This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Today I’m headed to the 6th Annual Novel Cuisine Luncheon, which is organized by author Liza Wiemer, Heidi Zweifel of YA Bibliophile and Jaime & Erin Arkin of Fiction Fare. I went to this event last year and it was tons of fun. They make all sorts of dishes from different books—it’s quite a spread! Plus, we can bring books to donate and/or trade, which my husband loves because that means two giant piles of books make their way out of our bedroom. (And I bring back way less than I donate—I promise!)
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: A Storyboard Review – My first story board review! It was just as fun (and time-consuming) as I expected it to be!
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: What Would You Do With Your Very Last Day?
- If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When One Mistake Changes Everything
- A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland: Review, Giveaway and Sutherland’s Top Ten Addictions – Still time to enter to win one of three copies of the book!
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (with a new, interactive Make Me Read It twist) – Make sure you check out the new format for the giveaway. I think it’s going to be really fun and it has the possibility of being more interactive.
Next week on FYFA:
- A recap of the 6th Annual Novel Cuisine Luncheon
- Some bite-sized reviews
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- None this week!
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.)
- September 12th – Jordin @ A Bottomless Book Bag‘s Birthday
- September 12th – Remembered Deservedly‘s Blogoversary
- September 13th – Lunar Rainbows Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- September 14th – Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven‘s Birthday
- September 15th – The Fictional Reader‘s Blogoversary
It’s been a while since I’ve downloaded anything on NetGalley or Edelweiss (I got SO many books from ALA that I’m trying to resist getting more), but when I went to go add in my review of They Both Die at the End, of course I couldn’t help but take a look through what Harper’s got out there right now. I only downloaded three, though!
I’ve seen Release on several blogs recently and decided that I need to jump on this bandwagon. I need to read this one soon, since it’s a September release (no pun intended). I also downloaded Love, Life and the List because… Kasie West. (Need I say more?) And then I picked up Dare Mighty Things. Just because it looks awesome. (I’m right though, right?)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Take a look at these horrifically amazing murder cakes that were made for the Godsgrave release party!
- Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books has a fun post and link-up: Oops, I Don’t Like A Famous Book. WHAT DO I DO???
- Cait @ Paper Fury tells us 10 Of The Weirdest Things About The Online Life Of A Book Blogger
- Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader talks about The Dilemma Of Reading Diverse Books As A Diverse Reader
- Hachette shared The Story Behind the Sibling Relationship in Little & Lion
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!
Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!
- Pre-order THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera and you can enter to win annotated copies of all three of Adam’s books! (ends 9/10)
- Pre-order FIREBLOOD by Ellie Blake to receive a free EXCLUSIVE bonus chapter! (ends 9/11)
- Pre-order BEFORE SHE IGNITES by Jodi Meadows to receive calligraphy cards with BEFORE SHE IGNITES quotes, a bookmark, signed bookplate, a postcard, and a very special dragon card with art! (ends 9/11)
- Pre-order WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW by Sarah Porter to receive a signed bookplate with original artwork. (ends 9/11)
- Pre-order ODD & TRUE by Cat Winters to receive a limited-edition Odd & True print. (ends 9/11)
- 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)
- Pre-order SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, signed postcard, and the full set of character cards. Plus, you’ll be entered to win even more cool things like bottle cap earrings and a Shakespeare insults print! (ends 9/16)
- Pre-order ONE DARK THRONE by Kendare Blake to receive a set of custom THREE DARK CROWNS SERIES playing cards! (ends 9/18)
- Pre-order HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco to receive a special limited-edition novella featuring a STALKING JACK THE RIPPER story told from Thomas Cresswell’s perspective. (ends 9/18)
- Pre-order MOXIE By Jennifer Mathieu to receive stickers, buttons, temporary tattoos, a mini-zine and more! (ends 9/18)
- Pre-order THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE NIGHTMARE KING by Max Brallier to receive a zombie slugger, bookplate signed by the author, and to have your child’s name listed in the Acknowledgements of Last Kids book #4! (ends 9/24)
- ***Pre-order INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin to receive a FREE set of five character trading cards designed by Elvishness. (ends 9/25)
- Pre-order STARFISH by Akemi Dawn Bowman to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark featuring a quote from the book, and a gorgeous STARFISH promo card! (ends 9/25)
- Pre-order THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS by Leigh Bardugo to receive a quince flower enamel pin. You’ll also be entered to win one of six grand prize packages! (ends 9/25)
- Pre-order THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins to receive a custom keychain wallet! (ends 9/25)
- Pre-order AHIMSA by Supriha Kelkar to receive a bookmark, bookplate and mini coloring sheet. (ends 10/1)
- Pre-order HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN ILLUSTRATED EDITION and receive a Knight Bus tote bag (UK & ROI Only. If you’re in AUS or NZ, find the offer HERE). (ends 10/1)
- Pre-order GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford to receive 3 adorable buttons in a green pouch. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order RINGER by Lauren Oliver to receive an exclusive never-before-seen digital chapter from REPLICA. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order BROODING YA HERO by Carrie DiRisio to receive stickers, bookmarks and limited edition postcards. (ends (10/2)
- ***Pre-order BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU by Libba Bray to receive a FREE custom book plate signed by Libba Bray AND a set of three “The Diviners” tarot cards. (ends 10/2)
- Pre-order GRAY WOLF ISLAND by Tracey Neithercott to receive a book map, character stickers, post card, bookmark, signed bookplate and illustrated character print (first 15 people). Plus, you’ll be entered to win even more! (ends 10/9)
- ***Pre-order DARE MIGHTY THINGS by Heather Kaczynski to receive a signed DMT bookplate, DMT bookmark, and metallic DMT temporary tattoo. The first 25 pre-orders also receive a sparkly I Believe in Science enamel pin. Everyone will also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 10/9)
- Pre-order IT DEVOURS! by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor to receive a free audio download of chapter two, performed by the one and only Cecil Baldwin! (ends 10/16)
- ***Pre-order THE EMPRESS by S.J. Kincaid for a chance to win a signed Empress cover, author illustrated THE DIABOLIC and INSIGNIA trilogy, clock, USB hub, fun little magnets, bookmark, pin and quote cards! (ends 10/30)
- ***Pre-order RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer to receive your choice of a Renegades or Anarchist button pack! (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne to receive a signed bookmark, bookplate, postcard with ROSEMARKED map, a PDF of bonus content emailed to you with a self edit letter Blackburne wrote to herself after the first draft, and an early deleted scene that shows how the book could have gone in a VERY different direction. (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order RETRIBUTION RAILS by Erin Bowman to receive Kate & Jesse — an exclusive novella set after the events of Vengeance Road and only available via this pre-order campaign! You’ll also receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, stickers, a Vengeance Road laptop decal and two Vengeance Road quote cards. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order MEET CUTE by various authors, including Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton and Katie Cotugno, to receive a set of 6 pins based on the cover! (ends 1/1)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your September discussions here and enter the giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Girl Plus Books for a chance to win a SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed books & swag from Jennifer L. Armentrout)
- YA Books Central has a HUGE giveaway of Buzzworthy Books going on!
- Star-Crossed Book Blog also has a blogoversary celebration going on with LOTS of prizes!
- Enter to win this adorable Wonder Woman prize pack! (As a warning, I think you get signed up for author newsletters.)
- Lots of blogs participating in the September New-Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to YA Books Central to see the cover for City of Bastards and enter to win one of Four Hardcover Copies of Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win 4 Books About True Stories!
- 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!