Today is a very big deal for Jessica’s Reading Room: We are TWO years old today! It’s hard to believe that when I started this that I would still be doing it and having fun! ALL my free time is dedicated to this: BUT as long as I enjoy it, that is what matters! It’s all about the book love!!!! I started my blog for me first and it though may not be a blog with a huge following (which I am fine with ) I still do have people looking at what I do and this is great! It’s crazy to think that people actually read about what I have to say!
Kim has been a great co-reviewer and she has brought her own style to the site. She does her monthly video summaries and occasionally other video reviews. I like how we both read different genres, so we can cover a wider variety of books for you guys. The “double reviews” can be great as you get usually two different opinions/viewpoints on the book read.
Here are the social media we are on:
Jessica’s Reading Room:
Facebook: It is a companion to this site and Kim and I use it as a way to get to know us more personally. If you have not given us a ‘like’ you should!
**Twitter is run by Jessica; Both Jessica and Kim post on the Facebook page. Jessica ends her posts with JPJ and Kim ends hers with KSF (When we remember… Sometimes we forget, we aren’t perfect!)
**I want to give a special shout out to D. Harris of Partner of Ice. He redesigned the header for Jessica’s Reading Room. Everyone has seemed to love it! Here are his links:
Store site to purchase his work
Over the course of this month, Jessica’s Reading Room Facebook page has been doing some giveaways. But today we have the big ones: We will be having 2 giveaways! One for the US folks, the other for just the international folks!!
What can you win?????
A used Kindle Fire WITH a case! Specs will be mentioned below.
This is a former demo model that my husband had. He used it for a while, but not anymore and we thought we would pass on to someone else!
Here are the specs on the Kindle Fire (There is no manual as it was used when my husband got it):
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6
8GB Tablet with WiFi
Quad-Core Processor up to 1.5 GHz
1280×800 high definition LCD Screen
6″ HD display
**Comes with leather case, SlimPort to HDMI cable for connecting to a TV (watch Amazon Prime video and play games on your TV!), USB cable, and charger.
You guys are in for some more goodies:
-An adult coloring book (from a Pagehabit box)
-A blue rider press tote bag
-A Pride and Prejudice headband (from an Owlcrate box)
-A small coffee, pumpkin,and chocolate candle (from an Owlcrate box). To me all I can smell is coffee,and I am not a coffee fan…
-A Mary Kay Andrews High Tide Club wine sippy cup
**Possibly more if I can fit anything else in the box!**
The giveaway runs from today through 7/23 at midnight Eastern!
Ok International Folks: It’s your turn!
Your giveaway is simple, yet sweet! (You will love it if you are a bookworm, which you should be if you follow this site!)
You can enter to win up to $20 in books from the Book Depository! **Book Depository MUST deliver to your country for you to be eligible. If you are not sure if they deliver to your country, check here.
The giveaway runs from today through 7/23 at midnight Eastern!
Thank so much to everyone who has supported Kim and I through this journey. Whether you have been here from the beginning or are just joining in on the fun! Let’s hope we keep Jessica’s Reading Room going for many more years to come! Enter the giveaway and Good Luck !!
Now it is time to celebrate and have some cake:
We have had some changes here at Jessica’s Reading Room: We have gotten a bit of a facelift! First, the First Line Friday picture was updated:
To me it’s more simple, and has the beginning of that classic line: Once Upon a Time….. This is the whole purpose of First Line Friday: See what that first line or two of a novel consists of then maybe read the featured book!
But here is the big news that I am super excited about: We have a new header design and I absolutely love it!!! It was designed by D. Harris, PARTNER OF ICE Designs! He is super talented and I am very appreciative that he made these designs for me. Thank you so much! This site has already been updated with the new design and later today Twitter and Facebook will be updated as well.
Here is the new header:
It’s a little small here, but if you go to the top of this site you can see it much larger!
Here is a closer view of his design! (Can you say profile picture!?!??!)
What do you guys think of this new design?!?!?!
Check out D. Harris’ work! He has a website where you can buy shirts for adults and kids, wall art, tote bags, and more! He also has a Facebook page you can check out:
Today is a day to celebrate: Forks, Knifes and Spoons by Leah DeCesare was published one year ago! It’s time for Jessica’s Reading Room to join in on the party!
There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond.
Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys—from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks—all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselves—and not to settle in love or life.
If you love or lived during the 1980s then this is the book for you: It might give some of you some of that good feeling: Nostalgia!!
**There will be a giveaway running on my Facebook page through Sunday afternoon** This giveaway will be US only. You can find the link to my Facebook page here. **If you are following this site, you will have a bonus entry!**
What will you win? A signed book, and fork, knife and spoon necklace and earring set sent by Leah herself!
If you haven’t gotten the book yet, it is on sale this week on Amazon for just $1.99 on Kindle!!!! Grab it now!!
About the Author:
Leah DeCesare is the award-winning author of Forks, Knives, and Spoons and the nonfiction parenting series Naked Parenting, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Her articles on parenting have been featured in The Huffington Post, Eligible Magazine, Simply Woman, the International Doula, and The Key, among others.
In 2008, she cofounded the nonprofit Doulas of Rhode Island, and in 2013 she spearheaded the Campaign for Hope to build the Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness in Uganda.
In a past life, DeCesare worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches, and volunteers in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family and talking cockatiel.[Top]