Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (5)

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines (5)

I like doing these opening lines posts. I never remember what the opening lines of books are, so it's always interesting to go back and see them. Also interesting to see the variety they have. I tend to choose books pretty randomly and just see what I get, so these aren't the ones I think are good or bad or anything, they just are. (Though I do like to choose a favorite, because why not?) As I...
 
Quick Reviews: Waiting // Underhill // Once Upon a Western Shore // To Find Him and Love Him Again

Quick Reviews: Waiting // Underhill // Once Upon a Western Shore // To Find Him and Love Him Again

I've reviewed the previous books in this series with mini reviews on the blog, so I wanted to at least do one of these quick review posts for the rest now that I've read them. Since they all have the same "Recommended For" and mostly the same tags, I'll just do those sections once at the end. This series sort of had its ups and downs, but overall, it had a wonderful romance/relationship/family...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2023 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2023 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Here we are, the last blog post of the year! It might be the new year by the time you're reading this, but still, it's my last 2023 post, and I guess I saved the best for last? Since I am talking about my favorite books from the year. (All of which are queer, btw! Love that!) I'm grateful to have found these, and all the other great books I read this year, because they brought me joy or...
 
Update: Life and Books (Mar 2023)

Update: Life and Books (Mar 2023)

I found out that Lost is free with ads on Amazon video and decided to rewatch the series, see if I could make more sense of the ending than I could when it first aired. My verdict is: I still have questions, it does seem a lot of weird stuff was included just for the intrigue, but I do feel like I understood the ending this time, and if you can look past the mysteries and just focus on the...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2020 + Some Non-Bookish Things

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books/Series I Read in 2020 + Some Non-Bookish Things

*Announcer voice blasts out over the speakers*: And now... it's time for the main event! The cream of the crop! The cherry on top! The one, the only, the top ten books of the year post! RAAAAAAHHHHHHHH (Just humor me and imagine crowd sounds here.) Well that was fun! Maybe I should intro all my blog posts with an announcer... Anyway, this has been a weird year. Perhaps that explains why it was...
 
Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – A Queer Trade, Rag and Bone, Priddy’s Tale

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – A Queer Trade, Rag and Bone, Priddy’s Tale

In A Queer Trade, a warlock's papers get accidentally thrown out, and his apprentice tries to get them back from the waste man before they can cause magical chaos. In Rag & Bone, magic practitioner Crispin and waste-man Ned start looking into strange deaths of rag and bottle shop workers when no one else bothers to. In Priddy's Tale, a lonely young man working in a lighthouse rescues someone from...
 
Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Jackdaw, Preacher Prophet Beast, A Reason to Believe

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Jackdaw, Preacher Prophet Beast, A Reason to Believe

In Jackdaw, a magic-using thief and a former cop with a difficult past end up on the run together as they try to figure out if they can ever go back to the relationship they once had. Gideon is struggling with the burden of his recent promotion, Lee is struggling to unmask the monster in his latest visions, and an upcoming Pride parade and solstice might bring them both more than they bargained...