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Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog (http://ryandejonghe.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Ryan_Reads). If you are reading this, why not leave a comment or send me a note? I love talking to other folks about books and my reviews. Publishers and authors, feel free to drop me a note if you want me to review your book. I usually stick to mainstream publishing, but I'll consider anything. If I review your book, I’ll give you a fair and thorough review and let you know when the review goes live. You can reach me at dejonghes@gmail.com. Happy Reading!

The Time Keeper

The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom Just when I thought Albom couldn’t pull another feather out of his sentimental hat, he does it again. I had my doubts while climbing his Tower of Babel parable, but those doubts crumbled with the tower. I engulfed the 240 pages in one sitting, highlighting twenty-four sentences for future reflection.

I didn’t pause much along the way; my notes and review are short because of it. I will say, this is a similar Morrie experience, but not (by any means) in the same straight forward manner. You will not be greeted with Morrie’s quotable idioms. You will gain many solid nuggets, if you look for them. They’re there for the taking—plenty of them—but the meanings are extrapolated from the context.

If I had to pick one book over another, I would have to stay with Morrie. That’s where it all began for the author and reasonably so. However, this book is a great read that I easily recommend it.