Lists, Lists, Good for the Heart, The More You Make, The More You…
So, maybe my invitation got lost in the mail, but how am I the last one to the party for this?
(And if you can believe it, that little picture is an actual LINK to the book! I have mastered the Internets!)
I don’t know how I feel about this book. As you all know, I loves me a good list. Especially one that is color-coded and maybe includes a key…yeah, I get that into it. And not just professional lists…we’re talking To Do Lists, Lists of Books I Want To Read, Grocery Lists, Lists of Clothes I’m Waiting to Go On Sale, Lists of Movies I Want To See. It’s endless. Endless and sick I tell you. It’s to the point in my insanity where if Mr. Mimi and I are faced with a new project or obstacle to tackle, he will turn to me, smile and say, “Go get the list ready….” because he knows it makes me happy. The act of just making the freaking list makes me happy and calm. HOW SICK IS THAT?
Curious about this new found potential genius, I was startled to see that it didn’t receive the best reviews ever. People were pretty ambivalent about the book and expressed disappointment that it was so generic. I have to say, I do enjoy a good personalized list. Generic lists aren’t enough to cut the mustard. If you want to get something done, you have to get specific. (Even if that means writing down something you’ve already done, just because it is a crucial step in the process and you then get the joy of crossing it off.) (I know, I need help.) (I’ll add “Get Help” to my list now.) (It’s like a vicious cycle.)
One reviewer wrote, “In my opinion, this book is a book published on lists simply because there’s not a lot of book on lists out there.”
And OH MY GOD! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! HOLD THE PHONE! THE UNIVERSE IS SPEAKING TO ME!
Secretly, I have been plotting to write a Book Of Lists for Teachers FOR YEARS! And if I’m totally honest with you, I will admit that I have been saving many of the lists I made during my time in the classroom, squirreling them away, sorting them into piles, getting ready to TAKE OVER THE WORLD OF EDUCATION! I mean, how amazing would it be to have a book of lists catered especially toward teachers? (Any of you potential teachers or first year teachers out there, this is the part where you should be nodding your head or perhaps screaming, “Yes, Mrs. Mimi! Yes! Bring it!”) (And if I see this book on the shelf someday when I am browsing through my beloved Barnsey, I may have to hunt you down.)
Update: Am aware that link is just a question mark in a blue box. Attempt at linking = fail. However, if you click on it, it will bring you to the book, so that’s something. Internets, someday (shaking fist emphatically), someday I will master you.