Bloggy Musings: Revamping and Reposting Book Reviews

I feel like this might be some big taboo thing since blogging is supposed to be all about creating dazzling, shiny, *new* content. But this idea to revamp and repost book reviews, and the question of whether it's a good idea or not, came to me because I realized I have a whole bunch of reviews from when I first started blogging that have few or no comments and hardly got viewed since I was a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Alcoholic Beverages

I feel like urban fantasy and alcoholic beverages make an oddly good combination in books, or at least on book covers. However, I couldn't actually find very *many* covers with alcoholic drinks on them that I liked. So I expanded a bit and included a couple covers that just had drinks in general. And now, since I don't have anything more to say about alcohol, I'm just going to get on with the...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/17/16

Let's see... no word on the laptop yet (though this one is getting even slower), no crazy dreams, no ridiculous lawn mowing or construction---I don't even know what to talk about this week! But quite frankly I'm not complaining since I'd rather not have computer troubles and loud noises when I'm trying to sleep. I do have lots of bookish things to share though, so I'll just skip right to...
 

Book Review: Eerie by C.M. McCoy

When Hailey's older sister gets abducted and she too ends up in danger, Hailey gets sent off to Bear Towne University, a ParaScience school in The Middle of Nowhere, Alaska, the one place she might be safe because it turns out Asher, the creature from her dreams, is not only real but also the only one who can protect her. Unfortunately, he also sometimes wants to kill her---literally. But between...
 

Book Review: Chasing Sunrise (The Darkmore Saga Book 1) by Lex Chase

Sevon may hold the title of King, but he's merely a puppet, manipulated and abused by Dominic, who makes all the decisions and uses Sevon's position, and power to open the Veil, to control the kingdom of Darkmore. But when the shifter Jack is captured from the land of Priagust where they are planning to invade, Sevon forms a bond with him, finds that he might actually be able to trust someone for...
 

Bookish Musings: How Much Science Do You Like in Your Science Fiction?

The science fiction genre pretty much runs the gamut from high-tech, quantum physics, hard sci-fi to alien smut with no actual science whatsoever. I think it's safe to say it's a rather broad genre. But as someone who is both a reader and possible-maybe-someday future writer of sci-fi, I often find myself wondering whether other readers like a lot of science in their science fiction and how...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/10/16

So my laptop is being sent BACK to the repair center. Thankfully they're paying shipping this time, but they better not try to charge me now that my warranty has expired because it's not my fault they didn't fix it while it was still covered. Anyway, I have some more weird dream stuff to tell you all about! Except this time it's more of a recurring thing that's been happening rather than a...
 

Book Review: Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles Book 1) by Jadah McCoy

Syl has spent her whole life living in sewers with a few fellow humans, scavenging for food, and fighting off the Cull, genetically spliced, half-human/half-bug creatures. But then Syl gets captured, gets her own DNA spliced, and escapes into New Elite, a city she never even knew existed where androids reign. Bastion has his own problems---he's a Glitch, an android with emotion, and will be...
 

Book Review: How to Ditch Dead Guys (The Witch’s Handbook Book 2) by Ann M. Noser

Emma isn't sure what to do with herself after everything that's happened, so, when Officer Walker asks her to use her witchcraft to help him with some more murder cases, she jumps at the chance. But the spell doesn't turn out quite right this time, and, instead of just seeing the murders, she experiences them firsthand, gets possessed by the victims, and becomes tangled up in supernatural...
 

Bookish Musings: What Age Protagonist Do You Prefer?

Last week I posted a discussion in which I asked whether you all prefer male or female protagonists and got some great insight and responses, so I thought it'd be interesting to do a post about age as well. General consensus seems to be that we all just like characters who we relate to, characters who are likeable, and/or characters who have certain traits that we personally happen to like,...