Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Book number one of 2016... check! My sister gave me this book for Christmas, and I read almost the entire thing in one afternoon. If you love Mindy Kaling like I do (i.e. a lot), then you will definitely love this book.

I read her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns),  in 2014. While it was an enjoyable read, I remember being sort of... underwhelmed. Yes, it was funny, but it was so lighthearted that I didn't feel like I learned much about Mindy on a personal level.

Why Not Me? is similar to her first book in that it is a collection of short essays about different experiences from her life. However, this time around she not only writes with more substance, but she also ends the book with some pretty inspirational advice about self-confidence. She covers topics such as her struggle with body image, her "weird as hell" relationship with BJ Novak, and her struggle with confidence when she first started out as a writer for The Office.

There were more than a handful of moments when I actually laughed out loud while reading this book; so much so that my dad actually came into the living room at one point to ask me why I was laughing so much.

I gave this book a 5/5 rating on Goodreads, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for a humorous read. Also, if you have never watched her Hulu original show The Mindy Project, I definitely recommend you check it out! It is one of my all-time favorites, and every friend I've recommended it to is now obsessed.

Next up... Yes Please by Amy Poehler.


Hello, it's me.

Hello, blogging world. It's good to be back. For those of you who don't know me, I used to blog regularly back in high school but quickly fell away from it once I started college. I already rambled about myself in my About page, so I suggest you read that before I continue.

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Okay, you're back. I'm assuming you read about me and my goals for 2016 by now. I'm glad you're caught up.

Today is January 12, 2016. I'm still at home on winter break, which has mostly consisted of sleeping in until 10 every morning and lounging around the house all day. In my defense, I came home from Vegas with a terrible cold and double ear infection. I haven't exactly been in good condition to be productive.

I do have a gym membership (see Goal #1), so I have been running at the gym 3-4 days per week now that my illnesses have cleared up. I've also started reading Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (see Goal #2) which was a Christmas gift from my sister.

my winter break in a photo

My love for Mindy Kaling grows more by the day. I read her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), last year and loved it. I'm so obsessed with her TV show The Mindy Project that I purchased a Hulu account to watch it when it was canceled from Fox. This book is living up to my expectation so far. The woman can do no wrong.

As I mentioned in my About page, this blog is simply a place for me to share my life during my last two semesters of college. If you're interested in reading about college shenanigans, half marathon training, good books, and my nearly non-existent love life, then I suggest you stick around. I expect 2016 to be one eventful year.