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Jackie B.
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  I don’t know what I was expecting when I picked up Dark Matter, but it certainly wasn’t this. By reading the blurb I was intrigued. I knew there would be mystery and thriller elements tied into my science fiction, and I was excited about that. But for…
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  A fantasy novel about an albino girl in Nigeria who, on the cusp of adolescence, discovers she is a witch and works to save the world with her newly found best friends. On the surface, Akata Witch sounds like it will be ripe with predictability and…
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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve been meaning to get involved for a while but I never rose to the challenge. Why? I felt like it was ALL IN or nothing. Fortunately, Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction set me right. I can…
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Bout of Books was my first real social-heavy readathon. I’ve participated in readathons with friends in small groups, in person, and over the internet. But I’ve never participated in a readathon so public, so popular and so… involved. This was definitely…
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Well. That didn’t go completely as planned, but when does life every follow the straight and narrow?  Let’s get the bad confessions out of the way: I obviously missed some things through social media and blogging the past few days. This is why I don’t…
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Poor Day Three. I barely got to read anything! Bout of Books – I need you to keep me on my game! And while it was a shame, I can’t wait until Friday night when things lighten up a bit. I’ve been so busy the past few days! Friday through Sunday will be…
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  When I was in middle school, I adored binge reading series books. In fact, I had decided in 7th grade I would read EVERY SINGLE Star Wars Universe novel (now called Star Wars Legends; don’t get me started). One of my favorite authors during this time…
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Day two was a less eventful day, but that’s because I went to work. Le sigh. That’s okay! I managed to make some good progress on Bout of Books. It’s time for my daily update! January 3rd – Day 2 Review Books Read: Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous…
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And we are off! I have wrapped up the first day of Bout of Books 18. A brand new year and a brand new Jackie B.– I thought it was a good idea to start off the year by pushing myself a bit. I feel like things fell off for me at the end of […]
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It’s hard to believe that 2016 has ended and we are into 2017 already! 2016 was a hallmark year for me. I real life I had some great adventures with my friends and got engaged. In the blog world, well, I created my blog and began my journey to make…
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