All I want for Christmas are ridiculously rare books!Read More
Ah, Autumn! That wonderful time of year when the temperature drops, and I can finally start wearing my vast collection of sweaters. *looks at outdoor thermometer and sees it is 98 degrees* Well, heck! At least I can read autumnally until the weather decides to cooperate.Read More
Hello. hello and welcome to Tuesday! The topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is Auto Buy Authors! So let’s dive straight into my list of awesome authors that I just can’t say no to.Read More
Hello and Happy Tuesday, my dear bookish people! I hope your week has had a fantastic start. I’m happy to be here with a Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is the top ten books from your favorite genre. Now, you might not know this about be, considering how fantasy heavy my blog and bookstagram is, but Sci-Fi is actually my favorite genre. I just find it harder to find Sci-Fi books that click with me. Fantasy is easier for me, but my heart lies in space.Read More
Happy Tuesday, my dear bookish people! The topic of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is Rain Day Reads, which is perfect because as I write this we are having what is likely the last rainy evening of the season. Really, to me any book is a rainy day read, because there is nothing better than reading as the rain falls, but I’m gonna list books I can picture myself reading as a storm rages outside my window.
- Dark Visions trilogy by LJ Smith
- Mistborn Era Two books by Brandon Sanderson
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher
- Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I am so sad the rainy season is coming to an end.
Happy Tuesday, my dear bookish people! The theme for today’s Top Ten Tuesday (Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book. So I’ll be hitting you with my top ten book synopsis trigger words/phrases. Basically the words in a synopsis that’ll make me put a book into my cart IMMEDIATELY.
- Grumpy – Does your book have a grumpy side kick and/or main character? Or even a grumpy pet cat? Then I’m buying it.
- Assassin – If there are people being paid to kill other people, particularly in a fantasy setting, then I am happy.
- Magical school/training – I blame Hogwarts for my love of magic schools.
- Betrayal – Especially if it’s touted as heartbreaking betrayal.
- Rag tag crew – Or crew of misfits. Or crew thrown together that hates each other. Well, it is usually better written than that in a book synopsis, but you get the point.
- Hate to love – GIMMIE ALL THE ENEMIES TO LOVERS PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
- “Who can they trust?” – I don’t know, but I sure as heck want to find out.
- Supernatural threat – The Buffy and Supernatural fan girl can’t walk away from books with this.
- Revenge – Hello, my name is Kibby Montoya. Someone killed your father. And I want to read about it.
- Tragic – What can I say? I like when a book makes me ugly cry.
What words or phrases make you want to buy a book?