Tuesdays with Jena: Meet Amber

Oh, hello Tuesday. I didn't see you creeping over there... Today, I'm bringing you another fabulous bookstagram account and letting you see the secrets behind the fabulousness!!! And, man, am I excited for this lovely lady! Formerly known as, @amberk1120, give all your cat and coffee (and book) love to Amber, the beauty behind @bookncatsncoffee. [...]

Sleeping Beauties – Review

"The world didn't seem weird then; the world didn't seem like the world at all, but like another place that you had been flipped into." Out of nowhere, women who fall asleep are covered in a cocoon like substance. A gauze that sustains them, protects them, and if broken incites a violence from the sleeping [...]

August Wrap Up

"Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever." ~ George RR Martin Well friends. Just like that, summer is ending. We only get like a week of fall here in the desert, and I will cherish that week to no end. So it's only fitting to being this post [...]

YOU

"That's how privileged people think: Lie unless you know that you can't get away with lying." Meet Joe. Joe works in a bookstore. Joe believes in love at first sight. He believes that love takes work. And Joe is willing to put in the work. So when an aspiring writer comes into his store and [...]

Sorority – Review

"Pledges don't want pity. They just want to endure." Before I begin, this book has some serious triggers in it. Eating disorders, self-harm, drug use, abuse, and addition, animal cruelty, bullying, and I'm sure I missed a few. Basically, if it's upsetting and triggering, it's probably in the book. Sorority is a difficult book to [...]

The Wicked Deep – Review

"The knowing of what's coming, the death that creeps up over the town like fate clawing at the door of every shop and home. I can feel it in the air, in the spray of the sea, in the hollow spaces between raindrops. The sisters are coming." Two hundred years ago, the small town of [...]

July Wrap-Up

Alright 2018, you need to seriously slow THE F DOWN!!! I know I say this every month, but I really think this time I misplaced a month or three. They were just there... *sigh* Anyhoo, I suppose I should just proceed with my wrap-up and leave my disbelief over the monumental levels of procrastination that [...]

Beartown – Review

"It's only so important that a seventeen-year-old in a private garden has been standing here since he got frostbite on his cheeks one night ten years ago, firing puck and puck with the weight of an entire community on his shoulders." Before I start, to say that there are trigger warnings for this book is [...]

June Wrap-Up

And just like that, the year is halfway over!!! June was an interesting month. I went to BookCon with @bookloverscoffee and had THE TIME OF MY LIFE!!! I should piece together a post about that, now that I think about it. 🤔 But I haven't yet, because things sort of fell apart when I got home. [...]

I Liked My Life

"People think of ghosts as haunting, but it's the other way around. You all haunt me. My life is now a delicious dessert just out of reach." Maddy was a devoted mother, a perfect housewife. She handled the day to day life of her husband and daughter with laughter and grace. No one would have [...]