Sunday (Monday) Post & Giveaways Galore

January 15, 2018 Sunday Post 20

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):

Sorry this post is late, but I headed out to Boston on Friday for a fun girls’ weekend with some friends. I had aspirations of finishing this post (and my 2018 goals post) before I left and scheduling them, but that didn’t happen, so I just decided not to worry about it until today.

While I was in Boston, we also spent a day in Salem, which was really interesting. Of course, everyone knows about the witch-related stuff there, but I also really enjoyed visiting The House of the Seven Gables, which is the original house that Nathaniel Hawthorne used as inspiration for his classic book of the same name. I thought it was fascinating to learn about the history of the house, which was originally built in 1668 (you can still see some of the original features of the house today). One thing that’s interesting about it is that at the beginning of the 1900s they restored the house but also made some renovations so that it would match details in Hawthorne’s book. I know historians might be sad about the historical house being altered, but I actually think it makes the building all the more fascinating—there are so many layers of history that make the place what it is today!

House of the Seven Gables

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • 2018 Goals
  • Some bite-sized reviews? (I’m really not organized right now, obviously.)
Book-Haul

For Review:

I received Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe from Disney and Everywhere You Want to Be from Blink. Thanks so much for both of them!!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

 Pre-Order Deals:

Listed in order of release date. 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!

20 Responses to “Sunday (Monday) Post & Giveaways Galore”

  1. Lloyd Russell

    One of our kids went to school in Boston. We visited her once in late October. It was a very cool time of year to visit Salem, which we did. They were ramping up for Halloween.

  2. Sam@WLABB

    What fun! That’s really cool that they renovated the house to match the book. Love it! Hope you had an amazing weekend, and thank you for including my giveaway on your list. Also, I want to read both those books you received, especially the Christina June book, because I really enjoyed her debut. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I actually haven’t read it either, but now I want to. I figured I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a little bit of literary history. The inside of the house is even cooler, but you weren’t allowed to take pics inside. If you Google it, though, you can see a bunch. 🙂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I definitely need to do this girls’ weekend thing again sometime—I’m thinking my mom and I could go somewhere fun (and warm!). I’ll have to go watch the defacing videos—I don’t do much Booktube, but I want to see her in action!

  3. Jen

    Aw what a fabulous trip to take with friends! I’ve never been to Boston before, although Andy and my Dad have for work, and if I ever get back there I’m putting that house on my must visit list. Thanks for the heads up!

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