Broken by Jenny Lawson


Broken
 by Jenny Lawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have loved the author’s previous books, so when I heard that this one was coming out, I preordered it IMMEDIATELY. Ms. Lawson writes about human flaws in such a humorous, open way that the reader can’t help but be sucked into the story.

I learn a lot from her books, too. I had no idea that watermelon was a laxative for cats until she described her leopard spotted carpet. I had to look up a cockchafer, also.

I live the chapter on fighting with the insurance company every week. Sometimes, it’s several times a week. I comforted me to know that others have the same fights with the same people, and it’s not just me. Now, if we could all band together and allow doctors to decide what is best for patients, and not allow the insurance companies to dictate treatments, so many more people would be happier and healthier.

I highly recommend this book. I laughed through the majority of it, but she discusses many serious subjects, also.

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My Mum Is A Loser by Jim Smith


My Mum Is A Loser
 by Jim Smith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I grabbed this book because it was a freebie on Amazon. I read it quickly, since it was short. It was about an awful behaving child who was acting up, and the only part that I really liked about the book was that the mother didn’t give in to the bad behavior. The illustrations are ok, and some of the descriptions were definitely written for pre-teen boys. It definitely isn’t a book I will read again.

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My Mum Is A Loser

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this touching, funny set of stories about the author’s life. Some stories were funnier than others, and some had me feeling strong emotions. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needed something light and quick to read. It was well-written and kept me engaged for the whole book.

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Greenlights

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell


The Family Upstairs
 by Lisa Jewell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had this book recommended to me many times, so I finally picked it up, without knowing what it was about. I got sucked into the plot immediately. It had me guessing for the majority of the book. I had no idea where it was going or how it was going to end. I loved it!

This was an easy read and I recommend it highly.

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The Family Upstairs

Thunder Force

I saw the ads for Thunder Force. It was on Netflix. Woohoo! I love the cast of the film – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?

I loved the film, but mostly because I really didn’t need to think about much with it. It was funny, and the plot was predictable. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it entertained me.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book popped up to read for bookclub. I was reluctant to read it because the story had been done so many times. I am glad I read it, though, because there’s a reason it’s a classic. The story is good, but old. It appeals to both young and old.

I will probably reread it in the future when I don’t have as much going on, but I did enjoy the book and I was glad for a break in the genres I have been reading otherwise.

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Treasure Island

Goofus and Gallant Podcast

There are a lot of freebies that are included with Audible. I recently found that I can listen to some podcasts on it.

Goofus and Gallant was a great comic from Highlights magazine. They recently started a podcast for kids. I listened to the first episode so far. It was fun and didn’t require too much thought. It was a story about Grandma going away and leaving the boys in charge of her guinea pigs and plants. The lesson was to find a happy medium in your tasks. Don’t go overboard and don’t ignore the tasks. The music was a little annoying, but the story was ok. Definitely for kids, though.

A Hug and a Kiss is Every Baby’s Bliss: How Your Baby Learns to Love: Your Baby Learns to be Affectionate when He Feels Your Love for Him. Hugs and Kisses … Books for 3 year Old by Melissa Winn


A Hug and a Kiss is Every Baby’s Bliss: How Your Baby Learns to Love: Your Baby Learns to be Affectionate when He Feels Your Love for Him. Hugs and Kisses … Books for 3 year Old
 by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a cute book on how babies learn to love from their parents. It has cute illustrations and a little blurb about each type of animal. Small children would enjoy this being read to them while they look at the pictures. 

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A Hug and a Kiss is Every Baby's Bliss: How Your Baby Learns to Love: Your Baby Learns to be Affectionate when He Feels Your Love for Him. Hugs and Kisses ... Books for 3 year Old

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending. 

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Perfect Memories