Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Non-Fiction Giveaway Blog Hop, hosted by Rikki’s Teleidoscope! I’m giving away one non-fiction book from Amazon, up to $20 and you can enter my giveaway at this rafflecopter. You can find a list of other participants here. Have fun hopping!
Recently I was asked to review a book of advice for helping your child learn and I immediately thought of asking my mother to review it because of her experience homeschooling me and my siblings. Today I’d like to share her excellent review with you.
No matter how your child is educated—home, public, private—this book holds the key to academic success: Jen Lilienstein’s A Parent’s Playbook for Learning. It gives you the tools to recognize your child’s learning personality and the strategies to use that information to help your child succeed in school. Continue reading
There are just a few important things you need to know to understand what Starship Troopers (the movie version) is all about. First, it does not have the same feel as Heinlein’s book. A lot of the pro-military sentiment was clearly over the top and came across as almost a parody of the original. Many of the events are preserved, but a lot of details are added of necessity, since you have to see things in a movie even if they weren’t described in the book. However, a lot of character development and relationships between characters are added too. The sharp military feel is preserved though and I thought the dry humor was brought out more. Personally, I enjoyed these changes and even felt like the movie makers probably had many of the same complaints I did with the book. But it’s possible that if you loved the book, you could find the changes frustrating. Continue reading
As part of Kat over at Forever Book Lover’s blogger feature In The Spotlight, I have an interview over at her blog today! If you hop on over, you can find out a little more about why I blog and what I love about it and possibly sign up for an In The Spotlight feature yourself. Check it out here….
Project Fairy Tale is a month long project being run by Alison at The Cheap Reader. A bunch of re-telling aficionados have gotten together and each picked a fairy tale for which they'll read the original and at least three re-tellings this month. I'm doing Robin Hood :) You can check out the list below for more details and links to the other bloggers involved.
Title: Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Author: Maria Konnikova
Source: from publisher for review
Fun Fact: Motivation can improve IQ test results and memory formation.
Review Summary: Not the most useful as a self-help book, but a fun and inspiring way to learn about psychology.
Can you learn to think like Sherlock Holmes? Drawing on both anecdotes from Holmes stories and exciting studies in psychology, author Maria Konnikova suggests ways in which you can. She’s clearly familiar with and enthusiastic about both her topics – Homes and the psychology behind his way of thinking – and she does a great job making you feel her enthusiasm too. As someone who understands loving a good book, she had me from her description of her first experience with Holmes. She also integrated real-world, relatable examples with her Holmes/Conan Doyle anecdotes and the psychology studies in a way that constantly piqued my interest.