This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I won NaNoWriMo! Got my 50,000 words, but I still need to finish the book. BUT I’m putting it on hold just for a bit so I can finish my edits to my MG book. I have the opportunity to send it out to a few people because of the conference I went to, so I want to get the book in shape so I can take advantage of that!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
Still a light week here, since I only posted three times and two of those posts were link-ups. Now that NaNo is over, I should be getting back to normal!
- November Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Link up your November wrap-up posts here!
- December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up December discussion posts and enter to win the giveaway!
- November Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – Find out what you might have missed on the blog in November and see what my favorite read was
Next week on FYFA:
- Island of Exiles & Sea of Strangers: Review & Giveaway
- When in Rome by CJ Duggan: Review
- Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne: Review
- 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up
- My mega list of 2018 reading challenges!
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.)
- December 5th – Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist‘s Blogoversary
- December 5th – The Bookish Thought‘s Blogoversary
- December 7th – Lola’s Reviews‘ Blogoversary
I got an email from Amazon that I could get $5 off an ebook, so I picked up Not Your Sidekick! I also received a PageHabit box, but I’m going to tell you about it later in case some people haven’t gotten theirs yet.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Terri @ Second Run Reviews writes: How the Books I Read Reflect Who I Am and Who I Want to Be
- Tasya @ The Literary Huntress tells us about some fictional things she wants for Christmas
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 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 HEART ON FIRE by Amanda Bouchet to receive a limited edition poster! (ends 1/1)
- 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 REIGN OF THE FALLEN by Sarah Glenn Marsh t0 receive a set of 7 beautiful character art cards, a bookmark and a signed bookplate. (ends 11/22)
- 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 LOSING BRAVE by Bailee Madison & Stefne Miller to receive an exclusive swag pack, including a Bonus Chapter, exclusive video from Bailee Madison, and signed book poster! (ends 1/29)
- Pre-Order HEART OF IRON by Ashley Poston to receive 1 of 4 (or all 4, depending on where you order from) ultra-exclusive holographic character prints and a signed bookplate. (ends 2/26)
- 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)
- November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your November discussions and enter to win!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Enter to win this month’s NOVLbox from @TheNovl!
- Lots of blogs participating in the New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Wendy MacLeod MacKnight is giving away a hardcover copy of It’s a Mystery, Pig Face!, The Stars Beneath Our Feet and The Someday Birds.
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
- Head over to Fiction Fare for a chance to win Expelled & a PODO camera.
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win the Owlcrate cover of Wild Beauty
- Enter to win the Smitten Word holiday giveaway extravaganza for a $50 Amazon gift card!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win a Jólabókaflóð Book Flood
- Enter the Batman: Nightwalker ARC and Signed Wonder Woman: Warbringer Sweepstakes!
- 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!