“You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★

Somewhat funny parody of a not-so-funny reality TV showman political figure. The "joke" gets tired very quickly, partly due to the fact that it seems legit, secondly due to the fact that humor like this should really be relegated to short sketches, not several hours of continuous listening. It does, however, give a decent overall rundown of … Continue reading “You Can’t Spell America Without ME: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)” by Alec Baldwin, Kurt Anderson ★★★

“Devil in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 The Ravenels ★★★★★

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas #3 The Ravenels Audio narrated by Mary Jane Wells (Excellent) 5* 1870s - London Superb example of an historical romance and a really fun read! Chock full of humorous banter, characters you'll absolutely adore, and a romance between two likable characters that is heartwarming from the first time they … Continue reading “Devil in Spring” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 The Ravenels ★★★★★

“The Last Resort” by Ember Leigh ★★★

[I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Rose Delaney, who calls herself a "baby" bounty hunter, is returning a toddler to her mother after removing the child from her father's negligent care. While en route, she finds herself caught in whiteout conditions in a severe Pennsylvania … Continue reading “The Last Resort” by Ember Leigh ★★★

“Up the Down Staircase” by Bel Kaufman ★★★

  In Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase, we step into the shoes of a harried yet still idealistic teacher.  Despite the fact this takes place in a 1960s New York City public high school, teenagers will always be teenagers and bureaucracy is timeless, so I'm sure teachers are still fighting the same uphill battles. This … Continue reading “Up the Down Staircase” by Bel Kaufman ★★★

“So Worthy My Love” by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss ★★★

Durham County, circa mid-1500s.  Lord Maxim Seymour, Marquess of Bradbury, is living in exile after being falsely accused of plotting the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I. His title, possessions, and properties have been taken from him and given to his accuser, the father of his betrothed. Wishing to seek revenge, he infiltrates his (former) home … Continue reading “So Worthy My Love” by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss ★★★

“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne ★★★★

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are both assistants to the CEOs of rivaling publishing houses which have recently merged.  Neither of their bosses agree on anything, and despite the need for the merger in order to keep both companies afloat, there is a definite rivalry between the two "sides" of the business.  Lucy and Josh … Continue reading “The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne ★★★★

“Furiously Happy” A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson ★★★★

Jenny tells a surprisingly humorous version of her life dealing with multiple disorders, phobias and illnesses (both physical and mental).  She has been given the short end of the stick as far as being inundated with debilitating symptoms from depression, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety disorder, etc.  She's been given more than her fair share of difficulties, but she also … Continue reading “Furiously Happy” A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson ★★★★