If you’re surprised that I love this book, you haven’t been around here very long. LOL! I’m a total “Lego Lady” and even though my kids love Legos, I really buy most of them for myself. They help me build them, and of course they are welcome to play with them anytime, but we all know that it’s me who really loooooves the Legos the most!
They might as well have put my picture somewhere in the book as a card-carrying member of The Cult of LEGO.It’s a vibrant and colorful book with hardcover binding and a fun cover jacket. Nice enough for any coffee table or bookshelf display, but it probably won’t stay there unopened. Too much fun to look through! I love that there are so many pictures as well as a ton of written information. Some of my favorite sections include; the history of LEGO, minifig mania, and telling stories with LEGOS. Of course, I also enjoyed learning about AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego) – although most are men. They do also have a section about women builders. I’m proud to be a (mostly) grown-up Lego Lady!
Here are some reviews:
—Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired
"A crazy fun read, from cover to cover, this book deserves a special spot on the bookshelf of any self-respecting nerd."
—Jake McKee, former global community manager, the LEGO Group
"An excellent book and a must have for any LEGO enthusiast out there. The pictures are awesome!"
—Ulrik Pilegaard, author of Forbidden LEGO
"We're all members of the Cult of LEGO—the only membership requirement is clicking two pieces of plastic together and wanting to click more. Now we have a book that justifies our obsession."
—Katie Nelson, self-proclaimed Lego Lady
“If Legos make you smile, you’ll really enjoy this book. If Legos don’t make you smile… well, that just makes me sad.”
Ok, so math isn’t nearly as fun for me as Legos are, but this is a great book worth mentioning. I love to stock our bookshelves with books that bring out the fun side of math so my children grow up with a better attitude about the subject than I did. The good news is that it’s working! They really do read the books about math that I have collected and I know this one will be a great reference for all of us. It’s all about the type of math I’m good at – the practical stuff! I can figure out a sale discount, estimate budget amounts in my head, and plan how much time it will take us to drive downtown without any problem. I just got lost when they started throwing in x and y and made me memorize theorems. I’ve been brushing up on my skills with this book and also having some fun.
Here’s what the publisher has to say:
This accessible paperback offers lighthearted, simple examples of how math can make any grownup’s life easier. MATH FOR GROWNUPS is a funny journey through a variety of ordinary settings: the gym, the garden, the car dealership. This practical guide shows that math can stop being scary and start being useful.
When I was in junior high school, I longed to be one of those girls with super cute handwriting. I tried to practice my bubble writing but I never really got anywhere with it. Later on when I became a paper scrapper, I once again dreamed of creating my own fun lettering styles. Again, no dice for me.
When I saw this book I thought my daughter would enjoy it. I’ve been having a great time with it also. Here’s one of my own bubble alpha creations:
and check out this cool video demonstration!
All of these books would make great gifts!
P.S. If you were hoping for more December Daily pages from me today, I had to put off my post until tomorrow because I didn’t make it to the store to pick up my pictures in time. I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to put together so I think it will take me a couple of posts to share it all.