Year: 2015

Top Ten Books from My Childhood I Want to Revisit

Top Ten Books from My Childhood I Want to Revisit

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books from My Childhood/Teen Years that I’d Love to Revisit  This is a fun one! And, actually, one of the beautiful things about having kids that love to read is that I am revisiting a lot of these books! It’s so fun to experience them again through my kids’ eyes. (Of course, most of you bloggers will think these books are from the dark ages, but that’s okay – I can deal […]

Posted March 24, 2015 in Reviews / 22 Comments
Sunday Post 3/22/15

Sunday Post 3/22/15

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): Well, I am sad to say that I didn’t manage to get a discussion post up this week. I’m trying to give myself a bit […]

Posted March 22, 2015 in Sunday Post / 16 Comments
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

This book is incredibly hard to review because it’s so hard to even describe. The story is told in alternating POV’s. We get Noah’s POV, describing what happens when the twins are 13 years old and starts out when they are still very close. Jude’s POV jumps to when the twins are 16, and we see that a huge rift has formed between them. As the story unfolds, we slowly start to see how this happened […]

Posted March 18, 2015 in Reviews / 23 Comments
Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR

Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Spring Releases on My TBR  There are some fantastic books coming out this spring!! Here are ten that I’m really looking forward to! (I only had time for pictures today, but you can probably figure out why I’m looking forward to these! Click on the covers to see them on Goodreads.) A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas The Heir by Kiera Cass The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West The Cage by […]

Posted March 17, 2015 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 3/15/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 3/15/15

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): Another really busy week here! My daughter competed in her state gymnastics competition over the weekend. She did great – placed on bars (which is […]

Posted March 15, 2015 in Sunday Post / 5 Comments
Fact or Fiction – Let’s Discuss

Fact or Fiction – Let’s Discuss

Last week I wrote a post about how I love a fictional book (loosely) based on a true story. It just somehow captures my imagination – the idea that the author was truly inspired by something that happened in their real life. But, ironically, I’m not really a fan of non-fiction, even if it’s a personal story. Just the word memoir sets me off yawning. I don’t know why. For some reason, the idea of non-fiction bores […]

Posted March 13, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 45 Comments
Top Twelve Indie Books for Readers Who Like Dystopians/Fantasy/Paranormal

Top Twelve Indie Books for Readers Who Like Dystopians/Fantasy/Paranormal

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Twelve Books for Readers Who Love Dystopians/Fantasy/Paranormal Okay, well there are some really obvious mainstream published favorites in these categories, but I’m not going to list any of those. I’m going to assume that if you love dystopians, fantasy or paranormal you already know about the big names. Instead, I’m going to focus on lesser known, Indie or self-pubbed titles – I want to give you some new books to love! When I went to make this […]

Posted March 10, 2015 in Top Ten Tuesday / 31 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/8/15

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/8/15

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): Had a bit of a relaxing week this week, since I didn’t have any editing projects to work on and since I procrastinated and didn’t […]

Posted March 8, 2015 in Sunday Post / 29 Comments
Based on a True Story – Let’s Discuss

Based on a True Story – Let’s Discuss

As I was coming up with ideas for this month’s Discussion Challenge Link-up, I was struck with this idea of fiction vs. non-fiction. I actually didn’t think all that much of it in the moment, but the more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. So, I’m going to be writing two posts on the topic. This first one is all about why I’m fascinated with the idea of […]

Posted March 7, 2015 in Let's Discuss / 42 Comments
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – Review

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – Review

All the Bright Places is a difficult but intensely powerful read. This is not the type of book that will leave you feeling satisfied or refreshed. It will leave you feeling gutted and a bit broken, but also uplifted in an odd sort of way. I chose to read this on my birthday because I wanted to read something amazing that day – I got what I wanted, but I also spent that night sobbing. […]

Posted March 6, 2015 in All-Time Favorites, Reviews / 15 Comments