Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 6/11/17

June 11, 2017 Sunday Post 38

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):

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18-year anniversary. And since we dated for seven years before we got married (we were high school sweethearts), that means we’ve been together a quarter of a century! Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.

This week I tried to conquer my MASSIVE email inbox and I discovered two books that I’d been given for review that I’d somehow completely lost track of. I’m really embarrassed. Lately, my email has been completely out of control, no matter how hard I try to stay on top of it. I know I need to unsubscribe from some things, but there are lots of emails I like to get—but I just can’t keep up with them all. Sigh.

I’m thinking of doing a Three Dark Crowns re-read (or read for the first time) event before One Dark Throne comes out—possibly a traveling re-read where we all put our comments in as we read and then send it on to the next person, BUT I NEED ONE OR TWO OF MY ORGANIZED BLOGGER FRIENDS TO HELP! You guys know me—I’m great with ideas (I have LOTS of them for this!!) but organizing all the little details is not my strong point. Anybody want to help? Please let me know in the comments or shoot me an email!

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • Roar by Cora Carmack: Review & Giveaway
  • Bite-sized reviews  of some of my recent reads (probably The Gauntlet, Goodbye Days, The Sun Is Also a Star and Eliza and Her Monsters)
  • Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂

Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:

Congrats to my three latest winners!

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Here are the 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

I made a promise to myself that I would read TWO NetGalley/Edelweiss books before I download ONE more (and then repeat that pattern). So I was good for this week and didn’t request any. I did find those two books in my email though (like I mentioned at the top of my post) and I also got one ebook freebie and I bought a novella that goes with a series I’ve loved.

For Review:

Like I said, somehow these two books got buried in my inbox. I’m making it a priority to read them! Both If I Fix You and Death’s Queen were sent to me directly by the authors.

Free:

I’ve loved Kate L. Mary’s zombie stories, and I’ve been meaning for a long time to try out her contemps. When I saw in her newsletter that The List is free right now, I had to snatch it up!

Purchased:

Twisted Mind is a novella that goes with Kate L. Mary’s Twisted Series (which is a spin-off of her Broken World Series).

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

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)

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!

38 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 6/11/17”

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Happy anniversary! My email and social media stuff is also out of control, so we’re in the same boat there. It’s so hard to stay on top of everything. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  2. Lloyd Russell

    Happy Anniversary! You’re only 27 years behind me (almost 28). But I still check Match.com every morning to see if my wife has registered!

  3. Joy // Joyousreads

    I can only imagine how easy it is to lose track of blog tours and review requests. You lead a hectic life! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.

    Have a great week!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Blog tours I’m good about because they have a specific date and I put them directly into my calendar. Review requests are harder somehow—maybe because I don’t accept all that many of them, so I haven’t developed a good system for them.

  4. ShootingStarsMag

    Happy Anniversary!!

    I’m pretty good with emails, but sometimes it takes me longer to get back to things that I’d like, and I have lost some things for awhile and I feel SO bad when that happens. Sigh. It’s all good though.

    I haven’t read Three Dark Crowns yet but it’s one that I really DO want to read, so I’d be happy to help plan something if you need help still.

    -Lauren

  5. Nise'

    Happy Anniversary to you! Hope you do something great to celebrate. I try to read a book before I request another one too.

  6. Michelle

    Happy Anniversary!!

    I use Unroll Me to take control of my emails… it puts all of my emails subscriptions into one email each day.

  7. Greg

    Happy anniversary!! Hope you guys have a fabulous day!

    I’m pretty curious about Roar- the whole storm magic thing has me interested- and I think your Three dark Crowns re- read idea is a great one. How fun! And I can’t WAIT for ODT.

  8. chucklesthescot

    I was subsribed to a whole pile of author newsletters at the start of the year but when some are contacting you two or three times a week advertising other people’s work, it got too much and I had to scale back! If only it was as easy to control the tbr…! Happy Anniversary!

  9. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Wow, happy anniversary for yesterday. There are very few couples I know who have been together for that long so I am suitably impressed. I feel your pain about your inbox problems as well. I’m the same, I tend to get scared once my unread emails hits a certain number and have to get brave to enter and tackle the problem. I have slowly been trying to unsubscribe from stuff and it does help.

  10. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Happy anniversary, Nicole! My husband and I just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary in May. And we, too, were together 7-8 years before we were married. (Although it was several years post-high school that we met. LOL) I’m on a constant mission to keep my email inbox under control. It’s literally something I work on daily.

  11. Dragonfly @ Our Familiarium

    Happy Anniversary! Wow a Quarter of a century! Lucky hubby 🙂 I think you are very organized! You are a busy mom and blogger so something gotta give 🙂 I’m not sure I have any tips that I haven’t heard you say you do already! s soon as I get an ARC or book to review I add it to my planner. Even if I don’t get to it when I think I would at list is listed there. Have fun!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Oh, I know I’m disorganized and I’ve given up on trying to change, really. I’m not looking for tips so much as for people who want to help out with the event I’m thinking about. I just need it to be someone organized to balance my constant state of disorganization! 🙂

  12. Jen

    Happy Anniversary! Oh my goodness, 25 years total is amazing! I hope you two were able to find some time to celebrate. 🎉
    I’m actually good at keeping on top of my email. I have them go to the correct folders and to one of my 3 emails (blog email, book stuff/fav blogs email and personal email….I know LOL) and although sometimes it takes me a week to get to them, I’m pretty good about staying on top of it all. I usually quickly go through them when I’m blow drying my hair upside down 😂 or waiting on the next step while cooking.

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