- Title: An Apple A Day (Old-Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Work)
- Author: Caroline Taggart
- ISBN: 9781843173922
- Page: 266
- Format: Hardcover
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This work presents a fascinating look into everyday proverbs, their origins, uses and why they actually make sense, or don t It features all the well worn phrases, from never judge a book by its cover to a stitch in time saves nine.
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Think I would have enjoyed this book if I had read it across a year (a proverb a day) but instead I read it over the period of a week which made it a little dry opposed to how wittily I believe it could be read. There were however some of my favourite proverbs explained with quite excellent quotes, which made me laugh out loud or question the entire nature of language - so I am definitely glad to have read it, if for no other reason than that my knowledge of proverbs has increased by the bucketf [...]
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An Apple a Day by Caroline Taggart Release Date: March 3rd, 2011 Publisher: Reader's Digest Page Count: 176 Source: Received from FSB Media for review From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time." Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's su [...]
From the back of the book:"This unique collection of words to live by reveals the source of these timeworn expressions, which are as relevant today as they were when first coined geneartions ago." It also says it will provide "fun facts" behind the proverbs. This is why I bought the book because I thought it would be fun and informative. Unfortunately this did not prove to be the case.There are several faults with the book and they all are basically the author's doing.There are too many examples [...]
I constantly find myself wondering about certain phrases and how they originated. I remember my Grandmother always telling me things like "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" or "The darkest hour is before the dawn" and I never really understood what some of them meant at times. In this book, we get to learn about the origin and the many meanings a phrase or proverb.While I liked the book, and the read is not fairly long, it still had me wondering about a few of them. Yes, it tries to explain [...]
Just what is a proverb exactly? Simply put (via the author), a proverb is…”a piece of wisdom or advice expressed in a short and memorable way”. In other words, those catchy little phrases and sayings you’ve heard time and time again. But really, that’s just the surface of this work.As you delve deeper into this unusual reference guide, you find not only wisdom and wit but humor. Sprinkled here and there are doses of this "wonder drug" both in good taste and political punches, allowing [...]
I decided to read this books in spurts, a couple of definitions every day, so that I could think about the proverbs in detail. I'm so glad I did! Taggart's writing style is incredibly humorous and rather sarcastic, which suits me down to the ground having a tendency to be rather sarcastic myself.Each proverb is discussed in terms of origin and meaning and also if there are any variations on it. I loved the way Taggart intergrated the older and the more modern world into her book. It provided rea [...]
Have you ever stopped to think where Grandma got her little words of wisdom? An Apple A Day by Caroline Taggart answers that question. She points out many of the most common old fashioned proverbs and explains their origins.The book is a quick read. But be aware, it really isn't for curling up with and getting lost in the story. The book is written as a references book, so it lacks the depth of a novel. I enjoy how Taggart sorts the proverbs alphabetically. It enables you to find the meaning of [...]
This is another fun addition to this series from Readers Digest. It happens to be more entertainment that reference material however. Sure, Taggart often gives insight and information into the sources and development of the proverbs, phrases and aphorisms listed but more often she offers her own commentary and witticisms. But nevertheless it is an interesting tour through some of the more famous proverbs and how we might use, understand and discuss them today. Wordsmiths and literature lovers wo [...]
We all quote proverbs and thoughts freely, with little interest in why. While many proverbs are self-explanatory, others aren't. I often find my self saying things and wondering where that particular phrase came from and why I even know it. This little gem is the perfect book if you want to know or understand a particular proverb or phrase.Like the other books in the Reader's Digest series, An Apple A Day is just a fun book to read. It's one that you can read in a sitting or just a chapter at a [...]
Meh. Very disappointed in this book- did not like the author's style at all. I found it grating and condescending, too often sinking into what I assumed were 'wry' jokes but fell flat for me. The stated premise was that the book would consider the relevance of these proverbs today, yet this goal was only achieved part of the time. Could have done with a much tighter edit. Hopefully the rest of the series is not quite so disappointing.
4.5/5From my book review blogRundpinne."Caroline Taggart’s book An Apple A Day: Old Fashioned Proverbs-Timeless Words to Live By is an absolute delight and a treasure, filled with both common and not so common proverbs"My full review may be readhere.
I love books that teach me about the origins of words and everyday sayings. There is just something cool about knowing where our native tongue started, and what exactly they meant.It's always a treat reading one of Caroline's books, as she puts the information together in a easy-to-read way, with some cute illustrations along the way.I definitely recommend this series to all lovers of words and language!
When I was younger, one of the things I loved about seeing a Reader's Digest was glancing through and reading the bits and pieces of wisdom that were there. This is great - it's an entire collection of the old fashioned proverbs - I love it! If you want to have a book around the house, to teach, to uplift, to share - this is one that should be in your library!
This was pure fun, with Taggart's sly jokes squeezed in between interesting nuggets about the common sayings that are a regular part of our everyday language. Well, some of them some others were completely unknown to me, so that was just as interesting, albeit in a different way. I enjoy these little "trivia-like" books, and they make for fun conversation starters!
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Thoroughly entertaining. Very witty and informative. I must read more of these books in the future.
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