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What keeps me going

Olivia tagged me to post about what keeps me going.
The truth is that books keep me motivated. I am always curious about notable books and I can’t wait to know what is inside them!

Books aren’t the only things which keep me going, though; I’d like to go to college and study literature and become a book critic, so I strive to read a lot and get high grades so I could do what I like in the future. I also have a couple of skills which I’d like to learn, including playing a musical instrument, improving my computer graphics skills, and learning programming and website design.

So basically, learning and reading keep me motivated.

Anyone who is interested in this meme is welcome to go ahead and post it on his/her blog.


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I was tagged by Olivia and Pri to post about what I would do if I were the last person on earth.

If I were the last person on earth I would probably enjoy it for myself, break into shops and take whatever I want; and when I get lonely I would find some extraterrestrial friends.

You can do this meme if you like, but for now I’ll tag Lina Idris.

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10 things I want to do

I’ve been tagged by both Lauren and Priscila to post “10 things I want to do before I die”.

  1. Study literature in college
  2. publish a book
  3. learn to play a musical instrument
  4. improve my Spanish
  5. improve my tennis
  6. create a documentary/movie
  7. participate in a humanitarian project
  8. improve my Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  9. read more books
  10. tour New York City

Whoever wants to do this meme is welcome to tag him/herself (=

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7 things you don’t know about me

Thanks to Lauren, I’ve been tagged for the first time to write 7 things you don’t know about me!

  1. I was inspired by The Fray to learn the piano
  2. In Sudan, I skipped grades 6 and 8
  3. When I was nine, I unconsciously chewed my laptop battery wire until smoke rose out of it
  4. I’m left-handed
  5. I’d like to become the Minister of Education in Sudan
  6. Right now, I’m obsessed with the tv series, House
  7. I didn’t learn to read till I was 6; I was dyslexic before that


Books worth Reading

Final Haven

Tuesday in Silhouette

Adi’s Eye

Lucy of Teen Baker

Solange Alexandra

note: you should tag seven people

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Hello, this is my first meme which I found on Books Worth Reading. Click here (Booking through Thursday) to do it youself and find other memes.

I’m tagging Meghna and the authors of Taking it further.

What was the last book you bought?
The last e-book I bought was Atonement by Ian McEwan. Actually I used my dad’s credit card…

Name a book you have read MORE than once
The only one is Animal Farm by George Orwell: one of my favorites

Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?
I don’t know… maybe Tess of the d’Urbervilles, One Hundred years of Solitude…

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews
By recommendations and reviews; and for classics: my dad knows the good books

Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
I prefer fiction… but I’d also like to try different genres including biographies

What’s more important in a novel – beautiful writing or a gripping plot?
The size is very important. I hate those terribly long books, especially classics like Great Expectations. But Harry Potter is an exception.

I think beautiful writing is important, but so is clarity. I don’t like those books when you have to read a sentence twice to understand what it says. A gripping plot is also crucial. I think the best examples are Harry Potter, Agatha Christie books and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)
Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, because he’s witty, and has a bizarre character, and is very fond of himself.

Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?
What’s a nightstand?

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?
The last book was One Hundred Years of Solitude… I finished it the day before yesterday at school when typically, the teacher didn’t appear in class

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
No, I don’t even risk reading un-known books which are bad

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