A Year In Books

Last week I actually read two books. So, I’m pretty sure that means I’m brilliant and also confirms I’m literate for those who were in doubt (you know who you are). I couldn’t decide which one to review and I felt like reviewing them both would just be shoving it in your faces how brilliant I am and make you feel bad about yourself. And I don’t want to do that. I care about you. So, I flipped a coin. But then I felt like the loser of the coin toss would feel like I didn’t love it very much and the winner of the coin toss would become really unbearably cocky. Why is life so difficult? Why does my extraordinary genius cause me so much pain? So, then I decided that I would review them both but only use 10 words for each. That seemed fair to the books and also it isn’t like I’m shoving my brilliance in  your face because, how arrogant can 10 words be? And also, you can say to yourself, “That Be A Lifehacker thinks she’s so smart but she can’t even string these words together coherently. She’s barely literate. So what if she read two books? She probably didn’t even read them but actually listened to audio-books. ” (FYI- I did actually read them. And I thought we covered at the beginning of this post that my literacy wasn’t in question. Why do you keep bringing it up? Sheesh. It hurts my feelings.)

The Gathering Storm by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Christian. Historical. Fiction. Compelling. Historically accurate. Mystical. Curious. Sweet. Love.

The Gathering Storm

Bossypants by Tina Fey. Hilarious. Interesting. Empowering. Inspiring. Love. Her. Comedy. Realistic. Intelligent. Laugh.


So, there you have it. 10 words per book. No showing off. I promise I am literate so stop accusing me of not being literate.

What are you reading?

6 thoughts on “A Year In Books

  1. I’d like to take this moment to declare my undying love for you. I’d qualify that with a “no homo,” but it’s totally in a lesbian love kind of way.

    As for what I’m reading… I’ve got Oliver Twist on my phone right now, and I’m 20 some chapters in, but I haven’t read it in a week or two. Thank you, crappy cell service that makes it impossible to get to the next page.

    • Undying? That means you have zombie love for me and that’s probably the best kind of love.

      Good luck with Oliver Twist!

  2. You’re even impressive when being humble about your impressiveness. You do humble-impressive better than anybody else. I tip my invisible hat to you.

    • What about your actual hat? Do I get a tip of that as well?? I mean, I worked really hard on this. Don’t I deserve a real hat tip?

  3. after a non-fiction week i need a suspense-political-thriller week..a little Frederick Forsyth, a little Jack Higgins…

    how do you keep all that intelligence under control????


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