Discussion: Does POV Change the Way You “See” the Story in Your Head?

Sorry to disappoint, but this post is not as deep as some of you might be thinking of title. See, (was that a pun?) I'm not talking about understanding another person's perspective, I'm talking about literally the visual image that's in your head while you're reading. If the writing is in 3rd person, do you see it like a movie? If it's in 1st person, do you see through the eyes of the character?...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Big Ben

It was a lot easier to find covers with Big Ben on them than you would think it would be, even when sticking mostly to sci-fi and fantasy. I mean, I knew this would be a topic at some point, so I started bookmarking any covers I stumbled on with Big Ben, so that made it easy when it came time to make the post, but still, there are more out there than I would've thought! Anyway, I've never been to...
 

Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disabled Characters

In an effort to spread more awareness of disabilities and the books that feature them, I've decided to join the Disability Diaries event and to share with you all ten science fiction and fantasy books featuring disabled characters! I know this is similar to the list I just introduced on Monday, but I wanted a chance to actually spotlight some of the books I've read and others that sound...
 

Discussion: Why I Love Book Playlists

So, in case you didn't get this from the post title, I love book playlists. You know, playlists of songs that authors or readers create that are either inspired by the book or go with the book. I even make them myself sometimes (though, admittedly, I haven't made any for a while). And because I love them so much (also because I've been listening to one in particular a lot lately), I thought it'd...
 

Tag Post: My Harry Potter Life Tag

So I saw this tag over at A Dance With Books, and it looked like so much fun I couldn't resist. It was originally created by The Writing Hufflepuff, and what you do is choose four books, then you use those books to answer the questions. (I recommend choosing books before you even look at the questions, that's what I did, and I think it's more fun that way!) Anyway, here's my Harry Potter life!...
 

Discussion: How Our Environment Affects Our Reading

I got the idea for this post after reading Greg's post about seasonal reading. His post got me thinking about why it is that seasonal reason is so much fun and how much my reading experience can be affected by my environment, and voila! A post was born. Except in this discussion, I'm not just talking about the seasons or holidays. I'm including everything from the weather to the sounds around you...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2017 Bookish Goals

Hurrah, it's the new year! We made it to 2017, guys! And the new year means it's time for some new bookish goals. As I explained last year, I don't do New Year's resolutions. They tend to backfire. Goals, however, are always a good thing :-) And since reading/blogging is my hobby, I tend to think of these more as guidelines to keep myself reminded of what I want to read and do with my blog rather...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2016 Bookish Stats

It is December 31st today (well, technically it's not the 31st yet as I write this intro, and it might not be the 31st anymore on the day you're reading this, but it will be the 31st when the post goes up!), and I figured what better way to end 2016 than with a look at my bookish stats from the year?! (Clearly I have a very exciting life.) Seriously though, I've never looked back at any bookish...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Yay, it's time for one of my favorite posts of the whole year because this is the post in which I get to talk about ALL the books that I loved most all at once! It's a post full of happiness and good feelings, and I get to reminisce about the highlights of my reading year. What more can any book blogger ask for? Anyway, I debated how to do this. I mean, there are standalones, there are complete...
 

Bookish Musings: 2016 Bookish Goals End-of-the-Year Update

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about what my bookish goals were for the year. It was actually the first time, believe it or not, I ever had any bookish goals. Really they were more like guidelines, things I was excited about, things I wanted to read more about, types of books I wanted to try for the first time, stuff like that. But anyway, it seemed like it'd be a good idea to look...