*Clears throat* Ladies, gents and cats. This year I shall TRY to refrain from reading my own books, but instead read books only from my school library.
I just started The Fault In Our Stars by John Green yesterday (NERDFIGHTER REPRESENT!!) and I'm almost halfway through and it's so good!!! And I've had/will have things going on so I can't finish it as soon as I can/want to!!! Bummer!!!
One thing you should know is that I am a slow reader. There's this one line from Kafka On The Shore that writes, "I'm not a fast reader. I like to linger over each sentence, enjoying the style. If I don't enjoy the writing, I stop". And when I read this line the first time I was elated because FINALLY I wasn't the only who felt that way! Even though I share a similar quality with a fictional character -- it didn't matter, as long as it was someone. Everyone I know are either fast readers or they don't read at all. So I read this line again and again, and again. And that's what I did, I lingered. Just like I do all the time, exactly what it says on that page. I am also very horrible at managing my time and spending it wisely, resulting in the piling up of school work, unstudied (and failure of) tests and lack of sleep. Which in turn affects my reading time. Go me.
Another reason why I decided to do this was because I hadn't read all the books that I wanted to in my high school which I now regret. Plus, I thought it would be useful to try out genres and authors I never thought I'd pick up. I also want to try, for the umpteenth time, to get myself into classics. One time I tried reading Pride and Prejudice, I only made it up to page 35 because it was so boring. Oh my God, it was just a bunch of sisters talking about potential husbands and getting married and rich people and falling sick and what have you. I couldn't understand what was going on and I didn't want to! The whole time I was just wondering how people can actually enjoy this book. Nevertheless, I will keep trying. Maybe one day my brain will finally mature and somehow enjoy olden, fancy language concerning serious, adult problems.
Anyway, we start our term break in a few days time so I recently borrowed these two books to get me started:
I might do updates of books I borrow to document my "journey". And to remind me of the ones that I've read already (I can be quite forgetful sometimes).