Month: February 2021

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/28/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/28/21

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): Reminder – Enter my 8th blogoversary giveaway! And check out the new Pre-Order Campaign Page.  The college search. I spent a lot of […]

Posted February 28, 2021 in Sunday Post / 29 Comments
February 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

February 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

The Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up is hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. The January giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our February 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 […]

Fun with Spam #15

Fun with Spam #15

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:  I simply needed to appreciate you once again. I will be grateful for your help and in addition expect you are aware of an amazing job that […]

Posted February 26, 2021 in Fun with Spam / 51 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/21/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/21/21

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): Reminder – Enter my 8th blogoversary giveaway! And check out the new Pre-Order Campaign Page.  I finished the first draft of my MG in […]

Posted February 21, 2021 in Sunday Post / 20 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Dragon Assassin, The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Mulan: Before the Sword, Bones in the Wall, and The Barren Grounds

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Dragon Assassin, The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Mulan: Before the Sword, Bones in the Wall, and The Barren Grounds

The Cybils Awards winners have been announced, and you should definitely check them out! Congrats especially to Rival Magic, which won in the MG spec fic category, which is the category I judged for round one. Even though the awards have been doled out, I still want to feature some very quick reviews of the nominees I read since there were so many good ones. It will take me quite some time to get to […]

Posted February 18, 2021 in Cybils, Reviews / 3 Comments
Mia Mayhem Series by Kara West, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez: Black History Month Spotlight

Mia Mayhem Series by Kara West, Illustrated by Leeza Hernandez: Black History Month Spotlight

Since this month is Black History Month, I’m putting a little extra spotlight on some recent books featuring Black main characters. This is the second feature: a review of the latest three books in the Mia Mayhem chapter book series! The Mia Mayhem chapter book series is super cute and shows kids that anyone can be a superhero! I love the diversity in this series. Not only is the main character Black, but other kids […]

Posted February 16, 2021 in Black History Month, Reviews / 0 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/14/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/14/21

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): Reminder – Enter my 8th blogoversary giveaway! And check out the new Pre-Order Campaign Page. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. We don’t really celebrate around […]

Posted February 14, 2021 in Sunday Post / 26 Comments
Unbiased Reviews: Is There Such a Thing?

Unbiased Reviews: Is There Such a Thing?

Every once in a while I’ll see someone talk about how they don’t trust certain reviewers because they think their reviews are probably biased. I’ve thought a lot about this. What does it mean to be biased, and can we really ever claim not to be biased in our reviews? After all, biases can’t be helped. Even if we did absolutely everything we could to avoid conscious biases, what about subconscious biases? Lately I’ve been […]

Posted February 11, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 32 Comments
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds and Danica Novgorodoff

As my regular readers know, I make an effort to feature POC authors on the blog regularly. Still, since this month is Black History Month, I figure there’s no harm in putting a little extra spotlight on some recent books by Black authors. Here’s the first feature: a review of the graphic novel version of Long Way Down, which I was very excited to get my hands on! I absolutely loved Long Way Down when I read […]

Posted February 9, 2021 in Black History Month, Reviews / 11 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/7/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/7/21

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): Reminder – Enter my 8th blogoversary giveaway! And check out the new Pre-Order Campaign Page. AMM Announcements were made! Megan and I announced that we’ll […]

Posted February 7, 2021 in Sunday Post / 35 Comments