Update: Life and Books (July/August 2019)

Technically, I'm not back from my hiatus yet, but, well, I'll explain. I've been having this problem with some of the muscles in my face, kinda like an RSI, but it gets worse and gives me bad headaches whenever I do anything that causes a lot of eye motion or anything that causes the muscles to move. So pretty much everything, but especially reading, using the computer (which includes...
 

Book Recs: 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books Set in the Old West

Fun Fact: When I was a little kid, there were two things I wanted to be---a mermaid, and a cowgirl. I don't even know why I wanted to be a cowgirl, but I would run around the house pretending I was riding a horse and lassoing things. That was the entire extent of my knowledge on cowgirls---horseback riding and lassos. To be fair, I did kick ass at those arcade shooting gallery games (I once got a...
 

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...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2017

Gah, you all know how much I love book covers, so I literally look forward to this post all year. I didn't go quite as crazy as I did last year, but I suppose I went crazy enough. But hey, it's the end of the year! And covers are pretty to look at! And people worked hard to make these! So the more, the merrier, I say. But, though I love all of these, I did pick ten to discuss and managed to...
 

The Weekly Update: 10/15/17

I had so much stuff to tell you all last week, and this week I have pretty much nothing. I'm perfectly ok with that though because it means at least nothing bad happened! But oh, I did randomly get hooked on cooking shows? I've never liked them before, but I swear I spent one whole day just marathoning an entire season of some Halloween bake-off show, and I'm also really loving this one that's...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skulls (2)

I originally did a post about book covers featuring skulls roughly six months ago when it was the official topic of the week, but I kept finding so many great covers with skulls that I wanted to do it again! And something about a skull on a book cover just seems to automatically make it more interesting ;-) So here are some more awesome and gorgeous book covers for you all to...