What Norma’s Listening To

Yes PleaseYes Please by Amy Poehler

From Goodreads:  Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation? Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies, so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy’s one-liners?

If your answer to these questions is “Yes Please!” then you are in luck. In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice. With chapters like “Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend,” “Plain Girl Versus the Demon” and “The Robots Will Kill Us All” Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.

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Short review by Norma: Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22)Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  February 6 to 8, 2017

TRICKY TWENTY-TWO is another fun, easy and fast read that had me laughing out loud quite a few times! I have read every other book in this series and I still find myself looking forward to reading the next to see what happens to my favourite bounty hunter and her men! These books can be a little bit repetitive and predictable but that doesn’t really matter to me. I am invested in these characters and this series so I will see it to the end whenever JANET EVANOVICH chooses to do so.

I liked the ending……

I am looking forward to reading the next book, Turbo Twenty-Three.

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Thoughts by Brenda: The One Man By Andrew Gross

The One ManThe One Man by Andrew Gross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read February 3 to 7 2017

I really enjoyed The One Man! What a great idea for a thriller! For me it was an exciting, unique and an interesting historical thriller.

The One Man is a tale of one man, Nathan Blum, who is sent on a heroic and courageous mission to rescue one man, electromagnetic physics professor Alfred Mendl from a concentration camp. Blum was only given 72 hours to find and rescue Mendl. Blum’s determination to make a difference had me rooting even more for his success as he raced against time to complete his mission.

The tension built for me as we learned about the evil and danger in the camp through the perspective of Alfred and the brilliant young man Leo who he befriended and trusted. The danger increases as the tale takes twists and turns and that had my heart pounding and I was racing to the finish to find out how it ends.

The One Man was a suspenseful, emotionally and a thrilling read for me. I highly recommend it.

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