A Year In Books

For those of you who might be new here, every Monday I write a post about the book I read last week. It’s all a part of the New Years Resolution I made to read one book a week for an entire year. Here we are in November and I haven’t missed a week- I’m not bragging but…c’mon, I actually kept a New Years Resolution, that’s pretty impressive. 😉


Last week I read Bossypants by Tina Fey. You must be thinking “Wait! GotC! You already read that book this year!” And you would be right. I did. But I found it so hilarious I read it again. So sue me. (Please don’t sue me) Also, I needed some comedic inspiration. I’ve recently run into a bit of what the kiddos call “writers block” and I have always found that surrounding myself with things I think are funny generally helps shake the funny loose from the brain. It’s very scientific. Tina Fey is one of my comedic icons so re-reading her book seemed like a good idea. And guess what? It was. The funny finally shook loose.

If you haven’t yet read Bossypants, let me ask you this, “What the deuce have you been doing?!” This book is not only hilarious, it actually has a lot of excellent advice and insight into being a woman in a male-driven industry. It’s pretty genius actually. Even if you aren’t looking for insight or advice, I can promise you will laugh. And who doesn’t want or need a laugh? Read this book y’all. Read it hard.

What are you guys reading this week?

32 thoughts on “A Year In Books

  1. I am just so amazed that you are able to start and finish a book in a week. That is so inspiring. Im not being sarcastic. It is do easy for me to start a book, and not open it again for a week or two at a time. And I love reading! You are inspiring me to force myself to read, even when I want to just play angry birds.

  2. First off: Congrats! You did stick with a New Year’s resolution! Not everyone can do that 😉 I agree with you about reading something funny to help in dealing with writer’s block. I haven’t read anything new the past couple of weeks… But I am planning on reading something Stephen King or Neil Gaiman some time soon. I’ll check out “Bossypants” too, the next time I drop by a bookstore.

  3. Oh I really want to read this!!! I love me some Tina Fey, and memoirs are my favorite. I haven’t picked up anything new yet, since I’ve been working on my own memoir! (My one complete piece…that I’ve been editing for 3 years, LOL.)

  4. Travelling Mercies by Anne Lamott. Or anything by Anne Lamott, really! I just love her honest approach to writing. You may have read it already, but to anyone who hasn’t: I recommend it highly!

  5. So you’re gonna start being funny on here?

    Hahahahahahaha…I crack me up! I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist the tease. Teehee…still giggling at myself.

    Ahhhh… Dear…

    But seriously, though, when’s that gonna start?

  6. bravo, GotC.
    i read that book the week it was released and laughed my ass off the entire time. she really is pure genius and has a twisted, demented outlook on this wacky world which we all inhabit. she finds the funny in everything. yes, full of insight and useful info, but funny all the way. excellent choice. i too, recommend it to everyone that takes life too seriously.
    as i write my own blog each night, (www.observationsbydavidk.com) my thoughts often wander back and forth between tina fey and andy rooney. (who i aspire to be, rest his soul). we writers have some wonderful role models.

  7. Meenakshi Permey says:

    You actually kept your new year resolution??Hats off to you!The new isn’t far and you have inspired me…Thanks…

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