Close your eyes and just pretend.

It’s a classic tale of unresolved pain, and inner torment. A story that most girls say to themselves “oh that won’t happen to me.” But let’s be honest and look at the facts, something like 1 in 3 women will experience sexual assault by the age of 25. Who I used to be is exactly one such story. Follow a young girl through her high school years as she tries to cope with the pain, shame, and self-hatred of being rapped by her brothers best friend. As she finds ways to deal with her feelings she losses some friends along the way and makes a new one. Travel down the halls and navigate through her life with her as she struggles with who she can trust and who she can’t, starting with herself.

Tell me what you thought of this book in the comments! And be sure to pick up the next book of the month with us!



Everyone Has a Reason To Fear a Boy With a Gun



I can honestly say that when it comes to books I’ve fallen pray to the thought that “size matters”, the thought that a truly great book needs to come in this big thick book. So when it comes to “This is where it ends”, I didn’t even begin to prepare for what was to come. I truly underestimated it on so many levels.  To say this book was intense really was an understatement of the century. The meat of the story is told from the perspectives of 4 different students in various parts of the same high school during a School shooting, all with some connection to the shooter. Blog feed litters the pages between chapters giving us a glimps of the world around our 4 main Characters as the world process what is it to have friends and family trappped in a very dangerous and the panic and helplessness one can feel. This book brings to light the thoughts and feeling that cross ones mind when they are faced with the difficult decision, Sit safely on the sideline or, Step up and be the hero… even if its going to cost you your life.

Marieke Nijkamp hit it out of the park on this one. Her grasp of the characters feelings during this massive tragedy make this book an excellent and compelling read from start to finish. This is where it ends is a must read for any and all students and teachers, showing everyone that no matter how big or small, good or bad, our actions really do make a difference in someones life. Everyone has their reasons, what are yours?

–Leeannalyn Marie



I’m so excited to announce the book of the month has been selected. 

This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp is the book of the month for March, written from the perspective of 4 people during a school shooting, it promises to leave you feeling all the feels. I cannot wait to dig deeper into this book this month! 


Help me make Bowties and Coffee Productions a real thing!

Hey guys Ive started a go fund me campaign to raise the money to get Bowties and Coffee Productions up and running. Its been my dream for aome time now to be a film producer. Ive got s few films in the works all set and ready as soon as the company is up and running. Please go check out my Go Fund Me page and Donate what you can to help the cause!! Thank You so much for all you guys as my readers do!  https://twitter.com/LeeannalynMarie/status/717558654157922304?s=09