Category: Site News

Breaking News: A New Member!

Jessica’s Reading Room is growing!  I am excited to announce I am adding a Guest Reviewer: Her name is Kim and I can’t wait for her to get started on reviews!  She reads many more books than I, and they are different from the ones I tend to read.  I think she will be a great fit and we can cover more books this way! She will also be giving 100% honest reviews and it will be her opinion, popular or not! And if we happen to read the same book you will get a double review post.  We are already planning for this to happen, hopefully in August. Kim’s first review on Jessica’s Reading Room will be next week!

Without further ado, meet Kim!:

My name is Kim and I live in Jacksonville, NC. My husband is a Physician Assistant and we have a sweet kitty cat, named Joad Christopher.

I’ve been reading my whole life, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I started taking reading seriously. I discovered Goodreads, I started keeping track of the books I’d read, and I listed out my current reads for my students that I was teaching at the time. I started picturing and reviewing my books on Instagram back in January, along with posting monthly book hauls. Not gonna lie, Instagram is my new favorite!

I read most genres within fiction, though I do throw in an occasional history book. I read mostly physical books, but I’m constantly listening to audiobooks whenever I’m in the car.

My favorite author of all time is John Steinbeck. I also love Mary Kay Andrews, Leigh Bardugo, Robert K. Massie, Susanna Kearsley, Ransom Riggs, Elizabeth Kostova, Robert Beatty, Jojo Moyes, JK Rowling, Madeleine Roux, Ruta Sepetys, and Robert Alexander. My non-fiction ususally runs toward Holocaust, WW2, and Russian history. I’m also a sucker for any book about asylums or psychiatric institutions.

I will admit that I stole this next part from Jessica, so hopefully she doesn’t mind! Books are rated on a 5 star scale:
1 star- I did not like the book
2 stars- It was ok/ it wasn’t terrible
3 stars- It was good/ I liked it
4 stars- I really liked it
5 stars- I loved the book and was blown away/it was amazing

**Most books tend to get a four star rating from me. I don’t often give a five star rating; when I do it is well deserved. Rarer still is a one or two star rating.

You can find me here:
Instagram: @dixiegurl998
Goodreads: Kim Friant

**Let’s all give Kim a big welcome to Jessica’s Reading Room!**


Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to those of you in the United States!

“Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

I always have liked that speech and share it on my Facebook page every year. That speech is what it is all about!

Whatever you do today, take some time to remember what this day of celebration is for.  I hope to relax some, get  blogging done, and of course read!  Then it is back to work tomorrow which will most likely be a very busy day!

What are you doing on this July 4th to celebrate?


The Winner Is…

Congrats to Lea J you have won a book of your choice up to $15 from Book Depository. I have already emailed you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you to everyone who participated and don’t worry I am planning on more giveaways next month once I reach my one year blog birthday! It will be here before you know it.


Have a good evening everyone!