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review 2017-06-23 09:13
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling

I love Mindy Kaling! I really really do. And I must admit I started this book a little cautious because I read her last one with high expectations and felt a little let down at the end. This time I found myself laughing out loud almost all through and nodding like a crazy person when I agreed with her witty observations (thank goodness it was my bedside reading and not my commuting book). I'm sure her humour is not for everyone but it's certainly worth a read just for the text/email relayed love story close to the end. Loved it!

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review 2017-05-06 04:01
Smart and funny
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling,Michael Schur

These are technically two books -- and you can identify different themes in each, but really, they could be one book, so let's talk about them at the same time. These are collections of humorous essays -- some autobiographical, some not -- from the pen of writer/actress Mindy Kaling. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? covers her childhood and early career, while Why Not Me? focuses on more adult concerns, and her post-The Office career.

 

I thought the stories about her personal life and career entertaining, and well-told. But the other essays tended to be more creative and more amusing. But I found myself grinning or chuckling throughout. I've liked her before, but these books made me a fan.

My gut tells me that this is too brief, and I should say more -- but I'm not sure what to get into. If you're a fan of her TV work, or like intelligent and funny women (who can write), these are good reads.

 

Kaling is, naturally, the best narrator possible for these books -- and probably many others (really, think Stephanie Plum as read by Kaling!). I think I liked the performance she gave for Is Everyone a little more, it felt less practiced? More energetic? I'm really not sure, but I wondered several times while listening to Why Not Me? why I didn't like her narration as much. I could 't put my finger on it -- but, it doesn't matter, she was great with both. Just slightly less great.

 

Funny, heart-felt, maybe a little inspiring -- these essays hit the spot.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2017/05/05/is-everyone-hanging-out-without-me-and-why-not-me-audiobooks-by-mindy-kaling
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text 2017-01-01 16:30
January 2017 Reading List
My Writing Professor: A Lesbian Romance - Nicolette Dane
My Friend The Bride: A Lesbian Romance - Nicolette Dane
Sarah Sunshine - Merry Farmer
A Bit of Bite - Cynthia Eden
Heir to a Desert Legacy - Maisey Yates
Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling
Deep Deception - Cathy Pegau
A Lady Dares - Bronwyn Scott
Switched - HelenKay Dimon

Starting the Romance Bingo and Pop Sugar Reading Challenges this month.

 

1. My Writing Professor by Nicolette Dane (Romance Bingo - New Adult square)

2. My Friend the Bride by Nicolette Dane (Romance Bingo - Wedding Bells square)

3. Sarah Sunshine (Montana Romances series) by Merry Farmer (Romance Bingo - Interracial couple square)

4. A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden (Romance Bingo - Urban Fantasy square)

5. Heir to a Desert Legacy by Maisey Yates (Romance Bingo - Secret Billionaire square)

6. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (Diseases and Disasters Challenge)

7. Apprentice in Death by JD Robb (Pop Sugar Challenge)

8. Deep Deception by Cathy Pegau (Romance Bingo - Blown away square)

9. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

10. A Lady Dares by Bronwyn Scott (Romance Bingo - Pirates)

11. Switched by Helen Kay Dimon

 

 

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text 2016-12-01 14:35
December 2016 Reading List
George Friedman: Flashpoints : The Emerging Crisis in Europe (Hardcover); 2015 Edition - George Friedman
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future - Bill McKibben
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right - Jane Mayer
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World - Michael Lewis
Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues - Martin J. Blaser
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America - Ari Berman
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster - Swietłana Aleksijewicz,Keith Gessen
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel (2015-10-27) - Ted Koppel;
Hidden Star - Nora Roberts

This month's reading list:

 

1. Flash Points by George Friedman - I have about eighty pages left and so far, so good. (Hint: it's not the Muslims, it is the Russians).

 

2. Deep Economy by Bill McKibben - will probably be more relevant to me now then when it was published (2007).

 

3. Dark Money by Jane Mayer - one of GR's nominees for non-fiction book of the year.

 

4. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling - last book in my reading celebrity memoirs for the year.

 

5. Boomerang by Michael Lewis - this book came after The Big Short, but deals with the same topic of finance and debt, this time with an international scope.

 

6. Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser, MD- oh, the books you find when you look at the bottom shelf of your local library's non-fiction section. Don't know how I haven't come across this one sooner.

 

7. Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman

 

8. Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich (translated by Keith Gessen) - a nice, fluffy pick-me-up to enjoy as the winter holidays draw near.

 

9. Lights Out by Ted Koppel - a non-fiction look at the before, during, and after a potential cyber attack  on the US.

 

10. Hidden Star (Stars of Mithra #1) by Nora Roberts - need to finish this one and get it off the TBR and currently reading pile. I don't have much interest in fiction right now, but eh.

 

Can't wait to see the 2016 in my rear view mirror.

 

 

 

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text 2016-11-26 01:24
Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 222 pages.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling

I can't seem to finish anything I start recently. I'm in such a slump. It sucks. Maybe I can finish this? I really love Mindy and I relate to her on such a deep level. Plus this is a short read. Now that I'm done with Christmas decorations and shopping, hopefully I can Crack down for a final 2016 push. 

 

P.S. This year has sucked so badly. I'm over it.

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