Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Vampires without the Tropes & Cliches

Since I love vampire books, it makes sense that I do, in fact, enjoy some of the vampire tropes out there. If I didn't, I probably wouldn't be a fan. And some of my absolute favorite books are about pretty typical gorgeous, brooding vampires. So I'm not complaining that books with the tropes exist. But all tropes all the time can get repetitive and boring. That's why I also happen to love when...
 

Book Recs: 10 Books about Characters with Unique Hobbies/Passions

I love reading about characters who have a hobby or something they're passionate about, especially when it makes a big appearance in the book. Usually these are things I don't know much about, so they're really interesting to me. And of course they add another layer to the character and help me understand them more. That's why I've compiled a list of ten books I've read about characters who...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read (and Games I Played) in 2018

It's time to talk about characters! Everyone loves a good character, right? I know I do. One of the difficulties with this post in particular is that there are multiple different ways to "like" a character. Sometimes I like a character for who they are, and I probably want to be best friends with them. Sometimes I think a character is complex and interesting, but I don't necessarily like them...
 

Book Review: The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Fred, The Vampire Accountant Book 1) by Drew Hayes [Audiobook]

Unfortunately for Fred, becoming a vampire didn't make him the smooth, suave, exciting creature of the night he imagined it would. But between werewolves, necromancers, zombies, mages, a girlfriend, and some new para-human friends, his unlife is becoming significantly more interesting than his life ever...
 

Bookish Musings: Can You Guess Which Supernatural Creature Said These Quotes? (A Quiz!)

To celebrate Wyrd and Wonder 2018 (a bookish/blogging fantasy event taking place during the month of May), I thought it'd be fun to make a quiz! And it's no secret that I love supernatural creatures, so what better topic? Some of these quotes are probably pretty obvious, some are more vague, some might be tricks ;-) It's hard to find quotes for something like this, and I wasn't going to sit...
 

Update: Life and Books (2/25/18)

I considered not posting today because I've not been feeling great, but this post was already mostly finished. Anyway, it turns out the eye strain I've had is merely a symptom of something else since I've been having a lot of problems. The problem is, I haven't been able to pinpoint the actual cause. Usually it's a new food or vitamin or something like that, but it could be literally almost...