Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/5/17

March 5, 2017 Sunday Post 34

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 don’t know how I let this happen, but I suddenly feel like I’m drowning in review books. I’m behind on reading them, even though I’ve been reading a ton of books. Plus, I have so many books that I have to post reviews for—I feel like I can only manage bite-sized reviews or I won’t possibly get them all done. This past week was especially hard because I was also posting wrap-ups and link-ups and … maybe I just try to do way too much. But I can’t seem to give any of it up, so I don’t see it changing anytime too soon. Hmmm …

I haven’t updated the Discussion Challenge sign-up with the March link yet because I keep getting an error every time I try. I don’t know what’s going on. I’ve never had this problem before. When I hit the Update button on my post, it gives me the message that says that if I leave the page my changes won’t be saved. I also get that message when I’m just on that page on my blog and I go to close it. (Obviously I’m not trying to make changes when I’m just visiting the page, so I don’t know what changes it thinks it’s not saving). Has anyone seen this issue before? Ugh! I hate it when technical issues make things take three times as long as they should. See, that’s why technology scares me.

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

Next week on FYFA:

Some of these may end up in a bite-sized review post

  • Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop: Review (I was going to try to get this one up last week, but it didn’t work out that way!)
  • The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera: Review
  • Books 2, 2.5 & 3 of the Daydreamer Detective Series by S.J. Pajonas: Review
  • Wrap-Up Round-Up Giveaway
  • Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Lots of birthdays and blogoversaries again 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, you can always fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)

Book-Haul

For Review:

Got two surprises in the mail this week. Thanks to Simon Pulse for Confessions of a High School Disaster and Disney-Hyperion for Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies (my son loves the crazy cover, which is a hologram that changes).

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Here are a few posts I loved this week:

Pre-Order Deals:

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)

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!

34 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 3/5/17”

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I hate the feeling of being overwhelmed with either review books or reviews. For me right now it’s definitely reviews. I used to be practically obsessive about writing a review immediately after finishing a book. Now I’m totally hit or miss with them and some lingering from months ago. *sigh* Sounds like you really fit a lot in last week and are feeling the effects. Hope this week is a little calmer and that you’re able to get caught up a bit.

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  2. ShootingStarsMag

    Aw, thanks for including a link to my giveaway. 🙂 I love the Oprah Magazine.

    I’m sorry you feel a bit overwhelmed. I’m happy to help if there is anything I can do or help with! I don’t mind bite-sized reviews so do whatever works best. I feel like I’m falling under review copies at the moment too, but I’ll get through these next couple months and then it should slow down again.

    -Lauren

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Glad I’m not the only person with this problem. I’m usually pretty good about balancing my review books, but lately I just realized that I can’t possibly keep up—especially not with managing things in my “regular” life as well. 🙂

  3. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Sorry to hear about the post issues. It’s one of the reasons why I am always frustrated with technology! I can never figure out how to get myself out of a big mess when it happens! Lol! Hope you can figure out the kinks soon!

    Nice new reads! Totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. Dena @ Batch of Books

    A few months ago I finally eliminated my review pile! It took me over a year to do it. But now I’m on publishers’ mailing lists and they send me unsolicited books and ARCs – which I LOVE, but I’m struggling to keep up. I also have the same problem you do where I’ve finished a book but haven’t had the chance to post my review for it. Sometimes it takes me longer to post the review than it did to read the book!

  5. Joy // Joyousreads

    Sigh. I feel the same way. I haven’t requested too many books and have mad a tiny dent on my NG pile. But I still feel overwhelmed. I have made some progress this weekend, though, so that’s a good thing.

    Well, I hope you’ll catch up soon! You got this, Nicole. 😀

  6. Sophia Rose

    Yeah, that overwhelming feeling can weigh heavy. I’m doing better right now, but last year it was getting frantic with all the balls in the air. Wishing you well on figuring out the tech issues, too.

    Glad your DayDream Detective series was good and I’ll have to scope out some of the posts you’ve shared.

    Have a great week, Nicole!

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  7. Paij Slater

    I don’t have anything interesting any more….Life has happened here, and the blog was the one thing that had to go.. I am hoping to get back into it again, or at least post more often.

  8. Charlie

    Nicole, I felt the same way for all of February. I kept migrating reviews writing the same reviews from Jan 12 until last week! I finally got caught up this weekend. I just had to start preparing a draft one day, start writing the next day, and finish it up on the third day in order to get them written. I hope you’re able to catch up soon!

    I had an error just earlier when I tried to schedule and update a post. I’ve had it open in my browser over the weekend, but I’ve never gotten an error message like that before. I tried to update it again and it went through. Technology can be very frustrating!

  9. Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

    We, your fans, will take bite-sized reviews! so don’t worry 😉 You do give LOTSA good information on your posts so that’s why it so much hard work. I’m thankful! (but maybe you do need a break) I wish I could help wit the link up problem but that was one of the things that were stressful so I had to give up linkups. SO I’m a neophyte 🙂 I’m off to visit all those discussions and giveaways before you decide to take a break 😉 . I hope you post a pic of that map I bet is AWESOME!

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yeah, I think I will have to create a new post for the discussion challenge because I haven’t been able to figure out what’s happening with it. I don’t know how I managed to get myself into the situation with review books—I was being so good about it for awhile and keeping on top of things, but lately it feels impossible!

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