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Happy Valentine’s Day


Hope you get to read all the books you love with the people you love today.

Indiana Authors Award Nominations

Writer friends, it’s that time of year again when nominations for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award are open. IAA logo

Eligible nominees must either have been 1) born in Indiana or 2) lived here for at least five consecutive years.

Full details and the nomination form are available online.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title:  Yes Please download.jpg
AuthorAmy Poehler

Genre: Non-fiction

Length: 329

Where Stacie’s Copy Came From:  Oshkosh Public Library

Plot Basics: Yes Please is Amy Poehler’s story of her career and life philosophy.  She shares anecdotes from her first 40ish years and how they shaped the woman we see on the screen.

Banter Points:  I picked up this book because, in the past, I had a very loud, very large voice saying uncomplimentary things about women like Poehler. I realized it wasn’t my own opinion and that I didn’t know enough to form any sort of opinion. It was available on audio when I was looking for a book.

I love when coincidence works out.

Poehler shares her life in a way that made me think about choices I’ve made. Did I agree or did I disagree? was the question most often in my mind as I read. Not, wow, I wouldn’t do that. Ever. Or, wow, I’m so on board with that. Always. I can’t pinpoint what it is about her writing style that made it a thoughtful space for consideration, rather than a space where I judged my actions and choices against hers.

In reading between the lines, I’d bet that Poehler has experience with recovery and learning to accept people, rather than judge them. Creating written space with this sort of awareness is challenging, and she nails it.

Also, the audio is read by Poehler and a few guests. Loved this.

Bummer Points:  None.

Stacie’s Recommendation:  Loved this book.  Depending on how the year goes, it’s a top ten consideration.  Reading it impacted me strongly as a reader, and fit into my reading goals for the year which is to read books that are going to challenge my world view.

Go Away

I have no idea what sort of “Take over the world” type plotting was going on, but clearly I am not welcome at it.

Carry on, kitties. Carry on.


Bethany and I have about a 5 hour drive between us. However, if we were in the same city, I imagine many Friday or Saturday plans would result in this scenario.

Actually, a couple of our real life get together plans have gone this way, albeit not at the last minute. It’s not a stretch at all!

Trend Setting

Seniors slide.

Vacation brain.

Calling off work to read a book should be a thing too.

Weekend Plans

My list has all of those things, plus homework.

It’s the plan for most weekends. Why change perfection?

National Reading Day

May all of your books be returned in the condition they were loaned.

Missing a friend

I’m having one of those moments where I really want to re-read the Potter books because they are old friends that I miss.

But I also want to find another book series that sticks with me in the same way, becomes real, offering both entertainment and insight for years to come.

This is equally the best and worst parts about being a reader.