I’m not sure how it happened, but clicking around Facebook I’ve started to see a few videos from Brad Mondo on the video tab. And then, once I watched a couple, now I see them ALL THE TIME. And I’m totally okay with it because I’m totally loving him and want to be his friend!
Here’s the premise: Brad is a hairstylist and watches people doing their own hair on YouTube and he comments on them.
I know, I know. It doesn’t sound super exciting. But I just LOVE Brad’s personality. He’s not a butthole at all and doesn’t roast the people. In fact, he’s pretty full of compliments for the most part.
I think this might have been the first video of his I watched… and it sucked me down the rabbit hole:
Isn’t he just the cutest thing?!
You can find his YouTube channel here. I did notice that when I watch his videos on Facebook they are much shorter than his YouTube channel version (basically the beginning and end are chopped off). I prefer the shorter versions, so I’ll keep checking him out on Facebook.
Have you been sucked down a video rabbit hole recently?
I’ve been trying to do a better job of keeping track of the books I read this year. As I finish each book, I post it with a few words of a review on my Instagram stories. Then on a monthly basis I update my “2020 Books” saved story with a running tally of all my tiny reviews so far. Earlier this week, I shared two TV shows I’m watching and loving, in case you are stuck at home within nothing to do. So now, I’m sharing my favorite books of 2020 out of the 20 that I’ve read so far!
I understand that borrowing books from your library may not be an option right now (ours is closed for the foreseeable future), so I’ve provided an Amazon Kindle link for each book. For anyone who doesn’t have a Kindle, you can read the book directly on your laptop. Or — of course — you can order a paperback/hardback version to be delivered to your door.
I’ve also decided at this point to only recommend books that didn’t bum me out – as we all need a little extra happiness right now.
Amazon synopsis: Kailyn Flowers was always calm,
rational, and controlled–until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes,
the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the
unthinkable: She became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or
may not have included professing her undying love. And oddly, he didn’t run
away. In fact, their meet cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of
course, she never saw his betrayal coming, either… Now Dax needs her help. As
guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he’s in way over his head. And though
Kailyn hasn’t forgiven Dax, she isn’t heartless enough to make him fend for
himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates,
and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she
possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over
Amazon synopsis: From a New York Times
best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a
hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the
scenes of a therapist’s world—where her patients are looking for answers (and
so is she).
My tiny review: So, so, so good. And thought
provoking. I’d have to take a break every couple chapters to let it soak in.
This is the latest book in the Shelby Nichols series and I
can honestly say I’ve loved the whole series. Even better, if you are a Kindle
Unlimited subscriber all the books in the series can be read for FREE!
Amazon synopsis: Trouble follows Shelby Nichols. Why
wouldn’t it? She works for a mob boss. And the police. A desperate call from a
friend in need turns Shelby’s life upside down. Someone is out to prove that
Shelby is a fake, marking her for murder. How far will they go?
My tiny review: I love the Shelby Nichols series and
this one was great!
Amazon synopsis: Bailey Moore is finally getting to
live on her own terms. After a fierce battle with cancer, she’s ready to do all
the things she never dared to before, like sail the Greek Islands and explore
Europe’s castles. Her first new adventure brings her to Cedar Ridge Resort, a
ski lodge in the Colorado Rockies. Bailey quickly discovers that following her
No Regrets List won’t be easy. It doesn’t offer instructions for how to deal
with a suffocating mother or an ex-fiancé who doesn’t want to let her go. Her
list also doesn’t include falling for the lodge’s swoon-worthy head of ski
patrol, Hud Kincaid, and his boisterous, kindhearted family.
My tiny review: Loved it! Perfect romance with a bit
Amazon synopsis: Emily knew there would be strings
attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for
the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could
anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire
alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable
schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds
it impossible to stop thinking about him?
My tiny review: Loved it so much and it took me back
to my days working at the Maryland Renaissance Festival!
Amazon synopsis: Nashville Legends second baseman
Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a
humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his
cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained
relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride
and fear get the better of him. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help
from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top
alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting
the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a
lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find
his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.
My tiny review: This is my favorite book of the year
so far. Super funny and touching and romantic and sexy!
Amazon synopsis: Rosie and Dominic Vega are the
perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well,
they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the
ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great
provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be
found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and
pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of
love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.
My tiny review: A couple with a broken marriage
trying to find their way back together. And holy tamales is it spicy!
Amazon Synopsis: When freelance writer Nikole
Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his
bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the
hard part—they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her
name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed
fans… At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and
rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes
viral and Nik’s social media blows up—in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds
of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so
she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic
sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has
to be smart enough to put on the brakes.
My tiny review: LOVED IT! Great storyline and really
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On Monday, I told you what I’m doing to keep from stressing myself
out when it comes to Coronavirus. Well today, I’m sharing two TV shows that I’m
currently watching and loving. That way, if you’re stuck at home in quarantine
or self-quarantine you have a couple recommendations to add to your viewing
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
This is a new show on NBC that I’ve been watching and it’s filling the hole in my heart left after Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ended. Zoey is a computer coder who through an unusual event in the first episode suddenly hears the innermost thoughts of people… in SONG. Like, full-on dance numbers. Here is a great little taste of it:
Since it is on television on Sunday nights (and I don’t have cable), I get my Zoey fix by going straight to the NBC website on Monday night. You can find the first 6 episodes of it here for free: https://www.nbc.com/zoeys-extraordinary-playlist
You guys, I watched one episode of this show for literally no reason at all on my lunchbreak… and then BOOM I was addicted. I have been hungerly binging on Lucifer episodes ever since. There are FOUR seasons of episodes currently on Netflix, the show was renewed for a 5th season (also on Netflix) and there is talk of it getting a 6th season too. It’s goooooooood.
I just finished the third season over the weekend, so don’t
spoil me on what’s coming!
Have you been watching Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist or Lucifer?
Do you also wish people would start singing to you and dancing around – while staying
6 feet away at all times, of course?
Pssssst: I’ll be sharing what books I’ve been reading in 2020 on Thursday, in case you’re more of a reader.