Hey Guys! I’m Sorta-ish Back!! (Extended Hiatus + Slightly Personal Post)

Hullo my lovelies~ I am returned!

I’ll get straight to the point though. You probably won’t see any posts from me for a little while because of just SO MUCH going on in my life right now. I was supposed to start HauntoberFest before I went away for NYCC… THAT didn’t happen. I wanted to create my own version of Inktober (but with books instead…) but that… ehhhhhh… will probably be postponed to the middle till the end of the month. Day in day out, I am finding myself not having enough hours in the day to come up with new content for you all, and for that I’m sincerely sorry. 😔 I will try to make a really great Post!NYCC entry for you guys as soon as things settle down on my end and I’m over certain traumas associated with my otherwise wonderful weekend.

What I can say for now, is that NYCC was SUPER fun and amazing this year, while also being SUPER wrought with drama and stupidity and strife that no one really needed nor wanted but still happened regardless. I won’t go into details but it would appear a longtime friend and I may no longer be friends after all this, which quite frankly is annoying as fuck but what can you do about it? I’m not going to apologize or beg or try to justify my actions, nor am I going to put up with their bullshit either just because we’re supposed to be “friends”. That relationship is a two-way street, one that they’ve conveniently chosen to ignore or push aside when I thought I could open up about some of the shit I’m going through right now (and even other times before). And they wonder why I’m so damned secretive and such and barely open up. Maybe it’s because—as they’ve proven—no one would believe me, or even if they did they’d try to downplay my suffering and say it can’t possibly be as bad as I say or that I’m lying.

I honestly don’t need that sort of twisted relationship in my life, so if they want to end it… fine. I don’t really get attached to people anyway, as I’ve seen they just let you down—but when you meet some who are there for you and just “get it” without needing explaining or cajoling… it’s really wonderful.

But anyway! Enough of that! I don’t have the time to be concerned with any of this. The shitfest that is my life right now is certainly not waiting around for me to get over or deal with any of this, so I just gotta keep moving, keep doing what needs to be done!

And I have SOOOOO much to do, it isn’t even funny. 😭😭😭😭😭

With that being said, I think I’ll say adieu for now and hopefully see you all soon!

Wish me luck! 😤 I hope all of you stay well and continue reading~


Update About Impending Hiatus & Comic Con!

As many of you may know, NYCC (New York Comic Con) is just around the corner, and I’m basically spending this week getting ready to head out on my yearly adventure. 🤩 With that being said, I’m not gonna be able to post much until after NYCC is over (so, I’m looking at maybe next Monday-ish? or unless I actually have a free moment to myself over this exciting weekend),

I also haven’t read anything new recently either, so that’s another reason why this hiatus is forthcoming. /fail oTL There’s also a whole lotta extra chaos around me in the home life too, which has things quite precariously hanging by a thread. (No, I won’t go into that, but just know I’m managing as best I can with everything.)

Honestly I wasn’t sure I’d be able to go this year. Money’s been tight and the home front has been crazy for awhile, but I decided “Fuck it! This is LITERALLY the ONE THING I look forward to each year. I’m going. I’m having fun. I’m enjoying myself and I’m coming back with TONS of material and free stuff to make the post-NYCC blues more bearable and to share with you guys.”

That’s just been the mindset and it’s not going anywhere. It’s just not.

Life might be trying to screw me over left and right, but I’m NOT letting it take away my joy. Fuck that shit in every language. 😤

But anyway, what I think I WILL do because it’s simple and doesn’t take much time is share with you guys my daily music choices, if y’all are interested in that stuff, and maybe who I’m hoping to meet, interview, or come across over my 4-Day extravaganza!

More on that tomorrow, probably… or later tonight. We’ll see.

In the meantime, comment below if anyone else is going to NYCC?! I’m not usually one to have meetups or anything (I like being a ghost 🤣) but I’d actually be pretty curious to meet some of you IRL.

Well, Well, Well… Look Who’s Baaaaack!




Hello out there!!! Hello out there!! ….out there! ….out there! …there! …there!

I know, I know… it’s been awhile. I don’t even know what to say and I certainly won’t ask for forgiveness; I’ll just grovel at your feet until you’re done being mad at me. oTL

How have you all been?! It’s been nearly 3 YEARS since my last active post on Reckless Indulgence and a lot has happened in my life during that time.

Some of it good (moved to a new city, got a great new job).

Some of it bad (that same “great new job” ended a few months ago because the “long-term” assignment I was on was suddenly terminated out of nowhere, PLUS I’ve been having some health issues which is making finding work outside of the house really… REALLY difficult – fun times =___=).

Some of it I just wished hadn’t happened in the first place. (Like honestly… I won’t even go into that sob story…)

But regardless of all that, I’m here and still standing – desperately ready to get back into blogging again! I even have an exciting new endeavor planned, but more will be revealed on that probably… next month? End of this month? Something like that… Not entirely sure… BUT SOON!

At any rate, I figured I’d just pop in for a few moments to let you all know I’M BACK and ready to fill your days with bookish content, favourite quotes, book reviews, funny anecdotes, and the occasional music recommendation/share. Stay tuned for a new and improved posting schedule and the-first-of-many-a-backlogged book review!


A to Z Theme Reveal: LGBT+ Comics Characters!

This is a great idea! Definitely be stalking Hannah’s blog all throughout April. XD

Hannah Reads Books


Y’all know me — I’m all about the comics and I’m all about the LGBT+ representation. For my very first A to Z blogging challenge, I’m combining the two. This month will be constructed of an alphabetical list of some of the most awesomely amazing LGBT+ characters in comics!

I know a lot of readers are interested in diversifying their media, and I also know comics can be majorly daunting for new people and it’s hard to track down the stories you want. So, I’m doing the work for you. Each post will be a short run-down of the character in question, followed by a reading recommendation. Some posts are on significant landmark characters, some are on personal favorites, and if I have to choose between the two for a letter, I’ll go with the favorite. I’ve got Marvel, DC, indies and webcomics. I’ve got L, G, B, T, and +. And…

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Parajunkee’s “Blog Post Proofing Checklist”

I hope you guys enjoyed my previous post for Parajunkee’s Book Blogger Checklist, and I also hope it’s helped some of you with your blogging experience. 🙂

This week, I’m putting up another one of her infographics that I think is really important. Also on blogging, but this time more widespread.


Everyone needs a little help proofing. Whether it’s a book. Or a post. Or an essay. We all need a little help once in a while, depending on what our strengths and weaknesses are.

Mine have always been linked back to my dyslexia, so sometimes I don’t notice mistakes in my writing until someone really points them out to me or walks me through them. The most common mistakes I find are completely missing words, word substitution (a LOT of word substitution oTL), words written backwards or utterly jumbled, and fragmented words. I spend a lot of time just re-reading (and re-reading, and re-reading…) over and over and over again, just to make sure I haven’t written something incomprehensible. Usually I’m pretty good at catching my mistakes.

Sometimes… not so much. XD

But those are my weaknesses. My strengths revolve around how dedicated I am to correcting, noticing, and fixing them.

For you, it might be something much more simple. You might write or read too fast, and need to slow it down so your brain can catch up. Or maybe you have a bad habit of rambling or being unclear in your writing.

Whatever it is, I think this inforgraphic will definitely help. It’ll at least point you in the right direction, at any rate. 🙂

FYI though – I actually don’t like this graphic as much as Parajunkee’s other one, but it does have a LOT of great info on it. 🙂



Infographic by parajunkee.com

Parajunkee’s “Book Blogger Checklist”

Now before anyone goes and asks, I want to make it VERY CLEAR.



Seriously. It’s, like… the most gorgeous thing ever. I am not that gifted in graphic design. At least, not yet. 😉

The fabulous lady behind this Book Blogger’s Checklist is none other than Rachel, or as many may know her as Parajunkee.

I found this a few weeks back, and thought it was really clever and helpful. Figured it would be the perfect thing to share on my blog. I’ve found it to be very useful and pretty much in-line with my own blogging guidelines.

And for anyone wanting to apply some of these suggestions while working on their own blogs, just know you do not need to follow everything a “T.” Even implementing some of these ideas into your blogging routine will definitely improve your workflow and productivity, a 100 percent!

Trust me on this one.

Anyone, who’s NOT doing at least some of these things, is REEEEALLY missing out!

So here it is!




Infographic by parajunkee.com

New Theme! New Features! New… Year?

That’s right, folks! It’s almost the first day of the Spring Festival, and I figured I might as well start off with a change of theme, and some blog-wide updates. I’ve been working on them for some time now, and would have had them finished forever ago, if I hadn’t lost everything I put together when I accidentally shut down my computer yesterday. oTL /FAIL


Truth be told, I did save a couple things, so not all is lost!

But enough was, so…

Just don’t be surprised by any wonkiness that might go down over the next day or so. It’ll be a stop and go process because I can’t keep looking at all this code for that many hours. Hopefully the majority of my nitpicking and tweeking will be over by then.

In the meantime, I hope everyone enjoys the new look! I’m testing out a few things, so hopefully it’ll make everything more accessible and vibrant to look at~

Later y’all!

What A List! The Book Challenges I Plan To Participate In This Year


Last year I was getting the hang of blogging again, so I tried not to make too many demands of myself in regards to my reading. I was just going to read as per usual.

This year, I’m changing things up a bit and setting some goals for myself for the fun of it. 🙂

I did some scouring around the internet the other day and found some really interesting ones. If I can swing it, I’ll be doing these:


  1. 0 of 52. 52 Books in 52 Weeks by Robin of My Two Blessings.
  2. 0 of 24. New To You 2015 Reading Challenge by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.
  3. 0 of 20. Ethereal 2015 Reading Challenge by Riedel Fascination.
  4. 0 of 52. 2015 Graphic Novels & Manga Reading Challenge by Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge.
  5. 7 of 115. 2015 Good Reads Reading Challenge by GoodReads.
  6. 0 of 57. LGBT Challenge 2015 by Niji Feels.
  7. 0 of 4. Play On Reading Challenge by Half-Filled Attic.
  8. 0 of 105. 105 Reading Challenge 2015 by Read Write Love 28.
  9. 0 of ∞. 2015 Around the World Reading Challenge by All About Books. ***EDIT!*** I thought about it and realized I would never do this. For 1, I rarely read books that take place on Earth lol. For 2, it just seems like too much work, and with this many other challenges to do, I just don’t have the time for this.)
  10. 0 of 12. 2015 The Re-Read Reading Challenge by Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With.
  11. 0 of 50. 2015 NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge by Falling For YA.
  12. 0 of 1M pgs. Read One Million Pages by Smiling Shelves.
  13. 0 of 10. 2015 Books N’ Tunes Reading Challenge by Delighted Reader.
  14. 7 of 115. You Read How Many Books? by Book Dragon’s Lair.
  15. 0 of 12. Monthly Motif by Kim of Bookmark to Blog.
  16. 0 of 12. Monthly Keyword by Kim of Bookmark to Blog.
  17. 0 of 12. The Eclectic Reader by Book’d Out.

Anyone thinking of entering any of these? If so, let me know! 🙂 Link me to your post or blog so I can keep up with your progress! You can check back here to follow mine. I’ll be setting up links in the header with each challenge and the books or posts that correspond with them.

Let’s make this a crazy good reading year!


Prepare yourselves for a review barrage!

Starting… tonight around 11 until the very end of the year, I’m going to be posting all the book reviews I got backed up on, one after another. I finally got them all typed up and let me tell you, I can only hope I found and removed all the silly, harried typos and my own dyslexic madness from these posts. If not, then… well.. try to be gentle. XD I’m giving y’all fair warning here!

If you point them out in comments, I’m actually quite okay with that! 🙂 Just don’t be rude. I’ll most certainly fix the blunder and thank you kindly for pointing it out.

Expect the first of many reviews to begin in approximately one hour with Of Last Resort by Megan Derr.

Click the image and head over on to the review          (available after 11pm, 12/24/14)