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102 Free Things to Do: Inspiring Ideas for a Better Life

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  41 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Everyone knows the best things in life are free—but it's easy to forget in a world of continuous commercials and competitive consumerism. In this witty, inspiring, and beautifully illustrated book, Alex Quick reminds us how many of the really important things can be done on less than a shoestring.


Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 28th 2014 by Old Street Publishing (first published July 1st 2010)
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Jemma
Jul 27, 2012 Jemma rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Alex Quick's writing is interesting, a bit wordy, but he gets his point across. Well done, Mr. Quick, for writing a book about 102 free things to do - really, that's quite good.

However some of these ideas were strange... The strangest was the suggestion for going "Dumpster Diving" as a way of getting free food. The writer explains that he has often done this activity outside supermarkets, where their bins aren't locked, and found many wrapped and sealed products with use-by dates either that day
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Jio Butler
Easily read in a single sitting, although many of the ideas explained in this book merit further investigation. I found a few things that I liked the sound of (for instance, the one- sentence diary, which is a very popular idea), and remembered a few things I have yet to take advantage of (Project Gutenberg). As mentioned in other reviews, the idea of eating roadkill and taking food from bins is not ideal and you won't necessarily learn any particular lesson from this activity other than receivi ...more
Patricia
Mar 09, 2016 Patricia rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book. It doesn't really offer any new ideas on free things to do. Some of the ideas are stupid, such as "confront someone politely". Oh yes, I'm bored let's get out there confront someone for the sake of entertainment. Another one "reach your ideal weight" goes as far as suggesting women eat 1,500 kcal/day and men eat 2,000 kcal/day, as if every man and every woman were the same and the same starvation rule could be applied to every single one of them. How about go see a nutri ...more
Jen Healey
Mar 22, 2013 Jen Healey rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
A sweet, quick read, full of warm ideas to remind us about what really matters in life. My favourite suggestions being -

Treasure your precious human body; Don't confuse affluence with well-being; Ask a child for advice; Give up craving for recognition; Notice when things have improved; Practice random acts of kindness (and, if time permits, senseless acts of beauty); Remember that making mistakes is part of being human; Visit Project Gutenberg; Support your local eccentric; Act without expectin
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Lynne
Aug 11, 2014 Lynne rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fic
Some strange ideas but a few good ones too
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