• Books,  Reading

    December Reads :D

    Hiya! Welcome to 2021!! Here’s a wrap up of the books I read in December. 😀 Full reading stats for the previous year below. ^_^ 54: Every Heart A Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire Genre: Fantasy, Novella Rating: 5 stars I wasn’t sure about this near the beginning. The main POV character was a smidge dumb at first. But this moved quickly, and it was surprising and a lot of fun! It’s about these kids at a boarding school for people who went through portal worlds and are struggling to readjust to the real world. This serves more as an introduction to the series as a whole, introducing a lot of…

  • Books,  Reading

    November 2020 Reading Wrap

    Hi, hi. ^_^ Reading goal met!! CUE CONFETTI CANYONS! 😀 That said, there’s still a month left and more reading to do, but it feels really good to meet a goal. Maybe that’s the best part of setting goals! 53 books seems to be a good goal for me. It’s achievable, yet challenging, and something I can strive for without stressing myself out. So, I’m going to stick with this same goal for next year. 🙂 I didn’t read a ton this month. One of the books I’m currently reading is super good and fast paced and fun, but the main character is just getting on my nerves, so I…

  • Books,  Reading

    October 2020 Reads

    Hi. (waves) I’m only four books away from meeting my 2020 Reading Goal! I also have 15 books on my combined November/December TBR. I’m not going to say there’s no way I get to them all, but…I’m not expecting to get to them all. I just couldn’t figure out what to prioritize for this last stretch of the year. ^_^ I didn’t read a whole lot this month, but I liked everything I read, so yay! 44: My Boyfriend is a Bear Author: Pamela Ribon, Illustrator: Cat Farris Genre: Adult Contemporary, Graphic Novel Rating: 5 stars This was so adorable! You don’t even know! It’s about this woman who starts dating…

  • Books,  Reading

    Super Technical Book Rating System

    I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about the way I rate books before, but since I have another wrap up coming next week, I’m going to do it again anyway because I want to. I think I’m pretty good at picking up reads I’ll enjoy, plus, I don’t think I’m all that hard to please, so when I run across a book I don’t like, I do tend to be kind of pissy about it. Of course, ratings are subjective. And they might change over time with distance, discussion, and rereads. But I like to rate books. It’s a fun way to gauge how I felt about something at that point…

  • 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…