Bookish Lists: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups

Books and music just go together beautifully. Personally, I think it's because they both evoke emotions so well, and songs can very much enhance the emotions from a book for me. But, while I do enjoy making whole playlists, sometimes I just end up connecting one song in particular to a book, so here are three book and song match-ups that I think go together...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After the events of the last volume, Alana's health is in danger, so the group travels to a planet where they might be able to get help. Meanwhile, The Will becomes unwilling helper to a villain, and Ghus's group struggles with impending starvation while waiting for the others to come back for...
 

Update: Life and Books (1/28/18)

Good news! The great bookish year continues! Also, my wi-fi started working again, but then it acted up today (Saturday), but now it's working again, so hopefully it'll just keep working right. I also have Netflix now thanks to my grandparents! I watched Zootopia and Finding Dory. Both were cute, and Baby Dory was the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! Not much to report other than that....
 

Book Review: Doom Sayer (City of Crows Book 4) by Clara Coulson

When people start rapidly falling ill, Cal and the DSI agents fear some sort of contagion---until a wizard contracts it, causing him to attack a bunch of people in a rage before dropping dead, and Cal can see with his magic-sensing ability that it's actually a curse. When the body count of magic practitioners, including minor practitioners, starts rising, it's up to the DSI to figure out who...
 

Bookish Musings: 10 Types of Characters Who Would Come in Handy If You Were Stranded On an Island

I was looking through old TTT topics on The Broke and the Bookish for inspiration one day, and I came across one about the top ten characters you'd want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island. First I started thinking things like, "Oh, I want people who could hunt and start fires and survive, maybe people who are knowledgeable enough to make some sort of communication device from the...
 

Book Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

While in the woods one day, Skye gets lured in by goblins and cursed, fated to become one them, only the curse won't allow her to speak of it to anyone, not even to Grady, whom she accidentally pulls into the curse with her. The only other person who knows of the goblins is Kit, their human liaison and Grady's cousin. When Skye, Livy (her sister), Kit, and Grady get entangled in relationships and...
 

Book Review: The Watcher’s Son (Dale Bruyer Book 3) by J.L. Aarne

Dale and James have wronged a lot of people, but now one of them is back for revenge, and since he can't get to James, he's going after Dale and the people Dale cares about. But he's using a strange kind of magic that Dale has never encountered, and if he can't figure out how to counter it, he may have to give up and give the man what he...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book (Part 2)

A few months ago I had a discussion about whether or not it's possible to still enjoy a book even if you don't like the author as a person. Some of you mentioned the reverse---whether or not the content in a book indicates who an author is as a person. I actually did want to talk about that as well, but it seemed like too much for one post, so here is the second half of the...
 

Book Review: The Ledberg Runestone (The Jonah Heywood Chronicles Book 1) by Patrick Donovan

Jonah is a shaman with an addiction to alcohol and debt owed to some very bad people, which is why he accepts a job to obtain a powerful runestone even though he knows the job is probably going to be bad news. But as he gets further entangled in this job and with the Carver brothers, things go from bad to worse, and he'll have to think on his feet if he wants to keep himself and those he cares...
 

Update: Life and Books (1/14/18)

I haven't posted one of these update posts since the 31st, so of course I have to say, it's a new year! And a new year has brought with it a new post title! Yep, I switched from "The Weekly Update" to "Life and Books" since these posts aren't weekly anymore. I'm trying out the new title, seeing how I like it. Anyway, I am having the most amazing start to my bookish year! (If only my real life...