Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/21/16

February 21, 2016 Sunday Post 15

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 purposely made this week a little lighter here on the blog so I’d have more time to visit other blogs and comment back. It’s been nice to have a bit of time to see what I’ve been missing! Other than that, nothing too new to report. I finished up that proofreading job I was telling you all about last week and will be starting a few new editing jobs very soon (hopefully not all at once!).

Here’s what you may have missed last week:

Next week on FYFA:

  • Underground by Janelle Stalder – Review
  • Air Awakens by Elise Kova – Review
  • Let’s Discuss – Something bookish! 🙂

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Six birthdays and blogoversaries coming up next week!! I hope you’ll stop on by these blogs and send the bloggers some cheer in honor of their special days! (And check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up.)

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For Review:

One for a blog tour and the other is my first audiobook for review! I’m listening to it and really enjoying it so far!

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From My OTSP Secret Sister:

I decided to switch to a much lower monetary tier for #OTSPSecretSister this time (for a few various reasons). So imagine my surprise when I got all of these goodies in the mail for my birthday. I’m incredibly impressed with my sis’s craftiness! (The little pockets have special birthday cards and messages in them. The adorable jar had chocolate in it, but that’s already gone.) 🙂

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Won:

Thanks so much to Shannon at It Starts at Midnight for my books!!

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Bookish Item for Review:

Alicia over at Awesome Book Assessment has started a new shop called Alicia Craft and she’s graciously allowed me to be a rep. Once a month or so she’ll send me a product for review and I’ll tell you guys about it! She’s also giving my readers a discount if you want to buy from her shop – just use the coupon code: fyfa15 for your 15% discount! (And her prices are already really reasonable.) There’s no expiration, but you can only use the code once.

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The first item I received is this cute Harry Potter necklace. The thing that makes Alicia’s books unique are that they actually have little pages! (You can read about her process HERE). The book cover is made out of cardboard, and I was wondering how sturdy they’d be, but I was surprised that they seemed to hold up really well – same with the binding of the pages in the book. But I think my favorite feature is the tiny book jacket printouts on the inside. The one thing I’m not positive about is how well these would hold up to getting wet – just like your real books, you might want to protect these from the elements! I think these books would make a fantastic gift – I’m thinking I’ll get one for my secret sister at some point!

***Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

As always, so many amazing discussions going on! Here are a few of my favorites:

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!

15 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 2/21/16”

  1. Kat Morrisey

    I’m totally going to check out Alicia’s shop–I love bookish gifts and items! And holy moly that’s a lot of giveaways and such, going on! I don’t usually do them, but a few are tempting me, so thanks for the run down! 😀

    Happy reading!!

    Kat Morrisey recently posted: The Sunday Post No. 6
  2. Lola

    I might have to do that ocne as well, do a lighter week so I can stop by other blogs more. I am doign well to keep up with replying and commenting back, but not much time to visit blogs besides that sadly. And that’s great you have some editing jobs coming up soon.
    Those gifts from your OTPS secret sister looks great! She sure is crafty! And that HP necklace looks great! Although it probably would be a good idea to keep it dry indeed, but I really like that it has real pages. I hope you’ll have a rgeat week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #166
  3. Alicia

    THANKS SO MUCH for reviewing, Nicole! I’m glad it arrived safely. Yes, I agree, be careful about getting the books wet- if it’s raining out you can always take it off or tuck it into a jacket or shirt. Since I sealed the covers with Mod Podge, they can probably take a few drops of water, but not much more than that. (: Thanks again!

  4. Greg

    Great post this week on book blogging and jobs. Lots of good advice there and it was nice to hear how you got started too. Congrats on the win and the craft stuff. Nice.

    Happy reading this week! 🙂

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #130
  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    I think I’m gonna start doing, an occasional light blog week just to catch up everything and make sure I don’t neglect other people’s blogs. The little HP necklace is so adorable! And I love that you already ate all the chocolate in the jar before you even made the post 😛

    Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight recently posted: The Weekly Update: 2/21/16

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