Personal Friday: Introducing Rocky and the Movie You Should Watch Now

October 12, 2012 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Personal
Personal Friday: Introducing Rocky and the Movie You Should Watch Now

So instead of Photo Friday, I’ve decided to call this Personal Friday because it’s always going to be a glimpse into my life. You knew the other one was going to show up at some point. This is Rocky. He’s Jackie’s brother, and he is TOTALLY awesome. Rocky is a dog masquerading as a cat – he loves to cuddle, he loves people and family, he comes and licks our faces all the time, and he has no problem being told what to do. Except when it’s dinner time – then he just wants us to feed him pronto. But […]

Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

October 12, 2012 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Format: Hardcover, 395 pages My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a beautifully told summer tale of first love, family and morals. That makes it sound pretty boring, huh? But there’s nothing boring about Samantha and Jase’s first love. We’re talking smoldering, kids. Even The Atlantic Wire has this on its list of books that are sexier than Fifty Shades of Grey Ok, synopsis: Samantha has always watched the huge, rambunctious Garrett family since they moved in. Her mom, a state senator, has always implicitly forbidden her to do so because the Garretts seem uncivilized to […]

Throwback Thursday: Running the Bases and Home Run by Paul Kropp

October 11, 2012 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Throwback Thursday: Running the Bases and Home Run by Paul Kropp

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. This week’s oldie-but-goodie is two books, both among my favorites. I just re-read them a few days ago: From Goodreads:  RUNNING THE […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Waiting on Wednesday: The Elite by Kiera Cass

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW is definitely on my must-buy-as-soon-as-it-comes-out list:  The Elite (The Selection #2) Author: Kiera Cass Expected publication date: April 23, 2013 From Goodreads:  The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection. Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with […]

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Top Ten Bookish People You Want To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Top Ten Bookish People You Want To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers.  October 9:  Top Ten Tuesday REWIND (pick a past topic that we’ve done that you missed or just want round 2 of!) When I saw this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I knew I needed to jump onto the Top Ten bandwagon fast. I’ve been wanting to blog about my favorite bookish people for awhile, and I missed the chance a couple weeks ago. But, seriously? This is half the […]

Photo Friday: Introducing Jackie

October 5, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Photo Friday: Introducing Jackie

Instead of doing a weekly meme for photos, I thought I’d just post whatever’s been happening in my life for Photo Friday. This is one of my wonderful cats, Jackie. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of her and my other cat, Rocky. They’re siblings who were found under a dumpster when they were about four days old. They’ve just turned five, and we couldn’t love them more! This is how I feel right now – like curling up somewhere cozy and hiding (with a book) – or like if I hide in a suitcase someone might whisk me away […]

Throwback Thursdays: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – review!

October 4, 2012 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Throwback Thursdays: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – review!

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. This week’s oldie-but-goodie is one I’ve mentioned several times in the last few weeks: Review: This book is part […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Waiting on Wednesday: Live Through This by Mindi Scott

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication, “can’t-wait-to-read” book is a by an author I’ve never read: Live Through This by Mindi Scott Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: October 2nd 2012  From Goodreads: From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her. Plus, she has a great […]

Giveaway & Event: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian!

October 1, 2012 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Book Events
Giveaway & Event: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian!

OK, this is a super-long post – sorry! I just got excited! On Thursday, I got to meet Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, authors of Burn for Burn. They made their first Canadian appearance at Indigo-Yorkdale here in Toronto. In celebration, I’m hosting a giveaway – check out my recap of the event and the giveaway below the cut. Me being me, the first thing I noticed was their outfits. Jenny was wearing an adorable red-and-white striped dress, and she had bright red lipstick on and her tour nails. Siobhan was wearing a black pencil skirt, a preppy-cool purple gingham […]

Stacking the Shelves: Burn for Burn, Throne of Glass and more!

September 28, 2012 / 8 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Stacking the Shelves: Burn for Burn, Throne of Glass and more!

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly book meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share the books you’ve got piling up, whether they be virtual, paper, or audio! Read on for my first Stacking the Shelves post…  For review:  Eldritch Manor by Kim Thompson – a middle-grade book about time travel, oldsters and weird things. Can’t wait to read this – thank you, Dundurn Press! Bought:  Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian – signed! Check back soon for a giveaway and more on meeting these lovely, ADORABLE ladies! Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I’d read so […]