Sunday Lineup (01.24.2021)

Hey everybody! I’m super sleepy so this will be really quick….


Year of Yes // by Shonda Rhimes


She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today. Her iconic characters live boldly and speak their minds. So who would suspect that Shonda Rhimes is an introvert? That she hired a publicist so she could avoid public appearances? That she suffered panic attacks before media interviews?

With three children at home and three hit television shows, it was easy for Shonda to say she was simply too busy. But in truth, she was also afraid. And then, over Thanksgiving dinner, her sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. Shonda knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her.

This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.

Why did I choose this:

I’ve been having a lot of fun with my Peloton app workouts and one of their series is a collaboration with Shonda Rhimes for a Year of Yes workout series. I’ve been struggling with reading a bit but this sounded perfect to get me motivated and excited again.

Current Thoughts:

I’m only a few chapters in but it’s so relatable already that it’s kind of scary!


We Came, We Saw, We Left // by Charles Wheelan


I’ve only read a couple chapters but I’m really enjoying it. He has a good sense of humor.


The Mask of Mirrors // by M. A. Carrick


I stuck to the audiobook this week and it helped me move through a lot more of the book since I was listening while doing paperwork at home. I struggled for a little bit at the beginning but am really glad I stuck it out so far. While this isn’t a perfect book, there are definitely some stunning parts to this story and I’m eagerly looking forward to more.

Nymeria likes to cheer me on from the sidelines while I’m working out. She’s almost always around when I do any type of class. I’m pretty sore and sleepy so I’m going to head to bed already. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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