Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 4/30/17

April 30, 2017 Sunday Post 24

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’ve been running super behind since I’ve been working on this newest editing project, unfortunately. I just checked and saw that I have 77 comments that haven’t yet been replied to! Yikes!!

I have to confess that I never managed to get to all the March wrap-up posts either. I know this is probably weird, but I have this compulsion when it comes to link-ups that I host—I have to read and comment on every post linked up or I end up feeling guilty (I’m 99.9% sure that I’ve done this for every single discussion post that’s ever been linked up to the discussion challenge). I was tempted to start going through the March Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up even though I’m almost a month late, but then I realized that not only is this incredibly unrealistic time-wise, but it’s also kind of silly to put this pressure on myself. Don’t worry, though, I’m still planning on reading them all under normal circumstances—I just need to learn to cut myself some slack when I’m under a deadline.

In other news, I’m still watching 13 Reasons Why during my workouts and I’m still enjoying it overall (though there have been moments where I’ve scratched my head a bit at the characters’ actions—some of the supposedly realistic elements don’t seem completely realistic to me).

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • It Started with Goodbye by Christina June – Review, Giveaway & June’s Top Ten Addictions
  • Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn – Review
  • April Wrap-Up
  • May Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
  • Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂

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 Nemesis from the YA Scavenger Hunt! Thanks so much, Brendan Reichs!

For Review: 

All three of these books are by authors I’ve loved in the past! Girl on the Verge, Violet Grenade and All New Things!

Free: 

I’ll admit it, when I was offered these, the covers are what made me click. The Moorigad Dragon and Reap the Dragon have gorgeous covers, am I right?

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!!:

  • Nothing new this week!

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!

24 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore 4/30/17”

  1. danielle hammelef

    Congrats on winning Nemesis. I’m happy someone “I know” won this exciting book. Can’t wait for your review. I read a sneak peek and this book seems like it would keep me up reading.

  2. ShootingStarsMag

    I get what you mean about commenting back – especially with your own challenge – but definitely don’t put pressure on your self. I think we all know that life gets in the way sometimes and it’s just not feasible!

    Yay for winning Nemesis. That’s one I really want to read!

    -Lauren

  3. Joy // Joyousreads

    Gah. I’ve pretty much dropped out of the blogging scene for a week or so now, so don’t feel bad about being behind. I’m inspired to get back on track, though.

    Have a great May!

  4. Greg

    13 Reasons definitely has some realism issues I think? I was definitely scratching my head at some of the stuff they did. Although I liked the show. Definitely thought provoking. And I had a blogger last week (wish I remembered who) say that Violet Grenade was really good.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I agree that the show is thought provoking. I’m not 100% sure about all the messages it sends, but I’m holding back on full judgment until I’ve seen the whole season. I’m guessing I’ll finish it this week—next at the latest—so we shall see!

  5. Emma

    Work does have a tendency to get in the way of blogging doesn’t it. I think it’s nice that you visit every linky on your wrap-ups etc. I don’t think most hosts do.

  6. S. J. Pajonas

    Definitely don’t put too much stress on yourself to get to those old posts! I’m sure that if you start fresh with April, everything will be okay. I’m not watching 13 Reasons Why yet and I’m not prepared to do so anytime soon. My school district sent out a note about it last week, so I’m paying attention to what’s going on, and that’s about it!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      13 Reasons is really good from the perspective that I really want to unwind all the mysteries and find out the truth of everything that happened, but I’m a little nervous about some of the show’s messages. I guess I’m still waiting to see where it all goes, but I don’t know that it’s the healthiest outlet for kids who are actually hurting. I’m holding off on my final verdict.

  7. kimbacaffeinate

    Good luck with the editing project. I hope things smooth out in May for you. My daughter devoured 13 Reasons Why. I hope you enjoy it.

  8. Charlie

    I am in the same boat, Nicole. I also realized I need to stop checking in on my comments because then I don’t remember later where I started and where I left off. I am trying to get around to visiting and commenting each week, but it is taking its toll and completely zapping my reading time and time to write new content. I am the same way, and while it is hard to do, we have to give ourselves a little slack sometimes when we’ve got overly full plates. I hope the editing project is moving along!

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