Posts By: Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Dec 11
Fun With Spam #10

Fun With Spam #10

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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 (when I reference a specific post in my replies, that’s the post that the spam comment was left on): I have read the post with amazing satisfaction and also could understand something brand new that I will use for my further requirements. The guide is clear and bright, without any further useless facts or else. The speech is equally brilliant and vibrant, so the longer I see, the more I really do enjoy it! Anyway, the information is quite cutting edge, so like it. Nothing but cutting-edge information around here, that’s for sure. I make sure to stay clear and bright …… Read more »


Dec 08
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/8/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/8/19

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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’ve been working, working, working on editing this past week. So much that I almost forgot to post anything on the blog and I haven’t been able to do much blog hopping. I plan to spend some time this evening doing that, though! We’ve also had someone come by to do work on the house, fixing issues that were caused by our plumbing disaster. Those will probably stretch out for quite a while, but at least we’re getting them taken care of slowly but surely. Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:… Read more »


Dec 06
Thunderhead and The Toll: More Proof that Neal Shusterman is Genius

Thunderhead and The Toll: More Proof that Neal Shusterman is Genius

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If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that the Unwind Series is my absolute favorite series of all time. Neal Shusterman always manages to write books that are both exciting and philosophical—a difficult feat. Well, this latest series is no exception. I’ve already reviewed Scythe, so click the link to read what I had to say about the book (spoiler alert—I thought it was incredible with a small reservation about the way that the Scythes go about the business of killing). But, strangely I hadn’t read Thunderhead yet, despite my deep love for Scythe, so I’m going to start with a quick review of that one… Thunderhead was even better than Scythe (in my opinion) because it was less about the ways that the Scythes gleaned (though there were still some really interesting gleaning discussions—especially when it came to the way that Anastasia chose to do it)… Read more »


Dec 02
November 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

November 2019 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch

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My Goings On in November: I went on vacation to Cancun to celebrate my 20th anniversary! If you want to see pictures, click on my Sunday Post. Then I came home to a plumbing emergency that lasted for over a week (and cost thousands of dollars). Yay? I started working on a new editing project.  I went to lots of swim meets and floor hockey games. (My kids’.) And sang a lot at church. I joined the worship team a couple of months ago, and I’m singing two or three weekends a month, which I love—but it is a lot of time (from 11:30-6:30 on Saturday and then from 7:30-12:30 on Sunday). It’s been harder to get my Sunday Posts ready (well—with giveaways and pre-order deals) when I don’t have much of my Saturday to work on it, so I’ve been adjusting to that. What I watched: We’ve been watching… Read more »


Dec 01
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/1/19

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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 hope everyone here in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great day—my brother and sister-in-law have been staying with us for a while, so we had a full house, always nice for the holidays. Can you believe it’s December? I cannot believe it’s December. It feels almost surreal to me. I’ve been keeping myself busy with a new editing project, and of course Christmas shopping, which I do mostly from my family room chair. Black Friday is only an online thing for me. Do you guys venture out on Black Friday? I used to, but… Read more »


Dec 01
December 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

December 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the December monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Believe it or not, the year is almost over! But that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop discussing. In fact, I look forward to all the end of the year posts that go up this time of year! The winner of our October discussion challenge giveaway was Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures! She got to choose a “scary” book, and she chose Slouch Witch by Helen Harper. No one wants to be a victim of a case of mistaken identity. That’s scary! 🙂 If you don’t know what this challenge is all about or haven’t signed up yet (but want to), head on over to the challenge sign-up page to learn more! Even if you’d rather not join, we hope you’ll stop… Read more »


Nov 29
Bite-Sized Reviews of Sick Kids in Love, Slay, Look Both Ways, Parker Looks Up, & Missions to Mars

Bite-Sized Reviews of Sick Kids in Love, Slay, Look Both Ways, Parker Looks Up, & Missions to Mars

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  I’ve got five reviews for you today: two YA contemporaries, a MG book of contemporary short stories, a picture book and a non-fiction kids’ book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! This book shines a (glaring) spotlight on ableism. The main characters, Isabel and Sasha both have chronic illnesses that aren’t life-threatening (at least not directly) but are serious. Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis and lives in near-constant pain. She decided long ago that she didn’t want to be in a relationship—her life is just too complicated, and she knows darn well that she’s not always the most cheerful companion. But when she meets Sasha, her feelings start to change. Sasha has Gaucher Disease, an illness that puts him in the hospital often. Isabel relates to Sasha in a way she hasn’t with anyone else—he understands her, and he understands the challenges of… Read more »


Nov 28
November 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

November 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

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It’s time for the November Wrap-Up Round-Up!  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, I’ll put up a monthly wrap-up link-up post where everyone can link up their month-end posts. There are no specific requirements for what needs to be in your post, as long as you have a book blog and your wrap-up summarizes your month in some way. The round-up will include a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing. Anyone can participate in the giveaway—you won’t have to actually link up in order to participate. If you don’t already post a monthly wrap-up and want some ideas… Read more »


Nov 26
Goodreads Choice Awards and Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s: What Have I Read?

Goodreads Choice Awards and Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s: What Have I Read?

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It’s that time of year again. We’ve got the final rounds of the Goodreads Choice Awards going on now. I always like to look at the lists and see what books I’ve read or been eager to read. I saw Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books do just that, and I was inspired to write a post about it too! Then Roberta @ Utopia State of Mind posted about Paste’s 30 Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s, and I decided I had to see how my reading has stacked up against that list too! I’ll start with the Paste list. This was curated by Eric Smith and the Paste Books staff. I ADORE Eric Smith. His Twitter feed is both hilarious and informative, and if you don’t follow him, you need to. Since he was involved in creating this list, I decided I needed to see it. Here’s their list… Read more »


Nov 24
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 11/24/19

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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): Somehow I managed to get more posts up while I was on vacation than after I got back (I mean, they were scheduled ahead of time, but still). It took us till Wednesday to get all the plumbing issues dealt with, so I just didn’t manage to even think about a post until Thursday. I’m happy to say that my house is now leak-free, even if things are not completely back to normal—it will take us a while to get all the repairs done. I’m just happy to be able to take a shower! My son’s Special Olympics hockey team won… Read more »