A Lifetime Love Affair

A reviewer shares her secrets about how to get the most from a book

I have been reviewing books for Your Workplace for several years now, but I have been an avid book reader for decades. You may be like me—someone who buys books just to have them. I buy books like other women buy shoes—for the look, feel and stylishness. If I only read a book once, I feel like I have gotten value out of it. Even if I only reference one chapter in something that I am creating, that purchase was worthwhile.

It’s useful for every reader to take a look back at what they have read to help determine which book to pick up next. You may choose to revisit a favourite, much like an old friend. Or, you may realize that the arc of knowledge has moved forward and new information should be pursued.

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Lisa Sansom
Lisa Sansom, MAPP
Lisa Sansom is the founder and principal of LVS Consulting, which offers professional coaching services in leadership, interpersonal communications, change management, team dynamics and other areas of organizational effectiveness. She is an accomplished trainer offering courses and programs in effective interpersonal communications, Change Cycle, and cross-cultural understanding.