This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Nothing new to say this week. I’ve still been working on organizing my MG bookshelf, but I don’t have a new pic yet. Spent lots of time at track meets this past week. And on doing homework with the kiddos. It’s been rainy here, but I’ll take that over snow!!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
Always lots of posts at the end/beginning of the month!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Song for a Whale, A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean, The Color of Lies, and The Lunar Chronicles
- The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton – Excerpt & Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Revenge of Magic, Hey, Kiddo, and Born a Crime
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.)
- March 16th – Clare @ Dual Reads‘ Birthday
I’ve been really looking forward to Midsummer Mayhem, a middle grade Midsummer Night’s Dream retelling with baking (Yum!). I’ve talked to the author some on Twitter, and she offered me a review copy, which I definitely was not going to turn down.
I also received The Everlasting Rose for the tour (a little too late to post my review on my tour spot, but it will be coming soon!) and The Silence Between Us came in the mail as well. This one is an #OwnVoices Deaf story, which is pretty rare, so I’m excited to read it.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink talks about her fears about her writing, and I can completely relate to this. She also quotes a bit of Chuck Wendig’s post on self-rejection, which anyone who writes should read because it is SO spot-on and inspiring!
- Kat @ Novels & Waffles opened up a new (web) design shop called Waffley Cute Designs. It looks adorable and very reasonably priced. I’m considering having her do a couple of little things for me (maybe a signature and some post dividers? Possibly social media icons? Hmmm…).
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 SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson and Penguin Young Readers will donate $1 to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. (INT)(ends 3/11)
- 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)
- Request ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST by Sarah J. Carlson from your local library to receive a signed custom bookplate, a postcard featuring pictures of Northern Ireland, and stickers featuring lyrics from Fiona and Danny’s favorite band, Fading Stars. You’ll also be entered to win other giveaways. (US/Can)(ends 3/11)
- Pre-order THE WAKING FOREST by Alyssa Wees OR request it from your library to receive a bookmark, sticker, and signed bookplate! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 3/12)
- Pre-order BLOODLEAF by Crystal Smith to receive a branded notebook and map of Achleva. (US/Can)(ends 3/12)
- Pre-order WINTER WAR AWAKENING by Rosalyn Eves to receive an enamel pin designed by the author, a signed bookplate 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 SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell from Mysterious Galaxy Books to receive a two-sided 12”x16” poster featuring the ONLY available colored version of the book’s world map (the book contains a black and white version of this map), autographed by both authors, a signed bookplate, a signed postcard, and a signed bookmark. (ends 3/25)
- 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 ONCE & FUTURE by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to receive a signed bookplate, a lenticular bookmark, and a mini-poster of all the characters. (US only)(ends 3/25)
- Pre-order A PLACE FOR WOLVES by Kosoko Jackson to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize. (US/Can)(ends 3/25)
- Order SWAP’D by Tamara Ireland Stone OR request a hold at/check out a copy from your local library to receive a custom PopSocket, signed bookplate, bookmarks, and stickers! (ends 3/31)
- Pre-order WHITE ROSE by Kip Wilson OR request it at your local library to receive a bookmark and a sticker. You’ll also be entered to win other prizes. (INT)(ends 4/1)
- 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 SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline to receive a free paperback of any Scottoline book of your choice. (ends 4/8)
- Pre-order WHEN WE LEFT CUBA by Chanel Cleeton from Fountain Bookstore to receive a special limited-edition recipe card inspired by a recipe from Chanel’s grandmother and a stunning lipstick from Besamé Cosmetics. (ends 4/8)
- Pre-order WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOLUME 35 and receive a FREE digital edition of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 25. (ends 4/8)
- Pre-order THROUGH THE WHITE WOOD by Jessica Leake to receive a bookmark and character art printed on a postcard-sized card. (INT)(ends 4/9)
- 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 A THOUSAND YEARS TO WAIT by L. Ryan Storms to receive a one-of-a-kind talisman necklace (first 15 pre-orders only—must also follow a few other instructions to qualify). (ends 4/29)
- ***Pre-order KING OF FOOLS by Amanda Foody to receive an exclusive Vianca Augustine short story! (INT)(ends 4/29)
- 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 FINALE by Stephanie Garber to receive a Deck of Destiny. (US only)(ends 5/6)
- ***Pre-order ROMANOV by Nadine Brandes to receive Nadine’s exclusive annotated notes from Romanov chapters and a downloadable recipe card from the book. The first 20o preorder submissions also receive a watercolor Romanov bookmark, a quote sticker, a printed recipe card and a signed bookplate.
- Pre-order DON’T DATE ROSA SANTOS by Nina Moreno to receive a checkout card from Port Coral Library as a bookplate, a bookmark, and a postcard. (ends 5/13)
- Pre-order WITHIN AND WITHOUT by Deborah Maroulis to receive a bookmark, a signed postcard, 2 stickers, and a ceramic pin. (INT)(ends 5/27)
- Pre-order SWITCHBACK by Danika Stone to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark and postcard. Plus you’ll be entered to win other goodies! (INT)(ends 5/27) PLUS there’s a library only giveaway (scroll through the thread to see the pic with details0! (INT)(ends 6/28)
- Pre-order STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON by Mary Fan OR request it from your library to receive a signed postcard, a magnet, and a red envelope containing a mystery prize. (INT)(ends 6/20)
- Pre-order SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim to receive exclusive art, an official bookmark and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 7/29)
- Pre-order MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS by Dusti Bowling to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, & bonus story. (ends 9/16)
More Awesome Giveaways:
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @AmalieJahn is giving away THREE debut releases of your choice from the Novel 19s Goodreads list
- @TheBookWraith is celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway!
- @mybookishsecret is giving away any book you wish!
- @hc_torres is doing a book to film giveaway!
- @272BookFaith is giving away 4 spectacular SIGNED books!
- @bayy_2455 is giving away an ARC of Little & Lion or Little Monsters.
- @thebookishgurl is giving away an LGBT preorder
- @SarahRHatch is giving away a preorder of an upcoming YA release of your choice!
- @mahmarino is giving away a new release
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the February Wrap-Up Round-Up and the March Discussion Challenge and Giveaway. Plus, you can enter to win THE EVERLASTING ROSE.
- Lots of blogs participating in the Snow Much Fun Giveaway Hop!
- Kaleena @ Voracious Reader is celebrating her blogoversary with two giveaways!
- Looking for romance reads giveaways (or book-related cash giveaways)? Win Book Money lists a TON of them!
- AJ @ Read All the Things is celebrating her birthday with a giveaway!
- Head over to Vivacious Bibliophile for a chance to win The Revenge of Magic by James Riley
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
- Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger is celebrating her 4th blogiversary with multiple giveaways!
- Head over to Bluestocking Bookworm for a chance to win a signed copy of Shadowglass, stickers of Tea, Kalen, and Fox, an art print of Tea & signed bookplates
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
- Head over to France Book Tours for a chance to win The First Noël At The Villa Des Violettes
- Head over to Every Free Chance Books for a Romance is in the Air $100 Kickoff Giveaway
- Lots of blogs participating in the March Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott!
- 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!Sund
The Silence Between Us looks like a good story, and I hope you will like it and let us know your thoughts.
Thanks for all the links.
Have a lovely week!
I’m definitely looking forward to reading it!
The Silence Between Us looks really good, and I already had Mayhem on my radar. I hope all your new books are fantastic.
Lots of books I’m eager to read this week!
The covers for all of your new books look wonderful. I hope you enjoy them!
OOh nice new reads! Totally new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them!
Yeah, I think our cold weather might be giving us a break this week too! Starting to think putting flannels on my bed might not be necessary until the weekend. Oh well! Lol!
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Have a GREAT day!
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The flannels definitely aren’t coming off our bed yet, either. Brrrr…
Awesome! You got Everlasting Rose! I really need to read that book!
It’s going to be my next read.
I’ll take rain over snow as well, anytime! Is it spring yet? I feel like since we’re springing ahead that the weather should just cooperate and warm up now. 🙂
Happy reading this week!
Today it got up to the 60s here, but I take nothing for granted. The weather has been so wacky this year!
So I’m the opposite of you, I’ll gladly take snow over rain lol. I hate getting wet or having to use an umbrella, which is just another reason why I love living where we do since we barely get any rain. Just lots of snow. And here’s hoping you have lots of fun reading your new books! Can’t wait to see what you think of The Silence Between Us!
Yeah, but snow where you live is actually useful. You guys ski and stuff. We just stare out the window at it and wish it would go away. 🙂
Your books look great! Enjoy them! Have a great week!
Yay for new books! It was very rainy yesterday, but today was nicer…pretty windy though so still cold. lol
It’s been very rainy here as well. But maybe we’ll finally get rid of all that snow!
I also received The Everlasting Rose soon, but haven’t had a chance to read it. I hope you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing the pre-order incentives! I found one I forgot to enter!
I’m glad I could help you find a pre-order incentive! That’s the worst when you forget about one that you really wanted to enter.
I’m a big fan of Deaf lit (I once lived in an area with an entire room of the library dedicated to Deaf literature and nonfiction, it was amazing!), so I just slapped The Silence Between Us on my TBR list. Thanks for letting us know about this!!!
Wow! I haven’t seen that much OwnVoices Deaf lit, so I was eager to read this. Looks like I’ll have to look into it more because I’m obviously missing out.
Good luck with the organizing. Enjoy your new books, and have a great week!
Midsummer mayhem is an interesting concept. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it. The Silence Between Us looks good, as well. Hope you have a great week, Nicole!
I’m looking forward to both of them!
The Silence Between Us sounds like such a great read. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on The Everlasting Rose too. Have a great week!
I’m looking forward to both of them!
Midsomer’s Mayhem sounds really good. A retelling with baking sounds like my kind of read. 🙂
Hope you have a great week!
I know, right? It seems super cute!!
Every time I come here I check out the pre-orders and this leads to buying something. You are making me bad. =0)
Thanks for the list tho. I love it!
Ha! Yes, just imagine how I feel when I make the list each week! :-0
I got the Silence Between Us this week as well. Looking forward to that one. I’ve been sick the past week, really messed up what was supposed to be my own little writing retreat this weekend. I spent the weekend out of town trying to feel better. Hope you have a good week coming up, wish we had nice enough weather for track meets. But soon! It’s starting to get there.
So sorry you’ve been sick! What a shame that it ruined your writing plans.
We’re just doing indoor track here right now—definitely not warm enough to be outside yet! (Though this week hasn’t been so bad.)
Midsummer’s Mayhem looks great 🙂 I’m a sucker for MG cover art 😀
Me too!! MG (especially fantasy) has the BEST covers!!
I’ve never read or seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but that retelling looks super cute! And your review copies look great too! I hope you enjoy them and get some snowless, rainless weather this week 😛
Midsummer is one of my all-time favorite Shakespeare plays. I was in it (many years ago) and have many happy memories of the show. Now I’m excited to read a retelling. 🙂
Oh the silence between us! Love that cover and I’d love to read an ownvoices deaf story.
You definitely don’t see many ownvoices Deaf books (partially because for many people in the Deaf community, English isn’t a first language, ASL is, so there aren’t as many authors in the community).
Yes, I agree rain is better than snow. Although we had some serious flooding from snow melt. Nice haul this week. I hope this week was a quiet one as well.
Yes, with ALL the snow, it can be an issue when the rain comes and then you have BOTH the rain and the melting snow.
We finally got sun this week, except today (Friday) but both the weekend and the upcoming week are also supposed to be sun. I hope you will have great reads and a sunny week ahead!
I linked to my Series on Saturday (monthly) giveaway which ends Sunday at midnight. It is all about assassins this month.
Thanks for linking it up! I try to remember to keep track of monthly giveaways and such, but sometimes I lose them, so feel free to remind me!
Good luck organizing your MG bookshelf. Midsummer’s Mayhem looks cute and I like the sound of how it has baking. Thanks for listing all those giveaways!
Midsummer and baking seems like they’d go along well too. I’m eager to read it!
Awww, thank you so much for sharing my post, Nicole! I’m so glad it resonated with you (well, not that you have fears and struggle with writing, at times, but that it pointed you to the gloriousness that is Chuck Wendig and his blog). And if you ever need a cheerleader in your corner to help pick you up when writing isn’t going so great, you know where to find me. 🙂
Chuck Wendig’s blog is pretty amazing. His Twitter feed is full of humor and wisdom too!