Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 5/6/18

May 6, 2018 Sunday Post 48

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.

This past week on FYFA (and in my life):

I have absolutely nothing exciting to tell you about this week. I got more posts up (mostly because the end/beginning of the month has lots of specific posts that need to go up). Um, yeah. It was a week.


If you are a YA or MG writer, you should seriously consider joining me at the WIFYR conference in June. I’m attending the Trent Reedy workshop, where we’ll be talking about revision and giving (and receiving) great feedback. It’s a great way to get feedback on the first 6000 words of your novel (and that beginning is so crucial!). Also, there are more general writing and industry sessions in the afternoons. I’ve read so many comments about how they’re invaluable! Trent told me that you don’t have to have finished your manuscript to attend. He assured me that it’s a really encouraging environment that meets you wherever you’re at with your book.

Now I know I have plenty of blogger friends who write but don’t consider yourself writers (that used to be me!). This is the chance to kick it up and maybe start making that “far off” dream a reality. Getting feedback is the absolute best thing you can do for your book and your writing! Plus, how fun would it be to hang out with blogger friends (like me!) at a writing conference? I know I sound like I’m in serious recruiting mode here, but that’s because I’d really love to spend five days with my friends talking about writing!


Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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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.)

Book-Haul

For Review:

I received The Lying Woods from Disney! Thank you!

Purchased:

I got a Quarterly box from PageHabit. Confession: I actually meant to cancel this box after I got the Unearthed one a few months back (I was SUPER excited about an annotated copy of Unearthed by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman, but I hadn’t planned on keeping the subscription). But I apparently forgot to cancel, so …

The good news is, I’ve read some amazing things about Sky in the Deep, so an annotated copy of that one should be really interesting. I also got The Reader (which I already own 🙁 ) and I Capture the Castle, which I hadn’t heard of. Anybody know this one? I’m curious what you think!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Pre-Order Deals:

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!

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)

Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

48 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 5/6/18”

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ooh nice! I don’t think I know of this subscription box. So every book is an annotated copy? How does that work?! I’d think that’d take a lot of effort on the author’s part since I know a few of those sell hundreds a month!

    Hope you enjoy your reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      The annotations are originally handwritten but then PgeHabit makes copies onto little post-its (though it’s actually really hard to tell they’re copies—but I know they have to be). You do get a hand-signed bookplate to go in the front, I believe (at least I did for Unearthed. Now I’ll have to go check that for this one). I LOVE the idea of the annotations—it’s the only thing that could get me to do a box, actually. I did cancel the subscription, but that’s just because boxes in general don’t work for me. I’ll have to write a post about that.

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  2. Greg

    Good luck and have fun at the conference! It does sound like a lot of fun and like a great way to get feedback and really grow as a writer.

    I got Sky in the Deep and just read the first chapter today. So far so good!

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Enjoy the conference! I visited your color coordinated bookshelves…and they look amazing!

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Literary Feline

    Happy May! The conference sounds like it will be fun. The cover for Lying Woods is great. I hope you enjoy all your new books! I love the tote that came in your subscription box! I used to subscribe to My Lit Box, but when they changed their format, I never resubscribed. I miss it, but cost wise I couldn’t keep it up. 🙁

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. Samantha

    Oh that is a pretty good quarterly box! I have heard that Sky in the Deep is really good!! I used to get the PageHabit romance box, but I’m broke so that had to come to an end!!
    Have a good week!

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  6. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I used to want to write. I have a bunch of ideas, but never have actually had the discipline to sit down and actually do it.

    I used to subscribe to book boxes but cancelled them after a while.

    Hope you have a great week and hope you enjoy your new books.

  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Ah, I see your week was as exciting as mine lol. The workshop sounds like it’ll be great, and at least the book box you forgot to cancel turned out to be a good one! I’m curious though, what is that log-looking thing?

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      The log-looking thing is a group of stackable tins. This is part of my problem with boxes like these. It’s kind of an interesting item, but I have no idea what I’ll do with it. I just don’t have that many tiny supplies to store.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’ll have to chat with you sometime about how you work with your writing partner. I LOVE the idea of having someone on the journey with you. Have you written about the experience on your blog (heading over there now to check)…

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, it’s a little far for me too, but I decided it’s worth it (especially since Utah is gorgeous—I’m hoping to take a hike or two while I’m there!). I’m doing this trip in lieu of going to one of the big book events, like BEA.

  8. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    Oh that conference sounds so incredible, wish I could be in the same continent to attend! I hope you will have a lot of fun there, Nicole 🙂 And great haul, The Reader looks stunning, too bad you already own a copy :/
    I hope you’re having a lovely week! <3 <3

  9. Rachel

    Hope you enjoy the conference, and get a lot of great writing feedback! The Lying Woods looks interesting. Happy reading! 🙂

  10. Daniela Ark

    oh, thank you for featuring my discussion Nicole! <3

    I am so excited for you and the WIFYR conference!!! I cannot wait to hear more! I agree that the beginning is so crucial!. I have been obsessed with it! I hope you recruit some great bloggers/writers friends to go with you and hopefully I will be able to join next time 🙂

    I love your quarterly box!

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