The Nadalet Family

Welcome to our family, welcome to our blog. We are going to try and keep this current for those of you reading from afar (hey mom claire!) But we make no promises. And really, people don't want constant blog updates until there are kids. So in about 5 years this blog will really start going.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Why You Say It (by Webb Garrison) Book Review

Awhile back, I received this book, Why You Say It (by Webb Garrison), from to review. I have always loved words and think that playing with them can be fun!

This book was supposed to enlighten me about the stories behind words and phrases, and I wanted to learn the backstory behind common sayings.  There were different chapters for genres of phrases and then each chapter had multiple sayings followed by their origin / meaning.  I found this book fun,  but not easy to just read through front to back. It was more entertaining to flip through it with my husband and read occasional sayings and their meanings aloud.  I thought come very common phrases were missing, but there were a lot of new things I learned!

Overall, this was a fun read and I recommend it to have laying around the house.  I imagine that you could make a fun party game (similar to balderdash) with it.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”