Update: Life and Books (Aug 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Aug 2020)

Technically I'm a couple days early since August hasn't quite ended yet, but eh, I don't think anything noteworthy is gonna happen within the next day or two. Time is a blur this year anyway. Everything is starting to blend together. What even happened in August? Who knows! (I don't mean to make light of the terrible things that have been happening, but it's just a constant barrage, sometimes I...
 
Update: Life and Books (July 2020)

Update: Life and Books (July 2020)

I don't feel like talking about everything horrible happening in the world. I need a break. And luckily I somehow have lots of other stuff to talk about this month! I've been tentatively going by Kit on Twitter lately to see if I like it because I want something more gender neutral. (Though I found out Kristen is apparently a male name in Scandinavian countries, which is cool, if that's true.)...
 
Book Recs: My 5 Favorite Books in 5 Years of Blogging

Book Recs: My 5 Favorite Books in 5 Years of Blogging

My blog is five years old! (Well, a couple days ago, if we're being exact.) And although lately I haven't been blogging as much as I used to, I still love books, and I figured a fun way to celebrate my blogoversary would be to talk about my favorite books and series. I decided to stick with finished series, because that made it less complicated, but it's also all the more reason to give some...
 
Bookish Musings: Character Names I’ve Mispronounced

Bookish Musings: Character Names I’ve Mispronounced

This is just a quick, fun post because I haven't done any fun posts or discussions in a while. I had really wanted to get something else posted today, to be honest, because I have a couple posts that really ought to be posted at the beginning of the year, but oh well. My headaches have been too much of a problem lately, and those posts require too much staring at the computer screen, so hopefully...
 
Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

I don't think the first line of a book has to be the absolute best. Truthfully, how many people are reading ONLY the first line and then giving up on a book? I do think a great first line can hook a reader who might've been on the fence though. And regardless, I just thought it'd be a fun idea to look at the opening lines of some different books... and have a fight to the death! Just kidding...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2018 (+ Some Non-Bookish Things)

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2018 (+ Some Non-Bookish Things)

I've already shared with you all my favorite covers and favorite characters from books I read in 2018, so that means... it's finally time to share my favorite books! I don't know why I keep calling these posts "Top Ten" when I never manage to stop at just ten. My blog is just full of lies. It sounds good as a post title though, you know? Anyway, I'm excited, as I always am for this post, because...
 
Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018 – Runners Up

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018 – Runners Up

As I was gathering covers for my annual best covers post, I came to the conclusion that I had too many. Competition was fierce this year, and I had to draw the line somewhere when it came to how many covers to include. But there were just so many great ones! So I decided to do a separate post for the runners up, the covers that didn't quite make it into the top 20 but were close and still deserve...
 
Bookish News: November/December 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Bookish News: November/December 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

My gosh, did I say I was excited for the releases coming out the last two months? Well, I was. But the next two months---THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. These are some great books, my friends. I already know it. (And this isn't even all of them since the post got long and some aren't on Goodreads yet.) Anyway, we've got demons, elves, shifters, dragons, fae, mages, orcs, and even a human or two. Many of...
 
Update: Life and Books (10/7/18)

Update: Life and Books (10/7/18)

Hello, everyone! It's been another month since I did a Life and Books post. I might just make these a monthly thing from now on. I'll see what I feel like doing. Just to update everyone on my teeth, I had another root canal, but that's it so far. It feels like something might be wrong though, so I'm giving it some time to heal, seeing what happens, and hoping like hell that I won't need to...