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Volume II, Issue 1, Jan. 1, 2003
January Book Reviews | 1 - 2
Sheridan, R.L. (2002). Bits and pieces to ponder. Salt Lake City, UT: Bedside Books.
Bits and Pieces to Ponder is essentially a little book composed of bits and pieces. This pocket-sized volume contains 365 short phrases, reflections, and words of wisdom for everyday life. While the phrases are not always wholly original, the book does have a refreshing simplicity. The strength of the book lies in the introductory material. Sheridan prefaces his book with a description of an inspirational gift he received from his parents. That gift was an album containing photographs of his ancestors that were carefully selected from boxes of old pictures. Those “bits and pieces” of his family history (i.e. the individual photographs) were brought together to form a complete photo album in much the same way that Sheridan’s individual phrases are brought together to form his book. Sheridan receives a gift from his parents and then gives a gift to his readers. While the album served as a remembrance of the past, his book serves as a guide to the future.
Reviewed by Rachel Edford, Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program Student and Graduate Student Assistant, email@example.com