Hello again, savvy savers! As it is Monday, this brings us to another book review, and this morning I will be posting about a book I was recently given the opportunity to review, 101 Conversation Starters for Couples by Gary Chapman and Ramon Presson. As someone who is married, and not far off of being a newlywed, I was intrigued by the title of this book, as you often hear how vital communication is to a thriving marriage from every radio host, advice column, and self-help guru on television these days.
The book reads, as a quick-set, conversation starter session, almost like 21 questions, for couples. The questions range from light-hearted to the bizaar. Examples in the text are:
“What are two things that happened today and how did you feel about them?”
“If you could hire Martha Stewart for a day, what would you have her do?”
“What non-biblical historical event would you like to have witnessed?”
This book, was a rather quaint accompaniment to our brunch conversation this past morning, and I feel would be an adorable gift basket filler, or present for a newly engaged or re-married couple. For couples that are undergoing therapy, or have longer, more vested relationships, this book may seem somewhat silly and trivial, but fun nonetheless. I enjoyed the text, and was glad I had the opportunity to read it, though I would also like to add that the quality of the questions posed in the book are subjective, and this book would be a better pairing for a dinner party, small family group, or sometime other than late at night, after a busy day, or during a long arduous car ride!
This book is simple, and fun. 101 Conversation Starters for Couples is without any bells and whistles or deep philosophical study, but the questions posed are insightful and easy to understand. Though I was unable to unlock any secret mystique within my marriage by this text, it was fun just the same!
In compliance with FTC regulation, I hereby disclaim that I received a free copy of the book from MP Newsroom, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions of this book, its author, and publisher, are that of my own.