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Year of Yes: Chapter 3 "Umm, Yes…?" – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview At this point, Shonda Rhimes is a 44-year-old woman. It’s her birthday, one of her most favorite days of the year for it means there should be a party. Granted she doesn’t like parties but more so the idea of them, the magic of them, and watching people have a good time but nonetheless,…

Year of Yes: Chapter 1 "No." – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview How did the year of yes begin? Well, it all started from Shonda trying to get some praise for her accomplishments. However, with a family not necessarily in awe and easily left stunned, so comes the question “Are you going to do any of these things?”

Year of Yes: Prologue – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview Year of Yes, in terms of its would be “disclaimer” and prologue, presents a rather odd opening for a book. One in which a part of it seems forced in a way, yet willing to push on. Which hopefully isn’t how the reader feels as we move through the chapters.   Rating: Stick Around

Lettin’ It All Hang Out [Book Review] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview You Better Work! Well, for most of RuPaul’s life that is just what he did. Whether is was working on a signature look, how to perfect his hair, makeup, or tuck, or climbing the stairs to stardom, working is all he did. All the while battling a few addictions, failures, and being grossly misunderstood…

Collected Quotes from Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

“Living by other people’s definitions and perceptions shrinks us to shells of ourselves, rather than complex people embodying multiple identities.” — Redefining Realness: Chapter 18 “New York, 2009” – Page 249 “I could no longer maintain the shiny, untarnished, unattainable facade of that dream girl. In mere moments, through the intimate act of storytelling, I’d…

Collected Quotes From: Recovery Road

No matter what I do now, there are certain doors I have already closed, certain opportunities I’ll never get back. It is what it is. —  “Part 5/ Chapter 4.” Recovery Road – Page 209 It’s not perfect. Which is different than not right. — “Part 5/ Chapter 7.” Recovery Road – Page 221 You…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pecuilar Children: Prologue thru Chapter 2

Like many, I’m sure, with the trailer of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children coming out, linked below the fold, coming out, I found myself tickled by what this book could have held. For while I’ve seen it around for years, being that it had the oddest girl on the cover I thought it was something a bit too… peculiar. Now, though, being I’m more peculiar with each passing day, I decided to look into it and while it takes a few chapters to get to meet Ms. Peregrine, once you do, so begins the magic.

Beloved: Chapter 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview Welcome to this old haunted house. Review (with Spoilers) This is my 5th Toni Morrison book and if there is one thing I’ve learned thus far is, as hard as some of her books are to read, there is much satisfaction. As for the first chapter, I do find myself a bit confused as…