Bookish Musings: Audiobooks, Yea or Nay?

A couple weeks ago I did a discussion post on what everyone listens to while they're reading, but a couple people mentioned audiobooks, and the whole thing got me thinking about *why* it is that I'm able to multitask with music in the background when so many others aren't and if it has anything to do with my inability to listen to audiobooks. So... I made a post about it :-) And now we shall all...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Laugh Out Loud Book Blurbs

This was a hard post to put together because I only had three that I could think of off the top of my head. Aside from those, I'm lucky if I even vaguely remember what a book is about let alone whether or not I was entertained by its blurb. But TTT freebies are like the bane of my existence, and I couldn't think of anything else good, so I stuck with it. I looked through my TBR and checked out...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Butterflies (2)

I couldn't find anything good for pianos (the official topic this week), and I said however many weeks back that I was going to do a part 2 for butterflies since I had so many extra, so here it is! I really don't remember what anyone else used in their butterfly post though (hell, I don't even remember what *I* used), so if used any of the same ones, I swear I didn't mean to steal it :-P At any...
 

Book Review: The Heartless City (The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles Book 1) by Andrea Berthot

It's 1903 and the city of London has been quarantined for 13 years due to the Hyde drug, originally created by Dr. Jekyll, an experiment that went horribly wrong and created a city of heart-eating monsters. Elliot, a 17-year-old who accidentally made himself an empath when he tried to escape his troubles with a serum he created, is struggling to cope with his new abilities and his life in general...
 

Book Review: A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick

Told in alternating chapters from both Anna's and Hans' perspectives, A Frozen Heart takes a sophisticated look at events of Frozen, exploring the couple's backstories, motivations, and doomed...
 

Bookish Musings: How Do You Decide What to Read?

I often have a hard time deciding what to read because I'm just very indecisive in general. But somehow I manage, or I wouldn't ever actually read anything, haha. I always think it's fun though to learn about other people's reading habits, who's a mood reader, who sticks to a schedule, how you factor in reading challenges, if you have system, etc., so I thought this would make for a fun...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Random Books on My TBR

Does anyone else feel like we've been doing the same topic every week? I haven't even participated in some of the recent TTTs because I would just be using the same books. Plus, I don't pay attention to when books are released, I don't plan books ahead of time (which, perfectly enough, I'm going to have a whole post about tomorrow), and I have like 27 different lists that could be called TBRs...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring the Moon

So how perfect is this topic for a blog named Metaphors and *Moonlight*? Granted I went with the blog name because I like the night rather than the actual moon, but the moon is, you know, also nice. And kind of important. Just a little. (Did you know that, without it, our days would be shorter and the earth's axis would vary, causing extreme climate change like ice in Africa? I got curious lol....
 

Book Review: Soul Breaker (City of Crows Book 1) by Clara Coulson

Calvin Kinsey, former rookie with the Aurora Police until his partner was murdered by a vampire, is now a brand new detective with the Department of Supernatural Investigations, and he's just a few weeks in when a creature from the Eververse shows up and goes on a murder spree. Cal's determined to send the creature back where it came from before it can claim any more innocent lives, but between...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Just when Alana and Marko thought they were going to get a small break on their new ship, Marko's parents show up and blast their babysitter away, and Marko and his mother venture to a nearby planetoid to get her back while Alana gets to know her father-in-law. Meanwhile, The Will ends up with a new partner in his quest to save Slave Girl and hunt down the star-crossed...