Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
First of all, Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate the holiday!!
This week I got a new editing project, so I’ll be a bit busier for a little while and might not have as much time to roam the blogosphere—I promise I’ll be back as soon as I can, though! Yesterday our family went to Six Flags Great America for the first time of the season. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! We have season’s passes, so we’ll probably be there a lot this summer!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- Dream Magic by Joshua Khan: Review & Khan’s Top Ten Addictions
- Ignite by Danielle Rogland: Review of a Character-centric Dystopian
- Laini Taylor’s Strange The Dreamer Event Recap
Next week on FYFA:
- Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray: Review
- Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer: Review
- Little Fun Club box review and giveaway!
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
A couple of birthdays and blogoversaries this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you 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.)
I got a Little Fun Club box to review! Check back on Thursday to see what was inside!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are a few posts I loved this week:
- Lauren over at Shooting Stars Mag is putting together a big Hunger Games giveaway. If you’d be interested in pitching in to help out with the prize (in exchange for follow options in the giveaway), contact her at lauren51990 AT aol DOT com.
- Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook gives us Bookstagram Tips and compares her old Bookstagram to her current methods.
- Krysta @ Pages Unbound tells us Six Easy Ways to Support Your Library and Promote Access to Knowledge
- Jessica @ a GREAT read talks about her ideal bookish date
- Michelle @ Faery Fits tells us about Fairytales: Why & How Stories Evolve Over Time
I’m now putting these in order of release date to make it easier on myself (and you, I think). Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!
- ***Pre-order SALTFATACIDHEAT By Samin Nosrat and get a limited-edition poster!
- Pre-order DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 by Adam Rubin and receive a bumper sticker and a chance to win the Ultimate Taco Party Book Basket! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfield and receive a set of Spill Zone tattoos! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order THIS IS JUST MY FACE by Gabourey Sidibe and receive a set of buttons! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han and get custom Lara Jean nail decals, a signed bookplate, and more! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas and receive an exclusive color poster of the official map! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order GIRL OUT OF WATER by Laura Silverman and receive a signed postcard and playlist. You will also be entered to win one of two prize packs and one grand prize prize pack containing a $25 B&N gift card. (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE by Christina June and get a bonus chapter from before ISWG begins! (ends 5/8)
- Pre-order THE CROWN’S FATE by Evelyn Skye, and you can get a limited edition bookmark and a set of 3 stickers–Team Vika, Team Nikolai, and Team Pasha! Plus, there’s an additional giveaway if you order from Kepler’s. (ends 5/15)
- Pre-order FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh and receive an exclusive button pack and a chance to win a trip to Book Con in NYC!! (ends 5/15)
- Pre-order BRANDED by Eric Smith and you’ll get a set of signed postcards of the covers, an Inked and Branded quote postcard set designed by author and illustrator Ashley Poston, and a handful of temporary tattoos! (ends 5/22)
- Pre-order DARK BREAKS THE DAWN by Sara B. Larson and get a signed bookmark (and you’ll be entered to win LOTS of other great prizes!!) (ends 5/29)
- Pre-order ENIGMA by Tonya Kuper receive an Enigma swag pack, including a signed book plate, plus the possibility of lots of other goodies as well! (ends 6/30)
- Pre-order WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico and receive a bookmark, a magnet, and a 4″x6″ print of Damico’s original hand-drawn sketch of the spaceship’s schematics. (ends 7/11)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- The Dead Inside by Cyndy Etler: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a gift set!
- March Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a book from my giveaway/trade list.
- April Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your discussions here and enter the giveaway!
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
I thought it would be fun to add a little congratulations here to the latest winners of my giveaways. Plus, this will help remind me to send them out. LOL!
- Congrats to Ikram @ Ikram Reads a Lot, who won the March Discussion Challenge Giveaway! She chose The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.
- Congrats to Cynthia & Andrew, who won my blogging class giveaway! They each won a $10 Amazon gift card.
- Congrats to Courtney, who won the February Wrap-Up Round-Up giveaway! She chose the audio CDs of Caraval.
- Congrats to Alisha, who won the January Wrap-Up Round-Up giveawasy! She chose The Diabolic.
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Lots of blogs participating in the April New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Lost in Literature for a chance to win one of 3 Finished Copies of SPINDLE FIRE
- Head over to BookHounds to enter to win a copy of The Takedown by Corrie Wang and a Defy the Stars prize pack that includes a $25 gift card!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for giveaways of ARENA and GAUNTLET, LITERALLY and a Signed ARC of First We Were IV
- Lots of blogs participating in the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop!
- Another chance to win Defy the Stars here at YA Books Central!
- Enter to win the first two Harry Potter Illustrated Books!
- Enter to win a Pre-order of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Dare Mighty Things, and Gray Wolf Island
- Tracy & MC @ Cornerfolds are celebrating the blog’s 3rd blogoversary with a giveaway of two of Tracy’s favorite books!
- XPresso Book Tours is giving away an Amazon Fire HD 8 and a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
- Enter to Win one (or more) framed copies of the Original Covers that these 13 Artists made for their favorite books
- Enter to win the March #NOVLbox curated by Claudia Gray, author of Defy the Stars!
- The Bookkeeper’s Secrets is doing a year-long 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!