Monday, April 16, 2012

Pump Up Your Book Presents Ordinary Wisdom Virtual Book Tour: Promotion and Review

About Ordinary Wisdom

This collection of short family stories is heartwarming and genuine. Each story is a lesson learned by experiencing everyday life. From childhood to adulthood there are lessons in all that we do and experience. The trick to growing as a person is to recognize their significance and continue to learn. You may find that you identify with the experiences of this wonderful family. You may even be reminded of times in your past and the lessons you have learned. Be prepared to smile, laugh and maybe even cry a little as you enjoy reading of ordinary wisdom.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you are looking for a book that is easy to read and a light with a simple message, you just may have found the ideal book.  It will not take you long, but you will find some little gems of wisdom within the simple anecdotes the author tells.

Most of her stories did not resonate with me, but it is clear that she is able to see messages in her simplest of life experiences.  There are a couple choice words (mild warning to the more sensitive readers), but I cannot say I felt truly offended.  She was kind enough to leave out an objectionable detail in her toilet story (that one was a hoot!).

What could have made this better? I generally do not comment on the typos in a manuscript, but I do hope that later editions will correct the issues because once in a while the typos made it very difficult to decipher the meaning.  But I did not mark the book down for that reason.

While I appreciated the brevity of each anecdote, I sometimes found that I was unable to connect with the story or even understand the meaning of the story.  I also would have preferred the stories to be a little more organized thematically.  Those are just my personal opinions.  I would still recommend it as a delightful read for the majority of people.  I love the story about the cat!

I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated in any way, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

About K. Blue

Ms. Blue was raised in a middle class American family with 3 brothers. Her father worked for a large corporation and her family moved quite a bit during her growing up years. From Indiana to New Jersey, Texas to Georgia, she has lived in many different areas of the country and had many different experiences. These experiences have given her a unique take on life which she enjoys sharing in her book Ordinary Wisdom.
You can visit K. Blue’s website here
Follow the entire book tour here.  If all goes well, I will feature a guest post from the author herself tomorrow.  And a giveaway!


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