Pick one DK Book , they say.
Pick your absolute favourite DK Book and blog about it using #ILoveDK.
Does DK Books know how hard this challenge is?
While #ILoveDK may be a conversation starter, for me it’s a longtime fact – #IloveDK. I love their children’s titles and their adult books. I love their encyclopedias and their atlases. Their books are always easy to read, full of interesting information and beautiful – in pictures, illustrations and design.
So it hasn’t been easy for me to pick my favourite and I have been thinking about it for nearly a week.
I have flipped through all the DK Books on my bookshelves, thought about all the books I have bought as gifts and all the titles I have read to my nine year old.
I actually tried to encourage my son to answer the question of his all-time favourite DK Book but he declined and insisted he didn’t know which book is his favourite. (I suspect it is still Utterly Amazing Science, but that’s just my opinion.)
I received this book last year, shortly after being laid off from my job as a copy editor/content creator at a community newspaper. I was honoured to be able to interview its author, Toronto‘s Barbara Moses, whose words, particularly her thoughts about a portfolio career, have stuck with me.
It’s likely the only DK Book I have read from start to finish in order. I have done all the exercises, highlighted a number of sections and learned so much about myself and this new world of employment.
It’s also the only book I highly recommend on a regular basis; just yesterday I suggested someone pick it up and I am directly responsible for one person buying it and I have given two copies away.
What Next? is a book for people at all stages in their careers. It’s a book that helps you figure out What Next? in your life so you have a fulfilling and happy career and, most importantly, life.
Do you want to participate in the #ILoveDK challenge?
What is your favourite DK Book? Share the title with the #ILoveDK hashtag on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to enter to win a a $250 DK shopping spree. Other than What Next? What would you buy if you won $250?