FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Will you let your friends in Seattle, WA know...

that I am appearing at East West Bookstore, located at 6500 Roosevelt Way NE on Wednesday, December 9, at 7 pm?

Wednesday, December 9 at East West Seattle
Simply an Inspired Life in the Holiday Times
7-8:30 p.m. Free!

Rekindle your truest joys inspired by the holiday season. If last year you uttered “never again” to the crazed and demanding schedule, let MARY ANNE RADMACHER, author of her new book Simply an Inspired Life and Courage Does Doesn't Always Roar, among others, help you keep that promise to yourself. If the holiday season is already your favorite time of the year, but your find yourself literally overwhelmed by the abundance of opportunities to give and socialize and...! this is an opportunity to enhance the delight.

Come participate with Mary Anne and apply the principles of inspired living to your "holidaze." Bring a pen...Mary Anne will supply everything else you'll need.


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