Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

I don't think the first line of a book has to be the absolute best. Truthfully, how many people are reading ONLY the first line and then giving up on a book? I do think a great first line can hook a reader who might've been on the fence though. And regardless, I just thought it'd be a fun idea to look at the opening lines of some different books... and have a fight to the death! Just kidding...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

This week's topic is hearts! And if you thought I was really crazy enough to base my post on actual, realistic-looking hearts rather than the cutesy heart shape... you would be correct ;-) Ten points to your Hogwarts House. And also ten points to Ravenclaw because this is my blog and I say so. Anyway, I did use some with cutesy heart shapes, but I also used some with realistic-type hearts...
 

Update: Life and Books (3/11/18)

I still haven't been feeling great. I still have eye strain. I still don't know what, if anything in particular, is causing the recent issues. I'm stressed about a lot of health-related stuff right now. I don't want to get into that. Sorry if I'm a little behind on responding to comments and visiting your blogs. In better news, I went through all the shoes in my old closet---all the boxes way...
 

Bookish Musings: Top 5 Strangest Book Reviews I’ve Written

I like to think of this post as proof that a) you really don't need to write "professional" reviews to have a book blog, and b) positive reviews can in fact be fun! I also like finding ways to continue talking about great books that I totally recommend and think people should read, since oftentimes books just get forgotten after the review is posted, and this seemed like a good way to do...
 

Book Review: The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania Book 3) by TJ Klune

Sam already has two dragons on his side, but that still leaves three more he needs to find and convince to join him so that he can defeat Myrin and save the kingdom of Verania. But the scars left on his body after his last encounter with Myrin are evidence that Myrin's intent is even darker than anyone thought, the prophecy is still haunting Sam's thoughts, and there are still many secrets that...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/26/17

I've kind of been in a mood lately. I haven't been feeling great, I'm so stressed about so many things, I'm anxious about other things, and now this Net Neutrality issue is making everything worse. I mean, what's going to happen to our whole book blogging community if it gets repealed? (I know that's not the only thing that would be affected, but the list of things and people that would be...
 

Bookish Tag Post: OMG This Song Book Tag

I sometimes share songs in my weekly updates, but other than that, I don't talk about music much. Which is a little odd considering I even have a page with book playlists I've created, and I love listening to music while I read and blog. I guess maybe I'm not the biggest music lover there ever was, but I do still love it! So this seemed like a fun tag :-) I found it over at Lindsey Reads, and...