written by Mario Giordano,
translated by Isabel Fargo Cole,
& illustrated by Ray Fenwick
Date: May 6, 2014
How did I get this book? free from the publisher for my honest review
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
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The title pretty much explains what this one is all about. It's not the kind of book to sit down and read in one sitting, but would be a lovely gift or coffee table book. It's the kind of book that is nice to dip in and out of. Many of the 1,000 feelings could be used as jumping off points for journaling, other writing, or even just discussion among friends. I could relate to (almost) all of the 1,000 feelings listed and many of them conjured up vivid memories. This is a fun book I would definitely recommend.
I'll end with just a few of my favorites from the book (my commentary in parentheses.)
127. The misgiving that the Catholic Church might turn out to be right about everything after all. (I know Christy will understand this one!)
296. The joy when the UPS guy rings. (He brings books!)
316. The yearning for the world to stop turning and this perfect summer afternoon to last forever.
389. The relief that it was just a dream.
452. The indignation of finding typos in books and magazines.
497. The wicked glee when know-it-alls screw up. (I'm married to one...)
592. The glee that you don't have to leave the house today and freeze your butt off out there. (By far the single greatest thing about working from home -- I'm spoiled, I know!)
693. The hope at the sight of teenagers reading.
929. The anticipation of a package you ordered online. (Um, yea, those are books, too...)
957. The elation of having this day all to yourself. (To read!)
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