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Celebrate: It’s Been FOUR Years!!!

OMG: Who would have thought that when I said to my husband “I want to start a book blog” that I would still be doing it! It feels like I have been doing it forever, but in a good way and this weekend is a HUGE deal: WE ARE TURING FOUR!

Almost all of my free time is dedicated to blogging and sharing the book love: BUT as long as I enjoy it, that is what matters!  I started my blog for me first and it may not be a blog with a huge following (which I am fine with ) I still do have people looking at what I think and this is great! It’s crazy to think that people actually read about what I have to say about books!

And we have Kim as well who brings her own flair to things.  She does her monthly video wrap ups, has a You Tube channel, and she also heads up the Most Gorgeous Cover contest on the Facebook page twice a year.

Here are the social media we are on:

Jessica’s Reading Room:
Twitter @JessReadingRoom
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.  We have lots of fun things going on! We have just over 500 ‘likes’ and ‘follows’!

**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!)

Instagram @jessica42980

Instagram @kimsnerdlife

NOW FOR SOME FUN!!  We are having some giveaways!!!  One for USA only, One is International only, and one very special worldwide Kindle preview giveaway from author Taryn Leigh!

**The giveaways will run from the 18th-22nd. Winners will be selected and notified by the 25th.**


Some books and a **Fitness Tracker**

First is a used copy of The Bus Ride by Joanie Chevalier.  This is a finished copy.
Used arcs copies of:
The Safe Place (with some swag) by Anna Downes
The New Husband by D.J. Palmer
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett

**Kim will be donating some books as well. She has planned to donate copies of Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.

We are also giving away this brand new and unopened Fitness Tracker. It is a heart rate monitor, has multi-sport mode, tracks sleep, and more!  My hubby has this exact model and enjoys using it! Though he isn’t attached to it like I am with my Fit-bit!

1. This fitness tracker requires iOS 8.0 & Android 4.4 above, Bluetooth 4.0 (Smartphone only, not for PC, iPad or Tablet)
2. If you want to see clearly under the strong sun, please adjust the brightness to brightest
3. When you download the “FlagFit 2.0” app, please allow all the requires, and if it shows to update, please update it.
4. If disconnected, please check whether it is running in the background, if not, just open the app, it will take around 20 seconds to sync the data.


Model: B1 Fitness Tracker
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Bluetooth Transmission Distance: 10 Meters (32.8 feet)
Screen Type: 1.3 inch IPS Color Screen
Material: upper casing: PC + Metal; strap: TPU
Dimension: suits for wrist size: 6.5 inch – 10 inch
Battery Type: 260mAh Polymer Lithium Battery
Working Time: 25-30 days
Charging Type: 2-Pin USB cable (included)
Charging Time: 1.5-2 hours


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$25 in books from Book Depository!

**Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19 their shipping may be affected to your country. Please verify that they are still  shipping to your country before this entering this giveaway.

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Author Taryn Leigh’s upcoming novel The Secret Letters doesn’t come out until August 9, 2020, but she is wonderfully donating 4 KINDLE copies to giveaway. You WILL receive it before publication: Isn’t an advance copy wonderful??? And FOUR of you will get it!

Book Description:

RACHEL, saved from an attack twelve years before by a faceless stranger, never got to thank him, never knew his name.

Despite the devastation she chose to rise above it to help others from their pain by becoming a psychologist…. Her only issue now is that she’s an expert at fixing everyone else’s problems, and blind to her own.

After a long relationship with her boyfriend WILL starts to go south, she turns to her best friend AMELIA for guidance.

Suddenly her world is turned upside down when tragedy strikes and she’s left with no one to comfort her but Will’s rude older brother RUARI.

Paralyzed by fear, she struggles to take grip of her life, until the day when anonymous letters begin to appear from the stranger who saved her twelve years before.

**Once winners are selected, we will need your kindle email address. You will then need to add the author’s email to your approved sender list and the book will be sent directly to your kindle.**

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It’s so hard to believe it has been 4 years. Let’s see what starting year 5 will bring! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaways!


Happy 4th!

To those in the USA, we wish you a Happy 4th!  Whatever you do today enjoy and stay safe! 

-Jessica and Kim

The fur-babies send their well wishes as well: Sage & Curry, Shiva, and Joad Christopher! 



Paige Dearth’s Newest Release: My Final Breath

I interviewed Paige Dearth back in 2018 and the interview is here. She writes real-life horror and refers to her work as: Fiction with Mean-ing. Her stories teach lessons and Paige hopes that awareness through fiction creates prevention. And she is finally back with a new release that I am sharing with you today. It was just released this past week:

My Final Breath
Paige Dearth
Published: June 24, 2020
284 Pages

Book Description:

An unbearable tragedy. A life cut short. A dead girl searching for truth.

Twelve-year-old Molly suddenly wakes up dead in Limbo after spending four years in and out of hospital beds. Fearful of being forgotten by her family, she wants nothing more than to return to Earth, until her guardian exposes the grim truth about her demise.

Devastated, Molly learns everything she believed about her life and death was a lie. But the greatest blow arrives when Molly discovers she isn’t the only one who suffers from unexplained ailments.

Unable to reach the living, Molly can only hope for an intervention to prevent the same terrible consequence from happening again.

My Final Breath is a suspenseful psychological thriller about an intolerable offense ripping a family apart. If you like twisted tales of loyalty, deception, and intentional acts of evil then you will love this gripping story.

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK