This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
It’s official. All three of my kids have started school as of Wednesday. I still have to do a bit of driving around, but I have a whole lot more free time now. Now I just have to make sure I’m utilizing it in the best ways possible. Because, no surprise, even now I still feel like my time is too limited. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!
I’ve been preparing for #PitchWars. I know getting in is a long shot, but it never hurts to try. If I don’t get that, I’ll send out to another batch of agents. Wish me luck!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson: A Spectacular Spin-Off!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Thing About Jellyfish, Unwritten, and The Girl with More than One Heart
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for 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.)
- August 26th – Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings‘ Birthday
Got The Third Mushroom as a surprise in the mail. It looks really cute, but I haven’t read The Fourteenth Goldfish yet. I just might have to check that one out. (I didn’t have a chance to take a good pic of this one, so I’m just doing the cover for now. A better pic will go up on Instagram soon!)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Lauren @ Shooting Star Mag brings us this fun Make It a Gift review of Bring Me Their Hearts.
- Becky @ A Fool’s Ingenuity asks How Often Do You Look At Your Goodreads Shelves?
- Tonyalee is blogging again and her blog has a new name: Vivacious Bibliophile
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 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 SEAFIRE by Natalie C. Parker to receive a branded pouch! (US Only)(ends 8/27)
- Pre-order HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes to receive 2 signed bookmarks, a signed bookplate, a magnet, and 2 stickers. (INT)(ends 8/28)
- 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 DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY by Adib Khorran or place a hold at your library to receive two beautiful illustrated cards! (INT)(ends 9/3)
- ***Pre-order BLOTTO BOTANY by L.R. McGowan to receive a downloadable zine. (INT)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order MEET THE SKY by McCall Hoyle to receive 3 advance chapters, a *signed* bookplate & more! (ends 9/3)
- 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 your copy of JOSH AND HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING to receive an exclusive signed bookplate! (US Only)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order A ROOM AWAY FROM THE WOLVES to receive an 8×10″ art print with a quote, a 5×3″ sticker with a quote, and a signed and personalized “Property of Catherine House” bookplate. (US, CAN Only)(ends 9/3)
- Pre-order I’D RATHER BE READING by Anne Bogel (AKA Modern Mrs. Darcy) to receive her brand-new class, 7 Ways to Get More Out of Your Reading Life, the audio version of the book, and digital artwork from the book. Plus more goodies if you order two or more books. (ends 9/3)
- Pre-order SUMMER BIRD BLUE by Akemi Dawn Bowman to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark featuring a quote from the book, an adorable enamel pin, and an exclusive promo card. (INT)(ends 9/10)
- Pre-order MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS by Meg Medina to receive an author-crafted bookmark, a laptop sticker, and a custom bicycle bell! (US Only)(ends 9/10)
- Pre-order AS SHE ASCENDS by Jodi Meadows to receive a signed bookplate, dragon stickers, a bookmark, and a dragon card! (INT)(ends 9/10)
- Pre-order THE NAVIGATOR’S TOUCH by Julia Ember to receive a signed and personalised postcard, a set of five character cards, a badass Viking warrior keychain, two stunning cover stickers and entry into a Grand Prize Pool! (USA, Canada, UK and EU)(ends 9/12)
- ***Pre-order WILDCARD by Marie Lu to receive Warcross buttons, a Wildcard Thank You postcard with a special message from Marie Lu AND the exclusive short story “Life After Legend II“. (US Only)(ends 9/17)
- 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 ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI by Kerri Maniscalco to receive 8 limited edition character cards. (US Only). You’ll also be entered to win an INT giveaway. (ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order CHILDREN OF THE BLOODLANDS by S.M. Beiko to receive
- Pre-order FOR A MUSE OF FIRE by Heidi Heilig to receive a signed bookmark & sheet music to La Lumière, as well as fully orchestrated mp3s of all 4 songs featured in the book! (INT)(ends 9/25)
- Pre-order A MAP OF DAYS by Ransom Riggs to receive a collectible pin, and be entered to win an exclusive A MAP OF DAYS ViewMaster! (US Only)(ends 10/1)
- 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 THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY by Mackenzi Lee to receive a digital, never-before-seen epilogue to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. (US Only)(ends 10/1)
- Pre-order MISFITS by Jen Calonita to receive a Fairy Tale Reform School / Royal Academy Rebels crossover story—When Devin Met Gilly! (US Only)(ends 10/1)
- Pre-order THE SPY WITH THE RED BALLOON by Katherine Locke to receive nine character cards and a signed bookmark. (US Only)(ends 10/1)
- Pre-order THE DEVIL’S THIEF by Lisa Maxwell to receive character art, a map, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 10/8)
- 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 ONE GIANT LEAP by Heather Kaczynski to receive a holographic character art print and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 10/22)
- 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 BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME by Olivia Hinebaugh to receive an enamel pin. (US Only)(ends 1/21)
- 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:
- Every week Mindy McGinnis has a giveaway on her blog Writer Writer Pants on Fire. This week’s is an ARC of Four, Three, Two, One by Courtney C. Stevens
- Head over to Angel’s Guilty Pleasures for a chance to win an awesome prize pack with “survival” gear: print copies of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright, plus Be Your Own Hero bracelet, lip balm, compass, playing cards, emergency blanket, and other fun stuff!
- Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviews is celebrating seven years of blogging with an audiobook giveaway!
- Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature is celebrating nine years of blogging with a giveaway!
- Aimee @ Aimee Always is celebrating her nineteenth birthday with a giveaway, and you can also head over there for a chance to win The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly (PH & INT’L).
- AJ @ Read All the Things is celebrating her fifth blogoversary with a giveaway!
- And Alice @ Arctic Books is celebrating three years of blogging with a giveaway!
- Lots of blogs participating in the August New Release Giveaway Hop!
- 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).
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is the Ultimate Reading Staycation!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!