This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week I’ve been working hard on critiques for the writing conference I’m headed out to next week. (We just got seven submissions for critique last week! Still, I kind of love critiquing, so it’s all good.) Speaking of which, I’ll probably be taking a hiatus from the blog from the 8th to the 14th. I want to focus on the conference and not stress about getting posts up. If I get anything up, I’ll consider it a bonus!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff: Review & Giveaway Sisters
- May 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up
- June 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- May 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries over the next two weeks! (Since I’m not sure if I’ll get my Sunday Post up next 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.)
- June 3rd – Pamela @ Reverie Society’s Birthday
- June 9th – Dual Reads‘ Blogoversary
- June 12th – Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s Birthday
- June 16th – booklovercircumspect4’s Blogoversary
I really enjoyed the first few books of Jeff Wheeler’s last series (I need to get the rest—I was listening to the audiobooks, but the library switched to another service that doesn’t have them!), so I thought I’d give his newest book Storm Glass a try.
I won all three books in the Ghost Diary manga series from Dani @ Perspective of a Writer!! (They’re all in the pic, but you can barely see book two hiding back there.) I’m super excited to read a new manga series, and this one seems perfect for me! Thanks so much, Dani!!
(This is my 8th win of 2018. It’s been awhile, so I guess I’m off my winning streak from the beginning of the year. 🙂 )
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Tarissa @ In the Bookcase is hosting a Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge & giveaway in June!
- Kaleena @ Reader Voracious shares Edelweiss 101: Tips & Tricks
- #NewBloggers 101 has a new post: Litsy – A Bookish Social Network
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 SWEET BLACK WAVE by Kristina Pérez and the author will make a $1 donation to Room to Read. You’ll also receive a digital desktop/phone wallpaper designed by IceyDesigns and you’ll be entered to win more! (US)(ends 6/4)
- Pre-order FAT GIRL ON A PLANE by Kelly deVos and the author will make a $1 donation to Room to Read. You’ll also receive three digital desktop/phone wallpapers, and you’ll be entered to win more! (US)(ends 6/4)
- 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 NOT THE GIRLS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR by Aminah Mae Safi to receive a bookmark, postcard, sticker, and signed bookplate. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(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 ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover for a chance to win a signed bookplate! (US)(ends 7/14)
- 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 THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US by Katy Upperman to receive a signed bookmark, a sticker with a quote from the story, and a signed, personalized bookplate. (INT)(ends 7/30)
- ***Pre-order VENGEFUL by V.E. Schwab to receive your choice of a VENGEFUL or VICIOUS tote. (US, District of Columbia, Canada)(ends 7/31)
- 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 CITY OF GHOSTS by Victoria Schwab for a chance to win a signed copy of the book, a book themed necklace/pendant, and a secret treat from Edinburgh. (INT)(8/27)
- 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)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Anne @ Books of My Heart is doing a Read-Along of the Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series and she’s giving away a Signed print copy of Magic Triumphs (US only) or an Amazon digital copy (INT). She also has several other giveaways going on with the event as well, so check them out in her sidebar!
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win a Book from Tressa’s June TBR on Amazon
- Enter to win Penguin YA’s June books!
- Enter to Win $500 to the Bookstore of Your Choice! (Hint. This would be a great way to support @‘s @ if you win.)
- Teen Reads is giving away a Beach Bag of Books!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win an audio code for Wait With Me by Amy Daws
- I don’t usually post Instagram giveaways, but I’m making an exception because Cait @ Paper Fury is giving away a signed and annotated copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes, and I knew you’d all want to know about it!
- Bookish is giving away the First Book in V. E. Schwab’s Villains Duology and It’s Your Universe by Ashley Eckstein
- Head over to FLYLēF’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration Giveaway
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win a MAYFLY prize pack which includes buttons, custom art and maps, and a t-shirt
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win ALL WE HAVE LEFT by Wendy Mills
- Head over to the May 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- We Live and Breathe Books is celebrating their 5th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- 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
- Bookfever is giving away a book of your choice to two people (INT)
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
- Head over to Writer Writer Pants on Fire for her weekly giveaway! This week’s is a chance to win Winner Take All by Laurie Devore
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!