3 out of 4 stars
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My Auntie Done Told Me is a series of quotes and idioms written by Quan-Tia Busch and inspired by her Auntie Shiela. Published in July 2018, the series features charismatic pieces of advice which could be seen as beneficial to all readers. Including the phrases and expressions as told by Auntie Shiela, illustrations are included throughout which only seem to benefit the work more. Featuring vibrant colors and images that leave much to be interpreted, I found myself drawn to them throughout. A quick read, at only 32 Kindle edition pages, this is one that could easily be read in one session, but that I'm sure I will find myself reflecting on when I require a bit of genuine advice or a grin.
The first element that caught my attention about this book was the title. The sense of humor that seems to come along with the writing is something I can unquestionably appreciate as a reader. Although the information within is extremely useful, it's also humorous on various occasions, which makes reading it even that much more enjoyable. It's apparent while reading Quan-Tia Busch reminisce about the locutions shared by her aunt that they share a wonderful relationship that will last her a lifetime.
My preferred piece of advice from the selection comes from the one titled, "Next." Taken directly from the passage, my favorite segment says, "With one flick of your hair and a curl to your lips, keep it moving. March forward powerfully into the next chapter of your life." I particularly admired that this section not only included a piece of relatable and realistic advice that we should all follow, but it also incorporates a bit of humor that I couldn't help but smile at while reading.
My only criticism while reading was due to finding a few spelling/grammatical errors throughout. Although these were small errors, I did find them distracting enough to note. There is an occurrence of the incorrect your/you're, excepting/accepting, and stare/steer. Despite the errors I stumbled across while reading, I am absolutely confident in suggesting this selection of phrases to other readers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the maxims shared by Auntie Shiela and feel as though many other readers would benefit from her guidance.
As much as I would like to give a full 4 star rating to My Auntie Done Told Me, I do have to lower my rating due to the few errors. I am still pleased to rate the story 3 out of 4 stars and had it not been for the few errors I found along the way, I would recommend this one with the highest praise and a full rating. I'm thankful to the author for bestowing the bits of advice she had learned from someone who clearly has made a meaningful impression on her life.
My Auntie Done Told Me
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