Category Archives: Bookish Musings

Bookish Musings: 2017 Bookish Goals End-of-the-Year Update

Merry Christmas to anyone who celebrates! Yes, that's right, I am posting on Christmas. I figured anyone who isn't celebrating will have a brand new post to read instead of just cricket noises coming from their feed readers, and anyone who is busy celebrating will just see this another day :-) Anyway, at the beginning of the year, I set some bookish goals for myself---not things I was going to...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book

We all probably know by now that sometimes authors behave badly toward their readers and/or reviewers. Or sometimes they have different opinions on things than we do. Or sometimes they're just prejudiced people. Or any number of things that might turn you off from them. But does this mean we shouldn't read their books? Or is it possible to separate the book from the author? Let's...
 

Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Disability & Medical Needs in Post-Apoc Worlds

I put the ellipses in the title because I'm going to make this a new kinda sporadic feature. Meaning I plan to do at least a few other posts about things I want more books about. I think it'll be fun :-) Anyway... In all my posts and conversations with everyone about disability in books, I have realized there is a subgenre that seriously needs to exist: people with disabilities and special...
 

Bookish Musings: Horror Books I’ve Read (Even Though I Don’t Read Horror)

I am a total chicken when it comes to horror. Really, I just can't handle it. I can probably count on my hands the number of scary movies I've watched, I have literally absolutely zero desire to go to things like Halloween Horror Nights, I don't particularly enjoy being scared the way some people do, and, well, I guess that has translated over into my reading since I don't really read horror...
 

Bookish Musings: Sometimes Reading Makes Me Feel Like a Privacy Invader

I could not, no matter how hard I tried, figure out a more eloquent word for this post title. I was go to go with voyeur instead of privacy invader, but voyeur has too much of a sexual connotation, and I didn't want people to be confused because this post is about so much more than just sex. Eavesdropper is also close to my meaning, but that generally only applies to listening. There's snoop, but...
 

Bookish Musings: Are You a Bookish Risk-Taker?

Do you don your snowsuit and climb to the top of your TBR mountain and risk falling to your death? Do you juggle with hardcovers and risk bruising your face or stabbing yourself in the eye?? Are you a hardcore bookworm??? Just kidding. I'm actually just wondering if you ever take risks on books you're unsure of, like books outside your usual genre, books by new authors, books with no reviews,...
 

Bookish Musings: Consistency in Series Book Titles

The other week I talked about consistency in series book covers, but what I didn't mention in that post was book titles. And just like I love when covers are matchy and consistent, I love when titles are matchy and consistent too! I would never avoid or dislike a series just for having titles that don't relate, and in most cases it doesn't truly bother me, but it makes me extra happy when the...
 

Bookish Musings: Do You Ever Save Books for Special Occasions?

Sorry to disappoint, but this post isn't going to be nearly as festive as it sounds. I'm not talking about saving books for Christmas or date night. I mean, ok, that could be a thing that you do, in which case it totally qualifies for this discussion, that still isn't quite what I had in mind when I came up with this post. No, I'm simply talking about any occasion or occurrence or reason in...