Short & Tweet: The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn

Short & Tweet: The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn

Short and Tweet Reviews are my thoughts crammed into 140 characters or less. This is following in the footsteps of Kate from Midnight Book Girl and her format of the same name. Sometimes I want to say something about a book, but not enough for a full-fledged review. Short and Tweets make that possible. I will also include a little bit more in a Greater-Than-140 (characters) bit.
Short and Tweet Review
The Lion and the Rose was a great end … Keep Reading »

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

It seems that Landline is an acquired taste. Maybe that’s the wrong synonym. It’s polarizing. There are people on two opposite sides of the spectrum with regards to liking this book, with little grey area. I happen to be on the side that really enjoyed this latest from one of my favorite authors.
But.
Yes, there is a caveat. This is my least favorite of her works thus far. (I have yet to read Attachments, FYI.) I hope to … Keep Reading »

Choose Reading Challenge

Choose Reading Challenge

So, it’s been sufficiently established that my reading slump is on the mend. I’ve been reading quite a bit these days and it feels good. But blogging? That’s still a hit-and-miss sort of experience. I remember blogging all day, every day. I took my laptop to work and was working on the blog constantly, oftentimes forgoing work responsibilities in order to make that happen. I have been saying for months that I’m coming back, I’m … Keep Reading »

Make Something Monday: My YouTube Channel

Make Something Monday: My YouTube Channel

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
I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here…
In so many ways, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone. Let’s start at the beginning.
So, two and half years ago (yes, we’re going that far back), I posted a video to … Keep Reading »

Short & Tweet: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Short & Tweet: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Short and Tweet Reviews are my thoughts crammed into 140 characters or less. This is following in the footsteps of Kate from Midnight Book Girl and her format of the same name. Sometimes I want to say something about a book, but not enough for a full-fledged review. Short and Tweets make that possible. I will also include a little bit more in a Greater-Than-140 (characters) bit.

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I reviewed This is Not a Test in June of 2012. In an effort to rebuild my blog, I have decided to bring back some of my reviews.
When you hear “zombie” book, no matter what else is at the end of that sentence, one is automatically bombarded with images of brains, violence, failed attempts at survival and the use of the most imaginative weapons against a horde of the undead. This is Not a Test has … Keep Reading »

Discussions & Confessions – Falling Back in Love with Reading (with GIFs)

Discussions & Confessions – Falling Back in Love with Reading (with GIFs)

I’ve been talking about this for what feels like forever. Months, at least, though realistically, it’s probably been about a full year. What am I alluding to? My reading SLUMP, capitalization necessary. I am in a slump, a funk, a whatever-you-want-to-call-it. I want to want to read so badly, but most everything I pick up goes about 50 pages, or so and then back down. I don’t really want to commit the time to read … Keep Reading »