Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 
Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2017

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2017

Gah, you all know how much I love book covers, so I literally look forward to this post all year. I didn't go quite as crazy as I did last year, but I suppose I went crazy enough. But hey, it's the end of the year! And covers are pretty to look at! And people worked hard to make these! So the more, the merrier, I say. But, though I love all of these, I did pick ten to discuss and managed to...
 
The Weekly Update: 9/3/17

The Weekly Update: 9/3/17

Whew! It has been over a month since I have done a Weekly Update, and I have so much stuff to share all in one post now that it's a little overwhelming. I'm still not sure I'll be doing these every week though. I might switch to every other week or monthly. I'll figure something out eventually....
 
Book Review: The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court Book 3) by Megan Derr

Book Review: The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court Book 3) by Megan Derr

Kamir has been interested in High Commander Jader for years, but it's a fantasy he knows will never come true, not when he's the family disgrace---married at 16, pregnant at 19, now divorced with two children, about to be disowned by his parents, and still dealing with an ex he thought he'd never have to see again. Jader grew up an Islander after washing ashore there with no memory at the age of...
 
Book Review: The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court Book 2) by Megan Derr

Book Review: The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court Book 2) by Megan Derr

A year and a half ago, Lesto was punched in the imperial pavilion by Shemal, a pirate criminal; but unable to deny the chemistry between them, they snuck away to an empty room later that day where they did far more inappropriate things before Shemal immediately ran off, and neither has been able to forget the other since. When Lesto gets kidnapped and dropped on Shemal's doorstep, both men are...
 
Book Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court Book 1) by Megan Derr

Book Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court Book 1) by Megan Derr

Prince Allen has trained his whole life for something like this---learning as much about the languages, politics, and in-and-outs of royal court as possible---and now he's been chosen to be the High King's Consort... which is why he's crushed when High King Sarrica humiliates him and dismisses him from court mere minutes after meeting him. Sarrica never planned on taking another consort after...
 
Book Review: Sword of the King (Dance with the Devil Book 5) by Megan Derr

Book Review: Sword of the King (Dance with the Devil Book 5) by Megan Derr

Blaze has fought in the pits with his dragon, Erie, for almost his entire life, but he wants nothing more than to escape this life before Erie gets hurt. Ken got out of the pit fights with his dragon Nevada a while ago, and now he wants to take them down entirely. Rafael is tired of being abused by his brother but sticks around to keep his brother's dragons safe. When a new, powerful dragon is...
 
The Weekly Update: 7/23/17

The Weekly Update: 7/23/17

Honestly I considered not even posting today because I'm tired and stressed, plus my arms are bad this week. But this was already half finished, so it seemed like a waste of arm pain to not just post it in case any of you are interested in what books I got/read over the past week. Oh! I almost forgot, I watched Descendants 2. I thought the first movie was really silly and not very good, but I...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2016

Yay, it's time for one of my favorite posts of the whole year because this is the post in which I get to talk about ALL the books that I loved most all at once! It's a post full of happiness and good feelings, and I get to reminisce about the highlights of my reading year. What more can any book blogger ask for? Anyway, I debated how to do this. I mean, there are standalones, there are complete...
 
Bookish Musings: Top Ten Male Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Male Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Alright, peeps. It's that time of year again when I tell you all about my favorite characters! I know this probably won't be my most popular post, but I love it nonetheless because characters are my lifeblood. They are what gives me the emotion and the feels when I read, and that's what I love most in books. I might still sometimes give a book a high rating even without great characters if it's...