Bookish Musings: Does POV Change the Way You “See” the Story in Your Head?

Sorry to disappoint, but this post is not as deep as some of you might be thinking of title. See, (was that a pun?) I'm not talking about understanding another person's perspective, I'm talking about literally the visual image that's in your head while you're reading. If the writing is in 3rd person, do you see it like a movie? If it's in 1st person, do you see through the eyes of the character?...
 

Bookish Musings: Why I Love Book Playlists

So, in case you didn't get this from the post title, I love book playlists. You know, playlists of songs that authors or readers create that are either inspired by the book or go with the book. I even make them myself sometimes (though, admittedly, I haven't made any for a while). And because I love them so much (also because I've been listening to one in particular a lot lately), I thought it'd...
 

Bookish Musings: How Our Environment Affects Our Reading

I got the idea for this post after reading Greg's post about seasonal reading. His post got me thinking about why it is that seasonal reason is so much fun and how much my reading experience can be affected by my environment, and voila! A post was born. Except in this discussion, I'm not just talking about the seasons or holidays. I'm including everything from the weather to the sounds around you...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2017 Bookish Goals

Hurrah, it's the new year! We made it to 2017, guys! And the new year means it's time for some new bookish goals. As I explained last year, I don't do New Year's resolutions. They tend to backfire. Goals, however, are always a good thing :-) And since reading/blogging is my hobby, I tend to think of these more as guidelines to keep myself reminded of what I want to read and do with my blog rather...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2016 Bookish Stats

It is December 31st today (well, technically it's not the 31st yet as I write this intro, and it might not be the 31st anymore on the day you're reading this, but it will be the 31st when the post goes up!), and I figured what better way to end 2016 than with a look at my bookish stats from the year?! (Clearly I have a very exciting life.) Seriously though, I've never looked back at any bookish...
 

Bookish Musings: 2016 Bookish Goals End-of-the-Year Update

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about what my bookish goals were for the year. It was actually the first time, believe it or not, I ever had any bookish goals. Really they were more like guidelines, things I was excited about, things I wanted to read more about, types of books I wanted to try for the first time, stuff like that. But anyway, it seemed like it'd be a good idea to look...
 

Bookish Musings: Indie & Self Published Author Appreciation Post

To be honest I'm kind of struggling with how to write this post. Should I make some lists? Should I just talk out? I'm not even sure exactly what I want to or plan to say as I'm writing this intro. But what I do know is that I LOVE self-published and indie books. I know I probably sound like some sort of bookish hipster every time I say that, but it's the truth. I didn't even know these books...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Are We So Attracted to Pretty Book Covers?

This isn't a discussion about if we're drawn to pretty covers because, let's face it, we are. And for the most part, we bookworms don't deny it. That's not to say we never read books that don't have pretty covers, at least I know I do sometimes, but we still love to obsess over and read the books with pretty ones. But the cover has absolutely zero bearing on the writing inside, so why do we...
 

Bookish Musings: Do You Use Accents in Your Head while Reading?

This is a post I've been thinking about writing for a while because I've never come across any other discussions about it (though I'm sure they do exist somewhere), and I am genuinely curious to know what other people do when they come across characters with foreign accents in their books. Now I do realize that there are different accents in different regions of countries, but to keep this post...
 

Bookish Musings: What Were Your Favorite and Least Favorite Required Reading Books?

I think we can all agree that we love reading novels. And part of school is having to read novels. So it seems like that would awesome for us bookworms, right? Well, no. At least not in my experiences. While there were a few required reading books that I loved, I hated or felt apathetic toward most of them. I think most of them just weren't to my reading tastes, but I do wonder if I might've...