Were you born to blog?

Born to Blog

Born to Blog by Mark W Schaefer and Stanford A Smith – Book Review If you have been performing in a role for five years, are you an expert? Would you know all the fundamentals? Or is there room for improvement? It is hard for me to believe, but I have been blogging at The Invisible Mentor for over five years. With the rate at which technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with all the information on effective blogging. Recently, while I was in Indigo bookstore I noticed Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time because the last copy was literally bent out of shape, and hanging off … [Read more...]

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl – Book Review

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl - Book Review If you would like to learn how to plan and execute a major project, then Kon Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft is the book for you. Kon Tiki is not a project management book, but by following the process that Thor Heyerdahl used for his expedition, you will learn how to manage a project. Heyerdahl spent a lot of time conducting research and he wrote a book about settlers traveling from Peru to Polynesia was thought. He claimed that they traveled on a raft made from balsa wood. His theory – men of an ancient civilization from their own country [Peru] had been the first to reach the Pacific … [Read more...]

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland, Book Review In Susan Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue, the star in the story is a Johannes Vermeer painting. After Dean Merrill’s funeral, a few colleagues from the mathematics department are talking, and at some point, the conversation moves to last words spoken. Cornelius Engelbrecht, mutters, “An eye like a blue pearl,” the last words that his father spoke. Usually a loner, the day brings back memories of his father, whom he buried years ago, on a day like this one. Cornelius invites one of his colleagues, Richard, to his home because he wants to show him something. Cornelius surprises his … [Read more...]

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg – Book Review

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The reading challenge continues with The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, please read Let the Challenge Begin – Book Recommendations for Summer 2014. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, then The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg delivers. Set in Sweden, the book is a social commentary on retirement homes and the way that society treats the elderly. The five main characters – Martha, Rake, Brains, Christina, and Anna Greta - are dissatisfied with the way they are treated at Diamond House, a retirement home, so they decide to do something about it. … [Read more...]

Clover by Dori Sanders, Book Review

Clover by Dori Sanders

Clover by Dori Sanders, Book Review I learned about the book, Clover by Dori Sanders while taking my Research for Writers course online. During the course, there were clips of the film, which I learned was based on a book of the same name. Based on what I saw, the story sounded interesting, so I decided to read the book. The main character is a 10-year old, Clover Hill, who has recently lost her father, Gaten Hill, a few hours after his marriage to Sara Kate, a white woman. Clover by Dori Sanders is about the racial divide between Blacks and Whites in the United States, the issues arising from interracial marriages, as well as death … [Read more...]