleep produces dreams. Dreams produce ideas. Ideas produce stories.
  8. Editing. Maybe I should call this rewriting. Yeah OK. Give this girl a break.
  9. Smiling. Not much to be said about this one. Aside from the fact that I like my smile. Or maybe it’s just my straight teeth.
  10. Contemplating. About everything. The past. The present. The future. Life. Death. Gorillas.
Personal Reflection

Where Do You Go When You Reach Your Limit?

I can list a few places I go or turn to when I hit my breaking point.

  • This blog. 
  • A book.
  • My room.
  • The library.
  • Anywhere unfamiliar.

My blog is a place I visit quite often, practically every day now. It’s a community. I belong here.

I love being transported to another world when mine disappoints. The best distraction is a great book.

Privacy is needed when I incessantly cry, laugh, and scream. Sometimes without good reason.

Where is my second home? The library. I could spend an entire day there and even a whole night if I was allowed.

Some days the change in scenery helps calm me down. The unfamiliarity means I can obsess over my surroundings instead of my stresses.

So where do you go when you reach your limit? What do you do when you hit your breaking point?

Personal Reflection

If You Do Not Follow Library Etiquette…Here’s What Will Happen To You

I will smack you so hard with a book, you will get a concussion. One that will affect you for the rest of your life.

You have all been warned.

The library to me is like a second home. And you simply do not ruin my happiness when I am at home.

Got it?

Reading

Thoughts On Reading Quickly

I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t read as fast as I do. Thank God I can read quickly and retain information simultaneously.

If you have a difficult time reading and retaining in a short amount of time, I’m sorry.

Then again, I’m glad I’m not you. Going to the library and checking out ten books at a time is just the best feeling ever because I know I can reasonably finish those books in less than a month. Life would just be terrible if I could only read one book in one month.

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My Summer Plans and Resolutions

What I Planned On Doing:

  • Write a novel or two
  • Start a Twitter account
  • Read as many books on my summer reading list as possible
  • Keep a diary for a month
  • Perfect my aerial (a.k.a. a cartwheel with no hands)

What I’ve Done So Far:

  • Thought about writing a novel and abandoned all my ideas
  • I actually did make an account on Twitter today. Yay me. Share your ideas about writing and blogging with me: @hermina_chow22, http://www.twitter.com/herminia_chow22
  • Tried to find the books on my summer reading list at my public library to no avail
  • Procrastinated and told myself I’ll keep a diary in August
  • Made many fail attempts at getting my side aerial

Perhaps, instead of making New Year’s Resolutions that I never seem to keep…I will make resolutions halfway through the year and potentially keep some of them.

My Summer Resolutions:

  • Post every day on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter for the rest of the summer. If one day I fail to do so, kindly point that out for me.
  • Learn more, read more, know more, and do more so I can write more.
  • Love what I write. Or as I like to call it, “STOP HATING, STOP CRITICIZING, AND START LOVING MY WORK.” This one might be the hardest one for me unfortunately.
  • Start living more in the moment. Stop living in the past. Stop worrying about the future. It’s my summer for crying out loud.
  • Keep doing what I’m doing for myself and no one else.

One last note: does anybody find it hard not to go over Twitter’s character limit? Or is it just me?