Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/23/27

April 23, 2017 Sunday Post 35

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 was going to write up a review of Letters to the Lost last night, but my family ended up watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I realized it was the type of movie you just can’t look away from (I often blog while we’re watching TV, but this was not that type of movie!).

I’ve also finally started working out again, and I’m watching 13 Reasons Why while on the elliptical. I’ve watched the first three episodes and I’m definitely hooked. I’d planned to read the book first, but I actually think this might be a case where I prefer to do it the other way around—watch the show and then read the book and search for clues in the story for what I already know is going to happen. I have a few issues with the story (I feel pretty horrible for the people that Hannah Baker left behind), but I’m definitely planning to see the story through.

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer: Review – I swear, I’m actually going to write a review for this fantastic book this week!
  • April Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up (for those of you who are early birds)
  • Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂
  • I have no idea if I’ll get anything else up this week. I really need to focus on my editing project.

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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A couple of birthdays and blogoversaries 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

Won:

I won The Most Dangerous Thing from FFBC blog tours!  I also won a $5 Amazon gift card from the 2017 Series Enders Challenge!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Here are a few posts (or industry news articles) I loved this week:

Pre-Order Deals:

I’m now putting these in order of release date to make it easier on myself (and you, I think). Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

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

Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:

I thought it would be fun to add a little congratulations here to the latest winners of my giveaways. Plus, this will help remind me to send them out. LOL!

  • Congrats to Danielle, who won the February Wrap-Up Round-Up giveaway! She chose Aftermath by Clara Kensie (which I loved!)

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!

35 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 4/23/27”

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I just started Letters to the Lost last night. Didn’t get very far into it before I had to call it a night but I’m already enjoying it. I’m so interested to learn Declan’s back story. I agree that The Crown’s Game character art is fantastic! I saw that on Friday and it totally amped up my excitement for the next book (which I just pre-ordered this morning). Hope you have a great week, Nicole! 🙂

  2. Wendy @ Falconer's Library

    Wow, Highlit is certainly a gorgeous blog. I have design envy after browsing around there. And Nicole, I am always impressed by the amount of work that must go into your Sunday posts, all to benefit the community. Thank you!

  3. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Nice! Yeah I find I do a lot of my blogging with a TV show on. Though with the shows I really like I generally watch those instead of multitask watching! LOL!

    Nice new read! Haven’t heard of it but I hope you love it once you read it!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I need money so I can buy the DVD though. I loved the book 13 Reasons Why. It is one I think everyone should read. As someone who has dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past, reading it was so close to things I’ve felt in the past, and I wonder if everyone knows how people take things they may say in passing. I need Netflix so I can watch it! Have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh gosh, I loved Fantastic Beasts. I really need to own that one. I’m in the midst of Thirteen Reasons Why. I read the book like 10 years ago – when it came out and I LOVED it. My sister’s watched the whole show and it’s quite different – according to her – but she still really liked it. So I’ll be curious to see how you like the book after the show. 🙂

    -Lauren

  6. Laura Thomas

    I too blog while watching television. I usually put on something where I don’t have to follow closely. I started 13 Reasons too and liking it so far. I haven’t started the book yet either.

    Another great post and thanks for sharing everything:)

    My Sunday Post

  7. Greg

    I finished up 13 Reasons Why and thought it was quite good, although I agree about some of the people she left behind. Mainly Clay and her poor parents! Good show though. And I still need to see Fantastic Beasts…

    Defy The Stars does seem to be getting glowing reviews for the most part.

  8. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I watch TV while blogging, too. I still need to see Fantastic Beasts. I hated the 13 Reasons Why book, so I’m not going to watch the show. I seem to be a black sheep with that, though, because everybody loves the show.

  9. Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

    Oh I can’t wait for your review of Letters to the Lost! I’m so intrigues about that book! BUT I understand… Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Nope you can’t look away from this one.

    I can;t wait for your review of 13 Reasons Why either! I have read such controversial reviews for this book and show! and I can tell you are feeling that way too.

  10. Literary Feline (Wendy)

    I really like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I haven’t yet seen (or read) 13 Reasons Why, but I keep hearing about it. I imagine at some point I will watch it. It seems to be quite controversial, which in and of itself makes me even more curious.

    I hope you have a great week!

  11. Charlie

    I often “watch” TV as background while working on the computer. I’ve also started watching 13 Reasons Why this past weekend. I’m in episode 6 currently. I think Hannah weaved a very intricate plan in her creation of the tapes. The way some (on the tapes) gang together or exclude others is also interesting to me, as well as her mother’s journey for understanding and answers. As someone whose family has lived the aftermath of more than one suicide, it is a high-interest topic for me.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Our family has had to deal with the aftermath of suicide as well, and it can definitely be a painful topic to broach. Now that I’ve finished watching the series, I really want to read the book to compare and then I’ll probably write a post on my thoughts …

  12. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    What the heck is this show everyone keeps talking about??! Man, I still haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts since I don’t go to theaters or even know where to rent movies anymore lol, but I want to, and I’m glad you liked it!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      13 Reasons Why is based on Jay Asher’s book (by the same name, though I think the number is spelled out). It’s been a pretty controversial show because it has some graphic depictions of rape and suicide. I’d like to read the book now that I’ve watched the show and I’ll probably end up writing a post with my thoughts.

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