Gill Hasson, author of Mindfulness: Be Mindful. Live in the Moment. generously takes the time to give me some great answers this week and also to recommend some great books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Gill's latest book Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the Moment.:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
No. I don’t have a favourite smart thinking book. I think that one way or another, all smart thinking books have something to say - the reader has to be aware of what makes sense and speaks to them personally. However, having said that, there is one book that may fit into the smart thinking category and that’s The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell. I used to teach study skills at University of Sussex - I pretty much taught everything she wrote in that book. Her book Critical Thinking Skills is brilliant too.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
The smart thinking books I’ve read most recently have all been related to whatever book I’m writing at the time. I like to know what others are thinking and saying about the same subject. Again, they’ve all had something useful and interesting to say, but I’ve not yet found one that I’d give ten out of ten. And that’s a good thing! Because I then know there’s still more to be written on the subject. And I usually think that I can explain it more clearly than anyone else I’ve read.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
I prefer reading on paper. I like to see and feel what I’m reading. And to have a sense of where I’m at- a book mark is great for that!
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
Yes, If I’m visiting the USA I love to go into a Barnes and Noble store.
Image Copyrights: John Wiley and Sons Ltd (Mindfulness), Macmillan Education UK (The Study Skills Handook, Critical Thinking Skills), Hachette Children's Group (Malory Towers, Famous Five)