Month: November 2018

Looking for a List of 2019 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

Looking for a List of 2019 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further!

My annual list of book blog and reading challenges is up! You can find it here: MASTER LIST OF 2019 READING CHALLENGES This year, I decided to put the list up as a “page” on my blog instead of its own post. For … reasons. I’m actually not sure now if they were good reasons, but I did it that way so I’m sticking to it (because it would be more confusing to remove the page […]

Posted November 29, 2018 in Challenges / 69 Comments
November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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

It’s time for the November Wrap-Up Round-Up! The October giveaway ends in a couple of days, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our November 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. […]

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudy Trueit – Review & Giveaway

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudy Trueit – Review & Giveaway

This is a fun and adventurous first book in a younger middle grade series. Filled with high-tech gadgets and virtual reality(ish) simulations of distant lands, it’s sure to capture readers’ imaginations. At the end of the book, there’s even some real-world discussion of innovations that could lead to the many different types of tech in the book—I loved that real-world tie-in. Cruz’s virtual “journeys” to different lands were interesting—I especially loved the trip to the butterfly conservation […]

Posted November 26, 2018 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 10 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/25/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/25/18

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): We had a relaxing Thanksgiving break. Maybe a little too relaxing since we then forgot about my daughter’s gymnastics practice on Saturday. Oops! I […]

Posted November 25, 2018 in Sunday Post / 48 Comments
Fun with SPAM! #5

Fun with SPAM! #5

Something sad has happened lately: I haven’t been getting much Spam. At first I was sort of baffled, but then I realized it’s because, due to the new(ish) GDPR regulations, I added the checkbox about my privacy policy to my comments section. I’ve gone from having hundreds of messages in my Spam folder to only a few! For most people, this would be good news, but for me it means I haven’t been able to write a […]

Posted November 22, 2018 in Fun with Spam, Let's Discuss / 50 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Lying Woods, What If It’s Us, Between Shades of Gray and The Hotel Between

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Lying Woods, What If It’s Us, Between Shades of Gray and The Hotel Between

I’ve got four reviews for you today, a YA mystery, a YA contemporary, a YA historical fiction and a MG fantasy. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I always think I don’t really like mysteries, but then I read a book like this and it blows me away and I just want MORE! I have no idea how to review this book without giving things away, so I’m actually not going […]

Posted November 20, 2018 in Reviews / 34 Comments
The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi – Review & Giveaway

The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi – Review & Giveaway

This series is a fun middle grade romp through Camelot! What Fed My Addiction: King Arthur! I love all things Camelot, so the concept of this book had me hooked right from the start. Kids can get a little lesson on these epic characters in a fun format! (This makes me want to reread A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.) The story gives us a lot of the original Arthurian legends and then puts them […]

Posted November 19, 2018 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 6 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/18/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/18/18

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): Another week where I was just having a really hard time getting much of anything done, blogwise. My eyes were really sore for some […]

Posted November 18, 2018 in Sunday Post / 38 Comments
Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene: Review & Giveaway

Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene: Review & Giveaway

There was a lot to love about this unique fantasy. I found myself engrossed in its world of perpetual daylight! What Fed My Addiction: Lyrical writing. This is a lush fantasy, filled with lavish sights and spectacular magic, and Selene’s writing style works perfectly for this genre. (In her Goodreads review of her own book, she says she writes what she loves to read: “Prose that tastes like sugared secrets.” That should give you a good […]

Posted November 16, 2018 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 6 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/11/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 11/11/18

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 post is going up really late because I had a crazy busy day and this is the first chance I’ve had to finish […]

Posted November 11, 2018 in Sunday Post / 36 Comments