Month: March 2022

March 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway

March 2022 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. UPDATE: We have changed the giveaway to a SEASONAL giveaway, since we kind of have the same people entering every season. It will still be international, still have a chance to read and review, the only difference is, you’ll have longer to enter! (And because I just haven’t been so great about reading the Make […]

2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday Post in a while, but I thought I’d jump in with a list this week, even though I’m not doing the official list. (It’s a step in the right direction, right?) Anyway, I’ve been reading lots of verse novels lately since I’ve also been writing in verse. And I wanted a running list of verse novels releasing in 2022, but I couldn’t find one. So I created a […]

Posted March 29, 2022 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/27/22

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/27/22

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): New writing project! Yep, that’s right, I started on a new MG verse novel. It’s obviously very early on, but I need to […]

Posted March 27, 2022 in Sunday Post / 9 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/20/22

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/20/22

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): Jade’s spring break. Jade has been home this week for spring break, and I’ve spent a lot of time helping her figure out […]

Posted March 20, 2022 in Sunday Post / 7 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of New From Here, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Breaking the News, and the Welcome to Wonderland Series

Bite-Sized Reviews of New From Here, Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Breaking the News, and the Welcome to Wonderland Series

Today, I’m reviewing a MG contemporary, a kid’s chapter book, a MG non-fiction book, and a MG humorous contemporary series. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Set at the beginning of 2020, this book highlights the extra stresses of being an Asian American family at the start of the pandemic. Most kids will relate to the confusion and fears portrayed in the book, but the themes will especially […]

Posted March 15, 2022 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/13/22

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/13/22

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): Car buying (for my mom). Awhile back, my dad got into an accident and once they took it apart for repairs they realized it […]

Posted March 13, 2022 in Sunday Post / 14 Comments
Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang: A Dual Review with Danielle Hammelef

(No actual dueling—or even arm-twisting—was involved. Don’t worry, this is a dual review, not a duel review. Sorry if you’re disappointed.) It’s been so long since I’ve done a dual review. I was excited to be able to buddy read this newest book with Danielle Hammelef, the latest winner of my Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” giveaway. Danielle chose to make me read Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang. I read the […]

Posted March 9, 2022 in Dual Reviews, Reviews / 5 Comments
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/6/22

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/6/22

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): Visit to Iowa State. I already talked about this in my monthly wrap-up, so I won’t go into detail. But the visit was […]

Posted March 6, 2022 in Sunday Post / 8 Comments
February 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

February 2022 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

My Goings-On in February: Here are the things that stand out to me this month: Visit to Iowa State University. We visited Iowa State University and actually made a pretty huge realization while we were there. They have a Landscape Design program that’s heavier on horticulture and lighter on design than the actual Landscape Architecture. It’s an intriguing option that we didn’t really realize existed before, and I think Danielle likes the idea. But there […]

Posted March 2, 2022 in Best of the Bunch, Monthly Recap / 16 Comments
March 2022 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

March 2022 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Welcome to the March monthly link-up for the 2022 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It cannot be March already, right? I have written one measly discussion so far. Someone write a discussion about how it is not possibly March and instead, we are stuck in a time warp. Or something. The winner of our December discussion challenge giveaway was Davida @ The […]