Favorite plugins of 2015

One of the most fun things about self-hosting a WordPress blog is that you get to use plugins! I always like seeing what other people are using for their blogs, so I thought it might be fun to post about which plugins I’m currently using myself. The last time I posted about plugins was back in 2013. They’re almost entirely different from what I’m using today! Here’s my current plugin roster: Admin Columns and Admin Read More …

REVIEW: Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss

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Lots of stuff from City of Pearl got carried over into this book, both thematically and character developmentally. For example, humans are still not special! And now they’ve invited an alien species to, like…visit? And that species looks like spiders and they’re way overpopulated and basically like the opposite of the Wess’har1 when it comes to respect for life and taking care of the planet and stuff. So basically we’ve now got, from least good Read More …

REVIEW: Bound by Megan Derr

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Scribd popped this up in my recommended reads (pre-romance purge) and I added it to my TBR mostly because a) the cover is pretty and b) stories about princes and intrigue and soldiers and whatnot are fun! And yeah, Bound turned out to be a pretty fun book. Its best feature is its characters, who are full of emotional depth and heartbreak, aka my siren song. They’re also fun because they have such great personalities, Read More …

Reading flashback | August 2009

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I’ve been blogging for nearly 7 years now and I have written a lot of reviews. My reading tastes have changed slightly over the years, too, so I thought it’d be fun to go back through my archives and see what sort of books I was writing about half a decade ago. (I didn’t start blogging until November 2008, so I’m skipping forward to the next year for this first post.) In August 2009 I Read More …

Recently: Library school, Matriarch

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I finished my first library school class this week! And then the rest of them started on Thursday. I’m taking three this semester (all of them core classes) and woooooo is it a lot of reading. A LOT of reading. But so far it seems to be the same amount of reading that I did in undergrad, so it’s not so bad. And there’s plenty of exciting assignments! For example, one of my first assignments Read More …

REVIEW: Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk

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This was a VERY exciting book! Not only because of the body horror human-animal hybrid situation, but because Whyborne and the gang get out of the country and head over to Egypt! Where it turns out Dr. Christine has a Secret Boyfriend! And there are, like, curses or something! It’s a little predictable in that I guessed at least two important plot points before they happened, but it was also super fun to read. Honestly, Read More …