50 Facts About Me

1. Full name

Jessica Jones

2. Zodiac sign

Scorpio- November 2nd

3. 3 fears

I'm scared of so much! Sharks, thunderstorms, and dying alone.

4. 3 things I love

Books, my dog, and my nephews. 
5. My best friend
My brother. 
6. Last song I listened to
Take on the World- You Me At Six
7. 3 Turn ons
Sense of humor, kindness, and honestly reading. Those photos of guys reading in public 😏😍
8. 3 Turn offs
Self obsessed, rude to strangers (people in general), and being hateful towards animals. 
9. What colour underwear I’m wearing right now
10. How many tattoos/piercings do I have
Technically I've gotten 4 tattoos total, but one was an add on and one was a cover up. 2 piercings in each ear and I did have my belly button pierced when I was younger (15-19)  so now I just have a scar. 
11. The reason I started blogging
What gave me the push was watching a lot of youtube videos, but I've always journaled and being lonely in college I decided I needed a new outlet. 
12. How I feel right now
Currently I'm feeling a lot of things at the moment. I'll just say exhausted and content right now. 
13. Something I really really want
For myself: Confidence
For the world: World peace 
14. My current relationship status
15. Meaning behind my URL
Jess's Little Library. Jess is short for my name, Jessica. And little library is for a collection of books and my own library of thoughts. 
16. My favourite movie
Breakfast At Tiffany's 
17. My favourite song
This is so hard because I have so many! Today my favorite song is Kids by FRENSHIP, but ask me tomorrow and it'll be something different. 
18. My favourite band
Another hard one! Arctic Monkeys 
19. 3 Things that upset me
Inconsiderate people, yelling, and people being horrible towards animals. 
20. 3 Things that make me happy
Sunshine, long walks, good conversation. 
21. What I find attractive in other people
Sense of humor, kindness, confidence (not cocky!)
22. Someone I miss
My mom
23. Someone I love
My mom
24. My relationship with my parents
I'm pretty close with my mom. We argue just like everyone else, but she knows everything about me and she's the one I always call. 
25. My favourite holiday
I want to say Christmas just because of all of the joy that is associated with it, but holidays are usually complicated in our house. 
26. My closest blogging friend
I currently do not have any friends that blog, but maybe I'll find some! 
27. Someone famous I’d date
Joe Cole. I am obsessed with Peaky Blinders and that man is beautiful. 
28. A confession
I wake up at 4:30 almost everyday because it's calming being the only one awake and I just really like mornings.
29. 3 Things that annoy me easily
Being late, chewing, and rude people. 
30. My favourite animal
I love all animals, but I think my favorite is Moose. 
31. My pets
I have a 3 year old pomeranian, Teddy.  I also have a 5 year old Maine Coon Tabby mix, Miles. And a almost 2 year old gray tabby, Chibby. They are all the loves of my life. 
32. One thing I’ve lied about
I'm not a very good liar, so I don't do it often. I think the biggest one was telling my parents I went to class when I skipped. 
33. Something that’s currently worrying me
34. An embarrassing moment
There are way too many. 
35. Where I work
Currently just a full time student.
36. Something that’s constantly on my mind
I want cake. 
37. 3 Habits I have
I have to make my bed exactly after I take my dog outside in the morning, my coffee addiction, and when I'm nervous I talk too much or not at all. 
38. My future goals
I really would like to write and publish novels. Travel the world and learn everything I can about history. Eventually maybe get married and maybe have children, but I'm not sure about the marriage part. 
39. Something I fantasise about
Traveling. Ireland, Iceland, London, Germany, Denmark 
40. My favourite store
Urban Outfitters
41. My favourite food
Sushi? Burgers? I don't even know. 
42. What I did yesterday
Studied and did homework ALL day. 
43. Something I’m talented at
I have zero talents 😂 I like to dance, but I'm really not any good at it. 
44. My idea of the perfect date
Something fun and different! Or just going on a walk, coffee shop, or bookstore. I hate the whole dinner and a movie thing. 
45. My celebrity crush
I already mentioned Joe Cole, so I guess I'll say Kit Harington. 
46. My favourite blog
I don't even know! There are so many amazing blogs out there! 
47. Number of kids I want
1 or 2
48. Do I smoke/drink
49. One word that describes me
50. My favourite quote
"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." -Jane Austen

January Wrap Up

This month I managed to read 4 book! It would've been 5, but this weekend mostly consisted of studying and homework. I feel like this semester I will have wayyy more time to actually read because I changed my major! Yay for change and figuring life out! But more on that maybe late, on to the books I read in January. 

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                                                       1. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

This was my first Colleen Hoover novel and I think I set my expectations too high. I did enjoy this book and I definitely plan on picking up more of her books, but this book was just too cringy. Some parts were cute and great, but I found Ben to just be a creep and Fallon deserved better. 
I did give this book 3 stars because it was entertaining and I enjoyed some parts. If you have any Colleen Hoover recommendations please let me know, she is an author I've heard great things about and I would really like to get into her work. 

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      2.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 

 Just going to start this out by saying I gave this book 5 stars and this is now going to become my favorite trilogy. I mostly picked up Shadow and Bone because I wanted to read Six of Crows, but someone mentioned I should read The Grisha Trilogy first because of the world building. I went into this book blind, only having heard that it was a great read, and I'm so glad I did so because I loved all of the plot twists. It's only January, and I'm a little late on the Grisha Trilogy bandwagon, but I'm going to go ahead and call Shadow and Bone my favorite read of 2018. Check back next month and see if I change my mind. 😂

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    3. Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

  I ate this book. I think I finished it in 24 hours. Love, Life, and the List was such a cute contemporary read and definitely what I needed to perk up my winter break a little bit. Kasie West is slowly becoming one of my favorite authors, mostly because I am trash for YA contemporary. Her books are simple, cute, and just what I need to get out of book slumps. I really recommend this book if you are looking for a quick fun read. I gave this book 4 stars because it was such a fun read this month. 

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   4. Lucky In Love by Kasie West

 I'm clearly trying to read all of Kasie West's books this year. Lucky In Love was an okay book. I did enjoy reading it, but the whole lottery winning and everything working out perfectly in the end was kind of cliche for me. And there's nothing wrong with cliches! I tend to love them, but all of her unnecessary spending to fit in with the "in crowd" gave me so much anxiety that I put the book down for a few days. I did love that there was an Asian love interest, which we don't see often, and I will admit I loved Seth and Maddie together and their relationship, but I just wanted more from their relationship. Because I did end up enjoying some parts of this book, I gave it  3 stars. It would have been a quick read had I not put it down for a few days. I do recommend this book to middle school or high school aged readers. I think us older YA lovers would not love it as much. 

Hopefully with a new major and lots of life changes this new year, I will be able to keep up this blog more. At least that is what I want to do and my main goal this year. Let me know what you read this month and any books you would recommend! 

22 things I learned at 22

Since my birthday is coming up in a couple weeks I figured why not share 22 things I've learned at 22. This year was definitely a year of learning for me and I learned wayyyy more than 22 things. 
Enjoy, Jess. 

  1. Never apologize for crying.
  2. Drink water! Seriously, your body does weird stuff when you don't. 
  3. Write everything down. EVERYTHING.
  4. Don't move in with people you've only known for a few months. No matter how good it seems.
  5. Alcohol is not your friend. 
  6. No matter how lonely you feel, you're never really alone. 
  7. Everything is easier when you don't procrastinate.
  8. Keep up with your money or you might end up eating cereal for a week straight. 
  9. Work out. Even if it's just going for a walk.
  10. Tell people you love them because you never know if you'll see them again.
  11. Pray.
  12. Smile at strangers.
  13. Go to the doctor for check ups.
  14. Be nice to your mom. 
  15. Listen to people. Just listen. 
  16. Do the extra credit.
  17. The only opinion that matters when it comes to yourself is yourself. 
  18. Don't hang out with boys after 11pm. 
  19. Music is good for everything. 
  20. It is okay to say no. 
  21. Never apologize for feelings.
  22. Dance like nobody's watching because life is too short. 

October TBR

Hello world! I haven't been on here in awhile and I'm not going to try to make excuses, I'm just gunna say life happens and things change. But to ease back into this blogging thing I decided to start with an October TBR, and if you know me you know I don't really stick to these lists and that I'm a very busy college student with not a lot of time for reading the things I want to read. So my goal this month is to at least read 3 or 4 books. Not a lot compared to some people and maybe that is a lot compared to others, but that's my goal and we'll see how that goes. 

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1. London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton 

I am behind on this book, seeing as everyone has already read it and I believe there is already a second one out. I've been working on this book for awhile (book slump) and I plan on finishing it hopefully this week! So far it's very relatable and a great read. 

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        2. Refugee by Alan Gratz

This book is on my list because I have to read it for class. I'm excited to read it because I have heard wonderful things about it, but it's also for class. I'll let ya know how it goes and how I feel about it hopefully after October 16 because that is when the assignment over the book is due. 

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       3. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco 

If you have read my blog before, you will see that I did a review last year on Kerri's first book in this wonderful series, Stalking Jack the Ripper. You will also know how much I loved it! I cannot wait to read this book and I would read it first on this list, but I still need to order it. I know I know terrible fangirl for not preordering the book. 

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     4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

My fourth book I plan on reading is, of course, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It's a classic and one of my favorites that I reread every year. It is the spooky season so perfect Wuthering Heights reading time! I'd say it's cold weather season and that's the perfect time to read Wuthering Heights, but I live in Texas and it's currently still in the 80s and 90s.