That has a catchy title, doesn’t it?
In the past year I have looked at books by Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth George, Shannon Kelley, and others. The concept of each blog hasn’t been a book review, but rather, a book exploration.
There are way too many book critics out there, and I don’t want to be another one. If I don’t like a book for whatever reason, I’ll stop reading it. I don’t have the energy to write paragraphs on why I didn’t like the book!
Having explained myself, I’ve decided to redirect my blog specifically to book explorations. Operating under the assumption that the book is worth reading, I want to share with you readers what points stood out for me, how I’ve personalized what I’ve learned, and finally as with any good research study, what further research or reading needs to be done so that I fully understand what I’ve just read.
I’ve always enjoyed reading, and I’ve always been a fast reader. I think it’s important to read just for the sake of reading. As an academic, though, I need to move beyond pure enjoyment and be the perpetual learner I claim to be.
The books I’ll be exploring, for the most part, will be those specific to psychology, educational psychology, music psychology, and music. I will sneak in a book or two by Frank Peretti or Richard North Patterson as they are published. This brings me to my next point: Learning must be relevant, so any book discussed in my blogs will have been published in the last two years.
I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions as I work toward this new goal. Also feel free to suggest books relevant to my interests that I should read. And, by the way the next book I’m exploring as promised is Anthony Storr’s Music and the Mind.