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Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, MaybePublisher: Ballantine Books
Author: Lauren Graham
Genre: Fiction Contemporary
Review Source: Netgalley/Ballantine Books

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!

Summary: (Goodreads)
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Meanwhile, she dreams of doing “important” work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It’s hard to tell if she’ll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won’t call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.

My Review:
Someday, Someday, Maybe is roughly based off of Graham’s own experiences trying to break into the New York acting scene during the 1990s. The characters grew as the book goes on, which you come to love them. I didn’t realize how much goes into the acting business till I started digging deeper into the book, and wow!
Getting to know Franny is a real treat. Lauren definitely did her justice. Once you get to know Franny, you would be captivated into her journey. You really see Franny growing as the book goes on.
A very enjoyable read, even if it took me awhile to enjoy it. It wasn’t something that got me right from go, but I am so glad I stuck it out! Lauren is amazing in her writing, like it could be ranked up there with her acting! I didn’t know about this book till I seen Lauren on Ellen and she was talking about her book.
I truly enjoyed it, and I know you would to!

About the Author:
Lauren Graham an American actress, producer, and debut novelist best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman on Parenthood. She has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free from NetGalley/Ballantine Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Stacking the Shelves (2)

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews,  is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

So, I went back over the last two weeks (yeah, I know, I just done this Meme last week, but hey, I am just getting this blog started) and added everything I have on my Kindle App (can’t wait till I can get my Kindle! It is hard to read NetGalley’s ebooks on my phone), or that I have won/bought. Man, I got a lot of reading to do! I hope you enjoy the titles below, maybe you will find something you haven’t heard of it. Wishing you Happy Reading!

Upcoming for Reviews: NetGalley/BFB/Author
Someday, Someday, Maybe

Spellbinding by Maya Gold (NetGalley/Scholastic Inc.) e-book
Once Upon a Time by Debbie Macomber (NetGalley/Howard Books) e-book
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (NetGalley/Random House) e-book
I’ll Take What She Has by Samantha Wilde (NetGalley/Random House) e-book
Randy The Raindrop by Patty Wiese (Author) Print
Live and Let Die by Bianca Sloane (Author) e-book

Bought/Freebies last 2 weeks:
My Temporary Life
Reaching the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux (Amazon) e-book
Careful What You Wish For… by Paula Millhouse (Amazon) e-book
Tangled Beauty by K.L. Middleton (Amazon) e-book
Reinventing Claire by Darian Wilk (Amazon) e-book
Silent Screams by Annette Gisby (Smashwords) e-book
Jordan’s Battle by E.A West e-book
Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance e-book
My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie (Amazon) e-book
Cautious by Elizabeth Nelson (Amazon) e-book
UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn (Amazon) e-book
Watched by Cindy M Hogan (Amazon) e-book
Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater (Amazon) e-book
Unbound by Cat Miller (Amazon) e-book
All For Anna by Nicole Deese (Amazon) e-book
Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly (Amazon) e-book
Close to You by Kate Perry (Amazon) e-book
Planning For Love by Christi Barth (Amazon) e-book

Won/Gifted over the past 2 weeks:
consequences-truth
Truth/Consequence by Aleatha Romig – Signed Paperbacks @Brittany
When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart @ Patricia Print
Three Elements of Sorcery Series by Chris Kellen @Chris e-books
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier @Bea Print
A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles @Cara e-book
Frankie & Delilah by Francesca-Anna Daniels & Delilah Borden @Goodreads Print
The Keeper of the Dawn by J.B. Hickman e-book
One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy @Momo e-book
The love of my (other) Life by Traci L. Slatton @Nightstandnovels e-book

Past Week In Review:
Stacking the Shelves
Hair Spray, High Heels, & Second Hand Smoke by Frank Meyner
Fun: Versatile Blogger Award
Starring Jules #1: Starring Jules (as Herself) by Beth Ain
Meme: Teaser Tuesday
Lord, I Give You This Day by Kay Arthur
Meme: Friday Finds
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

What are you adding to your shelf this week!? Either comment or leave your link so I can check out your list, too.
Thanks for stopping by!