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 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight! Hope you’re all doing well and taking care of yourselves. Sometimes, I think bookish stuff is a good form of self-care, which we still need to remember. Hopefully this challenge will give you a fun outlet to do so. ♥♥ The winner of our December discussion challenge link-up was Wendy @ The Falconer’s Library. She chose Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, which looks super cute! 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… Read more »


Jan 31
Bite-Sized Reviews of RoseBlood, Frost and The Glittering Court

Bite-Sized Reviews of RoseBlood, Frost and The Glittering Court

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I have quite a few reviews I need to catch up on, so I thought I’d do another installment of bite-sized reviews and knock a few of them out. Hopefully these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I don’t know why, but I BARELY made it through this book. I just wasn’t engaged and nothing happened. Until the end of the book, literally almost nothing interesting (in my opinion) happened. It was all Thorn creepily watching Rune and Rune worrying about a boy she hurt with her magical opera voice. I nearly DNF’d at 50% but I was curious how it ended up, so I skim-read the second half, only reading carefully when something exciting happened. I did a lot of skim-reading. Lots of my friends enjoyed this book, so maybe it was just me? I simply couldn’t connect to it, though I will say that… Read more »


Jan 29
New York Nights by C.J. Duggan – Review

New York Nights by C.J. Duggan – Review

Reviews 6 ★★★

Purchase Links AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS This was my first foray into Duggan’s Heart of the City Series, which features Australian protagonists heading out into the big, wide world. I’ve always loved the way that Duggan can capture an atmosphere, and she does that so well with New York, just as she does with her Australian settings. The synopsis sums this book up really well, so I’m going to jump straight into my review.  What Fed My Addiction: Sarah’s fascination with New York City. I really loved discovering New York City through Sarah’s eyes. She had a wonderful outsider’s perspective, and Duggan captured both the hustle and bustle and the beauty of the city well. Sarah visited several iconic spots, and it was fun to see her explore the city—and then document it via her art. Baby Grace. I enjoyed all of the… Read more »


Jan 29
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/29/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/29/17

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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): Not much new to report this week. I’ve been trying to figure out scheduling for next year’s homeschool co-op classes (Yikes! We have to plan things early!) and get some other school things sorted out. Actually, that reminds me—If you have a chance, could you hop over to some of my Blogging 101 students’ blogs and leave them a quick comment? It would seriously make their day (actually, more like their week!) to get some visitors besides each other. 🙂  I’m finding this class is harder to teach than I was expecting because they all have different types of blogs… Read more »


Jan 27
Recap of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark Event

Recap of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark Event

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  Last week I had the opportunity to attend a Veronica Roth event at a local bookstore called The Book Stall. I had somehow missed the initial announcements about the event, so I didn’t realize it was happening until the day of—that meant I wasn’t pre-registered and wasn’t eligible to win the opportunity to meet her, but I was still glad that I went to the event to see the interview. (100 people won that chance out of the roughly 250 people who attended.) It was fun to see her in person and I still got an autographed copy of the book. Here are some fun details: Veronica was interviewed by Sarah Enni of the podcast First Draft. They seemed to know each other well, which made the interview feel more like a fun chat between friends than a super-scripted interview! The event was started with a fun game of… Read more »


Jan 25
Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 14 ★★★★

Once again, Jill Shalvis gives us memorable friendships, a steamy romance, witty banter and slightly broken protagonists who are just doing their best to keep it all together—sometimes successfully. The result is a romance that’s easy to connect to and a lot of fun.  What Fed My Addiction: A past connection. Just like in the last two books in the series (or, at least, the book and novella—I still need to get my hands on the first book and read it), the two main characters have a connection that stems from the distant past. In this case, we learn right away that Archer saved Elle in some way when she was sixteen, but the details of what happened unfold throughout the book (so I won’t spoil them!)—all we know for sure is that Elle and Archer have a complicated past and their feelings about that past hold them back from jumping into… Read more »


Jan 24
January Wrap-Up Round-Up

January Wrap-Up Round-Up

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It’s time for the January Wrap-Up Round-Up! The December Wrap-Up giveaway is being hosted right here on FYFA. There’s still time to enter so make sure you head over there! This is the link-up for our January wrap-up posts. (Feel free to link up both if you do both.) 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… Read more »


Jan 23
Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 18 ★★★★★

I’m telling you right now, Katie McGarry’s writing is downright addictive. This third book in the Thunder Road Series had me completely captivated from start to finish and there was no way I could put it down. Seriously, this is the type of book that gives my blog its name because I found myself falling deeper and deeper into the story and completely ignoring all those real world things that were calling for my attention. They just had to wait.  What Fed My Addiction: Violet and Chevy. It helped a lot that I was invested in the romance between Violet and Chevy from page one—they were featured heavily enough in the first two books in the series that I was already rooting for them before I even picked up the book. And I wasn’t let down. The strong bond between these two characters is palpable, and their love and desire for each… Read more »


Jan 22
Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/22/17

Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 1/22/17

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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): The highlight of this past week is that I got to go to an event for Veronica Roth’s newest book, Carve the Mark. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to meet her afterward (100 people won the opportunity to stay behind and get their books personalized, but I didn’t know about the event in time to pre-register, so I wasn’t even in the running). Still, the interview was fun and I’m excited to read the book now! I’ll try to post a recap this coming week. Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week: Top Ten Hidden Gems of… Read more »


Jan 21
One More Reading Challenge for 2017: Bookopoly

One More Reading Challenge for 2017: Bookopoly

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I wasn’t planning on signing up for more challenges, but this one was just too much fun to pass up! Hannah over at Broc’s Bookcase put together this adorable Bookopoly Reading Challenge for 2017! It’s taken me awhile to get my ducks in a row and actually sign up because this one takes a little more brain power than some other challenges (actually, the more I’ve looked it over, it really doesn’t, but I had it in my head that it would)—but I’m excited to be doing it now! Seriously, people, how awesome is this challenge board? (Make sure you check out the bigger version on the Bookopoly Reading Challenge page) My goal is to fill up this WHOLE board! ‘Cause why not? I can do it!! What challenges are you excited about in 2017?