...and heaven knows I’m miserable now.
It’s beautiful and so easy to play. I know a bunch of chords already but I’m terrible at learning songs, I’ve never really been able to memorize all the chords of any song for long…
It’s taken me forever, but I just can’t read one book at a time!
Finally! I took the CAE exam on June 12(speaking)/13(writing, reading, use of English and Listening).
Now I have to wait until July 25th for my results, but whatever happens, I’m happy. If I did well, awesome! I don’t have to pay the fee again and I can apply to universities abroad, and if I did badly, then I can still take it again in December, and this time I’ll pay for it because I have a job now (let’s see how long it lasts… my record’s 3 months).
Very specific, I know, but 1. I have the sheet music for both songs and 2. if I get to the level where I can decently play these songs, then I’ll be able to play practically anything I want.
Last year I didn’t complete the challenge, but I learned a lot about my reading habits and what I’d need to change in order to complete this year’s challenge. So far I’ve read 6 books, which means I’m on track (as goodreads reminds me every time I add a new read book). I’ve decided that this year I’ll just drop books I pick up for fun that don’t live up to my expectations and, as a consequence of that, start to drag and take all the fun away from reading, which was a major mistake I made last year (I mean, some of them dragged for MONTHS and after I was done I was so exhausted I didn’t feel like reading anything at all).
Books read so far (can’t remember which ones I read in February):
- Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
- A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
- The Numbers by Aidan Watson-Morris
- Feeding the Mind by Lewis Carroll
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I recommend ALL of these books.
Messy entry, but whatever, I’m not a writer and this is mainly just for personal reference.
I’m kinda behind… I’ve read 11 books so far:
A Room of One’s Own
HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Catcher in the Rye
La orden del temple
The Sign of the Four
Children of the Mind
La vida es sueño
If Harry Potter Ran General Electric
Depois daquela viagem
I just picked up Crime and Punishment where I left it, started The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvior, and I got Rayuela, which I’ve wanted to read for ages, so 50 book challenge, bring it, I’m ready >:0!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- The Last Templar
- A Room of One’s Own
- The Catcher in the Rye
- Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
(Crime and Punishment is kind of on hold… I started reading a Spanish translation and the switched to an English one and it felt like a completely different book, so I’ll have to start again)
So far I’ve read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (I had read it in Spanish, but I read it in English this time) and The Last Templar, and I’m halfway into A Room of One’s Own (brilliant book), The Sign of Four, and Crime and Punishment (yeah, kinda forgot about that one… oops?).
Since the challenge is to read 50 books in one year it is kind of cheating, but hey! at least I’m giving it a try this year (unlike other years when I’ve said: yeah, yeah, sounds cool, but naah).
I’ve made a list of some books that I have and still haven’t read, another one of books that I’ve always wanted to read, and every time someone tells me about a book they love or they recommend I write down the title and the author of said book.
So here we go:
First book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevski
Ok, so I want to visit all this places before I die. Not necessarily in that order, though.
So I actually started taking classes, but life (Senior Thesis~) got in the way. Putting this one off a bit, but I’m not giving it up, NUH-UH.