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December 24, 2014

The 52 List by Lizzie Jones: Review

The 52 List by Lizzie Jones

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Synopsis: (Found on GR)
"Life is full of to do list. Will do list, should do list... the list go on and on, but they all have something in common. They're all list of things we don't want to do. So, why not make a list of things you want to do? Nothing major, nothing too complicated, just simple little things that can make a difference. The 52 List can help you make the most of the little things in life. Why? Because in years to come, you'll look back and realize that the little things were really the big things."


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I received this book for free to write a honest review. This will be a different review than my normal ones. So just a heads up.

Lizzie Jones in her book The 52 List not only brings up amazing points regarding The infamous "New Years Resolution" but she also talks about how making a reasonable list of things you WANT to do can help with depression.








Cons:
When she is writing about depression she uses Wikipedia as a source for definitions.  Now this is more than likely just the Forensicator in me being picky about sources but I know there are some way better definitions out there to use.

I felt like some of the chapters were just almost like sales pitches of why you should read the book.

Even if you're joking you should never tell your readers to throw your book away or recycle it. you want them to continue reading and I know it was meant to be a joking thing but some people like me who could list more than five things I've accomplished  might actually give the book up.

Pros:
The whole chapter regarding depression is fantastic and really shows you how to help yourself and acknowledge what is going around you.

I love the fact that there are only six simple rules that you have to follow to create your list.

The last chapter is all about giving simple examples of things you could add to your own personal list. I guess when I picked up the book I thought it was going to be a book all about lists and doing those things on the list but I'm kind of glad that it's just giving you several ideas so you make sure to personalize your list not just follow something else.

Overall:
I would definitely recommend picking up this book if you want to know how making lists of things that you actually want to do you can help you in your life. I might not do 52 things but that's my goal to shoot for I'll post my list January 1. It's not just about writing a list it's also about making the list and in writing about the experience afterwards.

TTFN,
Ashley


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