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Advika and the Hollywood Wives by Kirthana Ramisetti Book Review

Reasons for Reading This Book: I read Advika and the Hollywood Wives in participation with the Readhead’s June 2023 podcast episode. Going into reading this book I knew it was Jackie’s choice and that it was a new book because I could not get it at my library so I had to purchase it. Going into it I had a feeling it would give Taylor Jenkins-Reid vibes with it being about Hollywood and celebrities. I had no real expectations going in but was excited to read about a book that was set in Hollywood and about the entertainment industry as I have enjoyed books similar to this in the past.   Content of This Book: Advika is an Indian-American 27 year-old who has never succeeded the way she hoped she would in her dream of being a successful screenwriter. Dealing with her grief and the changing dynamics in her relationships following the tragic death of her twin-sister, she was not yet able to achieve what she wanted to. While working odd jobs in Hollywood to pay rent, Advika meets award-winn

The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis was Margo’s choice for May 2023. Margo is one of the hosts of the Readheads podcast book club. This is a book club that I have participated in each month since it was established. From what I can remember I like about half of Margo’s book choices. Her preferred genre is romance. I did not read the description of this book before I started it, I just jumped right into it. Content of This Book: In 1919 Lillian Carter's mother died of the Spanish Flu. Being her only family, Lillian was now on her own. Prior to her mother's death, Lillian was known as Angelica, the current most famous artists' model in New York City. Faced with the reality of an unfortunate scandal and death, Lillian is forced to find a new way to make money. She has aspirations of being an actress, but doesn't yet have the means to get to Hollywood to pursue this dream. In a series of events she lands a job as the private secretary of Hele

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: One of my favorite book Instagram accounts to follow and take recommendations from is @halpreads . Emily Halp runs this amazing account. Whenever I am looking for a new book to read I turn to her account for recommendations. While on her account I came across her 5 star review of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma . One of my preferred genres of books is nonfiction memoirs. As someone who has personally dealt with disability discrimination, I was so excited to read this book and both relate to her struggles and learn more as we have very different disabilities. Content of This Book: Haben Girma was born deaf-blind to two immigrants from Eritrean and Ethiopia. She grew up with enough vision to see when someone was in front of her and enough hearing to hear when someone close to her was talking. What challenged her was reading facial expressions and distinguishing people in group conversations. From a young age, Haben never