Thursday, August 14, 2008

Your Favorite Book: Why did you like it?

Reading is a fun way to learn more about life and the world around us, and my kids really enjoy reading all types of novels and stories. One particular series of books I enjoy is Redwall (www.redwall.org), fantasy novels by Brian Jacques, featuring an animal kingdom fighting each book against some evil force. The reason why I like it so much is that the main characters show great virtues of honesty, loyalty, and kindness that can be applied to our lives today.

So, what about you? Share you favorite book and tell us why you like it.

Randall

19 comments:

iza said...

dear randall, im a teacher in Malaysia. Im doing a research on how other teachers from other parts of the world carry out their lesson. if u dont mind, can u share some of your experience on how your teach your students?What approaches u use ? what type of students you have and hoe do u use technology in ur class. Its my pleasure if you can share..

regards
iza

Anonymous said...

Dear randall,
This is a favorite topic about our life and mind.I like the type book because I am fond of some cute anmimals and I could learn good characters from the novels and keep myself active and love our family life.
Regards
Mo

Anonymous said...

My favorite books is The Old Man and The Sea by Hemingway. It was the first book in English I understood with ease. The author uses simple sentences and many adjectives. I believe the use of so many adjectives in this novel create clear images of what the characters say and do.

suhao said...

My favorite book are "Doremon" series. There are stories which tell us about a lovely machine cat. He has a friend who called Nobita. Nobita is a lubberly boy. He always make so much complicated things so Doremon has to help him. Nobita and Doremon are closefriend, they always dispute with each other,but they love each orther so much. The story show us about friendship, childish naivety,.. and the story also tell us how to confront many difficulties in life. In fact, there are so many stories which are better than this story, but moreover i still like it the most because it's funny story.

Anonymous said...

I'm a student majoring english education so I'm a little bit nervous about how I use English well. Recently I found this site, and I'm getting a lot of help. (Thank you, Randalls!!)Anyway, I like some sort of fantasy books such as Harry Porter, The Lord of the ring, etc. I'm also now a days reading some book "The chicken soup for the soul". That's very moving novel I think.

Anonymous said...

my favorite book..?? hmm.. i think math book

Anonymous said...

I am very interested in phsycological books.I enjoy gussing the personality of peolpe and try to solve their personal problem but not as a counselor.

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is "How to win friends and influence people" written by Carnegie Dale. This books teaches me how to get along well with my family and friends, even those who I meet for the first time. I am studying business, so I have to learn soft skills. This book gives me a lot of these. It offers ways to get good initial contact from your partner. It teaches you how to talk politely and how to make people do what you want. I keep this book on my bookcase and read it whenever I like.

Anonymous said...

hi,Mr Randell. i'm trang and i come from vietnam. i really like to read book espencially,science books. however,i sometime feel don't have time for it. it's very important to known how to read book effectively. i think no every one can do it.i'm a student so reading book is very usefull for myself when i start working.in my opinion,the family should be fond of reading book.it'll really necessery to congrate your child more interested in reading book.the parents should choise a appropriate books for their childrent or it's very dangerous. and students should read books teach soft skills. i think it's good for us. i hope you'll reply me i also want to study english by type e-mail like this. thank you.see you soon

Anonymous said...

My favourite book is Winnie the Pooh. It is by a man called A.A. Milne.
I like the book because it is about a teddy bear. I love teddy bears. The bear in the book is called Winnie the Pooh. It belongs to a litte boy named Christopher Robin. The bear is often just called Pooh. I also like the book because it makes me laugh.

nhat said...

Well, I major in construction, so either I or all of my friends usually think and look everything in a serious way not like students studying human course or financal trade, for example.But I also undergo a favourite hobby that is reading. I found that it is a very fun to do. I like to read detective stories that make me improve my imaginative ability. I usually try to guess the result of the story based on my emotion and my perspective outlook towards what is occuring of the story. Consequently, sometimes the result of the story match on the result as I foreseen

Anonymous said...

Hi, Randall
i'm Thanh and i come from Vietnam. It's really interesting to find a useful ESL site like yours, where I can find conversations on various topic in my everyday life. I'm now studying medicine so reading book is an essential part of my study.
From my experience, a good book is one that is short and contain valuable information cos I don't like to waste my time perusing long long book.
My favorite type is science fiction and love novel.

Gustavo Dias said...

Yeah, yeah... Reading a book is a very good thing we have to do when we want to relax.
And it's good not just for fun, but also for our goodness. Good stories contained into the book teach us good things such as: honesty, kindness, being friends of our friends and of our enemies (they teach us how to be smarter)... By the way, the villains into the story teach us how to be good and smart.

Anonymous said...

I like all kinds of books.But my favorite kind is comic.Beacuse comic book is word less and vary attractive,make me like to see the book.

Maria M said...

Hi Randall, Hi everyone,

Well the kind of books that I enjoy to read are horror novels because you can create a better story in your mind than the horrors movies they are so predictable. So I like to read Edgar Allan Poe and his horror stories like the crow it's a good story.

Have a nice day!!

Anonymous said...

Hi. A some yars ago I read the book "Ensaio sobre a Cegueira". Until today, this is the best for me. The words used made me to travel and fell many things like Disgust, shame, anxiety. Made me understand too some aspects of human manner.

Unknown said...

My favorite books are too many, not just one book.
Spiritual awaking, education essay, parenting, self-help, social issue, philosophy...everything that I think it can teach me something, I would love.

Doraemon is a Japanese anime series. I love it very much. Sometimes I watch it on TV (in Taiwan)even I am an adult now!!

Aprajita Guha said...

My favorite book is "Science Book"I always love to read science textbooks especially science experiments..Apart from science book I love to read novels (Chetan Bhagat) because his novels are very interesting with easy English... and I understood with ease..

Anonymous said...

D1-DP:
In my opinion, my favorite book is “Doraemon”. This is a comic book which tells us about a machine cat. He is Doraemon and he is very lovely. His best friends are Nobita, Shizuka, Jaien, Suneo and Dekisugi. Nobita is a lubberly boy. He always makes so much complicated things so Doraemon has to help him. I think Nobita and Doraemon are best friends forever, and I like the comic “Doraemon” very much…

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