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Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me From Hollywood | Maitland Ward | Book Review

Growing up in the 90’s, Boy Mets World was my show. There are just so many iconic moments that stick with me years later. Includes in these moments is the epic food fight between Eric, Jack and Rachel. The character of Rachel was first introduced in season six thus introducing the audience to actress MaitlandContinue reading “Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me From Hollywood | Maitland Ward | Book Review”

Titanic: A Survivor’s Story | Colonel Archibald Gracie | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Titanic: A Survivor’s Story? Colonel Archibald Gracie was a passenger aboard Titanic when it hit the iceberg and sank on April 15th, 1912. Titanic: A Survivor’s Story is his first hand account of what happened during those final hours. When I came across this audiobook, I thought it would beContinue reading “Titanic: A Survivor’s Story | Colonel Archibald Gracie | Audiobook Review”

How to Host a Viking Funeral | Kyle Scheele | Book Review

When How to Host a Viking Funeral: The Case for Burning Your Regrets, Chasing Your Crazy Ideas, and Becoming the Person You’re Meant to Be was available on Netgalley, I was immediately intrigued. A traditional Viking funeral normally involved the burning of a deceased individual and their most prized processions. However, in this case, theContinue reading “How to Host a Viking Funeral | Kyle Scheele | Book Review”

Drive: Stories From Somewhere In The Middle Of Nowhere | Sharon Wheatley | Book Review

If you have spent any time on my Twitter or this blog in general you will know that Come From Away is my favorite Broadway musical. I have seen the show eight times; the last time being in November 2019. I was all set to see it again on March 12th, 2019 to help celebrateContinue reading “Drive: Stories From Somewhere In The Middle Of Nowhere | Sharon Wheatley | Book Review”

Unbound | Tarana Burke | Book Review

Unbound is the memoir of the founder of the “me too” movement. Tarana Burke describes the moment that her world fractured and how she has tried to put it back together. The first step to that is admitting exactly what happened. And that honestly is sometimes the hardest thing. The moment that her life wasContinue reading “Unbound | Tarana Burke | Book Review”

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”

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