Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week totally kicked my butt. I’ve told you guys that our homeschool co-op kicked into full gear and all of the classes I’m teaching have started. I guess I underestimated how busy I’d be. The kids’ other classes are generally more challenging too, so I spend more time helping them (especially my daughter). To make things more complicated, my older son and my daughter both made the swim team, so we have evening practices (though we’re totally done with gymnastics now), AND I started a new editing project.
So, I only posted twice this week, and I honestly feel like I’m lucky I managed to get those up. (Though, I will say that at least I got reviews up for a few books I really enjoyed!!) I’ve also been horrible about traveling the blogosphere, so I guess it’s good that I spent LOTS of time doing that last week. I promise I’ll get this whole schedule thing figured out and I’ll be back soon!!
Here are the couple of posts you may have missed on the blog:
- The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron – An Unforgettable All-Time Favorite!
- The Copper Gauntlet and The Bronze Key by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare – Bite-Sized Reviews
Next week on FYFA:
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 5 Star “That Was Awesome” Review, Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour & Giveaway
- Some other stuff. I’m not even going to pretend to be organized enough right now to know what. I’m going to try to get a review written for Metaltown, since it comes out this week – and Stalking Jack the Ripper. And the Nocturnals series books … September 20th, why do you have to have so many amazing new releases!!!
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
All of these bloggers have birthdays and blogoversaries today (and since Mishma’s in Sri Lanka today is already half over for her!), so hop over to these blogs and wish them all a very special day! Also, check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, you can always fill out the birthday/blogoversary form!)
- September 18th – Mara Was Here‘s Blogoversary
- September 18th – Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales‘ Birthday
- September 18th – Tanya @ Girl Plus Books‘ Birthday
This was THE WEEK FOR ALL THE BOOKS here. I don’t know what happened that made everything show up at once, but I got book mail practically every day. It was kind of awesome.
These are for the Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour. I already own Three Dark Crowns, so you guys will have the chance to win this copy when I post my review next week!! Thanks, SparkPoint Studio!
These paranormal reads are for an upcoming tour as well. I’ve already read (and really enjoyed) the first two. Looking forward to finishing the series. Watch for a chance to win these!
I love Kate L. Mary’s Broken World series! I thought it was over, but she’s written a companion series that takes place twenty years later. I got this book from the author and then I picked up another–and two short stories–that I didn’t know existed. They’re on Kindle Unlimited (we’re trying out a free trial – not sure if I’ll keep it or not, but I’m taking advantage while I can!)
I won this one from Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s blogoversary giveaway! Thanks, Kimba!
And I won this whole series from Beachbound Books! I didn’t realize John Grisham had written a YA series. I think my son will really like it!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
I didn’t get around much this week, but I did love this post:
- Kristen over at Metaphors and Moonlight asks Are There Any Textbooks You Actually Enjoyed Reading?
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Join us and enter the giveaway!
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway! – Still time to enter to win! You don’t need to have linked up a wrap-up post to participate in the giveaway.
There are a TON of these right now!!!
- Pre-order GILT HOLLOW by Lori Langdon and get an ebook copy of the first Doon book, the first 3 chapters of Gilt Hollow, a digital poster, and a set of bookmarks.
- Pre-order REBEL GENIUS by Michael Dante DiMartino to receive a signed poster
- Pre-order GLITTER by Aprilynn Pike and get a fun Glitter swag bag!
- Pre-order DEAD GIRLS SOCIETY by Michelle Krys & get an invite to join the Society, a code to access exclusive content & signed poster!
- Pre-order REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pintip Dunn and get a Remember Yesterday bookmark, a signed bookplate, and an eBook version of Before Tomorrow, a Forget Tomorrow novella from Logan’s POV, before anyone else can read it. (INT readers can get the novella only.)
- Pre-order HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer to get a Heartless branded magnetic bookmark.
- Pre-order HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS ILLUSTRATED EDITION and get a wall sticker and 20% off. Order the deluxe edition to get a tote and 20% off. Or order both to get both the sticker and the tote and 30% off. (UK/AU/NZ residents only)
- Pre-order LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker and enter to receive a signed print (while supplies last) by Jake Parker. All entrants are also automatically entered for a chance to win one of five custom prints by Jake!
- Pre-order CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo or the SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY Boxed Set and you’ll get a fancy dice set in a branded pouch and a signed bookplate.
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
Again, lots of giveaways going on around the blogosphere this week!!!
- Mishma at Chasing Faerytales just turned 18, and she’s giving away a book of your choice to celebrate!
- The Fictional Reader is celebrating her two year anniversary with a giveaway!
- Lots of blogs participating in the September New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Tanya over at Girl Plus Books has a Freebie Friday Giveaway that she apparently does every Friday!
- Head over to Lili’s Reflections for a chance to win a Roald Dahl 100 Celebratory Prize Pack
- Writing My Own Fairy Tale has a weekly Friday Grab Bag where you can enter to win an ARC from her list!
- Head over to Jessabella Reads to enter to be one of three winners who will receive a finished copy of THE FORGETTING courtesy of Scholastic. US Only.
- The Bookavid is celebrating its two year blogoversary with a giveaway! Enter to be one of three people to win $20 worth of books from The Book Depository (INTL)
- Head over to The Reading Date for a chance to win The Possibility of Somewhere
- Head over to Lilybloombooks for a chance to win a signed copy of all eight Middle Grade books featured on her Back to School Bookshelf Tour!
- Insane About Books is celebrating its fifth blogoversary by giving away a Mystery Box of Books (US) and $20 for TBD (INT)
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!