Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (3)

Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (3)

Yep, it's another book and song match-up post! What can I say? I like doing these. Books and music go great together. They've both got the meanings and the feels and the vibes. Once again, I happen to think these are all great books and great songs! The first song is a bit older, I have memories of it from when I was about sixteen. I really wanna use more songs that aren't super recent in...
 
Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (2)

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (2)

I did a post with opening lines before, and I'm doing it again because I just think it's really interesting to look at the opening lines of books! I don't know about you all, but I tend to just kind of gloss over the first line, in a way, and immediately forget it by the time I'm a few sentences deep. I don't really stop to pay attention to just the opening line specifically when I'm starting...
 
Bookish Musings: How to Listen to eBooks with TTS (and Why It’s Great!)

Bookish Musings: How to Listen to eBooks with TTS (and Why It’s Great!)

About a year and a half ago, I developed this nerve problem in my head, and ever since then, I haven't been able to read much with my eyes without getting headaches. But the thing is, I still love books! Sure, I can read small amounts and take painkillers, but I could never read 100+ books a year like I normally do. Audiobooks are a great option, and thankfully I have access to many through my...
 
Bookish Musings: Sci-Fi Worlds Ranked by How Much I’d Want to Live in Them

Bookish Musings: Sci-Fi Worlds Ranked by How Much I’d Want to Live in Them

I feel like I kind of neglect science fiction books on this blog, but I do read sci-fi books sometimes! So I thought it would be fun to take ten different types of sci-fi worlds I'm familiar with and rank them based entirely on my own personal opinion about how much I'd want to live in them. Then you can tell me how wrong I am in the comments and how you would rank these instead...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2020 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2020 + Some Non-Bookish Things

*Announcer voice blasts out over the speakers*: And now... it's time for the main event! The cream of the crop! The cherry on top! The one, the only, the top ten books of the year post! RAAAAAAHHHHHHHH (Just humor me and imagine crowd sounds here.) Well that was fun! Maybe I should intro all my blog posts with an announcer... Anyway, this has been a weird year. Perhaps that explains why...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2020

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2020

Next up for my end of the year posts is characters! The lifeblood of books! I just thought it was interesting to note that four of these are main characters, one is a love interest, three are side characters, and two are kind of cheating since I chose all the main characters. I could ramble some for the intro, but eh, no point in wasting time, let's just get to all of the characters I loved...
 
Bookish Musings: I Want Reading to Stop Being Stressful and Start Being Fun Again

Bookish Musings: I Want Reading to Stop Being Stressful and Start Being Fun Again

When you get involved in the online book community, it's easy to get mired in this feeling of competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency. Not only are you made aware of so many more books that sound amazing, there's so much focus on reading more, reading faster, reading everything. There are goals and challenges and, on occasion, people being shamed for reading a certain way. I don't know...
 
Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (2)

Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (2)

I've said before that I love pairing books and music because they just go so well together. The right song can really enhance the reading experience, and sometimes you find a song that just perfectly embodies the feeling or vibe of a book, scene, or character. Also, books and songs are both just great, and I love recommending the good ones I find. So here are three more book and song...
 
Bookish Musings: How Much Do You “See” and “Hear” in Your Head While Reading?

Bookish Musings: How Much Do You “See” and “Hear” in Your Head While Reading?

If you've been on Twitter lately, you've probably seen some tweets going around about the different ways different people's brains work. Some people have a constant inner monologue, while others don't hear any words in their mind. Some people can visualize images vividly, some see nothing in their minds, and some see things in varying ways in-between the two extremes. As a reader, I can't help...
 
Bookish Musings: 5 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

Bookish Musings: 5 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

I had really wanted to do a post with 20 books I'm looking forward to in 2020 because, you know, all those 20s seemed fun. Unfortunately, my body couldn't quite handle all that as these types of posts are a lot of work, but I can at least talk about a few books! So I chose five books I'm excited for right now that are either standalones or the first book in a new series. Some of them may already...