Gretchen Rubin books are my guilty pleasure. I say this because I love her ideas but not necessarily the content. Also, I think I am addicted to self-help books. But that’s another post…
She is such an intelligent woman but tends to come off as a know it all. Her books are full of quotes and boring statistics. I always take notes when reading and I feel I could sum up this entire book in about three succinct chapters. However, I am giving it a high rating since, as I said, I love her ideas and I have since put them to work in my life. The premise is that by making something into a habit, you are more likely to follow through with it and keep it up.
She is a wonderful blogger, in my opinion. But that’s just it. I feel that some authors are made to blog and not so much write a book. One example is how she describes everything in grave detail. Since bloggers make so many posts, they tend to do that. I cannot seem to religiously follow a blog. Heck, I can barely maintain one! I always start out with good intentions but I quickly lose interest. Maybe I should make it a habit that I stick with, like the book suggests? 😉 But for that reason, I find it hard to get through Rubin’s books. She goes into such great detail with so many subplots that I frequently put it down and forget about it.
I feel I should also mention that I’ve read every one of her books. They are pretty much take it or leave it with me. I love her level of discipline and organization. I think that’s what keeps me coming back for more.
So if you are looking for a well researched, informative new way of thinking, you’ve come to the right place. If you are looking for a quick or fun read, I suggest you go elsewhere.
Rating: **** (4 out of 5 stars)
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Blogging For Books. All opinions/comments are my own.