January 8, 2013

A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages by Kristin Chenoweth with Joni Rodgers

I’m a big fan of Tony award winning Broadway and Hollywood star Kristin Chenoweth, so I was really excited to learn that she had written an autobiography. Chenoweth is probably best known for starring in the musical Wicked and on television shows such as The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Glee, and GCB, to name a few. She’s also starred in movies and recorded albums.

A Little Bit Wicked tells the story of all the ups and downs in Chenoweth’s life, starting with her early days as an adopted child in Oklahoma and detailing the steps she took along the way to her successful career as an actress and singer. Kristin shares intimate details of her personal and professional life and discusses the lessons she’s learned while facing difficulties along the way.

I decided to listen to the audiobook version which is narrated by her (thanks to Julie at Book Hooked for putting this title on my radar!).  It was really fun to hear her narrate. There are also a couple guest narrators who pop in to tell their side of the story! I would recommend this book to fans of Chenoweth or those interested in musical theater and acting. It was fun to get a glimpse behind the scenes of Broadway and television.

January 2, 2013

2012 Stats & 2013 Goals

Favorite  bookish moment of 2012: Meeting the one and only Meg Cabot at my local Barnes and Noble! 

I completed my challenge of reading 100 books in 2012! I actually finished up with 113 books read (but for some reason it only shows 110 on my Goodreads challenge badge - oh well!). Out of curiosity I kept track of how many books I read of each format and also the source of my books. 

42 audiobooks
36 eBooks
35 print books

76 library books
28 books purchased
6 review books from Voices of Youth Advocates magazine
3 review books from NetGalley

I'm going to keep my goal at 100 books for 2013, and I'm also tracking how many pages I read (or hours I listen to of audiobooks). I'm only joining a few challenges. One is a genre challenge in which I can sample a variety of different types of books this year. Another is a presidential biography challenge (which is an ongoing challenge that doesn't have to be completed this year).

Did you reach your 2012 reading goals? What do you have planned for 2013?


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