Year: 2014

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/28/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/28/14

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: My Sunday Post is going up late today because I spent the day at the YA Fandom Frenzy, which was run by Anderson’s Bookstore in Naperville. The event was […]

Posted September 28, 2014 in Sunday Post / 1 Comment
YA Stereotypes: Love From Afar. Does this Happen in Real Life?

YA Stereotypes: Love From Afar. Does this Happen in Real Life?

So, lately I’ve been thinking about something that happens A LOT in YA books. Love from afar. Let me give you an example: the sweet, quiet, somewhat socially awkward girl is in love with the star quarterback – who she’s never actually had a conversation with. She spends her school days staring at him from across the classroom (or the lunchroom or the football field) and watches him with awe – and quite a lot […]

Posted September 26, 2014 in Let's Discuss / 30 Comments
5 Star Review – Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

5 Star Review – Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

This book was a total and utter surprise for me. When I picked it up at BEA, I kind of thought, “Well, this one looks a little strange, but it might be fun.” I mean that evil librarian on the cover looked a bit goofy, and I just didn’t have the highest expectations. Well, it turns out I was right –  kind of. The book was a little strange, but it was TONS of fun! I […]

Posted September 25, 2014 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Review – Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Review – Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

***NOTE: This is a review of book #3 in a series. This book is pretty much a standalone, but my review contains slight spoilers for the first two books. You can read my review of book #1 HERE and book #2 HERE.*** I didn’t love Crash Into You quite as much as the first two books in this series, but it was still a great read! This story centers around Isaiah, who is feeling alone after […]

Posted September 24, 2014 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/21/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/21/14

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: I was saving up all my 5 star reviews for this week apparently (I didn’t mean to – it just happened that way!). There were three of them! It’s […]

Posted September 21, 2014 in Sunday Post / 19 Comments
Let’s Discuss – Authors that Complain

Let’s Discuss – Authors that Complain

Okay, so there’s this author that I follow who complains on her blog (and probably elsewhere). A. Lot. She’s a self-published author whose books I’ve really enjoyed, but I have to say that her attitude is starting to sour me on the idea of reading her books. I’m not going to name names because my purpose here is not to call out a specific author, but to discuss an issue that’s frustrated me. But here’s […]

Posted September 20, 2014 in Let's Discuss / 55 Comments
Top Ten Authors I Need to Read More

Top Ten Authors I Need to Read More

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book from, but NEED to Read More!   Lois Lowry – Just finally read The Giver (and saw the movie too!). Now I need to read the rest of Lowry’s books! Jane Austen – Again, I just finally got around to reading Pride and Prejudice last week, and now I want to read her other books too.  Don’t ask how I went so long without reading […]

Posted September 16, 2014 in Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments
Review – Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Review – Dare You To by Katie McGarry

***NOTE: Even though this is a review of book #2 in a series, this book is pretty much a standalone and my review doesn’t contain spoilers for book #1. You can read my review of book #1 HERE.*** This was my favorite book in the Pushing the Limits series (out of the three I’ve read so far). I found myself really wrapped up in Beth’s story. At first, I thought I was going to be […]

Posted September 15, 2014 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/14/14

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 9/14/14

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: Okay, I really have to get more organized. Last week in my Sunday Post, I said I was going to post two reviews that I didn’t – I honestly […]

Posted September 14, 2014 in Sunday Post / 21 Comments
Let’s Discuss – Why I Wish I Could Blog in Bed

Let’s Discuss – Why I Wish I Could Blog in Bed

Okay, if I’m being honest I CAN blog in bed (and I’m pretty sure I even have). I mean, right now I’m sitting on the couch with my laptop on my lap – sitting on the bed isn’t much different. But that’s actually not what I meant when I came up with the idea (and title) for this post. What I mean is that I wish I could transfer all of those thoughts that go […]

Posted September 12, 2014 in Let's Discuss / 39 Comments