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Book Review: The Alchemy of Reading Into the Chemistry of Words: ... by Westy Weeds
Westy Weeds
Even if people have not been enthusiastically lining up to laud my book with a book review (listed on Amazon.com for about four months) it still is a 5-STAR buy hands-down for several reasons: It is actually a very interesting work (and a very interesting subject) as several chapters approach their topics in creative ways. 2. There are chapters on relevant subjects that seldom find much expression in other books on reading, such as The Art and Science of Confusion, Incorporating an Attitude of Meditation in Your Style, Reading Out Loud, Reading as a Spiritual Activity, Questioning the Motives of the Writer (with emphasis on reading political debate), The Joy of Intelligence, etc. 3. It focuses on the most essential aspects of learning—skills and attitudes—within a framework of understanding that reading is really about learning to think well. 4. It has interesting suggestions for electronic museums. 5. It doesn’t blame teachers. And lastly the price is truly a bargain in a world of very expensive education. Furthermore it’s a unique work that doesn’t have to heavily depend on, or cater to, any experts or some status quo. You can hardly be disappointed if you really care about your own, or your child’s, education.

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