Monday, December 11, 2017

Book Review! Real Life Guidance on How to Get Along and Be Friends with the First Sign of the Zodiac by Mary English


How to Appreciate an Aries: Real Life Guidance on How to Get Along and Be Friends with the First Sign of the Zodiac 
by Mary English
Publisher: Dodona Books
Date of Publication: 2013
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This thin volume is the perfect read for any astrology-lover or learner looking to understand each sign directly and in great detail.

If you're like me, you've read several astrology books up until this point. I think I've only read one other book/series that goes into each sign with its own book. I really like how she has different titles for each one; titles that she was determined 'fit' each zodiac sign. She even goes into detail in the beginning chapter about coming up with the title and the email exchanges back and forth between several different Aries....It was brilliant! We got so much out of those and I think it really helped me contextualize what is sometimes very repetitive behavior descriptors (enthusiastic, driven, selfish, etc). What does that look like IRL? Mary English shows us.

I do wish it was a bit longer, actually. I think there could have been more in there about the main personality run-off situations; like the 'shy' Aries, or the Aries who suffered trauma as a child and taks the form of ___.

I'd love to read her other works and compare. I think next I will try to read the Aquarius one. It's always more telling how well the author writes your own sign...😅

If you are an Aries, or are looking to understand an Aries close to you in your life, I definitely recommend reading this book!It's short and sweet, but very dense.
You may have to read it several times (like I did) to get the full amount of information she is conveying!

So go ahead and read it, you can thank me later :)

*note* Thank you to Dodona Books who granted my request for a review copy.



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Diamond

(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.