Month: June 2021

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

June 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 May giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! John won the April giveaway and chose to make Nicole read Jane, Unlimited (which I need to get on ASAP—my month is almost up)! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our June wrap-up posts. If you don’t already know about […]

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/27/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/27/21

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): My daughter Danielle headed off to a special ecology course at Yellowstone yesterday. It’s kind of a camp, but they’re doing things like […]

Posted June 27, 2021 in Sunday Post / 19 Comments
The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!

I’ve mentioned on the blog before that even though I read a lot of big books when I was younger (I’m looking at you, Wheel of Time Series), I’ve become averse to them in more recent years. There’s something about the sheer pressure of knowing that you have over 1000 books waiting for you on your TBR that makes reading a super long tome feel more stressful than enjoyable.  The last year or two hasn’t […]

Posted June 24, 2021 in Let's Discuss / 22 Comments
Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi: Review and Payal’s Top Ten Addictions

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi: Review and Payal’s Top Ten Addictions

Today I’m featuring REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR by Payal Doshi, an engaging Own Voices middle grade fantasy adventure set in India (and beyond!). Read on for my review of the book, and then make sure you also check out Payal’s list of top ten addictions to find out more about the author! Rea is an exciting portal fantasy set in Darjeeling India and in a magical land that will fascinate kids of […]

Posted June 22, 2021 in Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews / 2 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/20/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/20/21

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): Quick trip to Tucson: My husband and I are in Tucson right now, visiting his mom, who’s in a memory care facility there. […]

Posted June 20, 2021 in Sunday Post / 14 Comments
Glow by Ruth Forman & Illustrated by Geneva Bowers

Glow by Ruth Forman & Illustrated by Geneva Bowers

I wanted to feature a book that celebrates the beauty of being Black for Juneteenth, and this book does exactly that. It’s incredibly simple and sweet, told in the voice of a very young child who is just starting to understand the world. With gorgeously vivid illustrations, this book will help any Black boy see himself as something just as precious and beautiful as the moon that glows in the sky! It would be a […]

Posted June 18, 2021 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/13/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/13/21

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): My anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary on Friday and went out to a restaurant for the first time since […]

Posted June 13, 2021 in Sunday Post / 25 Comments
How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

How to Create Book Page Art. (And a Peek at Mine!)

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to create some book page art for my mom’s room (the one at our house, since she basically lives with us half the time). I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was and how fantastic it turned out, and I thought it would be fun to share it with all of you. I hope this inspires you to add a little bookish art to your life! Step […]

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/6/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/6/21

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): School’s out! The kids are done with school, so things are a lot less busy around here. Gardening (and a tick INVASION)! Still […]

Posted June 6, 2021 in Sunday Post / 19 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of These Violent Delights, Sunkissed, Cemetery Boys, and The Startup Squad Series

Bite-Sized Reviews of These Violent Delights, Sunkissed, Cemetery Boys, and The Startup Squad Series

Today, I have a YA fantasy, a YA contempory, a YA urban fantasy, and a MG contemp series! I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I was hoping to sneak this review in during May for AAPI month, but let’s face it, we need to lift up Asian and other diverse authors every month. So, a few days into June is still a good time to celebrate this book! […]

Posted June 3, 2021 in Reviews / 15 Comments