Announcement: I’ve Added an Easy Way to Find Diverse Books on My Blog + Some Recs

This is just a quick post to let everyone know I've added a new page to my blog! It's not as detailed or as vast as the books with disability list because it's only books that I've read, but it includes POC, LGBT+, disability (mental and physical), and religion. I've always had these tags and links on my blog, but I figured everyone might not know about them, so I've just compiled all the links...
 

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...
 

Update: Life and Books (May 2019) + All My #Mermay Art!

So BEA just passed (or maybe is still happening?) and every other blogger will probably be sharing massive book hauls today. Not me. Instead, I just have LOTS OF MERFOLK! (This is going to be a very image-filled post 😬) #Mermay has ended, but I ended up doing six pieces, which is five more than I thought I'd do, and also the most art I've done in a month probably ever. Last month I shared...
 

Update: Life and Books (Feb 2019)

Let's see, real life updates... Nobody ask me about my dental situation. It's still not any better, and I don't want to talk about it. I also managed to bend back like a third of my big toe nail when I hit it with my other heel, so that was fun. I don't know how I even do these things. But my parents' shower still has a chunk of tile missing from where I once slipped and hit my heel against it...
 

Bookish News: More January/February 2019 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Releases (+ Kickstarter Opportunities) to Get Excited About

I do a second post for each set of months when I do these upcoming releases posts because there are always books I miss in the first one. Surprisingly, this time there are only three! Are there just not as many books published in January and February? Maybe it's just coincidence that there aren't that many books I'm interested in? Since three books made for a very short post, so I decided to...
 

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...
 

Update: Life and Books (12/2/18)

I wanna start by letting my fellow bloggers know that I've not been avoiding you all! I've just not been doing a good job of bloghopping lately because I'm still having dental problems (here's the latest update about that---basically I've already been to 9 appointments and still have at least 10 or 11 more at the very minimum, including at least one minor surgery, but it'll probably turn out to...