Mar 10
Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick Post”? Let’s Discuss!

Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick Post”? Let’s Discuss!

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This post has been linked up to the Book Blog Discussion Challenge. Every once in a while, I convince myself that I have a great idea for a “quick” blog post—something that I can whip right up that won’t take me long at all. After all, the ideas are flowing and I’m feeling inspired! … Three hours later, I’m finishing up said blog post, feeling exhausted and wondering how in the heck I managed to take so darn long! Thinking about it, I’ve come up with several time-extenders that seem to get in the way of a “quick post”: Searching for gifs. How do people find so many fun and perfect gifs? I often sit for an hour staring at pages and pages of randomness trying to find that gif that says exactly what I want to say. And then a lot of times the one I end up with… Read more »


Mar 09
February Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway!

February Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway!

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I created this giveaway as a scavenger hunt to encourage people to visit people’s wrap-ups. There are entries for commenting on the wrap-up posts in the link-up. 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 (Random.org chose ten of them for the commenting portion of the giveaway). Didn’t have a chance to link up your February 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. As usual, I’m giving away a book from my giveaway/trade list. But I don’t want to leave my INT readers out, so if you’re an international reader and you win the giveaway, you can choose a book from TBD (up to a $12 value). Giveaway is open to all INT locations… Read more »


Mar 08
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliott: An Enlightening Book with Some Problematic Elements

Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliott: An Enlightening Book with Some Problematic Elements

Reviews 18 ★★

Sad Perfect sheds light on a very little-known condition: ARFID, which is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. I actually have a friend whose son has this disorder, and reading this book gave me a much deeper understanding of why her little boy is not just a “picky eater.” For that, I am very thankful. Unfortunately, there were some elements of this book that I found very problematic, and they keep me from being able to recommend it. Read on for further explanation. What Fed My Addiction: Second person narration. This book is told in a very unusual style—via second person narration. This means it’s told as though you are the main character. The first sentence of the book is “You float.” (Don’t worry, it makes sense once you get a bit of context). I wasn’t sure at first how I would feel about this narrative style, but I was intrigued, and I enjoyed it… Read more »


Mar 06
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop: Review

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop: Review

Reviews 8 ★★★★

It’s hard to believe that this is the final installment of The Others (at least as we know it—there will be future books, but this ends the Lakeside Courtyard-focused books). Meg has got to be one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, and I’m sad to see her story (and Simon’s) end. Still, Bishop gave us a fantastic send-off, so that’s cause for celebration! What Fed My Addiction: Meg’s journey. Meg has come so far since the first book in this series. She never completely lost her innocence and good-heartedness, but she is a far cry from the naive, almost childlike girl who stumbled into Lakeside Courtyard in book one. I love that in this book, Meg is looking toward a future, something she’s never been able to do before. She still fights against some of her demons (the addiction of cutting for prophesy), but she has moved to a… Read more »


Mar 05
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/5/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/5/17

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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. Last week on FYFA (and in my life): I don’t know how I let this happen, but I suddenly feel like I’m drowning in review books. I’m behind on reading them, even though I’ve been reading a ton of books. Plus, I have so many books that I have to post reviews for—I feel like I can only manage bite-sized reviews or I won’t possibly get them all done. This past week was especially hard because I was also posting wrap-ups and link-ups and … maybe I just try to do way too much. But I can’t seem to give any of it up, so I don’t see it changing… Read more »


Mar 04
Two (Free) Tools that Have Transformed My Replying and Commenting Back

Two (Free) Tools that Have Transformed My Replying and Commenting Back

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This post has been linked up to the Book Blog Discussion Challenge. In the past couple of months, I’ve been trying out two new tools that have really helped me with replying and commenting back (though there are a few drawbacks as well, which I’ll tell you about). I’ve been using the Comment Not Yet Replied To plugin (which, obviously, only works for WordPress self-hosted blogs) and Pocket, a tool that allows you to save. I thought I’d share how I’ve been using these two tools in conjunction with each other, and it’s made me so much more organized! (If you know me, you know this is quite an accomplishment!) By the way, this isn’t a marketing post or anything—I don’t get anything if you use these. (I know my title seems kind of “markety”—I was going to change it but I liked the slanty “Transformed” and I didn’t end… Read more »


Mar 02
The Burning World by Isaac Marion: Review

The Burning World by Isaac Marion: Review

Reviews 12 ★★★★

It’s taken years for us to get a sequel to Warm Bodies, but it was worth the wait. This book feels very different than the first book—more adult somehow (Julie turns 20 during the book, but it’s more the tone of the book that I’m referring to than the ages of the characters). In this sequel, R is learning how to be human again, and struggling against remembering his past life. He doesn’t want to dwell on the past. He just wants to move forward with Julie and help the other zombies crawl back to the world of the living. But the past won’t completely let him go, and his avoidance is making it harder for him to re-humanize. Plus, Julie and R learn that there are sinister forces at work in their world—forces that will derail the progress they’ve made if they let it. What Fed My Addiction: Becoming… Read more »


Mar 01
March Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

March Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

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Welcome to the March monthly link-up for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! The Discussion Challenge has had an incredibly strong start. We’ve already had almost 150 discussions posted this year! Let’s keep it up! The winner of our January discussion challenge link-up was Michelle from Faerie Fits. She chose a pre-order of A Court of Wings and Ruin (which is, ironically, the same book that our November 2016 winner chose). It will be headed to your door in May, Michelle! 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’s lots of great discussions going… Read more »


Feb 28
February Wrap-Up

February Wrap-Up

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  My Goings On in February: I celebrated my 43rd birthday and my 4th blogoversary! I binge-watched The Fosters (total guilty-pleasure TV) and some of Season 3 of The 100. The kids finished up their swim team season, and we have a bit of a break (about six weeks). Nice to have some breathing room. This month was tough emotionally (Actually, the past two months have been). We had two family deaths recently, one that was a shock and under rather unpleasant circumstances. Then a friend from church passed away (after a long battle from cancer) and one of my best friends is moving across the country this week. Oh, and I spend 99% of my time fighting with my 14-year-old over schoolwork and his declining grades. (Okay, not actually, but some days it feels that way—he can’t just have a conversation about any of it. It always devolves into multiple-hour… Read more »


Feb 27
February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the February Wrap-Up Round-Up! The January Wrap-Up giveaway is being hosted right here on FYFA. This is your last chance to enter so make sure you head over there! This is the link-up for our February 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.   Then, one week later, I’ll create a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end link-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.   I… Read more »