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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Day to Read

I got into WhollyBurble's site, and she inspired me to excuse my life from RL issues and do the things I love to do, READING that is!

So, I am joining Day to Read.

On Jan. 10, 2008, let us take time to READ.

Read anything you wish to read...

but haven't taken the time to,

...a book...

a magazine...

a newspaper...

what have you!

I have been a great fan of books! Books has always been my comfort. If I'm sad, I read. I'f I'm glad, I read. If I'm lonely, I read. If I want to travel but don't have the time and resources to do so, I read.

Most books I am reading and are with me are classics, philosophical (include slef-helped) and business books of course!

An all-time favorites of mine are:

* The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, this books reminds me of my Grandpa who valued land so much. Most of my childhood memories were spent with him in his farm. He allowed me the privilege to plant rice, corn and understand the values of land and agriculture. It breaks my heart to listen to my Aunts and Uncles plan about selling the land. So that I'm saving to hard to make sure I have enough to buy it if ever they really decide to. Some of the parcels had already been disposed and is in my name now. That is not an investment for me though (people may think it is!) but my little attempt to keep connected with my Grandpa whom I dearly love and missed!

* The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry. I read this when I was 13 and I still love reading it again whenever I have the time, after all they say, "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” It taught me at a very yourn age that Beauty depends on the eye of the beholder. More than anything, this book made me decide never to let go the child in me. I never wanted to be those adults who never understood what the Little Prince was drawing, it was a boa's constrictor, not a hat. :)

* Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. This book made me realize what to look for in a book. It is never what the author says, but what the book whispers...and it whispered to me. "..there is no there, there!" This encourages me to spread my wings and fly...

* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. This is the book that I grew up with and how I go back to the different characterisitcs in the story I have been the Lion, the Tin WoodMan, the Scarecrow and etc. at some point in my life.

I still have a lot, and most of them are classics, I love the works of the following authors, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, John Grisham, and a lot more. I'm too lazy to type all of them, but you can browse my bookshelf here anytime...

So not only I commit myself to Jan. 10, 2008 as a Day to Read but I commit myself here to read a good book and post the review here. (Books that I have been wanting to read but haven't find time to!)

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. So, read with me and the rest of the world and together, let us get there! ;)

Thank you!


Jan said...

I'm so glad you joined Day To Read. I just don't know what I would do if I couldn't read. I start to panic if I'm close to finishing a book and not have another waiting to start.


Anonymous said...

I agree and since I work with books, I hope a lot of people join.

Wholly Burble said...

Oh, so glad you read my post about this day, and JOINED IN!

And also tickled you posted about some of your favorite books that you have enjoyed and that have influenced you. Those things reveal so much about you!