The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

To make it easy for you in case you missed our posts this week, here is what we talked about on The invisible Mentor Blog. Mondays at the Salon When you think of ING DIRECT, you think of a bank without branches of tellers. But the firm offers a collaborative working space in downtown Toronto at the corner of Shuter and Yonge Street. The ING Direct Downtown Cafe is very open, orange in colour with free wireless internet service. The space offers high tech facilities for entrepreneurs to come together and share ideas. Are Collaborative Workspaces The Wave of the Future? Booked on Tuesdays We reviewed The Hunger Games by Suzanne … [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...]

Review of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire

I am doing something a little different with this book review. First, it’s two reviews in one, the first two parts of a trilogy by Stieg Larsson: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire. Second, I am focusing on the lessons that we can learn from these books because it’s true that art does imitate life. I don’t like hype, and any book that too many people are talking about I try to avoid them, but for some reason I relented and read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. At 841 pages this is not a short book. Over the Internet many were saying that this was a book that they could not put down, but I did … [Read more...]