Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/16/15

August 16, 2015 Sunday Post 30

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):

Had another relaxing week around here. Finished off a proofread and it looks like I have a new editing client – other than that, I’ve just been preparing for the new school year. We did have a fun family get-together yesterday, though, and we were convinced to play softball. Even the grandmas played! Now, I am NOT a sporty person. The idea of me trying to play a team sport is pretty much laughable. The rest of my immediate family isn’t much better. My daughter does gymnastics, but she looked at the baseball bat like it was a giant squid that she was supposed to hit a ball with, and my son swims but hasn’t played a team sport since he gave up on soccer when he was about six. We were pretty sure this was going to be a terrible idea, but we all actually had a ton of fun! Almost nobody even struck out (I seriously felt shocked every time I hit the ball). Guess I have to go into these sorts of things with a bit more of an open mind in the future!

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog last week:

ARC August Update: This week, for ARC August, I read: Lost World by Kate L. Mary and Stepdog by Nicole Galland.

Next week on FYFA:

  • Lost World by Kate L. Mary (review)
  • Stepdog by Nicole Galland (review)
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (review)
  • Let’s Discuss – something bookish  🙂
Book-Haul
Purchased:

Technically, my mom bought these when we were at Sams the other day. The whole Pretty Trilogy for just $7.00 was too hard to pass up.
The other two books are more for the kids, but I know I’ll be reading them too!

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For Review:
Never-Been-Texted Wolf-by-Wolf
Won:

I won this one from the Summer of Series event (which is still going on – check it out in the giveaways below!). Thanks so much Danielle and Lili and Speak (which is a division of Puffin)!

Art-of-Wishing

From My OTSP Secret Sister:

My Secret Sister sent me this awesome package! I love how she wrapped everything and gave me little clues with post-it notes! (The thing in the square box was cards, but I don’t want to show them because she had the great idea of giving them to me to use for my Secret Sister!)

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From The Author:

I got this super sweet gift in the mail from Allie Juliette Mousseau with a personalized copy of her book and some swag. I have loved working with Allie since her very first book and am so glad that she’s finding success (the Novia that she mentions in the inscription is from her very first series – a YA fantasy trilogy.)

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Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

I have to confess that I got caught up in summer (and in organizing my Bloglovin’ feed) last week and got behind in my discussions again. I’ll catch up this week!

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!

30 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 8/16/15”

  1. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    Playing a sports game as a family can be so fun! For years we would celebrate Easter at my mother’s older sister’s house, and we would always have a softball game in the front yard. Mind you, there are six in my mother’s family – plus spouses – and around 15 grandkids at the time who could walk, which meant you played. Even my grouchy grandfather would play. Those were some fun times!

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOoh very nice!! I still want to read Isle of the Lost myself! I heard it was YA but reads like a very young YA or borderline MG! We’ll just see how I like it! I still want to watch that Descendants movie too! Though bits I’ve seen already look a little corny! But it’s Disney Channel, they’re bound to be corny! I can LOL at the 90s ones I used to watch too. Sadly, they don’t really play them anymore!

    Hope you enjoy the new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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    • Nicole

      My daughter is only 11, but I read that it would be okay for her age group and it’s the type of book she really likes. I definitely want to read it too!

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