This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Well, I finished my edit of my MG novel this week (for now—I’m sure there will be more rounds of editing to come!) So now I’m trying to catch up on all things blogging. I’ve finally caught up on comments and I’m trying to get to all the discussion challenge and wrap-up posts read. I’m doing my best but sorry if I haven’t been around in a little while!
Other than that, there’s not much else to report this week. Oh, except, I won two more giveaways. Like, it’s starting to get scary, guys (awesome scary, though). 🙂
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Belles, The Hazel Wood, The Ambrose Deception, The Altered History of Willow Sparks
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.)
- February 9th – Sorry that I missed Janepedia’s blogoversary—I missed this new birthday/blogoversary submission. Check out her 8th blogoversary post HERE!
- February 21st – Cilla @ Paved With Books‘ Birthday
- February 21st – My Expanding Bookshelf‘s Blogoversary
- February 22nd – Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders‘ Birthday
- February 24th – Book Briefs‘ Blogoversary
- February 24th – Jessica @ jessicasblog45‘s Birthday
- February 24th – Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek‘s Birthday
I received The Hazel Wood audiobook awhile back, but I forgot to post a pic (because it was in my car so I could listen to it). Macmillan also sent me this cute poster with a gold Sharpie. It was a little battered when it got here, but my daughter enjoyed it anyway. She’s been doing a little coloring! Thanks, Macmillan!
I went a little crazy with pre-approved review books this week. (I couldn’t help myself—they looked so good!). First I got Now a Major Motion Picture from Sourcebooks and then I picked up Tyler Johnson Was Here, The Astonishing Color of After, and The Inventors at No. 8, all from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Remember how a few weeks ago, I said I’d won five giveaways recently. Well, I’d forgotten about one. I also won You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone from Fantastic Flying Book Tours! I also got one of my other wins in the mail: An audiobook of The First to Know that I won from We Live and Breathe Books.
I bought 14 copies of Tom Sawyer from The Book Outlet for my homeschool co-op language arts class and, of course, I had to add a few things to the order so that I could get free shipping. 🙂
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- GirlXOXO shares this amazing 2018 Reading Challenges Tracker
- Wendy @ Falconer’s Tale shares about the stigma of LGBTQ educators in her post: Mirrors, but also Aspirations
- Did you know that Karen @ Kissin’ Blue Karen is opening her own bookstore in Connecticut? Find out about it and help her make her dream a reality!
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 PEOPLE LIKE US by Dana Mele to receive a signed bookmark and a chance to win more! (ends 2/20)
- ***Preorder SWITCHED to receive an exclusive chapbook with the first chapters of Switched and a sneak peek at Jen Calonita’s Misfits, book 1 in the Royal Academy Rebels series. (ends 2/26)
- 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 I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman (or send Penguin a postcard) to get a copy of IF I STAY or JUST ONE DAY! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order FAILING UP by Leslie Odom, Jr. to receive a limited edition print signed by Leslie Odom, Jr.! (ends 3/26)
- 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 LOST CROW CONSPIRACY by Rosalyn Eves to receive a fridge magnet with a quote from the book (featuring one of the author’s illustrations), a temporary tattoo, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (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 SOMETIMES YOU FLY by Katherine Applegate to receive a signed deluxe art print. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order SCOURGED by Kevin Hearne to receive an Iron Druid fan kit—including an exclusive art print, signed by the author! (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)
- Pre-order THE DIMINISHED by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson to receive one of the 6 character cards, a bookplate, a bookmark, a postcard and a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! (ends 4/9)
- Preorder A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy to receive pre-order swag. (ends 5/6)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
- By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell: Review, Giveaway & Questell’s Top Ten Addictions
- It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!
- February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a finished copy of The Belles!
- Head over to S.J. Pajonas’s website for the blitz for SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS and a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift card!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Movie Night Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Starcrossed Book Blog for a chance to win a KISS COLLECTOR ARC with Bookmark and Mint Tin!
- It’s The Frozen Book Blog’s 1st blogoversary and Heather is giving away a $25 Erin Condren Gift Card and more! (This ends today and there aren’t many entries, so I’d jump on it!)
- Enter to win one of 50 copies of Orphan Monster Spy!
- Claire Luana is giving away physical copies of TEN of the best Young Adult Fantasy Romance reads!
- Head over to Live Love Read for a chance to win a signed hardcover copy of Reign the Earth!
- Simon & Schuster is giving away audiobooks, gift cards and more!
- Head over to YA Books Central for a chance to win a signed poster of the book cover for The Belles.
- Enter to win the Romance Is in the Air $100 Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash giveaway!
- Xpresso Reads is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite and a $50 gift card
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!