Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore- 9/17/17

September 17, 2017 Sunday Post 28

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.

This past week on FYFA (and in my life):

This week was back to being crazy busy because I added three new classes to my teaching schedule at our homeschool co-op. Our co-op has some 32-week classes and some 24-week classes, and three of the four classes I teach are 24-week. (I was already teaching One Year Adventure Novel, and now I added two acting classes and a middle grade language arts class). I’m teaching poetry in language arts to start off, which is lots of fun—maybe it will inspire me to do those poetry reviews I was talking about before.

I also did some editing on the first ten pages of my book (the one I wrote) so that I could send them in for a critique—I’m headed to a children’s book publishing conference at the beginning of November and one of the options was to get a critique of those critical first ten pages.

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco: Review & Giveaway
  • Let’s Discuss: Something bookish! 🙂

Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:

  • None this week!

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

For Review:

Okay, I’ll confess that I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, but Leia has always been my favorite character, and when I saw that Leia, Princess of Alderaan was by Claudia Gray, I couldn’t help but say, “Sure, send it my way!”

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!

Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

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!

28 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore- 9/17/17”

  1. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    Wow, you are taking a lot on with a couple more classes! All sound like fun ones though. I’ve decided for my NaNoWriMo this year I’m going to go back and edit the one novel that I’ve finished and maybe get it ready to start sending out to publishers. Have a great week!

  2. Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More

    Your new class sound fun. My youngest daughter is really shy so I encouraged her to join the drama club. Now she loves it and it has given her confidence for speaking in front of crowds. I love Star Wars and Claudia Gray’s books so I can’t wait to read Leia. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Greg

    Good luck with the classes- that does sound busy.

    I’m curious about the Leia book, especially since the other two Star Wars books that Claudia Gray wrote were pretty good. And I did not know about the Barnes & Noble B-fest. That sounds fun!

    Have a great week Nicole!

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Three more classes… wow! I’m kind of in awe of your energy and commitment. 🙂
    I loved Sam’s post of checking books prices at Amazon… probably because I tend to do the same thing. LOL

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    Poetry is so hard! I used to be so much better at it in high school, and now I don’t think I could write one unless my life depended on it. Lol. Though I did write those haikus for SUMMER HAIKUS which were a lot of fun.

  6. Evelina

    I also saw that book about Leia, but I had to turn away from it 😀 because wayyyyy too many ARCs.
    Anyway, have a great week 🙂 I hope you can do even more editing 🙂

  7. Charlie

    We used to start with poetry, too, and then some “genius” decided it needed to be in April. You can’t identify figurative language in the fiction or literary nonfiction units without first learning it IN the poetry unit. We’re stuck like this for the second year. We have started our fiction unit, which the kids are getting amped up about! I hope all of your classes are going well.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I agree that it’s easier to start with poetry and introduce the figurative language there. We’re reading The Hiding Place right now along with doing poetry and I’ve been underlining metaphors and personification and the like, thinking, “I can’t wait till we’ve learned this so I can show them!” 🙂

  8. Jen

    I can’t wait to hear all about your conference in November! That sounds like so much fun for you! And here’s wishing you a wonderful week!

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