Spring Cleaning Book Tag

It…is not spring.

My apartment does need a good clean, though.

Two books I just finished mention incorporating a Sabbath into one’s week, which means I have to reorder my chore schedule anyway.

To cope, I just…haven’t done chores…in quite some time.

My bathtub is turning pink.

Peter Scazzero said to start small.

With that, HERE ARE MORE BOOKS.

(Thanks to Daniel, the creator, at Page to Page, and Rebecca at Bookishly Rebecca, whose post I read first.)

 

IT’S TIME TO MAKE YOUR BED, BUT YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME FRIENDS OVER LATER AND WANT TO PICK THE PERFECT BOOK TO PLACE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND FOR THEM ALL TO SEE THAT YOU’RE “READING”. WHICH BOOK DO YOU CHOOSE?

Oh hey, guys. Just powering through some Rob Bell.

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I don’t see why sex is such a big deal. It’s really important we talk about it, don’t you think?

VALIDATE MY LIBERAL THEOLOGY, DAMMIT.

 

OH NO! THE HOUSE NEED DUSTING, BUT YOU JUST CAN’T PUT THAT BOOK YOU’RE READING DOWN! WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU BUY ON AUDIO JUST SO YOU COULD CONTINUE THE STORY WHILE CLEANING?

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I haven’t read this yet.

If it’s as tense as the first book, I’ll be on edge until the book is over.

I need to know what happens but I’ve been putting it off.

I’m not ready for it to end.

 

DARN IT! THE CEILING IS LEAKING! TURNS OUT MASS-MARKET PAPERBACKS ARE THE BEST THINGS TO SOAK WATER UP! WHICH POPULAR BOOK DO YOU USE TO SOAK UP THE WATER?

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Worst. Beach read. Ever.

I had a draft of a book review for this queued up before I quit my blog the first time.

I may publish it yet.

This book was awful. Soaking up water may be the most useful thing this story’s ever done.

 

BATHROOMS NEED A GOOD SCRUBBING, AND YOUR 2007 COSMOS ARE A LITTLE OUTDATED AND NEED REPLACING. WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLACE IN THE BATHROOM FOR SOME LIGHT READING FOR WHEN PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS?

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I could have picked the history of marriage, courtesy of Elizabeth Gilbert (I thought about it.)

Instead, I gave you sermonettes.

ABSORB THE WISDOM. ABSORB IT.

 

FAMILY IS COMING OVER, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER! YOU READ SOMEWHERE THAT TEARING UP THE LAST CHAPTER OF A BOOK WHOSE ENDING YOU HATED AND SPRINKLING IT IN A CASSEROLE DISH MAKES FOR THE PERFECT MEAL! WHICH BOOK DO YOU CHOOSE?

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This book is THE magical realism read. The protagonist makes FEELINGS FOOD. By all accounts, I should have LOVED this book. (Although…considering my track record…)

The ending of this book is NUTS. It’s a combo of unsatisfying love triangle, death by sex, and magical nonsense.

I complained about the ending to my notoriously snobby high school English teacher, and she BACKED ME UP.

We bonded that day.

 

ORGANIZATION IS KEY, RIGHT? WHEN IT COMES TIME TO ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKSHELF, YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE ENOUGH ROOM (AND MONEY) TO GET THREE NEW BOOKS! WHICH BOOKS DO YOU BUY?

Three books? Three? THREE!?

I can’t believe I didn’t buy The Summer of Jordi Perez when I had the chance!

I’ve been searching for a copy of Snail Mail No More for YEARS.

I’m really interested in Girl Made of Stars. It’s gotten too many good reviews!

 

FINALLY, SOME PEACE AND QUIET! BUT, BEFORE YOU CAN RELAX, YOU REALIZE YOU FORGOT TO SEND YOUR AUNT A THANK YOU GIFT FOR THE LOVELY “ADULT LIFE FOR DUMMIES” BOOK SHE GAVE YOU FOR CHRISTMAS (MAYBE SHE’S TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING?). WHAT BOOK DO YOU SEND TO HER TO SHOW HER HOW MUCH (THIS IS SARCASM) YOU APPRECIATE HER GIFT?

I don’t believe any of my aunts would do this to me.

In the event that someone did, however, I’d slap them with a copy of Crazy Love.

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In one of his small group studies (I can’t remember which one), Francis Chan says that God doesn’t want to hear from believers unless they PRAY CORRECTLY.

ENJOY A CRUSHING SENSE OF SPIRITUAL PARALYSIS, FRIEND. IT’S MY GIFT TO YOU.

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