Catching the Catfishers by Tyler Cohen Wood

Catching the Catfishers by Tyler Cohen Wood - What’s Your Digital Footprint? Catching the Catfishers by Tyler Cohen Wood is a book about keeping yourself safe online and ensuring that your online reputation isn’t compromised. This is the first time in a very long time that a book shook me up so much. As I was reading Catching the Catfishers, I realized how much I do not know about having an online presence. “If you make a positive first impression, you will have an easy time living up that impression. If you make a negative first impression, however, you will have a difficult time changing others’ perception of you. That is why … [Read more...]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, Review

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Review I have often heard that Truman Capote is an excellent writer who has a unique style of writing, and that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of his best pieces of writing. I finally got around to reading Breakfast at Tiffany's, a novella, and I didn't like. I have never seen the film either, however, I couldn't understand why people think Breakfast at Tiffany's is so amazing. A friend tells me that the story is about romance, and I am thinking, whatever. I read the Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote over two weeks ago and I have been having a hard time getting excited about writing the … [Read more...]

Read a Short Story Every Day – A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Read a Short Story Every Day - A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Read a Short Story Every Day - A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch Do you want to read more, but cannot find the time? Why not get the process started by reading a short story every day. At American Literature, you get a choice of many stories to choose from, or you can read the story of the day that’s chosen for you. You may be thinking that there isn’t much diversity since all the short stories are “American” but that's not the case, and there is diversity because there are many different authors, some of whom you may not have heard of. And there is also diversity in the genre and even the length of the stories. There are also some … [Read more...]

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur

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Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur Are you seriously thinking about starting a business? Has the environment in which you are operating your business changed significantly? If you answered yes to any of the two questions, read Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. I first learned about Business Model Generation about three years ago from a friend, Carol Roberts. I do not read a lot of business books so I wasn’t overly keen on reading it. A few months ago I was reading an article, and in it, a young woman mentioned … [Read more...]

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving is a short story - 20 pages - found in Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Penguin Classics). Published in 1819, Rip Van Winkle is the name of the protagonist in the story, which is set in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Yesterday I reviewed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and both stories are mentioned in the Harvard Classics Bookshelf. When I saw Rip Van Winkle among the must-reads, the name felt very familiar to me, but after I read the story, I have no recollection of having read it before.  Rip Van Winkle is a good natured man and the people in the … [Read more...]