Recent Reading

The last 3 books I’ve read have all dealt with abuse issues.
First it was The Kid, then Out of the dark and lastly Sickened and although each book has a safe ending, I’ve found the effect draining.

The second book hit home in some ways – Out of the dark because that’s what it is like, both from personal experience and from the point of caring for people in the past. It’s a book I connected with on certain levels, more so than other abuse books I’ve read, and I would certainly recommend it as one of those books you should just read.. don’t know why exactly because if you’ve never been there, never got near those points you won’t fully understand, but it’ll open your eyes to not what has gone on – in some ways the actual event, compared to what the mind does as a result are lesser. It’s a powerful thing is the mind, scarily so – and we think we know ourselves too.

To divert myself, the next two on my list are Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono, and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

<sarcasm>And right now, I’m going to take huge chunks of code out of WinXP and when it doesn’t work, email a complaint to Microsoft.</sarcasm>

One thought on “Recent Reading

  1. I’ve done quite a bit with The Six Hat Thinking in my role as a teacher. It’s a great concept if used correctly and can open up some great discussion when used in unison with the question matrix.

    Evidently, this concept is used a lot in the corporate world too now.

    I will be interested to know what you think when you have finished reading it Mark :)

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