Friday, April 27, 2012

Blogging From A to Z Challenge - X

This will be a walk down memory lane, so to speak. The majority of the books I will be blogging about were acquired during my son's childhood. I will be blogging about children's, MG, and Tween books that are on the bookshelves, with a few being found on the Kindle for PC. The titles will either have words that correspond with the letter of the day, will be on a topic that corresponds with the letter of the day or both. As I'm finding a couple of the letters a bit challenging, I may need to borrow a book or two from the library to complete the challenge.

Today is Friday, April 27th.  It is the 24th day of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  Today's letter is X.

The Funniest Excuse Book Ever

by Maureen Kushner

Illustrated by Sanford Hoffman

Genre: Humor

Paperback, Published September 1999



What?  According to my challenge theme, this post is suppose to include a word that starts with the letter X?  Well ... I do have a few excuses as to why I don't have a book with an X word in the title.


1. My dog ate the only book I had with an X word in the title.  

That excuse might work if I had a dog.


2. I forgot that there was an X in the alphabet.

That excuse might work if I were three years old and still learning my A-B-C's.


3. I kept forgetting to go to the library to look for a book with an X word in the title.

That excuse is the truth.  But will you, the reader, accept it?



Okay.  I know.  I know.  I'm really stretching things a bit, aren't I?  What can I say?  I did use the letter X throughout the post.  ; )



Thanks for stopping by and have an excellent day!

28 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Nice x post :)))

Julie said...

Love your list of excuses. :) X is definitely the hardest word of the challenge, great job.

Johanna Garth said...

Your excuses are great and I can't think of one single book that starts with an X.

Chris Verstraete said...

Hi Suzanne thanks for stopping by. Good post! Yes my eXcuse is....I slowed down on blogging, had too much other stuff to do. My story and I'm sticking to it. haa!

Whole Foods Living said...

Thanks for the laugh! It was much needed today! Fun post! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

SherryE said...

Funny! Your excuses work for me!

anthony stemke said...

x ceptional post dear lady, I x cept all your x cuses.

Cheryl Klarich said...

I think it's just a given that x has an e in front of it!

So cute. :)

Rosalind Adam said...

I almost had to use eXcuses like that. Don't panic. The A to Z is almost over!

Kate O'Mara said...

You're eXcused. Originally I thought xenophobic but this morning that was just too depressing, so I went with X :)
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Kate
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Stacy S. Jensen said...

I'm not familiar with an X-book. Perhaps, I could write a draft in May. :) Thinking cap on.

Jemi Fraser said...

As long as the X is there, it's all good! :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Love your eXcuses, Susanne. Excellent post and you win the prize, pal. *waving*

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Ha! But you did pull it off very nicely. :D

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello to all! Thanks for stopping by to check out my X post. I hope you all have an eXcellent weekend!

Shannon @I Survived and Now I Run said...

Great use of the letter X..Enjoyed it and even chuckled a bit...thanks for sharing..happy A to Z-ing

Arlee Bird said...

That's okay. Ex = x


Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Kimberly said...

Lol, I love this post. This sounds like a book I need to get!

Lynda R Young said...

hahaha Loved your X post. Thanks for the chuckle :)

Geoff Maritz said...

I must say, I'm amazed at the word choices the blogging community have come up with during this Challenge.
There were a few letters I struggled with, "X" being one of them. Xhosa was suggested by a friend and that's what I went with.
For once I don't need an eXcuse, very eXhilarating.
Blessings in the name of Jesus, Geoff.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susanne .. the eXcuse book sounds fun .. hearing the excuses that people give is always extraordinary .. bet the kids love this book .. sets the imagination spiralling off ..

Cheers Hilary

Empty Nest Insider said...

I love the idea of an eXcuse book! It's nice to know you'll never run out of them! Have an eXcellent weekend too! Julie

Sylvie said...

X-ceptional Susanne, you're the best! Cheers, Sylvie

Shannon Lawrence said...

It totally counts! Good excuses. ;-p

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Susanne Drazic said...

Hello to all! Glad so many of you liked my post for the letter X. It has been fun to see what everyone has come up with for the hardest letter in the alphabet.

Connie Arnold said...

I've been reading through and enjoying your A-Z posts. This is so cute!

DL Hammons said...

LOL!! eXtordianary! :)

Joylene said...

My mum was awesome and would do anything for us. But she hated writing notes if we were sick from school. She was convinced that the teachers got together in the lounge and read the letters to each other. I laughed when she first confessed this, but now I see the sadness in it.

Great post, Susanne.

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