This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
This week was busy because my husband was in Ireland for work, and I had kid appointments on Thursday and Friday. But I still feel like I got a lot done Monday through Wednesday. Now I just need to keep up that momentum.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
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.)
- September 16th – Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts‘ Birthday
- September 17th – Alicia @ Awesome Book Assessment‘s Birthday
- September 17th – Annette’s Book Spot‘s Blogoversary
- September 18th – Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales‘ Birthday
- September 18th – Tanya @ Girl Plus Books‘ Birthday
- September 21st – Atheinne @ Page Hoarder‘s Birthday
Children of the Bloodlands is the follow-up to Scion of the Fox, which I really enjoyed. Lulu the Broadway Mouse looks like a super cute MG read. And Pintip Dunn never disappoints, so I can’t wait to read Star-Crossed.
I picked up The Girl with the Red Balloon because it’s on sale for $1.99 right now on Amazon!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current talks about What makes a good sidekick character?
- Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books tells us Why Authors Should Take Extra Care When Writing Enemies To Lovers (And Why She Avoids That Trope At All Costs)
- AJ @ Read All the Things gives us 10 tips for deleting titles from your wish list and making it (slightly) more realistic
- Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog tells us about Purchasing Digital Materials for Her Library’s YA Collection. I learned so much from this post!
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 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 THE DEEPEST ROOTS by Miranda Asebedo to receive a signed bookmark. You’ll also be entered to win a sterling silver thistle necklace. (INT)(ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order HOUSE OF SNAKES by Jennifer L. Kelly to receive character art by Laura Hollingsworth, a bookmark, a sticker, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest to receive a Black Witch Chronicles tote bag! (US & CAN)(ends 9/17)
- ***Pre-order A BLADE SO BLACK by L.L. McKinney to receive a themed bookmark, a print of the incredible artwork by Margaret Owens, a temporary tattoo depicting all four suits of cards, and a signed cover postcard! (ends 9/24)
- ***Pre-order VENGEFUL by V.E. Schwab to receive a removable laptop sticker. (US & CAN)(ends 9/24)
- ***Pre-order THE CAGED QUEEN by Kristen Ciccarelli to receive an 8.5 x 11 poster prints of Asha and Roa, a map of the world (only found in some translated editions of the Iskari series, NOT English ones), a handwritten letter from the author, a signed bookplate, and a dragon-slayer sticker. (INT)(ends 9/24)
- Pre-order CHILDREN OF THE BLOODLANDS by S.M. Beiko to receive a custom-made owl pin. (INT)(ends 9/24)
- 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 BROKEN THINGS by Lauren Oliver to receive a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 10/1)
- ***Pre-order BONELESS MERCIES by April Genevieve Tucholke to receive a wolf necklace inspired by the book. (US only)(ends 10/1)
- 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-0rder SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa to receive a magnetic bookmark, a button and a signed bookplate. (US & CAN)(ends 10/1)
- ***Pre-order BLACK WINGS BEATING by Alex London to receive a signed Bookplate. Plus, the first 150 people to order the book will get an enamel pin. And until 9/24 you can also enter to win a hardcover copy with written annotations by Cassandra Clare, Marie Lu, and Holly Black and signed by Alex London. (ends 10/1)
- ***Pre-order WHAT IF IT’S US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera to receive a three-pack of book-themed buttons. (US only)(ends 10/8)
- ***Pre-order SAVE THE CAT! WRITES A NOVEL by Jessica Brody to receive a FREE companion eBook containing bonus beat sheets (plot breakdowns) for 10 popular novels. (INT)(ends 10/8)
- 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 WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast to receive a signed bookplate and a digital chapter sampler from P.C. and Kristin Cast’s new novel, THE DYSASTERS! (US & CAN)(ends 10/15)
- 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 KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive enamel pin. (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India)(ends 10/22)
- ***Pre-order THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer L. Armentrout to receive THE PACKAGE, the first Daemon and Kat bonus scene in several years, and The Darkest Star inspired nail polish. (INT)(ends 10/29)
- Pre-order KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES: FLASHBACK by Shannon Messenger to receive two limited edition Iggy postcards, a Flashback print, and a signed bookplate! (CAN only)(ends 11/5)
- ***Pre-order FROZEN REIGN by Kathryn Purdie to receive a limited edition art card with quote, a signed and personalized bookplate, and a set of 3 bookmarks. (INT)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX by Julie Daw to receive a signed bookplate, enamel pin, quote sticker and bookmark. (US only)(ends 11/6)
- Pre-order PULP by Robin Talley to receive 2 autographed postcards, 2 bookmarks, 1 signed bookplate (personalized upon request), and 1 bonus As I Descended sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US only for swag. Contest open INT)(ends 11/12)
- 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 QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS by Cassandra Clare to receive a deluxe Shadowhunter fairytale retelling booklet. Featuring 35 pages of exclusive art and a note from Cassandra Clare. (US only)(ends 12/3)
- ***Pre-order THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden to receive a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 1/7)
- ***Pre-order SONG OF THE DEAD by Sarah Glenn Marsh to receive a signed bookmark, an 11×17 beautiful map of the world of the Reign of the Fallen series (art by Jessica Khoury), and four new character cards including everyone’s favorite bear, Lysander! (art by Jo Painter) (INTL)(ends 1/21)
- 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 KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo to receive an enamel pin! (US only)(ends 1/28)
- 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)
- ***Pre-order A QUESTION OF HOLMES by a signed, personalized copy, plus an exclusive illustrated print. (INT)(ends 3/5)
- ***Pre-order DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He to receive 3 swag items (they won’t be all paper-made–actual items TBD closer to release date). (INT)(ends 4/1)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @LittleMemoirs is giving away a pre-order paperback of WHAT IF IT’S US
- @LitAgentKelly is giving away 7 query and first five page critiques
- Educators and librarians: Here’s a chance to win a free Skype visit from of some mglit authors *and* a copy of their books.
- @LJSilverman1 is giving away an ARC of THE WICKED KING
- Enter to win $100 worth of books from Penguin Random House plus a t-shirt!
- Head over to Fiction Fare for a chance to win The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd
- Lots of blogs participating in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Bookwyrming Thoughts for the Keeper of the Bees tour for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, a signed bookplate and much more!
- Enter to win a trip for two to the Miami Book Fair!
- Head over to Mary Had a Little Book Blog for a huge Epic Reads Giveaway!!
- On my blog, you’ll find the August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway and the September 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway
- Star-Crossed Book Blog is celebrating its four year blogoversary with a huge giveaway!
- Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch is giving away ARCs of Richard Lawson’s All We Can Do Is Wait and Kim Liggett’s Heart of Ash to two Filipino readers!
- Head over to Bookcrushin’ for a chance to win a VE Schwab Prize Pack!
- Lots of blogs participating in the September Book of Choice Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Clean Wholesome Romance for a chance to win a 6 Month Kindle Unlimited Subscription
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is Some of Their Favorite Reads of September 2018!
- Head over to Bookish for LOTS of giveaways!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
I am jealous your husband is in Ireland. One of my top 5 vacations of all time.
I’m jealous too! Someday I hope I’ll get to see Ireland. 🙂
Lulu the Broadway Mouse looks so adorable. 🙂 I’ve yet to read anything by Pintip Dunn and it sounds like I’m missing out!
It does look cute! I’m looking forward to reading it!
Cool, Ireland. I’d love to go there. Preferably not for work, though. Have a great week!
I really want to go to Ireland sometimes too. I’m definitely jealous. Even though it was for work, he got to hang out in Dublin a lot, so it was a nice trip.
I love all the links that you have shared from other bloggers. That is the most fun part in reading others’ Sunday Post – finding such gems which we may have missed. Thanks a ton.
I’m so glad that you appreciate them—I love sharing them!
Ireland is a must Vacation destination for me. I know how hard it is to be left at home to do everything. I am reading Debbie Michiko Florence’s book Jasmine Toguchi Drummer Girl today as I don’t feel well and yardwork in the heat will make me feel worse. I love the voice and it’s the second one of hers I have checked out.
I really want to go to Ireland someday too. I’ll have to check out Jasmine Toguchi. I’ve never read her.
My husband was also out of town this week! I’m still exhausted and need a nap. Lol. That cover for Starcrossed is so great.
My husband has been traveling a lot lately for work, so I’m sort of used to it. But this Ireland trip seemed like a bigger deal. 🙂
Ohmigoodness, that Blogaversary Calendar is SUCH A GOOD IDEA!!!!! 😀
I’m glad you love it! Thanks for filling out the form so I can celebrate with you!
OOh nice! I keep debating about Star Crossed! I might pick it up eventually! Lol! Hope you enjoy all the new reads!
Here’s my STS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
I’ve loved Dunn’s other books, so I’m excited to read this one!
Sounds like a busy week! I just started Two Dark Reigns and as soon as I’m done I’ll be checking out your spoilery post. 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you think!!!
Ooh Ireland for work? I hope he had a good time. Yay for getting some things done this week. 🙂
It’s no fair, right? I think I need to find a reason to go to Ireland—maybe I’ll have to set a book there. Then I’ll need to research. No other choice. 🙂
Jealous of your husband! I want to go to Ireland! I’ve got to read Star-Crossed for a blog tour, not sure when I have to get it read by, should probably check that. Have a great week!
I’m jealous of him too!!!
Feeling as though you accomplished a lot is a fantastic feeling to have! But it’s also hard to keep up since you feel like procrastinating, you actually procrastinate and everything just SNOWBALLS. ? I hope your husband is enjoying Ireland despite working!
Yeah, and I’m still trying to get a feel for what I can realistically put into my schedule for a day. It’s hard to find a balance of getting a lot done but not feeling like I’m overwhelming myself.
I’m looking forward to your review for Star-Crossed! I have yet to pickup one of her books, but they sound so intriguing and like something I would enjoy. I can’t wait to read your review and thank you for sharing our giveaway!
I really liked Dunn’s last series, so I’m excited to read this one!
I’m sorting out my pingbacks and I found this – never did thank you for sharing my post 🙂