Category: Giveaways (Ended)

Feb 13
Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway)

Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway)

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You go to a conference or book event, and there’s swag all around you, as far as the eye can see … bookmarks, lip balm, buttons, magnets, tote bags, notebooks, posters, chapter samplers, and more. Sometimes you see something utterly creative that you never even imagined could be made into swag! This sounds fantastic, unless you’re like me and you really just don’t like swag all that much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a pretty bookmark just like the rest of you. But usually when I get home from an event or big conference, I end up thinking, What am I going to DO with all this stuff?  I’ve made a vow that I’m going to be better about turning things down. But a lot of times these things were shoved at me with exuberance and I felt guilty when I said no thank you. The look on… Read more »


Feb 09
Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry: Review, Giveaway & McQuerry’s Top Ten Addictions

Between Before and After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry: Review, Giveaway & McQuerry’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 23 ★★★½

Between Before and After is a touching story of believing in the miracles of everyday life and forgiving yourself for the mistakes of your past. The story alternates between 1955 and 1918 to the early 20’s. When Molly discovers that her mother has a secret in her past that might ruin their family’s happiness, she’s determined to find out what it is. In the meantime, her uncle is being investigated by the church because he performed a miracle, and the turmoil and disbelief that this sparks turns their life even more upside down. The book follows Molly in her quest to learn the truth and flashes back to Molly’s mother’s life as a struggling orphan after the Spanish flu of 1918. I’ll confess that I’d unraveled the mystery of her mother’s past pretty much right from the start, but I still enjoyed reading Molly’s discoveries and finding out how it… Read more »


Feb 01
February 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

February 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the February monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Off to a great start, everyone! So impressed with all the incredible discussions so far, can’t wait to see what else you all come up with! The winner of our December discussion challenge giveaway was Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books! She chose Vox by Christina Dalcher! Hope you love it, Marie! 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 by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there are lots of great discussions going on! Looking for even more inspiration, or want to… Read more »


Jan 31
Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 6th Blogoversary Giveaway!

Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 6th Blogoversary Giveaway!

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That’s right, Feed Your Fiction Addiction is six years old today, and I feel like celebrating! This book blog has led to so many amazing things in my life, and I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have taken the journey with me. In the past six years, I’ve posted: Over 1508 total posts (I’ve deleted some, so it’s actually well over this number) 185 discussions 889 reviews (some of these were deleted when I changed my review policy) Over 352 giveaways 35 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions) 281 Sunday Posts (which includes pre-order deals & giveaways from around the blogosphere) 70 Top Ten Tuesdays 69 monthly wrap-up posts Also of Note: I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past four years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. And I’ve hosted the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for three years. I’ve posted a master list of Reading and Book Blogging Challenges for the past four years. I’ve… Read more »


Jan 29
One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko: Review & Giveaway

One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 16 ★★★½

One-Third Nerd is a heartwarming middle grade story about a typically atypical family just trying to get by. I say typically atypical because, let’s face it, in today’s world very few families fit the standard nuclear family mold. Liam’s parents are divorced and they struggle financially. His youngest sister has Down’s Syndrome and his other little sis is brilliant (but maybe a bit of a handful). I think that Chodenko captured the family dynamic well. None of them are perfect, but they love each other and they’re doing their best. Liam is sometimes self-conscious about his apartment and his brainy sister’s antics (she’s 100% nerd—perfect for her, but not great as far as Liam’s concerned). He’s especially concerned about how he looks to the new kid, Moses, who he thinks has it all together (especially since Moses is a superstar at tennis, Liam’s sport). To top everything off, the family… Read more »


Jan 28
January 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

January 2019 Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway

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It’s time for the January Wrap-Up Round-Up!  The December giveaway ends in a couple of days, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our January 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… Read more »


Jan 27
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry: Review & $50 Giveaway

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry: Review & $50 Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 12 ★★★★½

Oh, how I love Katie McGarry. In anyone else’s hands, I think this book would have been overdramatic and overwrought—a teenage boy with a tragic past who has always loved the girl next door, who’s dealing with abuse in her family. There’s a lot of angst here. But McGarry draws me in to her characters and makes me relate to them in such intimate ways. She makes sure that the pain in these two lives feels real, and doesn’t just feel like drama. Anyway, on to my more specific review… What Fed My Addiction: Abuse depicted realistically. The relationship between Scarlett and her father is complicated. While Scarlett hates her father’s actions and she fears him, she also has good memories of him, and those sometimes cloud her thinking. Plus, everyone else in her family seems to forgive him, so she wonders why she can’t seem to do the same—and if… Read more »


Jan 01
January 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

January 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the January monthly link-up for the 2019 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It’s a new year and that means a brand new discussion challenge. Fell behind last year? No worries, now you have a fresh start! We’re looking forward to discussing books with all of you in 2019! The winner of our November discussion challenge giveaway was Tarissa @ In the Bookcase. She chose Diving Into the Deep by Lowell Lytel. Hope you love it, Tarissa! 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 by occasionally to check out the MANY discussion posts that are being linked up here – there are lots of great… Read more »


Dec 27
December (& Year-End) Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

December (& Year-End) Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway

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It’s time for the December Wrap-Up Round-Up! Since this is the end of the year, also feel free to link up any of your year-end wrap-up posts as well! The November giveaway ends in a couple of days, so head over there for your last chance to enter! This is the link-up AND giveaway for our December/year-end 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… Read more »


Dec 14
Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder: Review & Giveaway

Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★½

KINDLE VERSION Navigating the Stars is about Terra Cotta Warriors in space. Sound weird? It is a little, but it’s also really enjoyable. What Fed My Addiction: Sci-fi that’s in-depth without being confusing. There’s a decent amount of science in this fiction, but I never felt overwhelmed or bombarded with facts. There are some basic things about the world that you have to understand—for instance, the fact that space travel essentially causes time travel and the fact that they’re universe is run by something called Q-Net, which Lyra hacks into in a very specific way called worming—but I don’t feel like you have to understand the details of how it all works in order to enjoy and appreciate the way it works. I never felt lost. The mystery of the Warriors. Usually the mystery aspect of a book like this is my least favorite part, but in this case, I was intrigued and wanted… Read more »