Month: January 2019

Jan 31
Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 6th Blogoversary Giveaway!

Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 6th Blogoversary Giveaway!

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That’s right, Feed Your Fiction Addiction is six years old today, and I feel like celebrating! This book blog has led to so many amazing things in my life, and I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have taken the journey with me. In the past six years, I’ve posted: Over 1508 total posts (I’ve deleted some, so it’s actually well over this number) 185 discussions 889 reviews (some of these were deleted when I changed my review policy) Over 352 giveaways 35 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions) 281 Sunday Posts (which includes pre-order deals & giveaways from around the blogosphere) 70 Top Ten Tuesdays 69 monthly wrap-up posts Also of Note: I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past four years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. And I’ve hosted the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for three years. I’ve posted a master list of Reading and Book Blogging Challenges for the past four years. I’ve… Read more »


Jan 29
One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko: Review & Giveaway

One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16 ★★★½

One-Third Nerd is a heartwarming middle grade story about a typically atypical family just trying to get by. I say typically atypical because, let’s face it, in today’s world very few families fit the standard nuclear family mold. Liam’s parents are divorced and they struggle financially. His youngest sister has Down’s Syndrome and his other little sis is brilliant (but maybe a bit of a handful). I think that Chodenko captured the family dynamic well. None of them are perfect, but they love each other and they’re doing their best. Liam is sometimes self-conscious about his apartment and his brainy sister’s antics (she’s 100% nerd—perfect for her, but not great as far as Liam’s concerned). He’s especially concerned about how he looks to the new kid, Moses, who he thinks has it all together (especially since Moses is a superstar at tennis, Liam’s sport). To top everything off, the family… Read more »


Jan 28
January 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

January 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

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It’s time for the January Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The December 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 January 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. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly… Read more »


Jan 27
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry: Review & $50 Giveaway

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry: Review & $50 Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

Oh, how I love Katie McGarry. In anyone else’s hands, I think this book would have been overdramatic and overwrought—a teenage boy with a tragic past who has always loved the girl next door, who’s dealing with abuse in her family. There’s a lot of angst here. But McGarry draws me in to her characters and makes me relate to them in such intimate ways. She makes sure that the pain in these two lives feels real, and doesn’t just feel like drama. Anyway, on to my more specific review… What Fed My Addiction: Abuse depicted realistically. The relationship between Scarlett and her father is complicated. While Scarlett hates her father’s actions and she fears him, she also has good memories of him, and those sometimes cloud her thinking. Plus, everyone else in her family seems to forgive him, so she wonders why she can’t seem to do the same—and if… Read more »


Jan 26
Sunday (Saturday) Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/27/19

Sunday (Saturday) Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/27/19

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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’m posting this on Saturday this week since I have a blog tour review scheduled for tomorrow. I got lots of blog hopping done this week. I managed to reply and comment back to almost all my comments and also read a good portion of the discussions that have been linked to the Discussion Challenge. It’s nice to feel on top of blogging stuff for a change (don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last). The 31st is my six-year blogoversary, so keep your eye out for a celebration post!! I also got a bit of potential good news on the… Read more »


Jan 25
Why I Love the Book Blog Discussion Challenge (Even When I Fail)

Why I Love the Book Blog Discussion Challenge (Even When I Fail)

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Here’s a sad fact: I didn’t make my goal for the Discussion Challenge in 2018. This wouldn’t be so bad, except it’s my challenge (along with Shannon, of course). How do I fail my own challenge? There’s a teensy part of me that worried about this. A nagging little compartment of my brain that said, “You shouldn’t be hosting a discussion challenge if you’re not going to be the ultimate book discusser. Maybe you just don’t have much to say anymore.” But don’t worry, I told my brain to just shut up already. And it listened (mostly). Because I LOVE the Discussion Challenge! (Even when I personally fail.) And here’s why: The Discussion Challenge is a community. Honestly, I can’t even begin to tell you the number of bloggers I’ve connected to because of this challenge. And I feel like I’m truly getting to know bloggers through their discussions. These types of… Read more »


Jan 22
Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read

Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read I know you guys are astonished that I’m posting a TTT two weeks in a row. I’m sort of flabbergasted myself. But I always like these end/beginning of the year posts, so I thought I’d join in again. Here are ten (of the bajillion) books that released in 2018 that I really, really meant to read but then … didn’t.  What books did you miss out on in 2018? Are there any of these that I absolutely MUST read? I want to know!   Book vector designed by Freepik


Jan 20
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/20/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/20/19

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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’m in a serious slump here, guys. The only thing I’ve really gotten done is organizing my house. I’ve gotten a little crazy about it (in a good way—mostly). I have thrown out bags and bags of junk and donated even more. So far, we’ve gone through the basement (there are still a couple of problem areas I need to go through, like under the stairs), some of the dressers, the front coat closet (that one was a challenge!), some of the kitchen (when we had to relace the dishwasher I cleared out a few of the cabinets that… Read more »


Jan 18
Bite-Sized Reviews of Dragon Pearl and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Bite-Sized Reviews of Dragon Pearl and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

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I’ve got two reviews for you today, both MG: one is sci-fi, and the other is a contemporary in verse. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book was a fun adventure based on Korean mythology and set in space. Right there, I’m pretty much sold. When Min hears that her brother is being accused of being a traitor and defecting from the Space Force, she doesn’t believe it for a minute. She knows her brother would never do such a thing. So she sets off to try to prove the government wrong. The only problem is, she first reveals herself as a (much mistrusted) fox shapeshifter and assaults an official. Oops! So, she goes on the run in disguise. I enjoyed the shapeshifting aspect of the story and the fact that Min takes on a few different personas throughout the book (and even… Read more »


Jan 15
Top Ten Books on My 2019 TBR

Top Ten Books on My 2019 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s (actually, last week’s) Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Eighteen Books on My 2019 TBR (First Half of the Year) I know everyone else already did this topic last week, but I… didn’t. And I felt like doing it now. I’m also not featuring ten, but instead I’m featuring three from each month. Because I want to. And there are no rules to blogging. So, yeah. January 1. Slayer by Kiersten White I’m such a HUGE Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan that I’m both excited and terrified to read this book. This is the only January pick I don’t already own, even though it’s already out. But I did request the graphic novels from my library so I can catch up on Season 8 and then read this. 2. Firestarter by Tara Sim I can’t begin to explain the love I have for… Read more »