READ A BOOK
The other day I finished reading the book Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom and I put up some quotes from the book on my Book Quotes blog. It was a short read, only 165 pages. It’s really meant for teachers, but as someone who is interested in our terrible American education system, I quite wanted to read it. It takes a psychological perspective on education, which would probably interest anyone interested in the basic psychology of learning.
That’s only 8th book I’ve finished this year. I probably could’ve read more by now, but I’m reading about 8 more books simultaneously at the moment, so finishing one takes a lot longer. And of course sometimes I just give up on a book. I realized yesterday that I only finished reading one fiction book this year, the other seven were all non-fiction.
WRITE A BOOK
I’m still not sure whether or not I’ll participate in NaNoWriMo next month. I have some fun new ideas floating around in my head, so it’s quite tempting, but I do want to finish my album, obviously. I keep going back and forth. One day I’ll think to myself “oh, I’ve gotta at least try NaNoWriMo; this idea is just too exciting to resist,” and then the next day I’ll think, “I can’t do it, I’ve gotta finish this album. I don’t want to have to worry about writing fiction too.”
So I still don’t know what I’ll do. It will all depend on how I feel in November I guess.