Friday, July 9, 2010

Why You Say It by Webb Garrison.

I love words. When I came across an opportunity to get myself a copy of Why You Say It, I immediately took advantage of it. It helped that I was extremely attracted to the cover art.

The basic premise of this book is that behind every word or phrase, there is a story. This book shares origins of various words and phrases, dividing them into sections such as “Names and Games” and “Money, Business and Commerce.”

Now, the question is—did I like this book? To a certain extent, I did. There were facts I found so interesting that I found myself sharing some with family members over dinner.

My gripe about this book is that many words and phrases are not used in everyday conversations like the title denotes. In fact, there were quite a number of entries that I have never and probably will never encounter in my life.

Why You Say It is not a book that you should read from cover to cover. It is interesting and informative, but is more ideal as reference material or for quick reads.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of BookSneeze, a book review bloggers program. Find out more at! :)


Vera said...

Hmm interesting. Wala pa ko narerequest na book from BookSneeze. I don't visit the site often kasi eh. Hehe.

I'm linking to my book blog here ha :)


- wenk. said...

Sure! Link away! :)

I request a book when I see a book I like. It takes a loong time to get here (about a month? Maybe a little more than that), but at least it gets here :)

Vera said...

I just requested for one, and then I saw another that I'm more interested in. Tsk. Should have checked before hitting submit.

Even if it takes one month, free book naman :)