Month: April 2018

April 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

April 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

It’s time for the April Wrap-Up Round-Up! Those of you who are observant noticed that I didn’t do the giveaway for this in March. Sorry about that, but I just decided I needed a one-month breather to catch up on a few things. I’ll be back at it in April (and I’ll allow people to use the March OR April wrap-ups for the giveaway). On the positive side, I used my extra time to make […]

Posted April 30, 2018 in Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up / 8 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/29/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/29/18

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 totally reorganized my bookcases yesterday! (And my closet, but who cares about that?) I was going to add some pictures here, but then […]

Posted April 29, 2018 in Sunday Post / 38 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Children of Blood and Bone & Dread Nation

Bite-Sized Reviews of Children of Blood and Bone & Dread Nation

I’ve got two bite-sized reviews for you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! First off, I just have to start by saying that the audiobook version of this book is amazing! Bahni Turpin is a fantastic narrator, and I absolutely love the accents she uses for the book I have no idea if they are accurate African accents—or if they’re even meant to be, since the book […]

Posted April 26, 2018 in Reviews / 33 Comments
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

(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 was once again my winner (which just goes to show that entering often is well worth it!) and she chose to make me read The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things. […]

Posted April 23, 2018 in Dual Reviews, Make Me Read It, Reviews / 24 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/22/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/22/18

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 got to meet with one of my CPs this week, which was really fun! It was the craziest thing—she found me via #CPMatch on […]

Posted April 22, 2018 in Sunday Post / 22 Comments
Expectations About POC Names in Books. Let’s Discuss.

Expectations About POC Names in Books. Let’s Discuss.

I have to start by pointing out the obvious: As a white woman, my opinion on this subject doesn’t matter all that much. Some people might even say I shouldn’t get to have an opinion on this. But I do, so… I’m giving it… with this little disclaimer that you can take it or leave it as you see fit. I actually started writing this as a note in my review of Picture Us in […]

Posted April 17, 2018 in Let's Discuss / 45 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/15/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/15/18

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 don’t know where my head has been this week, but it apparently hasn’t been attached to me. It was one of those weeks […]

Posted April 15, 2018 in Sunday Post / 34 Comments
Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert: So Much I Want to Say About this Book (But I Can’t)

Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert: So Much I Want to Say About this Book (But I Can’t)

This is one of those books that I’ll be thinking about for a long time. There was just so much substance to it, and it addressed several important topics from unique perspectives. The problem is, this is a tough book to review without spoiling things, so I’m going to be very general in my review. Trust me when I say you should just read it for yourself! What Fed My Addiction: Covers all the issues. Without feeling […]

Posted April 13, 2018 in Reviews / 18 Comments
Why Is Voice in Writing So Hard? And Do You Think About It When You Read? Let’s Discuss.

Why Is Voice in Writing So Hard? And Do You Think About It When You Read? Let’s Discuss.

I actually started writing this as a completely different post (how I read differently now that I’m writing more seriously), but I ended up writing a lot about this voice, and I decided to go with it. Maybe I’ll write that other post another time. But for now, I’m talking only about voice. What is it that makes it so hard to capture? Is it something we think about when we read, or is it just there? […]

Posted April 11, 2018 in Let's Discuss / 42 Comments
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/8/18

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/8/18

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): This week was another busy one! My two acting classes (at our homeschool co-op) had their final performances on Tuesday and Saturday. It was […]

Posted April 8, 2018 in Sunday Post / 34 Comments