Reading Queue – April 2014

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Reading Queue – April 2014

Reading Queue is a monthly recap and TBR meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Books: A True Story and BookTasty. Pretty simple – make plans for reading in the coming month and recap the reads from the… previous month. I’m also going to add links to the reviews I posted in the previous month for your viewing pleasure. : )

March Recap

Every Day by David LevithanMe Before You by Jojo MoyesThe Taking by Kimberly DertingA Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin - currently reading Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton - currently reading March Review Recap The Taking by Kimberly Derting Me Before… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves (24)

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Stacking the Shelves (24)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews, where we basically showcase all the goodies (bookish, of course) that we receive each week. Talk about grow your TBR time! : )

Stacking the Shelves – the 24th Edition

These are the books I bought or received over the last week. My Kindle is officially full to the brim!

Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford (Kindle) Born of Illusion by Teri Brown (Kindle) Born of Deception by Teri Brown (eARC) – Thank you, Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss! The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer (eARC) – Thank you, Balzer + Bray… Read more »

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Reviewing Me Before You is going to be complicated. I can already tell. And that is for a multitude of reasons. The first is that I read this book in a completely different mindset than I might have otherwise because I had to read this book for a class I’m taking on special education. The second reason that this might be a complicated review is that I once again struggle with the enormity of being responsible for conveying just how much I adored this story. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to express that and convince you to read it for yourself, but I’m giving it my damnedest.

Me Before You is about a lot of things but at its core, this is… Read more »

Make Something Monday: A Wicked Shawlette

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Make Something Monday: A Wicked Shawlette

A weekly post here on Jessie Marie Reads where I show what I’ve been crafting up lately. Usually cross-stitch or knitting updates, but you never know. Want more frequent crafty updates? Follow me on Instagram – @jessiedoesstuff

So, as promised, I’m back with another Make Something Monday, but this week will be about knitting. I picked up knitting at the end of 2013 on a whim. I hated it at first because I was terrible at it and just couldn’t figure o

This project I started in the middle of February with a goal deadline of March 14th. That didn’t happen. ut the hand motions. My “projects” turned out terribly and I was so frustrated. But I kept at it because I couldn’t stand the… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves (23)

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Stacking the Shelves (23)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews, where we basically showcase all the goodies (bookish, of course) that we receive each week. Talk about grow your TBR time! : )

Stacking the Shelves – the 23rd Edition

These are the books I bought or received over the last several weeks.

The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn (paperback) The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn (paperback) Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (paperback) Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (hardback) Half-Bad by Sally Green (hardback) The Taking by Kimberly… Read more »

The Taking by Kimberly Derting

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The Taking by Kimberly Derting

The Taking, for me, was my first Kimberly Derting experience. While I have the first book in her beloved Body Finder series, I have yet to pick it up. However, I received a copy of The Taking from the publisher via a GoodReads First Reads win. After hearing from several that this was an action-packed, fun and exciting adventure, I immediately began reading after tearing through the packaging. While I agree that The Taking was fun and (at times) exciting and action-packed, I suffered a marked level of disconnect and felt that the story fell somewhat flat before crashing to a halt.

The Taking tells the story of Kyra, a 16-year-old girl who gets into an argument with her father, storms off into the desert,… Read more »

Make Something Monday: Curl Up

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Make Something Monday: Curl Up

A weekly post here on Jessie Marie Reads where I show what I’ve been crafting up lately. Usually cross-stitch or knitting updates, but you never know. Want more frequent crafty updates? Follow me on Instagram – @jessiedoesstuff

So, back in 2013, I attempted to start a series called Beyond the Books where I talked about me… beyond the books. My first post was about my cross-stitching which is a needle art that I picked up around this time last year. Since that post, I haven’t posted another Beyond the Books. Why? I haven’t the slightest idea. But I’ve decided to revisit that idea later on and reinvent the wheel instead, so to speak. So, each Monday, I’m going to show progress I’ve made… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves (22)

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Stacking the Shelves (22)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews, where we basically showcase all the goodies (bookish, of course) that we receive each week. Talk about grow your TBR time! : )

Stacking the Shelves – the 22nd Edition

These are the books I bought or received over the last several weeks.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (paperback) Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (paperback) I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb (Kindle) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (audio) The Maze Runner by James Dashner (audio) The Way of KingsRead more »