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 […]

TIFF 2012: Review of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

September 27, 2012 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Movies, Personal
TIFF 2012: Review of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

I haven’t had a chance to blog about books in awhile because real life is getting in the way. Real life including the three movies I recently saw at the Toronto International Film Festival! So, lucky you, you get a few movie mini-reviews before I get back to our regularly scheduled YA features: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Look, if you like Shakespeare, you should totally watch this movie. If you don’t like Shakespeare? You should still totally watch this movie. If you’re a Whedon fan? You should DEFINITELY watch this movie. This is Joss Whedon and Shakespeare stripped […]

Dear blog…

September 27, 2012 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal

…I apologize for ignoring you. I have been very busy at my day job, making money so that I can buy books to read and review for you. I have also been very busy learning many copy-editing skills so that I can maybe, possibly get a job in publishing where I can spend lots of time reading more books, and then posting on you. I have been even more busy trying to figure out ways to save money for my upcoming wedding and homeownership so that I can have a house with bookshelves to fill with books that I’ve reviewed. In […]

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

September 14, 2012 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Review: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare was one of the 2012 releases I was most looking forward to. Unfortunately, I felt that its peculiar structure and its pacing made it a confusing and frustrating read. Plot: Ella Marino is a smart, sassy, 16-year old who is interested in art and art history. In particular, she’s obsessed with Edward Willing, a post-Impressionist artist who was the nephew of the lady who founded her school, the Willing School. Ella comes from a large Italian family […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

September 12, 2012 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

  “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 the third book in the Heist Society series! Author: Ally Carter Edition: Hardcover, 304 pages Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Publication Date: February 5, 2012 From the author’s website: Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of lovable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families […]

Currently Reading…a few thoughts on Possession by A.S. Byatt

September 11, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature
Currently Reading…a few thoughts on Possession by A.S. Byatt

Hi y’all – sorry I’ve been so remiss in posting reviews lately. I’ve been really busy getting my schedule organized and haven’t had a moment to work on my blog. But rest assured, I’m still here, and I’m still working on my Fall TBR list! Just so you know what I’m working on, I’ve got a new feature called “Currently Reading” that I’m introducing to the blog. This will be a once-in-awhile meme that I’ll post when I’m behind on reading and don’t have time to do a full review. It will feature a book I’m currently reading and a […]