Mensa Book Review.*

Disclaimer: at my own request, Chloe Moss, on behalf of Carlton Books, sent these to me to review. What follows constitutes my own opinion.
Three things I admire are common sense, logic, and a good sense of humour in people. But when paired in a book? I love it.
These two books were sent to me; they are riddles and brainteasers-as you can see from the above photos-which are Mensa-esque. I’m not sure if the actual organisation had any say in the development or formation of this book; needless to say, as I rarely understood the puzzles, I have come to the conclusion that I’m simply not clever enough for this organisation.
The product:
I really liked this product, as it had quite a simple layout, which ‘spoke to me’ as a reader.  As a paperback, it is also small enough just to fit into your bag. For any long haul flight-I wish I had had this going to the US-this is perfect, because it would keep you occupied. There’s also solutions in the back, so you’re not banging your head in frustration.
I really liked that this package arrived with a personalised note-as I’ve said before, I’m all for a brand that makes this effort-and that there was not a lot of packaging for these books. (There was a package of four!)
Maybe there could have been far easier puzzles? I understood maybe one out of the two books!
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  1. July 3, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I love a good challenge and these books seem like the perfect activity for those boredom filled afternoons I often have. I’d probably do rubbish but I always like to have a good try anyway! Thanks for sharing x

  2. July 3, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I’ll definitely give these books a try! Enjoyed ur post xx

  3. July 3, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    These books look amazing! I love reading so really want to try reading these one day!

  4. July 3, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    These look, and sound, super interesting! I’ll definitely be trying them out.. 🙊

  5. July 3, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    These books sound like a fun way to spend some time and get away from the phone, which is one of my goals. Though if the puzzles are very hard, it might be too frustrating for me! I used to really like doing sudoku, but when the puzzles got impossible to solve they’d just make me frustrated!

    • July 3, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      This did have me a little bit frustrated, as they were really hard, but give them a try; you never know!

  6. July 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    These books sound amazing! I’d definitely love to get my hands on these and try them out! It does sound as though I might need some help though haha

  7. July 3, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Me and my brother live these kids of books. Hkm more so with the riddles but we both love puzzles. I have a little siduko book for long journeys.

    • July 3, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      A child’s version for the exact same reason would be great!

  8. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    July 3, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    These sound like such fun and interesting books! I bet they would be great for travelling 💖

    • July 3, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      I have yet to try, but will let you know x

  9. GirlMasked
    July 3, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I like the covers of them. Handy that they have the solutions at the back so answers can be checked! Great post!

  10. July 4, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Ooh these sound like fun. I probably wouldn’t be much good with them myself though!
    Cora ❤

  11. July 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    These look really interesting, however, I would have really liked to see an example to get an idea of how tricky these are because – of course – the difficulty is subjective.
    Meg x |

    • July 4, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      I’m not sure that’s something I could post; copyright rules..

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