Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Apples

Alright everyone, today I have a list of Snow White retellings! Oh, wait, no, I meant apples. It's book covers featuring apples. But it might as well have been a list of Snow White retellings since that's what almost every book cover with an apple on it is about. That or Adam & Eve references. Apparently apples have very strong symbolism associated with them and you mustn't dare use them for...
 

The Weekly Update: 7/17/16

Sorry if I took a little while to respond to comments or comment on anyone else's blog this week. It's been kind of a stressful, tiring, hot week. My AC stopped working properly on Monday and just started blowing room temperature air around my apartment instead of actually cooling anything. And since the room temperature ended up at about 85 degrees, well, you can imagine how useful that was. I...
 

Bloggy Musings: 5 Ways I’ve Changed as a Blogger After One Year of Blogging

Last weekend was my anniversary of one year blogging, and while I don't have any real celebratory stuff planned, I do always find it fun to look back and see how much things have changed in life. Some of these I think about quite often just because they're so funny or absurd to me, but I'm sure we all committed some faux pas or had some weird thoughts regarding book blogging when we started, so I...
 

Book Review: The Paranaturalist by Ki Brightly

Joe, the reality TV star of "The Paranaturalist," lost his paranormal abilities as a child, but after nearly drowning in a river one night, his abilities come back, leaving him scared, confused, and completely unaware of how to actually use his powers or keep himself and others safe. Owen always thought Joe's show was a joke, but after pulling him out of the river, he realizes Joe is actually the...
 

Bookish Musings: Should Books Have Content Ratings?

I know I can't be the first person to ever discuss this, but it was just something I started thinking about a few weeks ago while commenting on a post about whether sex should be allowed in YA books over at (un)Conventional Bookviews. It seems to me that content ratings would be helpful in order for readers to find what they want and avoid what they don't want, but I suppose everything has pros...
 

Book Review: The Vampires’ Last Lover (Lifeblood Legacy Book 1) by Aiden James & Patrick Burdine

Txema is living a normal life as a college student until murders start happening around her campus and then mysterious strangers show up telling her that the murderers are actually feral vampire creatures and that it's Txema they're looking for. Txema is one of the last remaining women with special blood that the civilized vampires need, so they take her to France where they can better protect...
 

The Weekly Update: 7/10/16

Guess what, everyone... My blog is a year old! Yay, happy blogiversary to me :-) But I'll talk a bit more about that below. I do have a few real life things to mention. First of all, I've still been drinking kombucha since it's good for me, even if it's not giving me the energy boost I originally thought it was, and I have a word of advice: Never---I mean NEVER---try blue-green algae kombucha....
 

Book Review: The Human Cure by Tracy Auerbach

Kate meets a gorgeous man at a bar who seems interested in her and goes out with him only to wind up getting kidnapped, brought to a strange underground village, and told he's actually a vampire. It's not until Kate spends some time with Hunter, the vampire who has chosen her, and Chase, her vampire bodyguard who's just as likely to lose control and eat her as he is to protect her, that she...
 

Book Review: Naughty Cupid by Deanna Wadsworth

When Lio, a cupid, shoots a closeted human with a gay lust arrow and accidentally interferes with a true love arrow, he makes a deal with the Aztec god Ethan to try and get out of trouble, but the deal ends in a way Lio never expected: passionate and spontaneous sex with the supposedly straight Aztec god. But when Lio gets caught anyway and suspended from his job, Ethan offers to help, and he...