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Scrappy, Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Cover of BookI was so excited when Scrappy, Little Nobody came for me! I started reading it right away and could not put it down! In the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect since Anna Kendrick doesn’t often reveal much about her personal life in her interviews. However, she tells countless stories in this book that are so vivid and detailed. Sometimes, I wondered how she could remember all of what has happened to her, but then, I realized that she’s lived through such exciting and thrilling experiences that could not be forgotten!

What I truly appreciated from reading this book is that Anna was completely honest and direct from beginning to end. I learned that although Anna is a famous and talented actress now, she doesn’t let the fame get to her. She doesn’t want to feel entitled, and will always feel uncomfortable about her appearance, home, and money. She not only explains her struggles as an actress, but even while she was not cast in productions. She expresses her sincere thoughts and feelings, especially when talking about her family, boyfriends, and roommates. Telling stories about these people in her life and some of the experiences she went through reminds me that she has ups and downs like anyone else.

So, you want to know more about Anna’s life? Read her book! If you’re like me, you will admire Anna Kendrick even more, which I didn’t even know was possible!

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

heat waveOver the past several years of watching the television series Castle, I promised myself to read at least one of Richard Castle’s many books as they were often referenced to throughout the series. Luckily, I found a copy of Heat Wave at the librarywhich is the first book of the Nikki Heat series, and ironically enough, it was the same day that I found out Castle had not been renewed for a ninth season. I was quite upset by the news over the cancellation, but I was still very interested in reading one of Richard Castle’s books.

I am very glad with my decision to read Heat Wave. It was one of those books that I cannot put down, especially when there’s a mystery that I needed to know how it plays out. So, this would be a great book for those who like mystery stories, as well as those who like a bit of humour and romance. Like the Castle series, the book’s tone is not at all dark, gloomy nor depressing. Continue reading

Review: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

cover imageLove in the modern world. The digital world. How has dating evolved in just a few short generations? And what can digital daters expect if they are entering (or re-entering) the dating scene?

According to actor and comedian Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), daters can expect to encounter a whole new world of possibilities, from the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. From flirting and trying to make romantic connections in our “phone worlds” –  to selecting potential partners with the swipe of a finger using dating apps like Tinder.

The landscape of modern dating extends well beyond physical boundaries to encompass an ever expanding online network. The possibilities for meeting new people seem endless! And yet, despite the apparent ease of finding singles, it’s taking young adults longer and longer to find suitable mates. 

Ansari explains all in his humourous and engaging book, Modern Romance. Lighthearted, but brutally honest, Ansari delves into all sorts of modern relationship issues from sexting and cheating to “international investigations of love.” Find out what Japanese “herbivore” men are and why Argentinian singles don’t even need online dating.

Modern Romance is not only full of hilarious anecdotes, but it’s backed with some real world statistics and sociological insights. In a world flooded with dating handbooks (mostly targeting single women), Ansari’s uniquely male perspective and comical approach is a refreshing spin on conventional dating wisdom.  

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