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...
 

Book Review: Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 2) by Kenneth Oppel

Victor has sworn off alchemy, but the torment of an unkept promise and the allure of a strange box he finds in the ashes of the Dark Library tempt him into new territory---the spirit world. Victor's good intentions quickly turn to dangerous obsession, and Victor, Konrad, Elizabeth, and Henry may be in even more danger with each foray into this other...
 

Book Recs: 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with No Romance (2)

My first post about sci-fi/fantasy books with no romance seems to be popular, so I figured everyone might appreciate some more recommendations! Romance is great and all, but sometimes it's nice to read a story that's about family, or growing up, or plain ol' taking down bad guys. I can't promise you books that have absolutely nothing related to romance whatsoever, but I did manage to find some...
 

Book Review: This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel

When Victor's twin, Konrad, comes down with a mysterious illness, Victor, Elizabeth, and Henry set out to use alchemy to make an elixir that will heal him. But many things stand in their way, including dangerous quests to get ingredients, Victor's father, and Victor's struggle with his own feelings toward his brother and...
 

Update: Life and Books (6/17/18)

Long time no talk! I have not done one of these posts for a month. I normally do them every other weekend, but I just wasn't feeling up to it. I kind of didn't even feel like posting one today. It's just been a tough time for me lately. Lots of stress, anxiety, and feeling rundown because of health/medical stuff. But I like to show what books I've gotten and read, and they pile up too much if I...
 

Bookish Musings: My Current Bookish Infatuations

This post is completely random. I just felt like talking about the things I'm super into right now. Is this post pointless since I'll probably end up doing recommendation posts for all these topics at some point? Will I ever do one of these posts again? Will it become a feature? Will these things turn into long-lasting, passionate bookish love affairs, rather than mere infatuations? Maybe even...