The Weekly Update: 1/24/16

I'm starting to feel the blogging pressure, guys. How do you people do this? I mean, my blog isn't even big, but making the time to write posts, respond to comments, comment on other blogs, post on numerous different social media sites, and read, all on top of eating and sleeping and running errands and working... and some of you people have spouses and even kids?!?! That's it, give me your...
 

Book Review: The Heartless City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles Book 1) by Andrea Berthot

It's 1903 and the city of London has been quarantined for 13 years due to the Hyde drug, originally created by Dr. Jekyll, an experiment that went horribly wrong and created a city of heart-eating monsters. Elliot, a 17-year-old who accidentally made himself an empath when he tried to escape his troubles with a serum he created, is struggling to cope with his new abilities and his life in general...
 

Book Review: A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick

Told in alternating chapters from both Anna's and Hans' perspectives, A Frozen Heart takes a sophisticated look at events of Frozen, exploring the couple's backstories, motivations, and doomed...
 

Bookish Musings: How Do You Decide What to Read?

I often have a hard time deciding what to read because I'm just very indecisive in general. But somehow I manage, or I wouldn't ever actually read anything, haha. I always think it's fun though to learn about other people's reading habits, who's a mood reader, who sticks to a schedule, how you factor in reading challenges, if you have system, etc., so I thought this would make for a fun...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Random Books on My TBR

Does anyone else feel like we've been doing the same topic every week? I haven't even participated in some of the recent TTTs because I would just be using the same books. Plus, I don't pay attention to when books are released, I don't plan books ahead of time (which, perfectly enough, I'm going to have a whole post about tomorrow), and I have like 27 different lists that could be called TBRs...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring the Moon

So how perfect is this topic for a blog named Metaphors and *Moonlight*? Granted I went with the blog name because I like the night rather than the actual moon, but the moon is, you know, also nice. And kind of important. Just a little. (Did you know that, without it, our days would be shorter and the earth's axis would vary, causing extreme climate change like ice in Africa? I got curious lol....
 

The Weekly Update: 1/17/16

I HAVE HAD SUCH A GREAT BOOKISH WEEK!!! But if I explain it all here in the intro it will just get redundant, so you'll have to keep reading to find out why :-P Actually, screw the intro, I've too much to talk about...
 

Book Review: Soul Breaker (City of Crows Book 1) by Clara Coulson

Calvin Kinsey, former rookie with the Aurora Police until his partner was murdered by a vampire, is now a brand new detective with the Department of Supernatural Investigations, and he's just a few weeks in when a creature from the Eververse shows up and goes on a murder spree. Cal's determined to send the creature back where it came from before it can claim any more innocent lives, but between...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Just when Alana and Marko thought they were going to get a small break on their new ship, Marko's parents show up and blast their babysitter away, and Marko and his mother venture to a nearby planetoid to get her back while Alana gets to know her father-in-law. Meanwhile, The Will ends up with a new partner in his quest to save Slave Girl and hunt down the star-crossed...
 

Bookish Musings: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Love Triangles

Time for another discussion post! But I decided to dive in deeper this time. This one is a lot more opinionated than the last because the topic is something that has been bothering me for quite sometime. That being said, I still love hearing different opinions because that's what discussion is all about! So whether you agree and want to go on a whole rant or disagree and want to explain why, I...