You either love puzzles or you don’t, and in my family my youngest daughter and I love them. We work the newspaper’s Sudoku, Jumble and Crossword and we put together jigsaw puzzles on the coffee table. We always have a puzzlebook handy for those moments where we just need to kill a little time and want to engage our brains.
That’s why I was happy to discover the GrabarchuPuzzles collection of puzzlebooks. While the Grabarchuk Family has lots of books out, including one for Valentine’s Day, another for Christmas and lots of types of quizzes and brainteasers, I recently downloaded a copy of 101 Puzzle Quizzes to review.
I don’t work many puzzles on my computer, but I used the Kindle Cloud, which easily downloaded to my Mac, to test out these puzzles. Immediately I was hooked. I like that the puzzles are in color, and that when you choose and answer you get to find out immediately if it’s right or wrong, as a message comes up congratulation you or telling you to try again. The only danger is that you have to be self-disciplined enough to really figure out the answer before you click. Otherwise it’s easy to make a half-hearted effort, guess, and redo the puzzle if it turns out you’re wrong. But no puzzle addict I know would do this right? (Okay, sometimes I do, but only when I’m feeling impatient.)
Puzzle icons are displayed near the front, so you can jump around and do the ones that are calling your name most at the moment. The price is right too—$2.99 for what could provide hours of puzzling. Other titles are available in paperback for those who prefer to solve their puzzles the old-fashioned way, with pencil on paper.
The author provided me with a copy of this book to review.