Book Recs: September/October 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

A new month, a new upcoming releases post! And as usual, there are some amazing-sounding books coming out that I'm excited for. A lot of sequels, actually, which seems to be a common thing for me in the fall months, for some reason. BUT, even if you haven't read the previous books in all of these series, it's never too late to start ;-) And there are some new series and standalones on my list...
 

Bookish Tag Post: You’re Not Good Enough Tag

This sounds like it's going to be a really sad or mean kinda tag, right? But don't you fret, it's actually really fun. The way it works is, you take 30 characters from books you've read, you choose two to use for each question, then you decide which is the better of the two for the answer. I tried to keep this as random as possible, so I chose the books mostly randomly by using my Goodreads...
 

Bookish Musings: Why I Love Graphic Novels & Comics (Sometimes Even More than Regular Books)

When I first started book blogging in 2015, reading a story in comic form never even crossed my mind as a thing to do. This is probably going to sound horribly judgmental or maybe just ignorant, but when I thought of comics, I thought of superheroes and Sunday newspapers, and that was about it. That was all I knew of. But then I started hearing the term graphic novel, which somehow sounded a...
 

Bookish Musings: Top 5 Strangest Book Reviews I’ve Written

I like to think of this post as proof that a) you really don't need to write "professional" reviews to have a book blog, and b) positive reviews can in fact be fun! I also like finding ways to continue talking about great books that I totally recommend and think people should read, since oftentimes books just get forgotten after the review is posted, and this seemed like a good way to do...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 8 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After the events of the last volume, Alana's health is in danger, so the group travels to a planet where they might be able to get help. Meanwhile, The Will becomes unwilling helper to a villain, and Ghus's group struggles with impending starvation while waiting for the others to come back for...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/31/17

I guess I'll state the obvious: It's the last day of 2017! I think we can all concur that this year in general has been a mess. And it seems lots of people have had individually bad years as well. It hasn't been my best year, but, honestly, none of the past few years have. So... that's why I want to use this post to talk about some of the positive things that I've done or that have happened 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 Tag Post: Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I don't do a ton of tag posts on this blog, but I have to admit, I totally love these types of tags where you choose books and then open to a random page and answer each question with the first word or character name you see. I found this tag on Paradise Found, the original is from Nathan Hale, and this is how it works: 1. Pick any five books randomly (or not randomly, your choice). 2. The first...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Hazel has been reunited with her parents, but the ship is getting crowded now that it's got all three of them, Robot IV, and Petrichor living in it. When they run out of fuel on their way back to IV's current home, they stop on the war-torn planet of Phang. Hazel learns of friendship and loss, Marko continues to struggle with his anti-weapon policy, IV struggles with guilt as he starts to realize...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/9/17

I only posted three posts this week and didn't do a ton of blog hopping because I've felt kinda meh and my tennis elbow has gotten bad again. I keep rubbing arnica cream onto it. I have no idea if it's helping. It's a lot easier than soaking in epsom salt though. Honestly I think they both do help some, it's just that I still keep using my arm and making it hurt more. In other random news, I...