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Thursday, April 14, 2011

An Apple A Day...Review

About the book:
Discover why proverbs have stood the test of time.

Proverbs--those colorful time-honored truths--have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?

This unique collection of words to live by reveals the source of these timeworm expressions, which are as relevant today as they were when first coined generations ago.

An Apple a Day provides the fun facts behind 200 proverbs, including...

The darkest hour is before the dawn.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

But enough said. Sit back and enjoy the read--there's no time like the present!

We all quote proverbs and thoughts freely, with little interest in why.  While many proverbs are self-explanatory, others aren't.  I often find my self saying things and wondering where that particular phrase came from and why I even know it.  This little gem is the perfect book if you want to know or understand a particular proverb or phrase.

Like the other books in the Reader's Digest series, An Apple A Day is just a fun book to read.  It's one that you can read in a sitting or just a chapter at a time.  It would make a great gift for that friend who loves words, books and proverbs.

Thanks to Ruby at FSB Associates for the opportunity to review this book.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 3/11

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4/5 Stars

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