This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
Jade is recovering nicely from her surgery. With the exception of a few minor bouts of nausea and an ankle that sometimes hurts a bit, she seems almost back to normal. So thankful!!
Now my youngest had his wisdom teeth removed yesterday, so he’s the current miserable one. LOL! I will be happy not to have to deal with medical stuff (I still have a good while to wait, though).
The rest of life is a blur right now, which is fine. Sometimes you have those seasons. Sorry I’ve been behind on the Discussion Challenge posts and monthly wrap-ups and such, though. I’m hoping to catch back up soon.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia: Review & Giveaway
- The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy: Spotlight and Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Pet; Scars Like Wings; Paul, Big, and Small; and Serious Moonlight
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 22nd – Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature‘s Birthday
- October 22nd – Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra‘s Birthday
This is the first time I’ve ever gotten personalized swag with an ARC—um, wow! (My name is printed on the container of candy hearts—I just realized it’s hard to see in this lower res version of the pic.) I’m really excited to read Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz! The cute cover was created by Elizabeth Turner Stokes. Thanks, Entangled Teen for the review copy and the fun notebook and candy hearts!
I’m such a huge fan of Tara Sims, so I was excited to get Scavenge the Stars for review from Disney-Hyperion! The cover was designed by Marci Senders using photography by Tom Corbett.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Here’s a master list of all the posts for Shattering Stigmas. This annual event talks about mental health and shattering the stigmas that go along with mental health issues.
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 DO THE WORK by Gary John Bishop to receive an exclusive video course with the author. (ends 10/21)
- Pre-order DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL? by Gary Janetti to receive a signed and personalized bookplate (first 1000) and a chapter sampler (first 350). (US only)(ends 10/21)
- Pre-order I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE by Farah Naz Rishi to receive exclusive character cards, a postcard with a secret message from the author, an invisible ink pen, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 10/21)
- Pre-order THESE WICKED WATERS by Emily Layne to receive a gorgeous and exclusive illustration of one of the book’s sirens! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 10/21)
- Pre-order OUR WAYWARD FATE by Gloria Chao OR request it from your local library to receive access to exclusive content: an exclusive scene, a video of the author doing kung fu, a chance to name a future character/animal/thing in one of Chao’s future books, access to the farm pun off, some origami pictures and instructions related to the book, and the opportunity to ask the author questions. (INT)(ends 10/22)
- Pre-order BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR by A.M. Strickland to receive two character cards and a signed bookplate. (US/Can)(ends 10/28)
- Pre-order A RIVER OF ROYAL BLOOD by Amanda Joy to receive a temporary tattoo pack! (US only)(10/28)
- Pre-order UNICORN MAGIC by Tess Whitehurst to be entered to win super fun stuff from Goddess Provisions and Llewellyn Books. (ends 9/22 & 10/30)
- Pre-order LIFESTYLES OF GODS & MONSTERS by Emily Roberson OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, a sticker, and a temporary tattoo. You’ll also be entered to win one of ten enamel pins. (INT)(ends 10/31)
- ***Pre-order WINTERWOOD by Shea Ernshaw to be entered to win a witchy prize pack!
- Pre-order GIRLS OF STORM AND SHADOW by Natasha Ngan to receive a full-color map and storm cloud enamel pin! (US only)(ends 11/4)
- Pre-order SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT by Sara B. Larson to receive character cards (number of cards depends on number of pre-orders, so read the info for details), a signed bookmark, and a signed bookplate! (ends 11/4)
- Pre-order A CONSTELLATION OF ROSES by Miranda Asebedo OR request if from your local library to receive a signed character art card! (INT)(ends 11/4)
- Pre-order CALL DOWN THE HAWK by Maggie Stiefvater from specified bookstores to receive a signed limited edition bookplate (I believe it features Maggie’s art?). (INT)(ends 11/4)
- Pre-order THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION by Kiersten White from Mysterious Galaxy bookstore to receive a limited print. (ends 11/4)
- Pre-order GRAVEMAIDENS by Kelly Coon OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark and a deleted scene from Boatman’s POV. INT pre-0rders will also receive a moth laptop sticker, a signed bookplate, and Maiden’s Tonic mocktail card. US pre-orders will receive all of that, except an enamel pin instead of the mocktail card. (INT)(ends 11/5)
- Pre-order DEADLY DECEIT by Natalie Walters to receive a bookmark, a Way Station Cafe sticker, screen lock, and a signed bookplate. (ends 11/5)
- Pre-order EVERY STOLEN BREATH by Kimberly Gabriel to receive a digital poster and a digital author commentary (INT). US pre-orders will also receive an enamel pin, a signed bookplate and a bookmark. (INT)(ends 11/7)
- Pre-order CORAL by Sara Ella to receive a PDF download of Sara’s exclusive, annotated notes from CORAL chapters. The first 100 pre-orders will also receive a watercolor bookmark, a “You are not nothing. You are not alone” quote sticker, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 11/11)
- Pre-order CROWN OF OBLIVION by Julie Eshbaugh to receive an enamel pin, a cutout bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a quote card. (INT)(ends 11/11)
- Pre-order WILD LIFE by Keena Roberts OR request it from your local library to receive a Baboon Camp sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a special backpack! (INT)(ends 11/11)
- Pre-order ACROSS A BROKEN SHORE by Amy Trueblood or request it from your local library to receive a bookmark and a character sticker (INT). The first 50 US pre-orders will also receive a Golden Gate Bridge enamel pin! (INT)(ends 11/11)
- ***Pre-order A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS by Leanna Renee Hieber from Word Bookstores to receive an original 5×7 print designed by Kelley Hensing. (ends 11/11)
- Pre-order THE SKY WEAVER by Kristen Ciccarelli to receive 7 limited edition character cards! (INT)(ends 11/16)
- Pre-order THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black from select indie bookstores to receive a signed hardcover of the book and an enamel pin with bookmark. (US or UK)(ends 11/18)
- Pre-order COLD FALLING WHITE by G.S. Prendergast OR request it from your local library to receive a set of four vintage-style propaganda posters. (INT)(ends 11/18)
- Pre-order THIRST by Jill Williamson to receive a water bag with carabiner, a bookmark and cut chapters from Hannah’s POV. (ends 11/20)
- Pre-order RETURN OF THE DRAGON QUEEN by Farah Oomerbhoy to receive a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 11/25)
- Pre-order SCARED LITTLE RABBITS by A.V. Geiger to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, and graphic sticker. (INT)(ends 12/2)
- Pre-order THE KILL CLUB by Wendy Heard OR request a library purchase to receive a Blackbird Killer lapel pin, a Blackbird Killer playing card, a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and secret swag. (Form to submit can be found HERE.)(ends 12/16)
- Pre-order A HEART SO FIERCE AND BROKEN by Brigid Kemmerer to receive a designed art print of a quote from the first book. (USA–not PR, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand)(ends 1/6)
- Pre-order SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim to receive a 9 X 12 art piece, 3 character cards, a bookmark, & a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 1/6)
- Pre-order THAT NIGHT, WHEN THE LIGHT WENT OUT, HERE THERE ARE MONSTERS, I HAVE NO SECRETS, THE SIMILARS, THE LAST TO DIE, SCARED LITTLE RABBITS or THE LAST WITNESS to receive one of four custom magnets and be entered to win a 6-month subscription to Hunt-a-Killer and a $100 gift card! (US only)(ends 1/6)
- Pre-order THE OLD TRUCK by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey from BookPeople to receive a signed and personalized copy and an enamel pin! (ends 1/7)
- ***Pre-order A BEGINNING AT THE END by Mike Chen to receive a download copy of the short story ANONYMOUS, which was the basis for Chen’s next novel WE COULD BE HEROES. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (ends 1/14)
- Pre-order DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS by Shannon and Dean Hale, art by Victoria Ying to receive an adorable 2″ Acrylic charm! (ends 1/14)
- Pre-order DON’T READ THE COMMENTS by Eric Smith OR request it from your local library to receive an enamel pin, a signed bookplate with pixel art, and a laptop decal! There’s also an option for teachers and book clubs to receive a Skype visit or have the author come to your classroom (read the details on his site). (INT)(ends 1/27)
- Pre-order THE GRAVITY OF US by Phil Stamper to receive a signed bookplate that’s been sent to space! (US/Can only)(ends 2/3)
- Pre-order HOW TO SPEAK BOY by Tiana Smith OR request it from your local library to receive a X♡X♡ leather notebook, a X♡X♡ tin of mints and a mini bookmark! (US only)(ends 2/7)
- Pre-order THE GOBLETS IMMORTAL by Beth Overmyer to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a mini replica of the silver sword that makes an appearance throughout the book. (ends 2/12)
- Pre-order CRESCENT CITY: HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive art print! (US, Can, UK, ROI, AUS, NZ, and India)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order THE KINGDOM OF BACK by Marie Lu to receive a custom book pouch! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the September 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway, the October Discussion Challenge and Giveaway, a copy of SCARS LIKE WINGS, a copy of Mightier Than the Sword and a copy of Grace Goes to Washington. You can also win a signed copy of Rick Riordan’s newest book—THE TYRANT’S TOMB––over on my Instagram account!
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win THE LIBRARY OF LOST THINGS
- Check out the posts from the Shattering Stigmas event and enter to win a mental health related book!
- Head over to Utopia State of Mind for a chance to win By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery or FIREBORNE
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear for a chance to win BRUCE’S BIG STORM
- Head over to Novel Knight for a chance to win REBEL by Marie Lu or Into the Crooked Place
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win a copy of Conceal, Don’t Feel and a “Just Let It Go” tote bag to carry your new book in or a Hardcover copy of Shadow Frost, a signed bookplate and swag!
- Head over to The Candid Cover for a chance to win a copy of 10 Blind Dates + a surprise title
- Head over to A Book Addict’s Bookshelves for a chance to win The Vine Witch.
- Head over to Books of My Heart for a chance to win all 10 audiobooks in the Alex Verus Series!
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win CRIER’S WAR
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card + an ebook copy of The Memory Thief or The Good Luck Girls.
- Head over to The Write Path for a chance to win The Revenge of Magic Books 1 and 2
- Head over to Wishful Endings for Tressa’s Monthly Giveaway of an Amazon gift card!
- Lots of blogs participating in the October Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Every week Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature gives away three books from her giveaway/trade shelves.
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra!
- 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!