Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Busy week here in the Hewitt household. Our homeschool co-op is now underway, where I teach three classes – Acting, Musical Theatre (which is more of a kids’ choir with a play), and 5th/6th Grade Writing. Plus, I started in on an edit for Alyssa’s Redemption by Karly Morgan. My husband and I have also started binge watching The Walking Dead, and I am hooked!
Here’s what you may have missed last week:
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway – Still time to enter to win any book that features diversity (Anyone can enter – you didn’t have to link up a post to be eligible for the giveaway).
- Top Ten Series I’ve Failed to Finish
- Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (review)
- Is it Ever Okay to Judge? – Let’s Discuss
- Bite Sized Reviews of What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick, The Iron Trial by Holly Black, I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios and The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Next week on FYFA:
- What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (review) – I was planning on reviewing this one last week, but then just had to review Truest, so I pushed this one back a week.
- Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales (review)
- Undivided by Neal Shusterman – Because I promised myself I’d finish this series and so I put it in my calendar for next week! (Better get reading)
- Let’s Discuss – something bookish 🙂
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Jessica over at Rabid Reads recaps the fun of DragonCon!!
- Jeann at Happy Indulgence tells us about Love YA Festival with Cassandra Clare & Holly Black!
- Karen over at Kissin’ Blue Karen talks about the Worst Reasons for Reading and The Worst Reasons I Ever Bought/Read a Book (a fun, gif-filled post!).
- Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide, Alyssa at Books Take You Places and Amy at Tripping Over Books are hosting a fun event called Fortnight of Fright!
- Lory at Emerald City Book Review is also hosting an event called Witch Week!
- Wendy over at Falconer’s Library shows us her awesome bookish fortune tellers that she uses in her classroom. I love them!!
- Cynthia at Bingeing on Books has a thought-provoking post on self-censorship!
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up and Giveaway -Link up those September discussion posts and enter the giveaway!
- The Body Institute by Carol Riggs (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $25 gift card!
- The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly (review & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win lots of prizes!
- Stepping Stones by Kacey Vanderkarr (excerpt & giveaway) – Still time to enter to win a $20 gift card and swag pack!
- Get Real by Tellulah Darling – Still plenty of time for the pre-order giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
There are tons of giveaways going on around the blogosphere!
- Shannon at It Starts at Midnight is giving away an ARC of The Rose Society by Marie Lu, a book mentioned during her Shattering Stigmas event AND a hardcover copy of Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett!
- Book Briefs is hosting the tour for Persuasion by Martina Boone and there’s a fun scavenger hunt style giveaway!
- Literary Meanderings is giving you a chance to win one of 5 Copies of Leah Scheier’s YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR.
- Tonya over at After Hours at Lilybloombooks is giving away an ebook copy of any book she read in August (including Summer Haikus, which is a book I edited that I’m so excited she loved!)
- The Donor Blog Tour is giving away a Donor swag pack filled With SWAG and a signed book!
- The Social Potato is giving away TWO Preorders of Selected 2016 Titles.
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
I really need to read Lailah, it has been on my list forever!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
Sounds like you have some fun classes/subjects to teach. Have a great week!
Terri M., the Director
Second Run Reviews
Interested to hear your thoughts on Tonight the streets are ours. I had a few issues with it . . . it just wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be.
I give you lots of credit for homeschooling, It sounds amazing but I just don’t know if I would have the patience to do it.
I hope you have an amazing week, Nicole! Happy Reading!
Ooh nice! I couldn’t get into this series sadly, but I do hope you enjoy this second installment!
Here’s my STS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
Sounds like great subjects to teach for homeschooling!!! I can’t decide if the Wwalking Dead is something I want to start or not. Maybe one day! Have a great week!
Homeschooling is a lot of work, my hats off to you on that one .I don’t know if I would have the patience for it. Great stack of books this week.
Grace @ Books of Love
Kudos for the homeschooling. That’s such a wonderful opportunity. As much as I love zombie books, it took one year and lots of urging from friends for me to watch TWD. I was quickly hooked and am enjoying FTWD until it comes back this fall. So glad you love it too!
Sounds like you had a pretty good week. Good luck with all of your homeschooling – that’s kind of cool you get to teach certain classes to more than just your children. 🙂
Great discussion post this week- very thought provoking. As someone who reads a fair amount of YA books, I have to say that I’ve wondered some of those same things- so many different views on this but nice to see them aired respectfully.
The Body Institute looks good, I’ve been curious about it.
I should have known that my readers would be totally respectful – you never know with a touchy subject, though – sometimes people let the anonymity of the internet take over and things go haywire!
Homeschooling sounds like a challenge but well done for taking it on.
I started watching The Walking Dead but stopped at season 3 and haven’t caught up since (and now don’t remember enough about seasons 1 & 2!)
We’ve been incredibly busy in our abode with homeschool and swim lessons so to some degree, I can relate to your business! I love binge watching television series with my hubby too! We recently finished watching Gotham – which is SO good. Did you just start watching The Walking Dead from season 1 or are you gobbling up the latest season?
We just started at season 1 – we’re a few episodes into season 2 (since the first season was only 6 episodes). Loving it! We’ll have to try Gotham!
Schools back, huh? Mine have a break at the end of this week.
I still need to get into Walking Dead… One day!
Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace
Thanks for the shout out! Now I’m off to check out your Top Ten series you’ve failed to finish 😉
School is kicking for everybody.. I miss the holydays already. You’re teaching some fun class to your kids, good luck! Last week I wrote a post about the lack of diversity in books. And this week, probably tomorrow night or on Thursday, a post about why people should work out will be up on my blog. Lots of fun things to come!