Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18-year anniversary. And since we dated for seven years before we got married (we were high school sweethearts), that means we’ve been together a quarter of a century! Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.
This week I tried to conquer my MASSIVE email inbox and I discovered two books that I’d been given for review that I’d somehow completely lost track of. I’m really embarrassed. Lately, my email has been completely out of control, no matter how hard I try to stay on top of it. I know I need to unsubscribe from some things, but there are lots of emails I like to get—but I just can’t keep up with them all. Sigh.
I’m thinking of doing a Three Dark Crowns re-read (or read for the first time) event before One Dark Throne comes out—possibly a traveling re-read where we all put our comments in as we read and then send it on to the next person, BUT I NEED ONE OR TWO OF MY ORGANIZED BLOGGER FRIENDS TO HELP! You guys know me—I’m great with ideas (I have LOTS of them for this!!) but organizing all the little details is not my strong point. Anybody want to help? Please let me know in the comments or shoot me an email!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott: Review, Giveaway & Scott’s Top 5 Writing Snack Attack Addictions
- The Ten Books I’ve Most Recently Added to My TBR (and Why!)
- May Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway – Check out everyone’s May wrap-up posts and enter to win!
- This or That Bookish Edition
Next week on FYFA:
- Roar by Cora Carmack: Review & Giveaway
- Bite-sized reviews of some of my recent reads (probably The Gauntlet, Goodbye Days, The Sun Is Also a Star and Eliza and Her Monsters)
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
Congrats to my three latest winners!
- Dena @ Batch of Books won The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari
- John Smith won Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn
- Danielle Hammelef won the April Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway and she chose The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the 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.)
- June 12th – Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s Birthday
- June 16th – booklovercircumspect4‘s Blogoversary
I made a promise to myself that I would read TWO NetGalley/Edelweiss books before I download ONE more (and then repeat that pattern). So I was good for this week and didn’t request any. I did find those two books in my email though (like I mentioned at the top of my post) and I also got one ebook freebie and I bought a novella that goes with a series I’ve loved.
I’ve loved Kate L. Mary’s zombie stories, and I’ve been meaning for a long time to try out her contemps. When I saw in her newsletter that The List is free right now, I had to snatch it up!
Twisted Mind is a novella that goes with Kate L. Mary’s Twisted Series (which is a spin-off of her Broken World Series).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight asks Do You Ever Save Books for Special Occasions?
- Kathy @ My Nook Books and More tells us How Audiobooks Have Helped with Her TBR
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 ROAR by Cora Carmack and receive a Skyfire pendant and Stormheart Chart in a cloth bag! (ends 6/12)
- ***Pre-order WANT by Cindy Pon and receive art swag by the author and Jason Chan. (ends 6/12)
- Pre-order SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali and receive a signed hijabulous bookmark & postcard with your name in Arabic. (INT) (ends 6/12)
- Pre-order OBSIDIO by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman and you’ll be entered for a chance to have your name listed in the casualty list in the book! (ends 6/13 at NOON PACIFIC)
- 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 SECRETS OF THE TULIP SISTERS by Susan Mallery and receive a free PDF of chapter 1 with notes from the author! (ends 7/10)
- 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 THE LAST MAGICIAN by Lisa Maxwell and receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, and a temporary tattoo. (ends 7/17)
- 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)
- June Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your June discussion posts and enter to win!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- FireReads is giving away three ARCs of Marieke Nijkamp’s latest, BEFORE I LET GO!
- Head over to Utopia State of Mind for the June Book of Choice Giveaway (and make sure you check out the other posts that are linked up!).
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for the Boldly Bookish Blog Tour
- Head over to Caffeinated Book Reviewer for a chance to win An audible edition of The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman
- Head over to Kissin’ Blue Karen for a chance to win OBSIDIAN AND STARS by Julie Eshbaugh!
- Head over to Batch of Books for a chance to win a Captain Underpants Prize Pack
- Author L.C. Mawson is hosting the Start Reading Diverse Giveaway where you download lots of freebies of diverse reads!
- You can win an ARC of The Last Magician
- Megan over @ Book Birds is celebrating her 1st blogoversary and she’s giving you a chance to win a book from TBD to celebrate! (INT)
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to enter FLYLeF’s 2nd anniversary giveaway. They’re giving away a one-month subscription box to Owl Crate or $35 Amazon gift card for an international winner! (INT)
- 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!