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Jess is on page 79 of 269 of Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
The best thing about cozy mysteries are the pun titles.
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Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)

Jess
Jess is on page 44 of 591 of King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, #1)
Really in the mood for some epic fantasy, and it has Nafiza's seal of approval.
Really enjoying this. It's a slow burn at the moment, but it's promising big things.
Feb 25, 2015 02:21AM Add a comment
King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, #1)

Jess
Jess is on page 184 of 298 of Atlantia
In regards to kissing: "he is good at this, I am good at this. We are good at this." stellar writing.
Feb 19, 2015 09:16PM Add a comment
Atlantia

Jess
Jess is on page 60 of 298 of Atlantia
So this underwater hub has bats living there, but no mention of any insects, nor of any produce that Atlantia makes (where do they even get their food? all their trees are made of metal and decorative). Just a lot of holes in the world building.
Feb 17, 2015 04:00PM Add a comment
Atlantia

Jess
Jess is on page 40 of 298 of Atlantia
This city sounds exactly like Rapture from the Bioshock games. Makes me want to replay them instead of read.
Feb 15, 2015 08:07PM Add a comment
Atlantia

Jess
Jess is on page 219 of 369 of The Martian
Half the stuff is technical stuff like mechanics and chemistry and such, nothing I can understand. And the other half is MYFEELSASDFGHJKL.
Feb 12, 2015 01:42PM Add a comment
The Martian

Jess
Jess is on page 31 of 369 of The Martian
While I'm thankful for him to be explaining every scientific step, it feels weird that he'd be explaining all this to other scientists who know what's what.
Feb 06, 2015 11:43PM Add a comment
The Martian

Jess
Jess is on page 18 of 369 of The Martian
Such science. Much wow.
Feb 06, 2015 08:57PM Add a comment
The Martian

Jess
Jess is on page 15 of 369 of The Martian
"Hell yeah, I'm a botanist! Fear my botany powers!"
Feb 06, 2015 10:42AM Add a comment
The Martian

Jess
Jess is on page 15 of 272 of Batwoman, Vol. 5: Webs
This is so painful I'm actually crying. They've turned one of the most important comic book characters into... whatever stinking pile this is. I mean, the in the first issue alone, we have Batman saving Kate from her own villain. Then we have the eventual break of Kate and her girlfriend's engagement...
Add to that bad writing in general, and you have one hell of a mess. Considering dropping this after one issue.
Feb 05, 2015 05:58PM Add a comment
Batwoman, Vol. 5: Webs

Jess
Jess is on page 221 of 329 of Yes Please
As much as I hate to say it, this really isn't keeping me engaged at all. I think it's because she's talking about show business and comedy--stuff I have no interest in--but it's a bit of a bummer because I adore her otherwise.
Feb 04, 2015 10:39PM Add a comment
Yes Please

Jess
Jess is on page 141 of 329 of Yes Please
As much as I'm liking this, this particular section just feels like bragging with all the name dropping.
Feb 03, 2015 01:34AM Add a comment
Yes Please

Jess
Jess is on page 111 of 355 of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Polaris is Where You'll Find Me - Jenny Han 3/5
This was adorable, set in the North Pole, with elves and so much Christmas spirit I could taste the peppermint.
Jan 26, 2015 11:33PM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Jess
Jess is on page 71 of 355 of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Snow Angels - Matt de la Peña 1/5
I was expecting more of a discussion on race, since it was constantly being mentioned as if it were a starting point, but it just went nowhere.
Deducting all the stars for a quip on suicide that's just not cool.
Jan 26, 2015 10:04PM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Jess
Jess is starting Yes Please
On writing: "You put your hand over your heart and feel it beating and decide if what you wrote feels true."
Jan 26, 2015 09:06PM Add a comment
Yes Please

Jess
Jess is on page 71 of 355 of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
"Being hungry is bad news. Being hungry and alone? That's when people start Googling info about suicide hotlines."
Not cool.
Jan 26, 2015 08:24PM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Jess
Jess is on page 55 of 355 of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
The Lady and the Fox - Kelly Link. 5/5 Such a beautiful, whimsical tale, with equally gorgeous prose. Love love love.
Jan 26, 2015 02:10AM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

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Jess is on page 24 of 355 of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Midnight - Rainbow Rowell. 2/5 I'm just not a fan of Rowell's work. I have trouble connecting with her work. This isn't a bad story, it just wasn't for me.
Jan 26, 2015 01:22AM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Jess
Jess is reading My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
It is neither Winter here, nor is it Christmas anymore, but oh well. I'm sure I can pretend it's snowing while it's 40*C outside.
Jan 26, 2015 01:21AM Add a comment
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Jess
Jess is on page 170 of 275 of Illusions of Fate
Ugh, the love interest pulled the reverse-racism card on Jessamin. Why am I supposed to ship him when he thinks he's worse off than the main character?
Jan 25, 2015 09:41PM Add a comment
Illusions of Fate

Jess
Jess is on page 92 of 275 of Illusions of Fate
White, male, aristocratic and magic love interest tells our poor magicless protagonist of colour that it's not his fault he was born into privilege, that he didn't ask to be born like this, and that she of all people should know what it's like to be "relegated to one side of the great power struggle".
Jan 25, 2015 03:10AM 1 comment
Illusions of Fate

Jess
Jess is on page 18 of 275 of Illusions of Fate
Well hey there, insta-love!
Jan 21, 2015 10:07PM Add a comment
Illusions of Fate

Jess
Jess is on page 215 of 286 of The Awakening and Selected Stories
Chopin is a master of plot twists. It's so smart/funny how she turns a tragedy into irony.
Jan 20, 2015 10:03PM Add a comment
The Awakening and Selected Stories

Jess
Jess is on page 353 of 384 of Wildlife
I wish teen-Jess had read this. I had a best friend who was toxic, just like Holly, and I was always her lackey. It would have been nice to read this and know that toxic people should be cut out of your lives.
Jan 20, 2015 06:21AM Add a comment
Wildlife

Jess
Jess is on page 339 of 384 of Wildlife
Was not expecting a Lars von Trier reference in a YA novel......
Jan 20, 2015 06:03AM Add a comment
Wildlife

Jess
Jess is on page 282 of 384 of Wildlife
"I celebrate the return to the womb by rereading Looking for Alibrandi."
Heeeee! best Australian reference in this book by far!
Jan 20, 2015 05:12AM Add a comment
Wildlife

Jess
Jess is on page 202 of 384 of Wildlife
This book shows the reality of toxic relationships, and of the pain of grief. I've been alternating between sobbing and laughing.
Jan 20, 2015 02:18AM Add a comment
Wildlife

Jess
Jess is reading Eve
Listening to this while I knit/crochet/walk the dog.
Jan 18, 2015 07:13AM Add a comment
Eve

Jess
Jess is on page 84 of 320 of And the Ass Saw the Angel
This is so surreal. Definitely feels like I'm stuck in a Nick Cave song!
Jan 11, 2015 06:17AM Add a comment
And the Ass Saw the Angel

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