disclaimer: I received the following book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest opinions. All opinions remain my own.
"Go Ahead & Like It"
by Jacqueline Suskin
In the technologically advanced culture we live in the word "like" takes on a whole new meaning. People go crazy liking this and liking that, sometimes you wonder how a person can like so many things.
Well in "Go Ahead & Like It" the author shows us how to make lists of our likes. Ones that take just a little bit of thought and may actually help us recall some of our past that has begun to be forgotten.
Jacqueline not only shows us some of her own lists but also explains how to write them and when.
Mommy in PA: What a clever idea for a book. Amazingly one of my likes is lists so that puts this book on my list of likes.
I love how the author explains that how using lists can actually make a unsatisfactory situation seem better, even if just for a moment. Making a list is a great use of your time when you are stuck in traffic or a doctor's waiting room. Making a list can, at the least, take your mind of the situation for a little while.
I like how she said she has lists everywhere. This sounds like the sticky notes at my house : )
I have always had fondness for lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, lists in books are my favorite. I love when information is compiled into lists. It makes everything quicker to read and to the point.
One exercise she recommends is making a list and then choosing a few of those things to reflect upon and explain why they made it on the list. This is one of the ways you can help refresh lost memories. Just imagine a special day in your life as a child and begin jotting down things based on all of your senses. Then as you recall them you may be surprised what you will remember.
Keep in mind that this is a rather short book, took me about half an hour to read the whole thing. But the concept is simple and there isn't a lot that needs explained. Just enjoy it for what it is.
Since I have reviewed this book I feel as though I too should write my list of likes:
1. monarch butterflies
3. how the wind picks up before a thunderstorm
4. tiny smooth pebbles
5. the smell of peonies
6. the smell of gasoline
7. the smell of wood shavings
8. almost any kind of music
9. the moment when my kids actually find something that they can play together
11. oh yeah....and this book.