The Pioneer Woman’s Books (Ree Drummond)

The Pioneer Woman’s Books
{I’m gonna get my read on}

When I went to my first blog conference,
I was given some fabulous insight.
One of the speakers said,
If you really want to take your blog to the next level,
you will have to make sacrifices–don’t kid yourself.
I remember thinking,
Neh, I can do it all.
I was wrong.
Each and every day,
this blog
and the relationships I have made with many of you
 have become an important part of my life,
an important part of my identity.
And I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I have had to make sacrifices.
Some of those sacrifices have been good for me:
I watch MUCH less TV.
And I do far less random Internet browsing.
I shop less.
And then some of those sacrifices, I’m a bit sad about:
I NEVER read books anymore.
I canceled my gym membership.
I only get 5 hours of sleep a night.
And that’s just the way it is.
And for the most part, I’m okay with that.
I hope one day, I will find the perfect balance…
Isn’t that what we’re all looking for?
But, the other day,
I was listening to a bunch of my girlfriends gush about
their latest book obsession…
and I was jealous.
I found myself longing for those nights
when I would stay up until 3 in the morning
because I just couldn’t wait to see what would happen on the next page.
And in that moment, I made a decision.
I am going to read a book.
A real book,
with real pages
made out of actual paper.
But I don’t want to sacrifice
in order to make time to read that book
{because I’m a brat like that}.
Choose a book that is also a part of the blogging world.
One that many of you have also read,
or may be interested in reading with me.
So naturally, I chose The Pioneer Woman’s book:
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.
The one about her love story to the Marlboro Man.
You know, the guy with the cowboy tush:
And I love me a good ol’ love story.
Especially when its true.
So I ordered the book.
It will be here in two days.
And then, you mark my words:
I will read my first book in over a year.
Yee Haw!
Are you in?

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    Nina @ Momma Go Round
    March 30, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I give it 2 days before you're done with it. It's ridiculous!

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    March 30, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Just wanted to let you know I wrote a shoutout to you on my blog today.
    Thanks for being an awesome, inspiring, beautiful lady!

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    March 30, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I also just finished this book! I LOVED IT!!!!!!
    Im a sap for love stories and she kept me very interested in every detail!
    I finished it in 3 days!!!
    I even raved about it on my blog
    check it out:
    I am so in love with her that I just bought her cook book too!!

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    Gallamore West
    March 30, 2011 at 5:40 am

    That's the next book I'm going to read too… can't wait!! xo,
    Laurie πŸ™‚

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    March 30, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Oh my gosh! You will love it! I read it in one night! It's has been passed around all my sisters and my mom.

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    Ashley @ Little Miss Momma
    March 30, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I have her cook book and it is seriously OFF THE HOOK! the mac and cheese is to die for!

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    March 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

    A Little Miss Momma book club?

    All my dreams are coming true!



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    March 30, 2011 at 5:54 am

    great idea!!!

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    LaVonne @ Long Wait
    March 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I was just telling someone the other day, to have a really successful blog you have to invest time. And I don't have that kind of time right now. Professional blogging really is a job. A real job that takes 8 hours a day. I am thankful that many women can do it though, cause I love reading blogs.

    You now what I love? Books for the kindle app. I get to read a lot more in bed with free books from Amazon. πŸ™‚

    Another one floating around blogging land is Made to Crave. I got it free on Kindle.

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    March 30, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I've just discovered Ree Drummond's blog and I definitely want to get my hands on that book asap. Let us know what you think of it!

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    March 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I read it in one sitting, it was great! I'm a little in love with Ree. Mostly because my husband brags about my cooking now thanks to her cookbook. πŸ˜‰

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    March 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I loved it! Can't wait to hear what you think about it.

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    March 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Let us know what you think,,that is how I found her blog many moons ago…I started reading her love story on it,,havent read her book but I do own her cookbook and have made many many dishes from it and love everyone of them..

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    March 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I know what you mean about sacrifice. I started a blog in January to document my baby's life..and even though I am no where NEAR your amount of success…I still feel like this is part of my stay-at-home mommy role. Which means, along with everything else going on, blogging gives me less time for other things. I hadn't read a book in awhile, and I am usually an avid reader. So, I too made the decision last week to pick up a book and read. And now I find the time (because I am reading an AWESOME BOOK–The Book of Negroes). I find myself closing my laptop earlier at night, and less browsing other blogs. It is a nice change! Enjoy!!

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    March 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love her cookbook. Since I am doing mealplanning today I think I will check her blog for some recipes to use and also use her cookbook. I have not read her newest book that you are about to embark on, but I just got a Sony E-reader and I love it. I can check out books online at my local library and read anytime as it doesn't take up much space among all the diapers in my purse. So far I have read two books in one month which is a record for me these past couple of years.

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    March 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    You will love the book. It's a great and easy read. Definitely worth the read:) I got sucked in and read the whole Part 1 on PW's blog and pre-ordered the book. You won't be disappointed;)

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    March 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    OK I need to jump the band wagon! πŸ™‚ Im the SAME way with books now. When do we have the time??

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    March 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I'm part of a book club, so I won't be reading this book..but force myself to read a book a month just so I can have a girls night out. So worth the partially sleepless nights.

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    March 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Pioneer Woman is fantastic! She's my hero! πŸ™‚

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    ilene @ muchloveilly
    March 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    when i first started blogging/etsy shop, i sacrificed the book rdg – but then like you i said NO MORE! sooo i give myself a set time to blog and then head to bed for a 1/2 hr of blog rdg. not always easy but much more refreshing!

    good luck on your pursuit of it!

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    ilene @ muchloveilly
    March 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    when i first started blogging/etsy shop, i sacrificed the book rdg – but then like you i said NO MORE! sooo i give myself a set time to blog and then head to bed for a 1/2 hr of blog rdg. not always easy but much more refreshing!

    good luck on your pursuit of it!

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    March 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I loved her Black Heels book! I bought it and finished it in 2 days. It is wonderful!


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    [email protected] Present Life
    March 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Reading books is a luxury I sacrificed after having kids. I've tried to pick up books here and there, but unless they just grab me right away, I usually end up putting them down and never picking them back up again. I think it's great that you are making this commitment to read…a real book. Blogging does cause us to sacrifice a lot, but hopefully we will one day figure out a way to have it all! Just call me Pollyanna πŸ˜‰

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    March 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    You are so fabulous! And a cutie patootie as well! It's so funny that I just posted (today) about reading an old book too! I say great minds think alike! I've enjoyed stalking, I mean admiring your blog :)! You make ME a better ME!


    Her Cup Runs Over

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    March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    You could not have picked a better book to start with! I was finished in one evening… and obviously got nothing else done!

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    March 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I havent read that one yet but I did read her cookbook from cover to cover just like a novel:) Its good and her recipes are easy, use basic ingredients and are amazing!

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    March 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Totally a page turner!! You'll enjoy!! Love your blog!

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    [email protected]
    March 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    You will love it! It is a fabulous story, very easy to read and makes you love Ree even more. (if thats even possible) πŸ™‚

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    March 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I haven't read that one yet. Funny, though, that the real original marlboro man was actually gay. He spoke to us about AIDS back in the eighties – super cool guy. I'll have to check it out!

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    Lee Ann
    March 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I have this book in my pile of books to read. πŸ™‚

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    Jayna Rae
    March 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I too miss my reading. This time last year i was spending about four to five hours a day minimum reading. I was studying for my literature comp exams, but I still LOVED it. I needed a break from reading for a bit, but now I am ready to read again. I am ready for some intellectual stimulation. All this has me considering that it may be time to start a Phd program, but then when would I blog? When would I read your blog and the other ones I love?

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    March 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I have this downloaded on my Nook.. It sounds so cute!! I love PW's blog!
    Have you joined GoodReads? If not, do it now! You can set goals for yourself on reading books and it also keeps track of everything you want to read. It's like facebook for reading. All your friends + good books, it rocks!!

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    March 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    All this talk about the book makes me want to go out and read it. I love reading. Even though my busy days, I try hard to set time for a few pages of book reading. This will be on my "to read" list!

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    Barn Owl Primitives
    March 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    i just ordered it. i am so in. with my etsy shop business, i too have made so many sacrifices. i haven't read a book in over two years….unless you count my kids books. thanks for the nudge…i needed it!

    xo ~ kristi

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    March 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I am totally in!!! I first saw Nina at Momma Go Round say it was so good… It's been on my to read list since then! πŸ™‚

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    Bec @ eleventhirtyish
    March 31, 2011 at 3:40 am

    will have to get onto this one – like barnowl i haven't read a book in forever – not counting the kiddos books!
    would love you to pop over and have a look at my post:
    xx Bec

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    Dominique @ Craft Couture
    March 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I was just looking at ordering that book last week :). I haven't read a book in over a year either & this sounds like a good one :). so I'm with you! lol.

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    April 1, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I totally bought it the day it came out! I read it, but I'll re-read it again with you! just tell me when!

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    April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    It was great…..think I was done the day after I bought it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PW! ~coolwhip

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    Jenny @
    April 2, 2011 at 6:24 am

    LOL @ "you know…the one with the cowboy tush."

    great idea!

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    April 3, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I absolutely love your blog! I find myself checking it every hour just to see if you've posted anything new or to reread some of my favorites by you! I too am a blessed mommy to a very amazing little boy!thanks for giving me something to be apart of just by following your blog! I'm hoping to get my own started soon, I know it's a lot of hard work and just wanted you to know you're really good at what you do and truly inspire me everyday! Thanks so much! :]

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    Michelle Life Buy The Beach
    April 5, 2011 at 4:27 am

    got mine today!

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    April 9, 2011 at 4:49 am

    i just bought mine today! and i'll start it tonight! i love the PW and a good love story.

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