Month: March 2019

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/31/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/31/19

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 work I’ve mostly been working on editing Convenerimus to get it ready for submission. I have a CP I’ve been working with since just […]

Posted March 31, 2019 in Sunday Post / 28 Comments
March 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

March 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

It’s time for the March Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The February giveaway ends tomorrow, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our March 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 […]

Samantha Spinner Series by Russell Ginns: Review & Giveaway

Samantha Spinner Series by Russell Ginns: Review & Giveaway

This first book in the Samantha Spinner Series introduces us to Samantha and her wacky family. Her dad is a lightbulb expert, her mom is a lizard veterinarian, her older sister Buffy is a fashion-obsessed shopping machine, and her little brother Nipper is just an annoying little brother–who loses stuff a lot (and knows a lot of random facts). But strangest of all is Uncle Paul, who goes missing at the very beginning of the book. […]

Posted March 29, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 7 Comments
Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To

Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is an audiobook freebie, but I chose to keep it simple: Top Ten Audiobooks I’ve Listened To This was actually a pretty tough topic since I’ve been listening to A LOT of audiobooks lately. But I came up with a list I’m happy with. Here are ten of my favorite audiobooks:  For this list, I’m focusing specifically on books where the […]

Posted March 26, 2019 in Top Ten Tuesday / 40 Comments
Sunday Post: Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/24/19

Sunday Post: Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/24/19

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’ve been working on my new MG manuscript. Slowly but surely.  🙂  I’m finding with verse I can’t get anything close to the number […]

Posted March 24, 2019 in Sunday Post / 38 Comments
How Much Is Too Much? Sometimes Life Is Stranger Than Fiction. Let’s Discuss.

How Much Is Too Much? Sometimes Life Is Stranger Than Fiction. Let’s Discuss.

Have you ever read a book and felt like there was a bit of issue overload? Like it dealt with just too many topics, and you started to wonder if it was all maybe a bit too much for one story? I definitely have. But I’ve also read books that handled multiple issues incredibly well, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how, in real life, many of us deal with a lot. I mean, […]

Posted March 23, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 30 Comments
Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger: Review & Scheerger’s Top Ten Addictions

Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger: Review & Scheerger’s Top Ten Addictions

Operation Frog Effect is a story told in journal form–with eight (diverse) kids who are writing their experiences as the school year progresses. The kids use multiple formats. For instance, one writes mostly in verse while another does his journaling in graphic novel format. These different formats are sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers. Right from the start, I could tell that the characters were going to be incredibly relatable: the story starts […]

Posted March 21, 2019 in Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews / 6 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Geekerella, Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, and The Crossover and Rebound

Bite-Sized Reviews of Geekerella, Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, and The Crossover and Rebound

I’ve got three reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, a MG fantasy, and two MG verse novels in a series. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I’ve been meaning to read this book for forever because so many of my blogger friends love it. A book about fandoms is pretty much guaranteed to be a win because so many of us have been in that place of adoring […]

Posted March 19, 2019 in Reviews / 12 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/17/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/17/19

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): My MG bookcase is coming along very nicely. I still have some random books on the bottom shelf (and some adult classics on top, […]

Posted March 17, 2019 in Sunday Post / 26 Comments
The Challenge of Running a Successful Meme (or Challenge!)

The Challenge of Running a Successful Meme (or Challenge!)

This post actually first appeared as a guest post over at 125 Pages a few years ago, but I thought I’ve probably learned a few lessons since then, and it might be a good idea to update it and post it here. In case you’re not aware, I run the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up and the Book Blog Discussion Challenge. Both of these have been very rewarding – especially the discussion challenge, which is definitely […]

Posted March 14, 2019 in Blogging Tips, Let's Discuss / 52 Comments