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It’s my Birthday!

It’s my birthday and I am 39 today!  How did that happen?!?!? At least I am off: It’s a  3 day weekend for me!!!

The 30’s have a been a good decade, definitely better than the 20’s. Here are just some highlights:

  • Celebrated my 30th with a BIG trip to the Northern USA and Canada
  • I met and married my husband
  • My first big move into my hubby’s house
  • We adopted two twin kitties that are perfect for us
  • I became an admin of the Bookies Facebook page
  • I started this site and am part of the ‘book world’ and have met  a lot of great people
  • I have a current book club who are not just great friends, they are family!

Let’s see how long I can keep up with doing my book reviewing and site.  It takes up nearly all of my free time, but I really enjoy doing it!  It’s all about the book love! 

Despite some issues going on long-term that will hopefully end soon and with a positive ending,  I will look forward to this last year of my 30’s and seeing what comes next! You never know what God has in store for you. It’s all in HIS plans, and we are all along for the ride.

And I really hope I don’t have issues with reaching the big 4-0 next year… Though right now I think I might…..


Happy 6th Anniversary!

Today is my 6th anniversary to my hubby: We started celebrating yesterday by having a three day weekend.  I love you and hope for many more to come!

Yesterday he gave me a shirt that had two things I love on it: cats and books. I loved it! I hope today will come some books as gifts!  


Here is us on our big day:


To my hubby:

Thank you for being so supportive of me doing my blog. You know how much I love doing it!  You even help me with my site with troubleshooting and even more: you edit my reviews to help make them better!  You also put up with me and my silly craziness I have!

Here’s to many more years: I love you!



Welcome 2019!

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

I am looking forward to 2019. I have a feeling it will be much better than 2018.  (At least I am hoping and praying it is much better than the past couple of years!) We have lots of plans for Jessica’s Reading Room and hope you stay with us and bring along some friends too! If you have any ideas/suggestions for the site or Facebook page, just let us know and we will see what we can do! Enjoy this first day of 2019 and see what this year brings!!


Another year has come and gone and for me, it’s been a great one! I read so many amazing books, traveled to cool places, celebrated one year at Jessica’s Reading Room, and made many new friends! Y’all are easily the coolest fan base and we appreciate you more than you can know. Jessica is the best boss I’ve ever had and I just want to say thank you to her for being awesome and a wonderful friend! And a big shout out to Hurricane Florence: thanks for reducing me to a stone age barbarian, reading by candle light, and for teaching me just how good I’ve got it here in the modern world of electricity. And of course, my husband Ivan, putting up with my effervescent nerdiness and for most times, not teasing me for trying to get the perfect Instagram shot. Oh, and Joad Christopher . . . who is easily more popular than I am! 😀


To get the year started we are doing something big at Jessica’s Reading Room.  And we have been teasing it the past few days on the Facebook page. We are starting the year with: The Big Purge of 2019! (Not like the movies, I promise!)

What is The Big Purge of 2019? Being we are both huge book lovers, over time through various means you amass too many books!  Yes there can be such a thing as too many books. (Especially when you live in a small house!) Both Kim and I went through our shelves and purged books….and we are passing them onto YOU *As long as you live in the USA* Sorry, international shipping is just too expensive for what we are about to do.

How is it going to work? It’s easy: If you want FREE books, send us your address we will send you books!

The books will be from two through however many we want to put in the package.

This will be first come first served and when the books are gone, we are done.

**Please note that we prefer you sending your address via the Facebook page, but if you happen to not be on Facebook, you can message the site through the contact me page. 

We would also love a picture or two of what you receive so we can share it on Facebook for all to see! 

Here are a couple of pictures of the books we are passing on to you! Kim has many more than Jessica to send, so her giveaways will last longer. If you look closely, you might be able to see titles!!! 

Jessica’s Books:

Kim’s MANY Books:

**The giveaway starts over the weekend! Be sure to let us know if you want books!  This is going to be so much fun!** 


Happy start to 2019 and welcome to The Big Purge!