This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not much new to report this week, except that I’ll be heading out on vacation in Michigan (the UP) from the 21st – 28th, so I probably won’t update the blog during that time.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag
- The WIFYR Workshop Experience
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Kiss of the Royal, Fukusha Model Eight, and Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for the next two weeks! (Since I might not put up a Sunday Post 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.)
- July 15th – Michelle @ Life Among the Pages‘ Birthday
- July 15th – Morgan @ Remembered Deservedly‘s Birthday
- July 20th – Boats Against The Current‘s Blogoversary
- July 20th – Mostly YA Lit‘s Blogoversary
And next week’s:
- July 22nd – Lloyd @ The Book Sage‘s Birthday
- July 23rd – Kristin @ Super Space Chick‘s Birthday
- July 23rd – Musings of a Bookish Kitty‘s Blogoversary
- July 23rd – Wendy @ Falconer’s Library‘s Birthday
- July 25th – Jackie @ Books & Tea‘s Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Michelle @ Life Among the Pages shares her current journey with homelessness.
- Guys, today is also Michelle’s birthday. Imagine being homeless on a day that’s supposed to be a celebration for you. Might you consider joining me in giving her a small gift via her Ko-Fi? I noticed that she has a Ko-Fi button on her site, and looked into it, and it looks like Ko-Fi doesn’t take any fees out, so the donation will go straight to her!
- Kaleena @ Reader Voracious Blog shares Bookish Blogger Templates for Scheduling and Statistics
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 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 SANCTUARY by Caryn Lix to receive a digital download of an Omnistellar Concepts wallpaper and a short story about two of Sanctuary’s most popular characters. Plus, you’ll be entered to win the grand prize! (INT)(ends 7/23)
- Pre-order THRAWN: ALLIANCES by Timothy Zahn to receive an autographed bookplate, sticker & a paperback edition of the book. (US only)(ends 7/23)
- ***Pre-order by SCREAM ALL NIGHT by Derek Milman to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and a postcard. (US Only)(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 GRACE AND FURY by Tracy Banghart to receive an enamel pin, a postcard with a hand-lettered quote, a book map poster & a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 7/30)
- ***Pre-order SEA WITCH by Sarah Henning to receive a signed bookmark and a postcard. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (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 THE LAND OF YESTERDAY by K.A. Reynolds to win one of several prizes. (INT)(ends 7/31)
- Pre-order THE CHEERLEADERS by Kara Thomas to receive a creepy but cute iron-on patch! (US Only)(ends 7/31)
- Pre-order HOSTILE TAKEOVER by Cristelle Comby to receive a copy of the prequel novelette Redemption Road, a signed digital high-res poster of the book cover, a secret link to read the first 3 chapters of the book and a chance to win a signed copy of the paperback. (INT)(ends 7/31)
- ***Pre-order THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE by Amelina Bérubé to receive swag including an enamel pin. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US & CAN only)(ends8/6)
- ***Pre-order TEMPER by Nicky Drayden to receive Trading cards, a 4×6 postcard, and a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 8/6)
- Pre-order #MURDERTRENDING by Gretchen McNeil (or request a hold at your local library) to receive an official “Killing It With Words” signed bookplate, and a bookmark, sticker, & button. (INT)(ends 8/6)
- 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 A TOUCH OF GOLD by Annie Sullivan to receive a digital download of the map of the world and an awesome rose compact mirror. (US/CAN only)(ends 8/13)
- ***Pre-order FAKE BLOOD by Whitney Gardner to receive a signed bookplate and lapel pin. (INT)(ends 8/20)
- ***Pre-order TO BE HONEST by Maggie Ann Martin or request it at your local library to receive a signed bookmark, sticker, and personalized bookplate. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 8/20)
- 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)(ends 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 RUIN OF STARS by Linsey Miller to receive a swag package and to be entered to win a grand prize. (US & CAN Only)(ends 8/27)
- ***Pre-order MISS KOPP JUST WON’T QUIT by Amy Stewart to receive a signed bookplate and a chance to win the grand prize! (US Only)(ends 8/31)
- Pre-order A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE by Sangu Mandanna to receive an exclusive short story set in Esmae’s world and a chance to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order IGNITE THE STARS by Maura Milan to receive an enamel pin. (US only)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order UNCHARTED by Erin Cashman to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, 3 stickers and a card. Plus you’ll be entered to win even more! (INT)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES by Doris Kearns Goodwin to receive a signed bookplate. (US Only)(ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order WHAT THE WOODS KEEP by Katya de Becerra to receive a themed digital wallpaper, a short story of “Smoke and Mirrors,” and a query critique. (INT)(ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE by Cheyanne Young to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a sticker, and a wish bracelet. (US/CAN only)(ends 10/1)
- Pre-order GRIM LOVELIES by Megan Shepherd to receive a branded tote bag. You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize! (US Only)(ends 10/1)
- Pre-order BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak to receive a book club kit containing a Collectible Print, a
Book Thief/Bridge of Clay Discussion Guide , 6 Coasters, a Debossed Notebook and 6 Pens. (US Only)(ends 10/9)
- 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)
- Pre-order THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon to receive an exclusive signed poster. (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand)(ends 2/25)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Head over to Star-Crossed Book Blog for a chance to win The Supervillain and Me
- Lots of blogs participating in the CHRISTMAS IN JULY Giveaway Hop
- Lots of blogs participating in the July New Release/Of Books Giveaway Hop
- And lots participating in the Just Couldn’t Put It Down July Giveaway Hop
- Head over to Angel’s Guilty Pleasures for a chance to win a Book of your choice! Plus, every Wednesday, she does a Win It Wednesday giveaway.
- Head over to Dreamwalks for a chance to win a signed copy of LOVELY, DARK & DEEP
- Head over to Pink Polka Dot Book Blog for a chance to win one of 3 copies of The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain
- Head over to Here’s to Happy Endings for a chance to win one of 3 finished copies of WILLA OF THE WOOD
- Head over to Two Chicks on Books for a chance to win one of 3 copies BRIGHT WE BURN
- Head over to YA Books Central for a chance to win Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
- Head over to Batch of Books for a chance to win a Drawn Together Prize Pack
- Head over to Bookish for LOTS of 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!
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Vacations are the best! I hope you have a lovely and safe trip and that the weather is perfect for all the activities you hope to do.
Thank you! We leave tomorrow morning, and I’m very excited!
Have tons of fun on your vacation!
Enjoy your vacation!!
Thanks! I’m looking forward to it!
I hope you’ll have fantastic vacation!
Hope you have a great vacation!!
Ooh vacationing in Michigan!! Yay- hope you guys have a great time!
I can’t wait to have a little relaxation time!
Oh, a vacation sounds super lovely right about now. haha I hope you have a great time though!!
Thanks! I’m looking forward to it!
HAVE AN AWESOME VACATION! ♥
Enjoy your holiday!
Thanks! It was fantastic!!
Here’s hoping you had a fabulous vacation! I’ve never been further north than around Muskegon area in Michigan but I want to someday. And thank you so much for sharing our giveaway! 🙂
I had such a fabulous time! Lake Superior is gorgeous!!