Sunday, March 21, 2010

Book Review: WHY YOU SAY IT by Webb Garrison

Before I start my review- let's put up a reminder about the GIVEAWAY happening. Enter or be a loser. Your choice. :)

On with the review! OK so this book was given to me to review through Book Sneeze (link on the right of this post, scroll down a bit). I will tell you that pretty much the only reason I got this book was because of the rubber ducks. And stupid random information I may or may not ever need. I will say that I was just "meh" on the book. If you like to read things that are educational/informational this is for you. If you prefer to read things in novel format, this is not for you. I prefer novel and I don't really like learning late at night since I primarily read before bed so I had a tough time getting through this. BUT this is kind of a fun book to have on a table during a party or whatever. Or if you are one of those that likes to read while pooping, this would be good to have.

The book tells you why we say things such as "moron" "two way street" "lock, stock, and barrel", "ax to grind" etc. Some of them are funny, some are bizarre, and some make no sense to me. Here's an example:

Go Bananas: What makes a person who is normally calm and quiet suddenly "go bananas"? Why do we specify this fruit instead of Granny Smith apples or Bosc pears? No one knows exactly why a person will go wacko in a given situation. But there's a good reason for saying that anyone temporarily out of control has gone bananas. Actions of such a person are a lot like that of a caged monkey in a zoo. The sight of a keeper approaching with a bunch of bananas can make the animal freak out, or go bananas.

Do you feel smarter by reading that? I don't but at least if someone says it I can blurt out this paragraph and sound smart. SCORE.

On a scale I would give this 2 out of 5 stars. Not something I'd see at Barnes and Noble and be like, "'WOW-- I have to have this" but it was mildly entertaining.

If you would like a copy of this, comment on this post with your email address. First one to do so will get the book mailed to them by me, for free. Happy reading (or pooping)!


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sounds really interesting. Love the books you read Sara!

Miranda said...

HOLLA!!! You caught me stalling on posting to my own blog... I for one feel MUCH smarter b/c its knowing shit like this that makes my husband think he's smarter than me. Who's got the upper hand now? ha! :)

Veronica M. D. said...

OH MY GOD!!! I was going to post my review of this book TOMORROW!!! Therefore, I am not going to read yours. Sorry. I think it has to be this way. I'll read after I post. :)

Sara Strand said...

And in my BEST auction old guy voice... the book is going to Miranda!

Chicken said...

I'd like to hear what this author says about me for saying I went banana sandwich. Because monkeys may eat bananas but not in the form of a sandwich! So there!

Rebel Mel said...

You know what? I have a pretty demanding schedule, and sometimes I miss some posts of yours. Today I decided to play catch up with blogs, and I came across this.

We are kind of like, a lot alike.

Sometime in the next week or two I am going to post about rubber duckies for you. Only then, you'll understand.

Besides that, I started using booksneeze because I saw it on here once.. Have you read hand of fate yet?

I read something about you spending 62 bucks, too, and you thinking that was a lot. ARE YOU A [coupon] CUTTER TOO? I live for that shit. I'm sooooo good at it.