Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
The only thing to report this week is that I’m still on track with NaNo. I should finish my 50k in the next couple of days (and then finish the book soon after). We had a nice Thanksgiving—just us (me, my husband, my kids and my mom), but there’s nothing too exciting to report about it. Except … yum!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- Scythe Review: AKA An Ode to Neal Shusterman – Find out why I LOVED this book!
- Why I’m So Thankful for the Book Blogging Community – Posted as part of #TheThanksUGive
- Bite-Size Reviews: The Stranger Game, What Light, Everyday Magic, The Lying Planet
- November Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-up – Link up your November wrap-up posts here!
Next week on FYFA:
- Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin – Review
- November Recap
- December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂 (Probably. If I can manage it. With NaNoWriMo, my discussion posts might be limited this month.)
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
First of all, I need to say sorry to the people whose birthdays and blogoversaries that I missed this past week since I didn’t do a regular Sunday Post. I know I was feeling low, but that doesn’t mean my blogger friends shouldn’t have been celebrated. I hope you’ll still go wish them well—better late than never, right?
This week’s events:
- November 27th – Bregje @ Books are Stories and B A Reader‘s Birthday
- November 28th – Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets‘ Birthday
- December 2nd – Samantha @ The Book Disciple‘s Birthday
For Review (From NetGalley):
I actually won this from Lisa Loves Literature awhile back, but I forgot to post a thank you, so I thought I’d put it up here now! Thanks, Lisa!!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- Check out #TheThanksUGive, a bookish Thanksgiving celebration!
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight shares this Indie & Self Published Author Appreciation Post
- Cait @ Paper Fury shares these fun lists of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Australian Book Bloggers and 10 Reasons Reading Will Absolutely Improve Your Life
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- This isn’t technically on my blog, but make sure you head over to the October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway, which is being hosted over at Lisa Loves Literature!
- Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet – Still time to enter to be one of five winners to get the Bloodmark Prize Package that contains 1 signed hardcover copy of Bloodmark, Bloodmark Saga Temporary Tattoos (set of 3) and a Bloodmark Saga bookmark
- November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your November discussions and enter to win!
- Pre-order CARAVEL by Stephanie Garber and get a special free gift from the author and a signed, personalized copy.
- Pre-Order WINDWITCH by Susan Dennard to be eligible to receive a free pair of Windwitch-themed socks, patch and a signed bookplate!
- Pre-order CRYSTAL STORM by Morgan Rhodes and get a set of Falling Kingdoms buttons!
- 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!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Cynthia over at Book Binges is celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm is returning to blogging and celebrating with a giveaway of up to £40 of books from Book Depository (INT)
- Lots of blogs participating in the Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop!
- Share in the I Hope You Forgive Me event and enter to win a copy of HELLO? and AFTERMATH
- Head over to Metaphors and Moonlight for a chance to win a signed paperback of Mad God Walking
- There are tons of prizes in this YA Reader Giveaway Blitz!
- It’s Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight’s Birthday and she’s celebrating with a big giveaway!!
- Rinn Reads is running a Sci-Fi Month event and there are a few giveaways going on: Any book on the TBD, Convergence by Michael Patrick Hicks, and a signed copy of New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey
- Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare have teamed up for a big Happy Thanksgiving Hop and they’re each giving away ten books!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop!
- Shooting Stars Mag has a few new Harry Potter giveaways going on right now! You can enter to win Harry Potter soap, a Fantastic Beasts Prize Pack, and a Harry Potter Beanie.
- It’s My Thoughts Literally’s blogoversary and she’s celebrating with a giveaway!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!