This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Not much to say this week, since I just posted my August wrap-up and told you pretty much everything going on in that. So let’s just move on, shall we?
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Where to Find Book Series Recaps. (Since most books don’t have a synopsis.) Let’s Discuss. – Where I talk about a tweet that went mini-viral. 🙂
- August Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway – I combined the link-up and giveaway this month—s0 much simpler!
- August 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
- September 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway
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 2nd – Serenity @ Lovely Reads‘ Birthday
- September 7th – Lory @ The Emerald City Book Review‘s Birthday
- September 8th – Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books‘ Birthday
Disney sent me the first two books of The Adventurer’s Guild Series!
I won The Darkest Star from Bookish First!
(I’ve been keeping track, and I’ve won 14 giveaways in 2018!)
I had a copy of Writing Irresistible KidLit from the library, but I loved it so much that I bought myself a copy so I’ll have it for easy reference (and so I can take the time to do the writing exercises).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations talks about her very personal experiences in the Depiction of Miscarriage in Books.
- Head over to Janepedia for “Get your WordPress site ready for Gutenberg,” they say. But is Gutenberg ready for me?
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 HOTEL BETWEEN by Sean Easley to receive a book jacket showing other special effects that were considered prior to the final choice of book jacket that is releasing worldwide, a special key bookmark with a replica of the pearl key featured in the book, and a magnet. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 9/1)
- 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 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 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:
I decided to add Twitter giveaways to my list. I don’t know why I wasn’t including these before. (Maybe because there’s a million of them? This is just a small selection.)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @Remy_Lai is giving away a copy of @amandarhill32’s THE THREE RULES OF EVERYDAY MAGIC and so is @LaurieLMorrison
- @JennieLy is giving away a 2018 release of your choice from Book Depository
- @JamiePacton is giving away three #PitchWars 2015 alum books
- 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!
- Every week Mindy McGinnis has a giveaway on her blog Writer Writer Pants on Fire. This week’s is an ARC of Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack
- 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!
- And then there’s the Stuck in a Good Book 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 a Box of Books Interesting Women Recommend!
- Kim @ Caffeinated Book Reviews is celebrating seven years of blogging with an audiobook giveaway!
- Aimee @ Aimee Always is celebrating her nineteenth birthday with a giveaway.
- 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!
- 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).
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Believe it or not, I revisited your spoiler post for One Dark Throne as I was attempting to write my Two Dark Reigns review. I feel like the whole book is a spoiler, so I thought it would be a good idea to reactivate the information that was revealed in the prior book, because I thought it would give me a jumping off point.
Yay! I’ve been reading all my spoiler posts and the novellas to prepare for TDR too. I’m only 25% into TDR, but I am LOVING it!!! I just knew at the 2% point that a certain character is alive, and I think it explains so many things!!
I hope you enjoy your new books! Also, I love your rainbow bookshelves. I don’t remember if I’ve said that before. I don’t own enough books to make a nice rainbow, so I’m envious of everybody else’s.
Thanks! Those rainbow shelves were a bit of a labor of love, but they’ve been worth it. I could stare at them all day!!
So many great new books. Enjoy!
Whew – you are really killing it this year in winning giveaways. Go you!
I know, right? 2018 is my year for giveaways, apparently.
Good job on winning giveaways this year. Enjoy your new books! I agree with AJ love the rainbow shelves. Have a great week!
Thanks, Grace. Those rainbow shelves were sort of a pain to arrange, but they are well worth it!
Ooh nice! Yay for the win!! That’s so awesome! I was lucky enough to borrow this one from a friend and I LOVED it! Hope you will too!
Here’s my STS
Have a GREAT day!
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I’m really excited to read it and get back to the Lux world!!
Those adventurer’s Guild books look fun. And I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Two Dark Reigns- I’m getting very excited for that one!
My review for Two Dark Reigns went up today, and I also posted a spoiler-filled discussion of the two novellas, so check that out if you’ve read them!
Nice haul! I have won a few from Bookish First but you have had a ton of luck with giveaways this year. Have a great week!
Yeah, my luck has been crazy this year with giveaways. Not sure why!
Your winning streak continues! 🙂 That’s so awesome. I just got the arc for The Darkest Star and am ridiculously excited about it. Armentrout’s Lux series is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to return to that world. Hope your week is off to a great start! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to returning to the Lux world too!
Thanks for including my post! <3
Wow – you've won 14 giveaways this year?! That's amazing! I don't enter nearly enough giveaways and as a result I never win (or haven't in a really long time)!
A lot of times I only enter a giveaway once—so I can tweet the link and remind myself to add it to my Sunday Post. But I do enter a lot of them because I like to link to a lot of them. I’ve also just been crazily lucky this year!
Enjoy your new books – I had no idea Disney made books. Now that I think about it, of course they do, right?!
Disney makes everything!! 🙂 In all seriousness, Disney Hyperion does publish a lot of great YA and MG reads!