Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Blood on the Cover. So...I don't like blood. I have a fear of hypodermic needles and getting blood drawn makes me nauseous and lightheaded, so now the sight of blood makes … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Blood on the Cover

Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)

The cover is, of course, the first thing most people notice. A bad cover will make a reader pass it over. A good cover will reel them in. But, in my case, a repetitive cover, no matter how pretty, will usually make me pass. Unless I like the author or it's part of a series … Continue reading Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)

Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in the Forest

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Books Set in the Forest. Whenever I think of a forest setting, I always think fantasy. Maybe I've read too many fantasies. Maybe I like forests too much? Either way I … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in the Forest

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – October 13, 2021

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – October 13, 2021

Top 5 Saturday: Bones on the Cover

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Bones on the Cover. Um, haha, none? I really had to dig and this was all I could come up with: 3 books with bones on the cover and 2 books … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Bones on the Cover

Things I Love and Hate About My Kindle

For over a decade, I've been a dedicated ebook reader. I've had two in all that time, and only because my first, my beloved keyboard Kindle, died a quick death after it fell one too many times. Once upon a time, I thought physical books were a bad idea around my little ones (I feared … Continue reading Things I Love and Hate About My Kindle

Top 5 Saturday: Magical Books

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Magical Books. When I first saw today's theme, I was super excited because "magical" makes me immediately think of fantasy, my absolute favorite genre. But then my brain kind of stuttered … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Magical Books

Indie Books Challenge: September 2021

For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least half of all the books I read in a month be by an indie author or published by an indie publishing house, which I'm broadly defining as not published by one of the Big 5 because doing otherwise would break my … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: September 2021

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 29, 2021

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – September 29, 2021

Top 5 Saturday: Illustrated Covers

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Illustrated Covers. I don't really pay attention to covers after I've decided to read the book, but, when I think about illustrated covers, I usually think of women's fiction/romance. They always … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Illustrated Covers