Month: February 2020

February 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

February 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

OH HAI. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight is joining me in co-hosting the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up! She’s been participating since I started it, so I’m super excited to have her join in the fun! So we’ll be switching off in hosting the giveaway (just like we do for the Discussion Challenge giveaway). The January giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our […]

Book-Related Anxiety. It’s a Thing (and I Have It). Let’s Discuss.

Book-Related Anxiety. It’s a Thing (and I Have It). Let’s Discuss.

I realize this sounds like a joke. Book-related anxiety? What even is that? Being stressed about your bookshelves not being organized enough? Anxiety over not liking a book? Being worried that you might be crushed under your TBR? Well, no. (And sort of yes—except for that last one. I don’t really think I’ll be crushed by my TBR—though I could be injured.) Except I’ve realized that I have actual anxieties that are related to books. This probably isn’t […]

Posted February 25, 2020 in Let's Discuss / 65 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20

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): Lots of work done on the house this week! I painted the entire kitchen and we also got more doors hung and trim put up. […]

Posted February 23, 2020 in Sunday Post / 34 Comments
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold: Review & Giveaway

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold: Review & Giveaway

Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Google This book is a dark, brutal retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, an unflinching exploration of the victimization of women. It is not for the faint of heart, and I’m honestly a little unsure if I’d recommend it to the average YA reader. If you’re going to read this book, you need to know what you’re getting into. Not only are there many triggers in it, but Arnold pulls […]

Posted February 20, 2020 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 22 Comments
Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles

Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles

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. The featured book is Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I’ve never heard of this book (I […]

Posted February 18, 2020 in Six Degrees of Separation / 28 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/16/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/16/20

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 returned from the SCBWI conference in New York on Sunday night! The conference was fantastic! Lots of inspiration; plus, it was wonderful to […]

Posted February 16, 2020 in Sunday Post / 50 Comments
Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun: Review & Giveaway

Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun: Review & Giveaway

You can purchase Pippa Park Raises Her Game at the following Retailers:   To sum this book up, it’s Mean Girls for middle graders with the addition of basketball and a big lie that threatens to blow up everything! I know this is a Great Expectations retelling, but honestly, as I was reading this, I couldn’t help but think of Mean Girls often—it just has that vibe (I guess I’d forgotten most of GA, which I read […]

Posted February 14, 2020 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 13 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Don’t Read the Comments, Find Me Their Bones, Snug, and The Real Boy

Bite-Sized Reviews of Don’t Read the Comments, Find Me Their Bones, Snug, and The Real Boy

  I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, a YA fantasy, a graphic novel (adult, I suppose, though it’s appropriate for YA), and a MG fantasy. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I was incredibly excited to read Eric Smith’s newest, just because he is such an amazing presence on Twitter. I figured if half of his Twitter wit and intelligence showed up in his […]

Posted February 11, 2020 in Reviews / 38 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/9/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/9/20

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 left for the New York SCBWI Conference on Friday! Hopefully I’m having a fabulous time there right now!! 🙂 Here’s what you may […]

Posted February 9, 2020 in Sunday Post / 30 Comments
January 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up (& Some December Updates Too)

January 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up (& Some December Updates Too)

My Goings On in January: I started an eight-week workout class on Friday mornings, which is motivating me to be active—at least once a week. I went to the quarterfinals of the high school a capella competition in our area (think Pitch Perfect). It was really fun to watch!! What I watched: We’ve been watching the new season of The Good Place. (We still need to watch the series finale!) I love this show!! We […]

Posted February 7, 2020 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 34 Comments