Posts By: Jessica

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 »

May 16
Spring Brings an End to our Freshman Year of College

Spring Brings an End to our Freshman Year of College

Life, Literature 2

So Caylin and I totally disappeared off the face of the earth… But… we’re back now and things are going to be better than ever. I’ll tell you why: First of all, we just finished up our finals and ended our freshman year of college. Why does that matter? Well, we’re on summer break until next September and we’ll have so much more time to read and blog, and most of all, actually do things with our lives. College + poor time management skills = failure…. Read more »

Jan 01
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Life 3

Caylin and I would like to wish you all a fabulous New Year! We hope 2016 is a hell of lot better than 2015! 2015 was hard. That’s not to say it was all bad, but… eh. We did get some pretty fantastic new music, books, and TV shows, though. Check below to see some of my favorite things from 2015, and feel free to leave some of your favorite 2015 debuts in the comments! Favorite 2015 Books I explored poetry a… Read more »

Dec 19
Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Every time I find out Sarah Dessen is releasing a new book I freak out and get super excited… but of course these announcements are always wayyy too early and by the time the book is released I forget because clearly my memory is a mess. If you guys remember the giveaway we hosted a few weeks ago, the winner, Anjanette, choose Saint Anything as the prize, and it fortunately reminded me that I also wanted to read this book. (Anjanette,… Read more »

Dec 03
Blog Tour Review: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Blog Tour Review: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

4 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews 0

my review Truest is a book that will tug at your heart in many ways: there’s an adorable romance, a tragic accident, some complicated family situations, and fortunately, lots of humor to help us through the emotions. Westlin is a small town girl, and she seems to really love it. She has a fabulous boyfriend, a well respected family and father, and a small but close group of friends. She’s pretty content with life, even if she has no clue… Read more »