This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
How is September almost over? Seriously, I’m baffled by the passage of time lately. This week… things happened. I don’t remember what, but I remember that I did stuff.
Oh, wait—I do remember one thing. My daughter got 13 inches of her hair cut off so we could donate it to Locks of Love. She always gets comments on her long hair, so it was tough to let it go, but she loves her new shorter style. Makes so many things easier!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR
- A Spoiler-Filled Discussion of One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
- Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win the first two books in the series!
Next week on FYFA:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of One Dark Throne, A Crown of Wishes, Before She Ignites, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer
- Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up
- 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 24th – Super Space Chick‘s Blogoversary
- September 25th – Jolien @ The Fictional Reader‘s Birthday
- September 29th – Eva @ All Books Considered‘s Birthday
- September 29th – Words And Peace‘s Blogoversary
I loved the first two books in this series, so I’m eager to read Seize Today.
I won Counting Wolves on Lisa Loves Literature, so thanks, Lisa!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Michelle @ Book Briefs has created a fantastic list of Bookstagram Accounts
- Author Rachel R. Smith tells us a Little Free Library story about how her book traveled the world
- Cait @ Paper Fury gives us 18 Writing Life Hacks That Will Change Your World
- Epic Reads has this fun quiz to see if you can recognize YA books from their one-line description
- Krysta over at Pages Unbound tells us Why You Should Support Libraries Even if You Don’t Use Them
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 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 THE RULES OF MAGIC by Alice Hoffman to be entered to win a signed bookplate! (ends 10/6)
- 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 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green to receive an exclusive limited edition notebook! (UK ONLY—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 THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang to receive a swag bundle. Plus the first 150 pre-orders will receive a wish bracelet and buttons as well! (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order THE SPEAKER by Traci Chee (from a participating store) to receive a custom journal emblazoned with the Guard symbol and a quote, a signed bookplate, and three decals designed for each of the groups in THE SPEAKER. (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order THIS MORTAL COIL by Emily Suvata to receive a signed bookmark, a numbered, signed, limited-print bookplate, 2 colorful DNA Origami sheets so you can fold your own DNA models, a letter with exclusive insights and secrets about the world of THIS MORTAL COIL, and a chance to win the grand prize pack! (ends 11/6)
- ***Pre-order THE REBELS OF GOLD by Elise Kova to get exclusive swag. The more pre-orders that are received, the more swag will be unlocked. (ends 12/4)
- 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)
- A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland: Review, Giveaway and Sutherland’s Top Ten Addictions – Last chance 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.
- 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 Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a signed 3 book OH SUSANNAH prize pack and a set of 48 colored artist pencils.
- Head over to Girl Plus Books for the cover reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest and enter to win a SURPRISE SIGNED PRIZE PACK (containing multiple signed JLA books & swag)
- Lots of blogs participating in the Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop!
- Check out the Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway
- Head over to With Love for Books for a chance to win adorable Stacked books earrings
- Enter for a chance to win a New York Comic Con Books Prize Pack!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win Andy Weir’s New Book: Artemis!
- YA Books Central has a HUGE giveaway of Buzzworthy Books going on!
- 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
- 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!