This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I’m pretty much back on track with NaNo this week. I still have a little bit to make up but not enough to stress about. I still don’t expect to actually finish the novel by the end of November, but I should get my 50,000 words in and have enough momentum to keep going!
Of course, keeping up with NaNo has made it hard for me to stay on top of reading and blogging, so sorry if I’ve been scarce this week! (And that’s the main reason this post is going up so late today!)
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Serial Box: A New Way to Read? My Thoughts on The Fisher of Bones and ReMade…
- Introducing My 2017 NaNoWriMo Novel
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The November Girl, Haven, and The Magic Misfits
Next week on FYFA:
- Whichwood by Taherah Mafi: Review – Meant to get to this one last week, but I didn’t manage it.
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.)
- November 19th – Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight‘s Birthday
- November 21st – Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward‘s Birthday
- November 22nd – Worth Reading It?‘s Blogoversary
I received Meet Cute on NetGalley from HMH Books for Young Readers. I’m really looking forward to these stories!
And I was super excited to get Aru Shah and the End of Time in the mail from Disney!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Malinda Lo gives us LGBTQ YA by the Numbers: 2015-16
- Terri @ Second Run Reviews gives advice on Listening To Audiobooks In 3 Easy Steps
Listed in order of release date. 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 CHAOS OF STANDING STILL by Jessica Brody to receive a bookplate signed by the author, a “boarding pass” bookmark, a special, annotated Denver Airport Map so you can follow along with Ryn and Xander on their adventure through the airport, and a “Stranded Passenger” Bingo Card. (INT) (ends 11/27)
- 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 EVER THE BRAVE by Erin Summerill to receive a 5×7 custom art print, a quote card, a temporary tattoo and signed bookmark and bookplate. (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 YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Rachel Lynn Solomon to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate with evil eye pattern, and an exclusive short story that catches up with the protagonists five years later. You’ll also be entered to win a themed prize pack. (ends 1/1)
- ***Pre-order THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black to receive a signed bookplate, enamel pin & bookmark. (ends 1/1)
- Pre-order NICE TRY, JANE SINNER by Lianne Oelke to receive a signed bookmark, two stickers, and a chance to win much, more more. (ends 11/7)
- Pre-order UNEARTHED by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner to receive an exclusive e-short set before the events of These Broken Stars, an autographed bookplate especially designed to go in your book, and a chance to get your name the sequel to Unearthed! (ends 1/8)
- ***Pre-order LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS by Samira Ahmed to receive a custom button set! (Plus a signed, personalized copy and a hand-lettered art print, if you pre-order from Anderson’s) (ends 1/15)
- Pre-order IRON GOLD by Pierce Brown to receive an exclusive art print featuring the book’s characters! (ends 1/16)
- Pre-order ZENITH by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings to receive a Zenith necklace. (ends 1/16)
- 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)
- Pre-order REIGN THE EARTH by A.C. Gaughen to receive an exclusive map poster. (ends 1/29)
- Pre-order THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert to receive an exclusive set of 10 “tarot-inspired” character cards. (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)
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Last chance to link up and enter!
- Haven by Mary Lindsey: Giveaway (& My First Impressions) – Still time to win a swag box including books (or a $15 Amazon gift card for INT winner)
- October Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist) – Still time to enter to win a book from my Make Me Read It Giveaway list!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win their Lady Sleuth Lit Sweepstakes
- Head over to Book Lady’s Reviews for a chance to win a The November Girl Swag Pack
- Enter the Batman: Nightwalker ARC and Signed Wonder Woman: Warbringer Sweepstakes!
- Head over to BookCrushin’ for a chance to win season 1 of REMADE on SerialBox!
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is participating the Cash for Christmas Giveaway!
- Enter to win this month’s NOVLbox from @TheNovl!
- 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?)
- 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!