This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
This was a big week for us as far as school went because we checked out our local high school’s 8th grade orientation and decided that Danielle is going to go to public school next year. There are so many awesome opportunities when it comes to clubs and such, and I think she’ll benefit from seeing friends every day (and having them nearer to us geographically). Plus, I’m not gonna lie, I’m looking forward to having more time to work on writing and some of my own personal goals. Nothing’s set in stone yet, but we’re definitely leaning toward the switch to public school for Danielle in high school. We shall see!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- My Writing & Reading Goals for 2018Top 10 of 2017: The Best of 2017!!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Love, Hate & Other Filters, Chaos in Kadoma Ward, Dating Down, and Harry Potter & the Cursed Child
- My Book Outlet Weakness (& Why My Latest Haul Is All Your Fault)
Next week on FYFA:
- Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry: Review & Giveaway
- Other stuff. 🙂
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.)
Somehow I missed putting last week’s celebrations up here (since there were none the week before), so I’m going to mention them so they get the recognition they deserve!
- January 13th – Girl of 1000 Wonders‘ Blogoversary
- January 16th – The Book Sage‘s Blogoversary
- January 18th – Author S.J. Pajonas‘s Birthday
And now for this week’s event:
- January 23rd – Tomes Projects‘ Blogoversary
I posted about my massive Book Outlet (& Barnes & Noble) haul yesterday! (Nothing else new.)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current talks about what makes a good villain.
- Goldilox and the Three Weres share their amazing organization system
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 DOWN AND ACROSS by Arvin Ahmadi to receive a YA-themed crossword puzzle with references to some of your favorite books and movies, a personalized, handwritten acrostic poem with your name, and a bookmark. (INT) (ends 1/23)
- 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. (INT) (ends 1/22)
- Pre-order MOONLIGHT SINS by Jennifer L. Armentrout to receive a limited edition signed swag pack. (ends 1/29)
- 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. (Some INT) (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 SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME by Katie McGarry and get an exclusive novella (ends 2/3)
- ***Pre-order THE QUEEN’S RISING by Rebecca Ross to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and two stickers, plus a chance to win more! (INT) (ends 2/5)
- ***Pre-order THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton to receive a signed alternate book cover postcard, bookmark and stickers. (INT) (ends 2/5)
- Pre-order AMERICAN PANDA by Gloria Chao to receive 2 extra scenes, a chance to name a future character, Easter Eggs, an Ask Me Anything section, and a first look at the upcoming American Panda cartoon. Plus the chance to win more! (ends 2/5)
- ***Pre-order THE PROBLIM CHILDREN by Natalie Lloyd to receive a bookmark, sticker, quote card and signed bookplate (ends 2/5)
- Pre-order ASSASSIN OF TRUTHS by Brenda Drake to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, and locker magnet and will be entered into a grand prize pack. (ends 2/6)
- ***Pre-order NEITHER by Airlie Anderson to receive a hand-painted bookplate (ends 2/12)
- Pre-order PEOPLE LIKE US by Dana Mele to receive a signed bookmark and a chance to win more! (ends 2/20)
- 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. (INT) (ends 2/26)
- ***Pre-order THE TRAITOR’S GAME by Jennifer A.. Neilsen to receive a signed quote card, temporary tattoo, signed bookplate, dagger keychain, teacher discussion guide, and an entry to win ARC of Resistance or Skype visit! (ends 2/26)
- ***Pre-order DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN by Tricia Levenseller to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark and an exclusive chapter from Riden’s PoV. (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)
- Pre-order THE MIDNIGHTS by Sarah Nicole Smetana to receive a postcard showcasing the beautiful cover, a fun bookmark, one randomly selected circle sticker, a signed bookplate, and the chance to win a grand prize pack! (INT) (ends 3/5)
- Pre-order CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi to receive a limited edition poster! (ends 3/5)
- ***Pre-order THE FINAL SIX by Alexandra Monir to receive a book of choice from the author’s backlist, a limited edition signed bookplate, a bookmark and a chance to win more! (INT) (ends 3/5)
- ***Pre-order THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan to receive an enamel pin, a signed print of an original painting, a bookmark print (carved & letterpressed), and a vinyl sticker with book quote. (ends 3/19)
- Pre-order IN HER SKIN by Kim Savage to receive a laptop decal and to be entered to win a custom-made Eponine Funko, as well as a Kindle Paperwhite! (ends 3/26)
- ***Pre-order DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland to receive stickers and 2 of 5 color and send postcards (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order ACE OF SHADES by Amanda Foody to receive three bookmarks with exclusive art inspired by the City of Sin, a signed bookplate, and a bonus quiz revealing which gang of New Reynes you’d claim as your own. (INT) (ends 4/9)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- Year-End Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway (With a Make Me Read It Twist) – Check out everyone’s year-end posts and enter to win!
- January 2018 Discussion Challenge Linkup & Giveaway! – Link up your January Discussion posts and enter to win!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Help Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders celebrate her blogoversary and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card!
- And then head over to The Book Sage to help Lloyd celebrate 7 years of blogging and enter to win any book he read last year!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win Copies of Scythe and Thunderhead Plus a Swatch watch
- Head over to FirstBookLove for a chance to win a signed copy of Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy.
- HMH Teen is turning 1! Enter to win an HMH Teen birthday swag bag (featuring a limited edition HMH Teen tote bag full of books!)
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win the Contract Killers Series (2 Books in Total) I LOVE YOU SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS and UNCONDITIONALLY
- Head over to We Live and Breathe books for a chance to win The First to Know by Abigail Johnson audiobook & swag!
- Austine is celebrating her 7th year of blogging! Head over to Novel Knight for a chance to win ARCs of REIGN OF THE FALLEN and REIGN THE EARTH (US) or a book of your choice from TBD/Wordery (INT)
- Lots of blogs participating in the January New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Xpresso Reads is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite and a $50 gift card
- Read It Forward is giving you the chance to win a Bundle of Literary Fiction Written by Women
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!