This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I’ve been working on my new MG manuscript. Slowly but surely. 🙂 I’m finding with verse I can’t get anything close to the number of words written in a sitting as I can when I write prose. But I’m working …
Next week (or, I guess, this week) is my kids’ spring break. We don’t have anything exciting planned, but we’ll have a relaxing week at home.
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 Geekerella, Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, and The Crossover and Rebound
- Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Scheerger: Review & Scheerger’s Top Ten Addictions
- How Much Is Too Much? Sometimes Life Is Stranger Than Fiction. Let’s Discuss.
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.)
I signed up for the blog tour for the Samantha Spinner Books, and Delacorte sent me both books for review (even though I told them I only needed book 1–guess I’ll have an extra book for a giveaway!).
One of my writing groups has been meeting at Barbara’s Bookstore, and I thought it would be a good idea to support the store with a purchase. (Plus, I still have birthday money from my mom that I’ve been slowly spending on books. I must choose wisely!) Since I just recently finished The Lunar Chronicles, I decided it’s time to jump on board with Renegades!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Love food? Who doesn’t? Heather over @ Based on a True Story hosts a year-long challenge called Foodies Read. You can link up posts for books that have to do with food (non-fiction or fiction where food is a major part of the plot), and she has a monthly giveaway! Check it out!
- AJ @ Read All the Things tells us 10 Things Authors Get Wrong About High School. I basically wrote a whole post in the comments, so I obviously thought it was an interesting topic!
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 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 GIRL MOGUL by Tiffany Pham to receive a code redeemable for a Mogul Learning Course and a laptop sticker! (US only)(ends 4/1)
- ***Pre-order A SONG FOR THE STARS by Ilima Todd to receive a Hawaiian temporary tattoo, a vintage James Cook stamp replica depicting one of the scenes from the book, and an autographed bookplate. Plus you’ll be entered to win more. (US only)(ends 4/1)
- Pre-order HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DARK by Kathleen Glasgow to receive a gorgeous laptop decal! (US only)(ends 4/8)
- Pre-order THE PRINCESS AND THE FANGIRL by Ashley Poston to receive an exclusive short story about Elle and Darien’s first date and a gorgeous piece of fanart that’s perfect for your laptop or desktop screen. (INT)(ends 4/8)
- Pre-order THE TAKEOVER EFFECT by Nisha Sharma to receive Sharma’s mother’s recipe for aloo (potato stuffed) paranthas and a hint about the plot for book 2. (INT)(ends 4/8)
- 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 ALL FOR ONE by Melissa De La Cruz to receive an Alex & Eliza Swag Bag. (US only)(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 VIPER by Bex Hogan to receive a set of 6 bookmarks inspired by the Isles of Storm & Sorrow series. (UK/Republic of Ireland only)(ends 4/17)
- 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 THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT by Swati Teerdhala to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and 2 custom illustrated character cards. OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark. (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 MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma to receive an e-copy of a mega list (pdf) of Bollywood movies and Nani’s recipe for mango lassi. (UK only–or, at least, must purchase UK version of book)(ends 5/2)
- Pre-order KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF by Tom Ryan to receive a bookmark, postcard, signed bookplate and a surprise gift. (US & Can)(ends 5/6)
- 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 THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE by Sandhya Menon to receive a print, bookplate, and an exclusive key chain! (US only)(ends 5/13)
- ***Pre-order AURORA RISING by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff to receive an exclusive Illuminae Files novella. (INT)(ends 5/14)
- ***Pre-order THE MISSING SEASON by Gillian French from The Briar Patch bookstore to receive a signed copy of the book, a morbid lapel pin, a Day of the Dead iron-on skull patch, organic TMS cherry lip gloss, a Halloween wind-up, a TMS postcard, and a sterling silver jack-o’-lantern charm with spooky children’s rhyme from the book (first 20 pre-orders only). (US only)(ends 5/20)
- ***Request NO PLACE LIKE HERE by Christina June from your local library to receive a set of bookish stickers, a signed bookmark, and an entry to win a signed set of Christina June’s 3 books to be donated to your favorite classroom. (INT)(ends 5/20)
- 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 STORM AND FURY by Jennifer Armentrout from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed book, bookmark and Book Beau bag. (INT)(ends 6/9)
- ***Pre-order MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey to receive an enamel pin. (US/Can)(ends 6/11)
- Pre-order THE EVIL QUEEN by Gena Showalter to receive a golden apple necklace! (US/Can only)(ends 6/24)
- 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 details! (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 CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT by Brigid Kemmerer to receive a signed bookplate, and an email containing exclusive bonus content set in the Letters to the Lost/More Than We Can Tell universe. Plus, 1 Grand Prize Winner will have a character named after them in a future published book, to be decided between you and Brigid! (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand)(ends 7/1)
- ***Pre-order WANDERERS by Chuck Wendig to receive an exclusive pin! (US only)(ends 7/1)
- 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:
- @seeserenawrite is giving away one of 24 upcoming books to celebrate finishing her latest round of edits!
- @272BookFaith is giving away a SIGNED copy of Scar, the final book in Alice Broadway’s spectacular Ink trilogy, PLUS a copy each of the first 2 books in the series.
- @BooksNest is giving away a book of your choice.
- @jennaclarek is giving away a signed, annotated copy of her poetry book WATER RUNS RED & a signed print of your choice.
- @booksandmunches is giving away a SIGNED COPY of The Monster of Selkirk’s first book.
- @MESalisbury is giving away one of four witch books.
- @TheBookWraith is celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway!
- @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.
- Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms is celebrating her birthday with a UK giveaway!
- Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog is celebrating her 4-year blogoversary with a giveaway of a book of your choice!
- Tanya @ Girl Plus Books is also celebrating 4 years of blogging with a giveaway of a book of your choice! (She and Grace are twinsies!)
- It’s Once Upon a Twilight’s 9 year blogoversary! Head on over and you can enter to win a Blogoversary Prize Pack: Books, Gift Cards, Books/Movies swag
- Head over to The Book Bag for a chance to win Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
- Head over to Blossoms and Bullet Journals for a chance to win The Fever King
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
- Head over to Word Spelunking for March Middle Grade Madness with 12 giveaways, including The Simple Art of Flying, a signed paperback copy of Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall, A Sprinkle Of Magic, and much more!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to fundinmental for a chance to win THE WAKING FOREST by Alyssa Wees
- BookTrib is doing a Women’s History Month Giveaway
- The Quivering Pen does a Freebie Friday every week. This week they’re giving away Three by Julia Alvarez
- AJ @ Read All the Things is celebrating her birthday with a giveaway!
- Head over to France Book Tours for a chance to win The First Noël At The Villa Des Violettes
- 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 Editor by Steven Rowley!
- Looking for romance reads giveaways (or book-related cash giveaways)? Win Book Money lists a TON of them!
- 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!