Friday, April 5, 2019

Review of I Like That Word by Robert Eastley

Welcome to the last day of the tour for I Like That Word by Robert Eastley. I had the pleasure of obtaining a copy of this book to review. I'm sharing my review with you below. Please be sure to check out the rest of the book tour for even more reviews and a couple of interviews to help you get to know this humor writer even better.

I Like That Word: The Daily Gripe Strikes Again

Humor is everywhere you look. You’ll find it in a Boy Scout camping trip, a day at the beach, or on full display in the cafeteria. “I Like That Word” is the second installment in “The Daily Gripe” series, an insightfully hilarious collection of articles that finds the fun in everyday living, masterfully brought to you through the unique style of one of today’s best humorists.

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**My thoughts**
This is one of those kinds of collections that I have always aspired to write -- just random observations on daily life and memories of different times. I think it's something that happens to us once we reach a certain age. The author does his with a bit of humor and with a slight focus on the better words that need to be in our vocabularies. I can almost see him sitting with a Word of the Day calendar, seeing what memories and thoughts that one word can trigger. He covers childhood, observations on life today versus yesteryear, history, and so much more. I really laughed out loud at his thoughts on gardening and rolled my eyes through observations of prom today versus years ago. So many of the pieces triggered my own memories and thoughts. And I feel like I need to have a vocabulary list to practice using some of these words more frequently again.

This isn't the kind of book that you can just sit and read cover-to-cover, though perhaps some would. It's meant to digest in bites. I honestly picture it sitting on my coffee table, or even as a bathroom reader. That's not a slam, by the way. Those Uncle John's readers have always been popular with me and friends over the years as a way to be entertained when stuck sitting a little longer than usual. ;)

I also honestly think this collection would be better appreciated by those who are 30 and older. Some may speak to a younger audience, though, particularly if they have had conversations with parents and other older generations about what life was like even a decade ago. Fun read!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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