Health Hiatus

Hey guys,

Just wanted to pop in to let you all know that I’m taking a health hiatus for a bit. I’m not sure how long to be honest. I went to the ER yesterday and they gave me some medicine which is causing horrific migraines. I’m at a loss for what to do. I could use all the love and prayers you have to send ❤ thanks for supporting me and my blog. I hope to be back soon!! ((Hugs))

-Jessica

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Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry Blog Tour and ARC Review

From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Synopsis:

“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Review:

A huge thank you to Inkslinger PR and Harlequin Teen for providing me with a copy in exchange for a honest review. I was also thrilled to be accepted on the Blog Tour. It’s my first tour ever and I truly appreciate the opportunity.

I think this book is on a deeper level than I anticipated. It’s not puppies and kittens, it’s real emotions and hardships. I think I thought it would be this lighthearted love story but it’s so much more than that. We have Ellison aka Elle who is the daughter of a Governor who has created a second chance program for teens who’ve previously been in some type of trouble. The program is there to help the teens get on the right path and not end up going straight from high school to jail. Enter Hendrix aka Drix. Hendrix pleaded guilty to a crime and served his time. Drix was selected to be the face of the second chance program. Drix and Elle met by accident and formed a connection. Later on they realized who each other were….there the story begins.

The background stories for most of these characters broke my heart. I wanted to reach out to help them only to realize….they’re fictional characters. The writing really made me feel for these kids. I seriously want to adopt them all. One of my favorite relationships were Drix and his brother Axle. I felt their bond so strongly while reading. It literally jumped off the pages and into my heart. I loved their connection and how they are always there for each other constantly, without hesitation. They had their ups and downs like all siblings do, but at the core they would do anything for each other.

One of the main characters was Elle. Elle was constantly pressured to be perfect and composed at all times. I felt mentally exhausted just reading about it, I can’t imagine actually living that life day in and day out. Elle struggled with keeping who she truly was and the perfect persona that she showed the world separately. Sometimes those lines would blur and it was really hard on her. We see this inward battle of her trying to please her parents and everyone else while also trying to stay true to herself. She really was a great character who will stay with me.

As far as the relationship between Elle and Drix goes….without spoiling anything……I loved how Drix encouraged Elle to be her true self. He didn’t want her to put on an act for anyone. Drix thought the true Elle was this amazing person who didn’t need to be perfect/on point at any given moment. Now Drix did have his moments where I wanted to punch him in the arm for pushing Elle away and feeling like he wasn’t good enough for anyone or anything. We all struggle with those inner demons who constantly tell us our greatest fears over and over. Sometimes we listen and sometimes we overcome them. It’s just something we all have to deal with.

My rating for this book was 3.5 stars because for the first half of the book, I felt like not much happened. I kept waiting and waiting but it seemed we were stuck story line wise. About half way through is when the story picked up and started to gain momentum. Perhaps we needed the first half to lay the ground work for us to understand the characters and why they are the way they are? I’m not sure. It just dragged a bit too much for my liking. Now the second half, I really enjoyed. It made me adore this story. The action really gave it that push that I needed and from then on, I couldn’t put down the book. I read from 50% to the finish in one sitting. So overall, I enjoyed the book but wish the pacing was a bit different in the first half.


SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Excerpt:

~Ellison~

Sean points, and a woman in the back asks, “You never met Mr. Pierce before?”

I shake my head, and Sean gestures to the microphone. “No. I was playing a midway game earlier, and he ended up playing beside me, but then we went our separate ways. I left the game, and these guys started to harass me, and hen Hendrix asked if I needed help. I agreed, and he suggested we talk. He said that if the guys thought we were friends they would eventually lose interest, and they did. Hendrix played a game, and we talked until Andrew showed.”

“Andrew?” someone asks.

“Andrew Morton.” That causes enough of a stir that nervousness leaks into my bloodstream and makes my hands cold and clammy. Why is it that I feel that I said something terribly wrong?

“Are you and Andrew Morton friends?” someone else asks, and the question hits me in a sickening way. I name-dropped the grandson of the most powerful US Senator…the position my father is campaigning for. Sean is going to roast me alive.

“Yes. We’ve been friends for as long as I remember.” Friends, enemies, it’s all semantics at this point.

“Did you and Andrew Morton plan to attend the festival together?” Another reporter.

“Yes.”

“Were you on a date?” a woman asks.

My entire body recoils. “What?”

“Are you and Andrew Morton romantically involved?”

I become one of those bunnies who go still at the slightest sound. “I thought we were talking about Hendrix.”

“Did Mr. Pierce confront the men?”

Finally back on track. “No, he was adamant that there should be no violence.”

More questions and I put my hand in the air as I feel like I’m the one on trial. “Isn’t that the point?  Hendrix went through my dad’s program, and one of the first chances he had to make a good decision, he made one. We’re strangers, and he helped me without violence. That, to me, is success.” A few people nod their head, and because I don’t want to be done yet… “Mr. O’Bryan—grown men shouldn’t be following seventeen-year-old girls. I’m curious why you didn’t step in when I was being harassed. If you saw Hendrix and me together, then you know what happened, and it’s horrifying you didn’t help. Hendrix made the right choice. You did not.”

A rumble of conversation, Sean places a hand on my arm and gently, but firmly pushes me to the side. The raging fire in his eyes says he’s mentally measuring out the room in the basement he’s going to let me rot in for the next ten years.

My father approaches the microphone with an ease I envy. “Any more questions for Ellison can be sent to my press secretary. As you can tell, it’s been a trying day for my daughter, but we are most grateful for Mr. Pierce’s actions. We promised a program that was going to help our state’s youth turn their lives around, and, thanks to Mr. Pierce’s admirable actions, we are proud of our first program’s success.”

He offers Drix his hand again, and Drix accepts.

Lots of pictures and applause, and Dad leans in and whispers something to him. I can’t tell what it is, but I do see the shadow that crosses over Drix’s face, his throat move as he swallow and then the slight nod of his head.

I don’t know what happened, but I don’t like it. The urge is to rush Drix, but Sean has a firm hold on my elbow, keeping me in place, silently berating me for causing problems.

Drix stands behind the podium and drops a bomb so huge the ground shakes beneath my feet. “Because Ellison had enough courage to explain what happened today, I’m going to tell you what I was convicted of…”


Katie McGarry’s SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME – Tour Schedule:

January 22nd

A Book Fanatic Obsession

Books, Coffee & Passion

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Girl Plus Books

Lattes & Paperbacks

Read more sleep less

Sanaa’s Book Blog

Tales of the Ravenous Reader

The book slayer

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Boyfriends

January 23rd

Book Twins Reviews

E-Romance News

Kim’s Reading Nook

Milky Way of Books

phishbowl reads

Read. Eat. Love.

Resch Reads and Reviews

The Book Hammock

The Lovely Books

TSK TSK What to Read

January 24th

Actin’Up with Books

Binding Addiction

Booknerd1107

Ficwishes

Kindle and Me

Literary Misfit

Red Hot + Blue Reads

Star-Crossed Book Blog

The Book Maven

The Start of Something New

January 25th

Beyourselfbebhaltair

Books first work later

Broc’s Bookcase

Dazzled by Books

Eye in Bookland

KDRBCK

Movies, Shows, & Books

Reads and Thoughts

Sister Sister Book Blog

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World

January 26th

Ali’s Reviews and More

Beneath The Covers Blog

BookWorm221

Collector of book boyfriends

Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf

Little Read Riding Hood

MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It Book Reviews

Rad Babes Read

The Bookish Sisters

The Reading Faery

January 27th

An Asian Chick & Her Cat Walk into a Book Blog

Angel Reads

Becky on Books

Book reader addicts

Brittany’s Book Blog

Contagious Reads

Geronimo Reads

Less Reality More Books

Romancing the Laser Pistol

The Escapist Book Blog

January 28th

Book Bitches Blog

Bookishly Yours

KatyaRath

Lo’s Lo-Down on Books

Mary Had a Little Book Blog

Not the Path to Narnia

Reese’s Reviews

Stuck In YA Books

The Butterfly reads

We Live and Breathe Book

January 29th

Adventures in Writing

Boundless Bookaholic

Book Boyfriend Reviews

Confessions of a Wordaholic

Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

Reading with Jessica

Roasted Romance

The Heart of a Book Blogger

The Readdicts

Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews

January 30th

All Things Dark & Dirty

Book Reader Chronicles

Crazii Bitches Book Blog

Desert Divas Book Addiction

Dirty Girl Romance

Nerdy Soul

The Book Hookup

The Wandering Bookaholic

Total Book Geek

January 31st

Alotabooks13

Bookishly Nerdy

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog

Greyland Reviews

Jen’s Reading Obsession

Little Bookworm Reviews

Mundie Moms

Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Recommended Reads

The Cover Contessa

February 1st

A Literary Perusal

Bibliobibuli YA

Book Hoarder Mom

Bookaholics anonymous

Ceres Books World

Dorothy Gale Reviews

In Between The Pages

Katy and Zetti’s Book Ramblings

Miss Riki

Perspective of a Writer

The Bookish Introvert

February 2nd

Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

Bookalicious Babes Blog

BookCrushin

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales

CJR The Brit

Crazy Chaotic Book Babes

Do You Dog-ear?

Jax’s Book Magic

Mean Girls Luv Books

The Book Avenue

February 3rd

Bookgasms Book Blog

Books & Tea

Chapter by Chapter

Defiantly Deviant

G & T’s Indie Café

Live Read and Breathe

Midnight Book Girl

Ms. Me28

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Vera is Reading


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About Katie McGarry:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Star Studded Saturday | 22

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s theme is: Current TV Schedule


I’m sure by now you all understand that I’m a HUGE TV buff. Which, let me tell you, is NOT easy when you’re also a reader. There’s no way to be on top of your books and TV shows at the same time. It’s impossible!! Trust me, I’ve tried and it just doesn’t happen. I thought it would be fun to tell you all the current shows that I watch every week. Just to give you a glimpse into my struggle in staying on top of it while also reading, blogging, etc. You ready for this?!?!!?!? Seriously….get ready…

P.S. These times are for Central time zone. Also, I have a DVR is how I can watch so many BUT most of the time even that isn’t enough and I have to turn to the network apps lol!!

Sunday:

Sister Wives @ 7

I’m not sure why I watch this lol. My sister in law got me hooked on it and now I can’t stop watching. No, I don’t plan on becoming a sister wife in the future lol.

Monday:

The Wall @ 7

I love Chris Harrison the host for the show. He makes it that much more fun. Plus I enjoy answering the questions along with the contestants.

Teen Mom OG @8

I’ve watched Teen Mom for several years now. I really want to try Teen Mom 2 but can’t find it on streaming anywhere.

The Brave @9

LOVE this new series!!! It’s action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end of the episode.

Tuesday:

The Middle @7

Hands down one of my all-time favorite series. LOVE it to pieces and hate this is the final season.

This is us @8

I adored the first season of This is us……so why haven’t I watched ANY of season 2?? Good question!!

The Challenge: Vendettas @8

Another series that I NEVER miss is the challenge. I loveeeeeeeeee the challenge and seeing all the drama.

Married at first sight @8

I haven’t watched this series from the beginning but it just fascinates me. Can you imagine meeting your spouse on the day of your wedding?! EEK!

Chicago Med @9

This series has become a hit or miss for me lately. I used to love it but now it’s been kind of meh lately. I wouldn’t mind if it went off air tbh…..SORRY!

Undercover High @9

This is a series about adults going undercover in a High School. I don’t think this is something I could do, kids are so mean these days lol! But in all seriousness, they deal with SO MUCH…I don’t see how they handle it all.

Wednesday:

Grown-ish @7

I’m really enjoying this series featuring the daughter from black-ish. I never watched black-ish but thoroughly loving this one. I wish it had longer episodes though.

9-1-1 @8

I have this recorded but haven’t gotten around to trying it just yet. I liked the trailer for this one and it has Connie Britton so it’s sure to be a hit right??

American Housewife @8:30

LOVE this family so much!! I was worried it wouldn’t get a second season so I’m super happy that it did!!! Never leave me Otto family!

Chicago PD @9

I quit watching this series around season 3-4? somewhere in there….but I recently caught up and I think it’s gotten better. It hit a rut where it became the same story lines over and over but it seems to have learned from it’s mistakes.

Thursday:

Grey’s Anatomy @7

I’m such a die hard Grey’s fan. I’ve watched since day one and love it so much. I can’t believe it’s in the 14th season!! GASP!

The Big Bang Theory @7

I think it was last year that I binged this entire series. It’s super funny and I love Sheldon to pieces.

Young Sheldon @7:30

This is a spin off from Big Bang Theory with a younger Sheldon (tehehehe). I really like seeing his family and how he grew up to become how he is today.

Scandal @8

It’s time Scandal….it’s time. Hang up the white hat and move on lol.

Mom @8

One word: Hilarious! This show gets me every time. Absolutely love it and could watch it all day!

Chicago Fire @9

P.S. my hand hurts from typing this up….that should tell me something right??

Chicago Fire is getting into a rut in my opinion. It’s recycling story lines and there hasn’t been much character growth. Up your game CF!

60 days in @9

Strangely I enjoy this so much. It’s about civilians who enroll in a 60 day program to live in jail. Only a few people know they are in there so they get no special treatment.

Swat @9

This is another FAVORITE series that recently premiered. Technically it’s a reboot but I didn’t watch the original so it’s a new series for me. I look forward to every week and even purchased the season on Itunes here recently.

Impractical Jokers @9

If you need a good laugh….watch this show. Super funny!

Friday:

Jane the Virgin @8

This show I feel like needs to be wrapped up. I think it’s time even though I still enjoy it.

Saturday:

No shows on Saturday!


WHEW!!!!! That actually hurt my hand typing all that in one sitting LOL!!! I love me some TV shows let me tell you!!! If you watch any of these, let me know in the comments below so we can fangirl together!! If you have any recs…give me those too!!! I’m always on the look out for more….SHH! STOP judging me!

Jessica

First Lines Friday | 5

First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.

What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees. He’s around my age, in that space between child and man, maybe all of seventeen years old. I’m not sure how I know this. I can only see the back of his head, his dark hair curling damply against his neck. I feel the dry heat of the sun, so intense, drawing the life from everything. There’s a strange orange light filling the eastern sky. There’s the heavy smell of smoke. For a moment I’m filled with such a smothering grief that it’s hard to breathe. I don’t know why. I take a step toward the boy, open my mouth to call his name, only I don’t know it. The ground crunches under my feet. He hears me. He starts to turn. One more second and I will see his face.

That’s when the vision leaves me. I blink, and it’s gone.

Ready for the Reveal!?!?!

Arrow

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

So this was a longer teaser BUT I just had to include it all!!! It sounds really intriguing!!! I recently got this from Book Outlet and hope to get to it soon!!! Did I mention it’s about angels?!?!

What are your thoughts on the teaser and the cover? Have you read this one?!  Let me know your spoiler free comments below!!

Jessica

Book series I want to try

Random Ramblings

If you are a reader, chances are you have a mile long list of book series you want to try. I thought it would be fun to share some of the series that are on my list. Maybe even get some recommendations for more series to try lol!!! This is by no means all of the series because that would be extremely too long for one post. I hope you enjoy the ones I chose! Let me know if I picked some good ones to try 🙂

*Clicking each book cover will take you to it’s Goodreads page. I will also link the series Goodreads page underneath each book cover.*

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

The Graceling Realm Series by Kristin Cashore

If I’m not mistaken these are all companions and not necessarily a series BUT I could be wrong. I’ve heard mixed things about this series but I’m intrigued enough to want to give it a shot.

Uglies (Uglies, #1)

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield

I started this book a long time ago and was really enjoying it BUT I was in the middle of  a reading slump so I put it back down. I would like to pick this up and try again now that the slump has passed. I honestly don’t remember hearing much about this series?

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

Ember quartet by Sabaa Tahir

I know I know….I’m like the last person to read this one. I want to , I do…it’s just I want to read a million others just as bad. Read faster brain!!!

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

The Witchlands by Susan Dennard

Most people I’ve talked to LOVED this one. I’m not big on reading books with witches so not sure if I will enjoy it. HOWEVER, I’ve been convinced enough to try it so there’s that lol.

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)

The Orphan Queen series by Jodi Meadows

Here’s another series that I’m late to the game on. Let’s be honest, I’m late to the game on all of these lol. This one sounds really interesting and I recently purchased it on Book Outlet so now I have zero excuses.


I think 5 is a solid number to start with today. Maybe I’ll continue doing this over time and show everyone what series I want to attempt. I need advice on ones to skip and ones to bump up the list. Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!!!

Jessica

One Lovely Blog Award

Blog Award

I was nominated for this award by Danielle and Kris!! Be sure to click their names to check out their blogs!!! They are two of my all time favorites!!!

Rules:

  1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  4. Nominate up to 15 people for the award.

Facts:

  1. I LOVE pens!! Especially ones with colored ink. I’m a huge list maker so colorful pens are a must!!
  2. I love floral patterns. I just gravitate towards them even though I don’t consider myself a “girlie girl”.
  3. I want to have a large family with 4-5 kids….but I’m getting old so I may need to be realistic here LOL
  4. I hate clothes shopping. UGH. Nothing fits, everything’s expensive, etc. HATE IT!
  5. I love working jigsaw puzzles. They are SO much fun and a great way to relieve stress.
  6. My dream job is to be a baker. I love baking and decorating goodies!!
  7. The next book I plan to read is The Beau and The Belle by R.S. Grey.

Nominations:

  1. Sahitya @ My World of Books
  2. Bogdana @ Bogdana the book nerd
  3. Jackie @ The bookworm cafe
  4. Nella @ As told by Nella

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson Review

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

4 Stars

Synopsis:

This book is about Lia, a princess, who doesn’t want her father to marry her off to another kingdom just to create an alliance. Lia runs away and meets two guys with secrets of their own. One is an assassin from another country trying to kill her, while the other is the prince she was to be married to. And there the tale begins……It’s filled with love, heartbreak, bits of magic, and a whole lot of sleuthing on our part.

Quotes:

“I will find you.
In the farthest corner, I will find you.”

“If I could only reach out and touch the stars, I would know everything. I would understand.”

“Maybe there was as many shades of love as the
blues of the sky”

“There were two ways to approach the inevitable—being dragged to meet your fate or taking the offensive.”

Overall:

WOW!! What a roller coaster!!! This book was so much fun!! I loved trying to guess which guy was which!! Although I was spoiled on who she ends up with (or prefers rather), it didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I still didn’t know who was the assassin and who was the prince. I would constantly go back and forth trying to figure out who was who. I loved the twists and turns in this book. It was very entertaining.

This book had so many great characters to it that it’s hard to pick out a favorite. I also loved the friendships in this book. Pauline, Gwyneth, Lia, Berdi, etc. You could just feel how deep their bond was!! I would love to have these ladies at my side!!  I really enjoyed Lia’s character the most. She was raised as a princess, so she did have some issues BUT I felt once she was shown more than the 4 walls of her castle she really became aware that not everyone lived the way she did. This is a girl who could become a tavern maid and not bat an eyelash. She was such a strong woman and if she set her mind to it, she could handle anything.

Lia’s relationship with her brothers was another part that I adored in this story. They had each other’s backs no matter what. They only wanted the best for their siblings. When one of them was hurting, they all hurt. It was so nice to see their strong attachments to each other.

Let’s talk about the guys. Kaden and Rafe. I won’t go into details because spoilers, of course, BUT I will say I enjoyed both guys. They each had their own pros and cons but overall, I really fell for both of them. I loved the detective work in trying to figure out their roles. I would say “oohhh, look at that…he’s definitely the prince…..” “yup…that right there seals the deal for me” etc. I had a blast let me tell you!!

Overall, I really enjoyed the story and cannot wait to read book two!!

P.S. Can I just say that I want to visit Terravin?!?! It sounded like this magical place!! I may even move there, whose with me!??!

Jessica

Star Studded Saturday | 21

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s theme is: TV Pilot Reviews


Big Little Lies Poster

Big Little Lies– s.1 e.1:

“Looks can be deceiving” seems to be the theme in this pilot episode. I’ll admit it was hard to follow along with such a huge cast, new story, flashbacks, etc. I will say the acting was amazing. I loved seeing Reese Witherspoon in a TV series. She’s one of my favorite actresses so I hope I enjoy this series. I went into this episode not knowing anything about the book. I just wanted to go in blind and be surprised. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season plays out. Everyone seems to really enjoy it.

Reba Poster

Reba– s.1 e.1:

I love Reba McEntire as you’ve heard me mention during the Christmas reviews. I just love her music and now her acting skills. I’ve seen a few episodes of Reba here and there but haven’t watched from the beginning. I adore this blended family and all their problems and struggles. Can’t wait to see their story unfold.

Everybody Loves Raymond Poster

Everybody Loves Raymond– s.1 e.1:

I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and watched an episode of this series before. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the wife on the series is Patricia Heaton from The Middle. I’m obsessed with that show so I was really happy to see her on here as well. Problem was….she plays an entirely different persona. I’m not sure I like this character, oops! This episode was funny but….strange? I feel like it may improve after a few episodes though. I’ll try a few more and go from there.

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Ellen’s Game of Games– s.1 e.1:

I liked all the mini games and seeing everyone compete. It was pretty funny!! I’m excited to watch this new series.


These are a few of the shows I tried most recently. Have you watched any of these? Let me know in the comments below!!

Jessica

Currently Reading Book Tag

Book Tag

I was tagged by the amazing Dani over at The Introverted Book Nerd!! Thanks so much for the tag girl!! So sorry it took me so long to put it up! This tag was created by Charly Reynhorse on Youtube.

How many books do you usually read at once?

Just one. My little brain can’t handle reading more than one book at a time.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?

Not unless I lose it lol!

Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

On my nightstand. Gotta keep it close by in case the mood to read strikes me.

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

I’d say in the afternoon, unless I have something going on. Otherwise, evening time 🙂

How long do you typically read in one sitting?

My eyes give me issues when I read for long periods of time so I say I read anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Sometimes longer bouts….sometimes less. Just depends on how my eyes feel that day.

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

I immediately take the dust jackets off to read. However, when I finish reading for the day, I put it back on. I used to leave it off but the dust jacket tends to get messed up/lose its shape when it’s not on the book.

What position do you mainly use to read?

In the recliner. I try to read in bed but it really hurts my neck.

Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

I really don’t. I can’t concentrate with a ton of noise so there’s no need in carrying a book with me to most places.

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?

It depends on my mood really. I try to update it maybe twice a day if I’m continually reading that book throughout the day. I also notice I never include my feelings/thoughts when I update. May start doing that!

Nominations:

Anyone who wants to do this!! I tag YOU!

Jackie @ Bookworm Cafe

Courtney @ Courtney Dragons

Linda @ Linda’s Little Library

Libby @ Wolf Libby

Cody @ The Bookworm in me

Damian @ Damian Terriquez

Jessica

Down the TBR Hole | 2

Down the TBR hole

Down the TBR hole was created by Lia at Lost in a Story . The goal of this meme is to organize your TBR pile and get rid of books you no longer have any interest in reading.


The Rules:

  1. Go to your Goodreads To-Read shelf.
  2. Order on ascending date added.
  3. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  4. Read the synopses of the books
  5. Decide: keep it or should it go?
  6. Repeat every week until the entire list has been filtered.

The Books:

*Clicking the book covers will take you to their Goodreads page*

Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes #1)

I’m still VERY interested in this book!! It’s definitely a keeper!!!

Verdict: Stay

Since You've Been Gone

I don’t know what it is about Morgan Matson that I just can’t pick up one of her books. It’s so strange and something I can’t explain. I’ve heard this book is amazing and a must read….it’s just not the right time for me to read this particular one.

Verdict: Go

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)

Here’s another book I just can’t start. I’ve checked it out numerous times from my library but I never read it. I’ll keep it on my list since a friend just gave me a pb copy.

Verdict: Stay

Starflight (Starflight, #1)

I really enjoyed Melissa’s Alienated series and I ADORE this cover but…..I think I’m going to skip this one. At least for the time being. This is so hard :(( I feel like I’m doing something so horrible by deleting books off my TBR lol!!

Verdict: Go

Rebel Queen

I found this randomly at my library’s book sale years ago…..I still haven’t read it. Not sure I still want to at this point :((

Verdict: Go


The Stats:

Total number of books removed overall: 4

Current number of books on TBR: 1161


Do you think I got rid of the right books? Or did I completely mess up?!?! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Jessica