Book Thoughts: End of 2019 Celebri-Reads

My Celebri-Reads Book Club has a LOT of exciting new books ahead of us now that 2020 has finally arrived. Here’s our list for the year: If those covers are a bit hard to read, here’s the list: Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters Karamo by Karamo Brown The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide by […]

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Book Thoughts: Recent Celebri-Reads

Back in February, I introduced a new little project of mine: Celebri-Reads, an online book club where each month we’re reading a different celebrity memoir. In July, I gave a quick update on some of the books we’d read by then. Well, it’s September now, and I haven’t done a Book Thoughts blog in a […]

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My Shelf: Current + Recent Reads

I haven’t blogged about books since March. But, I promise you, I have been reading a lot of books since March! In fact, I’ve read eleven books since March, and have four more on my “Currently Reading” list on GoodReads (though two don’t totally count – I’ll explain in a bit), and I’m about to […]

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Book & Movie Thoughts: Dumplin’

So, yes. I am the type of person who prefers to read a book before I see a movie. I still haven’t watched Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before because I haven’t gotten my hands on the book yet. But I did have a copy of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ on my shelf (untouched), […]

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Introducing Celebri-Reads

So, this should be of no surprise to anyone who has been hanging out here for a while, but just in case this is news to you: I love popular culture. I love TV, I love movies, I love actors and actresses, I love the crazy, messed up, sometimes glitzy, sometimes vapid world of Hollywood, I love it […]

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Quick Book Thoughts: Recent Reads

I started January off with a bang! In the first nine days, I read four books. Now, the book I’m reading it taking a bit more focus, attention, and time (all deserved! I’m reading Becoming by Michelle Obama), so my speed is slowing down some, but I thought I should pop in here and tell you some quick thoughts I had about […]

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Book Thoughts: *I’ll Be There For You*

If you’re new here, a quick note – I am a huge pop culture nerd. When I was in college, I became a Communications major because I realized that meant I could spend most of my time writing research papers about movies and TV shows. Then I got a Master’s Degree in Communications because I […]

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Book Thoughts: This Will Only Hurt a Little

Book Cover - This Will Only Hurt a Little

So, I really, really love celebrity memoirs. Mainly because I have a fascination with Hollywood (as if you couldn’t tell from all my pop culture-y posts) and I love it when actors tell what it was like “Behind-The-Scenes,” especially if it’s about some of my favorite TV shows.  That’s why I was so excited to […]

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Book Thoughts: Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird Personal Copy

You know those moments when you’re talking to an extremely close friend about an important life matter, and as they give you their advice and perspective, you suddenly becoming irrationally angry? Like, every annoyance and irritation and frustration with this person suddenly boils up inside you, and you feel your cheeks flush, and you simultaneously […]

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Book Thoughts: The Wedding Date (+ Challenge Updates)

So, here’s a disclaimer right up front — I don’t think of myself as someone who reads “romance novels.” I’m a child of the 80s, just the phrase “romance novel” immediately brings to mind a dewy watercolor-esque painting with ornate metallic script and Fabio’s bare chest. That’s, like, soooo not my jam. However, as much as I’m […]

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