This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
So far my writing goals have been going well. Of course, I’ve been sticking to them for all of two weeks—but I’ll celebrate small successes. 🙂 I’ve also been happily keeping up with my blogging. I’ve got two posts scheduled to go up next week. I’ve actually read all of the discussions linked up to the Discussion Challenge and the wrap-ups linked to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, and I’m not too far behind on comments. What witchery is this?
As far as my reading goes, I’ve been working on reading the finalists for the Elementary/Middle Grade Fiction category of the Cybils (watch for my post about all the finalists tomorrow).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- My 2020 Goals & Challenges
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Every Other Weekend, Storm and Fury, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, and All of Me
- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Blog Tour Review
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 19th – Kal @ Reader Voracious‘s Birthday
- January 24th – Christine @ Captivated Reading‘s Birthday
I saw Snug by Catana Chetwynd over at Twirling Book Princess and was instantly convinced it would be a super cute, quick read to add some levity to my day. I was right—I’ve already read it, so watch for my review to come soon! I’m thankful to Andrews McMeel Publishing for granting me a review copy!
I wanted a copy of Slayer by Kiersten White so my mom could read it, and I was also hoping to get my hands on A Dash of Trouble so I could read the sequel for the Cybils Awards (I can’t read books out of order!). I found them on Book Outlet. Yay! Of course, you can’t just buy two books from Book Outlet because you need to spend $35 and get free shipping, and there was a $10 off deal going on if you spent $35. So I managed to get the original two plus ALL these books for that price. (It’s kind of insane, actually.): The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast, Where the Watermelons Grow, Enginerds, Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows, Revenge of the EngiNerds, Five Feet Apart, An Enchantment of Ravens, Circus Mirandus, Walk Two Moons, and Tumble & Blue.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Riveted gives us 13 Completed Young Adult Series You Can Start Right Now
- NetGalley did a spotlight on Lili @ Utopia State of Mind!
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us why she Will (and Won’t) Read Your Blog
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 they might not be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!
- Pre-order ROGUE PRINCESS by B.R. Meyers OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, a postcard and a personal note from the author. (US/Can only)(ends 1/20)
- ***Pre-order MALICE by Pintip Dunn from One More Page Books to receive a personalized autograph, a button, and two different bookmarks. (ends 2/3)
- Pre-order THE SISTERS GRIMM by Menna Van Prang to receive a tote bag and four postcards featuring the sisters (first 500 entries). Everyone will also be entered to win a grand prize. (UK only)(ends 2/5)
- Pre-order IF YOU ONLY KNEW by Prerna Pickett OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, IYOK themed stickers, and a pin! You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway. (US only)(ends 2/10)
- Pre-order STORM FROM THE EAST by Joanna Hathaway to receive exclusive bonus scenes from Dark of the West. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 2/15)
- Pre-order BEGINNERS WELCOME by Cindy Baldwin OR request it from your local library to receive a digital download of sheet music and recording for “Beginners Welcome” song, a bookmark, and a sticker. If you pre-order from any retailer, you’ll also get a signed bookplate. Pre-orders through AnnieBlooms.com will also receive a music-themed elastic charm bookmark. Plus, teachers and librarians ordering for their class can get a special gift. (ends 2/11 for library 2/18 for pre-orders)
- Pre-order DEFY THE SUN by Jessika Fleck OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a custom dye-cut sticker. US pre-orders will also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 3/9)
- Pre-order TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS by Christopher Paolini to receive a limited edition enamel pin! (US/Can)(ends 1/6, but other goodies will be available until 4/14)
- 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 THRONE OF SWANS by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr to be entered to win a bookplate signed by both authors, an exclusive bookmark, an enamel pin badge and a Swarovski swan necklace. (UK/Ireland only)(ends 1/8)
- Pre-order A LONGER FALL by Charlaine Harris to receive an exclusive, collectible print of Dixie. (US only)(ends 1/13)
- Pre-order THE ECHOES BETWEEN US by Katie McGarry to receive a limited-edition notebook! (US/Can)(ends 1/13)
- Pre-order THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS by Ransom Riggs to receive an exclusive photo personally selected by the author and a luggage tag. (US only)(ends 1/13)
- 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 EVERY OTHER WEEKEND by Abigail Johnson OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed & personalized quote bookplate, and an exclusive sticker. US pre-orders will also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 1/14)
- Pre-order BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer OR request it from your library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and 4 character art cards. (TEENS can receive the goodies even if they’re not able to pre-order.) (US only)(ends 1/14)
- Pre-order INFINITY SON by Adam Silvera to receive a Phoenix enamel pin. (US or UK & IRELAND)(ends 1/13)
- Pre-order THE HAND ON THE WALL by Maureen Johnson to receive an exclusive Ellingham Academy Lenticular Map Print. (US only)(ends 1/20)
- Pre-order ASHLORDS by Scott Reintgen and you’ll be entered to win a chance to be a character in a new series! Pre-orders from indie bookstores will receive two entries. (ends 1/20)
- Pre-order THE SOUND OF STARS by Alechia Dow to receive a magnet, a sticker, a button, a postcard and a bookmark. (INT)(ends 1/25)
- Pre-order DIAMOND CITY by Francesca Flores to receive a signed diamond-designed bookplate, a glossy bookmark, and a letter from the author to you. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 1/27)
- Pre-order SPELLHACKER by M.K. England to receive a bookmark, two stickers, a signed bookplate (If you preorder from Fountain Bookstore, your book will also be hand-signed), a postcard, an emailed PDF with a printable SPELLHACKER-themed card to give as a gift, and a Disasters short story. (INT)(ends 1/27)
- 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 THIS VICIOUS CURE by Emily Suvada to receive three signed (and personalized, if desired) bookplates and three signed bookmarks – one for each book in the series. (US residents can also get a signed postcard for ordering THIS MORTAL COIL or THIS CRUEL DESIGN.) (INT)(ends 1/28)
- Pre-order ALL THE STARS AND TEETH by Adalyn Grace to receive a Keel Haul limited edition pin and a signed bookplate! (US only)(ends 2/3)
- Pre-order THE STARS WE STEAL by Alexa Donne to receive a digital, exclusive bonus short story. US pre-orders will also receive 2 bookmarks, a limited edition art print, a signed bookplate, and a limited edition “half agony, half hope” Persuasion laptop sticker. (US/INT)(ends 2/3)
- Pre-order BELOW by Alexandria Warwick to receive a digital swag pack, including complete annotations, an extended scene, Inuit resources used for research, early art inspiration/images/aesthetics, and two scenes from the North series book 2. Paperback pre-orders will also receive a signed limited edition World of the North card. (INT)(ends 2/3)
- Pre-order CHIRP by Kate Messner to receive a class set of bookmarks and a poster! (US/CAN)(ends 2/3)
- 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 BELLE REVOLTE by Linsey Miller to receive a signed FIREreads bookplate, 4 character cards and an exclusive print of the map of Demeine! (US/Can)(ends 2/3)
- Pre-order THE QUEEN’S ASSASSIN by Melissa De La Cruz to receive one of two exclusive enamel pins. (US 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 YES NO MAYBE SO by Aisha Saeed and Becky Albertalli OR request it from your local library to receive a signed postcard featuring scenes from the cover art. (INT)(ends 2/8)
- Pre-order NIGHT SPINNER by Addie Thorley OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, a quote sticker, and an exclusive character art print. The first 50 US pre-orders will also receive an exclusive book band! (INT)(ends 2/10)
- Pre-order THE BORGIA CONFESSIONS by Alyssa Palombo to receive bookmarks and a signed bookplate! (INT)(ends 2/10)
- 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 BREAK THE FALL by Jennifer Iacopelli OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark and a teal Sexual Assault Awareness enamel pin! (INT)(ends 2/17)
- Pre-order OF CURSES AND KISSES by Sandhya Menon to receive two GORGEOUS custom art postcards. (US only)(ends 2/17)
- Pre-order GLITCH KINGDOM by Sheena Boekweg OR request the book at your local library OR email the author fan art to receive five character art stickers, a bookmark, and a personalized and signed bookplate! You’ll also be entered to win a custom Funko Pop! (US only)(ends 2/17)
- Pre-order THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US by Tricia Levenseller to receive a postcard pack featuring stunning character art by artist Diana Dworak.a postcard pack featuring stunning character art by artist Diana Dworak. (US/Can only)(INT)(ends 2/24)
- Pre-order THE ADVENTURE ZONE: PETALS TO THE METAL by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Carey Pietsch to receive a digital version art print and an exclusive recording of the live show from the McElroys SDCC Book Launch for Murder on the Rockport Limited. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US/Can)(ends 2/29)
- ***Pre-order THE VANISHING DEEP by Astrid Scholte to receive an exclusive waterproof phone pouch! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- ***Pre-order THE MIDNIGHT LIE by Marie Rutkoski to receive an art print signed by Marie! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- ***Pre-order WICKED AS YOU WISH by Rin Chupeco to receive a signed bookplate and an enamel pin. The first 500 submissions will also receive a character card of the book’s main character, Tala. (US/CAN only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN by E. Latimer from Books Inc. to receive a signed, personalized copy and witchy enamel pin. (ends 3/2)
- Pre-order HAVENFALL by Sara Holland to receive a silver key necklace and a “DO NOT DISTURB WHILE READING” door hanger bookmark! (US, Can, UK, Ire, Ind, Aust, NZ)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order CHAIN OF GOLD by Cassandra Clare to receive a limited edition wooden bookmark! (UK & ROI only)(ends 3/2)
- 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)
- Pre-order THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE by Kaitlyn Davis to receive an exclusive double-sided art print! Print pre-orders will also receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate/sticker to attach to your book. (US only)(ends 3/8)
- Pre-order THE JABBERWOCKY PRINCESS by Cece Louise to receive two autographed bookmarks and a silver Forest Tales tree charm. (US only)(ends 3/11)
- ***Pre-order SPARROW by Mary Cecilia Jackson from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed limited-edition bookplate and vellum bookmark and ballet charm. (ends 3/15)
- ***Pre-order THE ELECTRIC HEIR by Victoria Lee OR request it from your local library to receive an exclusive scene. Choose Hero to read an original Noam/Dara story set after TEH or Villain to read a young Calix + Adalwolf Lehrer novella deleted from TFK. (INT)(ends 3/16)
- Pre-order ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS by Diana Urban OR request it from your local library to receive a key necklace, a signed bookmark, a signed bookplate, and access to an exclusive author Q&A on 3/17. (US only)(ends 3/16)
- Pre-order DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang to receive a downloadable print-at-home Gene Luen Yang READ poster. You’ll also be entered to win a limited edition Dragon Hoops mini backboard. (US/Can only)(ends 3/17)
- Pre-order THE DERBY DAREDEVILS by Kit Rosewater OR request it from your local library to receive a special letter about the pre-order (or libraries being awesome) and some fun facts about the book, a bookmark featuring a Daredevils player, an official roller derby glossary, and a blank postcard for dropping a line to friends. Pre-orders will also receive a signed bookplate and a die-cut sticker of the Daredevils logo! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 3/23)
- ***Pre-order SWORD IN THE STARS by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to receive a Knights of the Rainbow enamel pin, a signed bookplate, and a digital bonus short story featuring the book’s characters. (US only)(ends 4/6)
- Pre-order HEARING HAPPINESS: DEAFNESS CURES IN HISTORY by Jaipreet Virdi or request it from your local library to receive a limited edition retro hearing aid advertisement button a limited edition retro hearing aid advertisement button (first 100 submissions). You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order THE EMPIRE OF GOLD by S.A. Chakraborty to receive a set of six pins featuring the tribal sigils of each tribe of Daevabad! (US only)(ends 6/29)
- Pre-order UNRAVEL THE DUSK by Elizabeth Lim to receive swag (to be announced later). (US only for now–but check back in future)(ends 7/13)
- Pre-order TRAITOR by Amanda McCrina OR request it from your local library to receive pre-order goodies (details forthcoming). (ends 8/24)
- Pre-order SCRITCH SCRATCH by Lindsay Curry to receive access to the exclusive content section of the author’s website, which includes a “sleuth sheet” to help solve the mysteries, a downloadable poster, a crossword puzzle and more! You’ll also be entered to win other prizes. (INT)(ends 8/31)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @hybibliophiliac is giving away a book of your choice
- @CapstoneMaerin is giving away a #ReadingIsForEveryone t-shirt!
- @hannekewrites is giving away a signed ‘collectable’ proof copy of The Unadoptables, a handwritten Book of Theories, finger puppets and stroopwafels
- @thenerdaily is giving away one of six January releases
- @UtopiaMind is celebrating her birthday by giving away a YA 2020 Pre-Order of your choice!
- @alexperc92 is celebrating her blogoversary by giving away up to 20 EUROS worth of books!
- @artsydraft is giving away a book of your choice
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the December 2019 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway, and the January 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win Chosen by Kiersten White!
- Head over to Twirling Book Princess for a chance to win REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME and an ECHOES BETWEEN US Storytellers BOX!
- Head over to Emily the Book Nerd for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and JANE ANONYMOUS
- Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures is celebrating her 6th blogoversary by giving away a 1 Month Audible Membership (worth $15) or Any book up to $15 from Amazon or BookDepository!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Welcome 2020 Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Star-Crossed Book Blog for a chance to win one of two copies of EVERY OTHER WEEKEND by Abigail Johnson
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win one of two copies of THROW LIKE A GIRL by Sarah Herring
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear for a chance to win Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
- Lots of blogs participating in the January of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall is celebrating her two year blogoversary by giving away a $15 Book of Your Choice!
- Head over to Stuck in Books for a chance to win a STORM AND FURY by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a Fire 8 and more!
- Every week, Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature gives away Three Books from her ARC/Books for Trade shelves
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win Greenwood by Michael Christie!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!