Suicide Squad Trailer

Hey guys! So I’m sure by now you know how much I love book to movie adaptations. But do you know how much I love comic book movies too? I’m kind of obsessed. And with the recent release of some seriously awesome ones (i.e. Deadpool especially), I’m really looking forward to the upcoming releases of Captain America: Civil War (May 6) and Suicide Squad (August 5). Last night on the MTV Movie Awards, the cast of Suicide Squad shared the brand-new trailer for the movie and WOAH YES GIVE IT TO ME NOW. I’m all heart eyes over here, and I want you to be too. I’m really digging Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, which I wasn’t really expecting, and Jared Leto is definitely growing on me more and more as the Joker (I think he’s an incredible actor but who can follow Heath Ledger?). So I’m sharing the new trailer below! Let me know what you think in the comments.

What do you think of the new trailer? Also, check out how cool the movie poster is!

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Thursday Thoughts: What I’ve Been Listening To

Hey guys! So this week I’m at the Children’s Book Festival in Hattiesburg, MS (where I’ll be meeting Lois Lowry and Jacqueline Woodson ASDFJKL;), and I’m SUPER excited! I’m writing this the day before I leave (it’s Tuesday today) so I’m going to go ahead and say I’ll be talking about the festival on Twitter and posting pics on my Instagram, but if I don’t, I’m sorry!

Anyway! Because I’m getting ready for the festival, I wanted to share an easy post for you guys, and you seem to be enjoying the What I’ve Been Listening To posts I’ve done, so here’s another!

Sir Sly

I have gotten into a recent obsession with Sir Sly – a band that I’ve liked for a long time but I just can’t stop listening to them recently. Their somewhat quiet indie pop vibes have just fit really well with my mood the past couple of weeks. Here are two of my favorites.

Let me know what you think!

Blog Tour | Interview with Mia Siegert, author of JERKBAIT + My Review

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Hi, lovelies! I’m super excited to be hosting Mia Siegert, author of JERKBAIT, for an interview as part of the blog tour. I’ll be sharing my short review of the book and then the interview. Enjoy!


JerkbaitJerkbait by Mia Siegert
Jolly Fish Press | May 3, 2016

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Even though they’re identical, Tristan isn’t close to his twin Robbie at all—until Robbie tries to kill himself.

Forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from hurting himself, the brothers begin to feel the weight of each other’s lives on the ice, and off. Tristan starts seeing his twin not as a hockey star whose shadow Tristan can’t escape, but a struggling gay teen terrified about coming out in the professional sports world. Robbie’s future in the NHL is plagued by anxiety and the mounting pressure from their dad, coach, and scouts, while Tristan desperately fights to create his own future, not as a hockey player but a musical theatre performer.

As their season progresses and friends turn out to be enemies, Robbie finds solace in an online stranger known only as “Jimmy2416.” Between keeping Robbie’s secret and saving him from taking his life, Tristan is given the final call: sacrifice his dream for a brother he barely knows, or pursue his own path. How far is Robbie willing to go—and more importantly, how far is Tristan willing to go to help him?


I read this book in one day. It is compulsively readable, exciting, horrific, emotional, not at all an easy book, but easy to read.

I really love books that have flawed characters because they are real, and everyone in Jerkbait is flawed, multi-dimensional, and I really appreciated that. My favorite character is probably Tristan, the narrator, because he’s never really had a chance – following in his twin brother’s shadow. But Tristan’s growth throughout the novel is gradual but powerful. But then you have Robbie, his twin brother, who is such a sad character. He’s tormented by who is he is and he feels he must decide between that and his hockey career. I just wanted to reach in and hug him.

I think my only complaint is that the novel felt rather predictable at times and I figured out the overall story pretty easily, but in the end, I still really liked the book and I think it handles its many serious topics well and with sensitivity. I think the fact that the book not only deals with sexuality but also the struggles that teen athletes and teens in general face is what makes this book important.


Describe yourself in 6 words.

Ambitious, workaholic, competitive, intense, loyal, literal.

Describe your book in 6 words.

Intense, relentless, far-reaching, scary, mixed resolution

What is the best memory from your journey to becoming an author?

Oh jeez, pick a hard one, why don’t you? J Honestly, it’s hard to say the absolute best, but definitely getting the email from Travis Pennington (my agent). I had 208 rejections over three years on three manuscripts, so that just… meant everything.

Tell us something interesting that we won’t find out in the book about each of your MCs, Tristan and Robbie.

Before getting into musicals, Tristan listened to a lot of old school rap and R&B because of the storytelling.

Robbie actually really enjoys reading but, because of hockey, he doesn’t really know what’s out there. A few of Tristan’s books might have ended up in Robbie’s room.

I ask this of everyone – what’s your favorite book? 

ONCE YOU GO BACK by Douglas A. Martin and LORD OF MISRULE by Jaimy Gordon.

Other than your own, who is your favorite fictional character?

It’s hard to say because fictional characters run across so many medians and there are so many great ones. From a book, probably Clarice Starling from THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris. For anime, General Cloud Nine from D.Gray-man and Amano Ginji from Getbackers.

Favorite hockey team?

Number one favorite hockey team: New Jersey Devils (as if that wasn’t obvious!!!)

For western conference, I’m a fan of the Anaheim Ducks.

I also like any team who beats the Rangers. [/Obligatory Trash Talk]

Anything else you’d like to tell us about you or your book?

JERKBAIT was my first attempt at writing first person or YA. I wrote the story because I needed to, but I knew very little about the genre as I concentrated on literary fiction. It’s been a steep learning curve, but really enjoyable, and I’m thrilled to find a place where I can somewhat belong since I got a lot of crap from folks for my decision to do something more mainstream and accessible.


Mia Siegert.jpgMia Siegert received her MFA from Goddard College and her BA from Montclair State University where she won Honorable Mention in the 2009 English Department Awards for fiction. Her debut JERKBAIT will be released May 2016 by Jolly Fish Press. Siegert has been published in Clapboard House, Word Riot, The Limn Literary & Arts Journal, as well as a few other small presses.

Siegert currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer. She enjoys training horses and watching hockey.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People to Follow on Twitter & Instagram

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter/Instagram/Youtube/Snapchat/Facebook

These are not comprehensive. I’ll probably be kicking myself immediately after posting this for not remembering someone, but these are the first 5 from Twitter and Instagram that I thought of. 🙂


Brittany aka @bbookrambles – B is one of my favorite people on Twitter. Scratch that. One of my favorite people ever. She hosts super awesome weekly chats about a book; she’s super friendly and fun to talk to, and our occasional buddy reads are wonderful.

Jeff Zentner aka @JeffZentner – Jeff is the author of THE SERPENT KING, which I’m sure by now you know how much I love. But Jeff is also one of the funniest people on Twitter and you’re guaranteed to get at least one laugh a day from his account. J

Jen aka @Pop_Reader – Jen is the blogger behind Pop! Goes the Reader which is one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs out there. But it’s also full of great reviews, gorgeous wallpapers, and so much more. Plus, Jen is one of the sweetest people EVER.

Matt Haig aka @matthaig1 – Matt is the author of The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive. He regularly talks about mental health (specifically anxiety and depression) and his tweets make me feel less alone.

Michael Waters aka @ABoredAuthor – Michael is probably the smartest 18-year-old on the face of the planet. He’s a contributor to B&N Teen blog and MTV where he writes thoughtful, sensitive, and informative pieces about a variety of topics. He often makes me question what the heck I’m doing with my life. But he’s also kind and friendly and just generally a person I’d like to be friends with.


Ursula aka Ursula_Uriarte

Annette aka Booknerderie (I also love her calligraphy account QuoteAndQuill)

Gillian aka mizgillianberry

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Brittany S. aka BookAddictsGuide

Bex aka OutOfTheBex