“Stormy, Scalding, Heart-Wrung Tears” –Jane Eyre

At 7am on Sunday, December 7th, I finished Jane Eyre, after having become riveted to the emotions in the words written by Charlotte Brontë. (Upon reflection, maybe it wasn’t the best choice to try and read myself to sleep with this book at midnight, as I wound up with no sleep.)

Finally, I am getting around to writing my review of the first book to be checked off of my Before 25 Bucket List

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre

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Can’t Lose with VanCo.

On March 16th, 2013, around 6:45 in the evening, I walked down the sidewalk beside 12th and Porter, the venue where the Drunken Irish Show presented by Gimm+Icky was to be held, feeling quite frustrated. I had just been inside, and I hadn’t been able to find anyone to help me. I was looking for the members of VanCo., the band that would be opening the show that night, because I was supposed to be interviewing them.

Suddenly, a door burst open in front of me, and I saw someone who looked vaguely familiar stride out. I immediately took off down the street, running while trying to look as if I wasn’t. I caught the man’s attention, and found that it was Evan, the bassist for VanCo., and I said goodbye to my frustration. Soon, I was surrounded by the joyful crew that is VanCo., standing out on the street corner where I had just caught up with Evan, and preparing to start asking my questions.   Read more “Can’t Lose with VanCo.”

The Goddess Test & Goddess Interrupted

“Become immortal or die trying.” That’s what it says on the cover of my copy of The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter.

In the book, it’s very true for Kate Winters after she moves to the small town of Eden, Michigan to fulfill her mother’s dying wish. After she meets the mysterious Henry, she is pulled into a world she didn’t know about, and doesn’t want to know about, where she has to pass seven tests in order to become immortal.   Read more “The Goddess Test & Goddess Interrupted”

Balls and Sweaters with Gimm and Icky

I found out about Gimm + Icky and their music when I was looking for places to take my sister when she was in the Nashville area visiting from Seattle. I saw that they were having a “Balls and Sweaters Dance Party” at the historic 12th and Porter in Nashville, Tennessee. Intrigued, I began looking into and listening to their music, and I was hooked. Their music makes me want to get up and dance as I haven’t danced in a while, and as Tripp Weir, the rapper of the duo says, that’s why he wanted to make music. To make people dance.

That’s right. I got to sit down before the show with Tripp Weir and Jeff Garrison, the duo who are Gimm + Icky, and interview them. Read more “Balls and Sweaters with Gimm and Icky”

The Girl in the Steel Corset

I will now be reviewing The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross, another Harlequin Teen book that I received because of my time on Figment’s first-ever Street Team.

My paperback copy of The Girl in the Steel Corset included a “bonus book” at the beginning of the book, a prequel called The Strange Case of Finley Jayne. I obviously read that first, and then could not put it down after I finished… I was compelled to continue reading Kady Cross’s first book in “The Steampunk Chronicles.” I’d have to say The Girl in the Steel Corset was my favorite out of all nine Harlequin Teen books I received. The writing was simply stunning. It was an alternate history Read more “The Girl in the Steel Corset”