This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Yesterday was my daughter Danielle’s final track meet of the season. It was a great way to end since she made it to the finals for her 200 and got second place on the high jump (4’2″ — which is pretty good considering the first time she ever tried the high jump was on Tuesday).
Other than that, there’s not too much to report. I did pretty well with spending at least a couple of hours on my writing (almost) every day. I still need to finish up a few things for my students though (I’ll confess I took a little break!).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- The Rain on Netflix: Danish or English? (Subbed or Dubbed?) Let’s Discuss.
- Fun with SPAM! #4
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Way You Make Me Feel, The Girl and the Grove, Long May She Reign, and The Inventors at No. 8
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.)
- May 18th – We Live and Breathe Books‘ Blogoversary (I know I’m late, but I just found out!)
- May 20th – A Dance with Books‘ Blogoversary
- May 20th – Between the Pages‘ Blogoversary
- May 21st – Karen @ KissinBlueKaren‘s Birthday
- May 23rd – Monica @ Tomes Project‘s Birthday
- May 24th – Clara @ Lost in My Library‘s Birthday
I got What If It’s Us, Kiss of the Royal, Grace and Fury and Kill the Farm Boy earlier this month and forgot to mention them. (There goes my good review/review copy ratio.) I also picked up Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (YESS!! Love her!)
S.J. Pajonas has another book out and I can’t wait to read it! Picked up Fukusha Model Eight with my Amazon rewards. Yay!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Head over to The Wonder Forest to read GDPR in Simple Terms: What All Bloggers and Website Owners Need To Do
- Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts tells us about the Hogwarts Mystery mobile game
- Annemieke @ A Dance with Books gives us her Fantasy A to Z
- Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review shares some of her poetry
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 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. (US, CAN Only) (ends 5/21)
- 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 BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT by Sara Larson to receive signed bookmarks and a signed bookplate. Plus a chance to win one of the grand prizes! (INT)(ends 5/28)
- Pre-order LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber to receive a custom set of playing cards with four unique suits and a signed bookplate. (INTL)(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 (US Only)(ends 5/28)
- Pre-order THE WORLD OF LORE: WICKED MORTALS by Aaron Mahnke to receive an exclusive enamel pin inspired by the book! (US Only)(ends 5/28)
- Pre-order SMOKE IN THE SUN by Renée Ahdieh to receive a paperback copy of Flame in the Mist and a signed bookplate! (US)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson to receive an exclusive notebook! (US Only)(ends 6/4)
- 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. (US, CAN Only)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (US, CAN Only)(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 NEVERWORLD WAKE by Marisha Pessl to receive a beautiful, limited edition poster and a leather-bound mini notebook! (US)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir to receive an Ember Series swag pack and enter to win a reading survival basket! (US Only)(ends 6/11)
- Pre-order CHEMISTRY LESSONS by Meredith Goldstein to receive a Serotonin molecule charm necklace. (US)(ends 6/18)
- ***Pre-order DIVE SMACK by Demetra Brodsky OR reserve it at your local library to receive a signed bookmark. First 25 will also receive a bracelet and all will be entered to win a grand prize! (US)(ends 6/18)
- Pre-order THE BRINK OF DARKNESS by Jeff Giles to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (Open to some INTL) (ends 7/9)
- ***Pre-order SPINNING SILVER by Naomi Novik to receive a special edition foil jacket cover. (US)(ends 7/10)
- 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. (US, CAN Only)(ends 7/16)
- Pre-order KILL THE FARM BOY by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne to receive a themed 4 button set! (US Only)(ends 7/16)
- ***Pre-order CONTAGION by Erin Bowman to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, 2 stickers, an art print, and the Kate & Jesse e-novella. Plus a chance to win the grand prize. (INT)(ends 7/23)
- 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. (INTL)(ends 7/24)
- Pre-order DANCE OF THIEVES by Mary E. Pearson to receive a special, die-cut bookmark. And one grand prize winner (and a guest) will be able to attend Texas Teen Book Festival this October, where Mary is a featured author. (US)(ends 8/6)
- Pre-order CATWOMAN: SOULSTEALER by Sarah J. Maas to receive a cat-tastic PopSocket! (US Only)(ends 8/6)
- Pre-order CATWOMAN: SOULSTEALER by Sarah J. Maas to receive a limited edition cosmetic bag! (UK/ROI Only)(ends 8/8)
- Pre-order MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud to receive a set of Mirage-inspired nail polishes and a signed bookplate. (US Only)(ends 8/27)
- Pre-order ALL THE WANDERING LIGHT by Heather Fawcett to receive an exclusive world map, a signed bookplate, a bookmark and two stickers. (INTL)(ends 12/3)
Even More Awesome Giveaways:
- March/April Wrap-Up Round-Up “Make Me Read It” Giveaway – Make me read one of my books and then you get to read it too!
- Head over to Nocturnal Devices for a chance to win one of her books
- We Live and Breathe Books is celebrating their 5th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to Bookish Lifestyle for a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or one of three books of choice.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for the chance to win a Print copy of Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over
- Help Karen @ Kissin’ Blue Karen celebrate four years of blogging and enter to win a $25 That Book Store online gift card
- Head over to The Book Slayer for a chance to win a copy of LOVE & LUCK by Jenna Evans Welch
- Head over to Books of My Heart for a chance to win the first book in a paranormal series that the readers choose and Magic Steals and Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews. You can also win a Hardcover of Ascendant by Jack Campbell
- Head over to With Love for Books for a chance to win Books of choice worth $30 or Royal and wedding themed books worth $50
- Fierce Reads is giving away some of the best items from their booth at YALL WEST
- Stuck in Books is giving away Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
- Tressa @ Wishful Endings is giving away a Book from her April/May TBR (INT)
- Bookfever is giving away a book of your choice to two people (INT)
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is: The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger
- Head over to Writer Writer Pants on Fire for her weekly giveaway! This week’s is a chance to win The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!