Feb 17
Am I the Only One Without an OTP? Let’s Discuss!

Am I the Only One Without an OTP? Let’s Discuss!

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This post has been linked up to the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge. Okay, first of all, in case you’re like I was when I first started blogging and you’re like, What the heck’s an OTP?—it means One True Pairing. (Seriously, why do we bloggers need to make up acronyms for everything? We write for a living—or at least for a very serious hobby—can we really not muster up the energy to write three extra words?) A One True Pairing is that couple that you will ship until the end of time, that you need to be be together in order to be able to go on with life. If the couple does not get together, you will cry buckets and lay around on the couch in a malaise for all of time … or something like that. (Let’s not get overdramatic here, people.) In the bookish world, an OTP is like a necessity. Every… Read more »


Feb 16
Review of the eStories Platform & Books 1&2 of the Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler

Review of the eStories Platform & Books 1&2 of the Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler

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I was recently contacted by eStories to try out their service and get an audiobook for free. eStories is similar to Audible (but a bit cheaper). I hadn’t heard of the service before, but I checked out their site and they have a fantastic collection of books available, so I decided to give it a try. I ended up picking up the second book in Jeff Wheeler’s Kingfountain Series since I’d already listened to the first but hadn’t been able to get my hands on the second yet (I’d been hoping the library would carry it, but no such luck). Before I review the books, here are a few thoughts on my experience with eStories: Big selection – I was very happy with the selection of audiobooks at eStories. They have all of the books in the Kingfountain Series, plus many other books that I’m interested in listening to (when I clicked on… Read more »


Feb 15
Jonah by Nikki Kelly – Review

Jonah by Nikki Kelly – Review

Reviews 6 ★★★½

It’s been a long wait for the final installment in the Styclar Saga, so Kelly made sure that we had an epic ending to the series. We got answers to all of the questions that remained about the three dimensions and then some. What Fed My Addiction: Boy troubles resolved. In this book, Lailah didn’t do any waffling between Jonah and Gabriel. She knew exactly who she wanted and why. That didn’t mean that the road to romance between her and Jonah was smooth, though—Lailah had determined that she wasn’t going to survive the fight with the Purebloods, so she didn’t feel that she could give herself to Jonah completely. And then there was the fact that Gabriel didn’t remember that Lailah had already let him down gently (since she had turned back time in the last book). The romance between Jonah and Lailah was probably my favorite part of this final… Read more »


Feb 13
#famous by Jilly Gagnon: Spotlight & Giveaway

#famous by Jilly Gagnon: Spotlight & Giveaway

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Jilly Gagnon is currently based in Chicago, but is originally from Minnesota, a fact she’ll likely inform you of within minutes of meeting you. Her humor writing, personal essays, and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, Boston Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Toast, and The Hairpin, among others. She writes both humor and young adult fiction. She’s represented by Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary (for humor) and Taylor Haggerty of Waxman Leavell (for young adult writing). Find her on twitter, facebook, or instagram. She’s an especially good conversation partner if you love amazing cocktails, terrible television, or talking to your cats. A Reading Nurse and The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome post Reader Rising – Review  YA Obsessed – Review      Brittany’s Book Rambles – Guest Post  Never Too Many Books to Read – Review A Thousand Words A Million Books – Review    Wishful Endings – Interview GenieReads – Review  Reading to Unwind –… Read more »


Feb 12
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/12/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/12/17

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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): So, yesterday was my birthday, and I had a great day! (And, yes, for those of your who are confused, I accidentally said in last week’s Sunday Post that yesterday was my Blogoversary. That’s what I get for cutting and pasting—means I can’t even get my own birthday right!) Anyway, my kids had their final swim meet of the season yesterday (which is still going on today—I’m typing this while I’m waiting to go do my timing job, and I’m guessing this post is going to end up going up late because I don’t think I’ll be able to finish… Read more »


Feb 11
So You Say It’s Your Birthday? It’s My Birthday (and Blogoversary) Too!

So You Say It’s Your Birthday? It’s My Birthday (and Blogoversary) Too!

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That’s right, I’m a year older and my blog is too! This makes four years for the blog. More than that for the rest of me. 🙂 In the past four years, I’ve posted: 1205 total posts 120 discussions 549 reviews (that’s the number of posts, not actually the number of books reviewed) 237 giveaways 19 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions—and you can see my top ten addictions HERE) 186 Sunday Posts (& Giveaways Galore!) 53 Top Ten Tuesdays A few other accomplishments: I’ve redesigned my blog. (If you want to see the old design, check out my blogoversary post from last year.) I started celebrating blogger birthdays and blogoversaries! I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past two years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. (This is probably my favorite part of blogging!!) And the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for just over a… Read more »


Feb 10
By Your Side & The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

By Your Side & The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Reviews 20 ★★★★

This book is cute and fun with a bit of a serious topic thrown in. It’s pretty much everything I expect from a Kasie West romance. What Fed My Addiction: Stuck in a library! Come on, this is like a dream come true, right? Who hasn’t dreamed of being locked in a library? Well, okay, maybe this isn’t that normal of a fantasy … but it sounds like a dream to me! I thought it was fun to see how Dax and Autumn made it through an extended weekend in less than ideal conditions. I mean, sure, they had books, but not much else. Almost no food … very little heat … no comfy beds. But at least they had good company! Though it took them a while to figure that out … Forced bonding. Autumn wasn’t immediately a fan of Dax (actually, I wasn’t either), but when you spend that much time… Read more »


Feb 08
Power to the Writer: Inkitt’s Mission to Change the Face of Publishing

Power to the Writer: Inkitt’s Mission to Change the Face of Publishing

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Hey, everybody! Nicole here (this is a guest post, but the parts in green are me). A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Inkitt to ask if they could provide a guest post for my blog. I was honestly just about ready to email Hannah back to tell her that I don’t do those types of guest posts, but at the last moment I decided to take a glance at Inkitt and check it out. Turns out, they have a unique approach to publishing that I find fascinating, and I thought that you all might like to learn a bit about them too! So, without further ado, here’s Hannah from Inkitt to tell you about their publishing process … Some of the biggest and best-loved heroes of the literary world had to fight to get noticed. Before J.K. Rowling got her big break with Bloomsbury, no fewer than twelve short-sighted book… Read more »


Feb 07
January Wrap-Up Giveaway

January Wrap-Up Giveaway

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I created this giveaway as a scavenger hunt to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. The Link-Up Check out the January wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway (Random.org chose ten of them for the commenting portion of the giveaway). Didn’t have a chance to link up your January wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. My giveaway/trade list has shrunk a bit since I donated quite a few books to a shelter recently, BUT I still have lots of great choices here—mostly BEA books I’ve finished relatively recently—so I’m once again offering books off that list. But I don’t want to leave my INT readers out, so if… Read more »


Feb 06
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: Review

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: Review

Reviews 18 ★★★★

This story delved into mental illness in a way that felt true-to-life (complete with a bit of teen drama), and I was instantly drawn into Mel’s story. What Fed My Addiction: Relatable to a younger YA audience. This book shines a light on mental illness in a way that seems a bit more approachable to a younger YA audience than some others that tackle the subject, which I think is incredibly valuable. It shows how fragile mental stability can be against a backdrop of typical teen angst—issues with friends and a new romance. Since most teens can imagine themselves in situations like the ones that Mel finds herself in, it might make the book a bit more relatable than some similar books might seem (again, especially for that younger YA set—who are sometimes overlooked a bit when it comes to books about mental illness). Many teens will be able to… Read more »