Graphic Novel Review: Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 2 by Jess Fink

Before he created Chester 5000, Robert worked at a foundry with George, and the two of them became fast friends while working together on new inventions. But between work stress, dangerous inventions, sexuality questions, overbearing orphanage mothers, and greedy bosses, what will happen to George and Isabelle's new marriage and Robert and Priscilla's struggling one? (This volume covers events...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Clocks

Clocks turned out to be a pretty good topic for book covers! There's something kinda pretty about clocks too. Actually, speaking of clocks, I happen to have this really awesome one that I love (the picture is an Amazon affiliate link in case anyone else also wants to own the same awesome...
 

Book Review: Toric’s Dagger (The Weapon Takers Saga Book 1) by Jamie Edmundson

When the religious relic Toric's Dagger is stolen, Belwynn, her twin brother, and eight others are sent to track down the thieves and return it, but they soon find themselves embroiled in something much bigger than mere theft. Elana insists the dagger will be essential in saving their nation, and everyone seems to want it. Meanwhile things are changing on the political front, and leaders...
 

The Weekly Update: 6/25/17

Let's see, what did I do this week... I rented some movies! I rarely watch movies, but it seemed like a good way to rest my arms. I watched Captain Fantastic because I thought it would be fun, quirky, and touching, I got a Little Miss Sunshine vibe from the cover, but boy was I wrong. I nearly cried like six times. I was heavy and unsettling in some ways and emotional but touching in the end....
 

Book Review: A Destiny of Dragons (Tales from Verania Book 2) by TJ Klune

Sam finally has his cornerstone, he's surrounded by friends and family, he's even bonding with Prince Justin (kinda), and life is great---until his grandmother shows up and tells him he's part of a prophecy and has a destiny involving the five dragons of Verania and an evil man of shadows. Sam doesn't want to part of a destiny, but he'll do whatever it takes to keep his loved ones safe... if he...
 

Bookish Musings: Consistency in Series Book Titles

The other week I talked about consistency in series book covers, but what I didn't mention in that post was book titles. And just like I love when covers are matchy and consistent, I love when titles are matchy and consistent too! I would never avoid or dislike a series just for having titles that don't relate, and in most cases it doesn't truly bother me, but it makes me extra happy when the...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 1 by Jess Fink

Priscilla is feeling neglected because her inventor husband, Robert, doesn't seem to have time for her or to be interested in sex anymore. In order to satisfy her, Robert creates Chester 5000, a fully functioning sex robot! Priscilla is hesitant at first but, upon getting to know Chester, finds that he's sweet, caring, and everything she could ever want in a man. But what will happen when Robert...
 

The Weekly Update: 6/18/17

So... the acupuncture did not go well. It hurt (not terrible, but like getting blood drawn), and I spent the entire appointment, plus the whole rest of the day, freaking out because needles. Maybe acupuncture just isn't for me period, but I also didn't like the practitioner. I felt like she didn't listen to me, and she didn't take my fear seriously at all; she just started stabbing needles all...
 

Book Review: The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales from Verania Book 1) by TJ Klune

Sam is the apprentice to the King's Wizard, and he's hopelessly in love with Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart even though Ryan is dating the prince. But when Prince Justin is taken by a dragon, Sam, Ryan, Gary (Sam's hornless gay unicorn best friend), and Tiggy (his half-giant other best friend) are all sent to get him back. Sam thought he could protect his heart and move on, but, the more time he...