This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I don’t know where my head has been this week, but it apparently hasn’t been attached to me. It was one of those weeks where I just felt so scatterbrained. On Sunday, I forgot to show up to something at church. Then I forgot to order books for my co-op language arts class and missed half my daughter’s guitar/voice lesson because we assumed her teacher was out of town—we had reasons, but I won’t go into a long explanation. Suffice it to say, I should have checked. Today, I figured out I was a day late for submitting something for the conference I’m going to in June. Oh, and I’ve been late with my tweets for everyone’s birthdays and blogoversaries these past two weeks. I’m hoping my brain comes back someday soon.
Two of my co-op classes (the acting classes) are done now, but the kids in my language arts class asked if we could continue the class until the end of the extended semester (so, Mid-May). How could I turn that down? I mean, the kids want to keep coming to class. We’re reading Breadcrumbs from Anne Ursu (along with Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” since the book is based on it). So, one more month of my last two classes and I’ll be done—probably for good. It’s both sad and exciting.
My family has been watching Malinda Kathleen Reese’s Google Translate Sings on YouTube the last few days. If you’ve never seen these, you need to check them out because they are hilarious! My husband and I were seriously laughing so hard on Friday night we were crying.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- Why Is Voice in Writing So Hard? And Do You Think About It When You Read? Let’s Discuss.
- Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert: So Much I Want to Say About this Book (But I Can’t)
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, it’s easy! Just fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)
- April 15th – Aeriko @ The Reading Armchair‘s Birthday
- April 15th – Laura @ Boats Against The Current‘s Birthday
- April 15th – Paved With Books‘ Blogoversary
- April 17th – Life Among the Pages‘ Blogoversary
Nothing this week!
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 EVERYBODY, ALWAYS by Bob Goff to receive immediate digital and audio access to the first 3 chapters and an exclusive pin. (ends 4/16)
- Pre-order SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young to receive a bookmark, Breathe Fire sticker, and a signed bookplate, plus the chance to win more! (ends 4/16)
- Pre-order BIG GUNS by Steve Israel to receive a signed bookplate. (ends 4/16)
- Pre-order STAY SWEET BY Siobhan Vivian to receive a t-shirt, enamel pin, autographed bookplate and personal thank you card! (ends 4/23)
- 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)
- ***Pre-order THE ALCATRAZ ESCAPE by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman to receive a signed map. (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order BOOKISH BOYFRIEND by Tiffany Schmidt to receive a handwritten note (decorated by the Schmidtlets) and a set of stickers. (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order SPIES, LIES, AND ALLIES by Lisa Brown Roberts to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark and a Princess Leia sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order HELLO COLOR by Rachel Mae Smith to receive downloadables—lock screen, computer background design, printable design. (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order MANFRIED THE MAN by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow to receive three phone lock screens. First ten will also receive an enamel pin and sticker sheet. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager to receive a signed bookplate. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE by Christina June to get an exclusive bonus chapter and Tilly’s Guide To New York City. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order THE OUTCAST by Taran Matharu to receive a pack of Summoner Trading Cards! (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 THE GIRL & THE GROVE by Eric Smith to receive a signed mini poster, hand stamped seed paper bookmarks, a signed, hand stamped bookplate, three leaf charms, and other surprise swag from previous books! (ends 5/7)
- ***Pre-order BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank to receive a custom designed invitation and cocktail recipe. (ends 5/14)
- Pre-order MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma to receive a pin, sticker, bookmark, over-sized postcard with a mega list of Bollywood movies, and a mini bookplate. (ends 5/14)
- Pre-order FURYBORN by Claire Legrand to receive a signed bookplate and (limited) map of Avitas and a limited edition set of Furyborn character trading cards. You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize. (ends 5/21)
- Pre-order FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE by Sandhya Menon to receive an art card with custom character art, a signed bookplate, a bookmark and a sticker. (ends 5/11)
- Pre-order ONYX & IVORY by Mindee Arnett receive an exclusive short story. Also, every participant will be entered to win one of up to fifty sets of character cards. (INTL) (ends 5/14)
- ***Pre-order RIDE ON by Gwen Cole to receive a character postcard, a cover postcard, a bookmark and a signed bookplate. (INTL)(ends 5/21)
- Pre-order LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber to receive a custom set of playing cards with four unique suits and a signed bookplate. (ends 5/28)
- Pre-order LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff to receive a collectible print featuring an original illustration of a map of the Grande Ol’ Yousay (ends 5/28)
- Pre-order THE WORLD OF LORE: WICKED MORTALS by Aaron Mahnke to receive an exclusive enamel pin inspired by the book! (ends 5/28)
- ***Pre-order BRUJA BORN by Zoraida Córdova to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. Also, possibly, a magical Brooklyn map, an enamel pin and a set of character cards. (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order LITTLE DO WE KNOW by Tamara Ireland Stone OR reserve it at your local library to receive an autographed, limited edition bookplate, two signed bookmarks and a chance to win the grand prize! (INTL) (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order THE BRINK OF DARKNESS by Jeff Giles to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (Open to some INTL) (ends 7/9)
- ***Pre-order THE DARKEST LEGACY by Alexandra Bracken to receive an enamel pin. (INTL)(ends 7/11)
- 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)
- Pre-order ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY by Rosamund Hodge to receive a signed bookplate, and a print of one a portrait of one of the four main characters. (ends 7/24)
- Pre-order MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud to receive a set of Mirage-inspired nail polishes and a signed bookplate. (ends 8/27)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win a signed copy of The Fall of Grace & a signed copy of Die for You.
- Enter Read It Forward’s Sip & Read It Giveaway!
- Head over to Writer Writer Pants on Fire for a chance to win Signed copies of GIVEN TO THE EARTH & GIVEN TO THE SEA.
- Julie Kagawa is giving away three signed hardbacks of Inferno and three handmade, initialed polymer clay dragons. (I MUST HAVE ONE!)
- Chapter Break is celebrating their 5th anniversary and giving away a hand-carved wand!
- Ezrah @ I Heart Romance & YA is celebrating six years of blogging (plus her birthday!) with a giveaway of a book of your choice!
- Head over to Literary Meanderings for a chance to win one of two copies of Now a Major Motion Picture
- Head over to Blushing Bibliophile for a chance to win one of 5 finished copies of ACE OF SHADES by Amanda Foody
- Lots of blogs participating in the April 2018 New Release Giveaway!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR
- Head over to Alyssa Carlier’s blog for a chance to win Reflection (A Twisted Tale) by Elizabeth Lim (which is a Mulan retelling).
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!