Free Book Friday: Why?


Why do I always push my deadlines to the very last minute? Why is there so much laundry to be done in my house? Why do my kids put empty packages of lunch meat back in the fridge? Why do the cats pee under my desk? Why did my new toaster work yesterday but doesn’t work today? Why don’t I input my debits into my check register right away instead of walking around with 50 receipts falling out of my wallet? Why am I not independently wealthy? WHY WHY WHY?

What about you? Wondering WHY about anything today? Drop a comment, and be in the running for your autographed pick from my backlist!:yes:

Oh–and be sure to check out my new poll in the sidebar! Vote!


  1. Danny says:

    Good morning Suzanne,

    I have no idea why, but you are not alone with this problem. I dod the same. LOL

  2. Melissa says:

    Love the picture, Suz. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Why do I still have the flu? :sick:
    Why have I not read one of Suzanne McMinn’s Historicals? ๐Ÿ˜†
    Why can’t I move now and find a great place to live?
    Why can’t I win a car or money? ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. Becki says:

    Why am I the only one in the house capable of replacing the empty roll of toilet paper?

    Why am I the only one who can put phones on chargers?

    Sorry you have the flu, Melissa. I had it a few weeks back, and KNOW I had Bird flu/swine flu/Hong Kong flu/west nile/Type ABC….Could barely get out of bed to go to the bathroom. But I had to…toilet papper roll had run out.

  4. Minna says:

    Why can’t I find all the English words and phrases I need from my dictionaries? :hissyfit: (I’m translating a short story at the moment).
    Why finding kanjis from a dictionary is so difficult?
    Why can’t I find again that Japanese internet page where you could draw the kanjis and with a push of a button you could find out what it means and how you are supposed to pronounce it? :wall:

  5. Cryna says:

    Why do I always end up in the lineup that is moving the slowest at the bank, grocery store, etc.

    But you are certainly not alone with the Why questions, and there never seems to be a sensible answer……. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Angie T says:

    Why am I the only one that remembers to take the dogs out?
    Why am I the only one who loads/empties the dishwasher, takes out the trash, folds/hang the laundry? Why do two reasonably intelligent, physically capable teen-aged boys have to be told to do chores? Can they not see what needs to be done and pull a Nike and JUST DO IT?????

  7. Suzanne says:

    Angie, are my teenage boys living at your house TOO?!

  8. Crystal B. says:

    Why am I the only one who puts clothes in the laundry basket instead of on the floor?
    Why am I the only one who puts things back where they go?
    Why do many drivers forget how to use a turn signal?

  9. Maureen says:

    Why do my children leave dirty dishes all over the house?
    Why do we have so many leaves out front but only one tree?
    Why is it beautiful today but is supposed to rain for the weekend?

  10. Danny says:


    you really should get Suzanne’s historicals they are really good! Get well soon.

    Why do I still have this darned cough after more than five weeks, especially because now my back is even hurting more than before?

    Why do I can’t get Artithemtic in my head and why do I have to learn it, although I want to become teacher for German, English & History and definitely not Math?

  11. Tori Lennox says:

    Why is it warm enough for shorts one day but freezing cold the next?

    Why do I waste so much time doing “research”?

    Why are there so many stupid people in the world?

    Why do fools fall in love?

  12. Cheryl S. says:

    Why are the wrappers from my kids’ Halloween candy left on the living room carpet instead of finding their way to waste basket 2 feet away?

    Why can the broom, vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment only be operated by ME?

    Have a great weekend everyone! Feel better Melissa!

  13. Carol says:

    I love the picture of the kitty!

    Why am I not independently wealthy? – I ask that question everyday!

    Why are there so many stupid people in the world? – I would love to know the answer to that one!

    Why are there always so many clothes to wash when it’s only my husband and me now?

    Why am I still spending so much at the grocery store and on utilities?

    Hope you feel better soon, Melissa!

  14. Tammy says:

    Why can’t I get myself in gear and and clean the house? I seem to be stuck reading. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Why can’t I ever figure out what I want to fix for dinner? I hate to cook.

    Why can’t I ever get these boxes packed so I can get this room painted. This book is just too good to put down. Then I have some more books in my TBR pile I just have to read…Go figure. ๐Ÿ˜†

  15. Danica/Dream says:

    WHY? WHY? WHY?

    Why do all of these whys sound so familiar?

    And why do they all have to happen on the busiest days of my week?

    And why does it all coincide with days That Man has to work late?

  16. kim h says:

    :hissyfit:why i am always tired lol

  17. catslady says:

    why do my neighbors have to do yardword at sunrise?
    why does everything happen at the same time?
    why aren’t people more open-minded?
    why aren’t things fair? :hissyfit:

  18. Estella says:

    Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug. I find I’m the bug most of the time.

  19. Christy says:

    I don’t have the flu, but I’ve got bronchitis. I’m wondering why does the Dr. always ask what color is the discharge from your nose? uh, hello…do people really open the kleenix and look?

    Since I’m getting older I have a few questions about that too.
    Why is my ass still fat, but no it’s flat?
    Where did all of these old age spots come from on the underneath side of my arm? If they fill in will it look like I have a tan?

    Why does it never fail that when I’m having a good day and feeling good, someone will always say: “how are you feeling? you don’t look so good.”

  20. Jennifer Y. says:

    Why do the cats pick my window to meow at ALL night?

    Why do I have a cold?

    Why did my nephew decide to draw a roller coaster on the wall with crayon?

    Why did I trip over my TBR pile and end up with a big bruise and sore wrist?

    Why does the weather keep changing here…freezing one day…boiling the next?

  21. Jeanette Jackson says:

    Why are we here?
    Why is the universe so big?
    Why are bananas yellow?
    Why can’t I think of a good answer to type here?

  22. ruby55 says:

    Why haven’t I been able to bear drafts since I was about 9 or 10 when everybody else seems to love them?
    Why can’t I keep everything neat?
    Why can’t I even get organized?
    Why don’t I even have enough energy to write letters or at least without pain?
    Why can’t I find a job I can do so that I can have at least a bit of jam with my bread and butter?
    Why do I have so much clutter and junk?
    Why do I have this thirst for knowledge even if it’s totally trivial?

    Well, I could go on in this vein, but I’m sure nobody really wants to know.

  23. ruby55 says:

    Tammy, your list strikes a big chord in my heart. I have all those as well.

    I’ve got stuff in boxes, but they’re all downstairs higgledy-piggledy with some not even marked. Just a small matter of several hundred boxes in which I have to find dozens of things that I desparately need. Why couldn’t my supposed helpers do the job I had to pay them for? AARGH

  24. Danny says:

    Why do I have to look so much young er than I am? Okay don’t laugh about that question, but I am a 29 old girl who looks no older than 17/18 and that brings a lot of problems with it.

    Why do I have to be so shy?

  25. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    On the one hand:
    Why do I have to have arthritis? Why do people I don’t really know choose me to confide stuff I don’t even want to know to?:talktothehand: Why can’t I win the lottery so I can get a better car?
    On the other hand:
    What did I do to deserve the greatest grandchildren? Why did my children finally get it right and marry the best daughter-in-law and son-in-law? I am truly blessed, so I try not to question the negative stuff too much. Hope you feel better Melissa. Have a great weekend everyone and Hugs to all.:wave:

  26. Melissa says:

    “Sorry you have the flu, Melissa. I had it a few weeks back, and KNOW I had Bird flu/swine flu/Hong Kong flu/west nile/Type ABCโ€ฆ.Could barely get out of bed to go to the bathroom. But I had toโ€ฆtoilet papper roll had run out.”
    ๐Ÿ˜† Thanks for the giggle, Becki. Glad you’re feeling better now.

    Thanks for the get well wishes, everybody. :sick:

    Minna, you won a book at The Writing Playground and they’re looking for you.

  27. Melissa says:

    JennY, The Writing Playground is looking for you too.

  28. Jessica Raymond says:

    Why does it take me so long to start a new writing project?

    Why do I get up in the morning thinking “I’ll write loads today” and when it gets to 4.30pm I’ve still done nothing?

    Why am I the only one who thinks it’s a good idea to fold the clothes that I’ve just pulled out of the dryer, and not leave them in a tangled and still-damp heap in the middle of the floor?

    Why does my dog feel the need to lie on my laptop while I’m trying to write?

    Why do I not have enough time to catch up on my reading?

    Why are we never happy?! ๐Ÿ™„ :mrgreen:

  29. RobynL says:

    Why am I overweight still?
    Why do I need to spend app. $7,000 on my teeth at this time in my life?
    Why is our puppy wuppy peeing in the laundry room
    at night and not asking to go out?

  30. Tori Lennox says:

    Danny, hon, you will appreciate that looking younger than you are thing in the future. Trust me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Danny says:


    the poll question is tricky, because I love all of the answers.

  32. Stefanie says:

    I think everyone sometimes asks why this or why that…
    But here are a few of my questions:
    – Why doesn’t a day count more than 24 houres, so I can read more?
    – Why am I not able to put my ideas for stories on paper?:wall:
    – Why do people not speak to me for days and then invite me all on the same day?:wigglebrow:
    – Why is there no answer to those why-questions?:hissyfit:

  33. Maria Duncan says:

    Why , please someone tell me why that exactly when you get sucked into a tv show, the series ends?

    And why does your bookstore stock every writer you could think of except for the one you are looking for, namely Suzanne McMinn(this probably applies to Irish bookstores only)

    And why does Sunday disappear when Monday drags on forever?8O

  34. Lise Fuller says:

    Why? LOL! Great idea, Suzanne. The class is wonderful. I’m trying to catch up now after a busy end of the week last week. And thanks for the comment on my cover.


  35. Larissa says:

    My WHYS are all the same as yours! :hissyfit:

  36. Angie B says:

    I can relate to so many people responding to this blog. I have one of my own…Why does my husband open the pantry or fridge and say, “I can’t see it.” I can see “it” from across the room looking into the same space. It doesn’t matter what “it” is either. This happens on a regular basis. I get up, go over, pick “it” up, and hand “it” to him. His response, “Hmm, didn’t see it there.” sigh. :wall: