This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I took a little bit of a breather this week, at least from posting. I had a lot of comments and discussion posts, etc. to catch up with after I got my editing done, and I decided to spend my free time doing that this week instead of writing more posts. (I’m still not even 100% caught up.) I still haven’t heard about that writing workshop. They apparently received a lot of applications, and they’re still going through them. 🙁 We shall see!
Yesterday, my mom and I attended Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast. It was a great event—watch for a recap later this week (or possibly next week, since I have month-end posts going up this week).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
Next week on FYFA:
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Review & Giveaway
- February Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up
- February Recap
- March Discussion Challenge Link-Up and Giveaway
- (Possibly my recap of the Anderson’s Children’s Lit Breakfast, but that will probably wait a 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.)
- February 27th – Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout‘s Birthday & Blogoversary!
- February 27th – Jess @ Princessica of Books‘ Birthday
- February 28th – Sue @ Crushing Cinders‘ Birthday
- March – Jane @ Janepedia‘s Birthday
- March – Rebel Mommy Book Blog‘s Blogoversary (and check out her baby news in my “Around the Blogosphere” section below!!!)
- March 1st – The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s Blogoversary
- March 2nd – Pink Polka Dot Books‘ Blogoversary
I got books from Anderson’s Children’s Lit Breakfast (one that was free and several I bought), but I’m going to post those pics in my recap post.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog had her baby girl!!! Check out this adorable pic of little Baby Laurel and give Grace your love!
- I was super excited to read this Neal Shusterman news over at Falconer’s Library!
- Aimee @ Aimee, Always tells us How to Style Your Book Reviews to Make Your Readers Love Your Content!
- Kymberlee @ All the Diversity asks Is it wrong to judge books that we haven’t read?
- Austine @ Novel Knight gives great advice in her post, On Creating a Brand: Who are you as a Book Professional?
- Wendy over @ Falconer’s Library got over 2000 retweets almost 9000 likes (so far) for her tweet against arming teachers. (She also got trolled, so make sure you go over there and give her your love!)
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!
- 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 OLIVIA TWIST by Lorie Langdon to receive “Mistaken Identities” a 4-page graphic novel illustrated scene! (INT)(ends 3/5)
- ***Pre-order GENESIS by Brendan Reich to receive a custom NEMESIS button pack and a chance to win a trip to YALLFest! (ends 3/5)
- 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 HERO AT THE FALL by Alwyn Hamilton to receive a PDF version of TALES FROM SAND & SEA, a short story collection for the REBEL OF THE SANDS world (and you might also receive postcards, stickers and temporary tattoos). (ends 3/12)
And if you were one of the next 50 people to order after that you’ll be getting the temporary tattoos!
- ***Pre-order NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Heather Ezell to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, postcard, and a custom designed map print of Orange County/the world of NLTB to follow Audrey through her day. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize giveaway! (ends 3/12)
- 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 OVER RAGING TIDES by Jennifer Ellision to receive a signed bookmark (plus, Jen will be donating 50% of her pre-order proceeds to Everytown for Gun Safety). (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 NOTHING BUT SKY by Amy Trueblood to receive a signed bookmark, signed bookplate and character stickers. Plus you’ll be entered to win a prize packs! (INT)(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)
- ***Pre-order LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli to receive a signed postcard with a scene from the book that Becky drew and painted. (INT)(ends 4/23)
- Preorder A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order ONLY HUMAN by Sylvain Neuvel to receive an exclusive Kara Resnik dog tag! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy to receive pre-order swag. (ends 5/6)
- ***Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (ends 6/4)
- ***Pre-order NYXIA UNLEASHED by Scott Reintgen to receive a signed postcard featuring one of four favorite characters from the Nyxia series. (ends 7/16)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)
- January 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
- It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!
- February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- If you’re in the UK, head over to Strupag.com for a chance to win a paperback copy of Scythe!
- Check out the scavenger hunt-style giveaway for Reclaiming Shilo Snow.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!