Month: February 2017

February Wrap-Up

February Wrap-Up

  My Goings On in February: I celebrated my 43rd birthday and my 4th blogoversary! I binge-watched The Fosters (total guilty-pleasure TV) and some of Season 3 of The 100. The kids finished up their swim team season, and we have a bit of a break (about six weeks). Nice to have some breathing room. This month was tough emotionally (Actually, the past two months have been). We had two family deaths recently, one that was […]

Posted February 28, 2017 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 44 Comments
February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

It’s time for the February Wrap-Up Round-Up! The January Wrap-Up giveaway is being hosted right here on FYFA. This is your last chance to enter so make sure you head over there! This is the link-up for our February 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. […]

Posted February 27, 2017 in Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up / 1 Comment
I Finished Two Series! Bite-Sized Reviews of Silver Shadows & The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead and MILA 2.0: Redemption by Debra Driza

I Finished Two Series! Bite-Sized Reviews of Silver Shadows & The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead and MILA 2.0: Redemption by Debra Driza

Look at me!! I managed to finish not one but two series that I was behind on! This has to be some sort of record for me!! I know the rest of the world read these long ago, but I figure all three of these books deserve at least a bite-sized review. I hope these bite-sized reviews will give you enough of a taste to feed your fiction addiction! I know I truly love this series […]

Posted February 27, 2017 in Reviews / 11 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/26/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/26/17

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): I went to my blog this morning and was accosted by music and party horns from a Kohls ad in my sidebar! YIKES!! I’m sorry […]

Posted February 26, 2017 in Sunday Post / 28 Comments
A Book Blogger’s Guide to Acronyms, Terms and Slang

A Book Blogger’s Guide to Acronyms, Terms and Slang

Last week I posted about OTPs and several people said that they didn’t know the acronym. It occurred to me that there are LOTS of book blogging terms that aren’t particularly obvious. When I first started out as a blogger, I often stared in puzzlement at words or acronyms that meant nothing to me. Heck, even nowadays I still run across terms I’m not sure about. I thought it might be fun to try to gather together […]

Posted February 24, 2017 in Let's Discuss / 62 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Impossible Fortress, Revenge of the Evil Librarian, Liberation, and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Lately I feel like I’ll never catch up with reviews. I might have to do another installment of bite-sized reviews sooner rather than later because I want to let you guys know my thoughts on all the fantastic books I’ve been reading lately! Hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book was fun and kooky and nostalgic. Though I’ll admit that the often crude and horny teenage boys occasionally […]

Posted February 22, 2017 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected

Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I Loved More (or Less) Than I Expected I used books that I’ve read in the last year or so to narrow things down. (In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews) LOVED ‘EM 1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Historical fiction definitely isn’t my go-to genre, and this book is formatted kind of strangely—with lots of short chapters from […]

Posted February 21, 2017 in Top Ten Tuesday / 44 Comments
Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee: Review

Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee: Review

These books are so incredibly adorable and fun. My daughter loves the high school take on superheroes, and I have to admit that I kind of love them too. What Fed My Addiction: Girl genius. Unlike most of the other super heroes, Batgirl is just an ordinary girl—with extraordinary smarts. Her tech savvy makes her special and it gives her an edge that the other supers don’t have. A sense of belonging. Batgirl has doubts about her […]

Posted February 20, 2017 in Middle Grade, Reviews / 6 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/19/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 2/19/17

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): Nothing super new to report this week. I had that second deep cleaning at the dentist (this time I listened to Shadow and Bone). I […]

Posted February 19, 2017 in Sunday Post / 36 Comments
Am I the Only One Without an OTP? Let’s Discuss!

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

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?) […]

Posted February 17, 2017 in Let's Discuss / 53 Comments