August 13, 2009

Rick & Bubba

I can't remember who's blog I found it on, but I've just recently became a reviewer for Thomas Nelson. The set up is pretty simple - they send you a free book, you read, and post reviews about it on both your own person blog, as well as a retail site (such as

My first book out of the gate was Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess & Bill “Bubba” Bussey. As the title suggests, this is a book sets out to give you the information to make your marriage the best that it can be, all the while cushioning it in humor.

Rick & Bubba also real life examples from their marriages, of what you should strive for (or attempt to stay away from). It includes several of their top ten lists including “top ten things not to say on the way to your honeymoon” and “top ten reasons wives nag” as well as the “Book of Blame.” I just hope that they didn’t have to learn all of these lessons the hard way.

I very much enjoyed the book. It was easy read, while still providing a lot of good information. Tongue in cheek comments helped to show the ridiculousness of common fought arguments between couples. Then, as in the case of Rick’s chapter on losing a child, they open themselves up with an honest and strength that are obviously directly from the Lord.

I was able to finish the book quickly, because I found myself picking it up when I just had a few minutes to read. The chapter layout, as well as the top tens, and paragraphs, made it easy to pickup and put down. Perfect for the multitasker who reads while waiting for the pasta to boil, or during the commercials of a television show.

My only complaint with the book, was that I found myself wanting Mrs. Rick and Mrs. Bubba to chime in with their take on it (and to defend ladies across America).

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  1. Oh, I love to read. How fun - like a job you get paid for in books. Thanks for the review.

  2. This looks great! I'm a reviewer for them, too - so I'll have to check out for this book. As soon as I get that toddler Bible review posted...

  3. I recently signed up to be a reviewer for them as well, long did it take for you to get your first book? I've been waiting "patiently" for two weeks. It's driving me nuts because I need something to read and am afraid if I pick something else up that book will come. LOL

  4. yeah! Thanks for sharing! I just signed up to be a reviewer...what fun! :)

  5. That sounds like a great book. We're still reading our first selection and I'm not finished with it yet. Hope to be soon, though. It's a great system and a great way to get free books.

  6. Sounds like a good read! This might be a good one for a hubbie who isn't too thrilled about reading a "marriage book" to try out! Thanks for the tip about reviewing for Thomas Nelson too...I just signed up! I'm a bookaholic so it will be right up my alley!

  7. This sounds awesome. I love marriage books that don't take themselves too seriously. Thanks for the recommendation.

  8. I really want to read this book now! Thanks for sharing the info! It must be so fun to review for Thomas Nelson. I might just have to check into that too!

    Thanks for visiting my blog a few days ago! I'm behind in replies..trying to catch up! :)


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