Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
So, yesterday we just had our end of year performance for my acting class at our homeschool co-op. I love teaching the class, but I have to confess that it feels like a bit of relief after the performance is finished. We’ll still be doing plenty of school around here, but all of the classes I’ve been teaching at co-op are over!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- March Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your March wrap-up posts here and watch for the giveaway, which will be posted on my blog on the 8th!
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Review
- March Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – Find out what you might have missed in March
- April Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Announcing BookBloggicon: a New Annual Book Event You WON’T Want to Miss! – Seriously, make sure you check this out, guys!
Next week on FYFA:
- Reviews of Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean, The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie and Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg
- The Dead Inside by Cyndy Drew Etler: Review & Giveaway
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Lots of birthdays and blogoversaries again 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.)
- April 3rd – Jillian’s Books‘ Blogoversary
- April 3rd – Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought‘s Birthday
- April 3rd – Wanda @ booklovercircumspect4‘s Birthday
- April 5th – Chapter Break‘s Blogoversary
- April 5th – Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA‘s Birthday
- April 8th – jessicasblog45‘s Blogoversary
I got Royal Bastards for review from Disney-Hyperion. Greg over at Greg’s Book Haven has talked about this one on his blog several times and got me interested, so I was excited when it was offered to me! Thanks so much, Disney!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
Here are a few posts I loved this week:
- Author Jolene Buchheit shares her fangirling over at Second Run Reviews
- This Six Degrees of Separation meme is new to me (I found it via Cat on the Bookshelf’s post), and it’s so much fun!
- SJ Pajonas’s romance Summer Haikus, which takes place in Japan, is free right now on her blog. I have no idea why this book hasn’t sold better because I absolutely adore it. It has diversity, an amazingly strong friendship and a super sweet romance. Check it out now while you can!
- The free audiobooks for the 2017 SYNC summer program have been announced! The first books are available on April 27th!
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a new book series from Simon Pulse and it’s going to be written by Kiersten White. I am SO excited about this!!]
- Hooked to Books announced a new reading challenge with lots of great prizes!
- Cait @ Paper Fury shares her advice on How to Come Up with Discussion Ideas that Will Thrill Humans and Dragons Alike
- Pre-order DEFY THE STARS by Claudia Gray to receive a FREE EXCLUSIVE sticker! (ends 4/3)
- Pre-order BLACKSOULS by Nicole Castroman and receive a poster, signed bookplate, and bookmark. (ends 4/10)
- Pre-order SPINDLE FIRE by Lexa Hillyer and receive an 8″x10″ framable map (and you’ll also be entered to win a Kindle Fire!). (ends 4/10)
- Pre-order ALEX AND ELIZA: A LOVE STORY by Melissa de la Cruz to receive a custom pin and signed bookplate! (ends 4/10)
- 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 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)
- March Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Last chance to link up your March discussions here and enter the giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Tanya @ Girl Plus Books is celebrating her 2nd blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to Pink Polka Dot Books for a chance to win a physical copy of The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win a copy of Nemesis or a copy of The Glittering Court!
- Help Samantha @ The Book Disciple pick out her April reads and enter to win an ebook of your choice while you’re at it!
- Enter to win the March #NOVLbox curated by Claudia Gray, author of Defy the Stars!
- Head over to Metaphors and Moonlight for a chance to win a signed paperback of The Immortal Coil
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a Tricksters Series Prize Pack, including: Signed copies of all A.L. Davroe books, A Kindle Fire, and a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
- Head over to NovelKnight for a chance to win a pre-order of ROAR by Cora Carmack.
- It’s Book Briefs’ 6th blogoversary and Michelle is celebrating with a huge giveaway!
- Head over to Happily Ever Chapter to enter to win 50 YA Books in the YALit Giveaway (INT). (Note that you’ll be subscribed to the sponsoring authors’ mailing lists, and there are a lot of them!)
- 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!