This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
The most exciting thing that happened this week was that I got to go to the Epic Reads tour (click the link to read my recap). Other than that, I’ve just been working on feedback for a critique partner and trying to catch up with things, since it feels like I’m perpetually behind. I’m just now reading the August wrap-ups (and checking out the September ones along with them). And I’m really behind on the discussions too. I probably need to let a few things go, but I … just … can’t … seem … to … do … it ….
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Children of the Bloodlands by S.M. Beiko: Blog Tour Giveaway
- September 2018 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch
- Epic Reads Meet-up Recap
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.)
- October 2nd – LuAnn @ Back Porchervations‘ Birthday (I missed this one last week because it was a new submission that I hadn’t seen yet, but I still wanted to give her a belated shout-out!)
- October 8th – It Starts at Midnight‘s Blogoversary
- October 9th – Jillian @ Jillian’s Books‘ Birthday
- October 12th – Annemieke @ A Dance with Books‘ Birthday
I won The Impossible Girl from the tour stop on Reading Reality. Thanks so much!
(I’ve been keeping track, and I’ve won 15 giveaways in 2018!)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kristen @ Metaphors & Moonlight created the Halloween Book Covers Tag
- Briana @ Pages Unbound Reviews shares her Book Blogger Stats Survey Results: 2018
- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? shares her Book Blogger Icon Tags
- Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer is hosting the FRATERFEST READATHON from Oct 11th-16th.
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 DAGGER AND COIN by Kathy MacMillan to receive an exclusive short story! (INT)(ends 10/8)
- 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 LOSE WELL by Chris Gethard to receive a video message, an audio file you can use as your outgoing voicemail message, or he’ll call you directly for a two-minute chat! (ends 10/15)
- 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 LOVE FOR TWO LIFETIMES by Martina Boone to receive a signed bookplate, a limited edition original art card with calligraphy by Jodi Meadows, and an exclusive letter for the reader. (US) Or a digital art version of the art card, a digital version of the letter and a digital copy of Jodi’s hand-lettered calligraphy of a poem from the book. (INT)(ends 11/1)
- ***Pre-order GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan to receive an egg necklace, bookmark, and signed bookplate! (US only)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order NO BORING STORIES! by Julie Falatko to receive a cute pencil and notebook. (ends 11/5)
- 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 THE RESOLUTIONS by Mia Garcia to receive a tote with a quote from the book, a signed bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 11/12)
- 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 THE STORYTELLER by Traci Chee to receive an engraved bookmark and the chance to win a grand prize. (US only)(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:
- @mybookishsecret is giving away any book of your choice.
- @BookOutletcom is giving away a Box of Books worth $100 to 3 sets of friends!!
- @kozbisa is celebrating her birthday by giving away a book of choice
- @FierceReads is giving away a paperback of RENEGADES + an ARC of ARCHENEMIES + MORE!
- @edwardanddamon is celebrating her birthday by giving away one book from her most anticipated releases for the month.
- On my blog, you’ll find the September Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway,
a giveaway of A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna and the September 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway
- Lots of blogs participating in the October Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- The Regal Critiques is hosting Spooky October 2018 and giving away a book of your choice!
- Beware of the Reader has a 72-hour giveaway going on with a selection of books, including Wildcard by Marie Lu.
- Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl for a chance to win one of two Finished Copies of The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
- Kim @ Caffeinated Reviewer is celebrating her birthday by giving away a paperback advanced copy of Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or a copy of WHEN ELEPHANTS FLY by Nancy Ricgardson Fischer
- Head over to The Infinite Limits of Love to win $20 Worth of Books
- Head over to Magic, Myth & Mischief for a chance to win THE STORM RUNNER or PRIDE
- 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 Clean Wholesome Romance for a chance to win a 6 Month Kindle Unlimited Subscription
- Enter Read It Forward’s weekly giveaway! This one is The Adults by Caroline Hulse
- 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!
Ooh I need to read your Epic Reads recap, but how fun you got to go!!
It was great!
Congrats on winning The Impossible Girl.
Aww, I only noticed it now. Thank you for sharing my Giveaway. <3 <3 <3
You’re very welcome!
Congratulations on your win! I used to do a lot of sweepstakes. The best thing I ever won was a trip to American Idol. I spend more time reading, writing, and blogging now.
Oooh! Exciting! I got to see a taping of the auditions for America’s Got Talent once, and that was fun.
Ha ha I know the feeling- it IS hard to let things go! Hope you’re haing a good weekend. 🙂 I just finished Two Dark reigns a few days ago and I’m still pondering THOSE developments!
Congrats on The Impossible Girl win!
Oh, I’m terrible at it. I have issues. 🙂
15 giveaways?? Nice! I think I’ve won 3-4 this year, which is super awesome. I’m always happy to win free books, haha.
Thank you for the Book Blogger Icon Tag mention! I hope people are able to use them.
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?
Those icons are super cute!
Yay the Impossible Girl was a good one! You can get an exclusive card for preordering Dark Ages by Pierce Brown too.
Thanks for letting me know about Dark Age! I’ll add that one to my preorder list.
Wow! You’ve won 15 giveaways? That’s pretty awesome. I am not familiar with that book, but the pretty cover has me interested in learning more. Good luck with the writing too!
Yeah, since I keep track of giveaways for the Sunday Post, I enter a lot of them. 🙂 This year, I seem to have particularly good luck, though.
Wow, 15 giveaways! I enter tons of them, but I think I’ve only won 3 or 4 this year. You must be lucky. Have a great week!
This has been a weirdly lucky year for me. I’m not complaining.
Ooooh 15 giveaways won? That’s awesome! I have so far won one ? hope you have a great week ahead ?
I’ve had a strangely lucky year when it comes to giveaways. I’ll take all the wins I can get! 🙂
Congrats on the wins. I love when I go to the mailbox and there is a package waiting.
It’s the best feeling, right?
I feel I’m always behind too! Especially this week. we have a huge deadline at the office. 🙁
I read all about Epic Reads. That was indeed an Epic experience. so happy for you.
That’s one lucky CP you have 😉
Hope you met your deadline with no problem. I’ve been swimming in them lately. 🙂
Epic Reads tour sounds so much fun. I am glad that it was so much fun 🙂
Ahh, I am too behind on discussions posts too. It feels like my brain is not working anymore 😀
Sometimes it just feels impossible to keep up with everything. But we do our best!
It’s so amazing that you are able to go to events like Epic Reads tour! I’m so happy for you!! And congratulations on winning another book! Usually I win at least a couple a year, but you are on fire and the year isn’t even over yet! Yay for you!!
I’m really lucky that we have lots of book events around here!