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review 2019-01-09 15:31
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Greatest Love Story Ever Told, The - Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman

I Picked Up This Book Because: Great reviews


Boy was I bamboozled on this one. Megan and Nick obviously love each other and they make each other laugh but the chuckles did not really pass along to me. This didn’t feel like a book, it was more like a 6+ hour podcast. They had some topics they rambled about them, much of it did not connect or was super repetitive. We get it you like doing puzzles while listening to audiobooks. This is the first time in history I can recall being disappointed that there was a bonus chapter, I was ready for it to be done.

I did quite enjoy Megan’s musings on body image and even though she is in an industry that glorifies the physical her message that you should love you quirks, dimples and bumps and dress in a way that is comfortable and interesting to you made me want to applaud.


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2.25 Stars

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text 2019-01-03 05:13
Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 320 pages.
Greatest Love Story Ever Told, The - Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman

 

 

I love them 

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text 2018-12-02 16:38
November 2018-That's A Wrap!
Exorcist Falls: Includes the Novella Exorcist Road - Matt Godfrey,Jonathan Janz,Jonathan Janz
Teeth - Kelli Owen
Agent to the Stars - John Scalzi
Bird Box - Josh Malerman
Exit Strategy - Martha Wells
Welcome to the Show: 17 Horror Stories – One Legendary Venue - Somer Canon,Rachel Autumn Deering,Brian Keene,Jeff Strand,Matt Hayward,Glenn Rolfe,Patrick Lacey,Matt Serafini,Adam Cesare,Jonathan Janz,Kelli Owen,Doug Murano,Mary SanGiovanni,Robert Ford,Bryan Smith,Booth Tarkington,John Skipp,Alan M. Clark
The Freak Show Murders - Fredric Brown
Greatest Love Story Ever Told, The - Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman
The Mirror of the Nameless - Leesa Wallace,Graeme Parker,Luke Walker
The Book of Etta (The Road to Nowhere 2) - Meg Elison

I read 10 books this month!

 

Audiobooks

 

 

Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz, narrated by Matt Godfrey 4.5*

Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton 4.5*

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman 3*

The Book of Etta by Meg Elison, narrated by  Adenrele Ojo 4*

 

Total: 4

 

ARCS/Reads for Review

 

Teeth by Kelli Owen 4*

The Mirror of the Nameless by Luke Walker 5*

 

Total: 2

 

RANDOM READS

 

Bird Box by Josh Malerman 4*

The Freak Show Murders and Other Stories by Fredric Brown 4*

Welcome to the Show edited by Doug Murano 4.5*

Exit Strategy Martha Wells 5*

 

 

 

 

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:

Challenge: Read 40 Books Already on my TBR

 

(I'm failing miserably)

 

1. City of the Dead by Brian Keene

2. The Warblers by Amber Fallon

3. October by Michael Rowe

4. It's A Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World by Curtis Lawson

5. Bad Pennies by John Leonard

6. Cold in July by Joe Lansdale

7. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

8. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

9. Hex by Thomas Heuvelt

10. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

 

Running Total: 144

Total Goal: 150

 

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review 2018-11-21 18:45
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman
Greatest Love Story Ever Told, The - Megan Mullally,Nick Offerman

 

Confession time: I don't watch, and have never watched, Will & Grace or Parks and Rec. I'm not sure why, exactly, because I thought I liked Megan Mullally and I DO enjoy Amy Poehler. Anyway, I thought I'd give this audio book a go and it ended up being just okay.

 

Someone who watches these shows or has a real fangirl thing going on for Nick Offerman and/or Megan M. might get more out of this book than I did. Megan and Nick talk about their pasts, how they met, their careers, how they manage to keep things fresh, and how they like to do jigsaw puzzles and listen to audiobooks while they do so.

 

To be honest, this book reminded me why I don't read romances and why I love horror. These two are cute, but after only a little while, they became too cute for me and I would have loved to see them, (or in this case, hear them), die horrible and painful deaths. Well, not really, but they were just too....sappy. I don't like sappy.

 

So there you have it. I thought this book was okay, but if you're a big Megan Mullally or Nick Offerman fan you're likely to get a lot more out of this too cute, sickeningly sweet book.

 

*Thank you to my awesome public library for the free loan of this audiobook. Libraries RULE!*

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review 2018-09-17 01:35
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers - Nick Offerman
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I listened to the audiobook of this book (which I highly recommend as it is narrated by the author and who doesn't love Nick Offerman's voice?) and enjoyed it. I liked Offerman's idea of creating a list of inspirational Americans who exhibited gumption and did great things.

The list of people included in this book is varied. It features many prominent figures in history as well as people I had never heard of but am definitely interested in learning more about (at the end of this review, you can find the list of people mentioned in its entirety). 

Overall, I thought this was a good book. Yes, Offerman goes off on weird tangents and sometimes it's hard to keep track of who he is even talking about. Yes, he uses ridiculously big words that are really unnecessary most of the time. But the book is also funny, educational, and inspirational. It is a great way to learn about some amazing Americans and their contributions in an entertaining way. 

I didn't necessary agree with or like all of the people included in the list, but it was still interesting to hear various anecdotes and Offerman's reasons for choosing them. Interesting book. Highly recommend the audiobook. 

This book features chapters on: 

Part 1: Freemasons: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Frederick Douglass
Part 2: Idealists: Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Law Olmsted, Eleanor Roosevelt, Tom Laughlin, Wendell Berry, Barney Frank, Yoko Ono, Michael Pollan
Part 3: Markers: Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Nat Benjamin, George Nakashima, Carol Burnett, Jeff Tweedy, George Saunders, Laurie Anderson, Willie Nelson, Conan O'Brien
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