Enjoyed reading but still not initiative enough in writing.

How have I changed as a reader?

Back in 2009 September, I did not really read much book at that time. In fact reading was on my top dislike list, but now reading became one of my habits everyday. This change started from the day I entered Mr. Macknight’s classroom once again after grade [...]

Journal Entry - Breaking Dawn

Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn – Twilight Saga, 756 pages

“Breaking Dawn” is the fourth book of the Twilight Saga. All the characters didn’t seem to act like what they were before in any of the previous three books (which I think that this simply changed the whole theme of the twilight series), as in [...]

Personal Response – Names & Faces

From this project, I learned many new things; how to be organized when working together with people that usually have different opinions to you, how to create many appropriate while interesting interview questions, how to find out whom to ask and at a correct place and time, how to be confident and friendly when [...]

Process Journal - Eclipse

Stephanie Meyer, Eclipse – The Twilight Saga, 629 pages

To begin with, before reading the third book of the twilight saga “Eclipse”, a full understanding with the first two books is a ‘must’. However, I must admit that this book isn’t as attractive or as interesting as the previous two. Well anyways back to [...]

Journal Entry - The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 582 pages

This was probably the first time to read Fitzgerald’s short stories, but the writing style of his is somewhat very familiar to me. The short stories of Fitzgerald are clever thought-out, descriptive and imaginative, some are humorous, some are observational and [...]

Personal Response - Love Poetry

Love poetry include a lot of exaggeration, require a lot of imagination, contain a lot of substitution, and involve a lot of expression that are all used to convince, seduce or pursue opposite sex (in this case the lover is a guy and the be-loved is a young girl).

“Love”, probably the greatest feeling [...]

Portia's Speech

The night before 1st performance; memorizing was really simple, all you had to do was to recite all the lines step by step, and it took me no longer than 30 minutes to read it fluently. While memorizing the speech, I notice that the pace and strength of each word I read came out [...]

Journal Entry - The Glass Palace

Amitav Ghosh, The Glass Palace, 474 pages

Just like some other epic novels, the book “The Glass Palace” follows the everlasting tale of a family in Burma through three generations. This is a very complicated while engaging book as it includes a bit everything happening during the time. All the civil chaos, different cultures, [...]

Journal Entry - Brave New World

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 237 pages

The book “Brave New World” gives us a very clear view of the corrupted world that we might have in the future. It is a world where all the technologies we create are having negative impacts on us; it made human emotionless and thoughtless. The date of [...]

Journal Entry - White Death

Paul Kemprecos and Clive Cussler, White Death, 655 pages

The main theme of the story is basically on justice versus evil, this book is also full of symbolism, with a girl and a hero being the symbol of justice and a corporation being the symbol of evil. The book starts with Kurt Austin and [...]

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