Last week on FYFA (and in my life):
Had another fun week around here! My kids had a friend over who had moved to Boston in the spring, so it was great to see her and hang out in the pool (they braved the cold water!), at the dog park and at Great America amusement park.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:
- Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn: Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Still time to enter to win the gift card!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Names They Gave Us, The Crown’s Fate, Tell Me Three Things and We Were Liars
- May Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – See what you may have missed on the blog in May and what my favorite read was!
- June Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your June discussion posts and enter to win!
- Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts: A Deliciously Dastardly Read!
Next week on FYFA:
- Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott: Review & Giveaway
- May Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
- 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.)
I was all set and ready to say that I was good this week and didn’t get any new books, but then I remembered that I got approved for Nyxia (which I’d requested a little while back). Ah well, no regrets—this one sounds good!
I got my pre-order of The Crown’s Fate last week, but I forgot to take pics. Needed to fix that, of course! And, of course I had to get a picture of my name in the acknowledgements
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- If you’re at BEA/BookCon right now or headed to ALA later this month, Lauren @ Shooting Stars Reviews gives this great list of other things you can do in Chicago or New York!
- Jackie @ Too Much of a Book Nerd tells us about The Power of Pingbacks: How to Properly Tag Someone
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 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 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 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)
- May Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Last chance to link up your May discussions and enter the giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to The Book Disciple for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or iBooks gift card!
- 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!
- Head over to Caffeinated Book Reviewer for a chance to win Wildfire, Slightly South of Simple and Iluminae
- 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!