Posts By: Jessica

Feb 25
Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 5

My Review ♥ Jennifer Niven HAS to be one of my new favorite authors. I’m actually pretty sure that I said this, or at least thought this, after reading All the Bright Places, but it is absolutely true now that I’ve read two of her books and completely adored them. After reading AtBP, I expected this book to be SAD, and there were definitely sad aspects of this book and tragic stuff, but overall, Holding Up the Universe has a super… Read more »

Feb 18
Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ I didn’t expect to like A List of Cages quite as much as I did, but I really enjoyed it and all the emotions it induced. Adam and Julian have the kind of mentor/friend relationship that most people long for. Adam is a senior in high school who takes Julian, a quiet fourteen year old, under his wing. Adam was previously partnered with Julian in elementary school as reading buddies, and when Julian startes seeing (or ditching,… Read more »

Feb 14
Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

Bookish Lists 4

Valentine’s Day is a super weird, sort of not real but somehow still celebrated holiday… that was a mouth full of a sentence. Anyway, while V-Day is super awkward but cute, and not at all meant to be take seriously, here are some books to get you in the romantic mood… or well, not. Whether you’re celebrating the day or trying to pretend it doesn’t exist, you’re sure to find a book to help get you in the right mindset. 5 Books… Read more »

Feb 10
Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Discussion 6

Today I have for you a list of book blogging misconceptions that often lead to a myriad of people thinking that blogging is somehow just a hobby. While it is my unacheived goal (dream) to have an audience that is not merely composed of friends and other bloggers, I’m writing this post to all the people who undervalue and misunderstand blogging and book bloggers as a community. Obviously some bloggers do consider blogging to just be a hobby, but for the most part… Read more »

Feb 01
BELAGANA-BELAZANA: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation

BELAGANA-BELAZANA: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation

Blog Tour 0

Q&A with T. Lloyd Winetsky Can you tell us more about your background in teaching? Forty years in teaching and administration, K-12, some college and several years in adult education. Various subjects, but mostly English, ESL, Spanish, and Bilingual Ed. BELAGANA-BELAZANA is the fourth book in The American Teachers series, a line of fiction books that reveal a spectrum of intense issues that teachers face. What made you decide to start this series? Some teachers face those issues head on… Read more »

Jan 25
Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Literature 7

If you’re a bibliophile who is not reading literary magazines (or journals, etc) then you’re absolutely missing out! The fun of books and reading is devouring story after story, and typically in most books you only get one long (often fabulous- I am not discrediting novels) story. Don’t you want more!?  Literary journals offer collections of various short stories, poems, plays, excerpts, articles, interviews, essays, and sometimes art, comics, and lyrics as well. There’s so many options and so many different… Read more »

Jan 02
The Catfé Lounge: An Alternative Cat Shelter

The Catfé Lounge: An Alternative Cat Shelter

Life 3

Last month just before finals began, Caylin drove me and our friend Marcy to a place called the The Catfé Lounge in a city about a half hour away from our campus and it was WONDERFUL. Not only was it a great way to take a break from school for a couple hours before the stress of studying for finals set in, but it was also a brilliant way to spend time with furry, adorable cats and have a chance to support a… Read more »

Oct 23
Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

4 Stars, Reviews 5

We Are Still Tornadoes is about two childhood and high school best friends, Cath and Scott, and it is absolutely adorable! No, really. This book was SO CUTE. Ugh. Just… ALL OF THE RELATIONSHIPS! They were so good and authentic. Not just the romantic kind, but those too. We Are Still Tornadoes, written through a correspondence of letters between Cath and Scott, manages to capture the heart of every relationship they’ve both ever experienced, whether with each other, with their family members,… Read more »

Oct 18
Updates: WordPress Migration and College Life

Updates: WordPress Migration and College Life

Life 2

Surprise, Surprise Every couple of months I tend to do something wrong that results in me breaking my blog, to put it simply, and I’m sure no one is surprised that I’ve done it once again. For anyone familiar with website hosting, you probably know how expensive it can get, and if you’re not familiar with it: it’s about $150 per year. Which was not really all that affordable for me, a college student who only blogs as a hobby. So I… Read more »

Aug 10
Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Okay, so I downloaded this book as an e-ARC from Netgalley last year. LAST YEAR. And then I got busy and life happened, but I’ve been meaning to catch up on all my ARC’s, even if they’re ridiculously late. So here goes. Also, receiving this book from the publisher through Netgalley does not influence my opinion or my review, I promise. I LIKED THIS BOOK. Which was a relief after pretty much hating Maybe Someday. But for the first time… Read more »