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 Tag Post: Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

I felt like doing something Christmassy on the blog this year, apparently I'm becoming a more festive blogger :-P so I went and found a good book tag for the holiday season :-) The original is here on YouTube at LizzieLovesBooks, and, as usual, I tag anyone and everyone who wants to join...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character

I have no idea what characters other people like or dislike, and I mostly read indie books, so this week's topic is another one of those topics that's just too difficult for me. That's why I've tweaked it! I've come to realize there are certain things that usually make me immediately start to love a character. I'm not talking the typical personality traits like brooding or sarcastic---those are...
 

Book Review: The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters Book 1) by Colleen Gleason

Victoria Gardella may be a debutante in 19th century London, being pushed into finding an eligible bachelor to marry, but she's also a vampire hunter by blood, born with the extra capabilities it takes to fight the creatures. Victoria chooses to accept her calling, but, when she unexpectedly falls in love with the Marquess of Rockley, she realizes she has a difficult choice to make between love...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Fantasy Books I’ve Read

This topic came at a perfect time because I've recently discovered, contrary to what I previously believed, that I really like historical fantasy. I know historical *fantasy* is not quite the same as non-fantasy historical books since they often alter the history, but I've found they still make interesting use of the settings and cultures, and it's still different than if the book had been set in...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/31/16

Wow, I have definitely gotten off to a great bookish/bloggy start this year! I finally started taking my blog more seriously and getting the hang of things this past month, and I'm happy about that. Normally I just talk about the week, but with this post falling exactly on January 31st, I couldn't resist doing a bit of an update about the whole month :-) So what are all these good things you ask?...