Month: November 2015

Nexis by A.L. Davroe – Review

Nexis by A.L. Davroe – Review

Nexis is an innovative new YA sci-fi dystopian set in the post-apocalyptic future. The Aristocrats have created their own perfect society, separate from the undesirables outside the walls. Still, everyone needs a little outlet, right? That’s why they’re all so excited about Ella’s father’s virtual reality video game – a game so engrossing that he had to set a time limit so that people wouldn’t just play indefinitely and live out the rest of their lives […]

Posted November 30, 2015 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/29/30

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/29/30

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): As I’m writing this right now, my husband and two of my kids are having a pigeon dance party. Yep, that’s about how life goes in […]

Posted November 29, 2015 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

The Wrap-Up Round-Up has been a great success!! Last month’s giveaway was hosted by Heather @ Based on a True Story (check out the link to see the winner!). Thanks so much for hosting, Heather!! So, this is the link-up for our November 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 […]

Posted November 28, 2015 in Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up / 1 Comment
Blogging Has Changed My Life (In So Many Ways!) – Let’s Discuss

Blogging Has Changed My Life (In So Many Ways!) – Let’s Discuss

I’ve been seeing so many thankful posts this week, and it’s made me think about the blogging things I’m thankful for. I can’t believe how different my life is today than it was three years ago, before I started blogging. It’s kind of mind boggling when I really think about it! Before I started blogging, my life revolved pretty much solely around my family. I’m a homeschooling mom, so I spend pretty much all day, […]

Posted November 27, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 31 Comments
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Wolf by Wolf is alternate history with a paranormal twist. The book asks the question, What if Hitler had won WWII – a question that’s been asked before – but it’s told from the perspective of a shapeshifting Jewish girl (who is turned into a shapeshifter due to a doctor’s experimentation on her in one of the concentration camps). Yael can take on other people’s features, and because of that, she is chosen by the resistance […]

Posted November 26, 2015 in Reviews / 10 Comments
Let Me Know Your Birthday and Blogoversary!!

Let Me Know Your Birthday and Blogoversary!!

I’m working on something new and fun – I’d like to create a calendar with book bloggers’ birthdays and blogoversaries listed so that we send a little cheer to each other on those important days! I’ll have the calendar accessible from my blog and I’ll also include a list of the upcoming birthdays and blogoversaries in my Sunday Post each week (unless it gets TOO long – then I might have to think of a different […]

Posted November 24, 2015 in Birthday/Blogoversary / 61 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/22/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/22/15

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): Yesterday was the first snow of the year, and it was a big one! My daughter went out into the yard with a yardstick and measured […]

Posted November 22, 2015 in Sunday Post / 13 Comments
Bookish Backdrops – Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Bookish Backdrops – Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

This idea was inspired by those fashion posts, where people design outfits based on the color palette from a book cover (and, often, the story too). I’m not much into fashion, but I love looking at interior design pictures. (I would love to say my own house is beautifully decorated, but we’re not that refined around here – I do have a gorgeous Amish made Mission style bedroom set, though!) So, I wanted to do something a […]

Posted November 21, 2015 in Bookish Backdrops / 10 Comments
How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Organized for Reading Challenges

How to Keep Yourself Motivated and Organized for Reading Challenges

It might seem strange for me to write an organization post – after all, I’ve confessed on multiple occasions that I’m NOT an organized person. But that just means that I need to be extra careful about organizing when it counts! The only way that reading and blogging challenges really work is if you’ve got them organized. Now that the end of the year is coming up (hard to believe, right?), it’s time to start […]

Posted November 19, 2015 in Blogging Tips, Challenges, Let's Discuss / 59 Comments
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson – Review

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson – Review

The Heart of Betrayal is the second book in the Remnant Chronicles, and it’s just as heart stopping as the first! I adored Kiss of Deception, but a lot of that was because I was so blown away by the character twist – I wondered if it was possible for the second book to measure up now that we’d gotten that twist out of the way. Well, it did. Have to say that I enjoyed pretty […]

Posted November 18, 2015 in Reviews / 31 Comments