Booked for Mentoring: Musings of a Book Addict – and the Most Impactful Book for 2011 Is….

I have read a lot of really good books this year (2011 Books for Mentoring), and because I am at active reader, I always learn at least one thing from the books that I read. This is the time of year when you find the various lists for the best books of the year. I already gave you the list of some of the books that I have thoroughly enjoyed. But, I have also been thinking about which book was most impactful and practical for me. And the winner is… Drum roll please! …How to Read Literature Like  Professor by Thomas Foster. When I first started to read How to Read Literature Like a Professor, I thought it was going to be very … [Read more...]

The Hunger Games is This Year’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Last year, many people including bloggers were talking about Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This year, people will be talking about Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Both books are the first instalment in a trilogy. The Hunger Gamesis a science fiction book written for teenagers, but adults including myself, are gobbling up the book. It’s a page turner. I liked the sixteen-year-old protagonist Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games a lot better than I liked Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo even though I enjoyed the trilogy and have seen the movies. North America is no more! It’s been destroyed … [Read more...]