Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After the events of the last volume, Alana's health is in danger, so the group travels to a planet where they might be able to get help. Meanwhile, The Will becomes unwilling helper to a villain, and Ghus's group struggles with impending starvation while waiting for the others to come back for...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/31/17

I guess I'll state the obvious: It's the last day of 2017! I think we can all concur that this year in general has been a mess. And it seems lots of people have had individually bad years as well. It hasn't been my best year, but, honestly, none of the past few years have. So... that's why I want to use this post to talk about some of the positive things that I've done or that have happened to...
 

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...
 

Bookish Tag Post: Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I don't do a ton of tag posts on this blog, but I have to admit, I totally love these types of tags where you choose books and then open to a random page and answer each question with the first word or character name you see. I found this tag on Paradise Found, the original is from Nathan Hale, and this is how it works: 1. Pick any five books randomly (or not randomly, your choice). 2. The first...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Hazel has been reunited with her parents, but the ship is getting crowded now that it's got all three of them, Robot IV, and Petrichor living in it. When they run out of fuel on their way back to IV's current home, they stop on the war-torn planet of Phang. Hazel learns of friendship and loss, Marko continues to struggle with his anti-weapon policy, IV struggles with guilt as he starts to realize...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/9/17

I only posted three posts this week and didn't do a ton of blog hopping because I've felt kinda meh and my tennis elbow has gotten bad again. I keep rubbing arnica cream onto it. I have no idea if it's helping. It's a lot easier than soaking in epsom salt though. Honestly I think they both do help some, it's just that I still keep using my arm and making it hurt more. In other random news, I...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/2/17

Good news! The headaches were in fact caused by the granola things I was eating! So I have had a blissfully headache-free week! Well, not entirely since I got a headache from fatigue one day, but that one went away after a night's rest, so close enough. Kristen's life tip of the week: If you start feeling dehydrated despite drinking lots of water and can't figure out why, make sure you're not...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/8/16

It has been a fairly uneventful week for me. I'm just kind of really extra tired because of all the construction noises -_- I'm finally going to buy myself some peppermint oil to use for the ant problem today though (if I remember). I haven't seen any lately, so they might be gone, but I was wrong about that once before, so I'll use the peppermint oil just to be sure since apparently they don't...
 

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...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Hazel and Kiara have been taken to a detainment center where Hazel is now in kindergarten, but Alana and Marko are still trying their hardest to find her and get her back. Meanwhile, reporters Upsher and Doff have decided to go after the story about Hazel once again only to run into The Will who is on a revenge mission of his...