JOURNAL TOPIC: (today's tunes: "Taking Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive; "Taking Care of No Business" by Jimi Hendrix)
What is it about routine that makes our lives both easier (more efficient) and harder to change (put down that third bag of Hot Cheetos!)? Describe a routine you want to start, describe a routine you want to stop, and describe a routine you want to continue.
2. Reading quiz (pp.31-50)
4. Continue reading
1. Read this quote:
"What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way you want to
stretch yourself into other people's hearts. You want to plant yourself
there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger
instrument than the one you're playing. It becomes almost an obsession
to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to
heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through
all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about
tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a
heart attack." -Keith Richards
2. Answer this question in a post to your blog entitled THE PEEVED PEDESTRIAN:
What is it that made Ray Bradbury write the novel you're reading?
What in your analysis of literary techniques led you to this conclusion?
(Make sure to include textual support illustrating Bradbury's use of at
least three techniques we've studied/discussed this year.)
3. Begin memorizing a song, a poem, or your poem and be ready to recite on Friday, Feb 1.