This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
First off, Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate (and happy holidays to those of you who celebrate other things this time of year)!
I decided that since tomorrow is Christmas Eve, I’d put up my Sunday Post a day early this week. That way it’s done and out of mind so I can just enjoy the holiday.
Unfortunately, I spent most of this week sick with a sore throat, stuffy nose and general miserableness. I didn’t end up getting much blogging in (only two posts, one of which was already half written because I’d been writing reviews for the short stories in the anthology as I read). Still, that meant that I got some extra reading in because I didn’t feel up to doing much else. (See, there’s always a silver lining!)
These two posts are older, but I want to make sure everyone knows they’re up:
- 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up – It’s time! Sign up for 2018 today!
- Looking for a List of 2018 Reading/Book Blogging Challenges? Look No Further! – This is my master list, and it keeps growing! I’ve already added at least 25 new challenges since I published it, so bookmark it and keep checking back!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet: Anthology Review
- Do I Like Some Books Better as Audiobooks? Let’s Discuss.
Next week on FYFA:
Again, my plans for this week aren’t particularly solidified, but I’ll probably review this one since I didn’t get to it last week:
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater: Series Review
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 26th – Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf’s Birthday
I downloaded Everless from Edelweiss after seeing Karen’s review over at Kissin’ Blue Karen. The other two books are books I technically already had.
A Distant Heart I picked up at ALA this year. I’ve been meaning to read Sonali Dev for forever because she’s local (and I saw her speak at RT several years ago and really loved her)—then I accidentally got another copy from NetGalley when I clicked on the wrong link in the email I received from Barclay Publicity.
Ignite is a book I got years ago from NetGalley. I decided to try and make it my mission to clear out some of the older books in my NetGalley account. But when I went to go read this one, I couldn’t find it on my Kindle. Luckily, it was free on Amazon, so I downloaded it and now I can officially call it read!
I got these HP Funkos for Christmas from my sister-in-law!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Angel @ Avid Reader gives great advice on using #BooksForTrade (and gives us a downloadable spreadsheet for tracking purposes too!)
- Jen Ryland shares her adorable bookish Christmas Decor!
- Kirkus reviews released its list of the Best Teen Books of 2017, and I haven’t actually read all that many of them. 🙁
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 CHAINBREAKER by Tara Sim to receive Character cards of Meena, Akash, and Zavier, as well as a bookmark and a special quote print! (ends 1/1)
- 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 1/7)
- 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 TRULY DEVIOUS by Maureen Johnson from select bookstores to receive a signed copy and an exclusive Maureen Johnson Detection Club sticker (ends 1/15)
- 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 1/22)
- ***Pre-order GIRL ON POINTE by Chloe Lukasiak to receive an exclusive poster! (INT) (ends 1/22)
- 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 WIRES AND NERVE VOLUME 2 by Marissa Meyer to receive an Iko print signed by Marissa Meyer! (ends 1/29)
- Pre-order KEEPER by Kim Chance to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate and stickers, plus the chance to win even more! (INT) (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)
- The Evaporation of Sofi Snow: Review and Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a prize pack!
- Island of Exiles and Sea of Strangers by Erica Cameron: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a prize pack!
- December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up December discussion posts and enter to win the giveaway!
- November Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a “Make Me Read It” Twist) – Check out everyone’s November wrap-up posts and enter to win the giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Enter to win a $500 gift card to the indie bookstore of your choice!
- Head over to Olivia’s Catastrophe for a chance to win a Finished Copy of The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily
- Head over to Britanny’s Book Rambles for a chance to win a Hardcover of FIREBLOOD
- Help Angel pick her next read and enter to win a gift card giveaway while you’re at it!
- Once Upon a Twilight is giving away a box of 10 books! Check the post out for titles.
- It’s Freda @ Freda’s Voice’s birthday and she’s giving away a book to celebrate!
- Head over to YA Bibliophile for a chance to win books from the Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard!
- S.J. Pajonas is giving away paperbacks of all three books in her sci-fi Nogiku Series!!
- YA authors Clara Kensie, Jessica Hawke, Derek Murphy, Melissa Craven, and Nicole Kelley are giving away a Twilight prize pack that includes the Illustrated Guide and swag!
- Enter to win this month’s NOVLbox from @TheNovl!
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a Box of Planner Supplies
- Lots of blogs participating in the New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win Jólabókaflóð Book Flood!
- 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!