Monica wrote:Oh wow. Where to begin?
That's right: Where do I begin?
It's not that I've never read before, but SM's books thought me something more about reading. I never truly tried to understand a character. I could identify with most up to a point, but I never looked ahead and see what I would have done if I was in their place, understand why they reacted that way. I often disliked characters due to my apathy while reading. The two things I kept in mind was the style the author used and the idea. I now started to place myself in the characters' shoes and try to explain to myself their actions. I was surprised to end up unable to hold a grudge even for the charcaters I most disliked. It's true I read even slower now, but I enjoy every book ten times more
Also, I've never really cared to know the exact meaning of a word. When I read in English, I often skip words that I don't know cause I can tell what the phrase is reffering to. But having read the Twilight Saga a few times, words I didn't know started to bother me, so I made a list and carefully solved it. It's became a habit since.
I've always enjoyed staring at the ceiling for no apparent reason, picturing stuff or trying to put an order in my thoughts; now I started staring at the ceiling imagining people, places, conversations and writing everything down - I've finally decided to put the lazyness aside and go for it! Write whatever is on my mind.
I got more aware of the fact I miss a lot
in a conversation and I try to be more attentive to whatever might suggest what the thoughts of the person I'm speaking to are.
I don't think vampires are stupid or scary or boring (well, I do think that about "normal" vampires-sorry, but I've never liked them --_--''); I still think it's silly, but I don't feel as bad everytime I fall down (I might blame imaginary stones or thresholds or whatever for that, though) and I don't mind getting up early anymore (but I do sleep till noon everytime I get the chance
I can't remember anything else right now, still Twilight brought changes that I'm grateful for
Thank you SM and thank you for reading this.