Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let's Just Pretend...

So if you've been following my blog for awhile, you probably already know that I don't like to spend a ton of money on books. First off, I don't have a ton of money to spend. Second, I think a lot of books are overpriced. But that's not what this post is about. This post is, well, a confession.

This weekend, I did something I've sworn never to do. I bought a book (no, that's not what I swore never to do). I bought a book, for $12.99. That's a good chunk of change, about an hour and a half of cow-milking. That could buy an alfredo at The Olive Garden, or dinner for two at Mickey D's, or almost 4 lattes, or a couple gallons of gas. But I spent it on a book. What book, you ask?

Jenny Lawson (aka: The Bloggess) is one of the more entertaining bloggers I've read. She has some very interesting stories to tell, many that will leave you sobbing with laughter, but she also very seriously addresses the issue of depression, which many people (including myself) suffer through quietly for fear of being looked down upon. So when I saw she had a book, I downloaded the sample. I knew within minutes that I'd be buying the book, even though the price tag made me cringe.

Here's just a small sample of what you can look forward to in Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
  • Deer sweaters (and I mean a real deer, not those knit things your grandmother gives you for Christmas)
  • Baby raccoons in jams (if you don't know what jams are, you're probably not old enough to read this book. I had a pair with yellow floral print with pink trim. I was stylin'.)
  • Lots of swearing and hours of hysterical entertainment.
I'm not done with the book yet, but I've already pulled a muscle from laughing so hard. You seriously need to get this book if you have any sense of humor at all.

On a somewhat-but-not-quite-related note, I bought yet another book yesterday for the crazy price of $12.99 (I must be feeling spendy lately). I'm super excited about this one.

Quiet: The power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is by Susan Cain. She has a fabulous video on her website encouraging introverts to be themselves and this book goes along with it. Once I read it, you can be sure I'll have another blog post up.

Question time: What is the most expensive book you've purchased? Have you read Jenny Lawson's Just Pretend This Never Happened? What did you have for breakfast this morning?


  1. I bought the Quiet book (it was pricey!). I've marked so many pages with colored post it tags--I might as well have marked the ones I didn't want marked! It so spoke to me. I've never read Jenny Lawson's blog, but I recently read about her in a magazine and put the book on my tbr pile. From your review, it sounds like I will like it! Thanks Samantha :)

  2. I checked out Jenny's blog for the first time based on your review. Too funny!

    I am extremely curious about Quiet. Especially after what both you and Coleen have to say about it. Sounds like one I must add to my tbr list. Possibly running it up to the top. Thanks for the reviews Samantha.


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