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Almost Interesting by David Spade

“FYI, this book is not that serious. This is meant to be read when super bored, then forgotten fifteen minutes later. It could be read cover-to-cover during one medium-to-severe case of diarrhea.”

Well one thing is for sure, David Spade was right, this book was not that serious…this audiobook was hilarious! And it was not forgotten 15 minutes later.

I knew of David Spade only from his role in Rules of Engagement where I thought he was hilarious. I saw this book on Audible, and when I saw Spade was the narrator…I had to try it. And I’m so glad I did!

First off, I had no idea that he is the brother in law of Kate Spade! Or that he had been in so many different shows and movies. I only knew him from Rules of Engagement. Now, I definitely want to watch the shows and movies that he talked about in this book, especially Tommy Boy and SNL.

I thought this book was hilarious and with him as the narrator….you will be laughing the entire time. I love how honest he is about himself and how he never tries to make himself seem better than he is. If anything, he should be giving himself more praise than he does! His stories are hilarious and his self-deprecating humor makes you laugh as well. 

I highly highly recommend this audiobook. Unless you get offended by cursing or some mild crude humor…..then definitely don’t listen to it.

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Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

Kate Brian wrote a wonderful story in this book. Here is Amazon’s descripton


When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father’s friend — the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan’s army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.
Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she’ll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in…
Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys
Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.
Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.
Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.
Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.
Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I’m thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.
Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.
Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush — on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door — and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?


This book was a very quick and hilarious read. For a girl who claims to be very inexperienced, and can barely talk to boys, Megan learns very quickly. She is able to draw Miller out of his shell, learns how to stand up to the boys, and is even able to dethrone the queen of the soccer team. She does all of this just by being herself and without being mean.

I love that her and Finn kissed. I would have been very disappointed if she had ended up with Evan, and I am very glad that it ended up being Finn. I also love that she connected with Sean over the motorcycles.

She even went out of her way to save Doug from being suspended, or expelled, even though he had never said one nice word to her.

My issues with the book:

  • How was she able to convince her parents to let her stay with the McGowan’s after she told them she wanted to go to Korea. Most parents would at least want an explanation and there was no mention of any in this book.
  • Does she end up with Finn? Do they kiss again? Do his parents let them date?
  • What happens next?! The ending was way too vague.