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Obsession Confession | 13 Reasons Why I’m Not Afraid Anymore To Wear Red Lipstick

*sigh* I’m late, once again. Sorry, guys.


But I do actually have a valid excuse this time which is a snafu with my cable company which resulted in my internet being cut for a week! It was… say the least. Anyhoo, let’s just get on with the show…


This pesky reading slump just won’t go away! Grrrr!



Why does the Fifty Shades franchise always get the best soundtracks??? Like, I love the music, I just wish it wasn’t used for this particular franchise…



Netflix is killing it (as per usual) recently! The company also released a teaser trailer for the TV adaptation of Jay Asher’s YA hit Thirteen Reasons Why. The teaser announced the release date (which is in March 2017) and gave us our first look at the characters. I have yet to read the book, but this trailer has me really interested!



All I can think or say is…WHY?!?!! Why is the world after not one, but two, movies that were total and complete trainwrecks, would you think that an off-Broadway musical is a good idea?!?!!!! I haven’t even read Percy Jackson and even I know this is a bad idea!


Also, the cover for Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Wings and Ruin was released and do you see with your eyes how gorgeous it is?!?!! This has me pumped all over again and honestly May can’t come soon enough for me!


And last, but not least, Leigh Bardugo has annouunced that she is releasing a collection of Grishaverse folktales, titled The Language of Thorns. Leigh also hinted that there’s more to come from the Grishaverse. Perhaps a Nina Zenik or Sturmhond novel?…



Around The Blogosphere/Vlogosphere

I’m sorry to say that I don’t have anything for this category, due to the fact that my internet was out for so long and I’m still trying to catch up on reading posts.

Other Products

I’ve recently become obsessed with something that honestly will make you roll your eyes and that is…RED LIPSTICK!!! I’ve always been a big fan of the minimalist, natural look when it comes to makeup, but about a month and a half ago, I ran out of my neutral-pink lipgloss and decided to try a bold red. That was the day…my life changed drastically…Just kidding! But it did change my whole makeup look. Idk, there’s just something about red lipstick that really does make me feel confident and beautiful! Do y’all wear lipstick/gloss? If so, what are some of your favorite brands and shades?

me & my led lips

Laughing Through Life

So the title for the next Star Wars film was revealed to be The Last Jedi.. Of course, the world lost its mind and some took to Twitter to make guesses as to what the final film will be called. Here’s one of the best guesses…



Top 10 Tuesday | Maggie and Claire’s Hidden Book Gems We’ve Read in the Last Year

We skipped last week (whoops), but now we’re back with our picks for this week’s Top 10 Tuesday! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week Maggie and I are going to list some underrated books we’ve read in the last year. Let us know in the comments if you’ve read any hidden gems lately!

Maggie’s Choices

1. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

2. Seven Ways We Lie by Ridley Redgate

3. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander

4. Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly

5. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

6. Phish: The Biography by Parke Puterbaugh

7. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout

8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

9. The Schopenhauer Cure by Irvin D. Yalom

10. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Claire’s Choices

1. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

2. Bel Dame Apocrypha by Kameron Hurley

3. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

4. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

5. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

6. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

7. Cracked by Eliza Crewe

8. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

9. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

10. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

About Me, Maggie

Momentarily Maggie │ And So it Began

Hello, I’m Maggie and I, like all of y’all, have tales to tell. I figure what better platform than our blog?! So, welcome to the first installment of a tentative series, in which I tell you various tales! 😀

I decided that I’d like to get a little more personal with all of you wonderful, loyal readers of The Bookkeeper’s Secrets, hence the birth of this little project of mine. I don’t know what all I will write about or where this series will lead me, but I’m excited at the possibilities.

Firstly –

I’m a proud social worker!

Therefore, I’ve decided to write an essay series regarding the situations, families, and individuals I have encountered throughout my ten years in the field. I also seek to educate others about the profession and society’s need for practicing social workers.

A traumatic event completely reshaped my life 13 years ago, taking me on a seemingly endless roller coaster ride of emotions, therapy, many more horrifying losses, psychiatric diagnoses, hopelessness, and ultimately – recovery.

Looking back on this past decade, I have overcome so much more than I ever imagined possible. I’m honestly a stronger person because of what I’ve experienced – I’ve had to be in order to survive.

The trauma I endured led me first into a downward spiral, then shouted in my face that my life’s calling is to help others, especially children and their families. Thus began my new journey of hope – hope that I achieved by inspiring it in others.

Continue reading “Momentarily Maggie │ And So it Began”

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Maggie Reviews │ Rebecca

It’s no wonder Alfred Hitchcock adapted Rebecca for the silver screen.

Daphne du Maurier’s gothic tale of horror follows the tumultuous relationship between Maxim de Winter and his second, much younger, wife, whom he meets while virtually escaping the memories he has of his home in England, Manderley.

Maxim quickly marries his young bride and whisks her away to Manderley from Monte Carlo, where she is a paid companion to Mrs. Van Hopper. Continue reading “Maggie Reviews │ Rebecca”

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Maggie Reviews │ Saga, Volume 1

My first foray into the world of the graphic novel, Saga blew my mind – in an excellent way.

I did have a sneaking suspicion that I’d enjoy Saga, as it was recommended to me by a bunch of avid readers and bloggers.

Let me just say that this book very much exceeded my already lofty expectations.

Saga’s plot begins with a bang – instant action. The book opens with the all too realistic birth of a baby girl, who in turn narrates the story about the plight of her fugitive parents as well as her childhood. Continue reading “Maggie Reviews │ Saga, Volume 1”

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Obsession Confession | Charmed Travellers Attempting To Tell A Boy He’s An *sshole Don’t Want To Live Forever

I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!

Hello, ducklings, and happy new year! Whew! I can’t believe we made it through the sh*tstorm of 2016!


Anyhoo. I’m sorry I’m late on posting this–my internet was out for 2.5 days due to a technical glitch on my cable company’s side (ugh) and then I got really sick. But, nevertheless, I have arrived!

So let’s get straight to it…




Ugh. I hate myself for this. I’m not a huge fan of Zayn’s music or of Taylor Swift as a person but this song is just so dang catchy! Grrrr!


I’ve been watching Netflix’s Travelers lately and I’ve gotten sucked in! It did begin a little slowly, but its premise was intriguing enough to keep me going and now I’m obsessed! The show is about time travelers from the post-apocalyptic future who travel back to the present day and inhabit the bodies of modern day people. The travelers are tasked with the mission of preventing the apocalypse. Together they attempt to avert the impending apocalypse, while also navigating the 21st century day to day lives of their hosts. I think where this show excels is in its characters–who are also so unique and complex and intricate. I’ve gotten so attached to all of them! Definitely check Travelers out!

News Clip


It was announced the other day that The CW is making a prequel to Charmed and I’m actually pretty on board with this. First off, I love Charmed and I’d love more. Second off, there’s no better network to try and pull this off than The CW which, in the past  four years, has really become an incredible network creating amazing content! The show will reportedly follow the sisters’ mother, but after she’s given birth to them–in the sisters’ early childhood. I think this is interesting, as The CW has been focusing more on shows with teen protagonists lately, and also doesn’t generally follow families. But even still, I have high hopes for this new show and I can’t wait to see how it pans out!

Around The Blogosphere/Vlogosphere

The big thing these days throughout the YA book community is the #DiversityBingo2017 challenge. Diversifying your reading has been a real hotbutton issue in the community of late and this particular challenge was one of the things born from that discussion. Basically, you have a bingo sheet (see below)  and the squares are filled in by the description of a diverse book. Once you’ve read a book fitting a particular description, you can fill out the corresponding square and voilà! The goal is to fill out as many squares as you can, thus diversifying your reading a bit more. I think this is a super fun challenge and a great way to diversify your reading!


Other Things

So I caved and gave in to the whole Pop Funko obsession thing. Up until now, I wasn’t really into the craze, but then I saw the figurines for Batgirl, Ms. Marvel, and Queenie (from Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them) and I heard they were making figurines for The 100 and I lost it. Now I’m obsessed and my wallet is preparing for some serious damage.

The Last Laugh

For this week’s dose of giggles, I present to you not one, but TWO(!), side-busting-ly  hilarious tweets!

Thing #1

First up is author Heidi Heilig’s tweet on her newest WIP (“work in progress”)–a.k.a. the novel that every woman has always wanted to read:

Thing #2

And second is the ex-president of Mexico, Vincente Fox Quesada’s, aggressive subtweet of Donald Trump and Mr. Trump’s proposed Great Wall:


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Fantasy Series I (Claire) Want to Read in 2017

I just finished reading the first two books of Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archives (review coming sometime relatively soon), and it has filled me with a fervor to read ALL the fantasy books. I have a quite a few fantasy series on my TBR that have been there for a while, and I’m hoping that 2017 is the year I can finally read some of them! One of the good things about putting off reading these for so long is that many of these series have multiple books out already. Perfect for book binging!

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima

Lightbringer by Brent Weeks

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Temeraire by Naomi Novik

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen


Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and what you thought of them! Also, if anyone has standalone fantasy recommendations (like Uprooted by Naomi Novik), I would LOVE to hear them.