Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prepared for a Purpose - 27

Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. Reading about God's deliverance from danger interests you.
  2. A well written understanding of what it feels like to be betrayed by another person would be something you could relate to.
  3. Reading about  how a person remained calm and collected in the face of death sounds like something you would enjoy.
  4. Realizing how someone faces many disappointments and still finds purpose would be a good read to you.
  5. You love a good personal story woven in with the main incident of the book.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. All the mumbo jumbo about turning to God in a time of danger is not interesting to you.
  2. You have been betrayed and do not want to revisit those feelings.
  3. Reading about a school shooting incident would interest you, but you don't want to read about someone's tragic life issues as well.
  4. Your feel if we had gun control none of this would happen, so it's just stupid that we are writing about this anyway. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wild - 26


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. You have always wanted to do something crazy and daring so would a practice run by reading this book would work just great.
  2. It has been your life dream to take off alone on a long hike.
  3. A book that weaves a person's past and present life together in an intriguing and engaging way is your idea of a good read.
  4. Reading about a family that might even been more messed up than yours sounds like a great way to spend your time.
  5. You love to read stories about perseverance, superachievers, and success!
Reasons Not to Read This Book
  1. You want a book with made up lives - not a book about real lives of dysfunctional people.
  2. The very thought of hiking a trail until your feet are completely trashed just nauseates you and would not provide you entertainment.
  3. Thinking about messed up families is not what you want to do in your free time.
  4. You could not care less about adventure, bucket lists, and leaving your life to find your life. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall of the Giants - 25

Fall of the Giants

Reasons to Read This Book
  1. WWI is a mystery to you, so you'd appreciate an engaging crash course.
  2. A series that spans three books and 100 years intrigues you.
  3. Intertwining lives across a wide variety of families makes a great read for you.
  4. Real historical events and words played out in fictitious but possible lives sounds like the way you'd like to spend several hours.
  5. A book that tells the hard, cold truth is your cup of tea.
Reasons to Not Read This Book
  1. No way do you want to get tied up with four families, 100 years, and reading 3 books.
  2. "Let the past be the 'past" is your motto - you want modern day stories.
  3. To read about horrible mistakes that cost way too many lives is not your idea of entertainment.
  4. You want happy stories, happy endings, no surprises.
  5. There are too many books to read for you to get involved with three extremely long ones that you won't be able to stop once you start. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lissett's List - 24

Lissett's List
Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. Art intrigues you!
  2. Who done it, whose cheating on who, who is dying of a horrible disease books have exhausted you.
  3. Beautiful writing is important to you.
  4. "Give me some small town in France during WWII stories" is your motto.
  5. Interesting characters are important to you.
  6. Making a list of important things to your life would be a great thing for you.

 Reasons You Should NOT Read This Book
  1. Art History?  Are you kidding me?  Does anyone care about that?
  2. A book that makes you think too hard bores you.
  3. Characters that are just learning about life and loving put our to sleep.
  4. "Enough of WWII already" is your motto.
  5. History - yuck - give me contemporary settings.
Reasons I Read This Book
I love to read about small town communities and how Europe coped during WWII.  The loveliness of these characters and how they knew what was important in life pulled me in.  BUT it actually was the emphasis on the art and artists that intrigued me.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Unphiltered - 23


Reasons You Should Read This Book

1.      The life and philosophy of Phil Robertson intrigue you.

2.      Finding out how the GQ interview really went down is something you’d like to find out.

3.      Duck Dynasty life and how those people live it is something you can’t get enough of.

4.      As a conservative Christian, you would enjoy reading Phil’s views on hot topics of the day.

5.      As a liberal or nonbeliever you cannot imagine how Phil thinks the way he does.


Reasons You Should Not Read This Book

1.      As a Christian, you are offended at Phil’s brashness.

2.      As a liberal, you are offended at Phil’s brashness.

3.      Reading about a man who has beliefs based on the Bible would be ridiculous to you.

4.      You feel you’ve heard all this Bible Thumping business before.

5.      The Robertson family doesn’t seem real to you.

Why I read this book – I knew Phil before he became a Christian and find his transformation astounding, literally.  As a Christian, I enjoy reading back stories of why we believe as we do today and why we should look at things from a Biblical viewpoint.  Phil is intelligent and writes to thinkers but never sugar coats anything.  His books are just down to earth great nonfiction reading.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beautiful Ruins - 22

Beautiful Ruins
Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. Reading a lovely book about some loveable characters is your cup of tea.
  2. European's old world charm pulls you in.
  3. You love to pull for the underdog.
  4. Happy endings make you happy.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. You can't stand intertwining real  people with fictional people.
  2. Fast paced who done it books are the only ones who love.
  3. European old life is too archaic for you.
  4. Keep the book in this time, short and to the point would be your motto. 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gray Mountain - 21

Gray Mountain

Reasons You Should Read This Book
  1. Reading every John Grisham book is a personal goal of yours.
  2. The exploitation by coal mining companies of people and land intrigues and maddens you.
  3. Wondering how the small guys take on the big guys in court would make a good read for you.
  4. The differences between big city corporate law and small not for profit law companies would be great to read about.
  5. A book with little true romance and lots of true personal tragedy is your cup of tea.
  6. You love to read about a good David and Goliath battle even if it is fiction.
  7. You like a lot of behind the scenes law, but don't have to have the true courtroom battles and even find out what happened in the law suits.
Reasons You Should Not Read This Book
  1. Courtroom drama and finding out what happens to the fictional characters drives you to a law book.
  2. The hard life of those in the coal industry does not interest you.
  3. It frustrates you to read about how money is king even in our judicial system.
  4. Watching the big boys run rampage through our country with little consequences just irritates you.
  5. You like real life stories where there is a bit of pure love involved not just romping in the sack.
  6. Believing there are lawyers who really care, go to school for years and will work for hardly nothing, and take on the giants is a stretch for you even in fiction.
  7.  Finding out the horrors of the coal industry would just bore you, and you couldn't really care less.