Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week, I had fun making Halloween costumes with my older two kids. This is the first time we’ve gotten created and made our own costumes. My son is the Tardis (made with a cardboard box) and my daughter is Raining Cats & Dogs (dogs, cats, and blue beads hanging from her umbrella). My younger son is going to be the piggy from Angry Birds, but we didn’t make his costume, and I don’t have a picture of it yet.
In other news, I decided to do NaNoWriMo again this year! I feel like I’m better organized this time, so I’m hoping I can manage to write a full book this time. We shall see. I wrote a post introducing
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this week:
- A Recap of the YA Lit Conference & Fandom Frenzy. And a Giveaway! – Still time to enter to win a signed paperback of Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not.
- The Bloodmark Trilogy by Aurora Whittet: Check Out My Reviews, Whittet’s Top Ten Addictions & a Giveaway! – Still time to enter to win the entire series in hardcover.
- Bite-Sized Reviews of LOTS of Zombie Reads (all by Kate L. Mary)
- Introducing My NaNoWriMo Novel
Next week on FYFA:
- Red Winter by Annette Marie – Review & Giveaway
- Everyday Magic by Emily Albright – Review & Giveaway
- Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet – Review & Giveaway
- 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!)
- October 31st – Nereyda @ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist‘s Birthday
- November 1st – All Books Considered‘s Blogoversary
Thanks so much to Blink Publishing!
Picked this one up while it’s free!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- S.J. Pajonas talks about Authorial Voice (just in time for NaNo!)
- Shannon over at It Starts at Midnight tells us Where to (Not) Find Inspiration
- Anna @ Star-Crossed Book Blog gives us this humorous take on 24 Hours In a European Blogger’s Life
And there’s been a lot of hullabaloo about the fact that BEA is cutting back on bloggers who will be allowed to attend. Not sure how it’s going to work. Lots of people are sad since it’s such a great place to meet other bloggers!
So, who wants to go to the RT Convention with me this year?
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- 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 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:
- Head over to Star-Crossed Book Blog for a chance to win a Paperback Copy Of The Raven Boys + a Paperback Copy of The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater + a Signed Postcard (EUROPE only)
- Head over to My Friends Are Fiction for a chance to win a Hardcover of Gemina!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!
- Shooting Stars Mag has several Harry Potter giveaways going on right now! You can enter to win a Hogwarts House Lantern, a Harry Potter Chest, a Harry, Ron, or Hermione Ornament, 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!
- It Starts at Midnight just turned three and Shannon is celebrating with a giveaway!!
- 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!