This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I’m posting this on Saturday this week since I have a blog tour review scheduled for tomorrow. I got lots of blog hopping done this week. I managed to reply and comment back to almost all my comments and also read a good portion of the discussions that have been linked to the Discussion Challenge. It’s nice to feel on top of blogging stuff for a change (don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last).
The 31st is my six-year blogoversary, so keep your eye out for a celebration post!!
I also got a bit of potential good news on the writing front yesterday. I won’t say more than that for now, but you can all keep your fingers crossed for me that it works out! (And if you’re the praying type, feel free to ask God to lead me where he wants me to go.) 🙂
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Top Ten 2018 Books I Totally Meant to Read
- Why I Love the Book Blog Discussion Challenge (Even When I Fail)
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.)
- January 28th – The Frozen Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
- January 29th – a GREAT read‘s Blogoversary
- January 29th – Crushing Cinders‘ Blogoversary
- January 29th – Because Reading‘s Blogoversary
- January 31st – Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Blogoversary!!!!! (It’s MEEEEE!!!)
- February – Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf‘s Birthday
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Did you know that Cait (from Paper Fury)’s new book has a cover??!!! It does, and it’s beautiful!! I don’t usually post covers here, but I’m making an exception. Check out the cover for The Boy Who Steals Houses to the right. UPDATE: I noticed that Cait has a cover reveal on her blog and you can see the back of the book and learn more details about it!
- Dani @ Perspective of a Writer asks What Does Blogger Love Look Like? and talks about How to Find YOUR Book Blogger Flow
- Rita @ Bookish Rita talks about Getting Rid of Books that Don’t Spark Joy
- Tonya @ Vivacious Bibliophile gives Advice for 2019 Goals & Resolutions
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current asks Is the future of reading digital?
- Malka & Chana @ Paper Procrastinators Debate It: Romance as a Plotline
- Tina @ As Told by Tina tells us about her Read Rating
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight talks about Open Endings: Can You Live with Them?
- Check out the Catastrophe Read-a-Thon!
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 BRAVE LOVE by Lisa Leonard to receive a yellow heart keychain. (ends 1/28)
- Pre-order DEATH PREFERS BLONDES by Caleb Roehrig to receive a bookmark, an art card, a signed bookplate, and an original digital short story (emailed as a pdf). (INT)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order THE FINAL SUMMONS by the New England Speculative Writers to receive cell phone and computer backgrounds as well as a Sci-Fi and Fantasy story collection by the group. (INT)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order THE LOVE AND LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI by Sabina Khan to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and two postcards. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize giveaway! Request your library order it to receive a bookmark and postcard. (INT)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer to receive exclusive bonus content and the chance to win a Cozy Winter Reading Box! (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and India)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo to receive an enamel pin! (US only)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order ONLY A BREATH APART by Katie McGarry to receive two exclusive original eNovellas from the author e-mailed to you! (US & CAN only)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order THE FEVER KING by Victoria Lee OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a sticker, a flair pin (US only), and character art cards. (INT)(ends 1/31 for pre-orders, 2/28 for library requests)
- Pre-order LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A SPRINKLE OF SPIRITS by Anna Meriano to receive stickers, pins and more! (ends 2/4)
- Pre-order THE LAST LIFE OF PRINCE ALASTOR by Alexandra Bracken to receive three character art prints. (INT)(ends 2/4)
- Pre-order VORTEX VISIONS by Elise Kova to receive a signed postcard, and you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 2/4)
- Pre-order CRAB CAKE by Andrea Tsurumi (from Indiebound or B&N) to receive a signed print of sea lion, a signed bookplate, a sticker, and the chance for a signed original drawing of Moray Eel. (ends 2/4)
- Pre-order THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY by Hanna Alkaf to receive an enamel pin, a bookmark, a signed bookplate illustrated by the author, and a pop-up card featuring scenes of old-school Malaysia. (INT)(ends 2/4)
- Pre-order ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease to receive an exclusive hot air balloon print. (US only)(ends 2/4)
- Pre-order THE DECEIVERS by Kristen Simmons to receive an enamel pin. (US & CAN)(ends 2/4)
- Pre-order COURTING DARKNESS by Robin LeFevers to receive a notebook, enamel pin, bookmark, temporary tattoo, and stickers. (US only)(ends 2/5)
- Pre-order BLOODWITCH by Susan Dennard to receive two exclusive Witchlands creature enamel pins! (US & CAN)(ends 2/11)
- Pre-order WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan to receive an exclusive and inspiring poetry poster featuring excerpts from the book! (US & CAN)(ends 2/14)
- Pre-order IMMORAL CODE by Lillian Clark OR request it at your library for a chance to win one of three tote bags and annotated ARCs! (INT)(ends 2/19)
- ***Pre-order SECRET IN THE STONE by Kamilla Benko to receive a signed bookplate, a Unicorn Quest coloring bookmark, and a cover poster of the UK edition of the book. (INT)(ends 2/19)
- ***Pre-order THE CLOCKWORK DRAGON by Jack Buckles to receive an All Forms Must Be Completed pen, a bookmark, eight stickers, and FOUR secret society challenge coins. (US only)(ends 2/20)
- Pre-order WARRIOR OF THE WILD by Tricia Levenseller to receive a quote magnet, a signed bookplate and a download of the first chapter of the book with annotations by the author. (US or INT)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yaros to receive a FREE signed & personalized paperback of GIRL IN LOVE, an upcoming, exclusive release co-written by Jay Crownover and Rebecca Yarros as well as a signed, personalized, The Last Letter bookplate. Open to the first 300 submissions. (US only)(ends 2/25)
- 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 FOUR DEAD QUEENS by Astrid Scholte to receive an exclusive Welcome to Quadara Pin from your favorite region. (US only)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order AN AFFAIR OF POISONS by Addie Thorley OR request that your library purchase it OR let her know you are a teen reader who cannot pre-order to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and 3 limited edition character art cards. (INT)(ends 2/25)
- Pre-order YOU ASKED FOR PERFECT by Laura Silverman to receive one of four different magnetic bookmarks designed as the characters. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order THE SHADOWGLASS by Rin Chupeco to receive a limited edition tea sticker and a Bone Witch series pin. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order THE FAIREST KIND OF LOVE by Crystal Cesari to receive a bookmark featuring a quote, a sticker set featuring logos from the series, a cover-art postcard, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends3/4)
- ***Pre-order SEVENTH GRADE VS. THE GALAXY by Joshua Levy to receive a signed copy and an exclusive poster. (INT)(ends 3/4)
- Pre-order A QUESTION OF HOLMES by a signed, personalized copy, plus an exclusive illustrated print. (INT)(ends 3/5)
- Pre-order BEWARE THE NIGHT by Jessica Fleck OR or request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, a sticker with quote, and a glass fish. Plus a chance to win more! (INT)(ends 3/11)
- Pre-order WINTER WAR AWAKENING by Rosalyn Eves to receive an enamel pin designed by the author, a signed book plate designed by the author, and a set of bookmarks. (ends 3/18)
- Pre-order TO BEST THE BOYS by Mary Weber to receive an email download including a labyrinth maze, a playlist, bookish Rhen Paper Doll, and a new STORM SIREN NOVELLA ebook. (INT)(ends 3/18)
- Pre-order THE NEXT TO LAST MISTAKE by Amalie Jahn OR request it at your local library to receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate (first 25). After those first 25, there will be giveaways! (US only)(ends 3/18)
- ***Pre-order THE LAST VOYAGE OF POE BLYTHE by Ally Condie to receive an exclusive deluxe leather bookmark. (US only)(ends 3/25)
- 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)
- Pre-order THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves to receive a signed bookplate. (US/CAN only)(ends 4/1)
- ***Pre-order DEFY ME by Tahereh Mafi to receive a customized Shatter Me eyeliner set! (US only)(ends 4/1)
- Pre-order AN ANATOMY OF BEASTS by Olivia A. Cole to receive an enamel “who’s the beast” pin. More goodies are available if you order the first book as well or if you order from an independent bookstore. (ends 4/15)
- Pre-order BRIEF CHRONICLE OF ANOTHER STUPID HEARTBREAK by Adi Alsaid to receive a personalized, autographed postcard from the author’s travels. (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim to receive exclusive art, an official bookmark and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 7/29)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @booksandmunches is giving away any one of the books mentioned in her list of fantasy favorites 2018.
- @swatiteerdhala is giving away your fave 2018 YA read
- @ShootingStarMag is giving away a book of your choice!
- @carliesorosiak is giving away a pre-order of one of her most anticipated MG books of 2019.
- @esmooglereads is giving away any 2019 pre-order you choose
- @tonyaleeh is giving away your choice of book from her 2018 READ SHELF!
- @mybookishsecret is giving away any book you wish!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the December (& Year-End) Wrap-Up Round-Up and the January 2019 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for The Princess of Baker Street blog tour for a chance to win a $15 gift card
- Head over to Fiction Fare for a chance to win one of 20 His Fair Assassin character card sets (I’m really sacrificing by telling you about this one, folks, because I DESPERATELY WANT TO WIN THIS!!)
- Head over to Multicultural Children’s Book Day for a chance to win My Year in the Middle
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear? for a chance to win one of 3 finished copies of TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET
- Lots of blogs participating in the January New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Here’s to Happy Endings for a chance to win Lady Smoke.
- Alexandra @ Milky Way of Books is celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway for a Big Swag Pack for fans of Sarah J. Maas
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella!
- 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!