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A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Last year I read a number of memoirs and really enjoyed them. This year I knew I wanted to read more. I was in the mood for one and looked at my to read list and saw that I had  A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard  on there. I looked at my library to see if the ebook copy was available, it was. I took this as a sign that I was meant to read this book at this time. I put this book on my list years and years ago because I had watched Jaycee's 20/20 interview and was so intrigued by what she had experienced, her resilience, and all the new things she wanted to experience with her new found freedom.  Content of This Book: "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was f

The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives by Brian Moylan Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: In May I was in desperate need of a good book shopping trip. I was in Massachusetts for work and found a used book superstore in the area. I took a trip out there in hopes of finding a few books on my list, but also wanted to browse and find other books that interested me. While browsing the entertainment section I found  The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives by Brian Moylan . Something I have not talked much about on my blog is my love of TV. I watch all types of TV, but one genre I watch a lot of is realty TV. The Real Housewives franchise is one I watch a lot of. I have seen the title of this book on different reality and housewives social media accounts but I never gave much thought to reading it until I saw it on the shelf. I picked the copy up and instantly started reading it when I got back to my hotel. Content of the Book: Brian Moylan is the writer of  Vulture ’s legendary  Real Housewives  recaps.   Brian Moylan chronicals th

Verity by Colleen Hoover Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: For the Readheads book club I read and reviewed Layla by Colleen Hoover. I really enjoyed that book and knew I might enjoy another one of her well loved books. One of my co-workers who is also a big reader, wanted to gift me a book for my birthday. At the time I was in a bit of a book slump and did not really know what to choose. After seeing Verity all over social media I said to myself why not give it a chance and see if it lives up to the hype. I told my co-worker the title and it was on my desk the next day. Since I had read a Colleen Hoover book before I did have some expectations but tried to not set them too high. As someone who has not read any of Colleen Hoover's pure romance novels my expectations for a dark and twisted plot came from reading Layla.  Content of the Book: Just as she needed it, Lowen, a struggling writer in financial trouble receives an offer to finish a famous book series after the author is tragically left unable to do so.