Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Ferris Wheels

Does anyone think those Ferris wheels like the one in the graphic, those old-timey ones with the white frame and the rainbow colored seats, are just the most gorgeous things ever? I don't know how to explain it, but I've just always just LOVED how they look. So pretty and romantic and perfect. Believe it or not, just like last week's topic of circus, this was one I had been planning to do whether...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/1/16

So I've been really stressed and tired and a little out of it lately, but I actually had a pretty good week both on and off the blog. And the comments I've gotten this week on the discussion post have been off the chain! (I've never used that phrase before, seemed like fun to give it a try. How'd I do?) Seriously though, I love when discussion posts turn into actual discussion. You guys are the...
 

Book Review: The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen Book 1) by Shelly Crane

After ten years of slavery, Sophelia finally escapes, but being on the run isn't easy when your planet has no gravity and no oxygen, and you have barely anything to your name in order to buy it with. But then Sophelia runs into Maxton, a black market trader, and he ends up on the run with her. With a high reward on Sophelia's head and both of them considered convicts, the two of them make their...
 

Bookish Musings: Is 15 Years Old Too Young to Be Reading 50 Shades of Grey?

It's time to talk about sex! Ok, ok, I'm not actually going to talk about sex per se, rather sex in books and whether it's appropriate for young readers. However, since there will be talk about sex in this post, consider this your warning if that makes you uncomfortable. Initially I wasn't going to join this discussion topic because I've never read 50 Shades of Grey, but then I kind of got...
 

Book Review: Bleeding Heart (Mi Corazon Sangrante Book 1) by Melissa Graves

Brian is a med student working the night shift at a blood center for vampires one night when Kyle comes in. The two are drawn to each other and Kyle, appreciative of Brian's help, goes back a few weeks later, once he gets his life a little more on track, to ask Brian on a date. But as their relationship grows, the past that Kyle is running from and keeping hidden from Brian starts catching up to...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Circus

I am SO EXCITED about this week's topic! I mean, seriously: 1) Have you seen my bio? Even the mini one in the sidebar? 2) I used to do circus myself for a brief period of time---I even included a photo at the end! 3) I made this post even before I knew this would be an official topic because I just wanted to do this topic anyway. 4) Every single book on here came from either books I already own...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/24/16

I had a few incidents this week, one with the AC and one with some freaky-ass spider-looking/giant-mosquito-looking bugs, but both were handled without too much trouble. And I even have a bit of good news this week! So I have this *other* laptop that was the first laptop I ever owned and served me well for like six years (ok maybe not *well* for the last couple years, but it worked, at least)...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Blood Stain Vol. 1 by Linda Sejic

Twenty-seven-year-old Elly has been having a terrible time trying to find and hold down a decent job ever since she graduated and is now stuck living with her sister. But the whole family is struggling financially, so, in her desperation, Elly decides to take a risk on a chemistry job that's perfect for her, despite the warnings about the creepy, supposed mad scientist she'll be working...
 

Book Review: The Labyrinthians (The Labyrinthian Trilogy Book 1) by J.A. Armitage

When Kim's little brother, Elliott, goes missing during their first night in a creepy, new house, Kim and her friend Nate find a secret passage into an underground labyrinth while looking for him. With the door locked behind them, Elliott lost somewhere inside the maze, and the room soundproofed, the two of them have no option but to go forward and solve the puzzle of each room they encounter if...
 

Bloggy Musings: Revamping and Reposting Book Reviews

I feel like this might be some big taboo thing since blogging is supposed to be all about creating dazzling, shiny, *new* content. But this idea to revamp and repost book reviews, and the question of whether it's a good idea or not, came to me because I realized I have a whole bunch of reviews from when I first started blogging that have few or no comments and hardly got viewed since I was a...