Bookish Musings: Horror Books I’ve Read (Even Though I Don’t Read Horror)

I am a total chicken when it comes to horror. Really, I just can't handle it. I can probably count on my hands the number of scary movies I've watched, I have literally absolutely zero desire to go to things like Halloween Horror Nights, I don't particularly enjoy being scared the way some people do, and, well, I guess that has translated over into my reading since I don't really read horror...
 

Bookish Musings: Sometimes Reading Makes Me Feel Like a Privacy Invader

I could not, no matter how hard I tried, figure out a more eloquent word for this post title. I was go to go with voyeur instead of privacy invader, but voyeur has too much of a sexual connotation, and I didn't want people to be confused because this post is about so much more than just sex. Eavesdropper is also close to my meaning, but that generally only applies to listening. There's snoop, but...
 

Bookish Musings: Are You a Bookish Risk-Taker?

Do you don your snowsuit and climb to the top of your TBR mountain and risk falling to your death? Do you juggle with hardcovers and risk bruising your face or stabbing yourself in the eye?? Are you a hardcore bookworm??? Just kidding. I'm actually just wondering if you ever take risks on books you're unsure of, like books outside your usual genre, books by new authors, books with no reviews,...
 

Bookish Musings: Consistency in Series Book Titles

The other week I talked about consistency in series book covers, but what I didn't mention in that post was book titles. And just like I love when covers are matchy and consistent, I love when titles are matchy and consistent too! I would never avoid or dislike a series just for having titles that don't relate, and in most cases it doesn't truly bother me, but it makes me extra happy when the...
 

Bookish Musings: Do You Ever Save Books for Special Occasions?

Sorry to disappoint, but this post isn't going to be nearly as festive as it sounds. I'm not talking about saving books for Christmas or date night. I mean, ok, that could be a thing that you do, in which case it totally qualifies for this discussion, that still isn't quite what I had in mind when I came up with this post. No, I'm simply talking about any occasion or occurrence or reason in...
 

Bookish Musings: Consistency in Series Book Covers

I love book series. I also love book covers. Therefore it stands to reason that I would love the covers for series. And I do... when they're consistent. But there are a lot of little (and sometimes big) things that irk me when it comes to the covers on different books in a series, so I thought, why not make it a...
 

Bookish Musings: Ten Awesomely Interesting Book Titles (2)

Everyone get excited because it's time for another post about weird, interesting, funny book titles! Ok, fine, maybe it's not that exciting, but it's a fun post at least, and fun is always a good reason to get excited :-D Anyway, as someone who spends a lot of time on Goodreads and the ebook section of Amazon and NetGalley and basically every other bookish site out there, I inevitably come across...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Do Some Books Make Us More Emotional Than Others?

Ok, so, there are some books that have emotional situations in them, and my brain understands that the things happening are emotional, that the character is feeling things, that it would be horrible to ever be in that situation for real... yet, for some reason, I just don't really feel emotional.But then there are other books that I just feel in my gut, my chest, my whole body. I myself get tense...
 

Bookish Musings: High School in Real Life vs. High School in Books

If you read my reviews, you've probably noticed that I don't read many YA books set in high schools. And the reason I am so hesitant to read them anymore is because I can't stand all the typical high school tropes. And it's not just books that do this, it's movies and shows too. I've joked before about how I must've had a different high school experience than most authors, but it has reached the...