Bookish Musings: My Reader Confessions and Unpopular Opinions

Bookish Musings: My Reader Confessions and Unpopular Opinions

I know the world has had enough "hot takes" to last a lifetime, but don't worry, I think these are all pretty benign confessions. Mostly just things I've seen readers talk about a lot or express a lot of love for that I don't quite feel the same way about. A post full of things that will make you all judge me! Sounds fun, right? It will be. Trust me. I know what I'm talking about, I'm a book...
 
Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (5)

Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (5)

I really meant to do some actual, thinky discussions this year, but I've been exhausted lately, and those kinds of discussions take a lot of energy. So you're getting more music match-ups! It's getting harder and harder to think of intros for these posts. How many times can I talk about how well books and songs go together?? I feel like I might've already reached that limit. So here, just have...
 
Bookish Musings: 5 Adorable Quotes from Adorable Book Couples

Bookish Musings: 5 Adorable Quotes from Adorable Book Couples

I needed a blog post, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I took inspiration from that. And I just love characters and relationships and quotes and wanted the excuse to talk about them! I didn't want to overwhelm everyone with too long of a blog post though. So here are five quotes from five (but definitely not all) of my favorite book couples being silly or swoony or ridiculous...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2021 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2021 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Time for my last, but certainly not least, blog post of the year. My favorite books and series! (Also games and podcasts and one movie and one show, because why not!?) I guess I really don't need to ramble here, the post will speak for itself. So out of the roughly 150 books I read this years, here are my ten(ish, because series) favorites, in no particular order except for the last two, and...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2021

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2021

Characters! I love 'em. But I especially love some of them. And that's what this post is about! As I sometimes do, despite the post title, I've included a couple non-book characters. This is my one chance to really gush about all the characters I love, I'm not gonna pass that up. I have to admit, taking up five of the ten (technically twelve) spots, this is a vampire-heavy list 😅 I do...
 
Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (3)

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (3)

Yes, it's another opening lines post! What can I say? They're fairly easy but also fun and interesting. I don't pay a whole lot of attention to opening lines when I'm actually reading a book, so I like going back and seeing them in books I've read. Normally I do this completely randomly, just grabbing or looking up random books I've read. But for some reason, I came upon a lot of prologues...
 
Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (4) – The Simon Snow + FUN. Edition

Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (4) – The Simon Snow + FUN. Edition

As you might already know, if you've visited before, I love pairing books and music! Which is why I do these posts. But this one is a bit unique in that I chose three books from the same series and three songs from the same artist. The same artist thing actually wasn't intentional, or at least, not my original plan. But it just so happened that the three FUN. songs I know all seemed perfect, so I...
 
Bookish Musings: The Audiobook Tag (AKA I Like Audiobooks Now!)

Bookish Musings: The Audiobook Tag (AKA I Like Audiobooks Now!)

So I have this kind of accidental series going on here on my blog about my experience with audiobooks. It started with "Audiobooks, Yea or Nay?" in which I talked all about why I didn't like or listen to audiobooks. Two years later, I wrote a post titled "I'm Trying Audiobooks... and It's Not Going Well." That one's pretty self-explanatory, yes? Well, it's now been over three years since that...
 
Bookish Musings: How Well Do You Know My Reading Habits? (A Quiz to Celebrate My 6th Blogiversary)

Bookish Musings: How Well Do You Know My Reading Habits? (A Quiz to Celebrate My 6th Blogiversary)

In honor of my sixth blogiversary (which was on the 9th), I decided to just have a little fun. So I've made a ten-question quiz about my books and reading habits! I decided not to use one of those quiz makers because 1) it's a lot of work, and 2) I don't know how accessible they are for screen readers. So you don't have to keep track of your results, but you can still guess and see if you got the...