Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Okay readers, before we get started on this review, one small caveat: We have not watched...any...of Mindy Kaling’s TV comedy. (Bethany has seen No Strings Attached, and Kaling’s character was the only one she actually liked in that movie.) We did know that the commercials for her self-titled TV series, The Mindy Project, were funny, but unfortunately neither of us spend much of our scarce free time watching comedy.

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Like Brothers

I have always been a fan of the Duplass brothers, filmmakers and actors known for their movies like The Puffy Chair to television shows like The League, and The Mindy Project.

Girl, Interrupted

Book: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Movie: Girl, Interrupted (1999) Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: Curled up in a warm blanket Reading Accoutrements:If you smoke, cigarettes. Seriously, the movie makes it seem like mental health institutions in the 60s were havens of unlimited cigarettes and unfettered smoking (which is probably somewhat true)…

Madness

Book: Madness by Marya Hornbacher Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: The Bathtub Reading Accoutrements: A Lavender bath bomb, or your choice of soothing scent. Content Notes: Eating Disorders, Addiction, Suicide Attempts, Medical Professionals not believing people about their symptoms It’s Mental Health Awareness month, and when I was thinking about what books…

Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019

2019 is here and we’re full of hope! Maybe not for the world in general (we’re not that optimistic), but the book world is going to be full of some wonderful new additions from some great authors! Below are a few we’re excited about, with links where you can find more information about their release dates.

Pieces of My Mother

I saw this book on display at my local library, and the thing that made me check it out was the description on the back.

“One summer, Melissa Cistaro’s mother drove off without explanation. Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them?”

My first thought was “ouch, that’s brutal.”