Sometimes dads need mommy pep talks too. Btw, I CAN do that High School Musical dance.
Trying to sneak a few pages in at work. Making the best out of no-shows.
I‘m crushing on this book hard! 🥰
I‘ve been in a book slump and had to turn to Stevie to rescue me. I can always count on him to get me out of the dumps. This novella is a snapshot of the lives of a few people in a short period. It‘s amazes me how much can be packed in less than 200 pages. It‘s not epic by any means, but heartfelt and human.
This book was required reading for an EMDR course I‘m about to take. I‘m still skeptical but looking forward to include this as a part of my practice. The book has a good overview about trauma and EMDR and lays out good arguments and support. The examples were helpful but I felt there were way too many.
More of the same from her original book. A great pep talk and empowering. A heavy emphasis on “Universal Intelligence” and laws of attraction, but a more realistic and grounded perspective. It takes work and she is not shy to remind you of your active role in your self-improvement.
*keeps nodding through the introduction * 🙌🏽 I already know I'm going to like this book.
Just from the intro and first chapter, I know this is not the book for me. It is academic but not in a good way. I was hoping for more of a love letter to music listening, but feels more like PhD dissertation.
Joking, not joking. In 3 easy steps, he shows how you can parent with the same outcome but with less stress. There are more truths and wisdom in than I expected, and would actually classify this as a legit parenting book rather than parenting humor book. Skip all the inset graphs (they‘re not that funny) and you can read this in one sitting.
This is my new favorite Eugenides book, though the only other one I read was Middlesex, of which the bar was set so high. The music, the sadness, and the intimacy were captivating. In reading the dust jacket, I expected the plot line to be boring and mundane. The pace was perfect and satisfying.
Frantically updating all my read books before the year ends! I‘m months behind!
Live long, die fast. Yes that‘s another book, but same message. When I first started reading this book, it felt defeatist. As I read it more it became more realistic. When I finished the book, I came out of it feeling more balanced in the way I see aging, death, and dying.
*In Jon Hamm‘s voice* REEEEETTTAAAAA! I liked Retta from Parks and Rec, but knew her only as much as the show let out. This memoir felt so humble, intimate, and so down-to-earth that I feel like she‘s one of my good friends. I listened to the audiobook (recommended) which added another layer of closeness, like we were chatting on the phone.
Impulse pick up at the library. It‘s probably safe to say that I‘m not the target demo for this book. I take inspiration and motivation from any source I can and this book gave some. It didn‘t break any new ground, but makes it more digestible for Millennials.
This was missing the excitement of the first book. Maybe because the novelty of the amazing world building wore off. Or maybe the absence of the “will they or won‘t they” of Vin and Elend toned down some needed tension (The Office went downhill after Pam and Jim got together). Don‘t get me wrong, I‘m still enthralled by the Mistborn world and will read further.
He is so delightful. A refreshing blend of old- and new-school values. Audiobook is highly recommended. Hearing him giggle makes this a winner.
Least favorite Pollan book. It didn‘t even feel like he wrote it. Not very convincing and boring.
For what it was (a pep talk), and its length (really short) I would say give it a read! Good motivational article.
Just started and already loving it.
Never heard of this book before I randomly picked it up at the library. Pulitzer Prizes for fiction are hit or miss for me. This one was a miss. It wasn‘t as funny as other reviews make it out to be. The love story is sweet, but does it deserve the hype? Not for me.
Finally! Sedaris has been missing the mark for me in his last several books. “Dress your family...” was the last one that I could remember that was pure gold. That was in 2004! This one has reached that level, but quite surpasses it, in all its bittersweet glory.