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American Horror Story: Murder House

 A Summary

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Elinor Dashwood: my Jane Austen spirit animal

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Books & Cupcakes Thank You Book Giveaway!

Hello everyone!! ::waves:: I am thrilled to be hosting this giveaway!! I can’t believe Books & Cupcakes has reached over 10,000 followers! You are all amazing and fantastic!  This giveaway is just my small way to say thank you to everyone who follows me, reads my reviews, partakes in the book photo challenge, and sends me lovely messages.  I wanted to do something nice for you all as a thank you for your love and support! Thank you all so much!! xoxo Jessica


  • This book giveaway will be open WORLDWIDE thanks to the book depository! 
  • The winner will be able to choose one of the above books. 
  • Since this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following this blog. I do check! 
  • You can enter by reblogging and liking this post. There is not a limit to how many times you can reblog this but please be courteous of those who follow you. 
  • The giveaway ends May 30th. I will chose the winner at 12 noon Eastern Time (United States and Canada). The winner will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. 
  • As a winner you need to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can ship the book to you. I pinky promise not to stalk you!

Good luck, fingers crossed that you win and may the odds be ever in your favor!


19th & 20th century tiaras

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These lovely, lovely engagement rings are brand new original creations by Which one is your favorite? More photos here:

I’ve been tagged (again)!!!

I was tagged by a-ramblinrose. The Rules: 1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
3. Ask 11 new questions to 11 new bloggers. They must have less than 200 Bloglovin followers. (You cannot renominate the blog that nominated you.) 1. I am a twin. I have an older sister 3 minutes older than me. 2. I love to knit and am currently knitting a blanket. 3. I am double jointed in both my shoulders. 4. I hate ketchup and any other condiment imaginable. 5. I’ve only been out of the country once to Ireland. 6. My favorite Jane Austen novel is Sense and Sensibility. 7. I was reading Love in the Time of Cholera on the day Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away. 8. I firmly believe that the universe is constantly talking to you, all you have to do is interpret the signs. 9. My best friend is named after a famous southern writer, Flannery O’Conner. 10. I love to sing. 11. I am an Episcopalian who goes to Catholic School. Bonus fact: I am in two bookclubs. 1. What was the last book that disappointed you? Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips 2. What do you do when you end up in a reading rut? When I get in a reading rut I take a step back, do some knitting, and wait until a book falls into my lap. 3. Who’s your favorite poet? Why? My favorite poet is Billy Collins because who wouldn’t love a poet who writes about taking off Emily Dickinson’s clothes. 4. Last book to make you cry? The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 5. Do you buy secondhand books?If so, do you mind if they have notes in them? I love secondhand books and do not mind if they have notes. 6. Last book you couldn’t finish? The Explosionist by Jenny Davidson 7. What book do you think needs a movie? Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Unspoken, and Speaks the Nightbird 8. What book inspires you? All Quiet On The Western Front 9. Do you like William Shakespeare? If so, favorite play? I love Shakespeare, and my favorite play is Romeo and Juliet. 10. Preferred place to read? the bathtub 11. It’s 2 in the morning and you have one chapter left. Do you keep reading? YES My Questions 1. If you could be one literary detective who would you be? 2. Fiction, Nonfiction, or poetry? 3. Do you like reading with music? 4. Do you checkout books from the library or prefer to buy them brand new or secondhand? 5. You hate the book you are reading but you have already read twelve chapters. Finish it or move on? 6. Favorite classic? 7. Loan books to friends or keep them on your bookshelf? 8. Do you like reading ebooks? 9. Favorite movie adaptation of a book you’ve read? 10. Have you ever read by candlelight? 11. Have you ever gone out to eat and just read during your meal? I tag: hastamananamonsieur hannahbowl booksandhotchocolate wherethebookwormlives thatkindofwoman lyndsayfaye callmecordelia nprbooks elinor-dashboard maureenjohnsonbooks meredithhaggerty