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...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2017

Gah, you all know how much I love book covers, so I literally look forward to this post all year. I didn't go quite as crazy as I did last year, but I suppose I went crazy enough. But hey, it's the end of the year! And covers are pretty to look at! And people worked hard to make these! So the more, the merrier, I say. But, though I love all of these, I did pick ten to discuss and managed to...
 

Book Review: Smoke City by Keith Rosson

Mike Vale used to be a famous artist, but now he's an alcoholic with his life in shambles. Marvin Deitz was once Joan of Arc's executioner, and now he's cursed to be reborn over and over with the memory of every single past life, never to live past his 57th birthday. When Mike's ex-wife dies and Marvin sees the supposed reincarnation of Joan on a talk show, the two men end up heading to LA...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/12/17

I'm gonna make this short because chronic illness, tennis elbow, and stress have me not sure if I'm really feeling up to making the Sunday Post rounds, but I'm trying to stick to my every-other-week posting schedule for these. Anyway, basically all that happened in the past two weeks was that I was hit on by someone with a foot fetish on Twitter when I posted about needing new slippers, I...