This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Um, apparently was busy this week? I honestly don’t know where it went, but I only got one post up and I only managed one day of serious writing. I was also doing some (more) editing of my MG, but somehow I felt like the week mostly slipped away from me. I need to get back to my checklist!
The beginning of the week was crazy with 80+ degree temps and then it shot down to the 40s. Chicago weather is insane! I helped my husband haul debris from our backyard to our dumpster on Monday—so I guess that explains one of my days of busyness. Oh, and my younger daughter had a half day of school on Wednesday, so that day was messed up, schedule-wise. Okay, I guess I don’t feel as bad about not getting a lot done … still, I need to get working.
One other thing I DO know I did this week: I went to the Dear Evan Hansen novel event with my mom, which was a mixture of an author event and a concert. It was awesome! I plan to write a recap next week.
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.)
- October 14th – Avalinah’s Books‘ Blogoversary
- October 14th – Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog‘s Birthday
- October 15th – Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books‘ Birthday
- October 18th – Michelle @ Book Briefs‘ Birthday
I got Sawkill Girls and Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy from the bookstore that did the Epic Reads Tour, since they didn’t have them in time for the tour. But I’m too lazy to take pics this morning, so maybe I’ll post a pic later.
I also got my signed copy of Dear Evan Hansen from the event on Friday. (Which I’m reading now.)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Vicky Who Reads shares two Math Lesson posts: Why 5 Stars Does NOT Negate a 1 Star on Goodreads (& Vice Versa) and Netgalley & Your Average Rating
- Meaghan @ Words Gremlin Talks about Art Theft
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 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 ODD(LY) ENOUGH by Carolanne Miljavac to receive access to 6 FREE downloads: 2 Bookmarks, The First Chapter, an Inspirational Print, and 2 Original Carolanne Poems. (INT)(ends 10/29)
- ***Pre-order THIS CRUEL DESIGN by Emily Suvada to receive an ‘Unravel the Secrets’ Postcard, a Signed Bookplate, and a Signed Bookmark. (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 EMPRESS OF ALL SEASONS by Emiko Jean to receive a swag pack. (US only)(ends 11/2)
- 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 MAMMOTH by Jill Baguchinsky to receive a bookmark, an autographed bookplate, two stickers, and a postcard with a thank you from the author. First 75 will also receive a handmade paleontology-themed keychain and a set of buttons.(INT)(ends 11/5)
- ***Pre-order UMBERTOUCHED by Livia Blackburne to receive a Signed bookplate, a Signed bookmark, a Signed Zivah and Dineas art print and an alternate ending, emailed to you. (Plus, magnetic bookmarks in the US)(INTL)(ends 11/5)
- ***Pre-order ARCHENEMIES by Marissa Meyer to receive the Renegades Trilogy Character Art poster! (US only)(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 DARK AGE by Pierce Brown to receive a free holiday card directly from Pierce, featuring never-before-seen character art! (US only)(ends 12/3)
- 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 EVEN IF I FALL by Abigail Johnson to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, a cloud charm necklace with quote card and a digital copy of the original flash fiction piece that inspired the book. (INTL)(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.
- @kozbisa is celebrating her birthday by giving away a book of choice
- @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,
and the October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to the Shattering Stigmas Event for a chance to win a Mental Health Book of Your Choice
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight is celebrating her 5th blogoversary with a giveaway
- Head over to Sharing Inspired Kreations for a chance to win After the Fire
- Head over to Book Freak Revelations for a chance to win What If It’s Us (both a Twitter giveaway and a Rafflecopter giveaway)
- The Windy Pages is giving away a box of books for their blogoversary
- Lots of blogs participating in the BOOKS THAT NEED MORE ATTENTION Giveaway Hop
- 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!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card
- Head over to The Infinite Limits of Love to win $20 Worth of 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!
- Head over to Clean Wholesome Romance for a chance to win a 6 Month Kindle Unlimited Subscription
- 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!