Thursday 13 June 2013

In the book bag....

Haven't done this for a while.

Ebi-kun is currently reading Lemony Snicket - How Could That Be At This Hour. Although he says he is enjoying it, he is plodding through rather than devouring it, devouring is his usual way of reading. I have heard that Lemony Snicket is very popular with boys especially. He is about half way through so the verdict is still out on this one.

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I am reading The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma, which we are both very excited about. The first two books were really exciting, real page turners and this one is the same. Probably aimed more at 10-12 year olds, there are a few things I have to explain but it is great for expanding vocabulary, the story has many twists and turns and I think each child can relate to one of the characters in the story.

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The other book I often find Ebi-kun engrossed in is Bear Grylls - Living Wild. This is also aimed at older kids but since when has that stopped Ebi-kun! Bear Grylls, for those who don't know is an adventurer, ex SAS and star of a show where he survives in the extremes, often getting dropped off in the middle of a jungle with nothing more than what he is wearing and he has to make it out alive. In the show he does some pretty scary and dangerous stuff (boost the ratings no doubt) but the book is very sensible and down to earth. He is now the Chief Scout in the UK and obviously takes the role seriously which comes over in the book. As a scout myself I have found it useful to dust off the cobwebs and remember how to do certain things, I am sure we will be using the book for reference for years to come.

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I have been reading The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, it is really interesting. It is about how you block yourself from success whether it be financial or otherwise, how to recognise those blocks and what to do about them. This book has been recommended to me by all 4 of my mentors at one stage or another. It isn't too woo-woo, which always puts me off and he shares some great examples of the principles he is talking about. If you are struggling with your business, I highly recommend it.

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So, that is our book bag, what is in yours at the moment?

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