Bookish Musings: Top 5 Strangest Book Reviews I’ve Written

I like to think of this post as proof that a) you really don't need to write "professional" reviews to have a book blog, and b) positive reviews can in fact be fun! I also like finding ways to continue talking about great books that I totally recommend and think people should read, since oftentimes books just get forgotten after the review is posted, and this seemed like a good way to do...
 

Book Review: The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver Book 1) by V.S. McGrath

When Hettie's sister is taken, Hettie is determined to get her back, but she soon finds out there are a lot of secrets surrounding her family that she never knew about, including a powerful cursed revolver that ends up in her possession. Hettie doesn't know who she can trust, but she soon finds herself with a posse of sorts and will do whatever it takes to get to her...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Disability

I've been wanting to do this post for a while since I talk a lot about disability in books on my blog and have the list of sci-fi/fantasy books with disability and everything, but let me tell you, there are NOT a lot of book covers out there that show any sort of visible disability on them. Especially sci-fi/fantasy books, which is what I like to focus on. A lot of disabilities are invisible, and...
 

Book Review: Apocalypse Alley (Blue Unicorn Book 2) by Don Allmon

When Comet, a soldier, gets home from an assignment out of the country, he discovers that his friend JT's home has been attacked, and JT is missing. He finds Buzz among the wreckage, takes him prisoner, and the two end up traveling across the country to find their mutual friend. Being hunted down by assassins on their way is no surprise, but developing feelings for one another...
 

Book Recs: 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with No Romance

In honor of Valentine's Day, I have decided to make a post for all the people out there who are NOT looking for love! Well, not in books, at least ;-) Romance in books is great. I like it. I really do! But, on occasion, I'm just not in the mood for it. And a book doesn't have to have romance to be amazing! I can't promise there's not a single mention of romance or feelings in all of these,...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – iZombie Vol. 2, Whispers Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 2

In iZombie Vol. 2, zombie girl Gwen eats the brain of someone she used to know as a child and finds out some things she forgot about her own life while her were-terrier friend attempts to reconcile with his grandfather. In Whispers Vol. 1, a guy with OCD discovers he can travel in a ghost-like form separate from his body as he sleeps and manipulate people's thoughts. In Sex Criminals Vol. 2, Jon...
 

Update: Life and Books (2/11/18)

So I've been doing some more Netflix watching. I watched two random gymnastics movies I found. The first was awful, the second was alright. I also watched The Road to El Dorado. It was cute! Also more inappropriate than I thought a kid's movie would be. I'm also up to Season 2 of Peaky Blinders. I'm dealing with eye strain at the moment though, so I've had to take it easy with...
 

Book Review: Prince’s Gambit (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 2) by C. S. Pacat

Laurent is heading out to the border, but Damen has convinced Laurent to let him go with him because Damen knows the only way to protect his own people is to help Laurent beat the Regent. Damen is close to having his freedom back, but he also finds himself drawn to Laurent as he spends more time with him. But neither his freedom nor his feelings will matter if they can't outwit, out-manuever, and...
 

Bookish Musings: Imagining Scenes from the POV of a Non-POV Character

Have you ever read a book that was written from the POV of one character, but you imagined what certain scenes or moments or even the whole book must've been like from the POV of another character? I guess we all must to a certain extent or we wouldn't ever empathize with or feel the emotions of other characters when things happen to them. But there was one specific situation in a book that got...
 

Book Review: The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

When he was born, Tommin was cursed to become a leprechaun, and now he feels a constant compulsion to steal gold and silver. When his thieving gets him in trouble, he makes a deal with a stranger named Lorcan, not realizing until it's too late that he's been taken to an underground city, along with Eve, to become a full-blow leprechaun. But Tommin and Eve don't want to lose their humanity or be...