Book Review: Sugar Scars by Travis Norwood

Sugar has survived the virus that wiped out most of the world only to realize her immunity won't matter when all the insulin injections expire---without insulin, her blood sugar will get too high, she'll slip into a diabetic coma, and she won't ever wake up again. With help from the community that has formed in Tallahassee, Sugar sets out to make her own insulin, no matter what it...
 

Blogging Tips: Tips for Writing Book Reviews When You Don’t Have Much to Say

I love writing book reviews, for the most part. I enjoy getting to share my thoughts and opinions and feelings about books and to know that other people actually read them and even sometimes find them helpful. But I know that some people struggle. And even I sometimes come across a book for which I just... don't know what to say. I also remember how much I struggled to figure out how to write...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/14/17

I've been extra tired lately and feel like I haven't done anything productive all week because I haven't been able to concentrate, so this is just a post to let you all know that I won't be doing a weekly update or participating in the Sunday Post linkup or visiting many blogs today. Don't worry though, I'm fine! I just need a break today. I'll share all the books I've received and read this past...
 

Book Review: Real Vampires Do It in the Dark (Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle Book 2) by Amy Fecteau (Repost)

When Matheus and Quin get into an argument and Quin leaves, Matheus finds himself alone, homeless, and broke in the middle of a dangerous feud among the remaining vampire leaders. Despite their distaste for each other, Matheus and Alistair come together to figure out what to do about Apollonia's reign and how to find and get back Quin. *This is a repost, but I've reread the book and changed...
 

Blogging Tips: How I Use Goodreads

I feel like I've seen a lot of people say that they don't really know how to use Goodreads, that they don't use it for anything other than posting reviews, that they don't understand the point of certain things, etc. Goodreads is one of the few social media sites I legitimately use and somewhat click with, and while I am by no means an expert or wildly popular on there, I was inspired to make a...
 

Mini Reviews: Science Fiction – The Human Wilderness, Scardust, Foamers

In The Human Wilderness, a man living post-apocalypse braves the danger outside his settlement as he attempts to save girls who have been going missing from all over the area. In Scardust, Raleigh just wants to complete his goal of scattering his brother's ashes on Mars, but when a strange man falls from the sky with no memory of who he is and the two start unintentionally swapping memories,...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I don't do a ton of tag posts on this blog, but I have to admit, I totally love these types of tags where you choose books and then open to a random page and answer each question with the first word or character name you see. I found this tag on Paradise Found, the original is from Nathan Hale, and this is how it works: 1. Pick any five books randomly (or not randomly, your choice). 2. The first...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/7/17

Why is it still sporadically reaching lows of 62 in May in a place where we don't even get winter? And who thought 9 in the morning on a Saturday was a good time to feed a whole tree through a wood chipper right outside my window? These are the burning questions I have this week. Other than that, I ain't got no real life news. Doing lots of different things for my tennis elbow and trying to...
 

Book Review: Mariner’s Luck (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 2) by Kirby Crow

Liall had no intention of bringing Scarlet with him to his homeland, for Scarlet's own safety, but Scarlet has given him no choice, and the two are now on a long journey full of hostile mariners, headed to a place filled with even more danger. But amidst all the problems at sea, the close quarters finally forces the two men to reconcile some of their issues with each other and confront their...
 

Book Review: Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle (Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle Book 1) by Amy Fecteau (Repost)

When Matheus gets turned into a vampire one night by the 1700-year-old Quin, his whole life gets turned upside down. Stuck with Quin out of necessity, Matheus finds himself trying to survive being hunted by vampire hunters, running from a mysterious new threat to vampires in the city, questioning his sexuality, and attempting to stay sane and alive as he learns the ropes of the supernatural...