Sunday, October 16, 2011

Reading Progress report

It's been a long time, but I had to drop "Yellow" from my list of books temporarily because I had to return it to the library. I've just been very busy with school stuff that I didn't have time to finish it. I'll try another time, but I still have the other books to go through.

~ J

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Reading Progress Report

Wednesday through Friday this week, I went to a leadership Summer camp for us incoming Frosh. It was fun and I didn't really know what to expect! During that time I tried to read Private just in case I had some time to spare. Well, I didn't have a lot of time to even go through 3 pages, but I got some words in.

~ J

Friday, August 12, 2011

Currently Reading update

Yellow by Don Lee

Before you start feeling anything remotely offensive, I will go ahead and say that this book is not meant to insult others. It's meant to evoke a feeling of a very real response to how some people see that word. The book itself is mainly about Asian-Americans living their every day lives. It's a very poignant, honest view on how they see themselves and what they deal with. I find it to be a good read so far. Don Lee has a very distinct style of descriptive passages and sharp dialogue. As an Asian-American, I am enjoying this book because I understand a lot going on. Even if you weren't of any Asian descent, I'm sure you would still enjoy it.

Private by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Whatever the opinion may be about James Patterson, I'm reading the book for the story. Since I like crime-drama and mystery, it was obvious to me that I should buy this book. Also, the local Borders stores within a 20-mile radius seem to like closing up, I also had to use my leftover gift cards to purchase some books. I bought this and 2 others. So far, it's good. Patterson's distinct style of short chapters make it feel like a real page-turner. However, I had to take a break from the book because I got other books to read.

Still reading:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Currently reading update

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

The reason for my reading this book is because:
- I have not read it
- The movies
- Doggarn nostalgia!

I've already powered through the 5th book (and a bit of the 6th) before the movie just to understand it and it was crazy. After watching the 8th HP film, I was in tears, of course, as a person who witnessed all the movies and books come around in my lifetime. I am very fortunate to know of something so profound and impacting. The Harry Potter story will live on in the fans and in the people who made it happen.

Intro to my mission

It's nearing the end of Summer 2011 and unlike some teenagers, I am confined to the house. I wouldn't go on and say that I am comfortable saying that, but I will say that I am content with what I could use to make sure I don't go crazy from boredom. Sure, I will watch TV, play videogames, rewatch movies and stuff, but I as I am entering another chapter of my life, I will need to maintain a practiced tradition in children: reading.

My mission/project/etc is to read, read, read. I will read as many books as I can because of many reason:
- I still have many books I have yet to finish or even start
- I will probably need to take a break from university work and stuff.
- Keep my mind active
- Hone my skills as a writer.

I will probably need to make a goal too so that I don't slump on my "mission". I suppose I will say that I will read at least 10 books by the end of this year. This will depend on how committed and how fast I read books. Also, I will write something about the books I have read in the past, books I am currently reading, and books that I want to read. Maybe I'll include other things about books, authors, articles, etc. just to be a more active blogger.

Wish me luck.

~ J