December 20, 2009

Review & Giveaway: Seven by Jacquline Leo



The number seven is significant in so many different ways. If you're interested in learning the how and why behind this, you must read this book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK (taken from here):

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.


Book Information:
Seven by Jacquline Leo
Grand Central Publishing
9780446542692
Dec. 2009
261 pages
$23.99/$28.99



Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

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Winners will be chosen Jan. 1st and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.

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28 comments:

tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

CallMeKayla said...

interesting stuff..

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Angie said...

very intriguing. I know 7 plays a major part in the Bible but I didn't realize all that was written here.

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

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cpullum said...

i believe 7 is the number of completion I would love to read this book!
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Eric & Sarita said...

Looks very interesting. I'd love to win!
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kalynnick said...

+1 Please enter me in. Thanks!

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Marian said...

This book makes me really curious. If I don't win, I hope the local library gets a copy soon. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Marian

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mindy said...

sounds great thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

amp said...

I have been wanting to read this book as I have always considered 7 my lucky number.

kathy55439 said...

Would love to read,,,,, thasnk you for book idea

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Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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buzzd said...

I have heard about this book and want to read it

LittleEagle said...

I would enjoy winning and reading this book.

wendy said...

I am following your blog as wendy wallach

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kakihara said...

Sounds interesting--I would love to read it! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Nicole D. said...

I would like to be included. Thanks!

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Nancye said...

This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

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casey aubut said...

I have heard great things about this book!
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Linda K said...

I think I could learn from this book.

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debbiejackson said...

I would love to be included
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Diana D said...

I heard this book was especially good. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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