Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I’ve Read This Year

I had to edit the topic a bit because I literally had NOTHING for the original. Finished series that I want to read and have started but not yet finished? What is that? What does that even mean?! I'm a binge reader! If I like a series, I'll read a book, sometimes two, a day until I finish it. I just can't help myself. Seriously, I don't understand all you people who can just take a year long...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Chess Pieces

I've never played chess in my life, but I think I'm well on my way to learning thanks to this week's topic! Yeah right, I don't even like checkers. And don't get me started on Chinese checkers. Anyway, back to the topic of the post. I kind of, might've, possibly ended up choosing ten covers again. If you're reading my blog you're gonna find out sooner or later that I'm horribly indecisive, and...
 

Book Review: Mother May I (Knight Games Book 4) by Genevieve Jack

With Rick's memory still out of commission and a group of fae assassins out to get Grateful, possibly sent by her goddess mother, she turns to Julius, Polina, and Logan for help. Grateful and her new and old allies must work together to get the old Rick back and defeat the goddess mother if Grateful is going to get her happily ever...
 

Book Review: Queen of the Hill (Knight Games Book 3) by Genevieve Jack

Grateful is finally ready to get married, but, when a witch shows up demanding payment that Grateful refuses to give, she ends up with much bigger problems than bad wedding food and a much bigger mystery than which dress to wear. With most of the people she'd usually turn to either missing or barely talking to her, Grateful must rely on her mind and her magic to get out of her biggest challenge...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

I struggled with this post because I don't like saying bad things about books. And while not clicking with a character isn't always bad per se, it can be. I've read plenty of books with characters I didn't click with, characters that got on my nerves so much I started to feel like they deserved the bad things happening to them, and characters that made me downright embarrassed to be of the same...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Toys

Ok, so, the meme guidelines suggest five books, and, when I first started looking, I didn't even think I was going to be able to find that many. It's a lot harder to find book covers with toys than you would think. Seriously, I had a book saved with a hedge maze on the cover because I was desperate and mazes are like toys, right? Right?! But then I searched "dolls" in the kindle store, and I kind...
 

Book Review: Kick the Candle (Knight Games Book 2) by Genevieve Jack

Grateful is still trying to figure out her new life and what she wants from it (as well as what men she wants in it), but supernatural activity is increasing, an important weapon is going to be stolen, and she's about to be evicted from her house at the worst possible time. If she can't solve the mystery of what's going on and how to stop it, she'll lose more than just her...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught Healthy Relationships in Modern Lit 101

It was a struggle for me to find a measly ten books/series with healthy relationships in my list of recent reads, and that's exactly why I decided to go with Healthy Relationships in Modern Lit 101. I'm so tired of cruel, dominating, controlling, disrespectful male love interests who the protagonist of course falls in love with because, in the end, all his cruelty and disrespect is actually very...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

So apparently I had a lot more author favoritism when I was younger. It's not that there aren't any authors I love now, it's just that nowadays a lot of the authors I read write shorter series or don't have a lot of books out. And those who do, well, their other series don't seem to interest me. (Or they're still working on a series and I'm secretly cursing them in my head for making me wait.)...
 

Writing Tips: Using Google Maps to Find a Setting for Your Novel

I'm all excited because I finally found the perfect location for my story. And I did it all using... drumroll please... Google! Big surprise, right? No, not really. But it was a bit of a struggle for me trying to figure out where to even start. Even if you're using a made-up city, it can be good to have an idea of general location or a real city to base it on. So I figured I would share some...