Category: Blogging Life

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 […]

#Loveathon 2016: Getting to Know You (and Me!)

#Loveathon 2016: Getting to Know You (and Me!)

Hi guys, for the next two days, I’m participating in #Loveathon, which is a celebration of bloggers and blogging and our community! It’s hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish & Mel of The Daily Prophecy, all of whom are amazing bloggers. For the first task, we had to answer this questionnaire about ourselves, so here we go! Loveathon 2016: Questionnaire 1. What’s your name? Tiff Ing 2. Where in the world are you blogging from? Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? I took the plunge […]

5 Bookish Resolutions For 2016 | #TopTenTuesday

5 Bookish Resolutions For 2016 | #TopTenTuesday

Guys, I’m not a resolution maker. I used to be, but I decided a few years ago that I was crap at New Year’s resolutions, so I stopped. But this year I really do have bookish resolutions for 2016. Ten is pushing it, so I’m sharing with you 5 bookish/blogging goals for the next year. Request Fewer ARCs – I’m not quite doing a Picky Pledge, but one of my goals this year is to scale back on review books and try to tackle my TBR. I’m still going to be doing a lot of early reviewing, but I’m tired […]