Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate! This is going to be a short update because I’m spending today with family and eggnog. Yum!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- My 2017 Reading/Blogging Challenges – Find out how I’m challenging myself in 2017!
- The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee – Review
- Reflections on My Reading Year
- December & Year-End Wrap-Up Round-Up – Link up your December and year-end wrap-up posts here!!
And be sure to enter my Twitter giveaway:
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) December 22, 2016
Next week on FYFA:
- A rant about the Gilmore Girls revival
- Some bite-sized reviews
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Only one blogoversary this week! Hope you’ll go wish Mishma well on her special day!! 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!)
This week’s events:
- December 26th – Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf‘s Birthday
- December 27th – Silvara @ Fantasy of the Silver Dragon‘s Birthday
- December 31st – Lost in My Library‘s Blogoversary
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- Nic Stone writes about #OwnVoices in her post: Own Up
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight tells us The Effects of Becoming a Bookperson
- Cait @ Paper Fury tells us How to Photograph eBooks Using Free Photo Manipulation on Pixlr and How To Make Origami Lucky Stars For #Bookstagram
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed above)
- December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your December discussions and enter to win!
- Pre-order THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE by Stacey Lee and receive a personalized perfume recipe of scent notes written on an ‘antique’ aromateur’s card. (ends 12/26)
- Pre-order A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab for a chance to receive a book hugger signed by V. E. Schwab. (ends 2/28)
- Pre-order ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard and get a limited edition print of Thorn, designed by RoseBlood cover artist Nathália Suellen, and signed by A.G. Howard! (ends 1/9)
- Pre-order LONG WAY HOME by Katie McGarry & receive 3 bonus stories for FREE! (ends 1/30)
- Pre-order HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera for a chance to win a trip to NYC! (ends 1/3)
- Pre-order CARAVEL by Stephanie Garber and get a special free gift from the author and a signed, personalized copy. (ends 1/30)
- Pre-Order WINDWITCH by Susan Dennard to be eligible to receive a free pair of Windwitch-themed socks, patch and a signed bookplate! (ends 1/9)
- Pre-order WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken and receive a personalized holiday card from Bracken, as well as an 8×10 print. (ends 1/3)
- Preorder THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING by Jeff Giles to receive a keepsake metal bookmark! (ends 1/30)
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Lots of blogs participating in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to A.G. Howard’s blog for a chance to win a Signed RoseBlood hardback and collector’s mask
- Head over to Book Sniffer’s Anonymous for a chance to win a Signed Hardcover of the Alchemists of Loom (US/CAN)
- Enter to win one of six $25 Gift Cards from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blogs.
- Enter to win a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box
- Chasing Faerytales just turned two and Mishma is hosting a giveaway to celebrate!
- Head over to Katie McGarry’s Blog to enter to win a Long Way Home ARC and LOTS of other stuff!!
- Vote on a new face for @broodingYAhero & enter to win a bundle of great books! (open internationally)
- Head over to the November Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway, which is being hosted over at Paved with Books!!
- Lots of blogs participating in the December New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card + ebook of Hero High (INT)
- Enter to win one of two ARCs of COMING UP FOR AIR by Miranda Kenneally and a water bottle
- The Bookkeeper’s Secrets is doing a year-long giveaway!
- 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)
- It’s Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight’s Birthday and she’s celebrating with a big 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!