FLYLēF’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration + Giveaway!

FLYLeF turns 3

Lonna @ FLYLēF is celebrating her 3rd blogiversary and I am so happy to be a part of her celebration tour. Lonna and I have been co-hosting the Comment Challenge since 2016 and I cannot express how grateful I am to have her as a partner. I feel like we’re a match made in heaven and that we play off one another really well. I cannot think of a better co-host to have. So, thank you, Lonna, for being an amazing blogger, co-host, and friend.

I’ve answered a fun Q&A for this tour, which you can check out below. Lonna is also graciously hosting a giveaway in celebration of her blogiversary. You can find all the info about said giveaway at the end of this post. But first, a little note from Lonna:

Greetings Lovely Visitors,

Welcome to my 3rd anniversary celebration! I’m thrilled, and quite honestly a bit shocked, that I have been able to follow my passion for this long. To celebrate, an amazing group of bloggers and I have planned fun discussion posts for you to enjoy, all centered around the theme…


Please make sure to visit them to read their unique perspectives on this theme.


PS. There is an treat for you at the end of this post. Enjoy!


Lonna has put together a fun Q&A surrounding the topic of books. I had so much fun answering these questions.

 What was the first book you remember reading/being read? 

This is where I wish I had a better memory, but the books I remember most clearly are the Goosebumps books and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Yes, I was that kid.

 What is your favorite book of all time? 

Why must this question be so hard? Like most bookworms, I would say that I don’t have one favorite book. I have a shelf on Goodreads entitled “Beloved Books” and it currently houses 100 titles. If pressed, I would probably name Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Anna-Marie McLemore’s When the Moon Was Ours, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones, Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes and on and on.

 Which book has left the most lasting impression on you? 

There have been so many books that have made a lasting impression on me. In the last year however, I’d have to mention Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X, and Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not.

 Which book have you read most frequently? 

I’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice about half a dozen times, which is the most that I have for any other book.

 What books are on your bedside table at the moment? 

I like to keep my TBR books on separate shelves, so I don’t have a stack of books next to my bed. That’s probably best, it would probably fall on top of me if I had them stacked next to me.

 Name one book/author that you really can’t stand? 

Haha, I feel like this is a trap question. There are a few…

 What type of books do you like reading most? 

As much as I love world-building, I love character-driven novels even more. I love getting into the mind-set of characters because I don’t want to just read a book, I want to experience it.

 If you were given the money to buy a book today, what book would you buy? 

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Yesika Salgado’s Corazón. I almost bought it the other day when I was at Barnes & Noble.

 Where’s your favorite place to read? 

Anywhere that’s quiet and I’m alone.

 Which character in a book do you think is most like you? 

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a character that felt entirely like me, but there are a few characters that I see my younger self and current self in. These include Lara Jean from Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Nora from Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn, and Xiomara from Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X.

 Which character in a book would you most like to be? 

I’m not sure I’d like to be any characters, but I think it would be pretty interesting to at least spend a day in a character’s shoes. Perhaps I’d like to know what it would be like to be an assassin working out of a nunnery like Ismae from Robin LaFever’s Grave Mercy.

 What book do you plan to read next?

I will probably pick up Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not Coming or Sandhya Menon’s From Twinkle, with Love.

 Which literary character would you most like to have a ‘significant relationship’ with?

I would love to be bffs with Dimple from Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi. I think she’s amazing and I would tease her incessantly about Rishi.


❖ May 16th – The Obscure World
❖ May 16th – Rainy Days and Pajamas
❖ May 22nd – Lisa Loves Literature
❖ May 25th – Utopia State of Mind
❖ May 26th – On Honey Suckle Hill
❖ May 27th – Books of a Shy Girl
❖ May 30th – A Kernel of Nonsense


Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to get to know me. I’m quite a closed book actually — shy and all things timid — except when it comes to…well, books of course!

I’m the creative mind behind FLYLēF (pronounced like flyleaf) who enjoys reading late into the night to satisfy my insatiable addiction to mostly young adult and adult novels: romance (contemporary and historical), fantasy, and paranormal (especially vampires). I believe in the magic of spellbinding words coming together to build breathtaking worlds in our minds’ eyes. Happiness is just a book away, find it with me.

I’m also the owner of Ink Furie (that’s a whole nother story, but if you like calligraphy…), host of FLYTIP and Book of Choice Giveaway Hop, and co-host of The Comment Challenge.

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11 thoughts on “FLYLēF’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration + Giveaway!

  1. I really enjoyed reading your answers to this! I’m so happy to find Jane Austen and Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows in your favorites. ❤ And I completely agree with you on loving great world-building, but loving character-driven novels even more.

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      1. Ohh that’s actually the perfect way to put it. If world-building is sparse, I might still end up liking the book, but if the characters are flat & I don’t care about them, I just won’t get invested in the book.


  2. Hi Alicia, I am so (insert heart eyes) with our friendship. This blogging world has introduced me to few bloggers like you–your reviews are thoughtful, your co-host talents are second to none–and I just feel so blessed to have come to know you. I’m looking forward to our friendship blossoming. XOXO, ~L [P.S. We’ll always share Six of Crows. Inej, Inej… :D]

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  3. Fun interview! One of the books I’ve probably read the most would The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I also really want to be best friends with Charlie. As for book characters that are like me? Hmm…I always say I’m a bit of a mix between Hermione and Luna from the HP series.


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