Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 5/24/15

May 24, 2015 RT, Sunday Post 23

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.

Last TWO weeks on FYFA (and in my life):

I didn’t manage to put up a Sunday Post last week. It’s the first time that’s happened – maybe ever. But, trust me, I had good reason. These past two weeks have been insanely busy – like ridiculously, crazily busy. Actually, I could extend that to the past month, but …

Anyway, as most of you know, the week before last, I headed out to RT in Dallas. It was an amazing experience, and my days and nights were pretty much completely filled while I was there. You  can read a recap and see some pictures here. Just for the heck of it, here are a few more random pictures from RT:

RT 2015

(Clockwise, from left to right – Ilona and Gordon Andrews, Harper Avon Paris Party, Me with Erin Knightley and Danielle from The Hollywood Billboard at the Steampunk Party, The Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Hyatt Dallas, the Giant Book Fair, table decor from the Steampunk Party, one of the many decorated elevators, Christina Lauren at the Giant Book Fair)

Once I got back into town, I had to kick it into high gear to finish up a couple of editing projects for books that are being published at the end of this month. I’m out of crazy mode now, but just barely! Oh, and my kids and I visited an alpaca farm with a homeschool group that we belong to. Just take a look at these cute faces (my youngest was actually having fun, I swear – he’s just incapable of smiling for pictures without looking like an insane person, so I told him not to smile – trust me, if you saw the other pictures, you’d know that this is the best one).

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog these past two weeks:

Next week on FYFA:

  • Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber (review & giveaway)
  • Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry (excerpt & spotlight) – and maybe a review, if I manage to read it by then (since I picked it up at RT)
  • Spelled by Betsy Schow (review & giveaway)
  • Let’s Discuss – Something. I have no idea what (that seems to be the pattern lately!)
Book-Haul
From RT:

I picked up over 60 books at RT. I won’t post them all here, but if you want to see what I got, check out my recap of the event!

From NetGalley:

Faking Perfect Never Always Sometimes

For Review:

Animal Lead Me Not

Purchased:

Um, even though I’ve recently gotten a TON of books, I STILL bought some from the recent Book Outlet Mother’s Day sale (mostly for my kids!). Here are a couple that were for me (these are mostly books that I already had one book in the series and wanted to get others) –

UgliesRebel NationAngel BurnBreathe

TakenSomething Real

Um, I could have sworn it was only a couple of books – maybe some snuck into my cart? (Honey, if you’re reading this, I’m really sorry – but they were all less than $3 each!).

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

I have to confess that I haven’t had time to keep up with discussion posts these past two weeks. I have LOTS of catching up to do on the discussion challenge. So just head on over there and check the posts out yourself – and let me know if there are some really good ones that I need to get to sooner rather than later!!

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

(Besides the ones listed above)

Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

23 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 5/24/15”

    • Nicole

      After all the buzz about her newer book, I couldn’t resist Something Real. Can’t wait to read it!

    • Nicole

      Yay! I’m hoping to go next year too! Yeah, I feel like I’ve been running on fumes these past few weeks, but the rush is (mostly) over.

  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    RT sounds awesome. One day maybe I’ll make it. Looks like you got some good books (plus the ton at RT). Something Real is one I have had my eye one for a while. I have Faking Perfect too and hope it is as good as it sounds. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Karen Blue

    Hey jealousy! After that massive book haul at RT you still went shopping? For your kids, sure *wink*. I hope you get a review up for Nowhere But Here soon, I have heard it was a great read. Enjoy all your new books!

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    • Nicole

      In my defense, I DID actually do this shopping online before I went to RT, when I was still under the strange disillusionment that I wouldn’t get that many books there. Um, yeah, I was wrong.

    • Nicole

      I won the third book in the Angel Burn trilogy a while ago from Goodreads First Reads, but I never managed to pick up the first two books. I decided it’s time to remedy that!

    • Nicole

      Yes! I knew I wanted to read Ilona Andrews, but seeing them made me really want to read their books!

    • Nicole

      Taken is one of those books that’s totally luring me in with the pretty cover. I wasn’t willing to buy it before, but for $2 … I decided I’d try it.

    • Nicole

      I don’t know when my son forgot how to smile for a camera and look like a normal human being – I swear he used to be able to! Now he just looks like he’s certifiably insane or something – like, I seriously don’t know how he contorts his mouth into such strange positions and thinks he’s smiling. 🙂

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Sounds like you’ve been very busy lately. I totally understand how that feels. I’m going to have a crazy next couple of weeks and then it should FINALLY slow down for a bit.

    Something Real looks really good – I do want to read that! Yay for book sales.

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  4. Olivia Roach

    Glad to know you were able to love your time at RT. I would love to be able to go to an event like that! I am going to go check out your post about it now. Oh, and as for the haul I have read Uglies before! I thought it was okay, but it didn’t really grip me. But then again, I read the second book and loved that one quite a bit, so I will continue reading the last two books at some point too.

    Olivia Roach recently posted: Devon's Choice (Review)
    • Nicole

      I had one of the later books in the series that I got in a Scholastic sale where I could fill a box with books for a set price. But I didn’t have Uglies, so I thought I’d pick it up while it was super cheap. I’m definitely interested in reading this series!

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