Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Chess Pieces

I've never played chess in my life, but I think I'm well on my way to learning thanks to this week's topic! Yeah right, I don't even like checkers. And don't get me started on Chinese checkers. Anyway, back to the topic of the post. I kind of, might've, possibly ended up choosing ten covers again. If you're reading my blog you're gonna find out sooner or later that I'm horribly indecisive, and...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

I struggled with this post because I don't like saying bad things about books. And while not clicking with a character isn't always bad per se, it can be. I've read plenty of books with characters I didn't click with, characters that got on my nerves so much I started to feel like they deserved the bad things happening to them, and characters that made me downright embarrassed to be of the same...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Toys

Ok, so, the meme guidelines suggest five books, and, when I first started looking, I didn't even think I was going to be able to find that many. It's a lot harder to find book covers with toys than you would think. Seriously, I had a book saved with a hedge maze on the cover because I was desperate and mazes are like toys, right? Right?! But then I searched "dolls" in the kindle store, and I kind...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books that Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught Healthy Relationships in Modern Lit 101

It was a struggle for me to find a measly ten books/series with healthy relationships in my list of recent reads, and that's exactly why I decided to go with Healthy Relationships in Modern Lit 101. I'm so tired of cruel, dominating, controlling, disrespectful male love interests who the protagonist of course falls in love with because, in the end, all his cruelty and disrespect is actually very...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

So apparently I had a lot more author favoritism when I was younger. It's not that there aren't any authors I love now, it's just that nowadays a lot of the authors I read write shorter series or don't have a lot of books out. And those who do, well, their other series don't seem to interest me. (Or they're still working on a series and I'm secretly cursing them in my head for making me wait.)...