Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blog Tour - Sticks and Stones

A box labeled "Cards Worth Saving" sits on my shelf. A folder of emails entitled "Worth Keeping" overwhelms my email storage space. Why? Because good words are worth reading again and again.

Ace Collins knows this well. He's the author of the new book Sticks and Stones: Using Your Words as a Positive Force.

I greatly appreciated the practical examples in the book of what to say when you don't feel like you have the words, such as in a tragic situation involving a friend or a relative. The book also emphasizes the importance of writing down experiences in journals and labeling photographs because neither of these two forms of memories will require future generations to acquire an antiquated electronic device in order to review them. And throughout the book, you will find entertaining and motivating stories of how words have encouraged others over the years.

This little book provides help beyond its size with all forms of communication, so I know I'll be referring back to it often. Check it out for yourself.

To read more about Ace Collins, please check out his website. And to find out what others have to say about this helpful book, click here to see a list of bloggers participating in the tour.

[Disclosure: I received this book for free as part of the blog tour.]


ace said...

Thanks for you kind words. Glad you enjoyed the book.

Ace Collins

Bo said...

Sticks and Stones was on my personal list of books to read for my English class. Part of a project I am doing is to comment on blogs, so here I am...

After reading this book, I picked up writing down things as often as possible and started writing in a journal. On my bulletin board of reminders, I devoted a quarter of it to motivating quotes from the book, including the words "I think I can!"

I liked that your review was short and precise.