Friday, February 21, 2014

Sun by Two Door Cinema Club. One of my favorite songs and bands. It's just... Beautiful ♡ 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quick write 3

"In fact, I've died a long time ago, because only being dead to handle so much emptiness.
Maybe I'm just a soul wandering around looking for someone that could give me life again, or in fact, give me life for the first time. Maybe all of us are these wondering souls and our elixir of life is love. Ok, I could be less cliche and more specific for the realistics: maybe we are souls loose around the world looking for some emotions, something that makes us really feel something, because life is really based on this verb: TO FEEL. And then, each high school love, each broken heart, deluded, in love or battered would be little doses of elixir, and when we finally found our true love, we finally would drink all of the bottle of this elixir of life and, at long last, we would live with all the colours, all the rights and all the feelings of this wonderful process that love is.
Maybe life isn't a gift, but an achievement, the result of a difficult Treasure Hunt, because who lives without at least once, even if it's hidden deeply in our hearts, being in love?" 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quick write - what hard and clear about what hurts

"You want me to write about what hurts hard and clear, so I think I should write about physical pain, the only pain that is really hard and clear. Other kinds of pain they feel just so complicated, they hurt in such an intensive and figurative way that you can't explain and it just hurts you more. These kinds of pain hurt you from inside to outside and they are just hard but not clear. They are just so confusing and require such a carefully way to be cured. So sorry, but I can't talk hard and clear about what hurts because it's not clear for me. Pains that are worth stories are complicated."

Which door?

I'd like to step through Hogwarts because I love Harry Potter and I think the whole story of the series is amazing, full of details that are all connected to themselves. The idea of being a wizard and going to Hogwarts sounds awesome to me, all that fantasy in that British way... I'd really love to go there. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reading Survey

I like reading since I was a little kid, but my love for literature was built with my reading experiences in middle school. I’m not from Canada, I’m from Brazil and there we can’t choose our classes. So, in Grade 8, I had a Portuguese teacher (the same as an English teacher) that make us read 3 books per month. We had 10 days to read the book that she chose for us and then we had an oral test about it where all the students made questions for each other. This teacher was who showed me the most important books and authors that I’ve ever read and known. She taught me how to choose books not only because of the cover, but also because of author, the “era” that was wrote, the language, etc. These experiences built inside of me a big desire for learning  more about literature, reading more and, consequently, one of the things that I like most, writing.

Besides books, I also like reading magazines, because I like how they are organized and how they can make a boring topic turn into a funny one with the pictures and the way that journalists write. Another thing that I like reading are some stories in internet that are called “fanfics”, written by people (generally girls) that like an specific actor or singer and posted in sites propers for this kind of stories. I don’t like to read and associate the story with me and the famous guy that the author associated her story, like the readers of fanfics are suppose todo, so I always give other names to the characters, what is funnier for me because I can put my own characters in someone’s story.

For me is hard to pick a favourite book, but one of myfavourites is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger, because the main character is very sincere with his own feelings and with everything that he says, he describes the world exactly the way he sees it and this is one thing that I like in books, when the main character are very descriptive and do it in his/her own way. In terms of authors, is also hard to pick afavourite, but two of the ones that I like most are CharlesBukowski and Mario Quintana (brazilian).

When I read, all that I can think is what I would do if I was the characters or what the author was feeling when he wrote that. I really get into the plot of the book when I’m reading, for me this is the best way to enjoy a book. Sometimes, I even think about how bad I wish I had written that, because some authors are geniuses and I want to be like them.

This semester, I want to meet other kinds of literature and explore the types that I don’t like much. I want to know some opinions of people that like the kinds of books that I don’t, like the vampire and monsters ones, because I think the best way to start reading a book that you never would choose in the shelf is with someone’s indication. I also want that my reading this semester helps to improve my writing, one of the reasons why I want to meet other types of literature is to improve my creative ability, so I will have more things to write about and I’ll improve my writing.