The First Ten Feedback for And Then I Met Margaret
Because And Then I Met Margaret was Book of the Day, some of our most trusted reviewers have carefully looked over the cover, the description, and other aspects of this book. The reviewers even read at least the first 10 pages of the book. They have each written a short review explaining why they plan to read the whole book or not based on the sample they read and other aspects of the book. Their feedback is displayed below. We call this awesome feature The First Ten.
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The book appeared to be professionally edited. I liked that the author shared all the different things he learned from the all great thinkers he met. Based on the genre I wouldn't have chosen to sample the book because I rarely read non-fiction especially memoirs; it is for the same reason that I won't be reading the whole book. I did see the official OBC review of the book.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 8:54 am by ritah.
I probably wouldn't have read the book, as it isn't the sort of book I normally gravitate to. The cover is nice and the blurb informative. The sample opened with an enlightening introduction and then moved to the experiences of the author. Unfortunately, it didn't hook me. While I liked the fact that each chapter opened with a myth and closed with a life lesson, the content itself failed to engage me. I won't read the book as self-helped books aren't my cup of tea, nor does the subject matter interests me. The OBC review was convincing, but it didn't affect my decision either way.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 9:06 am by gali.
I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction and self-help books since they tend to be just the opposite, but the cover and the summary drew me in. I wanted to at least give it a chance. The first ten pages were well-written, they managed to keep my attention and the only thing I disliked were some book titles written in bold. Italic is always better, as bold letters ruined the reading flow here. The stress was put on a bunch of other books that stole the spotlight. It was more like an advertisement than a non-fiction book at the beginning - which is not a positive thing. However, I'd like to find out more so I'll read the rest.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 9:17 am by IsabelMay.
I did not care for the first ten pages of this book at all. The author seems either wildly insecure or narcissistic based on the sheer number of humblebrags and name drops. It is cloying and turned me off to any message that the author might have had. Even the very brief description of meeting with the titular Margaret seems shallow--her lesson is that you can start anew. But by the author's own brief biography, he has already done so at least twice (once to go from the small town to the "big city"; another from teacher to entrepreneur). The official reviewer on this site seemed to enjoy the book and find some meaning, and I didn't find any grammatical errors, but I will not be reading beyond the required ten pages because those pages were legtimately off-putting.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 9:27 am by RegularGuy3.
The cover is very pretty and the title interested me. The summary interested me. I use nonfiction books in my class and this one sounded like something I could use in the future. Without this program, I would've read the sample anyway. I enjoyed the conversational tone and was intrigued by the fact that this author has met authors of books I've read. I also like the end of the chapters with the myths he believed and the realities he discovered. I want to read more about the author, their experiences, and lessons.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 9:42 am by Christina O Phillips.
I enjoyed the touching story about the author's Aunt Theresa. I don't plan to finish this book because I am not interested in motivational memoir. However, for people who are interested in this genre, this book seems to be well-written and enjoyable.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 10:10 am by Ashley Simon.
When I saw this book, my first thought was that it would be a romance due to the title and beautiful cover. Then I read the subtitle and author's name, and I realized it is a memoir. I thought I recognized the author's name, but I couldn't place it. I read the first ten pages, and I loved the storytelling. The conceit of equating ordinary people's wisdom to those of self-help gurus is clever, and the tale it makes is charming and humble. I think I'll read this one.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 10:14 am by L_Therese.
This book caught my eye from the beginning. The Online Book Club Review was very interesting, and I was not disappointed when I read the first ten pages. The author writes in a way that pulls the reader in from the beginning. I enjoyed the preview of his guru search and look forward to reading about these encounters in depth.The cover is also well done. I found no editorial issues within the first ten pages. I will be adding this book to my must read list.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 10:28 am by Kat Kennedy.
I really liked the cover of this one - it really conveys the "personal transformation" and "heading toward something better". I love self-help and self-improvement books, and this one seems unique in that the author not only speaks of the more popular doctrines and authors but also of random people he met. It's clearly a book of knowledge found, not merely repeated from a couple books. I don't know if I would've bought this book if it wasn't free, but I certainly would've checked it out, and I'll absolutely read it sometime since it's free!
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 2:33 pm by CataclysmicKnight.
Had I not actually sampled the first ten pages as part of this program, I would have chosen to read or sample this book based on the nice cover and the topic.
I am going to buy and read the whole book because the stories are inspiring.
Based on what I read, the book seems like it was professionally edited. I didn't notice many typo or grammar errors, just one, Covey's name was misspelled. What I like the most in the bit I read was that the stories were positive.
What could be improved is correcting the typo and removing "and" from the title.
The book has an Official OnlineBookClub review.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 3:04 pm by Izesicle.
Let me start by saying with verve that this is a book everyone should read, and for that matter I am going to fully read it myself.
Rob White has drawn his readers into the book by making a very profound statement at the beginning of his introduction to the book: "I believe luck isn’t something that happens to me; luck is something that happens through me." Explaining this has led him to help us discover that the solution to inner peace and happiness can reside in ordinary people. The book is professionally edited in my opinion. The only error I detected is found in the opening sentence of page 3. I think it should be, "I attended a workshop led by...", but not " I attended a workshop lead by..." Overall, the book is great and I am sure people will learn from the author's experience.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 3:23 pm by meteku4.
And Then I Met Margaret by Robert White is a memoir about finding inner peace and happiness. He puts across the point that gurus can be found anywhere and this is a book about his interactions with the gurus and the lessons he learned front them.
I intend to complete this book because I absolutely love the content I have read so far. As a young person who is also on the journey of discovery, this book couldn't have come at a better time. I haven't encountered any typos yet and I hope that the rest of the book will be just as enjoyable to read. I hope some of these lessons will come in handy.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 4:53 pm by Mercy Bolo.
I was unsure about the cover but found the title intriguing. The blurb sounded average and, despite the positive OBC review, I still did not think this was a book I would enjoy. I often find motivational reads a bit boring. I would not have chosen to read it. I read the first ten and fell in love with the authors writing style. I was not overly interested in all the famous gurus he visited but once he started to speak of his own personal experiences, which occurred while not actively looking for answers, I was hooked. The writing engaged me. It appears professionally edited. I plan to continue to read this book as I am interested in what myths he dispelled over time.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 5:38 pm by jwalker73.
I like the title of this book. It seems well-written and professionally edited. Unfortunately, the plot does not interest me and memoirs are not my cup of tea.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 6:10 pm by Sarah_Khan.
This is a nice simple cover, but not one which I, personally, would make an effort to pick up and find out more about. The Onlinebookclub review was very complementary and the reviewer obviously enjoyed reading it. I was interested in the writing style as some quotes showed that the author had a flair for words. The pages which I read were well written and edited, although, sometimes the spaces between words were double or triple. This could purely be the fault of my device. I liked the idea of learning lessons about life and success from many different sides, but I was put off a little bit in the first chapter with all the success and not being happy. Then being able to travel around the world to visit important people came across almost like boasting. I'm sure that it changes the further in the book you read, but it didn't really encourage me. I have no ideas for improvement and I will not be continuing with this book.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 7:08 pm by micoleon13.
After reading a few pages of, And Then I Met Margaret by Rob White, I have decided that I will not be reading this book. If I had not read a sample of this book, I would not have read this book. I am not usually interested in inspirational novels. I will not be finishing this book because it did not pull me in. I didn't find the blurb to be engaging. My first decision, to not read this book, was not changed after reading the first ten pages. Based on what I have read this book appears to be professionally edited. This book does have an official OnlineBookClubReview. The review highlights several positive attributes concerning this book, but none of them changed my mind. I will not be finishing this book.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 7:40 pm by BunnySTx.
Based on the blurb and premise, this book definitely sounds so motivational and uplifting. Although I generally don't read non-fiction books, I actually think the positive vibes from this book really make me want to read this. I hope to read this in the future eventually. I unfortunately don't have the time right now, but I definitely think that readers who need a little motivation and inspiration could greatly benefit from this.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 7:47 pm by CrescentMoon.
The title of this book captured my interest and made me want to know more about it. The summary on Amazon is well written and gives a clear explanation of what the book is about. The sample pages appear to be edited well and the writing has a smooth flow. I thought there was a bit too much name-dropping in the intro, although I did like the first story. Overall the beginning pages interested me enough to want to read further.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 8:35 pm by bookowlie.
A book about the author on his quest for finding his spiritual self. It's a pretty interesting topic for me. The author in the first few pages lists down the personalities he met on his quest, which is interesting. in the next few chapters, the author starts from his childhood, which lays the foundation for the story of his life. I am always interested in spiritual quest related books, and this book sounds like a treat to me! I have downloaded the book, and I am going to read it in full! Thanks.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 9:24 pm by va2016.
The cover is beautiful and the title is intriguing. The reviews make this sound like a typical self-motivational novel. Begining the book, I was pretty convinced that it wasn't for me. To me it was boring and sounded like some rich dude preaching "Oh, woe is me. I'm rich but sad." However, the writing got better in the first chapter. I like how he includes a myth and then the reality at the beginning and end of each chapter. I did notice some formatting mistakes in the book. I think I will continue reading it just to see where the story goes.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 10:30 pm by Afuglsan.
What an awesome choice for today's book of the day. And Then I Met Margaret. Rob White has learned where the true treasure is. In relationships. We all have mentors and gurus that we come in contact with everyday. I loved the stories in the preview and look forward to finishing the book. Thank you Rob White for offering the book to our bookclub for free today.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 10:37 pm by Vermont Reviews.
I like the cover and title and I found the Amazon blurb interesting. I would likely have sampled this book without the first ten pages program. The OBC review was also very helpful and added to my interest. I liked the sample. The stlye of writing was easy to follow and easy to relate to. It also seemed well edited. I did not notice any obvious typos or grammar errors. I read this type of life lessons book from time to time and I really like the idea behind this one - that everyday peolpe can be the gurus in our lives. I am glad this book is free today and I plan to read the rest of it.
First Ten review added on October 27, 2017, at 11:36 pm by Snowflake.
I like the cover and the title. The blurb was sufficient, and most reviews are positive. However, I can't normally get through most self help books, so I would not have sampled this book without this program. The OnlineBookClub review was very positive and made me a little interested in reading the sample. It does appear to be professionally edited. After reading the first ten pages, I do not think that this book is for me.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 1:57 am by Kitkat3.
This is a book in the non-fiction genre. The author narrates his life experiences in this book and the various people he met, and how they influenced his life and vie versa. The book seem to be edited well. I liked the writing style of the book, which is pretty introspective and thoughtful. The review and description give out pretty much what the book is about, and help the reader decide whether to peruse this book or not. While I liked the idea of this book, currently I'm in the middle of another book, therefore, I'll skip this one for now.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 2:12 am by ananya92.
If I had not read the sample I would have read the book because it sounds very interesting and the cover is beautiful. After reading the sample I have not changed my mind, and I thought the reference to other books and works were helpful as well. I am interested in the childhood perspective mentioned in the official review. The sample was professionally edited.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 3:04 am by psychopathycathy.
I was impressed by the amount of positive reviews on Amazon and the OBC review was good at breaking down what the book was about. It set it apart from others of this genre, which is good as this isn't a type of book I would look at usually. I enjoyed reading the sample, but I got the feeling the rest of the book may ramble and not hold my attention. I won't be reading much further as I don't think I can relate to the author that much to read the whole book and apply the whole message.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 8:25 am by Gingerbo0ks.
If this book was not apart of the first ten program I would have read this book. I like reading inspirational/motivational books every once in a while. Its nice to learn from other people's experiences.
From reading the first ten pages I was interested in the book and will finish read it. What I liked most is the message of positivity. The book does seem profesionally edited.
I read the official online book club review and it did not influence my opinion of this book.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 3:50 pm by Londera.
“Then I Met Margaret” isn’t a book I would typically buy. The premise, genre and perspective done really interest me. After reading the OBC review and sampling the first ten pages, my opinion of the book didn’t change much. Although the book is well written and the author’s voice is interesting enough, I just don’t care for personal stories or motivational accounts. I didn’t notice any grammatical errors in this one. I don’t plan to read anymore of the book.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 5:21 pm by MarisaRose.
From the cover, blurb, and review of this book, I likely would not have given it a chance. I'm not a big fan of Guru methodology nor do I partake and self-help type books. After reading the first 10 pages, I didn't change my mind. Although the book looks well written and edited and geared particularly for the folks that enjoy reading about how to better yourself, it just confirmed that this book and its style wasn't for me. It's not something I enjoy, nor do I need 15 different gurus telling me how I should live my life. I will not be reading the rest of this book.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 10:32 pm by Scerakor.
Yes, I will be finishing this book. I am extremely interested in the subject of everyday gurus all around us if we just open our eyes to see them and are willing to learn from them. The cover is great. The OBC review was helpful. I can't wait to continue.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 11:21 pm by ReadingRebecca.
The book title and cover are interesting. That alone, though, would not have made me want to read it, especially as it is non fiction. But the blurb and customer reviews resulted in a U-turn for me alongside the OBC review. The sample was quite engaging and I look forward to completing the book as it seems to be professionally edited.
First Ten review added on October 28, 2017, at 11:41 pm by Vickie Noel.
The author's theory of gurus who appear in your life when you need them is interesting, because I discovered the same thing as well. Money and things don't make your heart happy. Sometimes people say things that just ring true.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 2:33 am by Miche Sora.
No I wouldn't have read the book because I am not very fond of this genre. Even after reading the first ten pages I had the same opinion. The beginning of the book wasn't as attractive to me as it should have been to make me read the whole book.
I didn't find any errors is the first few pages. Honestly, I didn't like anything in the first few pages. There was an official review that was well written but still I wouldn't be reading the whole book.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 2:45 am by ZeroChill.
I wouldn't have sampled this book based on the genre, blurb, and OBC review. I'm not really into non-fiction books, even memoirs. After reading the first ten pages, I won't be reading this book. The style was like most memoirs. While this is great for someone that enjoys the genre, it's not what I'm looking for in a book. The author did use good description, and the book seemed to be professionally edited. It just isn't my type of book.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 2:50 am by anneloretrujillo.
I'm not a fan of this genre, so I would not have looked at this.
However, aside from the (seemingly obligatory) 'self-help' opener, I enjoyed the memoir-like style. I'm currently unsure of whether or not I will read this, just because of the genre, so I have to answer with a no. At least for the moment.
I didn't notice any errors, and the cover is very attractive.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 3:35 am by Gravy.
This is my kind of book! I knew when I read the description that this would be one I would want to read. I like that he embarked on this journey when he turned 50. I'll be fifty next year and I like the idea that it's never too late to start again or discover something new. I honestly can't wait to read the rest of this. I love the diverse set of people that he sought out. So many people only look in one spiritual direction to find their peace. This book proves that there are many different paths to change and self-discovery, and yes, even inner peace. We have only to seek them out. The editing seems professional. I did not notice any typos or grammatical errors. (Note: This book was officially reviewed on OBC)
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 4:04 am by truebookaddict.
Without this program, I would not have sampled this read. This is mainly to do with the genre; I don't normally read self-help books as I don't find them particularly useful for me. The cover is fine, but doesn't catch my interest. I found the blurb to be lengthy, and though there are positive reviews, including the OBC one, I still would not have sampled this read on my own. Based on what I read, the book does seem to be professionally edited. I like how open and honest the author is from the beginning; it can help a reader become comfortable and willing to read the book. However, I do feel the author is just listing a bag of accomplishments and that's a bit off-putting. With this, along with the book's genre and the fact that the content wasn't captivating enough for me, I do not plan on finishing the read.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 4:46 am by hsimone.
Based on the cover I can tell this wouldn’t be a book I am interested in. It looks like a personal journey type book and I don’t read those usually. The OBC review paints a clear picture of the content. A story of a man and his life journey. The sample was pretty slow going, and didn’t seem to be going anywhere I’d like to continue. It is free from errors, but I will not be reading this.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 6:59 am by Cjgarland89.
The cover of this book is pretty and the title seems like a good story is in store. The offical OBC review increased my interest to get a hold of this book. I read the sample and found out that, though a good one, it is not for me.
First Ten review added on October 29, 2017, at 8:03 am by ReviewerDiksha.
Total ~ 51%
And Then I Met Margaret earned a score of 51%.
In other words, out of the top-level reviewers who read at least the first 10 pages of this book, 51% plan to read the whole book.
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