Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer- A Must Read for our Reading Group

I have definitely found a new book for our reading group.

The Noticer by Andy Andrews is probably going to become one of the next books to make it on many reading group lists. This is the first book I've read by Andrews and I will certainly be heading to the library to find more. His style of writing flows so easily and the reader can quickly become wrapped up in what is happening.

Jones, not Mr. Jones, just Jones, is the main character who moves through the small beach town sharing his wisdom and perspective with many. I honestly felt that I was able to draw new knowledge from the insight that Jones shared with various characters throughout the book. Reading this book has now made me anxious to look deeper into various parts of my own life. Next on my list to read is now Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages. I want to find out more about my own "dialect" and that of my husband as well.

Our reading group has recent finished The Shack and Same Kind of Different As Me and many members quickly bought extra copies to share with friends and family. I'm sure The Noticer will become yet another of those must share books!

I could probably fill up this whole review with favorite parts from the book but one of my definite favorites was when Jones is speaking with Henry, discussing making changes.

"Five seagulls are sitting on a dock. One decides to fly away. How many seagulls are left?" "well, four?" "No", Jones responded. "There are still five. Deciding to fly away and actually flying away are two very different things"

How often do we judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions?

Are you just deciding to fly or are you actually flying?

I hope your intentions to read this book are quickly followed by actions to do so. You won't be disappointed!


Nellie said...

Great review!!! I have read the book and did a review, but my review will not draw the readers that yours will. But that is ok, I learned from the book and trying to apply those lessons to my life.

jodi said...

Woa...great quote. Definitely sparked my interest! I'm always looking for a good read! Thanks Beth!