Nov 29
November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up

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It’s time for the November Wrap-Up Round-Up! The October giveaway ends tonight, so this is your last chance to enter! For September, the winner was Danielle H., and we’re reading The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Watch for that dual review coming sometime in early December. This is the link-up 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.   Then, one week later, I’ll create a giveaway that encourages people to visit YOUR month end wrap-ups, giving entries for commenting and/or sharing.   Anyone… Read more »


Nov 26
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17

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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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I hope those of you in the US enjoyed Thanksgiving. We had a nice holiday at home—my mom and dad were here, but since my mom is pretty much always here, it barely felt like company. Makes for a relaxed holiday. I’ve been working steadily away on my NaNo novel and am pretty much right on track, despite not getting much writing done on Thanksgiving. Even though I didn’t get many words in that day, I feel like I made a major breakthrough with my main character that day. I had been struggling with whether or not to leave… Read more »


Nov 25
When It Might Be Time to Change Your Blog Name… Let’s Discuss!

When It Might Be Time to Change Your Blog Name… Let’s Discuss!

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First off, nope, I’m not planning on changing the name of my blog. I’ve been very happy with the title Feed Your Fiction Addiction. (The only complaint I have is that it’s long—but that’s okay.) But, this week I spent a little time procrastinating cleaning up my Bloglovin’ feed (I went through and deleted the hundreds of inactive blogs I was following and also organized the blogs I kept into a better folder system). While I was doing this, I realized something … lots of book bloggers have changed their reading (and therefore blogging) habits over time. This makes perfect sense, right? But it can cause a little bit of weirdness if you named your blog based on your reading tastes and then you start reading something else most the time. Which led me to this mostly inane post. It might be time to change your blog name if …… Read more »


Nov 21
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi: A Disturbingly Dark Middle Grade Read

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi: A Disturbingly Dark Middle Grade Read

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My thirteen-year-old daughter and I both loved Furthermore—she read it first and immediately asked if and when there would be a sequel. So, I was delighted when I got a copy of Whichwood at ALA Annual earlier this year. I couldn’t wait to tell her! But something odd happened: I handed her the book and she took it eagerly—but the next day she reported that she wasn’t interested in reading it. As is typical with my kids, I could get no explanation from her, just “Eh, I flipped through it and I don’t think I’d like it.” Of course, I tried to remind her how much she loved the first book, but to my displeasure, she never did pick the book up again. I was mystified … Until I read the book myself. This book is not my daughter’s cup of tea, and I fear that will be the case for a… Read more »


Nov 19
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/19/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/19/17

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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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I’m pretty much back on track with NaNo this week. I still have a little bit to make up but not enough to stress about. I still don’t expect to actually finish the novel by the end of November, but I should get my 50,000 words in and have enough momentum to keep going! Of course, keeping up with NaNo has made it hard for me to stay on top of reading and blogging, so sorry if I’ve been scarce this week! (And that’s the main reason this post is going up so late today!) Here’s what you may… Read more »


Nov 18
Bite-Sized Reviews of The November Girl, Haven, and The Magic Misfits

Bite-Sized Reviews of The November Girl, Haven, and The Magic Misfits

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I’ve got three bite-sized reviews today. Two YA and a MG. My mom did the review of November Girl for me. (I plan to read it too since she really enjoyed it, but I’m swamped right now.) I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction!     This is the story of Hector and Anda, an abused teenage half-Korean, half-black boy who feels he doesn’t fit in with the people around him and a mysterious girl who lives on Isle Royale year-round, even when everyone else leaves for the winter. First, let me say I was impressed with the way the author was able to draw my attention and make me interested in the story from the very beginning. I didn’t read the blurb before I read the book, so for me the story was more of a mystery than it would have been if I ‘d… Read more »


Nov 17
Introducing My 2017 NaNoWriMo Novel

Introducing My 2017 NaNoWriMo Novel

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I was really wishy-washy about whether or not I was going to do NaNoWriMo this year. On the one hand, I really need to finish editing my book from last year because I want to start querying agents (I went to a writing conference at the beginning of November and got some really valuable information on what I need to fix). But editing is sort of agonizing work, and I’ve realized that most authors edit and work on a new book at the same time for exactly this reason. You actually sometimes need to take a break from editing to write and vice versa. Of course, I haven’t really managed to do much switching back and forth—I’m basically just hanging on at this point, trying to get my words in for NaNo! I did NaNoWriMo in 2014 and technically “won” (wrote my 50,000 words), but I didn’t come anywhere close… Read more »


Nov 15
Serial Box: A New Way to Read? My Thoughts on The Fisher of Bones and ReMade…

Serial Box: A New Way to Read? My Thoughts on The Fisher of Bones and ReMade…

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Serial Box has a new strategy for reading that I find intriguing. They’re basically releasing books in a serial format that is modeled after TV. Each week a new “episode” comes out— a chapter of the book that they say can typically be read in about 45 minutes or so. The idea isn’t completely new—it sort of reminds me of how I used to read stories in the sci-fi magazine I got when I was younger, with each piece of the story coming out in the latest magazine. And some novels are published in a serialized manner too. But the idea of weekly episodes and a site where you can read multiple serialized stories seems unique to me. I’ll confess that I’m torn about the idea. On the one hand, I tend to lose interest in even TV when I have to wait a week between episodes. I binge watch… Read more »


Nov 12
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/12/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/12/17

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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. This past week on FYFA (and in my life): I’m falling behind on NaNo already!! Yikes! Help! I love my book concept, but I’ve finished up the first act, and I’m having trouble figuring out where to go to get me to the third. Plus, I feel like maybe I’m trying to smush too many things into this one? I need inspiration! (Think I need to binge watch some TV—seriously, I think it might help!) Anyway, besides NaNo, we had a sort of rough week in our household, and I’m kind of glad it’s over. Moving on to happier days… Here’s what you may have missed on the… Read more »


Nov 11
October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist)

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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 Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (which I just finally got sent out to her—sorry, Danielle!). Watch for our dual review, which will be coming soon. (She needs time to read the book first!) The Link-Up Check out the October  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 September 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… Read more »