Month: November 2019

Bite-Sized Reviews of Sick Kids in Love, Slay, Look Both Ways, Parker Looks Up, & Missions to Mars

Bite-Sized Reviews of Sick Kids in Love, Slay, Look Both Ways, Parker Looks Up, & Missions to Mars

  I’ve got five reviews for you today: two YA contemporaries, a MG book of contemporary short stories, a picture book and a non-fiction kids’ book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book shines a (glaring) spotlight on ableism. The main characters, Isabel and Sasha both have chronic illnesses that aren’t life-threatening (at least not directly) but are serious. Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis and lives in near-constant […]

Posted November 29, 2019 in Reviews / 12 Comments
November 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

November 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

It’s time for the November Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The October giveaway ends soon, 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. There are no specific […]

Goodreads Choice Awards and Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s: What Have I Read?

Goodreads Choice Awards and Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s: What Have I Read?

It’s that time of year again. We’ve got the final rounds of the Goodreads Choice Awards going on now. I always like to look at the lists and see what books I’ve read or been eager to read. I saw Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books do just that, and I was inspired to write a post about it too! Then Roberta @ Utopia State of Mind posted about Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult […]

Posted November 26, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 24 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/19

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): Somehow I managed to get more posts up while I was on vacation than after I got back (I mean, they were scheduled ahead of time, […]

Posted November 24, 2019 in Sunday Post / 38 Comments
Tales of a Social Media Failure: Is Bloglovin’ a Thing of the Past?

Tales of a Social Media Failure: Is Bloglovin’ a Thing of the Past?

Take a quick glance at my sidebar and you’ll see that the vast majority of my followers follow me via Bloglovin’. Of course, I’ve always known that my follower count doesn’t directly equate to active blog readers, but back in the day, I got a lot of my traffic from Bloglovin’. I always cared about that number above all other follower stats (besides email, I suppose—but I know that lots of people don’t follow via […]

Posted November 21, 2019 in Let's Discuss / 85 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/17/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/17/19

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): I’m back from Cancun! We had a fabulous time. My favorite part was definitely the animals—the resort had a beach and pools, but it […]

Posted November 17, 2019 in Sunday Post / 46 Comments
Fun With Spam #9

Fun With Spam #9

It’s time for a new installment of Fun with SPAM, where we peek into the abyss of the Spam folder to find a few gems and imagine … what if I were really going to reply to these random crazy comments?  Take a look at what I might say: Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre […]

Posted November 14, 2019 in Fun with Spam / 29 Comments
The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta: 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.) Danielle Hammelef was the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway, and she chose to make me read The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta. I’d bought this book at a Scholastic Book Fair awhile back because it looked like such a fun MG fantasy. I’m so glad she made me read […]

Posted November 12, 2019 in Dual Reviews, Reviews / 12 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/10/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/10/19

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’m in Cancun right now, celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary!! (Which was technically in June, but who wants to go to Cancun when it’s already […]

Posted November 10, 2019 in Sunday Post / 18 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament, Becoming RBG, Friend or Fiction, and Catwad

Bite-Sized Reviews of Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament, Becoming RBG, Friend or Fiction, and Catwad

  I’ve got five reviews for you today: a MG sci-fi, a MG contemporary fantasy, and three MG graphic novels. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book is absolutely perfect for fans of The Amazing Race!! Of course, you don’t have to be familiar with the show to enjoy the book, but if you are, you’ll get that extra layer of enjoyment. I actually hadn’t read the blurb before […]

Posted November 8, 2019 in Reviews / 12 Comments