• Books,  Reading

    Are Book Covers Really That Important?

    Before I get started, let me clarify that yes, book covers are important. It’s often the first run-in sighted people will have with a book. If a cover is bad, the content doesn’t matter. It’s the book cover’s job to be alluring and fabulous, to draw us in. Sometimes into a pit. But often into a new world filled with adventure! Anywho, I was watching a bookish video or fifty one day, and the Booktuber I was watching kept talking about how beautiful a book cover was, then she said, “I know it doesn’t matter, but isn’t this so pretty?” Then someone in the comments of this or another video…

  • Books,  Reading

    Mini Reading Challenges

    I’m thinking of doing themed reading challenges next year. I think it’ll be fun. I wanted to do that this year, but I didn’t take the time to figure out how I actually wanted to do it. I watched these videos over the weekend of someone picking their TBR out of a jar. Basically, she would have something like, “a blue book” or “a book on someone else’s TBR” and use those prompts to help her narrow down which books she wants to read each month. I don’t want to do that with each book, but I think I’m going to take a cue from her and put themes in…

  • Books,  Reading

    September 2020 Reads

    Hiya! πŸ˜€ Wrapping things up at the very end of the month! Find excitement in the little things, right? πŸ˜› I’m only ten books from my 2020 Reading Goal. I have a few longer books I want to read that I’ll probably get started on in November, but I’m surprised this is turning out to be a great reading year. I was pretty sure I was going to come up short after only finishing one short story between April, May, and June. And I was okay with that. I don’t set reading goals to stress myself. I set them to make sure I’m prioritizing something that’s important to me. I…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Reading

    LibraryOffice Update

    Hello! ^_^ So before I get to the photos, I wanted to talk a little bit about what I ended up doing. Originally, I wanted an entire wall filled with shelves, not quite going up to the ceiling because I’m short, along with a basic desk with a drawer or two to house my ridiculous pen collection. I considered custom shelving, but as my budget for everything changed multiple times over the moving process, I looked into other options while I was making up my mind. So, first, IKEA. I like their Billy shelves, they look good, but I really wanted gray shelves, so it was a compromise from the…

  • Books,  Reading

    August 2020 Reads

    Hi-lo! What’s up, what’s up?! πŸ˜€ I was super determined to catch up on my reading goal, and I’m so so happy to report that I’m officially no longer behind! Cue confetti canyons!! My bookshelves are going in on Friday! So I’ll see how many books I can get up over the weekend so I can take pictures and talk about it. ^_^ But I have a lot of books I want to talk about, so enjoy. πŸ˜€ 24: The Beholder Author: Anna Bright Genre: YA Alt History Fantasy Rating: 4 stars I’m a sucker for beautiful writing. ^_^ It’s hard to explain the setting for this book, because I…