For those of you who have frequented here for a while, you may be aware that a variety of books are reviewed. Well, here is another to add to that list.

This is a short, sweet, somewhat childish looking book, written by Anastasia Petrenko and illustrated by Rina Kapustina,  that might be one of the better self help books I have seen. As a general rule, if I am looking for self help, I go to the internet. I can be honest. And usually, I am a little disappointed. This book didn’t follow that trend, because it isn’t trying to be like the other self help books.

It is very short. This book focuses on various aspects of life, how they reflect on us, and tries to give a few simple things that we can do to make life better. This book is more about how you look at life. Perhaps part of the reason I like it is because it discusses many of the same things that I have come to understand in my life (at its current point in time). You make yourself happy, and it is all depended on your outlook and what you do.

The publisher of this book, Identity Publications, reached out to me to review this book and a few others (whose reviews are on the way!), and I will admit I was wary. But I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.

If you are looking for a step by step book, this isn’t it. If you are looking for something detailed, this isn’t it.

If you are looking for something positive and uplifting, this could be a good addition to your collection.

Perhaps the hardest part of reviewing this book is how to rank it. I am giving it a 4 stars because it doesn’t pretend to be something it isn’t. It isn’t really a self help book. It is a motivation book. A book to look to when you are wondering what to do about your state of mind. This is a book to help you reach positivity goals. It isn’t to help you with a specific struggle. At the same time, it wasn’t the most amazing book I have read. The biggest reason I liked it is because the author has determined many of the same things in life I have, and ended up expanding my thoughts on how to bring more to my life. We are all here for a short time, we should make it what we want it to be.


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