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...

Friday, March 19, 2010

SPRING BREAK WRITING BOOT CAMP WITH CAREN ALBERS

Spring Break Writing Boot Camp - April 12 - April 23. Take An inward journey this Spring Break guided by Caren4u. Drop and give me ten. Ten days devoted to U! Ten days writing together, listening to your heart, writing what it tells you, and discovering your dreams. It’s a quick-start, jumpstart, online process using Radmacher Focus Phrase™ writing. Our dreams are heart wishes that too often go unheard in the noise of our daily lives. Spring Break Writing Boot Camp is a chance to focus inward and discover the answers waiting inside of you. The kids get a Spring Break, why shouldn’t you? Email me you interest at caren4u@comcast and we’ll get you registered for Spring Break on my virtual beach. NO SUNSCREEN REQUIRED! Class fee $70

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