Thursday, August 22, 2013

"Quiet--The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain

Review first published Jan. 7, 2013
Today I am doing one of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts:  Open your picture folders, close your eyes and pick a random photo to share and write about.  This is the picture I got from my "Favorite Reads 2013" folder so I am just re-posting this book review with the picture.

There was a lot of hype about Quiet--The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain and it won awards in 2012. Now having read it, I can tell you the hype was spot on! What a wonderful book!! I thought it was going to be a text book but it's not. The great thing about this book is that I enjoyed it and learned too. It's hard to beat that combination. The examples Susan Cain gives of people are very interesting. That is why I'm giving it 5++ stars. Well done, Ms. Cain! I LOVED it!
(Gerard's review, rating 5++ stars)

I started reading this book and found it to be quite boring. I even decided I'd skim it instead but couldn't even make myself finish it then. I was surprised to see that "brainstorming" sessions do not produce great results. A better way would be to let each person brainstorm their ideas by themselves, then review them together and possibly add to them as a group then. I just didn't want to keep plowing my way through. I read the first 100 pages or so.
(Karen's Review)
Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!


  1. For a second, I thought about picking a random picture for today's writing prompt and then I thought, "How do I do that?" Being not so clever of a person, I decided on What is my favorite age to be. That was simple for me. lol.

    Hopping from Mama Kat's writer's workshop!

  2. This book has been on my to-read list forever, but I haven't attempted it because it looks so dry. This is one of those times I wish I could just download the info into my brain while I sleep.

    1. That's a good idea--too bad it doesn't work that way.

  3. I'm really surprised at your opposing thoughts on this book. Just curious if Gerard is an introvert and Karen an extrovert?

    1. Gerard is much more an introvert than I but I do not consider myself an extrovert by any means. The only time Gerard is really outgoing is if he is discussing our dog or if he's walking the dog and someone wants to pet her.


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