Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe

I have always been vaguely aware of Rob Lowe, but it has only been within the last two months or so that I have developed a full-blown crush on the man. This is largely due to my recent binge-watching of the entire Parks and Recreation series, paired with Lowe’s new Direct TV commercials. Both are amazing. Other than that, the only things I knew about Rob Lowe were that he played my favorite character in the mini-series based on The Stand (LOVE Nick Andros) and that at one time, he was involved in some sort of sex scandal. Deciding that it was high time that I learned more about this man, I purchased his book. Continue reading “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe”

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The Walking Dead, Episode 404: “Indifference”

Episode 404 is titled “Indifference,” probably because that’s how most viewers felt when the episode was finally over. My first thought was, “I am so happy this episode is over so I can go to sleep.” Sleep? I used to be so wired after an episode of The Walking Dead that sleep was an impossibility. Now I struggle to keep my eyes open as another melodramatic soap opera episode drags on and on and on. Even Carol didn’t care when Rick kicked her out of the group – she was happy to get out of there! That’s exactly how I feel on Thursdays when I watch my Tivo’ed episode of Coven; I am simply overjoyed by the fact that I am not watching The Walking Dead. Continue reading “The Walking Dead, Episode 404: “Indifference””

The Shining by Stephen King

As you may or may not know, this past Tuesday marked a momentous day in literary history. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – thirty-six years after The Shining first hit bookstores, we have finally been presented with its long-awaited sequel, Doctor Sleep. You can expect a review of this novel in upcoming weeks, but in the meantime, I thought that a re-read of the 1977 classic was in order. Continue reading “The Shining by Stephen King”

The Good House by Ann Leary

During the Salem Witch Trials, Sarah Good was accused and convicted of witchcraft (also of note, she was referred to as “Goody Good,” which I find pretty darn funny). Over 300 years later, one of Goody’s descendants, Hildy, is also the victim of a witch hunt, or so she would have us believe. Hildy, on the heels of an intervention and a stint in rebab, is now clean, sober, and back to selling houses. Well, she does indulge in a few glasses of wine each night, but wine doesn’t count. She’s not even sure why her daughters held the intervention anyway – she is clearly not an alcoholic. Regardless, Hildy has decided that even though she does not have a drinking problem, it’s best that she drink only in the privacy of her home now to keep the rumor mill at bay. Increasingly, though, she shares her nightly wine ritual with town newcomer Rebecca McAllister, who has a barrage of her own problems. Continue reading “The Good House by Ann Leary”