Literary Tattoos

Growing up, my mom always said that she would never allow my sister and me to have tattoos or piercings while we lived in her house. As we got older the rules relaxed a little and I was allowed to pierce my bellybutton when I was 15. At the age of 19, I was living back with my parents while waiting to ship off to boot camp and I decided that I REALLY wanted a tattoo. Being the respectful teenager that I was, I asked for permission (even though I legally didn’t need to) because it was her house and her rules. My mom got a little flustered and told me to ask my dad, who as it turns out was totally cool with the idea. That day I went out and got my very first tattoo (one of the only ones I have that I’d later come to regret). Ironically, the tattoo was grammatically incorrect and I didn’t even notice until several hours later. Continue reading

On The Same Page


For those of you who haven’t heard of OTSP Secret Sister, it is a project founded by Alyssa from Books Take You Places, Brittany from Book Addict’s Guide, and Amy from Tripping Over Books. It is kind of like a Secret Santa, but with more focus on being pen pals and providing cheer or encouragement. Each participant fills out a questionnaire and is then paired up based on the monetary value you select. You send to one person and someone else sends to you. This month is the end of round 3 and signups for the next round begin January 16th. Check out all 3 of their blogs for more FAQs and get to know the hosts before time runs out!


Today I received my final package from this round and I wanted to share it with all of you! Take a look at the video to find out who has been my personal cheerleader and Secret Sister for the last 6 months.

I’m not sure if the Secret Sis I send to has figured out I’m her Sister. I have a feeling she knows and just hasn’t said anything yet. Have you participated in OTSP Secret Sister? Does it sound like something you would be interested in?

2015 End of Year Survey


The End of Year Survey was originally created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner. I saw a lot of other blogs participating and I thought it would be fun to take a look at my reading habits from the last year.

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 52
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy


Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015? Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Someone in one of my classes recommended it and it was great!) Continue reading