Update: Life and Books (Apr 2020)

So. Another month of social distancing and staying home. How's everyone doing? I'm not super affected by the staying home thing since that's just my normal life (because chronic illness), but I am feeling all the stress of everything. It's still difficult to get all the food and supplies I need from the store. I still worry about my grandparents getting sick. I still worry about someone in my...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2019

I haven't been able to put together book cover posts lately because of my headache problems, but nobody panic! I still managed to make this post to showcase some of my favorite covers from the books I read this year :-) Unfortunately I couldn't include ALL the covers I loved (there were so many!), and I couldn't make the collage, but I've still got some super gorgeous book covers here, and I...
 

Book Recs: 5 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books Set in the Old West

Fun Fact: When I was a little kid, there were two things I wanted to be---a mermaid, and a cowgirl. I don't even know why I wanted to be a cowgirl, but I would run around the house pretending I was riding a horse and lassoing things. That was the entire extent of my knowledge on cowgirls---horseback riding and lassos. To be fair, I did kick ass at those arcade shooting gallery games (I once got a...
 

Update: Life and Books (Jan 2019) + I Made Art!

This is my first update post of the new year, and as you can probably tell, I've committed to just doing these as monthly wrap-up posts since that's basically what I've been doing anyway. I have no news about the dentist since I had a CT scan in December, and it took my current dentist four whole weeks, despite my multiple phone calls, to talk to the endodontist about the results before I was...
 

Update: Life and Books (12/30/18)

It's December 31st! One year is ending, and a new one is beginning. Call me what you will (some would go with pessimist, I say realist), but I'm not feeling very positive about it, not when all my problems from this year are just carrying over into the new one. But I know no one wants to end their year by listening to me complain, so luckily I do have some good things to share about the past four...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018

I feel like this is my most anticipated post every year. I mean, I don't know what you all anticipate, but *I* anticipate it. Book covers are my jam. Little mini works of art! So I love looking back through what I've read and finding the most gorgeous ones. I don't know if book covers have been getting prettier, or if I've just been more drawn to pretty ones since I started blogging, but wow,...
 

Bookish News: More November/December 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

We're getting closer and closer to the end of 2018, but we've still got one more month, and that means it's time for the last sci-fi/fantasy book releases post of the year! I don't know if December is a big month for releases, what with everyone being busy around the holidays, but there are still a few more books coming out that I'm excited...
 

Bookish News: 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...