Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week was a little more manageable than last, which I’m taking as a good sign. Surely this means that we’re on the road to a non-insane schedule, right? My kids are loving swim team, even though it’s crazily tough—I’m really impressed with them since they’ve never done anything even remotely close to the type of workouts they’re doing now in their swim classes.
I’ve been making good progress on my editing job as well and the classes I teach have been fun. The blogging class has been more difficult than I imagined since all of the kids are doing different types of blogs and none of them (sadly, at least to me) are doing a book blog. I’m finding that some of my knowledge doesn’t transfer easily to all types of blogging. Still, I think it’s going to be a success—it just means I have to do a bit more planning.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – 5 Star “That Was Awesome” Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a paperback ARC of the book!
- Bite-Sized Middle Grade Reviews – Nocturnals Books 1 & 2, Towers Falling, Egg & Spoon
- A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – If you’ve already read Three Dark Crowns, I really want to know what you think about my predictions and about some of the things that happened!!
- September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your September wrap-up posts here!
Next week on FYFA:
- Chasing Truth by Julie Cross – Review, Giveaway & Author Top Ten List
- Bite-Sized Reviews: Metaltown and Stalking Jack the Ripper
- The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs – Review & Giveaway
- 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 25th – Jolien @ The Fictional Reader‘s Birthday
- September 29th – Eva @ All Books Considered‘s Birthday
- September 29th – Words And Peace‘s Blogoversary
- September 29th – Gay @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Birthday!!! That’s right, it’s my mom’s birthday!! Feel free to leave her some birthday wishes right here! I’ll make sure she sees them!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- Found this interesting post on Tor.com—Hermione Granger: More Than a Sidekick
- Tonya @ Lilybloombooks posted a Guest Post from Rebecca @ Unbound Pages: The 4 Elements of a Blog Graphic
- Got My Book posted about how to Increase Readership & Engagement with a Wrap-up Post | Bloggiesta Mini Challenge
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.
- Pre-order THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu to get a The Young Elites quote tote & water bottle!
- Preorder a signed copy of NEMESIS by Anna Banks through Books of Wonder and get an Egyptian bath bomb and exclusive artwork!
- 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)
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Penguin is giving away a Personalized #BannedBooksBox!
- Enter to win a trip to meet Marissa Meyer!
- Head over to Kissin’ Blue Karen for a chance to win A Shadow Bright and Burning ARC
- The Book Disciple is giving away an (adult) ebook from her September TBR!
- Mishma at Chasing Faerytales just turned 18, and she’s giving away a book of your choice to celebrate!
- Lots of blogs participating in the September New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Writing My Own Fairy Tale has a weekly Friday Grab Bag where you can enter to win an ARC from her list!
- 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 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!