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Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

If you’ve ever seen Good Mythical Morning you know exactly how this book reads. It’s silly. It’s hilarious. It’s very enjoyable. Kindle isn’t the best format for reading it, though, because of all the handwritten things and charts and other fun stuff. They are extremely hard to read on an eink Kindle, so I would suggest reading on a Fire or other device so you can increase the size of the pictures or get the paper version. I highly recommend this book to Rhett and Link fans.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2021: 58
Pages Read in 2021: 18,031

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Silence is a Scary Sound by Clint Edwards

Silence is a Scary Sound by Clint Edwards

As the mother of ten kids, five of whom are currently in the toddler stage, Silence is a Scary Sound is incredibly relatable (silence is a terrifying sound when it’s my 2-year-old somewhere in the house not making any noise). It’s incredibly honest about so many things including no sleep and lots of poop and how you’d do it again because when it’s over you appreciate and miss that crazy time when they were little (because somehow we forget about just how crazy it was). The author has a way of telling the stories that will have you cracking up. Each chapter is like a blog post, quick and easy to read. The only thing I didn’t like about the book is the formatting. For some reason every few pages they inserted a bit of repeated text from elsewhere on the page in a different font right in the middle of the story. I found this very annoying. Otherwise it was great. Definitely make sure to look at the last page where a rather amusing index is included. I recommend this book to parents with toddlers or who used to have toddlers, but probably not to people without kids because they might be convinced to never have any and then the author would be solely to blame for the birthrate dropping and that wouldn’t be cool.

4 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2021: 27
Pages Read in 2021: 7450

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Only Dead on the Inside by James Breakwell

If you want to make sure your children survive the zombie apocalypse, this book is for you. If you want to laugh out loud at the absurdity of a “parenting” book, this book is also for you. James Breakwell’s humor makes for a wonderfully hilarious escape of a read. The cartoons sprinkled throughout sometimes have something to do with the topic and the charts are just fabulous. I highly recommend this to anyone (especially parents) who just want to laugh.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2020: 19
Pages Read in 2020: 4759
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Politically Correct Holiday Stories by James Finn Garner

Politically Correct Holiday Stories is a collection of several well known Christmas stories changed to be politically correct. There are a few short ones (like Frosty and Rudolph) and then a long one (A Christmas Carol). They are all written in a sarcastic, over the top PC, way. There are two non-politically correct Christmas stories at the end, one about Santa’s childhood and one that was a surprisingly sweet story about a cabbie and possibly talking animals. It’s a fun, quick read. I recommend reading it!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 111
Pages Read in 2017: 30,318
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Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (P in PERIDOT)

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Don’t Make Me Come Up There! by Kristen Welch

Don’t Make Me Come Up There! is a collection of 52 very, very short stories/devotionals for busy moms. Each ends with a (at least somewhat) related scripture and prayer. Written by popular mommy blogger Kristen Welch of We Are THAT Family, most of the stories are cute and relatable. The first couple dozen are much better than the rest. They got a little repetitive and sometimes the religious lesson was a bit of a stretch. It was good enough, but probably not worth paying full price for.

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 61
Pages Read in 2017: 17,962
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Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (D in EMERALD)

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The Darwin Awards Next Evolution by Wendy Northcutt

Darwin Awards are awarded posthumously to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in a way that makes you go “a lot of beer must have gone into that one.” The Darwin Awards Next Evolution describes the final acts of several people as well as things done by at risk survivors. The vignettes are humorous and clearly marked whether they are confirmed or unconfirmed. Interspersed between the chapters are essays on scientific topics ranging from mosquito spit to duck phalli to real life Hobbits. There’s an extensive FAQ at the end (too extensive, honestly). It’s a fun read and occasionally educational, too. It can all be found on the Darwin Awards website, but it’s often more convenient to read in book form.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 52
Pages Read in 2017: 15,743
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Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (D in DIAMOND)

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Once Upon a More Enlightened Time by James Finn Garner

Once Upon a More Enlightened Time is a collection of fairy tales (and the story of Pinocchio) retold politically correct to the extreme. Sometimes they are utterly hilarious. Sometimes they are a bit tedious. They are good enough to pass the time reading when you can’t really concentrate on a book.

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 51
Pages Read in 2017: 15,423
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Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (O in DIAMOND)

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Every Day is a Holiday by George Mahood

George Mahood set out to celebrate a holiday every day for 6 months and chronicle his experience. The result was often quite amusing, particularly given his lovely British sense of humor. Sometimes he provided interesting information about the background of holidays. My only complaint is he didn’t include every day. Every Day Is a Holiday is a fun read. I totally recommend it.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 6
Pages Read in 2017: 2177
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Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (E in GARNET)

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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor

Diane’s shape-shifting son Josh is curious about his father, Troy. Jackie, who is 19 because she never decided to turn 20, can’t get a paper that says King City out of her hand. When Josh runs away, Diane and Jackie set out for King City, but when you are coming from Night Vale that is much easier said than done and might require the use of some peculiar flamingos.

Welcome to Night Vale is a very strange book which is perfect because the Podcast is very strange, too. The story will be going along like a normal story and then a sentence will be inserted that makes you stop and have to re-read it or just laugh hysterically. The humor is amazing. Every few chapters a bit of a broadcast by Cecil appears. I highly recommend this book to all Welcome to Night Vale fans.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 129
Pages Read in 2016: 35,421
Hours Listened: 27 hours 2 minutes
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