Month: January 2020

Jan 31
7th Blogoversary Giveaways!!

7th Blogoversary Giveaways!!

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That’s right, Feed Your Fiction Addiction is seven 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 seven years, I’ve posted: Over 1818 total posts (I’ve deleted some over the years, so it’s actually well over this number.) 211 discussions 1003 reviews (Some of these were made private when I changed my review policy.)(11 of them were dual reviews with friends!) Over 393 giveaways 42 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions) 332 Sunday Posts (which include pre-order deals & giveaways from around the blogosphere) 75 Top Ten Tuesdays 81 monthly wrap-up posts 6 April Fools’ posts 11 Fun with Spam posts Also of Note: I’ve done one major redesign of the blog. Also, this year, I updated my… Read more »


Jan 30
Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic! by Sharon Chappell

Multicultural Children’s Book Day! The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic! by Sharon Chappell

Picture Books, Reviews 14

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 is tomorrow (1/31/2020) and it’s in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators. Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. I received a book from MCBD to feature here on the blog. I was happy to help spread the word about multicultural kids’ books! Check out my thoughts below and also make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out about the Twitter Party where you can join the discussion and enter to win… Read more »


Jan 29
January 2020 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

January 2020 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

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First of all, I want to welcome Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight, who is joining me in co-hosting the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! Shannon loves the idea of the Make Me Read It Giveaway (who wouldn’t?) and agreed to jump in with me! So we’ll be switching off in hosting the giveaway (just like we do for the Discussion Challenge giveaway). The December giveaway ends soon, 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, we’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… Read more »


Jan 28
Fun with Spam #11

Fun with Spam #11

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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 (when I reference a specific post in my replies, that’s the post that the spam comment was left on): Awesome trip! Road trips are the best, but you often are way more tired when you return. I remember doing a very similar route when I was a kid… so much fun!!! Love that you finally got the Joy the Baker book. Wow, so you actually time traveled as a kid?! And did you bring a hamster? I am definitely jealous of that trip of a lifetime! (And I’m not sure what the Joy the Baker book is, but thank goodness I finally got… Read more »


Jan 26
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 1/26/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 1/26/20

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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): We finally got the floors refinished (after our plumbing emergency at the end of last year) and now we’re working on putting up new doors and trim and repainting. Choosing all the options for everything was basically miserable at first—I am not a designer, and I second-guess everything. We kept going back and forth on what we were going to do, both with the paint colors and the trim. And we’ve been trying to pick everything quickly so we can get the house put back together (and to take care of the 11% rebate at Menards). But last night we… Read more »


Jan 22
Six Degrees of Separation: Daisy Jones & the Six to The Others Series

Six Degrees of Separation: Daisy Jones & the Six to The Others Series

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Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly link-up hosted by Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book. I’ve often seen this meme done over at Musings of a Bookish Kitty, and I’ve been really intrigued by the connections every time. She always seems to end up with a diverse list of books with interesting connections. I’ve been saying for a long time that I should join in, and this time, I decided to go for it! The featured book is Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’ve definitely seen this book around, but I didn’t know much about it except for the fact that it’s about an… Read more »


Jan 20
The Cybils Awards Finalists! Which Books Do You Hope Will Win?

The Cybils Awards Finalists! Which Books Do You Hope Will Win?

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The Cybils Awards finalists were announced on January 1st, and I was excited to see some of my favorite books in the lists! Apparently, 1047 books nominated across all categories. Wow! I thought I’d share all the finalists with you along with a few of my thoughts. I’d love to hear from all of you—what books would you like to see win?   I haven’t read any of the books for these first three categories, so I can’t comment on them much, but several look really cute!   I’ve read three of these and LOVED all three of them! Operation Frog Effect was actually my nomination (yay!!), but I also adored Maybe He Just Likes You and Song for a Whale. I’d actually be happy to see any of those win. If the other books are the same quality, I don’t know how the judges will pick!!   This is… Read more »


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

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

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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): So far my writing goals have been going well. Of course, I’ve been sticking to them for all of two weeks—but I’ll celebrate small successes.  🙂 I’ve also been happily keeping up with my blogging. I’ve got two posts scheduled to go up next week. I’ve actually read all of the discussions linked up to the Discussion Challenge and the wrap-ups linked to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, and I’m not too far behind on comments. What witchery is this? As far as my reading goes, I’ve been working on reading the finalists for the Elementary/Middle Grade Fiction category of the… Read more »


Jan 17
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Blog Tour Review

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Blog Tour Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★

Purchase Links This book totally lives up to the adorable title; it’s the sort of sweet romance that leaves you with the hum of a sugar high in your veins!  What Fed My Addiction Cute banter and a swoonworthy romance. Pepper and Jack actually communicate in multiple ways without realizing it: First there’s school, where Jack tends to tease Pepper for her over-achieving and Pepper just sees Jack as a class clown. Then there’s an app called Weazel that Jack has created where the two have been bonding for months without realizing it. And then there’s the Twitter war. It starts out badly, but it actually morphs into something surprising—a fact that I loved. But however Pepper and Jack talk to each other, there’s always witty banter involved. Basically, right from the start, it’s hard not to ship them together (right along with everyone on the internet). Family tensions. Beyond… Read more »


Jan 15
Bite-Sized Reviews of Every Other Weekend, Storm and Fury, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, and All of Me

Bite-Sized Reviews of Every Other Weekend, Storm and Fury, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, and All of Me

Reviews 30 ★★★★

  I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, two YA paranormals, and a MG book contemporary in verse. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I had no idea this was going to be such an emotional read! I’ll confess that at first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like these characters: Jolene is rebellious(ish) purely for the sake of aggravating her stepmom (who I really sort of felt sorry for) and Adam comes off as a bit holier than thou and is horrible to his dad. If you’ve been around the blog for long, you know that I sometimes have trouble with “unlikeable” (to me) protagonists. There’s even a hint of almost-cheating involved in the story. So, it’s a testament to Abigail Johnson’s writing ability that she soon had me wrapped up in these characters’ lives and wrapped around… Read more »