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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On Time and The Five-Minute Solution

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"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." -Benjamin Franklin

Five minutes into The Five Minute Solution by Mary Frances Budzik, I realized that this book was not worth the time it would take for me to read it's entirety. This Benjamin Franklin quote is the only redeemable thing I found in the few minutes spent.

This book is full of random trivia and quotations, and silly ideas for spending your waiting moments, such as scatting to the elevator music you listen to on hold. If learning the NATO phonetic alphabet, or making a Tangram, or fine tuning your chopstick skills, is of great interest to you, and if you actually have a moment to do these things, you might enjoy this book.

But if you are like me, and find yourself feeding your baby or wiping crumbs off the counter or changing a diaper while on hold, you might want to spend your reading time on something of greater significance. This was a hard decision to make, because I am a stickler about finishing any book I've started. Fear not! I will still attempt six books this month.

I've discovered The Hunger Games, and am currently in book two. So very interesting! Keep your eye out for my upcoming review. This is the most thought-provoking thing I've read in awhile. I was totally turned off by the concept, but when urged by reliable sources, gave in. It has immensely exceeded all of my expectations!!!

What have you been reading lately?


  1. It seems deliciously ironic somehow, that this book on saving time wasn't worth the time to read it!!

  2. Tell me about it :)! Love how you put that, "deliciously ironic." :)


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