This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I made up for being gone so long by posting A LOT this week! Other than that, not much going on—I’ve been trying to get around to everyone’s blogs, since I’ve been missing so long. Feel free to give me a shoutout in the comments if I’ve missed you! This week I’m going to especially focus on trying to get to all the discussion posts that have been linked up and to the monthly wrap-ups (since I didn’t get to the June ones till the end of July!), but I’ll try to do some other blog hopping too.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- July 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up – Be sure to link up your July wrap-up posts and then enter the giveaway, which is going up on the 7th.
- August 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway – Link up your August discussions and enter the giveaway!
- July 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch – Find out what I was up to in July.
- Make Me Read It Readathon Sign up and Poll – The readathon starts tomorrow, so this is your last chance to help decide what book(s) I need to read!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Bring Me Their Hearts, The Mermaid, and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
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 6th – Freda’s Voice‘s Blogoversary
- August 9th – Lisa Loves Literature‘s Blogoversary
- August 11th – Lauren @ My Expanding Bookshelf‘s Birthday
- August 11th – Star-Crossed Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
I got Home and Away in the mail while I was on vacation. Nice to come home to books! And then Perfect Harmony showed up this week. I really enjoyed Albright’s other books, so I’m looking forward to this new one! Thanks to Page Street Publishing and Amberjack Publishing!
I won Dive Smack from the FFBC tour! I’ve had my eye on this book, so I’m excited to have won it!! (I’ve been keeping track, and I’ve won 12 giveaways in 2018!)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Emma @ A Dreamer’s Library wrote Breaking Down The d/Deaf Misconceptions
- Next year, you’ll be able to play a Stormlight Archive card game.
- JJ @ This Dark Material tells us about the #BOOKISHWISH hashtag.
- Invaluable gives us 74 Literary Quotes to Live By
- Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase did a Mental Illness in YA Month in July. Make sure to check out all the posts!
- Olivia @ Olivia’s Catastrophe gives us 10 Classics (Featuring Pretty Dresses)
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:
- 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!
- Evelyn Skye is counting down to the release of Circle of Shadows with giveaways. This one is a Society of Taigas silver necklace.
- Every week Mindy McGinnis has a giveaway on her blog Writer Writer Pants on Fire. This week’s is an ARC of Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
- Head over to XPresso Reads for a chance to win HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes
- Head over to Angel’s Guilty Pleasures for a chance to win her Win It Wednesday giveaway.
- 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: Vox by Christina Dalcher
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!