The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha Amy Einhorn Books HK$110 1000awesome things.com is better than Neil Pasricha's book in several ways: it has lots of colour images, it offers readers' comments and it's free. Still, if you like his blog and want to introduce someone to the small pleasures in life - and some really are small - The Book of Awesome is a suitable gift. In it you'll find subjects that people rarely talk about despite their ability to effect momentary joy, such as the sound of ice cubes cracking in a drink, the smell of rain on a hot sidewalk, finding the thing you were going to buy is on sale and matching up every sock that comes out of the dryer. Pasricha started the blog to take his mind off the mundane and, he writes, 'never imagined' it would amount to anything. Soon he realised 'we're basically all the same': we love peeling an orange in one shot, finding money in an old coat pocket, and waking up and realising it's Saturday. Each idea, accompanied by an explanation, ends with 'AWESOME', which will prove too much for some readers. What's the point in all this? The last entry answers the question: remembering how lucky we are to be here right now.