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Read Me - I Am Magical: Open Me and I Will Reveal 12 Secrets to Love, Happiness & Personal Power. As You Leaf Through Me See How Remarkable You Feel Paperback – August 5, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451594364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451594362
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alinka Rutkowska is an award winning Children's Author. She writes for kids who in their books want a blend of both fun and education. She takes inspiration from her travels, cruising around the world with her husband and daughter.

Alinka loves skiing, music, Barolo and dark chocolate, preferably all at the same time.

Website: http://alinkarutkowska.com (COME OVER, I sometimes give books away for FREE!)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlinkaRutkowskaOfficial

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Your life will become much happier, easier in a way, for sure much more pleasurable.
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Probably better if I recycled it.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Zoe on October 24, 2010
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I really adore and enjoy reading positive thinking books, and I've read my fair share of them.

This book however is one of the worse I've read. It was written as though the author was in a hurry. If you know or understand the concept of positive thinking, then this book isn't going to open your eyes much. If I could give it half a star I would.

The book goes into too much detail explaining what love and meditation is - some with Wikipedia references! I couldn't believe a published author would use sources from a platform that anyone can edit. The book is already pretty thin, so she goes on and on about each topic to fatten the book - you know those people who talk a lot but says very little? That was how it felt to read those chapters. But if she wrote it by getting straight to the point, then the book wouldn't be called a book but rather a thin "booklet".

There were lines in there that I've read elsewhere in other books - which really peeved me. If you're going to rehash other people's work, at least do it in your own words.

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I would love to get a refund for this book, but after the shipping I've paid to get it here (Australia) and having to ship it back makes it not worth my time. Probably better if I recycled it.

If you want to feel better, I recommend Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, an absolute classic and one you can get for free online (obviously I'm not some competing author). You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor is good too (which you can get for free online from his site). Or watch "The Secret" because most of what's in this book is covered by The Secret and then some.

If you're completely new to this genre, this book will come in handy. If you're a well seasoned reader to this, then it will be disappointing - especially given the title with exaggerated claims.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Lilly on August 9, 2010
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This book is simply amazing. First of all you can't stop reading it. It is written with such a wit and wisdom that reading it and learning from it, turns into a habit.

It is however not a standard self-help book. It does not imply anything, there are no 'musts' or 'mustn'ts', instead the book awakens the internal powers in the reader and teaches him step by step how to start thinking of himself; of the body and mind as a unique coexistence that needs attention and love to flourish. Most importantly this attention and love should come from the inside first and this is probably the most difficult step to achieve. It is a new kind of selfishness, positive selfishness I would say that leads to being a happier person and better for the others too.
Once this step is reached, you will notice the change immediately. Your life will become much happier, easier in a way, for sure much more pleasurable. People around you would also notice the change. You will hear them say 'what happened to you?; you look so good!; are you in love?'. You will gain calmness and balance and clear perspective on your life.

Many times while reading 'I am magical' I could not help thinking 'Oh yes, that's true, how come?, sure, why haven't I noticed this before?' The book gives you the exercises to do and you would be surprised how simple but accurate they are. The inner power we all have to cure and improve ourselves cannot be underestimated. Nobody knows better than us what we need to start feeling better. Only that sometimes we are not able to listen to ourselves. This book will teach you how to look into yourself and how to listen.

I am an example that this book really works. Now you should give it a try!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Lyman on September 8, 2010
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I recently purchased a copy of "Read Me-I Am Magical". I have to admit I was a bit hesitant at first; I have read numerous books that deal with similar subjects such as The Law of Attraction, NLP and just about everything that fits into those categories.

Unfortunately, those resources were either very confusing and hard to understand, or just took too much of my time which made me feel like I was wasting my time. I have had several major life challenges/setbacks this year, all hitting within a few months of each other. I was in desperate need of something to uplift me, but I also felt like I wanted to climb back out of a hellish canyon and climb a new mountain at the same time. I was in other words, looking for a new source of life, or a new way of thinking.

After reading a couple books dealing with the law of attraction I was on the Amazon website looking for a third, yet at the same time I felt myself wondering why I was going through the motions of trying to understand something that just was not intuitive in my mind. I somehow got directed to "Read Me-I Am Magical" and of course the title and description caught my attention. I purchased the book, and I have to humbly admit that when it arrived, I wasn't convinced that it was going to do me any good.

I am happy to say that after studying and following the basic meditation techniques, including adding affirmations and visualizations to the meditation time has really had an immediate impact on me. Granted, I have not read much more than the beginning of the book! But just taking time each day to meditate as instructed has really had some sort of positive effect on me. I have meditated for only 4 days and yet each time the experience becomes deeper and more meaningful to me.
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