I saw the list of 101 great books for college bound students recommended by College Board somewhere in the internet. I'm already in college, and although I read most of these when I was in high school (when I had lots of time to read stuff not related to my course), I thought that it would be fun to check how many of these mostly classics I've read. Bolded means read, and italicized means that it's already somewhere in my shelf, but I haven't thought of starting to read it until now. ( *nosebleed*Collapse )
Really, the death of Osama bin Laden won't be the end of terrorism.
"I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
Does it mean that the US will be leaving all the Middle Eastern nations its military has been occupying for so many years? Will discrimination against Muslims by Westerners gradually disappear from now on? Will people in countries where Al-Qaida are hiding be able to sleep peacefully at least for tonight?
I have a Goodreads account. There are three default folders there (currently read, read, to read) but the categories seem too rigid for someone like me who keeps hopping from one book to another and takes a while to finish one (maybe I do lack discipline, or maybe focus, when it comes to reading). By looking my progress with books, I might think of a way to categorize them and hopefully get to finish them. So here are the books I'm dealing with right now.