Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 7/26/15

July 26, 2015 Sunday Post 27

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 week on FYFA (and in my life):

I am officially in a blogging slump. I don’t know what’s happening to me, but I am feeling really uninspired and I’m not finding the time to write blog posts. With the exception of my Top Ten Tuesday post, which I had fun designing, I just haven’t even wanted to blog. That’s so weird for me! (I DID love the TTT topic this week, though – it even inspired me to create a new Diversity shelf on Goodreads so that I could keep track of all the books that got added to my TBR!). I really hope this is a very quick passing phase for me. Maybe I’ll be all back to normal next week.

One fun non-blogging thing that happened this week, though, is that we adopted a new dog! A lot of you probably remember that we had to put our older dog to sleep on Mother’s Day. Well, I finally convinced my husband that we needed to get another companion for our younger dog, Snickers. We adopted Bella, a one-year-old Aussie mix, and she’s just adorable! Come to think of it, she may have added to my blogging slump. Who wants to blog when there are doggies to cuddle!

I also finished up editing Dare You Forever, a novella from Allie Juliette Mousseau’s Brothers of Ink and Steel Series, and worked on The Future, the next book in Kate Thomas’s Equilibrium Series.

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week (still not much, I know):

Next week on FYFA:

I’m not going to pretend that I’m going to post a ton this week, but these are a couple of things that HAVE to go up!

  • Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (review & giveaway)
  • Monthly Wrap-Up Round Up Announcement – I actually had this pretty much written for this week but decided to hold off until closer to the end of the month to post it.
  • Let’s Discuss – something (hopefully)
Book-Haul
From NetGalley/Edelweiss:

Everything-EverythingStepdog-smaller

The-Foxglove-KillingsBlackmail-BoyfriendBody-Institute

What can I say, I was entranced by Entangled’s books this month and I needed them all!

For Review:

I actually had this one waiting for me when I got back from vacation, but forgot to list it. Thank you, Sourcebooks Fire!! Can’t wait to read this one!

What-You-Left-Behind

From my  OTSP Secret Sister:

This was the last month of this round of Secret Sister. I loved getting to know Lisa at Reading, Writing and Random Musings (thanks so much for my gifts!!) and my own Secret Sister, Heidi at YA Bibliophile!

July-Secret-Sister

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

(Besides the ones listed above)

Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:

There are tons of giveaways going on around the blogosphere!

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

27 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 7/26/15”

  1. Michelle @ Book briefs

    Blogging slumps are the worst!I hope you snap out of it soon, but until then, do stuff you actually want to do. No use forcing yourself to do stuff that you don’t want. :/

    I am glad you liked Awake so much because I have been moving it from week to week on my google calendar without reading it, and now I want to pick it up 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful week! Happy reading 🙂

    Here’s my weekly wrap up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    • Nicole

      Actually, Awake wasn’t my favotrite, unfortunately. I only gave it two stars. Maybe it will work better for you though!

  2. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    Ugh, I hate blogging slumps. I seem to be in one of those myself. I just have no energy to come up with blog posts and I don’t even want to write the reviews I need to. I hope yours passes soon. Congrats on getting a new dog!

    I recently read What you left behind and reviewed it for my blog. I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure I would like it at first because it was kind of different. I am not used to books with a male POV. I did find it very realistic though. It was great!

    Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books recently posted: BOOK REVIEW: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
    • Nicole

      I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve been looking forward to reading this one a lot – the story sounds really compelling.

  3. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOoh nice! Those are new to me reads, but seeing a few of them today! Wanted to do the OTSP Secret Sister, but losing my job earlier this year hit me hard. Still looking for one so I can’t even sign up for the new round. Sigh…hoping that the next go around I’ll be able to! It sounds so fun and I want to participate sooo badly, but funds are needed. 🙁

    Hope you enjoy all your lovely new reads!!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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    • Nicole

      Sorry you’re still looking for a job, Jessica. Unemployment can be incredibly stressful, I know. Hope it works out for you soon!

  4. tonyalee

    Aww that is a bummer about your slump! It’s so easy to get in one but so HARD to get out of it!

    I received STEPDOG in the mail last week (totally forgot until now) and i am still debating on it. Curious to see your thoughts!

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    • Nicole

      Stepdog is not my typical type of book, but, I don’t know – maybe I’ve just been in a dog mood lately with everything around here. It sounded cute, and I thought I’d try it.

  5. Terri M., the Director

    I was thinking this morning, when I got up earlier than normal and started catching up on some blog writing that I wished I was a morning person because I felt really good after I got done. I also got out the door late to run my errands because I was focused. So maybe it’s a good thing I like sleep so much.

    I hope the slump ends soon. Congratulations on the new puppy!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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  6. Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    Yay! A new family member… although you said Aussie mix… does he look like me?? lol
    Slumps happen, I know how you feel… I wrote 5 reviews last week, then had to go back and tidy them up and I am sooooo over it. But I started Fool’s Quest, and being huge, it is going to be a while before I can do the review. So I should be better by the time I finish!

    Have a great week!

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    • Nicole

      Doesn’t The Body Institute sound so interesting? I love the concept of taking over someone’s body so they can lose weight – it’s crazy and yet … yeah, I could almost see it happening. 🙂

    • Nicole

      I just can’t seem to get caught up – and then when I sit down to do it, I’m not particularly motivated. It’s frustrating!

  7. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog

    Boo to blogging slumps! But YAY to new doggy. I love dogs and have been trying for us to get another one since I am nuts. Really great haul this week! I can’t wait to read Everything, Everything. I already read What You Left Behind and really liked it. Hope you enjoy all your new books!!!

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  8. S. J. Pajonas

    Blog about your cute dog!! I want photos! 🙂 I am in a blogging slump too, and if I weren’t posting Summer Haikus teasers twice per week, I wouldn’t be blogging either. But I attribute it to summer vacation and how I need a little break. I’m sure that once school starts and the fall season kicks off, I’ll definitely be blogging more. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Once or twice a week is fine for the rest of summer!

    But I totally want to see your dog 🙂 Lol.

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    • Nicole

      I totally meant to put up a picture!!! I was planning on taking a better one and adding it to the post before I put it up, but then I got distracted by getting my kids ready for summer camp (which we drove them to on Sunday) and forgot all about it! I realized halfway through the day that I hadn’t done it. Next week – I promise! 🙂

  9. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    You’re not alone! I was in a blogging slump for a large chunk of this year! I was really struggling to get it together until this past month. You may still be suffering from postpartum vacation. And nobody wants to blog when there are cute, cuddly dogs. I hope you have a fantastical week!

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