The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Book Review

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Book Review Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is the third book I am featuring for Banned Books Week. Once again, I decided to read the book first before I investigate why the book was banned in the first place. After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I couldn’t figure out by myself why the book was banned. Yes, as a black woman, I found it very offensive because of Twain’s frequent use of the word “nigger” in the story, but during that time period in which the story was set – in the 1840s - that was the norm, which … [Read more...]

Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Five, Day Two

Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Five, Day Two This is the fifth week, day two of the book summaries for Around the World in 120 Days for The Invisible Mentor’s Virtual Literary World Tour. Yesterday, we stopped our Tour in South Africa with Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People. Along the Tour, I felt that Norwegian Wood was difficult to read because there were too many suicides, although Haruki Murakami achieved critical acclaim for it. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa takes a while to read because of its content – you need time to digest the … [Read more...]

Mentor Yourself – Interview With Invisible Mentor Dan Elash, Principal, Syntient, Part II

Mentor Yourself - Interview With Invisible Mentor Dan Elash, Principal, Syntient To get the most from The Invisible Mentor Interview, while you are reading it, answer the following questions: Are their similarities between the Dan Elash and yourself? In what ways can you use the information? In what ways would you respond differently from Dan? What are your five takeaways from the interview? After reading the interview, what is one concrete action you can take? Invisible Mentor: Dan Elash, Principal Company Name: Syntient Website: http://syntient.com/  Avil Beckford: … [Read more...]