Summer Projects: Films, Books and Writings


To keep my self busy during this summer semester break [which runs from June to August, literally three months], the plan to fill in the days would be watching illuminating films on social critics, reading inspirational books for self-enlightenment and writing insightful reflection about life phenomena, apart from listening heart-warming and thought-relaxing music.

The ambition would be covering ten films a month, one book a week and one page a day and as many music as could possibly to keep this activities company; the most use of assets. It’s time for personal endowments! Unleash your potential, broaden your mind, open your eyes and ears and uncover your heart and soul.

So, far, I’ve got the list of the books already, I had stocked them from the previous season: Paulo Coelho’s “Life: Selected Quotations”, Paulo Coelho’s “The Pilgrimage”, “The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dream”, Paulo Coelho’s “The winner Stands Alone”, Paulo Coelho’s “Like the Flowing River”, Paulo Coelho’s “The Zahir”, Vicki Myron’s “Dewey”, Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers”, George Sullivan’s “Abraham Lincoln”, Greg Mortenson’s “”Three Cups of Tea”, Fernando Morais’ “Paulo Coelho” A Warrior’s Life, the authorized biography” and Richard Horne’s “101 Things You Need to Know.. and some you don’t!” And I cross my fingers to finish them all before the start of the third semester [two more to go, I can make it].

As for the films, it’s not easy to select a good film, but I’ve got some already and I will come up with the latest list soonest. I’m always open for recommendations though. So, if you have some, just let me know. The purpose of this entire project is to be as productive as I could possibly envision myself to be. And at the end of the day, I could feel that I am productive enough and that I have enriched myself enough with all the precious knowledge available around us. And I will learn as much information sources as given in the surrounding and within my reach and proximity.

You will understand, how important it is to feel that yourself has been sharpened by the good quality, the broad knowledge and the wide horizon you possess as if that you could conquer the world today and that it is in your hands, literally. For at least, you have equipped yourself with so many “means” of self-revolution and self-evolution. This is the time. We can always presume that every single thing around us is a great tool for us to improve ourselves. I think that has always been the case; and stories, knowledge are sometimes implicitly expressed and shared by and in singularities of creations. Everyone of us is a learning source for each other–for everyone else.

Another part of this project will be to furnish this blog to a more visitor-friendly and integrated site to check. If anyone can help me out with this, I’ll be very much happy. So, I guess that’s about the summer projects.

About Mohammad Reiza

I first started blogging on wordpress in November 2006 that you can find at and later in January 2007 I added another blog at and I just recently added another blog in May 2013 at

2 responses »

  1. hi dear Reiza, i never read Coelho’s book, now i’m curious at soon i will try to buy it. Btw did you ever read Herman Hesse’s? i suggest you bc they are very interesting !

  2. Il mio amico.
    I have heard that Hesse’s works are brilliant. I haven’t ready his, but definitely will be in my reading list. Thanks a lot for the suggestion! Appreciate it.
    Hope you read Coelho too! 🙂

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