Discover Black History Month with Shonda Rhimes

Discover Black History Month with Shonda Rhimes

You know Shonda Rhimes, right? She’s the Queen of Thursday night TV.

She’s wrote Grey’s Anatomy

greys anatomy

and Scandal


and How to Get Away with Murder


I haven’t watched any of these TV shows  (don’t judge me, I’m reading) but what I
do know her for is her book Year of Yes.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

and it’s BRILLIANT!!

It’s so good I listened to it TWICE. Back to Back on audio. In fact, I’m considering
buying a hard copy so I can highlight and take notes.

That’s how freakin good it is.

It’s the self help book that reads like a funny autobiography.

Shonda shares insights into her personal struggles and how she overcame them, as well
as insights about life. Shonda will be my book bestie forever. She’s not afraid to let her geek flag fly.
In fact, it’s her geek flag that’s made Thursday into Shonday.  AMIRIGHT?

How many times have you  seen your Facebook timeline light up with Scandal discussions on Thursday nights?  For me? Every Thursday, and I have no idea what they’re talking about.  I’m sure I’d love Scandal or the other shows but I don’t want to give up my reading time. I’m trying to get to the 10,000 mark here.  But anyway, if a woman who OWNS Thursday night can offer some tidbits of information on how to live a better life, I’m all about it.

Besides, her birthday is in January, a few days away from mine so we’re practically TWINSIES!

So wave your books in the air and salute Shonda Rhimes today for Black History Month.

PS Shonda?

You rock way harder than Beyonce.

Adult Fiction

Towne Book Center and Cafe Book Club Pick: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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This month’s pick is a book I enjoyed approximately a year ago.

Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened













Here’s my original post.

You know what though? When you’re facing a dire situation, sometimes it’s nice to have some comic relief. I haven’t laughed this hard at a silly life since David Sedaris. The two could be siblings their lives are so ridiculous. David’s might be partially his own fault, but Jenny’s is ridiculous mostly because of her strange father.  When you hear the tales of the ways Dad wakes her up in the middle of the night (no it’s not sordid or anything) it’s a wonder she can form a complete sentence!

Wait until you get to the part about the puppet. Then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Did you read it? What did you think? Love it or Hate it?