Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (6) – In Which I Gush about The Darkness Outside Us

Bookish Musings: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups (6) – In Which I Gush about The Darkness Outside Us

Normally for these posts, I do three different books and pick one song for each. This time I'm doing three songs for the same book! Because it's an amazing book and the absolute perfect kind of book to pair songs with. At least for me, because the reason books and songs go so well together is that they both make me feel, and, well, this book made me feel A LOT. I won't be able to explain all...
 
Bookish Musings: Thoughts on Disability Representation in Books

Bookish Musings: Thoughts on Disability Representation in Books

In 2017, I wrote a blog post about disability representation and the "magical cure" trope in books, and I had planned to do another post with more complaints. But some of my opinions have changed, and as a disabled person myself, my feelings about this topic are complex and sometimes contradictory. And I wanted to talk about not just issues with disability rep, but also issues with...
 
Bookish Musings: Why Spoilers Can Be a Good Thing

Bookish Musings: Why Spoilers Can Be a Good Thing

The other day I went to submit a review to a website and saw there was a rule about no spoilers... which my review had. I understand the reason for the rule, and they said I could include the spoilers as long as I hid them when I posted publicly, so it was fine! But it did get me thinking about why spoilers can be a good thing sometimes. I'm someone who avoids spoilers, for the most part. But,...
 
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...