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...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2016

So you know how I usually choose ten covers/series for my Cover Characteristic posts? Well... Hahahahahahahahaha---Not happening this time. I don't know what happened this year, if it was just coincidence or if I started judging books more by their covers and letting myself be drawn in by all the pretty ones, but I read SO MANY books with gorgeous covers this year, and I want to share them all....
 

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...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Snow Globes

Aren't snow globes so pretty? And kind of magical too, like a perfect, little world inside a glass bubble. They also make for nice book covers, hence this post! And that's about all I have to say about snow globes, so... enjoy these pretty...
 

Tag Post: Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

I felt like doing something Christmassy on the blog this year, apparently I'm becoming a more festive blogger :-P so I went and found a good book tag for the holiday season :-) The original is here on YouTube at LizzieLovesBooks, and, as usual, I tag anyone and everyone who wants to join...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Snow

Snow just seems like the perfect topic for December, yes? Plus it turns out it makes for some very pretty and magical covers. Plus some of my favorite covers have snow on them. Also, I don't get snow where I live, so snowy covers have this almost fantastical quality to me (whether the books are fantasy or not) and really transport me in a way that other covers don't, so I like them. So basically,...
 

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...
 

Discussion: Reviewing Books in Ongoing Series vs. Finished Series

Sometimes we read each book in a series as they come out. Other times the books are all released, but we read them all spread out anyway. Other times we binge read all the books in a row. So that means sometimes we write reviews before we've read the rest of the books in a series, whereas other times we write reviews after we finished them all. What I want to know with this post is, do you write...
 

Author Chat + Giveaway: Magic, Humanity, & Friendship // An Interview with Connor Drexler + Win a Signed Paperback of Mad God Walking!

Today's post is one that I have been looking forward to because I have two awesome things for you all! I recently got to read an ecopy of Mad God Walking thanks to City Owl Press, and I loved the unique protagonist and all the interesting magic, so I'm very excited to have author Connor Drexler on the blog today. He was kind enough to answer my questions about the book (as well as some other...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Birds

I don't really have any sort of special affinity for birds, but I've noticed they seem to be on A LOT of book covers. So here we are! I've got birds that are featured prominently, birds in the background, single birds, flocks of birds, detailed birds, silhouetted birds... ok now this just sounds like a sales pitch. Anyway, here are the...