Month: March 2018

Mar 07
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

Dual Reviews, Make Me Read It, Reviews 26 ★★★★

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) Today I have another dual review of a book from my Make Me Read It Giveaway (as part of the Wrap-Up Round-Up). Danielle Hammelef, a faithful FYFA reader, was again my latest winner, and she chose to make me read You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan. Once I read the book, I sent it along to her. Once again, Danielle took me up on the option of doing a dual review. This time, she gave me her thoughts first (which I was grateful for, since I had waited way too long to review—I really need to get better about that), and I responded. Read on to see what we thought of the book… DANIELLE SAYS: I enjoyed my time reading this book as it is well-written, lots of… Read more »


Mar 04
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/4/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/4/18

Sunday Post 59

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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I went to see Hamilton last Sunday (a birthday gift from my husband). That is pretty much my only news for this week. I did manage to catch up on a lot of things. Other than that … yep, it was a week. I’m featured as a guest poster over at Avalinah’s Books this week for her #NewBloggers101 series. Make sure you head over there to read my advice: What Are Linkups All About? Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week: February 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your February wrap-up posts here! February Wrap-Up & Best… Read more »


Mar 02
Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway

Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway

Book Events, Giveaways (Ended) 22

This past Sunday, my mom and I got to attend the Children’s Literature Breakfast hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop. This is the first time I’ve gone to this event, and I was excited to see what it was all about! KEYNOTES: Peter H. Reynolds – Peter introduced us to his newest children’s book The Word Collector, which is all sorts of adorable and inspired by the fact that he’s been keeping lists of words that he loves in journals for many years. Lena Roy & Charlotte Jones Voiklas – These two shared excerpts from their biography of their grandmother, Madeleine L’Engle (Becoming Madeleine) and also shared some sweet stories of growing up with her. One thing that was interesting to hear was how L’Engle’s voice in her childhood journals matched with the woman they knew (much later in life, obviously). L’Engle had a strong personality and a dream for her writing… Read more »


Mar 01
March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway

March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Giveaways (Ended) 6

Welcome to the March monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Since February is a short month, it always feels like it goes by in a flash—it’s hard to believe it’s already March! The Discussion Challenge has been going strong. I hope you’ve all been visiting as many of the linked discussions as you can—if you’re not, you’re missing out. The winner of our January discussion challenge link-up was Jessica @ a GREAT read. She won a 2018 pre-order and chose Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett! Enjoy your read, Jessica!! If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion… Read more »