Posts By: Jessica

Nov 10
Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

Review: MARY: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan

4 Stars, Reviews 6

In an odd coincidence I ended up reading this book in bed while, across the room, Caylin was watching the Bloody Mary episode of Supernatural… and yet I was the only one who ended up having a nightmare three hours later. Go figure. Which leads to the obvious statement that this book is terrifying! Not only did I have nightmares, but I was freaked out for several hours after every time I would read this book. Warning: Do NOT read this at night… Read more »

Nov 03
Dirty Dancing: Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!

Dirty Dancing: Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!

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Nobody puts Baby in a corner. If you’ve read my about page, you probably know that I absolutely adore Dirty Dancing! It’s one of my favorite movies and has been since I was a little girl. I grew up watching it with my Grandma and my Mom, and it has so much mostly nostalgic meaning for me. When I was younger, I just loved the music and the dancing and the energy of all of it, and I still do. But now that I’m… Read more »

Oct 30
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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So I have a funny or really sad story to tell you all. The other day I was watching The Walking Dead on AMC, and of course the channel was advertising their Fear Feast movie event. In the advertisement, they showed a few flashes from the movie Halloween (1978).  At that point I had already been wanting to watch this movie because it’s one of my favorite movies to watch this season, and I managed to impulse-buy three movies from this… Read more »

Oct 21
Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

5 Stars, Reviews 6

I don’t know if any of you guys know this, but I have a very big dream to one day go on a road trip. And I don’t mean the kind with your parents and your annoying siblings where the entire trip is family orientated and planned down to the very last detail. Don’t get me wrong, I love those kind too, but I want to go on a road trip alone or with friends where it’s spontaneous and adventurous and just… focused on… Read more »

Oct 18
Fall Giveaway!

Fall Giveaway!

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Hey guys! Caylin and I are excited to announce that we are doing a Fall themed giveaway here on the blog. I figured that because I never got a chance to do a giveaway for Strung Out On Books’ blogiversary, I might as well do one for my favorite season. Caylin thought it was a great idea as well, so here we are. Fall is our favorite season for many, many reasons: Halloween, sweaters, chilly weather, scary movies, spooky books,… Read more »

Oct 13
Let’s Catch Up: College and Halloween Fun!

Let’s Catch Up: College and Halloween Fun!

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Hello, everyone! I’m going to be posting regularly again, although I am quite busy so it might not be as frequent as I’d like, which I hinted at it the other day when I introduced Caylin to the blog. If you missed our last post, be sure to head over and say hi to the newest blogger here at Strung Out On Books. Life has been pretty intense lately with classes and work and homework ahhhh but regardless of that I’ve been… Read more »

Jul 02
Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

Review: That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

4 Stars, Reviews 4

**There maybe might be spoilers… it’s kind of hard to discuss this book without spoilers, so… you’ve been warned.** I was expecting this book to be emotional, but mostly I was expecting it to make me sad like The Outsiders did. I guess in a way it did make me sad, but it made me more angry than anything, and incredibly annoyed. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.” Bryon… Read more »

Jun 17
Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Ask the Passengers is funny and honest, and an experience I will never forget. While it doesn’t exactly tackle anything new, the style and voice of A.S. King is unique and perfect. Add that to her ability to weave in a bit of magic, and it’s hard to doubt that Ask the Passengers is anything but original. Astrid Jones is struggling. Her family… well, it’s safe to say it sucks, her friends are pushy, and her town is small. Small-minded, mostly,… Read more »

Jun 16
It’s Been Five Thousand Years!

It’s Been Five Thousand Years!

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Okay, maybe not five thousand years. But it has been months since I’ve posted or done anything blog related. And I am so sorry! Please forgive me! How have you guys been? I’ve been alright. To catch everyone up, March was Strung Out On Books’ blogiversary (and my birthday!) which I unfortunately missed. I planned on doing a giveaway, but since that’s passed already I’ve been thinking of a new occasion to host a giveaway. I’m thinking a it’s-finally-summer giveaway could be… Read more »

Feb 14
Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

4 Stars, Reviews 3

plot The Distance Between Us was funny, sweet, and somewhat emotional. Caymen Meyers lives day to day working in her mother’s Doll Store because they can’t afford to hire any additional employees. When Caymen’s favorite customer sends her grandson, Xander, in to pick up a doll for her, a new relationship between the two starts to bloom. characters Caymen was smart, witty, and so sarcastic! It was wonderful and hilarious! I love sarcastic characters! I loved pretty much everything about Caymen, except… Read more »