As a young child, he believed he would grow up to become a writer; then, between the ages of seventeen and twenty-four, he tried to "abandon this idea," but knew that by doing so, he would be "outraging" his "true nature."
If you haven’t taken the time yet to visit GoneReading, please do. There is so much information on their website for readers. I’m just discovering the blog (see above). Below is one of my favorite posts thus far:
I may just have to try this. I’ve been keeping track of my reading as of late (see Reading List (July 2009 – Present) | Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde), but I’ve only kept track of titles. While I do write occasionally about the books I read and the authors I admire (Esmeralda Santiago | Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde is a good example), I do not write about everything I read. I am seriously considering doing so, online of course. I love the idea. It would compliment my blog and personal journals nicely
There are so many wonderful products for book lovers of any age. It all goes to a good cause as well. You’ll also want to check out their resources for readers as well (see below). Happy reading!
First of all, Happy St. Patrick's Day! The topic of this post feels a little out of place on a day full of beer, dancing, and general noisiness, but I hope you all have enjoyed a very merry St. Paddy's Day, nonetheless.
It's been a while since I last posted, but that was partly because I was gone for half of Spring Break on a silent retreat.
A few months ago, I featured a post titled "Ten Things I Learned From My Mom." I've spent the last few weeks reflecting, and decided that I also wanted to feature a similar post dedicated to my father. I'm fortunate enough to have two loving parents that I am very close with, and I hope some day that I can take everything I've learned from them, and apply it to my own parenting techniques.
If you haven’t heard of Watcher of Weasels, please check it out. I’ve followed the council for nearly six years. There is always at least a thought-provoking post or two each week, every week. One of my favorite council members, of course, is Bookworm Room. It looks like I have some reading to do. You can find this week’s winners here.
I was eating a PB&J out of tinfoil during class and thinking about blogging, as I often do. I had recently read a friend’s blog that he just started a few months ago and doesn’t update very often. Its future doesn’t look good---a few more months it will likely become another blog corpse silently occupying net space. As I read his first tentative posts, I was reminded of my own blogging beginnings that stretch back to my senior year of high school.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m proud to say that I have Irish ancestry on both sides of my family. I visited Ireland during the summer of 2000 and would love to go back. I felt right at home. In fact, there are two things I carry in my wallet that came from Ireland – an Irish 5 £ note that includes a classroom scene on side and a portrait of Catherine McAuley on the other, as well as a card embedded with a four-leaf clover and the following saying:
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
the foresight to know where you’re going,
and the insight to know when you’ve gone too far.