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Mar 27
In Her Skin by Kim Savage: Review & Giveaway

In Her Skin by Kim Savage: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 24 ★★★★

What a twisty ride this book was! Kim Savage knows how to take you on a journey with her books—and you’re not always sure you’re going to end up somewhere pretty. That was definitely the case with this one. What Fed My Addiction: Life hijack. I don’t know what it is, but I’m always fascinated by stories where the main character takes over someone else’s life. In this case, Jo sees an opportunity to pretend to be Vivienne, a girl who was kidnapped from an affluent family years ago. Since Vivi’s parents died, Jo thinks she can convince their close friends to believe that she’s Vivienne and that she’s escaped from her kidnapper after years of being hidden away. Not so smart plan. Jo isn’t nearly as smart as she thinks she is, and things start to go wrong pretty early on.  Sometimes it might bother me to have a main character… Read more »


Mar 08
February 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

February 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 0

I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Danielle H. She chose for us to read The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre, which I’ll be picking up as my next read! The Link-Up Check out the February wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has gotten a really positive response and it’s helping me get through my TBR, so I’m sticking with it. Instead of giving away books that I’ve… Read more »


Mar 02
Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway

Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway

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This past Sunday, my mom and I got to attend the Children’s Literature Breakfast hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop. This is the first time I’ve gone to this event, and I was excited to see what it was all about! KEYNOTES: Peter H. Reynolds – Peter introduced us to his newest children’s book The Word Collector, which is all sorts of adorable and inspired by the fact that he’s been keeping lists of words that he loves in journals for many years. Lena Roy & Charlotte Jones Voiklas – These two shared excerpts from their biography of their grandmother, Madeleine L’Engle (Becoming Madeleine) and also shared some sweet stories of growing up with her. One thing that was interesting to hear was how L’Engle’s voice in her childhood journals matched with the woman they knew (much later in life, obviously). L’Engle had a strong personality and a dream for her writing… Read more »


Mar 01
March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway

March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway

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Welcome to the March monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Since February is a short month, it always feels like it goes by in a flash—it’s hard to believe it’s already March! The Discussion Challenge has been going strong. I hope you’ve all been visiting as many of the linked discussions as you can—if you’re not, you’re missing out. The winner of our January discussion challenge link-up was Jessica @ a GREAT read. She won a 2018 pre-order and chose Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett! Enjoy your read, Jessica!! 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… Read more »


Feb 14
A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)

A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)

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Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Or at least it should be. If you need a little more love in your life (and don’t we all?), then you’ve come to the right place. I may not be able to fix you up with Mr. Right, but I can get you together with a few classic love stories that will brighten your day considerably. When Macmillan contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their Collector’s Library, I thought, “Sure, why not? I’d love to add a few more classics to my collection.” But I had no idea how much I would LOVE these books! Seriously, when I opened the box, I squealed with joy and my family was laughing at my excitement. The books are exquisite, with gold leafed edges and ribbon bookmarks, but they’re also adorable because they’re so small. I took a picture with… Read more »


Feb 10
January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up 2

I created this giveaway to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. Last month’s winner was Megan K. She chose for us to read Truthwitch. Again, I’m running late this month, but I’m going to be picking up the book soon! The Link-Up Check out the January wrap-up posts in the linky below. These are the posts that can be used for the giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to link up your wrap-up post? That’s okay—you can still link up until the giveaway is over! An InLinkz Link-up The giveaway is open to everyone! You don’t have to link up to the wrap-up round-up to be eligible. The Make Me Read It Giveaway This giveaway has gotten a really positive response and it’s helping me get through my TBR, so I’m sticking with it. Instead of giving away books that I’ve already read,… Read more »


Feb 08
By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell: Review, Giveaway & Questell’s Top Ten Addictions

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell: Review, Giveaway & Questell’s Top Ten Addictions

Author Top Ten Lists, Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 20 ★★★★

Buy Links: Who doesn’t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don’t know what it is about a traveling circus or carnival, but I just love this setting. There’s already such a sense of awe and wonder there that it works really well for a fantastical story. Plus, they’re a little creepy (I think I always think back to Something Wicked This Way Comes), which works well for this story. Emmaline’s curse. The curse itself is, again, creepy in all the best ways. Emmaline is turned into something along the lines of a living puppet. She’s solid, her senses are dulled, and she’s suddenly living a sort of shadow life. There was a lot to play with here, and Questell does it well. You couldn’t help but feel sorry for Emmaline as… Read more »


Feb 01
February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the February monthly link-up for the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! It’s a new year! Which means a new year of discussing books with all of you! We’re excited to welcome new challenge members AND to welcome back those of you who are joining us once again. Looking forward to a fantastic year! The winner of our December discussion challenge link-up was Krysta @ Pages Unbound. She won any book she wished for, and chose The Song of Glory and Ghost by N. D. Wilson. Hope you love it, Krysta! 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… Read more »


Jan 31
It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!

It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!

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That’s right, Feed Your Fiction Addiction is 5 years old today, and honestly I couldn’t be prouder. Blogging has become such a huge part of my life—I’m so glad I’ve gotten to share it with you! In the past five years, I’ve posted: Over 1436 total posts (I’ve deleted spotlights from my early years, so it’s actually well over this number) 154 discussions 633 review posts (that’s the number of posts, not actually the number of books reviewed) 292 giveaways 33 author top ten lists (mostly authors’ top ten addictions) 233 Sunday Posts (& Giveaways Galore!) 64 Top Ten Tuesdays 66 monthly wrap-up posts Also of Note: I’ve co-hosted the Book Blog Discussion Challenge for the past three years with Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight. And I’ve hosted the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up for two years. I’ve posted a master list of Reading and Book Blogging Challenges for the past three years. I’ve attended MANY bookish events, including BEA (twice), ALA, and RT, not to… Read more »


Jan 22
Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 44 ★★★★½

Say You’ll Remember Me is just what I’ve come to expect to Katie McGarry. It’s the type of contemporary that makes me laugh and makes me cry and leaves me truly thinking about all the complexities of the themes. These are my favorite types of contemporaries! What Fed My Addiction: Elle’s Complex family dynamics. Elle’s family life is complicated, to say the least. But I love that McGarry doesn’t give us straight-up villainous, controlling parents. At so many points through the book, they show that they truly care about Elle and think that they’re looking out for her best interests. They pressure her into a lot of things, but they really do try to give her a choice, at least from their perspective—they sit down with her and talk to her about her role on the campaign and ask if she’s okay with it. It’s not that they don’t give her a… Read more »