As my mind wonders and contemplates on how to officially end my academic journey, I came across this quote that best summarizes an overwhelming experience that I’ve just gone through. This annotation task, although strenous and time consuming, has become an opened door of opportunity for me to start my quest with the wonderful world of children’s literature. I am still astounded by after effect of the books I read. Reflecting on what C.S. Lewis wrote in his dedication for the book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again", I feel so privileged that despite of difficulties, I manage to hop into an adventure with the wonderful world of books and been to different places that no one has ever been and meet great people that only few has met. No wonder that euphoria, not a heavy heart, preoccupies my thoughts as I’m about to end an academic reading experience. There is more wonders to explore, more heroic characters to befriend with, more emotions to linger and there is no reason for me to stop. This is just the beginning.
For less than a month, I have read 74 books with which 53 I have annotated, 32 I have formally chosen to include in this assignment, certainly the most number of books I have ever read in my entire life. I opted to read printed books only since I am a visual learner and I internalized reading experience more than online sources. Time Constraints will always be a problem on assignments like this so I put this idea aside. Onset of my personal adventure, the first thing that hindered me is my source of resources, especially with the local text selections. Living in a foreign land without even knowing where to find the basic requirements of this task brought me to find achievable options in real time such as going through different sites for possible online text, going to the community libraries of Singapore for foreign selections and even seeking help from my friends in the...
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