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Finished Sparks. On To Fiction.

January 28th, 2009

Onto book #5.  I don’t have much to say about Sparks.  It was a decent book, common sense really.  Don’t stifle your kid’s creativity, take an active interest in what is going on in their lives.  Some real practical information, and a much needed refresher course.

On to some Fiction.  I’m starting the somewhat heavy The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

Authors, Books, Markus Zusak, Peter Benson, Sparks, The Book Thief

Starting Book #4 – Sparks

January 20th, 2009

I enjoyed Good To Great. Until about halfway through. Then, honestly, I struggled. I rated the book as a 5. I don’t rate how good the book is, I rate how much I enjoyed reading it. I’m not egocentric enough to think that if I didn’t enjoy something then it must not be good. About 3 million people will tell you Good To Great is a great business book. And it was. But I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as say, Outliers, or The Last Lecture.

But it’s finished and I can move on.

I’m moving on to Sparks – How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers. I’m a parent of 3, with one on the way, and I’m entering the world of raising a teenager so something like this is timely and hopefully will give me a better picture of how….well…., of how to not suck at parenting.


Authors, Books, Good To Great, Jim Collins, Peter Benson, Sparks