Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not much to say about this week. We’re settling into our school routine, which is good. Other than that … yeah, I got nothing.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I’ve noticed the issue with people getting sent to SPAM on WordPress blogs again. If you have a WP blog, make sure you check your SPAM because I’ve found quite a few real comments in there (and I’ve been sent to SPAM on other people’s blogs too!)
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog:
- The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury – Bite-Sized Reviews
- The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen – Middle Grade Review
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- August Recap & Best of the Bunch
- The Graces by Laure Eve – Review of a Witchy YA Read (this is a review from my mom!)
- A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of Me Before You: Book and Movie
Next week on FYFA:
- Blogging 101: What Do You Wish You’d Known When You Started Blogging? – I need you guys to help me come up with topics to cover in my Blogging 101 class. Pretty please?
- Keep Her by Leora Krygier – Review & Fall Favorites Blog Tour
- Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron – Review (& maybe giveaway? Not sure if this tour has one)
- Bite-sized audiobook reviews of Jellicoe Road, Forgotten, Spin and Zac & Mia
- August Wrap-up Round-Up Giveaway
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Only one birthday this week, so you should all have no problem taking the time to go wish her well on her blog or via Twitter! Yeah, I know, I’m bordering on nagging here, but I’d love to see everyone getting more birthday and blogoversary love on their special days. If you’re like me, and you have trouble remembering to dole out the well-wishes on the exact day, feel free to do it right now. There’s nothing wrong with offering encouraging words a few days early (or late!).
- September 7th – Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review‘s Birthday
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway! – Last chance to enter to win! (You didn’t have to participate in the wrap-up round-up to enter the giveaway.)
There are a TON of these right now!!!
- 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 POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY by Jennie K. Brown and enter to win fun (and very cute!) swag!
- Pre-order LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Cordova and the first 100 pre-orders will get a full color poster of the book’s map!
- Pre-order THE READER by Traci Chee and receive a free limited edition art print.
- 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.
- Pre-order METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons and you can enter to win one of four fabulous prize packs!
- Pre-order AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley to receive bookmarks and stickers featuring the book’s beautiful cover, plus a signed bookplate!
- Pre-order STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige to receive a compact mirror!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
Again, lots of giveaways going on around the blogosphere this week!!!
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is celebrating her blogoversary with giveaways! Enter to win a cute Pineapple prize pack and a reader’s tote bag.
- Head over to Where Are You Going to win a print of a gorgeous lettering project from Six of Crows!
- Sourcebooks is running a giveaway to celebrate the fact that This Is Where It Ends has been a #1 bestseller! You can enter to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card + book bundle!
- 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!
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win The Epidemic by Suzanne Young
- A Writer’s Tales has a blogoversary giveaway going on. You can enter to win any art print, mug, or totebag from Pam’s Society6 shop in November.
- Entangled has some giveaways going on: Enter to win a signed copy of Monica Murphy’s YA debut, Daring the Bad Boy + a $20 Amazon gift card! or a $25 Amazon Gift Card during the blog tour for The Summer Before Forever.
- Insane About Books is celebrating its fifth blogoversary by giving away a Mystery Box of Books (US) and $20 for TBD (INT)
- Head over to Crafty Dreams for a chance to win a fun handmade book box!
- Canada residents can enter to win an exclusive ARC box of The Diabolic over at A Cupcake and a Latte.
- Author Kimberly Derting is giving away an ARC of Kami Garcia’s THE LOVELY RECKLESS
- Head over to Confessions of a Book Geek for a chance to win a copy of It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover and a chance to win The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh (the second one is for UK/Ireland residents only).
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for the Shattering Stigmas giveaway!
- Scholastic is sponsoring a Back-to-School Giveaway with lots of prizes!
- Star-Crossed Book blog has giveaways going for their blogoversary. Some have ended, but there’s still a chance to win The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Angelfall by Susan Ee, The Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton, The Artists Trilogy (Sins & Needles, Shooting Scars and Bold Tricks) by Karina Halle (ebook), and Anew by Chelsea Fine (ebook)
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!