Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 15

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Piano Quintet in A, D 667 The Trout" by Schubert]

[Choose your own topic. Today is an excellent day to show some initiative and creativity.]

1. Journal
2. Vocabulary
3. T.S. Eliot was no Lee Harvey Oswald
4. Sonnets
5. Brain 2.0

1. Stake your claim on "6,128 Books"
2. Study vocab
3. Comment to [HERE/LINK] with your preferred mindmaps


  1. I would like to analyze the section about Dracula! Here is the section : "I've never squandered an opportunity to read. There are only 24 hours in the day, seven of which are spent sleeping, and in my view at least four of the remaining 17 must be devoted to reading. A friend once told me that the real message Bram Stoker sought to convey in "Dracula" is that a human being needs to live hundreds and hundreds of years to get all his reading done; that Count Dracula, basically nothing more than a misunderstood bookworm, was draining blood from the necks of 10,000 hapless virgins not because he was the apotheosis of pure evil but because it was the only way he could live long enough to polish off his extensive reading list. But I have no way of knowing if this is true, as I have not yet found time to read "Dracula."
    (Called it! ;)

  2. I feel that at the beginning of the 24 hours, everybody should be set loose to what references they want to tackle (as long as everybody hits at least one.) Halfway through, hit a second or third one, and as we close up the 24 hours, hit all the ones remaining.

  3. I wouldn't mind taking the women's reference about Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Just since I know a little bit about Pride and Prejudice and I want to know more about Jane Eyre... Maybe Sam can collaborate with me on this piece with a littler insider information.

  4. Anybody else have an urge to read all the books he referenced to, just so you can point and say aloud, "I remember that part!" and then reminisce about that book? I do. ...Just saying.

  5. I'm claiming the section about having books shoved down your throat in school.
    "Close friends rarely lend me books.....Aristotle? And Plato? Geez"