This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not much new to tell you this week. I’m steadily working on an editing project, which means I haven’t had much time to work on editing my own book. Hoping to get to it some this week, since we have some time off of school, but we shall see!
Other than that, it was just… a week. A busy one, but just normal busy. My One Year Adventure Novel class is off to a fun start. The kids have some great synopses, so I’m excited about what the year will bring!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your August wrap-up posts here! (Sorry to those of you who tried to link up on the 31st and found the linky closed—it’s open again, and I added links for the people who left them in the comments!)
- Bite-Sized Reviews Audiobook Edition: Midnight Jewel, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, Firstlife and Of Beast and Beauty
- July & August Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – I recapped both July and August on the blog!
- September Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your September discussions here and enter the giveaway!
- What Constitutes a Blogging Slump? Let’s Discuss.
Next week on FYFA:
- The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle – I didn’t get to this one last week, but hopefully this week!
- A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland: Review, Giveaway and Sutherland’s Top Ten Addictions
- Monthly Wrap-Up Round Up Giveaway
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures won the July Discussion Challenge Giveaway (which ended at the beginning of August, but I totally forgot about it because I was on vacation!). She won a book set in any country except the US, so she chose Moonshadow by Thea Harrison.
- John Smith won my signed copy of We Were Liars from ALA!
- Denise Carlson won my latest Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway and she chose Your Next 24 Hours: One Day of Kindness Can Change Everything
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 7th – Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review‘s Birthday
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- For all you Aussies out there, there’s a new auction going on via Twitter to help refugees in Australia:
#authorsforasylum. Check out all the posts for offerings!
- Deb @ The Book Stop shares how one author responded to negative reviews by writing a better book
- Tasya @ The Literary Huntress compares high school in the US vs Indonesia
- Pamela Nicole @ Reverie Society tells us things she’d like to see in YA books with Latinx rep
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity asks, Do Some Storylines Only Work In Certain Genres?
- Did you know about Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures lending library?
- Fleur Henley gives great advice on How to Read When You Hate Reading
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight gives us Tough Choices of The 100: What Would You Do?
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 FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie Dao. Be one of the first 30 to enter and you’ll receive a bookmark, bookplate, and a chance at a cute, handmade stuffed snake (ends soon, since there are only 30, but it looks like she’s doing a series of pre-order giveaways!)
- Pre-order TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive pouch! (ends 9/4)
- Pre-order I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin to receive your very own phone pocket! (ends 9/4)
- Pre-order CINDERELLA, NECROMANCER by F.M Bougham to receive a bookmark, postcard with cover art, signed bookplate, chocolate hazelnut tea and lavender tulsi tea. You’ll also be entered to win lots more prizes! (ends 9/4)
- Pre-order GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust to receive a snow globe picture frame! (ends 9/4)
- Pre-order BEHIND THE SONG edited by K.M. Walton & including stories from lots of great authors to receive a FREE download of three songs by the contributors. Plus, everyone who pre-orders will be entered to win a $50 gift card to iTunes to find the songs that match your heartbeat. (ends 9/4)
- Pre-order WELCOME HOME edited by Eric Smith and including stories from lots of other amazing authors to receive signed postcards, autographed by Young Adult rockstars Adi Alsaid, Courtney C. Stevens, Dave Connis, Kate Watson, and Shannon M. Parker. (ends 9/4)
- 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 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 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 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)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- August Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Last chance to link up your August discussions here and enter the giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is celebrating 10 years of blogging with a $20 Paypal giveaway!
- 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
- AJ @ Reads All the Things is celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway of a book of your choice!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win their favorite reads of August!
- 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!