Three books ain’t bad, right? And let’s be honest–August is going to suffer due to all the Olympics-watching. But either way, it’s time to show my books!
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
(4 out of 5 Stars)
I could listen to Leah Remini talk all day (audiobook, obviously). She’s a tough New York broad, complete with New York accent. I was a huge fan of hers as Stacy Carosi on Saved by the Bell, and I’ve been following her career since then.
I’ll say this now: I believe that people should be able to worship any faith that they wish (or no faith at all, if they so chose). While Scientology isn’t for me, I can understand how some people might worship that faith. I knew that Leah had issues with some of the leaders of Scientology, but I had NO IDEA just how bad her experience was.
Oh, and you want some Tom Cruise dirt? It’ll blow your mind.
You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day
(4.5 out of 5 Stars)
I think that on some level, Felicia Day and I could be best friends. Actually, as kids, we TOTALLY would have been besties. A lot of the references that she makes to things she enjoyed in her childhood had me going “Yep yep yep!”
This is another book that is SO much better listening to her read it. First of all, Joss Whedon reads the introduction. Yes, the same Joss Whedon from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That had me geeking out hard right away, but then she went on to just be so personable and awesome that I hated to get out of the car and stop listening to her! A girl who was homeschooled, started college at 16 on a violin scholarship and then went on to write a hit web series and star on Supernatural?? Seriously, Felicia, when do you want to go grab some curly fries at Arby’s? I’m ready anytime!
The Royal We by Heather Cocks
(3 out of 5 Stars)
I waited and waited and WAITED for this book to be available on Overdrive so that I could listen to it. Finally, it was ready, and I was hooked from the get-go. I even went by the library to get a hard copy of the book because I couldn’t wait to read more about the William and Kate-esque romance! But that was in the beginning of the book…and then it lost me.
It may be my fault. I love a royal wedding and a royal romance, especially William and Kate’s, so the fact that this book is obviously loosely based on their romance got me even more excited. The problem is that although there are obviously obstacles in any relationship, I felt as though this book through in too many. And I don’t want to spoil the end, but it wasn’t what I was looking for.
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