It came! It came!
Something came in the mail for me that’s not a bill. It’s also not the phone book, though I did get one of those recently too. I was not nearly as excited for that as I was for this thing I’m about to reveal to you.
Note the awesome photography by yours truly. Yes, I will not be quitting my day job. Oh yeah, WHAT day job?
It’s a book. *GASP* Yes, little ADD me is planning on attempting to read a WHOLE book!
You see, I know some ladies. Ladies that I interact with on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, among other places. They are moms. They blog like I do. They are also well known and I am not. I’m not hatin’, I’m very excited for any bloggers that get published, especially on a scale like this!
strongly suggested I needed asked nicely begged for a copy of the book. I commented to one of the wonderful ladies that is featured in that thar book that I would love to read it and it would be swell if someone sent me a copy. Not only did she send me one, she also signed it. This MADE MY YEAR!!!
I’m planning on reading it, and then reviewing it here shortly. This makes me think that I should be working on a ratings scale. Instead of five stars, maybe four snotty kleenexes? Five messy handprints?
But if I want to read it, I need to FIND time and secret places to look at it and get this accomplished. So if I’m not cleaning my house/blogging/feeding my children/pretending to care about my husband’s Sims 3 game as much as I probably should be, I’m probably in one of the following places with the book:
- Up in my bedroom with a flashlight under the covers, hoping no one will realize I’m missing.
- On the couch pretending to make a list of chores for the kids.
- In the closet back behind a few rubbermaid containers claiming I am just “making the switch to the Spring clothes”.
- In the kitchen making dishwashing sounds-oh hell no one is going to believe that one.
- Inside the mountain of laundry with the camping lantern on the back porch.
- In the car. (Interestingly enough, not in the garage because there are a few things preventing my car from fitting in there, including a bathtub. I’m dead serious.)
- On the toilet-duh.
- In the basement, pretending to defrost the freezer, clean the dead mouse out of the furnace, and/or clean out the litterbox.
Meanwhile, I’m also dreaming up how I’m going to work the whole “poop roulette” thing into a post so that maybe I can be featured in the next one. I can dream, right?
If you can’t wait for my review, and I am by no means telling you that you should (this IS me you know, I haven’t read a whole book since I had kids) then go to Amazon and take a look-see and order yourself up a fresh copy HERE. And in case you’re wondering, I don’t get any credit for this. BUT you can sure give me some brownie points by somehow working my name in there. Something like writing in the review area there “Sarah from The Sadder But Wiser Girl, a fine humor writer (who ISN’T IN THIS BOOK and what a tragedy that is and should really be in the next one) recommended that I buy this book even though she hasn’t finished reading it herself yet…”
Sarah, I ams o with you on finding the time to read a whole book. It has been done here though, but trust me it hasn’t been easy. Love that you got this book just by asking and signed, too!! Totally awesome and I am with you on hopes to find my way into the next if there is one!! 🙂
Maybe we can work together! We’ll start a campaign…
I won a copy! Waiting for it to arrive in the mail!
Yay for free stuff! 😀
I hope you love it! Each essay is only a few pages long, so it’s super easy to put down when you need to get a kindergartner off of the bus, or rescue a preschooler who is stuck on the kitchen counter. Probably. Can’t wait for your review!
Or in my case, untangle the dog because he’s dragging our firepit all over town. True story…
So exciting. My friend @PeanutLayne is in it too!
I was really impressed by all of the bloggers who were in it that I already follow. I’m also confident I’ll find a few new ones to start following by the time I’m done!
Just got mine last night too! I made it thru the first 5 or so essays before the guilt trip started. But my son is getting a haircut today, so maybe I can squeeze in a few more!! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!!
I’m hoping to squeeze a little in tonight… today was a day of hectic catch-up!
I am also not a famous blogger who does not have time to read a whole book. Your a joy to read BTW!
Thanks! I try…
Looking forward to your review! I’d ask to borrow it when you’re done, but since you may read it on the toilet I think I’ll just get my own copy.
I’ll wash my hands, I promise…
Or turn on the treadmill, lock the door and say “Mommy’s exercising.” It’s not a lie. All that laughing will tighten those abs!
I do have a treadmill that functions as a lovely holder upper of things.
ha, ha! I guess the toilet on the cover is also a recommendation of where to get away and get some free time to read it! I’m all for you in the next book…
You know, it’s not the only book I own with a toilet on it! Weird huh?
I have my copy too but haven’t had a chance yet to take a peek. I’m thinking of hiding in the closet behind the coats with a flashlight, a glass of wine and a bag of cookies just to read it!
So far I can’t even get away from my daughter to do much of anything. She’s missed having her mommy all to herself these last two months!
Great ideas for when/where to read! I’m surprised too that more of them don’t involve a glass of wine. I love having a book of short essays to carry around for spare moments.
I never remember to take a book. Oh wait, spare moments. People have those? 😉
You are so funny!! I look forward to your review…and I think under the laundry pile is a really good idea!
It’s definitely a recurring thing in my house!
Haha! I would get that book based on the cover alone!
This one I wanted pretty badly regardless of what was on the cover, and Amber Dusick’s (Parenting, Illustrated With Crappy Pictures) book, which I still need to order. Oh I just got that-Peeing and Crappy-that all goes together. I see a theme here.
Haha! I’m with you on the second edition. Uh, ladies, can I get an invite?! I wrote a review, too–it was fun! You’ll LOVE it!
Oh boy! I’m just getting caught up and I haven’t got there yet. No spoilers, right?
There are a few brief summaries, but nothing that the titles don’t give away themselves 😉 Happy Reading!
Oh good. I didn’t want to be a whole “Dumbledore dies” thing…
Now I want to read this! Like you though, I would have to hide just to find a few minutes here and there to find the time!
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Can i suggest something really evil and rent a hotel room ?? 🙂
HA HA! If only someone would pay for it! I just finished the book this afternoon. Hoping to get the review up this weekend or early next week!
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