Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
First of all, happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I hope you get pampered today. Today is my daughter’s 13th birthday, so I’ve got another teenager in the house. Yikes! If I disappear, you can just assume I didn’t survive it.
I finished the first edit of the book I was working on and got it back to the author, so I’ll be back around the blogosphere a bit more this week!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- April Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway – Visit people’s wrap-up posts and enter to win the giveaway! (No need to link up to be eligible for the giveaway.)
- Meet a #BroodyBFF! My Foray Into Street Teams. Let’s Discuss.
- It Started With Goodbye by Christina June: Review, Giveaway, and June’s Top Ten Addictions – Still time to enter to win one of five copies of the book!
Next week on FYFA:
- Special Hunger Games giveaway!
- The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari – Review & Giveaway
- The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo – Review & 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.)
Scholastic Warehouse Sale:
I volunteered at our local Scholastic Warehouse sale and earned free books! Yep, that’s right, I got all of these books for me and my kiddos for free for volunteering. I’d say that’s a pretty sweet deal. My kids picked out a lot of these, but I’m definitely excited about several of them, especially The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Between Shades of Gray and The Scorpio Races.
Book Outlet Sale:
I also recently bought some books from the latest Book Outlet Sale. I bought all of these, plus a complete set of Goddess Girls books for my daughter for her birthday.
Star-Crossed looks like an adorable MG book and I’m excited to read The Best Kind of Magic (which takes place in my hometown—sort of—of Chicago). Watch for my reviews during the tours, which will be coming in a couple of weeks! Technically, I got Keeping Kinley because I voted for it on Kindle Scout, but I’m considering it a review book since I’ve reviewed the others in the series.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- AJ @ AJ Reads a Lot blogged for 30 straight days, and she tells us what she learned.
- Emily @ Loony Literate discusses Bookstagram and Privilege
- Emma @ One Reader’s Thoughts talks about Blogging rules (a.k.a. myths) She’s not very good at following
- Cilla @ Paved with Books tells us The Four Stages of Discovering Her Fave is Problematic
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 THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord to receive an exclusive set of buttons! (ends 5/15)
- 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 FOLLOW ME BACK by A.V. Geiger and receive a signed bookplate! You will also be entered to win a grand prize #EricThornObsessed backpack filled with fangirl themed goodies. (ends 6/5)
- Pre-order DIVIDING EDEN by Joelle Charbonneau and receive a signed postcard, a set of 4 stickers and a flashing LED ring. If you enter from a tour stop store, you’ll also be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 10 t-shirts. (ends 6/5)
- Pre-order ONCE AND FOR ALL by Sarah Dessen and receive a pocket planner and you’ll also be entered to win a trip for two to Emerald Isle, the beachside town that inspires the setting in Sarah’s books! (ends 6/6)
- Pre-order ROAR by Cora Carmack and receive a Skyfire pendant and Stormheart Chart in a cloth bag! (ends 6/12)
- ***Pre-order SALVAGED by Jay Crownover and receive an advance excerpt of DIGNITY and a Saints of Denver Doodle download to print at home. (ends 6/19)
- Pre-order MIDNIGHT JEWEL by Richelle Mead and receive nail decals inspired by The Glittering Court and a chance to win a basket of Richelle Mead’s favorite things. (ends 6/26)
- 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)
- Pre-order WARCROSS by Marie Lu and receive “Life After Legend” an exclusive short story set after the events of the Legend Series (ends 9/11)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- Little Fun Club Blog Tour & $50 Giveaway: A Lit Box for Kids 0-12! – Still time to enter to win the $50 giveaway!
- May Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your discussions here and enter the giveaway!
- Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win my paperback ARC copy!
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Nothing new to report this week!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- It’s Kissin’ Blue Karen’s 3rd blogoversary and she’s celebrating with a $25 Gift Card Giveaway!
- Lots of blogs participating in the May New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Bookish Lifestyle for a chance to win a Skype Session with Evelyn Skye & an Evie Seo Tote
- Head over to XPresso Book Tours for a chance to win a Copy of Defy The Stars, Nebula Ear Studs & Constellation Ear Cuffs
- Head over to Pink Polka Dot Books for a chance to win a Complete Set of Sarah Dessen’s Books in Paperback!
- XPresso Book Tours is giving away an Amazon Fire HD 8 and a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
- 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!