Tuesday, February 3, 2015

37 Hannah Coulter

You should read this book if
  1. you love beautiful writing.
  2. you're a little bit old fashioned and you heart warms to the older ways.
  3. family in your life has taken different roads and you'd like to think about it together with Mr. Berry.
  4. believing in a love that lasts beyond the grave resonates with your heart.
  5. this world is moving way too fast for you, and you long for more simple ways.
You should NOT read this book if
  1. only a fast paced novel really keeps your attention.
  2. the new way people live today is your passion.
  3. family is just another word for responsibility.
  4. you have your mind made up on most issues and do not want it cluttered with strange, old ideas.
  5. love is not a many splendored thing in your opinion. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

36 Look Again

 Read This Book If
  1. have ever wondered about those kids on the cereal boxes.
  2. love a book that you can't figure out until the end.
  3. reading a book about a something we'd all fear intrigues you.
  4. you like surprise after surprise.
Don't Read This Book If
  1. you don't like to connect the dots in a book.
  2. reading about situations that seem to not be fixable frustrates you.
  3. believing in happy endings out of tragedy is a stretch for you.
  4. really wanting to find out how this all wraps up would be too much excitement for you.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

35 The Year of Mystical Thinking


Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. If you have had a loved one die or leave you and you want read the words that you feel, read this book.
  2. You love beautiful writing.
  3. Reading about the life of two writers would interest you.
  4. A book that is slow and yet makes you think about loss and death would be enjoyable for you.
  5. Stories that are fairly sad, touch your heart.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book'
  1. Never having really lost a person you loved deeply, you might not enjoy this topic.
  2. You appreciate beautiful writing, but have to have a little action to keep you reading.
  3. The lives of two well known artists isn't a topic you want to dive into.
  4. You like happy stories.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

34 - Sarah's Key

Reasons You Should Read This Book
1.  You want to engage yourself with the real tragedies of our history.
2.  You appreciate books that don't tie everything up in a pretty bow.
3.  Your knowledge of the autrocities of WWII France is limited.
4.  You do not want to see history repeat itself.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
1.  You do not want to know what really happened in France during WWII.
2.  You like stories that tie up in the end like a Christmas gift - all pretty and glittery.
3.  You think the lessons of the wars cannot be learned or understood.
4.  You want to read about today's world, not the horrible past.

Monday, January 12, 2015

33 - Steal Like An Artist

Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. You like straightforward talk on success.
  2. Creativity and how you get there is a topic worth exploring.
  3. You have always wondered how creative get off the ground.
  4. Some direct points on how to get from point A to point B would help you.
  5. "Cut the bologna and give up the goods" is your motto.
  6. "I want to know these things, but please entertain me while I am reading it"... is your cup of tea.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. Eee gawd those creative people are so out there - is something you have always believed.
  2. If you are going to read about success, you want it to be from a business person, not a copy cat to cuts words out.
  3. You would think it ridiculous to believe that you need to learn from others to be successful.
  4. You know everything about success.
  5. A square book, is no book at all... is one of your main beliefs. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? - 32


Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. You have seriously always wondered what Microsoft was like.
  2. Reading a book that makes you feel more sane the others is attractive to you.
  3. A unique format in a book intrigues you.
  4. Hyperbole does not bother you.
  5. Laughing does not bother you.
  6. And they did not live perfectly ever after does not bother you.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Boo
  1. Having your reality stretched has already happened too much for you in real life.
  2. A book that has a textbook plot graph is your cup of tea - you get confused easily.
  3. You have enough real live crazy people in your own life.
  4. Hyperbole bothers you.
  5. Laughing bothers you.
  6. Living perfectly ever after is your default ending preference. 

The Rosie Project - 31


Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. The character Max from "Parenthood" is one of your favs.
  2. Perseverance is a characteristic you admire.
  3. You love it when people are not socially correct 24/7.
  4. Laughing is one of your favorite pastimes.
  5. You are a romantic at heart and believe love is for all people.
  6. Books with sequels are you favorite - give you more! 
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. Strange people are just that - strange, and you have no interest in them whatsoever.
  2. Is there murder?  mystery?  no, sorry
  3. You've never watched "Parenthood" and have no interest in someone with any form of autism.
  4. When someone who is a bit "off" tries to have a normal relationship, that is creepy to you.
  5. If you want to laugh, you will go to a comedy club.
  6. "Please, no sequel!" is your motto.