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Flashback Friday

//FLASHBACK FRIDAY…where I take a look back at my Readage from years past, and reflect upon my interests and reading-related memories…// 1 YEAR AGO, I was reading: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler, 2014 VERDICT: ♥ I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY; I COULDN’T WAIT TO START WATCHING PARKS & RECREATION AFTER READING IT! 4/5… Continue reading Flashback Friday

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Wordsmith Wednesday

//WORDSMITH WEDNESDAY…//where I excerpt from the book I’m reading/showcasing this week Excerpts from “Troublemaker” by Leah Remini, Ballantine books, © 2015 Since I left the Church of Scientology in 2013, I am often asked the question “How does someone like you get involved with an organization like Scientology?” Or some people may phrase it more… Continue reading Wordsmith Wednesday

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Book Review: “Never Broken” by Jewel

People living their lives for you on T.V./They say they’re better than you and you agree/He says “Hold my calls from behind those cold brick walls”/Says “Come here boys, there ain’t nothing for free”/Another doctor’s bill, a lawyer’s bill/Another cute cheap thrill/You know you love him if you put in your will but Who will… Continue reading Book Review: “Never Broken” by Jewel

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Book Review: “Blankets” by Craig Thompson

All the feels you guys, all the feels… I did not think a graphic novel could pull me in this quickly and keep me satisfied for so long. “Blankets” was one of those books I took a chance on, and I’m so glad I picked it up and read it! It’s a hefty piece of… Continue reading Book Review: “Blankets” by Craig Thompson

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Book Review: “Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir” by Amanda Knox

I started this book last year in hardcover but didn’t finish it before having to return to the library. I picked it up again about a month ago via OverDrive Media Console (I love technology!) and started it again. It only took me a few weeks to finish it, and I still can’t believe I… Continue reading Book Review: “Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir” by Amanda Knox

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Book Review: “Hammerhead84” by Brett Hartman

After almost a year of deeply unsatisfying reading, it was a real pleasure to complete “Hammerhead84” by Brett Hartman. My main regret is that I did not read this book sooner. I intuited correctly that this book would appeal to me on several levels, the first being that it is a touching memoir of mental… Continue reading Book Review: “Hammerhead84” by Brett Hartman

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Book Review: “Down Came the Rain” by Brooke Shields

Last December I finished one of the best celebrity memoirs I’ve ever read. Usually the words “celebrity memoir” turn me off immediately, but I feel fortunate to have made time for this one. It is always a small miracle when a famous actor writes a book about themselves and manages to decenter their life and… Continue reading Book Review: “Down Came the Rain” by Brooke Shields