Book Review - The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters (Andy Andrews)

~ Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM ~

This is the 3rd book by Andy Andrews that I have the privilege of reviewing as part of the Book Sneeze Blogger Reviewer program. Since I can't wait for the hardcopy of the book to arrive (it normally takes about 1 month time to reach my country), I decided to read the book online when I found out that the e-book version is also available for reviewing.

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Like the previous Andy Andrew's "The Boy Who Changed the World" book that I reviewed, the "The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters" is about how each decisions we made, be it big or small, is in some way contributing to the changes we see around us.

I would say that this book is the adult, more matured version of the "The Boy Who Changed the World" book.

One of the examples given in this book is how things are what it is now, all thanks to a 34 year old school teacher. As I'm not familiar with US history, I thought it was just a story or fictional character until I read the whole story about how this school teacher persevered on and fight for his beloved country. The other few examples are the same from the "The Boy Who Changed the World" book.

It is an amazing feeling to read that every little action and decisions we made can cause a ripple in the future. I also like the illustrations in this book, how it intertwined with the story. Overall, I'd give this book a 9 out of 10.

FYI, Andy Andrews has written over 20 books. This book was written because Andy wanted to inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. You can read more about it and even view some of the preview pages at: http://www.andyandrews.com/ms/the-butterfly-effect/

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You can get this book from Amazon, The Book Depository and many more.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book by Book Sneeze in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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Book Review - The Boy Who Changed the World (Andy Andrews)

~ Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM ~

This is the 2nd book by Andy Andrews that I have the privilege of reviewing as part of the Book Sneeze Blogger Reviewer program.

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the WorldI'm a full-time mummy is about how each decisions we made, be it big or small, is in some way contributing to the changes we see around us.

We might not realised the so-called butterfly effect but as you read this book, the story unfolds deeper and I was amazed as I read the ending of the story of each individual as I thought 'Ok, so that was how it ends...' but nope.. I was surprised to read how the story goes on with the next individual and how at the end, came to realise that everything is interconnected.

Andy Andrews-The Boy Who Changed the World

Andy Andrews-The Boy Who Changed the World

Pictures above showing Ben checking out the book...

I really like the way the story unfolds and interconnect with each other. Even though this is a children book, in my humble opinion, I think us adults would learned a lot by reading this book too!

Andy Andrews-The Boy Who Changed the World

Now, what I don't really like is the illustrations. I'm not a fan of illustrations like this though I love the vibrant colors of it - as in, I prefer to see the images sharper and not blurred or dreamy like the one in this book.

Overall, I give this book an 8 out of 10.

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FYI, Andy Andrews has written over 20 books and this is his first book for young children. This book was written because Andy wanted young people everywhere to understand that they are very special. He also wanted them to know that they really can make a difference in this world, just like all the people in the story!

You can also check out http://www.andyandrews.com/the-boy-who/ for more information!

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You can get this book from AmazonI'm a full-time mummy, The Book Depository and many more.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book by Book Sneeze in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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Tiring Thursday!

~ Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 1:50 AM ~

Phewww... what a day!!

Ben is particularly active today, refused to take his daytime nap until it was about 2 hours past his usual nap time hours... causing me to think of more activities to tire him out.

Ben with Elmo and Cookie Monster

Ben answering phone

Ben reading book

From L to R:

* Ben stacking up the Mega Bloks while sitting in the storage box with Elmo & Cookie Monster

* Ben answering phone calls (seems urgent and very confidential)

* Ben checking out the new book mummy received for review under Booksneeze program.

After Ben had his naptime for about 2 hours (about 5pm+ by the time he woke up from his nap), we spent some time checking out this new book that I received from Booksneeze to review (*stay tuned for the review sometime in the 1st week of September) then I peeked out at the balcony and saw the most beautiful sunset outside and decided to spend a short while playing with Ben at the balcony.

Just look at the glorious sunset view... Wouldn't it be a waste if we don't enjoy it right?

Ben intrigued with the balcony light

Ben trying to spray the balcony light with water

Ben spraying water at mummy

From L to R:

* Ben pointing at the balcony light, obviously very intrigued with it since it's his 1st time seeing the balcony light.

* Ben trying to spray water at the balcony light.

* Realising he couldn't spray the balcony light, he turns his target to ME. Sorry for the blurry picture cos I was trying to avoid from being sprayed!

After the brief playing at the balcony, I bathed Ben and then we went downstairs, I proceeded to make Ben's dinner while he spends some time with his grandma.

Ben's dinner

Ben's dinner!

Top portion:

* 1.5oz of mashed pumpkin (steamed)

* 2oz of mashed potatoes

* 2oz of fish - shredded & ensured no bones

Bottom portion:

* Soft rice enough to cover (about 6tbsp)

* 1oz sliced carrots (steamed)

 After dinner, Ben also had a few bites of durian... Then we played again in the room, this time daddy joining in after a hectic day of rushing a project for his client.

And Ben finally goes to his dreamland at 11pm+... quite late for his usual sleeping hours.. but it's because he doesn't get to spend much time with daddy today so he's trying to stay up as long as he could... :P

So there you have it... a tiring Thursday for mummy and Ben...

What do you do when you want to tire out your child? (Heheheh...)