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Book Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Ali, a former child prodigy at piano, has been deaf, using ASL and lip reading to get by, for seven years. But when her best friend drags her to a concert for a band whose music Ali has never even heard, she ends up winning the raffle to go backstage and meet the leader singer, Jace. Their first meeting doesn't go well, but, when he asks her to come back the next day and then notices her bruises,...
 

Book Review + Quiz: A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly + Who Would You Be in a Magic Prohibition Era?

Joan never wanted her magic, especially not after she saw how dangerous it was, but when a man shows up offering to let her compete against 14 other sorcerers for the chance to make the money she and her family so desperately need, she can't turn that down. Meanwhile, Alex, a young, corrupt cop, gets blackmailed into going undercover in an attempt to take down the gangs and stop all their illegal...
 

Bookish Musings: Why Having Different Taste in Books is a Beautiful Thing

This is one of those things I think about A LOT but have never tried to put into words before because I don't even know to explain it and because most people just give me weird looks when I try to talk about these types of things. But you all, the book community, get me! At least when it comes to books and reading and all the wonderful things related to the two. And that's kind of what this post...
 

Book Review: Deadgirl (The Deadgirl Saga Book 1) by B.C. Johnson

Lucy gets murdered on her very first date only to wake up the next morning alive and gunshot-free, but upon landing in some other realm every time she goes to sleep and realizing she no longer needs human things like food, she quickly figures out that whatever happened to her has made her no longer human. But when she starts being hunted down by a different kind of supernatural creature and...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Ferris Wheels

Does anyone think those Ferris wheels like the one in the graphic, those old-timey ones with the white frame and the rainbow colored seats, are just the most gorgeous things ever? I don't know how to explain it, but I've just always just LOVED how they look. So pretty and romantic and perfect. Believe it or not, just like last week's topic of circus, this was one I had been planning to do whether...
 

Book Review: The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen Book 1) by Shelly Crane

After ten years of slavery, Sophelia finally escapes, but being on the run isn't easy when your planet has no gravity and no oxygen, and you have barely anything to your name in order to buy it with. But then Sophelia runs into Maxton, a black market trader, and he ends up on the run with her. With a high reward on Sophelia's head and both of them considered convicts, the two of them make their...
 

Bookish Musings: Is 15 Years Old Too Young to Be Reading 50 Shades of Grey?

It's time to talk about sex! Ok, ok, I'm not actually going to talk about sex per se, rather sex in books and whether it's appropriate for young readers. However, since there will be talk about sex in this post, consider this your warning if that makes you uncomfortable. Initially I wasn't going to join this discussion topic because I've never read 50 Shades of Grey, but then I kind of got...
 

Book Review: Bleeding Heart (Mi Corazon Sangrante Book 1) by Melissa Graves

Brian is a med student working the night shift at a blood center for vampires one night when Kyle comes in. The two are drawn to each other and Kyle, appreciative of Brian's help, goes back a few weeks later, once he gets his life a little more on track, to ask Brian on a date. But as their relationship grows, the past that Kyle is running from and keeping hidden from Brian starts catching up to...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Circus

I am SO EXCITED about this week's topic! I mean, seriously: 1) Have you seen my bio? Even the mini one in the sidebar? 2) I used to do circus myself for a brief period of time---I even included a photo at the end! 3) I made this post even before I knew this would be an official topic because I just wanted to do this topic anyway. 4) Every single book on here came from either books I already own...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Blood Stain Vol. 1 by Linda Sejic

Twenty-seven-year-old Elly has been having a terrible time trying to find and hold down a decent job ever since she graduated and is now stuck living with her sister. But the whole family is struggling financially, so, in her desperation, Elly decides to take a risk on a chemistry job that's perfect for her, despite the warnings about the creepy, supposed mad scientist she'll be working...