Aug 27
August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the August Wrap-Up Round-Up! The July giveaway was hosted right here on Feed Your Fiction Addiction. There’s still a few more days to enter! This is the link-up for our August wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, read the information below: Every month, at the end of the month, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way.   Then, one week later, I’ll create a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end link-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway – you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate.   I also plan to turn it… Read more »


Aug 26
My Foray into Anime and Manga – Let’s Discuss!

My Foray into Anime and Manga – Let’s Discuss!

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As many of you know from my Sunday Posts, my 14-year-old son Jaden has been enchanted with all things Japanese lately. He went to a Japanese immersion camp, he’s taking a college-level Japanese class at our local community college, and he soaks in whatever Japanese culture he can: at first that was mostly in the form of watching Japanese music videos on YouTube, but now he’s expanded that to manga and anime. It started because he decided that his dream job is to be a video game level designer for Nintendo. Not sure that this is the most realistic goal, but if it makes him excited about learning a language and exploring another culture, I’m all for it. I’ve been eager to encourage his newfound passion, and I decided that the best way to connect with him is to get involved myself as much as I can. I’m not a huge fan… Read more »


Aug 25
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – 4.5 Adorable Stars!

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West – 4.5 Adorable Stars!

Reviews 6 ★★★★½

Kasie West’s books get bonus points for being just so utterly adorable that I can’t bear to put them down. This book was no exception. P.S. I Like You was, on the surface, a typical high school romance, but somehow West makes you fall so in love with her characters that it becomes something more. By the end of this book, I was swooning and grinning and doing a little happy dance. Mission accomplished. What Fed My Addiction:  The notes. I absolutely adored each and every note that Lily and her secret friend exchanged. I looked forward to each new note almost as much as Lily did. While Lily had trouble expressing herself in real life, she had no problem at all being witty and fun in her letters. This felt so realistic to me. (A lot of us bloggers probably relate – it’s so much easier to write our thoughts and… Read more »


Aug 24
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – ARC Review

Reviews 11 ★★★★

A fun guilty pleasure read with lots of drama and an interesting mystery, The Thousandth Floor had me intrigued from the start! What Fed My Addiction:  The Players: Since there were SO many characters and POV’s in this book, I’ll give you a little rundown of the major players. I really enjoyed almost all of them! Avery and Atlas: These two live on the top floor in the penthouse. Even though Avery is obviously the richest girl in the tower, and therefore has the highest social standing, I love that she isn’t a snob. She’s actually one of the warmest characters in the book, and she genuinely seems to care about her friends, whatever floor they live on. Atlas, Avery’s adopted brother, has been away for quite some time and he’s left a hole in her life that she can’t seem to fill. Leda: Leda is Avery’s best friend, but she… Read more »


Aug 22
Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall – Review & Giveaway

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall – Review & Giveaway

Current Giveaways, Reviews 9 ★★★★

This book is sweet and fun and all sorts of adorable. It was a typical, simple high school romance, but it was kind of nice to see one of those with LGBT characters – without a lot of angsty complications.  What Fed My Addiction: Gideon and Kyle. It would be hard not to love this duo. They’ve been best friends for almost their whole lives – they bond over their love of Lord of the Rings (they even speak Elvish) and other geeky things. Kyle is a bit “cooler” than Gideon because of his athletic ability, but I love that they never let that get between them. When Gideon suddenly realizes that he has feelings for his best friend, he tries to talk himself out of it – after all, Kyle has a girlfriend and Gideon certainly doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. But it’s apparent that once he sees Kyle… Read more »


Aug 21
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/21/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/21/16

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): Well, my kids started a couple of their co-op classes this past week. The nice thing is that we get to ease our way into the school year because some of their classes have started but not all of them. I managed (after jumping through some hoops) to get my 14-year-old signed up for a Japanese I class at our local community college, which he’s very excited about. He starts that class next week. I’m trying to get my curriculum all worked out for my co-op classes that start in September as well. And I take my final exam for… Read more »


Aug 20
How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities. Let’s Discuss!

How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities. Let’s Discuss!

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First off, I’m writing this to go along with It Starts at Midnight’s Shattering Stigmas event (which is also being featured on  The Fox’s Hideaway, Novel Ink, Six Impossible Things and Of Wonderland). The event is helping to raise awareness of mental illness and attempting to help destroy the isolation and stigma that often goes along with mental health issues. If you haven’t checked out the event yet, you really need to do so … there are tons of really insightful posts and even a giveaway! How Reading Can Help Us “See” Hidden Disabilities ***NOTE: I use the term “disability” loosely to mean an issue that adversely affects your life in some way – the word itself has a negative connotation that I wanted to avoid, but I couldn’t come up with a better one.*** One of the best benefits of reading, in my opinion, is how it can broaden readers’ perspectives. When we… Read more »


Aug 18
Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Bite-Sized Reviews – Treason, Just a Girl, and Me Before You

Reviews 9 ★★★★★

A few quick reviews of some of the books I’ve read (or listened to this summer). Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Treason by S. M. Boyce Self-Published in October 2012 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 430  Audio Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins Source: Won It! My content rating: YA or NA (Nothing more than kissing, Some violence) My rating: Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in… and things don’t go as planned. Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who–and what–he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood. To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil… Read more »


Aug 17
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – A Whimsical Review

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – A Whimsical Review

Reviews 14 ★★★★½

Okay, I lied. My actual review for this book probably isn’t going to be all that whimsical, but the book itself certainly is! This is an ADORABLE middle grade read, filled with colorful descriptions of magical happenings and set in the topsy-turvy, sometimes baffling world of Furthermore.   What Fed My Addiction: Furthermore. If you read the blurb of this book, you will know exactly what to expect. Not only does it do a fantastic job of describing the plot, it sets the tone for the book. Just reading the description of Furthermore makes me smile – and I was grinning pretty much the entire time as I read about Alice’s journey through the peculiar land. It is just as odd as it sounds in the blurb – and that’s what makes it wonderful! I never knew what to expect next. Neither did Alice. I loved that the journey through Furthermore was dangerous and thrilling, but… Read more »


Aug 14
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/14/16

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 8/14/16

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): Yikes! Another Sunday Post going up really late. Oh well – I guess I should be happy I’m managing to get this up at all. School starts next week, which has most parent saying, “Yay!!” but since I homeschool, I’m thinking, “I’m not ready!” Luckily, only some of our homeschool co-op classes start next week, and we can ease our way into the other things. This year is going to be a lot more hectic with driving around because we’re attending co-op three days a week, and my son is (hopefully) going to be taking a class at the local college –… Read more »