Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Goals for the New Year

Since I haven't said it yet, happy New Year to everyone! But here's the thing: I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. The concept behind them is great, but they backfire. They put into our minds that, the moment we falter, the whole thing's a bust, and now we have to wait until next year to try again. But we don't! It doesn't have to be the first day of a new year to make a change. It doesn't...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Jewels

The first Cover Characteristics post of 2016! And who'd have thought it'd be such a hard one? Book covers with jewels turned out to be so much harder to find than I thought they would be. But, as usual, hunting down the covers is part of the fun, especially since I always end up finding more books to add to my TBR and more free ebooks to download. I'm not a jewelry person myself, but I did manage...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/3/16 (aka New Year, New Name, New Bloggy Goodness!)

That was such an eloquent title, I know. But I couldn't think of one word to encompass EVERYTHING that I have to tell you guys! Ugh, where do I even start?! This is what I get for taking a week and a half off. But I was busy redesigning-ish my blog! (That's not even true. I did all this in the past three days. And I didn't even change that much.) But now you all get a whole rambly post about all...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

It's almost Christmas! Which means Santa is coming! Which means bookworms all around the world are putting the finishing touches on the list of books they want to get because, really, do we even include anything else on our lists? My book wishlist is entirely way too long, but I have somehow managed to rein ̶d̶e̶e̶r̶ it in and choose the ten I'd most love to get in paperback. You better be...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers from Books I Read in 2015

Now that 2015 is coming to an end, I really wanted to share some of the amazing book covers I have fallen in love with. But I've realized I'm kind of a bitch when it comes to book covers, and I've become one even more so as the year has gone on and I've seen more and more of them. I was going to write this whole spiel about what I do and don't like in book covers, but I've decided to save it for...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (14)

Happy early Christmas to everyone who celebrates! The holiday really kind of snuck up on me this year. In fact, the whole month of December is going way too fast. January needs to slow down a bit. I have been enjoying reading some Christmas-related books though. I don't think I've ever done that before, which is odd considering how much I love all other things Christmas (movies, songs, etc.) But...
 

Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

With Clara's mother murdered and her father a mayor-turned-gang-lord who has spent the past few years succumbing to his grief, Clara has become increasingly close to her unusual, story-telling godfather and harbored a crush on the beautiful statue in his shop. But on Christmas Eve, her life gets turned upside-down when Godfather's stories start becoming reality, his statue becomes a live person,...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

I'm pretty sure I've already talked about all these books and series roughly 27 times each this year, but what can I say? They are my favorites! They're also the books that don't get the attention they deserve---something I keep trying to change! (Some of these first in series are free on Amazon, so check 'em out!) I have had an AMAZING book year though and am keeping my fingers crossed that next...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Snakes

I really thought book covers with snakes would be easy to find, but I was wrong. However, some of the ones I did find I really love, so it worked out in the end. As for snakes in general, I feel like they're a common fear, right? I've never had an issue with snakes though. Granted I don't want random, wild snakes crawling on me, but the ones they let you hold at zoos and whatnot are awesome. Are...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (13)

So this is completely random, but you know that thing where you hear about or see something for the first time, and suddenly it starts popping up everywhere? And usually it's a song or a book or something relatively normal, right? For me it's half-woman/half-spider creatures. You wouldn't think it would be that common, but I have recently come across it in a book, a graphic novel, and a TV show....