The Weekly Update: 12/11/16

Even though I like to complain about my arguing neighbors, noisy construction, and electronic woes a lot, I try to keep my blog a fairly positive, happy place, but *sigh* I don't feel very positive right now. I've been resting my wrist. Some days I haven't even done anything other than eat, shower, and read. The bad news is, not only does my right wrist still hurt, the left one, and my forearms,...
 

Book Review: Scrudge & Barley, Inc. by John Inman

E.B. Scrudge, or Ebbie to very few, runs his insurance company with an iron fist and treats everyone cruelly and selfishly, including the one person who sees the good in him and is in love with him, his assistant, Willie. But on Christmas Eve, he gets visited by three unconventional spirits who show him his past, his present, and his future, finally making him see the kind of person he really is...
 

Book Review: The Three Sisters (The Krampus Chronicles Book 1) by Sonia Halbach

When Maggie meets Henry while sledding, she doesn't expect him to show up on Christmas Eve making accusations about her grandfather, and she especially doesn't expect him to sneak down the chimney that night to search for proof, claiming her grandfather stole the famous "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem from his grandfather. But when the two of them find a secret passageway in the...
 

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,...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/4/16

So... I might have carpal tunnel in my right wrist from using the computer too much. Or maybe tendonitis. Or some other joint-related thing? Whatever it is, it's something. And this is a problem, to say the least, because not only do I need to use the computer to blog (which, along with reading, keeps me sane), I also need it in order to work. So I'm really hoping that whatever it is will just...
 

Book Review: Raven (A Creepy Hollow Story) by Rachel Morgan

Raven's dream is to land an internship working for a certain prestigious faerie fashion designer, and she's so close she can almost taste it. But she's fed up with her parents' high society ways, and, when she starts a forbidden romance with one of her guards, the differences between their lives become even more clear, and Raven will have to decide what she values...
 

Book Review: Letting Lier and Finding Pax (The Solar Sailors Saga Book 1) by Harper Moon

Lier was exiled many years ago for refusing to take the crown and has since been working in a bordello on another planet. One day a man who bears a striking resemblance to Lier's old lover, Pax, shows up, except this man is abusive, cruel, and on a mission to retrieve Lier for the Emporer. But when Lier finds out this man actually is Pax, he refuses to leave him again, even it means ruining his...