Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week was actually a lot less crazy. Nobody sick. Woo hoo! My older two kids had their first swim meet this weekend, which was lots of fun. It was nice to get this first meet experience under our belts so we’ll know a bit more what’s going on now.
Not too many posts up on the blog this week. I’m working on finishing up an edit, so I haven’t had a lot of extra time for blogging. But I did manage to get reviews for a few MG/younger YA reads up. Here’s what you may have missed:
- Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford – Review, Giveaway & Welford’s humorous list of Top Ten Addictions – Still time to enter to win a copy of the book!
- Bite-Sized Audiobook Reviews–Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters & Abducted: Escape From Kraile
Next week on FYFA:
- Bloodmark Saga Trilogy by Aurora Whittet – Series Spotlight & Whittet’s Top Ten Addictions – I’ve already reviewed the first two books in this trilogy on my blog, but I’m going to do a feature of the series next week and post a giveaway. Then I’ll be posting a review of the third book on November 3rd.
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Two blogoversaries this week! Hope you’ll head over and wish these bloggers many more years of blogging joy! 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!)
I won this YA prize pack from Sourcebooks Fire! Thanks so much!!
These are a couple of Kindle freebies. The first is a novella that goes along with Call Me, Maybe (which I loved) and the second is by the author of Escape from Kraile, which I reviewed last week (very fun book!).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current tells us 5 Early Signs That She’s Not Going To Like A Book.
- Alyssa @ Book Huntress’ World asks What Do You Look For in a Horror Book?
- Eva @ All Books Considered talks about her own ARC Greed.
- Karen @ Kissin’ Blue Karen talks about Books That Changed the Way She Thinks
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- September Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
- Wendy Darling: Seas by Colleen Oakes – Fall Favorite Things Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win an ARC of the book!
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Pre-order THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon and receive a special swag pack!
- Pre-order HOLLYWOOD DAYS WITH HAYES by Hayes Grier and receive a signed poster from Hayes
- Pre-order WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken and receive a personalized holiday card from Bracken, as well as an 8×10 print.
- Preorder THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING by Jeff Giles to receive a keepsake metal bookmark!
- Pre-order THIS IS OUR STORY by Ashley Elston and get a pouch, signed bookmark, sticker, tattoo, pin, and deer antler necklace. Added bonus is that everyone will be automatically entered to win the mega prize: signed copies of The Rules for Disappearing, The Rules for Breaking, and This is Our Story.
- Pre-order DIE FOR YOU by Amy Fellner Dominy and receive a personalized signed copy of the book along with a hand-crafted necklace (while supplies last). Open most places internationally.
- Pre-order BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin to receive Storm After Storm—a Wolf by Wolf digital short story in Adele Wolfe’s point of view.
- 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 HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer to get a Heartless branded magnetic bookmark.
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Lots of blogs participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Literary Meanderings for a chance to win The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
- Head over to Once Upon a Twilight for a chance to win one of three finished copies of ROSE & THORN
- Shooting Stars Mag has several Harry Potter giveaways going on right now! You can enter to win a Dozen Harry Potter Cookies, a Gryffindor Scarf, Harry Potter Coasters, a Harry Potter Dreamcatcher, a Harry Potter Purse, and Harry Potter Ornaments.
- Lots of blogs participating in the October New Release Blog Hop!
- Check out Clean Teen Publishing’s Halloweenized covers and enter to win a $25 gift card!
- It Starts at Midnight just turned three and Shannon is celebrating with a giveaway!!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Fall into Romance Giveaway Hop!
- With Love for Books has MANY giveaways going on: Eight YA Books, Three book necklaces & a book of choice worth $10, and the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop! (just to name a few)
- Lilybloombooks hosts Middle Grade Madness, a link-up for MG reviews. Link up and enter to win a MG book!
- Enter to win a trip to meet Marissa Meyer!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!