Category: Blogging Life

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

I’m woefully behind, you guys, and I hope you’re still with me. Between summer and baby and nursery planning, friends and family, I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging. I’ve been reading steadily, but very lazy about posting. That’s why ARC August is, as always, a way for me to catch up and try to get my anticipated books and reviews up for the fall. Let me just say this: I’ve only done ARC August once before and I pretty much failed immediately. But sometimes, the journey is not about the destination. It’s about setting goals and just having them, […]

Big Announcement…and What’s Coming Up for Mostly YA Lit!

Big Announcement…and What’s Coming Up for Mostly YA Lit!

Yes, it’s true. I’m so excited to let you guys know that I’m pregnant! Evan and I are expecting a baby in December! It’s been a wild and long journey to get to this point. The whole process of getting pregnant took us over two years, a lot of heartache, tears, love, support, and science. More on that in a second if you’re interested. You may have noticed that things have been quieter on Mostly YA Lit in the last few months (or you might not have, in which case, please carry on). That’s definitely because the first trimester of being […]

Blog Hiatus | #TiffinNYC!

Blog Hiatus | #TiffinNYC!

Hello friends! Just dropping in to let you know about my blog hiatus! I’ll be at Book Expo in New York City for the next week and I’m probably not going to get any posts up. If you’re looking to follow my adventures, be sure to follow #TiffatBookExpo17 as well as my regular Twitter and Instagram feeds. I’ll be posting as much as I can! Also, if you’re going to New York this week, and you see me, please say hi! I would love to chat with you! I’ll be at Blogbound on Wed night, and wandering the floor at Book […]

January 2017 Uppercase Box | Book Subscription Box Review!

January 2017 Uppercase Box | Book Subscription Box Review!

Hi all, I’ve got something really special for you today – a review of the January 2017 Uppercase Box! When founder Lisa Parkin reached out to me asking if I would review her book subscription box for the next few months, I jumped at the chance. Uppercase Box is a YA exclusive book subscription box. In each box, you get: A new hardcover YA book The book will be signed, or there will be a signed bookplate Signed Book or Bookplate Signed by the Author 1-2 exclusive and custom bookish items The Uppercase Reading Experience with exclusive content for that […]

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

Ok, so 2016? Not a great year. And yet, there were some pretty great books published this year, so I’m here today with Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s End of Year Bookish Survey! Read on for my stats and favourites – and let me know if yours correlate. Also, if you want to win one of my fave books this year, check out my best of 2016 post for an international giveaway! 2016 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 92 and I just started two! I made my Goodreads challenge! Number of Re-Reads: 12. I’m not very good at tracking re-reads, but this […]

I DON’T Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie | Bookish Confessions #1

I DON’T Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie | Bookish Confessions #1

Bookish Confessions is a new feature on Mostly YA Lit. Inspired by The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt on blogging confessions, I realized I had so many bookish or blogger confessions that I needed more time to explore them all. Once every two weeks, I’ll share one shameful truth about me as a reader, blogger and booklover. Ready? Let’s go! Yup, it’s true. I don’t like big books, and I cannot lie. I know I’m supposed to be like, “Yay, big tomes! Yay, more words! Yay, more of living in this book’s world!” I am, after all, […]

#TiffTakesAsia | Blog Hiatus (Sorta)

August 31, 2016 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal
#TiffTakesAsia | Blog Hiatus (Sorta)

blog hiatus  aka #tifftakesasia Hi guys, if you follow me on social media, you know that #TiffTakesAsia is happening TODAY.  Yes, that’s right, as you read this, I am probably on a plane with my husband, headed to Hong Kong to see my family, followed by Taipei and Tokyo! But not to worry, even though I’m gone, the blog is not. You’ll still be seeing reviews on Mostly YA Lit for some of fall’s hottest titles, starting with Leave Me by Gayle Forman (this week!). I won’t be doing any memes while I’m gone, though, and I won’t super responsive on […]

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m taking a few liberties with this week’s #TopTenTuesday topic, which is books we’re looking forward to for the back half of 2016. In the wake of what happened in Orlando on Sunday, and the scary and sometimes completely incomprehensible violence around us, I thought I’d use this week’s #TTT to highlight some recent and upcoming books that promote inclusivity, diversity, and compassion, especially for the LGBTQ community. For me, the book community is a place where everyone is welcome and tolerated, whether you’re a geek or a nerd, a white person, a person of color, an introvert or an extrovert, […]

I’m Readathoning!

April 23, 2016 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal
I’m Readathoning!

Hi all, today I’m participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! This is my first time and I’m nervous and excited. Check back here for my updates as things go on. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it through 24 hours, but I’ll definitely try for at least 16. So here we go! —– Intro Meme – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Toronto, Ontario, Canada! 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Here’s my stack: I’m currently reading The Raven King. Will be starting […]

Things I’m Swooning Over | Lately…on Mostly YA Lit

Things I’m Swooning Over | Lately…on Mostly YA Lit

Lately…on Mostly YA Lit is a new feature where I talk about things I’m watching, reading, loving or doing lately. Inspired by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s “New to the Queue” feature, Lately…will be my catch-all personal blogging feature where I tell you a little about my life at the moment. Hello all! Today I’m doing a special post on things I’m swooning over lately – whether it’s book boy/girlfriends, TV, webseries, and more. The impetus for this post? My #OTSPSecretSister! If you don’t know about the On The Same Page Secret Sister Project, it’s a essentially a penpal project […]