I’m really happy that the early reactions to the book have been so positive. And this isn’t only because such reviews are enormously helpful for encouraging other parents to read it and gain value from it as well. On a personal level, as the author, it’s extremely gratifying when the reader “gets” the book and there’s a feeling of kinship between us through the words I’ve written.
Of course, this doesn’t happen all the time. For instance, even though most people have connected quite strongly with Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability, some people haven’t, and their comments can be painful for me to read, especially when someone who doesn’t “get” the book—which took years of work to produce—dismisses it entirely with just a few brief words.
So, as an author, a reader’s reaction really goes far beyond the practical need for “marketing” a book. Deeper than this, it’s about connection between writer and reader, and affirmation of the writer’s heartfelt efforts. Writing a book isn’t easy, and sharing it can be even harder, but when we have something to offer others, something that we feel can benefit their lives in some way, then it’s well worth these efforts and those occasional disappointments. Not every reader will connect with a book, but many hopefully will, and I feel blessed to say that many of my own readers have connected with my books over the years.
Naturally, I hope that my new book, Bilingual Success Stories Around the World, will also resonate with you and that you’ll share your positive impressions with others out in the world, as in these early reactions from other readers. I’d love to read your review, too, at Amazon and Goodreads! Thank you so much!