This week’s Booking Through Thursday asks:
“Have you ever used a book to instruct someone of something or is there anyone for whom you would like to do that? (I don’t mean a text book for a class, but a work of fiction or non-fiction that would get a certain message across either through plot or character). What is the book and what do you wish to impart?“
I don’t think I will try to impart knowledge from any fictional book. I never say never. I may learn something about life myself from a fictional book in future but for now, no.
As for non-fiction, I have talked about the things I learnt from The Art of War by Sun Tzu to people I know. I read it without really intending to learn anything from it. I mean, it’s a book on ancient warfare techniques. When am I ever going to be in a situation where fighting skills are going to be necessary? But I did end up learning something from it. The most important lesson I learnt from it was to be aware of my surroundings and of other people’s intentions all the time. It is something I already knew but reading Sun Tzu’s words only reaffirmed my belief in being prepared for anything at any given moment.
Such an interesting and important lesson you obtained from that book! I remember reading it in high school. I wasn’t super into the book but looking back I see what you are saying!
Here’s my BTT: http://blueeggbooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/booking-through-thursday_16.html
PS. I see your having comment issues– no worries! 🙂
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Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as you already know I’m having issues with Blogger blogs that use OpenID and word verification.
I love your idea of teaching high school students about “foot-in-the-door phenomena” by using the “If You Give…” books as an example!
I recommend books all the time, it’s part of my job. I always hope that the readers “get” something from the book. But, if it’s fiction and well done, it shoulnd’t feel like a lesson.
A good question.
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A cookbook is a great gift for a new bride, especially if it has some easy recipes for day to day meals. 🙂
I haven’t done that before either. I give away books and share my books with others, but they do the choosing of which books they want.
Yes I do the same.
i haven’t given a book away before with a meaning behind it, but who knows i agree maybe one day. Here’s my BTT
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Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as I’m still having issues with Blogger blogs that use OpenID and word verification.
I’ve never really done this before either. You can see my full BTT response <a href="http://reading-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/03/booking-through-thursday_15.html"here
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Sorry couldn’t comment on your blog as I’m still having issues with Blogger blogs that use OpenID and word verification. The Red Tent sounds like a good book to trecommend. Thanks for sharing!