I’ve found myself quite behind in book reviews, so I’m going to try and catch up a little bit over the coming weeks.
A bit back, I got the book The Facebook Diet through NetGalley. Now, realize this is an e-book version, so that’s what I was looking at. I have no doubt this book would be better as a regular book because it’s filled with comics and I think color would do it better.
Still, the e-version doesn’t take away from the content.
Basically, the book, which is authored by Gemini Adams, is one to show how you might be addicted to the wonderful world of Facebook.
From the description:
A humorous gift book that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at our love of social media through a series of 50 hilarious cartoons that complete the question “You Know You’re a Facebook Addict When…?” by identifying the more idiotic, embarrassing and cringe-worthy behaviors of our social networking excess.
It’s a fun book and if you’re up for a chuckle, it’s worthy of reading. In the end, it’s also worth noting that having a sense of humor is important with a book like this.
Anyway, on with the review.
This is a fun little read and one can do it quickly. It didn’t take me too long to get through it and I got some good chuckles. The comics are pretty solid, and, there’s a lot of truths in this book.
I’d be shocked, if you have Facebook, if you didn’t look at some of these and say “Hey, that’s me!”
If you take this book for what it is, it’s worth reading. It’s a humor book that you might read more than once, or leaf through down the line to look at some of the more funny things.
I don’t think there’s really too many bad things with this one. I don’t think it’s an over-the-top “must read,” but there’s nothing really negative about it. I had some issues with formatting on my Kindle, but keep in mind that the edition I was reading was an advanced copy, digital, and probably not finalized. Therefore, I wouldn’t hold it against the book.
I liked it. It was funny. It was quick. And in the end, I was left with a smile. That’s all I expect when I read a book like this. I’m not expecting Pulitzer Prize stuff, I want to laugh. And I did. If you are on Facebook and have a sense of humor, this is worth a read.
Rating books like these are hard to rate. While I laughed and didn’t find any notable errors, it’s not something I can give a 5-star rating to. It’s hard to even give it four stars because it’s not a gripping book — it’s a fun one. So I’d give it a 3.5 and say to take that rating with a grain of salt and realize I truly enjoyed the book, would recommend it to people with a funny bone and thought it was a nice read. But considering it took me like two hours to leaf through it and it’s something for a laugh, I have a hard time going over that.
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