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: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Yay, time for another character post! I do so love these, guys. Except, unfortunately, I didn't seem to find very many female characters I loved this year. I really don't know why I struggle so much to find female characters I like. Well, I suppose part of the problem could be that I read a lot of M/M fiction and therefore read about females less, proportionally speaking, but never fear, I still...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Male Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Alright, peeps. It's that time of year again when I tell you all about my favorite characters! I know this probably won't be my most popular post, but I love it nonetheless because characters are my lifeblood. They are what gives me the emotion and the feels when I read, and that's what I love most in books. I might still sometimes give a book a high rating even without great characters if it's...
 

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: 10 Book Quotes about Blood

Believe it or not, I've been wanting to do this post for a while (what with all the vampire books and urban fantasy I read, I come across a lot of quotes about blood), but it's kind of an odd topic, so October just seemed like the perfect time for it! Technically they're not all about blood, but they do involve blood in some way or another. Some I chose because they're funny, others because...
 

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...
 

Bookish Musings: Free vs. Paid – Are All Free Books Really Worse Than Paid Books? (Guest Post)

Everyone get excited because today I have my first guest post! We all know that myth that if something is more expensive, that means it's better. And while that might be true of some things, is it true of books? Cassie is a blogger at Culture Coverage, and today she'll be discussing free books as well giving suggestions for where you can find some potential great ones. Take it away,...
 

Bookish Musings: Have You Ever Enjoyed a Textbook?

Despite no longer being in school myself, the recent start of a new school year has inspired me. Textbooks are generally such dreaded things it seems, and sometimes for good reason. Especially when it's a required class that you have no interest in. It also seems that many people, especially in high school, never even bothered reading the textbooks at all. But I did. I was that person. I have...