Update: Life & Books (Oct 2021)

Update: Life & Books (Oct 2021)

Happy Halloween! Even though I'm not actually doing anything to celebrate. It's just a normal Sunday for me. Last month I was telling everyone to watch Dragonheart (which you still should, if you haven't). This month I'm telling everyone to watch Sunshine (2007)! It was another rewatch, about 11 years since I'd last seen this one. It's such a fantastic sort of sci-fi thriller. It absolutely...
 
Book Review: Sable Dark (Hep Cats of Boise Book 2) by Al Hess

Book Review: Sable Dark (Hep Cats of Boise Book 2) by Al Hess

🌟One of my faves!🌟 Reed should be safe after everything that happened in the last book, but he keeps thinking he sees Phil Rice around town, and his paranoia and anxiety are getting worse. Meanwhile, Mazarin can't seem to fit in with humans or with the other sentient AI she meets. And both of them struggle with confusing feelings and navigating romantic...
 
Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (3)

Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (3)

It's October, and that means I'm back with more supernatural creature poems! I didn't plan for this to become an annual thing, but I enjoy the little challenge of writing these poems. Last year's got a bit dark, so this year, I decided to focus on supernaturals being helpful, or at least neutral, toward humans. Quick reminder that, in each poem, if you read just the first word of each line, it...
 
Random Musings: Slightly Spooky/Creepy/Horror-ish Books, Games, Movies, & More for Scaredy Cats

Random Musings: Slightly Spooky/Creepy/Horror-ish Books, Games, Movies, & More for Scaredy Cats

I know it's a bit late this year since October is almost over, but blog posts are timeless! And perhaps I'll add to this list in the future if I discover more slightly spooky stuff to recommend (which is why I included the "and more" bit, since I might end up adding podcasts or something), since who knows if I'll ever find enough in the future to make a whole part two. Anyway, I don't normally...
 
Book Review: The Infinite Noise (The Bright Sessions Book 1) by Lauren Shippen [Audiobook]

Book Review: The Infinite Noise (The Bright Sessions Book 1) by Lauren Shippen [Audiobook]

🌟One of my faves!🌟 Caleb has developed empath powers, making high school even harder, but he finds the emotions are easier to deal with around a boy named Adam. Adam, a loner dealing with depression and bullying, at first can't believe a hot football player wants to be his friend, but over time, the two grow closer and realize their feelings might even be...
 
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skeletons

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skeletons

In honor of spooky season, I decided to gather up some book covers with skeletons! If you regularly follow my blog, you may have seen a lot of these already, since I'm using a bunch of books I've read and a couple that I've used in other cover posts, like this Halloween Book Covers Tag, but there are a few new ones as well. There are lots of hand bones and skulls, but also a few full...
 
Book Review: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir [Audiobook]

Book Review: Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir [Audiobook]

When the Ninth House necromancer receives a summons to take part in trials to ascend and become immortal, Gideon agrees to pretend to be her cavalier in exchange for freedom from indentured servitude. But not long after all the house necromancers and cavaliers arrive, people start being murdered, and they realize they're all trapped and going to die unless they can figure out what's going...
 
Quick Reviews: Docile, The Pisces, Immortal Divorce Court, Xom-B, The Angriest Angel

Quick Reviews: Docile, The Pisces, Immortal Divorce Court, Xom-B, The Angriest Angel

Lately I've been trying to devote full review posts, which take more time and energy, to books I really like. So for this quick reviews post, I've got a bunch of books I did not like and rated lower than 3 stars. We can't like every book, right? For the most part, despite having quite a few issues with some of these, they're "not for me" books, not necessarily bad books. But one was quite...