Tag Archives: Reading

Bookish Musings: Why I Almost Never Give 1-Star Ratings

Somewhere amidst the various rating crises I've had since I started blogging, I realized that I rarely give 1-star ratings to books. Seriously, out of the 550+ books I've read since I starting rating books, I've only given a 1-star rating to 12 of them. That really doesn't seem like a lot. Then again, maybe that's normal and everyone gives very few 1-star ratings. What do I know? But I...
 

Book Review: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

Carol has a condition that sometimes puts her into a coma-like state that makes her appear dead, except she can still hear everything going on around her. When her best friend dies and she falls into the coma, her husband, thinking he's the last person left who knows, pretends she dead and enacts his plan to finally get rid of her. Except he forgot about James, her ex-lover, and the one other...
 

Update: Life and Books (4/8/18)

So, I thought I had figured out the cause for headaches I've been mentioning to you guys for at least a month now, but then they came back despite my avoidance of that food, so I'm still trying to figure that out. Let's see, other than that... I watched one episode of Peaky Blinders. I drew in my sketchbook after months of not feeling well enough to draw, but my sketches were awful. I played...
 

Mini Reviews: LGBT+ Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Stake Sauce, Kelpie Blue, Caroline’s Heart

In Stake Sauce, a vampire hunter struggling with grief meets a cute punk vampire. In Kelpie Blue, a boy and a kelpie grow closer and work together to overcome everyday struggles and fae-related ones. In Caroline's heart, a cowboy and a witch meet and help each other. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three LGBT+ paranormal/urban fantasy...
 

Bookish Musings: What Exactly is Mood Reading?

We in the bookish community talk about mood reading a lot, but what exactly does that term mean? It's one of those things that doesn't really have one specific definition, and sometimes I wonder how different or similar all our individual definitions are, and maybe there are some readers out there who keep seeing the term but have no clue what it means and need some clarification, so let's talk...
 

Book Review: School for Psychics (School for Psychics Book 1) by K.C. Archer

Teddy has dropped out of college, has a gambling problem, owes a lot of money to a bad man, and is dangerously close to wrecking both her life and the lives of her parents, so when she finds out she's psychic and is offered the chance to turn her life around by training her powers at a special school, she takes it. But she soon realizes something strange is going on, and she'll have to figure out...
 

Book Recs: April/May 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Guess what everyone? This is my first upcoming releases post! I've seen them around a lot, and they seem like fun, and I like getting excited for upcoming books, so I thought I'd give it a shot ;-) You'll have to bear with me while I experiment and figure out exactly how, and how often, I want to do these. Also, since I've always liked to support self-pub/indie authors, I'm going to try and make...
 

Book Review: The Blood Curse (Spell Weaver Book 3) by Annette Marie

Clio and Lyre still don't have the KLOC spell, and they don't know what Bastion is planning to do with it, but they do know they have to stop him before he starts a war. But Bastion isn't the only enemy trying to kill them, and Lyre isn't sure it's even possible to defeat his...
 

Bookish Musings: Why I Love Graphic Novels & Comics (Sometimes Even More than Regular Books)

When I first started book blogging in 2015, reading a story in comic form never even crossed my mind as a thing to do. This is probably going to sound horribly judgmental or maybe just ignorant, but when I thought of comics, I thought of superheroes and Sunday newspapers, and that was about it. That was all I knew of. But then I started hearing the term graphic novel, which somehow sounded a...
 

Book Review: The Devil’s Standoff (The Devil’s Revolver Book 2) by V.S. McGrath

Hettie and her posse managed to escape after all the trouble they got into, but they're still on the run, and they still need to get her mage gun back to its creator so that he can break the bond and unmake the gun. They head to a village in Mexico, but between sorcerers, chupacabras, and everyone who's still after them, things might be more difficult than they...