REVIEW A Year of Doing Good
Uld feel the same about meHowever the consensus in the group was positive and most enjoyed it so I think my review probably says about me than Ms O Reilly I thought the concept of this book was really good I could relate to a lot of what O Reilly wrote because I too have lost a child and know how difficult it can be to help people I recently was told I couldn t help the homeless at christmas because I didn t have the right ualifications The only problem I have with this book is that I am a Tory girl through and through I thought it was funny and realistic Definitely worth a read Actual rating 45 starsI enjoyed reading this and it was very funny and sent me into bouts of laughter But I skimmed a bit towards the end because I felt it was repeating itself too much I m genuinely happy right now ust because I finished reading this bookNow I SOS Schlank ohne Sport - just need to find Wife in the North. And occasionally hilariously' Lucy Mangan Sunday Times A Year of Doing Good inspires the reader with the day to dayourney of meaning gratification and oy that comes from contributing to the lives of others in so many creative ways For those who want to put do unto others in the centre of their lives and reap the unexpected benefits of happiness and health this is the book for you Elegantly written the words ump off the page' Stephen G Post PhD author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping Judith O'Reilly is a writer and ournalist Her first book Wife in the North was based on her blog of the same name and was a bestseller Her second book a novel is living in a drawer Her third book is this one She is married with three children and for one year she tried to be go.
Fed up of New Year s resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd Judith is attempting to be good For one whole yearShe embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day Some called it a social experiment At times she called it madnessJuggling family friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home she recounts the ups downs moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good From the small babysitting a friend s child clearing up her neighbour s dead mice and feeding her friendship cake Herman the German to the slightly larger trying to raise 10000 for charity with her Jam Jar Army and teaching a severely handicapped child to write she describes what she learns along the way that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy Well most of the timeMy thoughtsThis book started really well and Judith O'Reilly author of the hugely popular blog and book Wife in the North embarks on a year long social experiment in the witty A Year of Doing Good Fed up of New Year's resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd Judith is attempting to be good For one whole year She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day Some called it a social experiment At times she called it madness Juggling family friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home she recounts the ups downs moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good From the small babysitting a friend's child clearing up her neighbour's dead mice and feeding her friendship cake Herman the German to the slightly larger trying to raise.
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Ade me chuckle if not even laugh out loud However as Judith got disenchanted with her task I got the feeling she was ust writing down anything to tick the Good Deed box Many of these were in fact things that we d all do naturally in our daily lives without classing them as good deeds I got a bit bored with the book about half way through as it would seem so did the author Although inspired me a bit to do some good deeds myself hit the doldrums in this book about halfway through as it s essentially a list of good deeds with a tiny bit of story interlaced monotonous has put me well behind on my reading challenge This was chosen by our book group so wouldn t normally be something I would go for I managed up to 6th May before giving up completelyReally not for me By reading this diary I feel that the author would be someone I would not want to spend time with I am sure she wo. 10000 for charity with her Jam Jar Army and teaching a severely handicapped child to write she describes what she learns along the way that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy Well most of the time 'A funny uplifting and admirable book' Observer 'Banish January blues with A Year of Doing Good by Judith O'Reilly who resolved to do one good turn day utterly uplifting' Woman Home 'Fizzing with energy Judith's writing is open hearted and funny though not a guide to doing good Judith's story may inspire you to do a little for others this year' Express 'Glorious sinceritythe admiring accounts of others' lives the detailing of the deeds gladly done or furiously resented the unending chaos of family life all are rendered honestly colourfully.
Judith O’Reilly's claim to fame is that one of her books was a Radio 4 Book of the Week As far as she's concerned that's as good as it gets Judith has written three books Her latest book is called Killing State and is out in November It's a commercial political thriller and her first novel – at least the first one she's allowed to leave the house without her She likes to describe it as a Lee