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Hi, Kit here! (If you need to refer to me or credit me for something, “Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight” or some variation that uses just Kit and/or my blog name is good!)
As you’ve probably figured out, I’m a big lover of books and always have been. I rarely read anything outside fantasy/paranormal and science fiction, but I read a wide variety within those genres, including young adult, adult, LGBTQIA+, romance-focused, no romance, and all different subgenres (although I do have a special love for paranormal creatures, especially vampires). I also love self-published and indie books. My taste often runs on the darker, more intense, and/or quirkier side, but I also like fluffy, light, fun reads. Mood reading *shrug* I never regret reading a book because I take something from every book I read, but I do find it a lot more fun to talk about the ones I like.
I would love to write some books of my own at some point, but that’s kind of on the back burner for the moment.
I’ve always been a Simmer (my favorite is The Sims 3!), and now I also play visual novels, dating sims, point and click, and other low-stress types of games.
As for everything else… Well, I’m an INFJ. I’m disabled and chronically ill. I sometimes make art (mostly of mermen, it seems), when my falling apart body will allow it, which you can find throughout my posts with the art tag. My favorite color is red, my favorite fish is the longhorn cowfish, and my favorite movie is Tangled. I love the night because it has a magic and a stillness that makes everything feel more meaningful and makes me feel more like myself. I have six piercings in one ear even though I’m afraid of needles. I used to do gymnastics and circus, even though I wasn’t particularly great at either (aside from handstands, I was pretty good at those). And… I guess that’s about it!
Don’t hesitate to leave a comment, send a message, or friend me—I love meeting fellow readers, writers, and bloggers!
All things bookish!
Quotes, humor, reading, writing, gymnastics, circus, food, and more, all in pretty picture form!
Any random thoughts I have that fit into 280 characters.
Honestly I don’t really interact on Steam, I mostly just play games, post reviews, and comment in discussions for games I play, but I like having friends there!
About the Blog
I started this blog in July 2015 as a place to share the amazing books I was finding. Good books deserve to be read, and good authors deserve to know when one of their books has made an impact on someone.
This blog contains reviews of the following types of books:
– Fantasy, Paranormal & Sci-Fi
– Young Adult & Adult
– Traditional, Indie, & Self Pub
– Regular Novels & Comics
– Romance (including LGBT+) & No Romance
I have also started reviewing visual novels, dating sims, and other types of games! And occasionally I talk about podcasts, movies, shows, music, blogging stuff, and other random things.
Support the Blog
As a disabled person unable to work right now and also in need of expensive dental work, I appreciate every bit of financial help (and every gift, free book, etc.) that I get!
If you’re enjoying my blog, one way you can help me afford to keep it running, without any extra cost to you, is by using the Amazon affiliate links throughout my blog (most Amazon links are affiliate links, including in reviews, rec posts, the Books with Disabilities list, and the covers below). If you use one of these and then make a purchase, I will make a small amount of money. Need suggestions? Here are some books I recommend!
If you don’t have a Scribd account and you sign up with my referral link, you can get a 60-day free trial: Scribd Free Trial
If you like audiobooks and supporting local businesses, here is my Libro.fm referral link: Libro.fm membership
I’m also an affiliate for some non-bookish sites! Here are my affiliate/referral links for those:
Zazzle (customizable products)
iHerb (herbs, supplements, food, beauty products)
Nolah Sleep (a really comfy mattress, especially for side sleepers, that I’ve been using for years)
Honey (a free browser extension that automatically finds coupon codes for you)
Swagbucks (sign up free and earn gift cards by searching, playing games, & more)
If you’re feeling particularly generous, you can donate through ko-fi, buy me a book from one of my wishlists, or (if you want to support me but not Amazon) I’m happy to accept books from small businesses too 🙂
Amazon eBook Wishlist
(I’m also happy to borrow Kindle ebooks, if you own one that’s on my wishlist and it’s lendable! You can see if a book has “Lending: Enabled” under “Product Details.”)
I can’t share an audiobook wishlist, but I use Audible and Libro.fm and could choose a book, if you ever have an extra credit you don’t want!