Update: Life and Books (Aug 2022)

Update: Life and Books (Aug 2022)

I’ve had a very hard time focusing on anything lately, so I haven’t done much. I think I’ve mostly watched YouTube. I did a little gaming though! I started a new Sims 3 game with sexy cowboys. It probably won’t hold my attention long, but I’m having fun with the horses and chicken coops and...
 
Update: Life and Books (July 2022)

Update: Life and Books (July 2022)

Well, the world is still crumbling, so let's temporarily pretend it's not and talk about some good things! I played some more games! They're a good distraction. I mostly played Townscaper. It's been my go-to lately because it doesn't require a lot of focus but is still fun and lets me be creative. I've been sharing my builds on Twitter, so check there if you want to see them all! I also played...
 
Book Recs: 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books to Make You Laugh

Book Recs: 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books to Make You Laugh

It feels like everyone could use a bit more joy and laughter right now, so I've put this post together in the hopes of helping some people find that! I'm not promising there's nothing sad or serious in these books. Just that these books have made me laugh or are fun and silly enough to be a nice distraction from real life. I'll try to give some info as to the mood of each book, to the best of...
 
Book Recs: 10 Books about Dragons… Kinda

Book Recs: 10 Books about Dragons… Kinda

As a fantasy lover who leans more to the paranormal/urban fantasy side of the genre, and who usually sticks to smaller or romance-focused stories when reading high fantasy, I don't tend to read a lot about your average scary, large, fire-breathing kind of dragon. I have, however, read some books about dragon shifters, humanoid dragons, half-dragon beings, and dragons who are otherwise somewhat...
 
Update: Life and Books (Nov 2021)

Update: Life and Books (Nov 2021)

I can't believe I have to think of yet another intro. I don't do anything, this is too hard! Quick reminder, if you're doing any holiday shopping online, I have affiliate/referral links, and it helps me make a small bit of money or get my own free trials/books/etc. if you use them, at no additional cost to you! As for what I actually did this month... I started and finished playing Milky...
 
Update: Life and Books (Aug 2021)

Update: Life and Books (Aug 2021)

Another month, another monthly post in which I have to figure out what to talk about. I played some of the games I bought in the Steam sale last month! The Starfighter: Eclipse game, the one I'd wanted for a long time, was unfortunately a disappointment. Monster Hunting... for Love was fun though. I also played a bunch of very quick, free games by npckc on itch.io. They were cute, and my...
 
Bookish Musings: Sci-Fi Worlds Ranked by How Much I’d Want to Live in Them

Bookish Musings: Sci-Fi Worlds Ranked by How Much I’d Want to Live in Them

I feel like I kind of neglect science fiction books on this blog, but I do read sci-fi books sometimes! So I thought it would be fun to take ten different types of sci-fi worlds I'm familiar with and rank them based entirely on my own personal opinion about how much I'd want to live in them. Then you can tell me how wrong I am in the comments and how you would rank these instead...
 
Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

Bookish Musings: Opening Lines

I don't think the first line of a book has to be the absolute best. Truthfully, how many people are reading ONLY the first line and then giving up on a book? I do think a great first line can hook a reader who might've been on the fence though. And regardless, I just thought it'd be a fun idea to look at the opening lines of some different books... and have a fight to the death! Just kidding...
 
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

This week's topic is hearts! And if you thought I was really crazy enough to base my post on actual, realistic-looking hearts rather than the cutesy heart shape... you would be correct ;-) Ten points to your Hogwarts House. And also ten points to Ravenclaw because this is my blog and I say so. Anyway, I did use some with cutesy heart shapes, but I also used some with realistic-type hearts...