Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Goldfinch - 20

Reasons You Should Read This Book

1.     Reading a 700+ book that is a page turner makes your heart skip several beats.

2.     A book that develops a wide variety of characters in great depth is so hard to find, you must grab one when it is available.

3.     It has you at hello with a tragic situation that dominates the protagonist’s entire life.

4.     You love characters that you hate.

5.     When you read you love to say – Oh! No!

6.     There are books you have to engage in for the long haul because you must know how the devil the thing will turn out.

7.     You do not have to have a happy ending.

Reasons You Should Not Read This Book

1.     700 pages? Really?

2.     The disgusting mistakes people make drive you batty.

3.     When things that should work out constantly don’t, it annoys you.

4.     Great sorrow and loss is not entertaining to you.

5.     You feel people should live right and do right by people, and you don’t find pleasure in books about the other kind of people

6.     Beautiful words and writing at great length are not as important to you as a shorter, more fast paced, simple novel.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Children Act - 19

The Children Act

Why You Should Read This Book
1.     You have been betrayed and would be comforted that your feelings are not unique or horrible.
2.     The workings of the law are curiosity to you.
3.     How the higher court judges come up with their reasons are something you’d like to explore.
4.     Reading about decent, yet ambitious people captivates you.
5.     The cause for religions to teach what they teach is of interest to you.
6.     Excellent writing and superb vocabulary is hard to find, so it will draw you in like a fine bottle of wine.
Why You Should Not Read This Book
1.     You have been betrayed and the thought of reading about it would be too painful.
2.     British law would bore you.
3.     It is not entertaining to you to read about the foolishness of others.
4.     Surprise endings are not your thing.
5.     You have let others down many times and would not want to revisit those feelings.
6.     Light, fast moving, simple plots are more to your liking than thought provoking text.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Outlander- 18


Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. Time travel is interesting to you.
  2. You love passionate love stories.
  3. Reading about ancient times intrigues you.
  4. You don't faint at the reading of blood.
  5. A man with an accent is something you cannot resist.
  6. Series are your thing.
  7. You have no trouble keeping up with multiple characters.

Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. You've seen the movies.
  2. Time travel is ridiculous in your opinion.
  3. The thought of living where there is not indoor plumbing repulses you.
  4. You do not have a strong constitution when it comes to gore.
  5. Dialect from country people exasperate you.
  6. You do not want to be sucked into a long series of books.
  7. The thought of myriads of characters with weird names makes your head spin. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#Girlboss 17


Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. You can't resist a great success story.
  2. Learning the secrets of become a multimillionaire intrigue you.
  3. Out of the box people are interesting to you.
  4. You like to laugh.
  5. Reading about good old fashion hard work comforts you.
  6. A most likely to never happen true story gets your attention.
Reasons You Should Not Read This book
  1. You want a staged story, not real life.
  2. Women should never be in charge is your mantra.
  3. Profanity bothers you.
  4. You already know everything about being successful.
  5. Someone ratting themselves out freaks you out. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Belong To Me 16


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You love Chic Lit.
  2. Stories that intertwine semi normal and not so normal lives interest you. 
  3. Sporadic genius writing draws you in.
  4. You love it when the characters figure it out.
  5. You've read Love Walked In and want to read the sequel.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. You hate Chic Lit.
  2. Embellishment bores you.
  3. People who work out hard situations seem unrealistic.
  4. You haven't read Love Walked In.
  5. Goodie Goodies are annoying to you.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Boys in the Boat

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You are tired of hearing them called the greatest generation but not knowing why they are called that.
  2. There needs to be a book that makes sense of what happened to this country.
  3. Reading about Americans who pulled their weight, weren't looking for a handout, and yet creating greatness appeals to you.
  4. It amazes you how Hitler got away with so much horror, and you want to know how that happened.
  5. You love a good, true story of the good guys winning.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. American stories of greatness bores you.
  2. You think Hitler got a bad rap and don't want to read the truth about him and his regime.
  3. Hard work and integrity nauseate you. 
  4. You are Anti American.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Husband's Secret


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. It has you at hello.
  2. You enjoy books about  enter webbed lives that bring stories and people together in very unexpected ways.
  3. A book that makes you go - WHAT? appeals to you. 
  4. Acquiring an arsenal on "what to do with secrets men could possibly have" interests  you.
  5. There is an understanding that you enjoy pondering and reading about - that on any day we all could be guilty of almost anything .
  6. Reading a book that shocks you, excites you.
  7. You revel in the knowledge that it takes all kinds to make this dysfunctional world we live in.
  8. It intrigues you to think of what you would do in a no win situation.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. Happy situations are what you want to read about.
  2. Thinking about what you would do in impossible scenarios only stresses you out.
  3. When reading a book you want clear cut right and wrongs to hang you mind on. 
  4. A husband with a horrible secret it too close to home for comfort of you.
  5. A book with twists and turns leaves you confused and dazed - just give it to me straight is your motto.

Drop Dead Healthy


Reasons You Should Read This Book

  1. You would like an overview of a lot of health fads, facts, and research.
  2. Reading ideas from many varied experts sounds like a one stop shop for finding out about being healthy.,
  3. You would like an overview of several aspects of mental and physical health.
  4. Reading a book about health while watching the lives of people in a family who are at different healthy junctions would interest you.
  5. You would enjoy reading a  humorous look at the health industry in America. 
  6. Finding a jumping off spot for an education on health is something that would help you.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. Reading a scattered amount of information on a plethora of health ideas seems too confusing for you.
  2. Health is a serious subject to you, so you don't want to read about a rookie "trying out" health ideas.
  3. What you want is a book about one idea that you can sink your teeth into that is suppose to change your life. 
  4. You want a book about health from a genuine health expert, not a jackpot writer who wants to make money off of your health ignorance.
  5. If at the end of this book there are no concrete recommendations, you feel you would have wasted your time.