This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
We had a week off from our homeschool co-op this week, which SHOULD mean that I got lots of work on my book done, right? Well, somehow the week slipped away much more quickly than I expected it to. Still not sure where it all went. I’ve pretty much determined that the ONLY way I can get writing done is if I go to Starbucks. If I’m home, I end up doing… other stuff. Random other stuff. I did get a bit of writing done, and I also worked on my latest editing project. Should be done with that one this month.
On the 11th, NetGalley featured me on their blog for their YA Blogger Spotlight! If you haven’t already, I’d love it if you’d check it out!!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win the book!
- The Knowing by Sharon Cameron: 5-Star Review & Giveaway! – Still time to enter to win the book!
- The 16th Academy by Spencer Yacos: Review & Yacos’s Thoughts on YA Perfection
- Realistic Depiction of Mental Health in YA: Let’s Discuss – Read my thoughts on the topic and check out a book that’s celebrating its 3rd birthday!
Next week on FYFA:
- YA Brooding Hero by Carrie DiRisio: Review & Broody’s Top Ten Addictions
- Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko: Review and Giveaway
- Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:
- Jessica @ a GREAT read won the September Book Blog Discussion Giveaway. She chose Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel. Congrats!
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.)
- October 18th – Michelle @ Book Briefs‘ Birthday
I actually bought these last week, but I forgot to mention them. My mom and I were going to go to the Colleen Hoover event at Anderson’s for her birthday because it’s been years since we’ve seen her, but then we realized it was literally just a signing line, and we weren’t all that excited anymore. So, instead we switched to the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver event (so glad we did—it was lots of fun!!). I still got the copy of Without Merit for my mom and I also bought copies of They Both Die at the End and Ringer (which I didn’t include in the picture since I’m using it as a giveaway—I already had the ARC, which I got signed and personalized. The Adam Silvera book is personalized as well).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Mara @ Mara Was Here shares about Confusing Book Reviews that Don’t Match Their Ratings
- Mikaela @ The Well-Thumbed Reader talks about The Fine Line Between Plagiarism and Inspiration
- AJ @ Read All the Things asks Can We Please Not Make Assumptions?
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 SAM & EVA by Debbie Ridpath Ohi and get a one-of-a-kind hand-painted signed keepsake! (ends 10/15)
- Pre-order BROODING YA HERO by Carrie DiRisio to receive stickers, bookmarks and limited edition postcards. You can even get these pre-order prizes if you request that the book be purchased by your local library! (ends (10/15)
- 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)
- Pre-order LOLA DUTCH IS A LITTLE BIT MUCH and receive a digital package that includes: Coloring Pages, Paper Puppets, Mini Guided Learning Activities with Lola and much more! (ends 1/29)
- ***Preorder REIGN THE EARTH by A.C. Gaughen to receive an exclusive map poster. (ends 1/29)
- ***Pre-order THE CASE FOR JAMIE by Brittany Cavallaro to receive a signed book and exclusive Charlotte Holmes swag. (ends 3/5)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- September Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (with a Make Me Read It Twist)
- Quick Recap of the Adam Silvera/Lauren Oliver Author Event (& a Giveaway!) – Still time to enter to win a signed copy of Ringer!
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Rebel Mommy Book Blog for a chance to win Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
- Head over to Metaphors and Moonlight for a chance to win a Copy of BERSERKER by Emmy Laybourne
- It’s Darque Dreamer Reads’ Birthday and she’s celebrating with a big giveaway!
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win A Short History of the Girl Next Door
- Penguin Random House is giving away some Wicked Reads and a Star Wars Prize Pack!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win Krysten Ritter’s Debut Novel: Bonfire
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win a finished copy of THE INNOCENCE TREATMENT
- It’s It Starts at Midnight’s four-year blogoversary!! Tell Shannon you love her and then enter her giveaway for (and I quote) “Whatever the Hell You Want (INT)“! (See why I love her so?)
- Also head over to It Starts at Midnight for the Shattering Stigmas giveaway, where Six Winners Will Receive a Mental Health Book of Choice (INT)
- Lots of blogs participating in the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop!
- YA & Wine has a few giveaways going on (check her site for even more). Enter to win a hardcover copy of Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor and a hardcover copy of Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni.
- Penguin is giving you the chance to surprise your book club with free books for a year!
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a special Hunting Prince Dracula Prize Pack
- Underlined is doing a Fall Fantasy Sweepstakes!
- 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.
- Check out the Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway
- 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!