Update: Life and Books (12/30/18)

It's December 31st! One year is ending, and a new one is beginning. Call me what you will (some would go with pessimist, I say realist), but I'm not feeling very positive about it, not when all my problems from this year are just carrying over into the new one. But I know no one wants to end their year by listening to me complain, so luckily I do have some good things to share about the past four...
 

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...
 

Book Recs: 10 Christmas-Themed Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books

It's December! And that means Christmas all the time everywhere all over everything. So... what better thing to post about than Christmas-themed sci-fi/fantasy books?! I haven't actually read all of these, and some of these I have read but didn't love, but everyone has different taste! So these aren't so much personal recommendations as just me bringing some Christmas books to your attention...