Month: August 2018

August 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

August 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

  My Goings On in August: I submitted to #PitchWars! I know it’s a complete long-shot that I’ll get chosen as a mentee (they got 3,452 entries), but really that’s the way all of publishing is, so I figured it doesn’t hurt to try. Cross your fingers for me!! Things I watched:  I binged all of the latest season of The 100. It was great motivation for working out! I also watched a bit more of […]

Posted August 31, 2018 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 40 Comments
August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

It’s time for the August Wrap-Up Round-Up! The July giveaway ends today, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our August wrap-up posts. I realized I was making things a whole lot harder on myself (and others) for no real reason by splitting up the giveaway and link-up posts, so they’re going to be in one post from now on. If you don’t already know […]

Where to Find Book Series Recaps. (Since most books don’t have a synopsis.) Let’s Discuss.

Where to Find Book Series Recaps. (Since most books don’t have a synopsis.) Let’s Discuss.

The other day, I posted a random tweet about how I wished there was a synopsis at the beginning of new books in a series. Based on the response I got, I’d say quite a few people agreed with me. Why is it that TV producers don’t expect us to remember what happened last week without “Previously on” reminders, and yet book publishers expect us to remember the details of a story for a whole […]

Posted August 29, 2018 in Let's Discuss / 40 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/26/18

Sunday Post: Pre-order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/26/18

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): It’s official. All three of my kids have started school as of Wednesday. I still have to do a bit of driving around, but […]

Posted August 26, 2018 in Sunday Post / 28 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Thing About Jellyfish, Unwritten, and The Girl with More than One Heart

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Thing About Jellyfish, Unwritten, and The Girl with More than One Heart

I’ve got three middle grade reviews for you today: two contemporaries and a contemporary fantasy. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book is really interesting because it’s written from the POV of a character who seems like she’s probably on the autism spectrum (but it’s never explicitly said, and she might not even be diagnosed as such). I actually sort of love this because I have a kid […]

Posted August 25, 2018 in Middle Grade, Reviews / 12 Comments
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson: A Spectacular Spin-Off!

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson: A Spectacular Spin-Off!

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see that Pearson was revisiting the Remnant Chronicles universe! This book takes place several years after the conclusion of the original series. You definitely don’t have to have read the original series to understand what’s going on in this one, but I LOVED it, so I highly recommend reading it for the background history. Some of the characters make appearances in this book. What Fed My Addiction: Thief […]

Posted August 23, 2018 in Reviews / 16 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/19/18

Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/19/18

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 hectic because of all the back-to-school stuff going on. My daughter Danielle started high school this week. Public school will definitely […]

Posted August 19, 2018 in Sunday Post / 30 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Book Thief, Crank, The Chosen One and Writing Irresistible KidLit

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Book Thief, Crank, The Chosen One and Writing Irresistible KidLit

I’ve got an eclectic collection of reviews for you today: one that’s probably considered a modern classic, one YA novel in verse, a YA contemporary about a Mormon fundamentalist group, and a nonfiction writing book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I debated writing an “official” review of this book, since I mostly already said everything I had to say in a random Sunday Post, but I decided […]

Posted August 18, 2018 in Reviews / 16 Comments
I Love Me Some Purple Prose. Let’s Discuss.

I Love Me Some Purple Prose. Let’s Discuss.

We all have specific writing styles that we gravitate to. And it’s interesting how one style can resonate so strongly with one person and totally turn someone else off. I was reading a review of A Thousand Perfect Notes the other day and the blogger mentioned that while she didn’t dislike the book, she wasn’t a fan of the purple prose. My response: “WHAT? That’s my favorite part!” First off, I should give a little […]

Posted August 15, 2018 in Let's Discuss / 56 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/12/18

Sunday Post: Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 8/12/18

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 can’t believe that summer’s almost over! I’m both excited and terrified to have more time on my hands once school starts. Excited because […]

Posted August 12, 2018 in Sunday Post / 46 Comments