Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not much new to report this week. I’ve been trying to figure out scheduling for next year’s homeschool co-op classes (Yikes! We have to plan things early!) and get some other school things sorted out.
Actually, that reminds me—If you have a chance, could you hop over to some of my Blogging 101 students’ blogs and leave them a quick comment? It would seriously make their day (actually, more like their week!) to get some visitors besides each other. 🙂 I’m finding this class is harder to teach than I was expecting because they all have different types of blogs and I don’t know how to help them find an audience in their niches (besides telling them to get out there and read and comment on other blogs!). Anyway, if you have a moment to visit one or a few of these, I’d love you forever:
TheTrains13’s Professional Opinion – A video gaming blog.
Travels From a Teen’s View – A travel blog that will be documenting my student’s upcoming move to Singapore, along with some of her other family trips.
Food Frenzi – Recipes and other food-related posts.
It’s an Interesting Story – One of my students shares her short stories, writing advice and, most recently, artwork on this one.
Creative Indulgences – An art blog.
Clash Royale 13 – It’s about … Clash Royale. He just switched to this blog, so there’s only one post so far, but there will be more!
One other note: I’m going to be trying out eStories, which is an audiobook service a lot like Audible. My contact asked me to spread the news to my reviewer friends, so if you’re a blogger and you’re interested in trying out their service too and reviewing an audiobook from them, shoot me an email (click the email icon in the right sidebar). They have a huge offering.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- Long Way Home by Katie McGarry – 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift
- January Wrap-Up Round-Up – Link up your January wrap-up posts here!
- Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis – Review, Excerpt & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win one of three sets of SWEET LITTLE LIES and THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE and a wine tumbler.
- Recap of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark Event
Next week on FYFA:
Next week is my blogoversary and I literally forgot until I went to do the birthday and blogoversary calendar!! Oops! I will definitely be doing something for my blogoversary, but I might hold off and do a birthday/blogoversary combo celebration in February.
- New York Nights by C.J. Duggan – Release blitz & giveaway (and possibly review—I just got the book last night, so I’ll see if I can read it in time!)
- By Your Side and The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West – Review
- Probably some bite-sized reviews of a few other books I haven’t gotten to reviewing yet.
- January Wrap-Up
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber – Audiobook Review
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Just one blogoversary this week (and one birthday for a blog that doesn’t seem to exist? Does anyone know Maya @ The Fandom Fox? The URL she gave me doesn’t work and I found a blog with a similar name, but there doesn’t seem to be a Maya there). Head on over and wish these bloggers well on their special days! 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 29th – a GREAT read‘s Blogoversary
- January 31st – Blaise @ The Book Boulevard‘s Birthday
- January 31st – Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Blogoversary!!! (Yep, that’s me!)
- February 1st – Book Huntress’ World‘s Blogoversary
C.J. Duggan is a favorite author of mine. I love her NA Summer Series, and I’m excited to read her newest, New York Nights.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are a couple of posts I loved this week:
- Cilla @ Paved with Books asks Where’s the Line Between Insta-Attraction and Insta-Love?
- Michelle @ Faerie Fits talks about her experiment with mapmaking in Worldbuilding 101: Using Maps for Inspiration
- Pre-Order THE WISH GRANTER by C.J. Redwine and receive a limited edition signed piece of character art. (ends 2/13)
- Pre-order TRICKED by Jen Calonita and receive a Fairy Tale Reform School digital exclusive featuring Rapunzel! (ends 3/6)
- Pre-order THE BONE WITCH by Rin Chupeco and receive a signed bookmark and The Bone Witch sticker. You will also be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE Bone Witch themed crate. (ends 3/6)
- Pre-order THE PLAYBOOK by Kwame Alexander and you’ll be entered to win custom Converse signed by the author! (ends 2/9)
- Pre-order THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig from an indie bookstore and get a gorgeous cloisonne pin of the black ship Temptation while supplies last! (ends 2/28)
- Pre-order RIVETED by Jay Crownover and get a first look at the first two chapters of Avenged and a poster with all the Saints on it (ends 2/14)
- Pre-order ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton and you have a chance to win one of 12 incredible prize packs filled with cool, custom made swag and other amazing prizes. (ends 1/30)
- Pre-order THE SONG RISING by Samantha Shannon and receive exclusive badges and temporary tattoos to #JoinTheRevolution. (ends 3/6)
- 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 LONG WAY HOME by Katie McGarry & receive 3 bonus stories for FREE! (ends 1/30)
- Pre-order CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber and get a special free gift from the author and a signed, personalized copy. (ends 1/30)
- Preorder THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING by Jeff Giles to receive a keepsake metal bookmark! (ends 1/30)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- January Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your January discussions and enter to win!
- Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway!! – Anyone can enter, so head over to win a book from my giveaway/trade list!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Enter to win one of five signed copies of Scythe by Neal Shusterman!
- Head over to WhoRU Blog to enter to win one of three Finished Copies of THE YOU I’VE NEVER KNOWN (US Only)
- Lots of blogs participating in the January 2017 New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win the iRead Book Tours anniversary giveaway—$50 cash or a Basic Virtual Book Tour Package
- Head over to Crossroad Reviews for a chance to win In 27 Days by Ally Gervais
- Clean Teen Publishing is giving away a mystery prize worth over $100
- It’s Ohana Reads’ third Blogoversary and Stephanie is celebrating with a giveaway of one of her favorite books of 2016!
- Milky Way of Books is also three! She’s giving away a 2017 preorder!
- The Bookkeeper’s Secrets is doing a year-long 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!