|_amethyst_eyes (_amethyst_eyes) wrote,|
@ 2008-07-07 17:21:00
|Entry tags:||books, education, reading, writing|
Bubbly is Bogus.
So has anyone else noticed that the less and less time you spend learning, obviously the less you know, but the more you forget?
I used to be so good with grammar, and better at art recognition and stuff. Not anymore! Today on Jeopardy they showed a painting that I KNOW I've studied and asked a question about it and I couldn't for the life of me remember the answer. Of course no one on the show got it right either, but still.
I LIKE knowing stuff. I like to be educated, I like learning, and if the subject is right, I even like studying!
So you can imagine my horror when I constantly screw up their/there/they're and know/no/now and so on. Granted it's mostly typing errors and that's pretty easy to do. But it bothers me.
So today I bought this book called "The Intellectual Devotion". On the cover it says "Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class". Everyday you read something about a certain subject. On Mondays you learn about History, Tuesdays it's Literature, Wednesday it's Visual Arts, Thursday it's Science, Friday it's Music, on Saturday you read about Philosophy, and on Sunday, appropriately enough, Religion.
I'm excited for this, except for the fact that I don't learn by reading, I learn by doing. I considered maybe writing a blurb about what I read each day, maybe even something narrative, but idk... maybe I'll just read. My other issue is that I'm currently reading "I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You". I started yesterday and I'm already half-way through, which shows you it's an easy read and one that I find hard to put down. Also, it's hard for me to juggle multiple projects.
Oh listen to me making all of these excuses....I should just do it, right? Read an effing page a day, and write a lil somethin-somethin' about it, eh? I should. I will. And today is Monday which means I have to start today or wait a week. I really don't think I have the patience to wait a week lol.
So the question remains.... do I read "I'd Tell You" first, or the Devotional? I think I'll call it the ID from now on :D
Hehe.... well what to do what to do.....