Hello there beautiful world! It has been so long since I kept up with this site! I always have grand plans but if you know me, you know that I always have a million grand plans and it’s so hard for them all to be followed through with! I cannot wait to share all of the happenings with you! I always wonder if I should have separate sites for all the different areas of life I want to share about? Though I am likely talking to myself, maybe it’s ok if I just lump it all here and make categories for everything?! I will see how that goes and start sharing things here with you all and hope you don’t hate me if you are here for scrapbooking things and see book reviews or if you are here for book reviews hopefully you won’t mind some scrapbooking or photography or recipes! It would be so much easier to keep it all right here in this one space! I cannot wait to come back here later this week and share my 2016 PL album! It’s been so fun to do and I hope will be an inspiration to you!!!
Today I want to share a book and review with you. I LOVE reading and I get books for free to review on occassion so sometimes they will be books given to me, but sometimes I will just share a book I bought on my own. Today is one that I received for free.
I was excited to read this book because I think our crazy world has made friendships so hard. I am a hard core introvert, but I love people (mostly, ha!). I do struggle making NEW friends, but the people I choose to be friends with I care about pretty fiercely, I just have a hard time showing it. Social media has made friendships so difficult because so much of our lives is put on display, but it tends to be just surface and superficial. People don’t tend to want to help you through your struggles. They want to like your posts about your happy moments. In some ways I adore social media. I so love keeping up with friends and family in far away places and seeing their sweet families. For the most part it has been a huge struggle for me in the relationships department. This book seemed like a great way for me to get some insight into things I could do better or differently!
I loved the first bit of this book. It talked a little about our culture and things and it was pretty insightful. The rest of the book was a bit not helpful for me. It was a lot of retelling of lovely stories of their own personal friendships. I suppose there are lessons to be learned from another person’s experiences and stories, it just wasn’t what I was expecting or what I was after. I think Dick and Ruth and seem like really sweet people and would be such lovely friends or lovely people to just run into and have a lunch date with.
All in all it was a nice book with nice stories and some helpful insight if you dig a little, but just not quite what I was looking for. I really wanted something more practical or more in depth. In reality just this quotation sums up the whole book and the gist of the advice in the book:
“Friendship is born when one person says to another: ‘What! you too? I thought I was the only one.’ “-C.S. Lewis
All in all the book is a lovely little book with great stories of friendships and even the difficulties of friendships. Just not quite as deep as I wanted to go.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.