Saturday, July 30, 2011

Book Review: thxthxthx by Leah Dieterich

Title: thxthxthx
Author: Leah Dieterich
Genre: Giftbook
Subject: Gratitude
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release date: June, 21st, 2011
Length: 208 pages
I got this book: For review through NetGalley

From NetGalley:
"After years of being encouraged (okay, nagged) by her Mother to write thank-you notes, Dieterich began writing one thank-you note a day to whatever thing, no matter how small or odd, she was thankful for. From important gestures, like a Partner's Understanding, to simple, soulful, and quirky things like Songs You're Embarrassed to Like, thxthxthx features 200 of Dieterich's original, handwritten thank-you notes that collectively convey the look and feel of handwritten notes from a close friend.

Surprisingly simple and refreshingly moving, thxthxthx is a thought provoking and emotionally rewarding daily exercise in gratitude for all of life's blessings."

Personal opinion:
I really love books that make you think out of the box and make you look further than you normally would. In my education we also cover the subject of gratitude regularly. That is why I picked this out for review, because I was curious about these little thank you notes. Some of her notes I found absolutely brilliant and funny. Leah thanks things, I would never think of thanking and gives a positive spin to negative things by thanking them for lessons learned. Some notes I didn't really get, or weren't as appealing. Another thing that bothered me a bit was that the notes could be hard to read sometimes. On the other hand, I loved that the notes appeared in this book in it's original form but it does take more effort to read some of them. I wouldn't gift this book to anyone in my direct circle but that is more because it is too American for gifting here. However I love the concept and I am inspired by it.

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I liked it!

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  1. Not really my kind of thing, but it sounds inspiring indeed. Handwritten notes are hard to read sometimes.

    I like the idea, though!

  2. I'm interested enough to check it out! I love writing thank you notes and think this sounds like a unique concept for a book.

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome