Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Did I get your attention?


This Saturday marks my 1 year Blog Birthday and I feel like Red Headed Book Child is just learning how to walk, still enjoying the bottle and
apprehensive about solid foods.

In other words, I've come along way since the sleepy, burpy newborn that I once was.

I still don't really know what I am doing but I certainly feel more relaxed about the world of blogging. Reading back at my early posts, I definitely did not edit myself. I sound much like a rambling, drunk stand up comedian who thinks she knows a lot about books.

Now I'm slightly more refined, perhaps a tad more emotional and jazz handy, less intense but still passionate and enthusiastic about books.

Perfect that I should happen to have I know I am but what are you? by Samantha Bee to give away in honor of my blog birthday. This book shares my taste in sass, intensity, wit, and dry sense of humor (and much of my dirty crass side too!)
Here is the description from the publisher's website:


Candid, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny essays from the much-loved Samantha Bee, the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart .

Critics have called her "sweet, adorable, and vicious." But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she's Canadian. Whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men–style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple (Bonnie and Clyde in Bermuda shorts and braces), and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals. She also details her intriguing career history, which includes stints working in a frame store, at a penis clinic, and as a Japanese anime character in a touring children's show.

Samantha delves into all these topics and many more in this thoroughly hilarious, unabashedly frank collection of personal essays. Whether detailing the creepiness that ensues when strangers assume that your mom is your lesbian lover, or recalling her girlhood crush on Jesus (who looked like Kris Kristofferson and sang like Kenny Loggins), Samantha turns the spotlight on her own imperfect yet highly entertaining life as relentlessly as she skewers hapless interview subjects on The Daily Show. She shares her unique point of view on a variety of subjects as wide ranging as her deep affinity for old people, to her hatred of hot ham. It's all here, in irresistible prose that will leave you in stitches and eager for more.

Thank you all for being a part of my year long ride. I didn't know what to expect and I am so happy that there are wonderful people out there like you all who read and listen to what I have to say. Your comments and presence are greatly appreciated.

My blog may change like the seasons but I hope you all will continue to
grow along with me.

Thank you to Kristin at Simon and Schuster for offering this book to giveaway.

* It would be lovely if you would be a follower.

* It would help my pocket book if you lived in the United States.

* It would benefit my organization skills if you would leave an email address.

* It would feed my ego if you would leave a comment about what you like best about Red Headed Book Child!


Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Review for this book to come.

Jenny said...

Yay! Happy Blogoversary!

What I like about your blog is your humor. I also like that you sort of stick to what you like to do. You review what you want and I feel like you aren't pressured to do anything with your blog than what you want to do. And I like the reviews you write!


Ryan said...

Happy Blogoversary Michelle! It's been a pleasure reading your blog and getting to know you. No need to enter me, I just wanted to say Congrats!

Tales of Whimsy said...

You rock!
I can't believe your only one :)
Happy blog birthday!
(not an entry)

jenna said...

Happy birthday! That's a big milestone!

It's great that you're doing a giveaway to celebrate.

I'm a follower and my favorite thing about the Red Headed Book Child is that she's a RED HEAD! As am I. :) I love my red hair.


Marce said...

Yaaaay and Congrats Michelle

Don't enter me because i'm not in the US and don't want to break your bank, lol

I love that your blog feels genuine, you do for you and if we like it great. I love your sarcasm, your taste.

I even enjoyed when your husband reviewed.

I also love your new look, it is unique and suits you.

And...... I have added a few books from your recommendation.

Enjoy the celebration.

Mozi Esme said...

Sounds like a fun book! I'm a-followin'...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Allison said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Please don't enter me in the giveaway. I just stopped by to wish you a happy blog birthday and to let you know what I like about your blog. Here goes:

I like your reviews and commentary and your easy, friendly AND witty style. Also, I appreciate how you stop by my blog and comment regularly. Looking forward to many more years of blog friendship! =O)

Jodi said...

Happy Blog B'day! Love the reviews they are very helpful and the 6 star system is uniquely you. I follow via Twitter (ID: urban_kayak).
jodiward2005 at yahoo dot com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Happy Blogiversary - isnt that fun! I also like how you talk about those first posts. I look back on mine and cringe. I didnt sensor myself well.... if I didnt like a book you knew it.

I am a follower of your blog and of course my first draw was that you are a fellow Minnesota blogger! Then reading your posts I find you to be witty and funny and those are things I really appreciate! :D


Nancye said...

Congrats on your First Year!! Lots more to come!!

I am a follower

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

What I like best about your blog is your sense of humor! Your posts are fun to read!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

degood said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I follow your blog as degood. I really like that you use your sense of humor when reviewing books. I enjoy readind your reviews.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

I am so behind on commenting....Happy, happy belated birthday! Hmmm, what do I love besides, well, everything about your blog?
I love that you shared your experiences at BEA with us who could not attend in such a way that I felt so excited for you and happy you were there as my personal journalist to send notes back!

I love your reviews, how honest you are and that you can verbalize so well what i'm thinking in the back of my mind about a book but not quite able to put into the right words, ie - still missing review! AND I'm so glad we read a lot of the same things!!! that part is really cool!!!

Happy Birthday Michelle! You rock!!!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you all for commenting and signing up for my giveaway.

I am a tad bit behind on picking a winner. I will do it later tonight, me thinks!

I appreciate all of your kind comments about my blog and I welcome all of you new followers!

Take care,