Update: Life and Books (1/14/18)

I haven't posted one of these update posts since the 31st, so of course I have to say, it's a new year! And a new year has brought with it a new post title! Yep, I switched from "The Weekly Update" to "Life and Books" since these posts aren't weekly anymore. I'm trying out the new title, seeing how I like it. Anyway, I am having the most amazing start to my bookish year! (If only my real life...
 

Book Review: The Shadow Weave (Spell Weaver Book 2) by Annette Marie

Having escaped the Underworld, Clio and Lyre's next step is to get to the Overworld in order to convince Bastion that the stolen KLOC spell is too dangerous to use. But first they'll have to find someone who can bring them to the Overworld, which won't be easy considering all the reapers and assassins after them, including...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2017

Yay, it's finally that time when I get to rave and fangirl about my favorite books of the year! Am I the only one who spends pretty much the entire year looking forward to this post? Anyway, as per usual, I made the graphic before the post, and, well, I have 11 instead of 10. (Well, technically I have 22 because of series.) But the more the merrier, right? Definitely. More books always = more...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 

Book Review: The Night Realm (Spell Weaver Book 1) by Annette Marie

Clio's home is in danger, on the verge of war with a neighboring caste of daemons, and she's been stuck living on earth among the humans. With the ability to see and mimic magic, Clio agrees to go to the Underworld to spy on the master weavers who specialize in dangerous and lethal magical in order to copy some of it. But she had no clue how danger she'd be in, and she wasn't expecting Lyre, the...
 

Book Review: Steel & Stone Companion Collection (Steel & Stone Book 6) by Annette Marie

Ash, the terrifying Draconian, and Lyre, the playful yet cunning incubus, were by Piper's side throughout the entire Steel & Stone series ever since the night everything went wrong and they accused of stealing the Sahar. But Ash and Lyre were loyal friends to each other for a long time before that, and each had their own secrets and experiences. This book gives a glimpse into their minds with...
 

The Weekly Update: 10/29/17 + My Sims Dancing Like No One is Watching

Let's see, what happened in the past two weeks... Well, I caved and installed The Sims 3 onto my current computer (I was playing it on my slow, noisy, half-broken laptop before, but now I'm using my grandma's old desktop), which means I'll now just end up wasting even more time playing since it runs better and all I have to do is click a button instead of hooking up my monitor to the other...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Birthday Party Book Tag [Original]

It's my birthday today! So even though I would normally post a review on Fridays (if I post at all), I decided to switch it up today and post not only a tag but one that I created! I actually looked for birthday book tags, but the only one I found was good but not really what I was looking for, so I just created my own. Problem solved! And since I love those kinds of tags where you choose some...
 

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: 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...