Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Happy New Year to all my bookish friends!!
This week has gone by fast. I’ve been working on a play that I’m adapting for my homeschool co-op acting class, and our whole family has been battling a cold. Other than that, there’s not much new to report except that it’s a new year and a fresh start! Bring it on!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- The Gilmore Girls Reboot: I Spent Hours of My Life that I Could Have Been Reading on THAT?
- Top Ten Books I Read in 2016
- Bite-Sized Reviews of the Rest of the Books I Read in 2016 – Reviews of The Beauty of Darkness, Glass Sword, Cruel Crown, Bone Gap, Falling Over Sideways, and Highland Raven.
- 2016 End of Year Book Survey
Next week on FYFA:
- Review of Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
- Review of The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
A few blogoversaries this week! 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:
- January – The Emerald City Book Review‘s Blogoversary
- January 1st – Based on a True Story‘s Blogoversary
- January 1st – The Reading Armchair‘s Blogoversary
- January 3rd – Milky Way of Books‘ Blogoversary
Confession: I bought Stars Above, Fool’s Quest, and The Star-Touched Queen for myself from The Book Outlet (along with MILA 2.0: Redemption and the first two Brandon Sanderson Alcatraz books for my son, which I’ll probably read), but then told my mom to give them to me for Christmas so that I wouldn’t have to feel guilty about buying books. She was happy to oblige! (Especially since she’ll most likely be reading them too.)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are some posts I especially loved this week:
- Cilla @ Paved with Books talks about Things She Learned from Failing NaNoWriMo
- Heather @ Based on a True Story muses about one reason it might be hard for white authors to include diversity in her post: Maybe The Problem Is White Thinking
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 HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT by Chelsea Sedoti and receive one framed and designed Hawthorn quote from a selection of three Hawthorn quotes. (ends 1/2)
- Pre-order THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM by Elise Kova and receive a special envelope of swag unlocked in the Guild Games from the Dragon Queen herself. (ends 1/9)
- 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:
- Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review is celebrating the end of the 2016 Reading New England Challenge with a giveaway!
- Head over to Adventures of a Book Junkie for a chance to win a Choice of one of Stacee’s top 10 books of 2016, a Choice of a pre-order of one of Stacee’s most anticipated 2017 releases, a Choice of one of Stacee’s top book boyfriends of 2016 and a Choice of one of Stacee’s favorite book covers of 2016!
- Terri @ Second Run Reviews is giving away One of Her Favorite Books of 2016
- Pure Imagination is having a December Birthday and Blogoversary Bash! Enter to win a Box of 8 Books or A Book of Your Choice!
- It’s The Eater of Books blogoversary! Enter for a chance to win a Diverse YA Prize Pack and a Book of Choice (INT)
- Head over to Chasing Faerytales for a chance to win a steampunk themed necklace!
- 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 a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box
- Head over to the November Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway, which is being hosted over at Paved with Books!!
- 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)
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!