Posts By: Jessica

Aug 07
July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

July: I’ve Been a Busy Bee, Let’s Catch Up

Life 4

WHAT EVEN HAPPENED TO JULY. I looked at the calendar today and noticed that it was August 4th (as I’m writing anyway), and HOW?! July was absolutely insane. I have much to tell. More than you probably care to read about. BUT here goes. LIFE STUFF IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH MY FISH It has truly become a hobby and I love them as if they’re my children. BUT ON TO THE GOOD NEWS, I woke up two weeks… Read more »

Aug 03
Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

1 Stars, DNF, Reviews 1

DNF Review. I could would not finish this book. I was excited to read this because I thought it’d be a fun and dramatic romance that I would love, and I’ve heard good things about Colleen Hoover so I was eager to see what the buzz was about. However, this book was a HUGE disappointment. Even worse, it made me feel all gross and uncomfortable and angry. BLAH. The felt repulsed by the characters and their actions and I WILL RANT… Read more »

Jul 17
Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Mosquitoland was… something.  Possible spoilers ahead, read with caution. I mean, for the first half of the book I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING. This girl, Mim, overheard her father and stepmom talking to her principal and then decides to steal money from her stepmom and travel across the country to Ohio to visit her sick mother (except we don’t actually know what’s wrong with her). She just RUNS AWAY. Doesn’t ask any questions or anything. NOPE. Running away is… Read more »

Jul 12
Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

Poetry Talk: Wrong Side of a Fistfight by Ashe Vernon

5 Stars, Reviews 0

So this was going to be a review but then I realized that poetry is… different than novels. Not quite sure how to review it, ya know. BUT I’m going to pretend like I do and see how it goes. So the title says Poetry Talk, but it’s really like a discussion/review/blabbering. It’s gonna be GOOD.  So while I love pretty words and metaphors and all that, poetry was never something I loved. Mostly because a lot of poetry takes a few reads and… Read more »

Jul 09
My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

My Blog Broke and Other Fun Happenings

Life 10

So my blog sort of broke. It kind of just had a brain fart or something. It just decided to stop functioning for some reason. Well a part of it did, anyway. I don’t know. The other day I noticed I wasn’t getting any email notifications from my blog, like for comments or for new subscribers or anything like that (including the emails for lost passwords – which is scary). So I did some researching on google and after several hours found that my… Read more »

Jul 05
Oh No! I’ve Forgotten How to Blog

Oh No! I’ve Forgotten How to Blog

Life 8

After reading Jessi’s post on Novel Heartbeat, read it here, about why being inactive sucks and about how hard it is to get back into blogging, I decided to talk about how I’ve been feeling in regards to blogging, too. Are reviews boring? For starters, since I’ve been trying to blog again, all I’ve posted is reviews and it doesn’t feel like enough. Which is crazy. This is, after all, a book blog and I love that. I don’t want… Read more »

Jun 24
Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

2 Stars, Reviews 8

Possible spoilers ahead… So, I keep seeing blurbs and descriptions advertising this book as having a “riveting dystopian world,” of being a “thrilling superhero story” (both on the back blurb of my paperback copy) and of being a “dystopian thriller” (on wikipedia)… however, that’s not really accurate. I mean, yeah the world is dystopian, and the main character can kill people by touching them can I please have this power, and mayyybeee that makes it a dystopian thriller. But in my opinion, it… Read more »

Jun 22
Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 4

First of all, I apologize for any and all spoilers. It was unavoidable. Second, I also apologize for the excessive use of gifs in this post. I got excited. I couldn’t help myself. Third, Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is book was perfection and I don’t know what to do with my life now that I’ve finished it and there’s no more books (except prequels/etc its not the same *cries*)! Someone send help. Cress left us with so many loose ends, and I was genuinely concerned… Read more »

Jun 21
Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3 Stars, Reviews 0

After having read all of Sarah Dessen’s books, thinking back on them, This Lullaby was different. Remy, our main character, was bold and daring which contrasts a bit with the usual protagonist we see in Dessen’s work. At first, I thought that maybe I was just overthinking the differences since it’s been awhile since I’ve read her other works, but while skimming her website, Sarah says something similar about Remy being different for her too.  I thought this was kind of… Read more »

Jun 12
Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Okay, so before writing this review, I spent an hour googling and obsessing over Sherman Alexie. As I mentioned in my last post, I was introduced to this book by my English professor who showed my class an interview of Alexie, which I enjoyed and you should definitely check it out if you can, and then recommended I read this book as an introduction to Alexie’s work. So I did, and I absolutely loved it… and it resulted in me… Read more »