Hear’s The Thing | Cody Allen | Book Review

It’s not secret that I enjoy reading memoirs so it was no surprise that when I found Hear’s The Thing: Lessons on Listening, Life, and Love by Cody Alan that I selected to read it. I knew of Cody Alan from CMT and the fact that he had come out as gay a few yearsContinue reading “Hear’s The Thing | Cody Allen | Book Review”

The Rural Diaries | Hilarie Burton Morgan | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to The Rural Diaries? I listened to The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down On Mischief Farm because I was curious to learn about author Hilarie Burton Morgan’s life outside what I knew about her on One Tree Hill. I honestly only knew bits and pieces and wasContinue reading “The Rural Diaries | Hilarie Burton Morgan | Audiobook Review”

Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review

9/11/01 is a day that will live in our memories for the rest of our lives. It’s hard to believe that it is the 20th anniversary today. I can still remember exactly where I was when the planes first hit the towers. I was in the 9th grade honors English – we had no ideaContinue reading “Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review”

Broken Horses | Brandi Carlile | Book Review

Broken Horses is the memoir of Grammy award winning artist Brandi Carlile. I have been a fan of her music for a while and was interested in learning more about the woman behind it. I wanted to learn more about how she wrote her song The Joke and connected with all of the people inContinue reading “Broken Horses | Brandi Carlile | Book Review”

Live Your Life | Amanda Kloots | Book Review

During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I came across Amanda Kloots and her heartbreaking story about her husband Nick being hospitalized. I had heard of Nick before during his appearances on Broadway, and had thought him to be talented. It wasn’t long before I was following Amanda on Instagram, listening to Nick’s song LifeContinue reading “Live Your Life | Amanda Kloots | Book Review”

Carry On Warrior | Glennon Doyle | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Carry On Warrior by Glennon Doyle? Carry On Warrior: Thoughts On Life Unarmed is the first memoir written by activist and blogger Glennon Doyle. I had previously read it but decided that I wanted to re-read it as I love Glennon and am always wanting to learn more from herContinue reading “Carry On Warrior | Glennon Doyle | Audiobook Review”

There I Go Again | William Daniels | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To There I Go Again by William Daniels? I’m a 90’s kid at heart and my favorite television show growing up was Boy Meets World. I still love it and in fact recently did a full re-watch with Shane. So, when I came across There I Go Again: How I CameContinue reading “There I Go Again | William Daniels | Audiobook Review”

My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Ruth Bader Ginsburg was such an iconic woman in American history. I was so saddened by her death and the events that immediately followed it. And I wanted to learn more about the woman that had helped change the course of American historyContinue reading “My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Audiobook Review”

Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review

If you’re ever on YouTube, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen a video by The Holderness Family. Their first video to go viral was their hilarious ode to Christmas pajamas and the rest as they say is history. Personally, I love their videos. Each of them is so infectious and always brings a smileContinue reading “Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review”

Open Book | Jessica Simpson | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Open Book by Jessica Simpson? Growing up, I was always a fan of Jessica Simpson and felt like she had been manipulated by those around her and had gotten a bad reputation due to the way she was perceived in the public eye. Her song “In This Skin” is alsoContinue reading “Open Book | Jessica Simpson | Audiobook Review”

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