The Weekly Update: 1/15/17

My tennis elbow is back :-/ I knew this would be an ongoing battle. I know I'm not good at resting injuries, but I really thought I had been doing better with resting this one than with pretty much any injury I've ever had in the past. *sigh* In better news, I completely forgot to buy peppermint oil when I went shopping -_- but I think the cold weather finally got rid of the last of the ant...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Snow

Snow just seems like the perfect topic for December, yes? Plus it turns out it makes for some very pretty and magical covers. Plus some of my favorite covers have snow on them. Also, I don't get snow where I live, so snowy covers have this almost fantastical quality to me (whether the books are fantasy or not) and really transport me in a way that other covers don't, so I like them. So basically,...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Are We So Attracted to Pretty Book Covers?

This isn't a discussion about if we're drawn to pretty covers because, let's face it, we are. And for the most part, we bookworms don't deny it. That's not to say we never read books that don't have pretty covers, at least I know I do sometimes, but we still love to obsess over and read the books with pretty ones. But the cover has absolutely zero bearing on the writing inside, so why do we...