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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...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Announcing Mary Anne's October Bundle

I missed creating and offering  my "bundles" in July, August and September.

Many of you know what's been turning my head from my work and encompassing a lot of my heart time. 

And thank you to those of you who have written to let me know you missed them (thanks for noticing).  This bundle is packed with love and plenty of value.  And surprise.  A book.  Yep.  Exclusive to this - THE BOOK OF PERMISSIONS.  Three posters One "jump" and two versions of "Breathe."  And in the spirit of "breathe" four small cards and nine affirmation cards to post about or share.  Plus surprises for when you open your package.

Write me at and I'll send you a PayPal invoice.  It's $47.
I will accept orders through October 18 and they bundles will post on October 27.