Category Archives: Reading

Book Review: The Haunted Pub by Melanie Tushmore

When Fizz gets kicked out of his parents' house and moves into an unused room at the bar where his cousin Ginger works, his depression feeds the ghost whose been trapped within the walls and frees him, allowing him to wreak havoc on the bar and its occupants. Fizz starts coming out of his shell little by little as he starts what could be his first relationship and the other men at the bar are...
 

Book Review: Wish for Me (The Djinn Order Book 1) by A. Star

When Glory finds a strange, vase-looking thing while cleaning out her deceased grandmother's basement, she doesn't expect a sexy genie to show up in her room that night telling her she gets three wishes, and she especially doesn't expect him to be such a jerk with a grudge against the entire human race. But when new threats show up, he gets shot with a poisoned arrow by hunters, and Glory saves...
 

Bookish Musings: Feminism and Double Standards in Books – Sexual Promiscuity

I'm one of those people who thinks far too much. So, inevitably, I end up thinking a lot about the books I read and how they relate to life in general and to my own beliefs. And one of the things that comes up a lot for me is the way female characters are treated. I feel like people are often pointing out the flaws in books when it comes to how female characters are treated by other characters,...
 

Book Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Ali, a former child prodigy at piano, has been deaf, using ASL and lip reading to get by, for seven years. But when her best friend drags her to a concert for a band whose music Ali has never even heard, she ends up winning the raffle to go backstage and meet the leader singer, Jace. Their first meeting doesn't go well, but, when he asks her to come back the next day and then notices her bruises,...
 

Book Review + Quiz: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly + Who Would You Be in a Magic Prohibition Era?

Joan never wanted her magic, especially not after she saw how dangerous it was, but when a man shows up offering to let her compete against 14 other sorcerers for the chance to make the money she and her family so desperately need, she can't turn that down. Meanwhile, Alex, a young, corrupt cop, gets blackmailed into going undercover in an attempt to take down the gangs and stop all their illegal...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Having Different Taste in Books is a Beautiful Thing

This is one of those things I think about A LOT but have never tried to put into words before because I don't even know to explain it and because most people just give me weird looks when I try to talk about these types of things. But you all, the book community, get me! At least when it comes to books and reading and all the wonderful things related to the two. And that's kind of what this post...
 

Book Review: Deadgirl (The Deadgirl Saga Book 1) by B.C. Johnson

Lucy gets murdered on her very first date only to wake up the next morning alive and gunshot-free, but upon landing in some other realm every time she goes to sleep and realizing she no longer needs human things like food, she quickly figures out that whatever happened to her has made her no longer human. But when she starts being hunted down by a different kind of supernatural creature and...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Ferris Wheels

Does anyone think those Ferris wheels like the one in the graphic, those old-timey ones with the white frame and the rainbow colored seats, are just the most gorgeous things ever? I don't know how to explain it, but I've just always just LOVED how they look. So pretty and romantic and perfect. Believe it or not, just like last week's topic of circus, this was one I had been planning to do whether...
 

Book Review: The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen Book 1) by Shelly Crane

After ten years of slavery, Sophelia finally escapes, but being on the run isn't easy when your planet has no gravity and no oxygen, and you have barely anything to your name in order to buy it with. But then Sophelia runs into Maxton, a black market trader, and he ends up on the run with her. With a high reward on Sophelia's head and both of them considered convicts, the two of them make their...
 

Bookish Musings: Is 15 Years Old Too Young to Be Reading 50 Shades of Grey?

It's time to talk about sex! Ok, ok, I'm not actually going to talk about sex per se, rather sex in books and whether it's appropriate for young readers. However, since there will be talk about sex in this post, consider this your warning if that makes you uncomfortable. Initially I wasn't going to join this discussion topic because I've never read 50 Shades of Grey, but then I kind of got...