Saturday, May 2, 2015

Writing Slumps.

Writing slumps. They're like reading slumps, but really quite different. For writing, you need to really go at your story with a club, but you can and can't really wait for inspiration to hit you. I've never really had a writing slump, but when I'm really writing, I really go at with all I have. So, think of all the things that make you want to write. Think of all the things that inspire you to write and really go at your story with a big club and write your heart out. For a writing slump you could probably read a book and then you might at actually think of something that will trigger something that you could write about. Or you could do some household chore, like doing the dishes or some menial task, that could trigger something for you to write about. Listening to classical music, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, etc or any kind of music really could also trigger something that you could write about. Having both reading and writing slumps may suck, but do not let them give you the power to not read or write anymore and everyone is different when it comes to that kind of stuff. So, try different things and see what can trigger you to start reading and writing again. Read quotes about reading, writing and experiences, that may also trigger something in you to actually write and also read again.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Banning Books

Banning books is not a good thing. People who ban books are the ones who are not letting other people read books because of certain things that are inside of the book. But banning books is not going to help anyone if the things inside the book are banned. They're riddculing the people who have yet to come across the books that they're banning!! I may not a parent, but if I was I would not let my kids read mature books until they were at least fourteen or fifteen years old. And by mature, I mean things like what is in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Teenagers need to know things like that and if they are depressed, using drugs, drinking alcohol, experiencing / anything with sex, they could relate to the things in Perks. Banning books like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and so many other books that are related to that and also many, many books in general, is a little wrong to me because the people who ban those kinds of books are keeping the rest of us from reading, from something we might actually relate to and banning something like that is not something you should actually be proud of. They are keeping us and other readers and other book lovers away from what we think might / could be a really good book those who actually like a certain type of genre and other things! By banning books, you're basically keeping people from a world that they could actually really relate to and what is so wrong with relating to things like that? I don't see any wrong with that and I think that banning books is just wrong as to anything else that a person can really do in life. Books have been apart of my life and I just don't like people dissing / banning something that so many people in the world are also so passionate about as well and just as much as I am.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Reading Slumps

In January of 2015, I was in a bit of a reading slump, and I just don't know why, I just didn't really feel like reading at all. And I mean, the book that I was currently reading was "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout and well, I've tried to read another book that I have never read before. And that did not work for me, so, now, I'd suggest for those out there also in a slump that you might want to reread something that you know you love! You know what already happens, you know the ending and it's just basically one of your favorite books and could be any book in the world. And well, I've never reread a book because I was in a reading slump, only because I know that I don't want to force myself to read as is it. So, do not force yourself to read because it will feel like a chore. And if it feels like a chore, then you won't feel like doing it every day. So, I'd say take a break from books, watch book videos on YouTube or other videos on YouTube not related to books.
Watch a TV series or something that's not related to books at all. Reading slumps are always hard because you never know how long it's really going to last. So, I have given up on reading "Olive Kitteridge." And well, I think that it might have just been he book that I was reading, I've tried to read "Julie and Julia" by Julie Powell, but I guess that I just didn't feel like reading at the time but  I'm reading "Papertowns" by John Green. Which is going pretty well and I also recommend John Green's other book "The Fault in Our Stars." If you're looking for a romantic cry, I really recommend it! Anyways, back to the topic! Reading slumps suck, again, I'm going to have to say that you might as well, either find another book, or just reread a favorite book of yours!
Anyways, I'm going to end it here! If you've gotten this far, thank for reading this far! And I'll write you later!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Donate / Donating Books!

Donating books is actually a really good thing. If you're reading a book and you find out that you personally absolutely did not like it then you can donate it. Or just donating them in general is just a really great thing. To be honest, I've just always thought that the world would be and should be a better place with literature. And there are so many people and kids in the world without books, food and water that we need to give them the things that they need and including the things that I just listed. Here are other reasons why you and everyone you know should donate books:
1. Think of how you have all the things you have in your life. Food, people, music, TV, water, books and everything that anyone that don't have all those things could use.
2. Think for a moment how books, movies and music have impacted your life. Everything from textbooks to dictionaries to the latest best-seller to a magazine you grabbed as you boarded a plane.  Now imagine never having had any of those things. All of these forms of media helped you imagine, grow and see a bigger world. They helped you to learn, and made you the person you are today.
3. Beyond literacy, we seek to place books in the hands of anyone who wants to read and learn.  Books can be tools that help individuals rise up out of unfortunate circumstances.
And there are just many things that you can donate, books included. And I just feel as though that people need all the literacy m, food, water, music and TV / movies that they can get. So, please, donate books and a lot of other things as much as you can and people will thank you even more for the person that you are for donating the things that you did. And if you made reading this far, I'll write you later!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Books VS. Movies / TV Shows

Now, I'm all for reading the book before seeing the movie, but I just don't like it when people do it the other way around, seeing the movie before reading the book if they knew that the movie was a book. I mean I really understand the fact that if you're going to go see a movie, and if you didn't know that it was a book, then that's fine because you just didn't know. But to me, it's not really an excuse if you did know that the movie you're seeing is an actual book, I mean if you hadn't read the book first. Then by all means yes, read the book first, as a lot of people say THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER in some ways yes, the book is always better. The book has a lot more details, you can read it when you'd feel like it, and you don't need to fit it with in a number of hours. But for me, I like reading the book first whether or not it's actually going to be a movie and or a TV show. In certain cases like this one, for Mockingjay part 1, for some people, they just didn't like the book for the ones who have actually read it and if they read it a second time, they might have actually liked it the second time than they did from when it they read it the first time around. But for the movie, some people prefer the movie than the book, the movie is actually better than the book, in some cases. But also the book is also always better as I'm probably going to be saying a lot in this blog / post. Books have always been my love for as long as I can remember and I just feel as though some people take advantage for when they see their movies / TV show first, only because they're just as lazy as can be and they're not wanting to have to have all that energy into put reading a book. I mean, to me, it's not really that hard reading a book, depending how long, or even short for that matter, the book actually is. I just feel sad that I might have lost my faith in humanity when it comes to reading an actual book because they're always wanting to take the easy route or the easy way out because they'd rather just be on the phone, tablet or watching the movie or TV show first rather than just reading the actual book first before anything. I mean when you're reading the book, you can imagine how things are when the described and in a movie or a TV show, you can't really do that, you're told that the things from the book are in a different way. Anyways, I think that that's it and that's all I have to say about this subject. So, if you've read this far, thank you and I'll write you next time!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Borrowing Books from the Library and / or Buying them at a Bookstore and having them in your possession.

Borrowing books from the library can be a lot of help for people who do not have a lot of money, but for me, I just buy my books in the bookstore. I just buy my books in the store because I can just have them and read them any time that I want. But when I borrow a book from the library, I have to remember to bring it back after a certain amount of time. I mean, yes, it does save people the time and money to actually have the book for a certain amount of time, but it also depends on how fast or slow that they read each book and how many books that they take out and the certain amount of time that their libraries give them to actually read it. For me, I have been buying books on Amazon and well, I mean, I buy my books from there and also Barnes & Noble, but to be honest, I haven't been to Barnes & Noble in months. Only because I don't drive and I think that if I did go there almost every day, I'd have an even more of a humoungous list of books to read than I already do right now. Borrowing from the library, for me, isn't really an option only because I read slower and I don't want to keep renewing the books that I want to read. And I also don't oppose and I'm also not against people who do go to the library and actually do check books out. But borrowing from the library is never a bad thing, it can help people who are low on money and if you're wanting to get a book but you're hesistant about getting it and like it, you can get it at the library and if you don't like it, you can always return it. If you bought it and you didn't like it, you can always donate it to people who did like it or people who haven't read it and might be interested in reading it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Buying and also Lending Your Books to Other People.

Buying books. Now, that is something I do almost frequently only because I love to read and the books out there actually have a story to tell. I may buy a lot of books in one outing or in many outings, but I also try and to save my money at the same time, only because there are things out there that I should save my money for other than books. 
But I am also saying that buying books isn't also not a bad thing. But there are also times where you just need to just stop buying things and actually save money for when you really need it. It could be for an outing, a present that you want to give to someone for an occasion and yes, that could be a book, but buying books is a different from buying someone the whole entire world. Buying books is a lot cheaper than to buy something else and I mean you could always have hours of entertainment with a book, you do not have to charge it, it will always be there for you when you put it down and also when you pick it back up again. 
Buying books may be a lot for some people, considering that they do not have a lot of money and they're trying to save up for bills and things and I totally understand the fact that I still need to save my money as well, but just the joy of buying books make you even more happy having the book physically in your hands? I know just having books in my personal library makes me really happy, even though that I may not read them any time soon, I will read them eventually, not now, but eventually. I understand that if you need to save up money, libraries are a great way to borrow the books that they have and give it back when you're done and you can also save money at the same time. 
Libraries are just one of the beauties of reading books, and having a book in your hands for a while. Now, lending your books. Personally, I do NOT, under any circumstances, like lending my books out to other people, because when you give the book to them, they might not even read it. They will take forever reading it, they will damage your book, and also they might not even give it back to you. That's what I really hate about lending my books to other people, because of all of the reasons that I just said, it just makes me soo mad that they do that to my books, even though that I've never had someone return one of my books damaged or anything.
But what I want to know is that why they don't go to the library and borrow a book from there or just buy the book themselves? I mean I really understand it if and when they don't like a book and they've bought it, sometimes,  they can't just give it away. But when they've borrowed from the library, they can just say that they didn't like it and just give it back to the library and NOT BUY IT. Uh, hello? If you're going to be borrowing a book from me, DO NOT DAMGE IT, TAKE FOREVER READING IT OR EVEN TAKE FOREVER IN GIVING IT BACK TO ME. I'M NOT A PUBLIC LIBRARY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! If you want to make your own personal library then start buying books that you will ACTUALLY LIKE or ones that you think that you might like. 
Or just borrow them from the library and then decide if you like the book or not! I don't like it when people borrow a book from you and then they damage your book, uh hello, if you're going to be borrowing a book from someone, you might as well just do your best and try not to damage it and a lot of other things that I just said above. For me, I am NOT your personal library for borrowing books, and I never will be, ever. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to go somewhere else, a library, a store, or someone who does not mind you borrowing their book, damaging it and other things. If you are going to be a book from me, you better not damage it, take forever in reading it and also take forever in giving it back to me. 
And if you do, I'm sorry, but you're going to be having to go somewhere else. Sorry, but again, I'm NOT your personal library, just go somewhere else and get your books there and not from me.
Anyways, if you've made it this far, I just want to thank you for reading this far and if you have any problems with lending out your books to other people, let me know in the comments! I'll write you next time!