Bert&Lou Reads: a thriller and a (quiz)killer

Thank goodness I moved onto The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey after my last literary disappointment.  Talk about a total 360 turn-around!  I simply devoured the book and have been recommending it to anyone who will listen to me jabber on about it!

Can you guess what it's about? I bet you'll be surprised! No cheating!!

Click this link to check out my @goodreads review and definitely make sure to pick up your own copy!

Right after finishing The Girl With All The Gifts I decided to check out the most recent book I'd ordered, StrengthsFinder2.0 by Tom Rath.  

Now, I don't normally find myself drawn to self-improvement-y books, but I decided to give this one a shot.  A small business owner I know recommended it and I figured she's pretty put-together so she must know what she's talking about and besides, it can't hurt, right?!

Anyhoooo, I didn't even write a review for it on my Goodreads account because it's almost not worth it.  Turns out the book is more of a glorified password to take the StrengthsFinder online assessment and is almost totally unnecessary beyond that (literally. You have to rip apart sealed pages in the very back to access a code so you can take the quiz online).  I'll keep it around for future reference needs and I found the info inside moderately interesting, so I'm not too bothered that I spent the money on it, but if that's not your M.O. I'd say probably skip purchasing it. I think what I did like about it is that it's kind of like the Meyer's Briggs personality test, but with directions on how to apply it to your personal and professional life.  While it was not as enlightening by any means as the M.B. Test, it was still accurate enough for me to find it pleasant to read into.  I'm curious to find out my loved ones' strengths, and for that reason I'm hanging onto the book.  

hmmm....maybe I'll just copy and paste that whole paragraph to be its review....  BING BANG BOOM I just killed two birds with one stone! Go me! :D

I'm already about halfway into my next novel.  Can you guess what I'm reading now? Stay tuned to find out! 

Hope your weekend is grand!