The Arabs: A History – Eugene Rogan
molco's Life List
1. Overcome my eating disorder.
2. be more social
3. Learn Japanese
4. have a garden full of fresh herbs and vegetables to replace buying at the grocery store
5. find myself
6. find a best friend
7. simplify my life
8. read the top 100 books of all time
9. Read 1,000 books
10. learn arabic
11. grow my hair long
12. be a good person
13. practice zazen daily.
14. not be afraid
15. learn Russian
How I did it: I made a plan to learn a certain number of new kanji everyday plus some compound words and revieweverything with SRS (spaced repetition system) everday as well.That didn't really happened until the second year though. The first of the two years it took me I learned only about 100 kanji. But when I realized my insanely slow speed would take me about 10 years to get to 2000 I made the above plan and stuck to 5 kanji every day for half a yea… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I wrote each character at least 50 times. The first five times I wrote a new character I would make it as perfect as possible in order to develop good habits with stroke orders and all. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Except from when I was sick I have been reading several books a month for a while now. It's been easy because I'm an indoor person and I love to read:) Also, when you borrow a book from the library, I think it's a bit reckless coming back with it after a month having not read it; you keep others from reading it, and you wear it out. Read how I did it…
The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: A Beginner’s Guide – Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud El-Alami
A book with both sides represented. The Palestinian view I thought was very well written, the end debate in particular.