Bookish Musings: My 2018 Bookish Stats

This turned out to be a surprising reading year. Many of the books I was most anticipating ended up being mediocre, and many of my favorites were books I almost didn't read and thought wouldn't be quite right for me. Another strange thing is that I didn't do a lot of series binges. I also read far less vampire books than usual. So yeah, a bit of a strange reading year for me, but I still...
 

Update: Life and Books (12/30/18)

It's December 31st! One year is ending, and a new one is beginning. Call me what you will (some would go with pessimist, I say realist), but I'm not feeling very positive about it, not when all my problems from this year are just carrying over into the new one. But I know no one wants to end their year by listening to me complain, so luckily I do have some good things to share about the past four...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2018 (+ Some Non-Bookish Things)

I've already shared with you all my favorite covers and favorite characters from books I read in 2018, so that means... it's finally time to share my favorite books! I don't know why I keep calling these posts "Top Ten" when I never manage to stop at just ten. My blog is just full of lies. It sounds good as a post title though, you know? Anyway, I'm excited, as I always am for this post, because...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read (and Games I Played) in 2018

It's time to talk about characters! Everyone loves a good character, right? I know I do. One of the difficulties with this post in particular is that there are multiple different ways to "like" a character. Sometimes I like a character for who they are, and I probably want to be best friends with them. Sometimes I think a character is complex and interesting, but I don't necessarily like them...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018

I feel like this is my most anticipated post every year. I mean, I don't know what you all anticipate, but *I* anticipate it. Book covers are my jam. Little mini works of art! So I love looking back through what I've read and finding the most gorgeous ones. I don't know if book covers have been getting prettier, or if I've just been more drawn to pretty ones since I started blogging, but wow,...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018 – Runners Up

As I was gathering covers for my annual best covers post, I came to the conclusion that I had too many. Competition was fierce this year, and I had to draw the line somewhere when it came to how many covers to include. But there were just so many great ones! So I decided to do a separate post for the runners up, the covers that didn't quite make it into the top 20 but were close and still deserve...
 

Book Review: Binding Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 3) by Daniel de Lorne

When Aurelia asks Oberon to provide blood for Olivier while he's locked away, he agrees, seeing it as his chance to get revenge on the vampire. Meanwhile, Aurelia's plans are finally coming together with the help of all her witches, only for them to suddenly start falling apart. It will take everyone working together, and possibly some sacrifices, if they're going to defeat Xadrak once and for...