Category: 52 Books

No. 10: Renewing Minds 0

No. 10: Renewing Minds

This book, a required text for one of my classes, did not impress. Despite the glowing remarks on the cover, I didn’t find it particularly inspiring, enlightening, or forward thinking. There is definitely some valuable content, but most of it is simply a cobbling together of things said better by...

No. 8: Trading Places 0

No. 8: Trading Places

Selfishness is as natural to me as speaking. Sometimes I can’t help it, other times I don’t even notice. I struggle with understanding how other people view my actions and comments. It’s probably the biggest reason I have no social skills. A couple of months ago I got fed up...

52 Books: An exercise in burnout 0

52 Books: An exercise in burnout

I have ADD, and one of my personal traits related to it is hyperfocus, and it’s both blessing and curse. At times I can focus all of my energy and attention on one thing for hours without variation. It’s particularly helpful at work, and when I’m working on a freelance...

No. 7: The Golden City 1

No. 7: The Golden City

Back in 2005 I was wandering through Borders and saw a cover that caught my eye. That’s how I usually buy books. Every once in a while I pick based on a recommendation or name recognition, but usually there’s just something about the cover or title that piques my curiosity...

No. 6: Creating Significant Learning Experiences 0

No. 6: Creating Significant Learning Experiences

The author begins this book in a truly maddening fashion. If I hadn’t needed to finish at least half of it for class I wouldn’t have bothered reading past page 5. The opening quote, which inspired the title (probably not the ideas though, as we’ll see later) actually turns “teachers”...