Middle Grade
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Reading Watching Listening

I actually met my reading goals for 2019—an accomplishment that brings me more than a little satisfaction. I consider myself and avid reader, but I’m

The Reading List

It’s hard to believe the summer is drawing to a close. Between work adventures and out of state trips to see friends, it has been

Book Review: The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare | Jest Kept Secret

The Silver Mask

Title: The Silver Mask Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Series: Magisterium #4 Genre: MG Fantasy Content Warning: Thematic elements and mild language Blurb A

Book Review: The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare | Jest Kept Secret

The Bronze Key

Title: The Bronze Key Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Series: Magisterium #3 Genre: MG Fantasy Content Warning: Brief mild language and thematic elements Blurb

Book Review: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare | Jest Kept Secret

The Copper Gauntlet

Title: The Copper Gauntlet Author: Holly Black and Cassandra Clare Series: Magisterium #2 Genre: MG Fantasy Content Warning: PG for some mild language and crude

Book Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi | Jest Kept Secret

Furthermore

Title: Furthermore Author: Tahereh Mafi Genre: MG Fantasy Content Warning: The MC is an eccentric child who hates wearing clothing, but that’s about it. Blurb

The True Meaning of Smekday

Title: The True Meaning of Smekday Author: Adam Rex Genre: MG Sci-Fi Content Warning: Scattered mild language Blurb It all starts with a school essay.

Hi! I’m Jess.

I’m a quirky Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. I always return my shopping carts to the cart corral, I fold gum wrappers into origami cranes, and I polish my nerd badge daily. I am passionate about helping women intentionally make space for the things that bring them true joy. Read more about me and my mission here.

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