Reading gives all of us something in common

There are so many compatibility test out there. Sometimes in magazines, sometimes whole books, and even entire website industries devoted to finding your “match”.

“2 Kinds of People,” by Joao Rocha, takes a humorous and entertaining approach to this whole notion — while boiling it down to two choices per situation (see cover, for example)!

The first time we saw it, we couldn’t put it down! And we have

Originally begun as an illustration project online via Tumblr, “2 Kinds of People” utilizes simple yet fun visual imagery comparisons to see which you naturally gravitate towards.

Chips eaten out of the bag or in the bowl? Pull the flash drive out of the computer or make sure to eject it safely before removing? Use a bookmark or fold the corner of the page to mark your place? (Nooooo!)

Customers in our bookstore we notice laugh a lot with this book is. It may be, as the author states, the universality of our behaviors — all of which we visually recognize as soon as we see them! It’s great to see partners laughing and pointing at each other, or even at themselves!

Also great is that this book can be used as a game, too!

In the back is a rotatingwheel which you can use to score the compatibility of yourself and the other person! Its quite colorful actually, and you have 85 chances to see where you rank in the end. Might you be Soul Mates? Mortal Enemies? Adventure Buddies? We find even the author’s descriptions of how you and the other person might end up to be rather funny as well.

Hey! We are all different! But, sometimes, we have a lot in common, too!

At least, as “2 Kinds of People” is sure to create, laughter is universal!


Ed and Cynthia Lynn Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.


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