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Money Shot by Christa Faust

(Angel Dare, #1)


It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she'd been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she'll get to the bottom of what's been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way...

"Coming back from the dead isn't as easy as they make it seem in the movies."

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

(No Series)

For readers of Lena Dunham, Allie Brosh and Roxane Gay, this funny, poignant, daringly honest collection of personal essays introduces Mara Wilson—the former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire—as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female

Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place: as the only child on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, the sole clinically depressed member of the cheerleading squad, a valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and one of the few former child actors who has never been in jail or rehab. Tackling everything from how she first learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to losing her mother at a young age, to getting her first kiss (or was it kisses?) on a celebrity canoe trip, to not being “cute” enough to make it in Hollywood, these essays tell the story of one young woman’s journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. But they also illuminate a universal struggle: learning to accept yourself, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Exquisitely crafted, revelatory, and full of the crack comic timing that has made Mara Wilson a sought-after live storyteller and Twitter star, Where Am I Now? introduces a witty, perceptive, and refreshingly candid new literary voice.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do After Reading Them

Based on a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do After Reading Them

This is going to take some thinking.

And then there were None - No, I don't want to be murdered or take part in an actual murder investigation. What these mysteries did though was make me crave going on one of those Mystery trains - it sounds so fun! We're going to try and go in December this year finally.

On What Grounds - These books made me want to try creative coffee blends and baking with espresso. I did try the Espresso brownie recently which was delicious.

Harry Potter Series - I sadly can't go to Hogwarts, but it made me think how neat it would be to exist at a form or school for awhile where friends act as roomates and the full day is fun classes. Ah, I missed out with education experiences.

Fevre Dream - I don't want to go on steamboats, as cool as they were, but these books made me itch for traveling via the sae.

Cirque Du Freak - One of many books that made me want to go to a real freak show.

Dead Until Dark - It may sound silly, but Sookie made working in a bar/restaurant in a small town seem so fun!

The Lunatic Cafe - Made me want to see a play at an old theatre

Pale Demon - Their car trip didn't go as planned, but it made me look forward to a long car trip through states with friends

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death - This book and many others makes living in a cottage in a small town sound like a fun time.

Charms and Chocolate Chips - Makes me want to own a bakery and bookstore

What have books inspired you to do?