Year: 2021

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, and I was inspired by a post over at Read All the Things to share my Top Ten Covers of 2021 I chose my favorite covers from 2021 releases I’ve read. Not only were these fabulous stories, but just look at the gorgeousness!! As you can see from these faves, I tend to gravitate toward illustrated covers, and […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 43 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/5/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/5/21

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): Musical in Chicago! Last night we went to see a pre-Broadway musical called Paradise Square that takes place in Manhattan in an area […]

Posted December 5, 2021 in Sunday Post / 15 Comments
November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in November: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Thanksgiving! We had a very nice low-key holiday. Jade came home, but otherwise it was just us (including my mom). And we made all the yummy goodies, including the sweetest sweet potatoes known to man. Revisions, revisions, revisions. I’m working on (final-ish?) revisions for my novel in verse, trying to get them done by the end of the year. More […]

Posted December 2, 2021 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 13 Comments
December 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2021 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! This is it. Your last chance to post discussions in 2021. And … go! The winner of our October discussion challenge giveaway was Malka @ Paper Procrastinators, and she chose Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen. Hope you love it! If you don’t know what this challenge is […]

Bite-Sized Reviews of Roxy, Cupcake, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet, and The Only Plane in the Sky

Bite-Sized Reviews of Roxy, Cupcake, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet, and The Only Plane in the Sky

Today, I have a YA contemporary fantasy, a YA contemp, a MG sci-fi, and an adult non-fiction book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! The Shustermans have a knack for tackling timely social issues in a unique and thought-provoking way. This book focuses on the theme of drug addiction. The story follows a high-school-aged brother and a sister, both ensnared by substance abuse. While Ivy has been caught […]

Posted November 29, 2021 in Reviews / 14 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/28/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/28/21

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): Thanksgiving! I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful holiday, filled with the yummiest of foods! We had a low-key celebration at […]

Posted November 28, 2021 in Sunday Post / 21 Comments
November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

November 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 October giveaway ends soon, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our November 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 […]

The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass by Anna Priemaza: “Things I Wish I Could Remember” Guest Post & Giveaway

The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass by Anna Priemaza: “Things I Wish I Could Remember” Guest Post & Giveaway

Welcome to The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass by Anna Priemaza Blog Tour! Those of you who frequent my blog know I don’t often post tour stops that don’t involve a review, but when the publicist reached out to me about this one, the concept of the book had me so intrigued that I decided to go ahead with it. (I’ll be reading the book myself and posting a review, but there wasn’t enough time to get […]

Posted November 23, 2021 in Author Guest Post, Giveaways (Ended) / 11 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/21/21

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/21/21

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): Writing. Working on revisions. It’s going well! What I Read: I read Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz and Dear Ugly Sisters: […]

Posted November 21, 2021 in Sunday Post / 14 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Unsettled, Amber & Clay, Legacy, and Hello, Earth!

Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Unsettled, Amber & Clay, Legacy, and Hello, Earth!

As my regular readers know, I’m a round-one judge for the Cybils Awards in the Poetry category. Because of that, I’ve been reading tons of verse lately! I’m not allowed to share any details about our process for choosing the finalists, but I am allowed (and encouraged) to review the books as I read, so I figured I’d share four of them with you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed […]

Posted November 17, 2021 in Cybils, Reviews / 11 Comments