Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Twas a fortnight since last we Books’d and Bitch’d, m’ladies…

Hey gurrrrrrrrls. Dayum, you be looking faaaaaawyne today if I may say so. AND I DO SAY SO!!

How goes the reading, everyone? I, myself, am loving this book. So much in fact, I decided to share with you a doodle about cruise directors in the book Bossypants. I am exactly halfway through the book. I’m thinking the idea of one book per month is a good speed to go so far. Keep the questions and comments coming!

Time to take a poll again! What shall we read next? I’ll post the same books from last time, but feel free to add new titles into the “Other” category. [F.Y.I. The Help (the film) won a bunch of Oscars last Sunday!!]

P.S. I heard Michael Ian Black is coming out with a new book soon called You’re Not Doing it Right Which seems like it will be really hilarious just based on his last book My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face. If anyone is unfamiliar with Michael Ian Black’s comedic style… Iiiiii would sayyyyy it’s more on the dry side of the wine scale? If you’d like an introduction, I believe Taco Party is a good dip-your-toe-into-the-pool of his elegance and style. Needless to say, I will be lobbying to add his new book onto our list once it comes out. Follow him on twitter if you like the occasional laugh 😛

 

 

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First Book: BOSSY PANTS by Tina Fey

What’s that you say? It was a tie? But why was Bossy Pants chosen?

Yep. It was a tie at 23.53% for both Bossy Pants and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children… so I chose the OBVIOUS problem solving technique by which one should make every difficult life decision… I flipped a coin. BUT NOT JUST ANY COIN, mein freundens! I downloaded the Free Heads or Tails app and flipped a virtual, non-biased coin. Heads= Bossy Pants, Tails= Miss Peregrine’s. B. Pants for the win. Perhaps we will read the runner up after next round of book voting.

[WebClip: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin]

Your task now is to um well read it. (I’m seeing it pretty cheap, $8.79 + FREE SHIPPING at Buy.com) Originally I was thinking we would take it two chapters at a time per biweekly blog post, but I realized that once people get into a book, it’s hard to put it down. And ya know what? This is a BOOK club, so we gotta READ BOOKS, yo. So here’s my proposal: At minimum, try to read at least half of the book for the discussions we’ll be having exactly one fortnight from now. If you can’t help but read the whole book, go for it, and mention that you completed it in your posts next time. We should get a good gauge for how quickly everyone is reading by then.

After you’ve read half the book, jot down two questions, comments, or relative weblinks for discussion and don’t forget to bitch about something every so often.

I’ll start the initial bitching 😛 …so I just started my new job a week and a half ago and I work in a cube under florescent lights where no one else really talks much at all durring the entire day. It’s driving me crazy! Apparently the sound of chomping banana chips is too loud for some people. I’m thinking of ways to entertain myself by being passive aggressive with noise and anti-cubicle behavior. (Also, our signage of a blurry rock-climber reminds me of a tampon commercial). –FIN!

 

Which book should we read first?

Hay GURRRLS! It’s time to work oooout that index finger and click to vote! If you’re not sure which book to choose, the descriptions are in the pervious post.

We’ll leave the voting open till our next meeting, February 15th. So, just think of it as your Valentine gift to yourself– a vote, and then a new book when the voting is complete. (I know… srsly… que romantica…) (sarcasm)

So, to add a little spicy salsa to this week’s post, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s share our best ~Love~ quotes/lyrics/poems/youtube links in a comment, whether it be in the style of “Ah, l’amour” or “Alanis Morissette” or both!

Cheers, ladies! To pages and rages!

 

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