Friday, November 20, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway: 7 The Number for Happiness


Do you have a lucky number? Is it number 7? I just finished reading the book : 7 The Number for Happiness, Love, And Success. by Jacqueline Leo. The book was really fun to read. I loved all the interesting and unique facts.

From the Publisher:
What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.

2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.

3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?

4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.

5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.

6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.

7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.



I want to thank Hachette Book Group and The Product Review Place for the opportunity to review this book.

Giveaway:
Hachette Book Group has generously offered to give 5 readers a chance to win this book.

To Enter: tell me what your favorite number is and why.

Additional Entries: You can do any one or all of the following to earn extra entries. Please leave an additional comment for each that you have done.

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Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Saturday November 28th at 11:59 CST. No PO Boxes. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Winner will be posted on this blog and notified by email. Please make sure that you leave your email address in your comment or in your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen.


** Thanks to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a copy of the book and for providing this giveaway**

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite number is 23. Mine & my husband's birthdays are on the 23rd. When I was 23 I had my son (I always wanted a boy!) (See also my email address) I subscirbe.
secrets_girl23@yahoo.com

Poetic Inspiration said...

My favorite number is 2 (entry 1)

Poetic Inspiration said...

I am a follower already (entry2)

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

My favorite number is 7 :) Always has been..I'm not sure why..as long as I remember I have loved this number

dheiseygrove said...

my favorite number is 3, but no good reason why.

dheiseygrove said...

i follow you on google.

haydensmommy05 said...

I am #8 It always just seemed like a cool number!
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haydensmommy05 said...

I am a follower!
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haydensmommy05 said...

I follow on twitter!
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haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe!
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Angela said...

Six! I have had a lot of luck with the number six my whole life, so I stick with it.
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Lynne said...

My favorite number is 12 because it's been very prominent in my family's history. For instance, both my grandmother and grandmother were born on the 12th day of their birth months and they were married on 12/12.

Marie said...

I don't know why but I like the number 23 and 11.
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slb3334 said...

3 as I have always been lucky with that number.

mverno said...

24 i have a lot of luck with it espically playing exactas at the horse races
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Wendi P said...

My favorite number is 11. I wore this number for all of my high school sports teams and I have my ears pierced 11 times. I am not sure why I like this number but it resonates with me.

Wendi P said...

I follow on google friend.

Rebecca Graham said...

My favorite number is 8 because most of my family was born on the 8th day of the month.

Summer said...

I'm a subscriber

Summer said...

I follow your blog

Summer said...

#5 I think it's because I have 5 sisters..I always thought that was lucky :-)

Summer said...

I have your button

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Summer said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/Earth_Creature/status/6075420469

Anonymous said...

Seven; it is a good category quantity number!

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Anonymous said...

I like the #52. It looks semetrical and is easy to type. Jackie hotbunz81@hotmail.com

Aisling said...

13 is my favorite number because (1) my granddaughter was born on the 13th day of the 7th month and (2) because it's no one else's favorite.

Bev said...

#11, no reason why

Lori Taube said...

My favorite number has always been 15, only because I was born on the 15th.. For some reason I've always loved odd numbers: 3, 7, 9, 15, 31.. Perhaps I'm odd. :-)

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chromiumman said...

42, because of douglas adams

karen said...

I've always been a fan of the number of cookies left on a plate.

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Rebecca L said...

My favorite number is 13. I was born on the 13th.

demmi said...

six because when I roll dice for board games I usually roll a lot of sixs
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susan1215 said...

#15 because that is my birthday

Katie said...

My favorite number is 9... my second favorite is 11... I don't know why - just ever since I was a little kid - those were my two favorite numbers!

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ktgonyea said...

# 13 - cause it's my birthday :)

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Shelli said...

My favorite # is 4, because I have heard and believe when you see "444" it means an angel is watching over you.

07violet said...

7 because it has been lucky for me

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Atreau said...

My favorite number is eight because of the significance.

07violet said...

following

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Nancy S. said...

I follow your blog with google friend.
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Nancy S. said...

My lucky number is 2. I don't know why I chose it but it always seemed to win for me so I continued to pick it.
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Nancy S. said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/6162165014
ncschools at yahoo dot com

purango said...

My favorite number is 4. It has always been lucky for me. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

7.. It has always been a lucky number :)

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite number is 10.A nice even number and
guys rate a 10 woman as nice

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Swtlilchick said...

Following your blog (Charlene)

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Heather said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/choochoo428/status/6162760182

Heather said...

New follower of your blog.

Heather said...

My number is 4. I dream about it all the time. It's weird...

Heather said...

I follow smartcentsmom on twitter - choochoo428
Is that you? I didn't see a twitter link here.

Swtlilchick said...

Following you on Twitter (Swtlilchick)

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Swtlilchick said...

Subscriber via email

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Swtlilchick said...

Tweet:Swtlilchick
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lilyk said...

My favorite number is 12 because many important things have the number 12 in it like the months of the year and the number of Jesus' disciples.

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your blog.

ABCFrugality.com said...

68. Not sure why. Just have always liked the number.

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