Month: December 2019

Dec 06
Thunderhead and The Toll: More Proof that Neal Shusterman is Genius

Thunderhead and The Toll: More Proof that Neal Shusterman is Genius

Reviews 22 ★★★★★

If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that the Unwind Series is my absolute favorite series of all time. Neal Shusterman always manages to write books that are both exciting and philosophical—a difficult feat. Well, this latest series is no exception. I’ve already reviewed Scythe, so click the link to read what I had to say about the book (spoiler alert—I thought it was incredible with a small reservation about the way that the Scythes go about the business of killing). But, strangely I hadn’t read Thunderhead yet, despite my deep love for Scythe, so I’m going to start with a quick review of that one… Thunderhead was even better than Scythe (in my opinion) because it was less about the ways that the Scythes gleaned (though there were still some really interesting gleaning discussions—especially when it came to the way that Anastasia chose to do it)… Read more »


Dec 02
November 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

November 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

Monthly Recap 44

My Goings On in November: I went on vacation to Cancun to celebrate my 20th anniversary! If you want to see pictures, click on my Sunday Post. Then I came home to a plumbing emergency that lasted for over a week (and cost thousands of dollars). Yay? I started working on a new editing project.  I went to lots of swim meets and floor hockey games. (My kids’.) And sang a lot at church. I joined the worship team a couple of months ago, and I’m singing two or three weekends a month, which I love—but it is a lot of time (from 11:30-6:30 on Saturday and then from 7:30-12:30 on Sunday). It’s been harder to get my Sunday Posts ready (well—with giveaways and pre-order deals) when I don’t have much of my Saturday to work on it, so I’ve been adjusting to that. What I watched: We’ve been watching… Read more »


Dec 01
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/19

Sunday Post 22

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 hope everyone here in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great day—my brother and sister-in-law have been staying with us for a while, so we had a full house, always nice for the holidays. Can you believe it’s December? I cannot believe it’s December. It feels almost surreal to me. I’ve been keeping myself busy with a new editing project, and of course Christmas shopping, which I do mostly from my family room chair. Black Friday is only an online thing for me. Do you guys venture out on Black Friday? I used to, but… Read more »


Dec 01
December 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Giveaways (Ended) 1

Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Believe it or not, the year is almost over! But that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop discussing. In fact, I look forward to all the end of the year posts that go up this time of year! The winner of our October discussion challenge giveaway was Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures! She got to choose a “scary” book, and she chose Slouch Witch by Helen Harper. No one wants to be a victim of a case of mistaken identity. That’s scary! 🙂 If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop… Read more »