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):
Lots of work done on the house this week! I painted the entire kitchen and we also got more doors hung and trim put up. Then yesterday I removed trim from the family room. We’re making progress! (I’ll put up a couple of pics again next week when things are straightened up a bit more).
I’m also participating in WriteOn Con, an online writing conference. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend signing up for this. It’s WELL worth the $20 to gain access to all the sessions for a month. There are over 100!! You’ve already missed seeing a lot of the sessions live, but I find the recordings to be just as helpful (and live sessions keep going until 11 PM tonight!).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Six Degrees of Separation: Fleishman Is in Trouble to The Lunar Chronicles
- Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold: Review & Giveaway
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for 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, it’s easy! Just fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)
- February 24th – Book Briefs‘ Blogoversary
- February 24th – Jessica @ jessicasblog45‘s Birthday
- February 28th – Sue @ Crushing Cinders‘ Birthday
This week I got an email from HarperCollins saying my Edelweiss review copy of In the Red by Christopher Swiedler “is now available.” I sort of scratched my head about this for a while because I couldn’t recall seeing this book before. Plus, I’m auto-approved with Harper so I wouldn’t have needed to request it. Maybe they just really wanted me to review this one? At any rate, I looked it up and saw that it’s a middle grade survival story that takes place on Mars, and how awesome is that? So I went ahead and downloaded it. Thanks, Harper, for bringing it to my attention!
While I was on Edelweiss, I noticed that Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros was available. Cisneros is represented by my agent, so I’ve been hearing a lot about it, and I was excited to get my hands on it!! It sounds like a powerful #OwnVoices story! The wonderful cover art for this book was illustrated by Jay Bendt. (Thanks again, HarperCollins!)
And, finally, I saw Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega on another blogger’s list of 2020 books they’re looking forward to (I wish I would have made note of who it was!), and it reminded me that I really want to read this one. The artist responsible for the adorableness of this cover is Lorena Alvarez Gómez. (Thank you, Scholastic, for the review copy.)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kotobee shares this Comprehensive List of International Book Fairs in 2020
- Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog inspired me to add a Like button to my blog with her post: Why Won’t You Let Me Like You?
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight asks HOW MUCH DO YOU “SEE” AND “HEAR” IN YOUR HEAD WHILE READING?
- Check out Wordy and Whimsical’s collaborative post with 12 Tips and Tricks for reading more
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!) Listed in order of release date. Any new deals I 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 they might not be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!
- Pre-order THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL by Chris Patrick Carolan to receive a free short story. (ends 2/23)
- Pre-order THE KING’S JUSTICE by Susan Elia MacNeal to receive an exclusive King’s Justice digital book club kit with all you could need: Maggie Hope facts, discussion questions, behind the scenes research information from the book, recipe ideas, cocktail recipes, and much more! (US only)(ends 2/24)
- Pre-order THE DARKEST KING by Gena Showalter to receive a digital William poster. 50 people will also receive swag, and everyone will be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 2/24)
- Pre-order THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US by Tricia Levenseller to receive a postcard pack featuring stunning character art by artist Diana Dworak.a postcard pack featuring stunning character art by artist Diana Dworak. (US/Can only)(INT)(ends 2/24)
- Pre-order THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA to receive a magnet featuring the book’s gorgeous cover art! (US/Can)(ends 2/24)
- Pre-order THE ADVENTURE ZONE: PETALS TO THE METAL by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Carey Pietsch to receive a digital version art print and an exclusive recording of the live show from the McElroys SDCC Book Launch for Murder on the Rockport Limited. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US/Can)(ends 2/29)
- Pre-order THE DRAGON EGG PRINCESS by Ellen Oh to receive a set of limited edition character cards! (ends 2/29)
- Pre-order ANNA K by Jenny Lee to receive a twin hearts hair barrette. (US only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order THE VANISHING DEEP by Astrid Scholte to receive an exclusive waterproof phone pouch! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order THE MIDNIGHT LIE by Marie Rutkoski to receive an art print signed by Marie! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order WICKED AS YOU WISH by Rin Chupeco to receive a signed bookplate and an enamel pin. The first 500 submissions will also receive a character card of the book’s main character, Tala. (US/CAN only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN by E. Latimer from Books Inc. to receive a signed, personalized copy and witchy enamel pin. (ends 3/2)
- Pre-order HAVENFALL by Sara Holland to receive a silver key necklace and a “DO NOT DISTURB WHILE READING” door hanger bookmark! (US, Can, UK, Ire, Ind, Aust, NZ)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order CHAIN OF GOLD by Cassandra Clare to receive a limited edition wooden bookmark! (UK & ROI only)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order CRESCENT CITY: HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive art print! (US, Can, UK, ROI, AUS, NZ, and India)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order THE KINGDOM OF BACK by Marie Lu to receive a custom book pouch! (US only)(ends 3/2)
- ***Pre-order THE QUEEN BEE AND ME by Gillian McDunn to receive a set of 30 bookmarks and 30 bee erasers. (US & Can)(ends 3/2)
- Pre-order BONE CRIER’S MOON by Kathryn Purdie to receive an 11×17 poster of the book cover, a set of two double-sided bookmarks featuring the characters from the cover, and an autographed bookplate. (INT)(ends 3/3)
- Pre-order THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE by Kaitlyn Davis to receive an exclusive double-sided art print! Print pre-orders will also receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate/sticker to attach to your book. (US only)(ends 3/8)
- ***Pre-order MOST LIKELY by Sarah Watson to receive stickers. If you order from her local indie, you’ll also receive a signed bookplate and a special surprise! (ends 3/9)
- Pre-order DEFY THE SUN by Jessika Fleck OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a custom dye-cut sticker. US pre-orders will also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 3/9)
- Pre-order A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN by Patrice Caldwell to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (US only)(ends 3/9)
- Pre-order THE JABBERWOCKY PRINCESS by Cece Louise to receive two autographed bookmarks and a silver Forest Tales tree charm. (US only)(ends 3/11)
- Pre-order SPARROW by Mary Cecilia Jackson from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed limited-edition bookplate and vellum bookmark and ballet charm. (ends 3/15)
- Pre-order THE ELECTRIC HEIR by Victoria Lee OR request it from your local library to receive an exclusive scene. Choose Hero to read an original Noam/Dara story set after TEH or Villain to read a young Calix + Adalwolf Lehrer novella deleted from TFK. (INT)(ends 3/16)
- Pre-order ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS by Diana Urban OR request it from your local library to receive a key necklace, a signed bookmark, a signed bookplate, and access to an exclusive author Q&A on 3/17. (US only)(ends 3/16)
- Pre-order DRAGON HOOPS by Gene Luen Yang to receive a downloadable print-at-home Gene Luen Yang READ poster. You’ll also be entered to win a limited edition Dragon Hoops mini backboard. (US/Can only)(ends 3/17)
- Pre-order THE DERBY DAREDEVILS by Kit Rosewater OR request it from your local library to receive a special letter about the pre-order (or libraries being awesome) and some fun facts about the book, a bookmark featuring a Daredevils player, an official roller derby glossary, and a blank postcard for dropping a line to friends. Pre-orders will also receive a signed bookplate and a die-cut sticker of the Daredevils logo! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 3/23)
- Pre-order THE EDGE OF ANYTHING by Nora Shalaway Carpenter from Malaprop’s to receive a gorgeous postcard print of an original book-inspired piece of art, a bookmark, and a pop-up, inspirational note by Thoughtfulls. (INT)(ends 3/23)
- ***Pre-order MY LIFE AS A POTATO by Arianne Costner to receive a bookmark, a giant laminated potato bookmark, a super-potato sticker, and a signed bookplate (personalized with a potato pun). You’ll also be entered to win more prizes! (US only, but there is an INT giveaway for a book from TBD)(ends 3/23)
- ***Pre-order DRAGONFLY MAID by D.D. Croix to receive 2 signed bookmarks, a dragonfly charm card, postcard, and quote sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US only)(ends 3/24)
- ***Pre-order MARY UNDERWATER by Shannon Doleski to receive a signed bookplate, a sticker, a magnet, a bookmark, and a chance to name a dog (in the author’s WIP). (ends 3/31)
- ***Pre-order A SONG BELOW WATER by Bethany C. Morrow to receive a limited-edition “Young. Black. (Secretly Magical.)” enamel pin! (US/Can)(ends 6/1)
- Pre-order CRAVE by Tracy Wolff to receive a “CARPE KILL-EM” To-Do-List notepad! Plus you’ll be entered to win Apple Airpods. (US only)(ends 4/1)
- Pre-order SWORD IN THE STARS by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy to receive a Knights of the Rainbow enamel pin, a signed bookplate, and a digital bonus short story featuring the book’s characters. (US only)(ends 4/6)
- Pre-order THE PERFECT ESCAPE by Suzanne Park OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, and a sticker sheet and bookmark designed by the talented Korean-Am artist Lela Lee. (ends 4/7)
- Pre-order THE LUCKY ONES by Liz Lawson OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and $1 donated in your name to Sandy Hook Promise. US pre-orders will also be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(ends 4/7)
- Pre-order TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS by Christopher Paolini to receive an art print! (US/Can)(ends 4/14)
- Pre-order TIME OF OUR LIVES by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka to receive an exclusive “Write Your Love Story” pen set! (US only)(ends 4/20)
- Pre-order HEARING HAPPINESS: DEAFNESS CURES IN HISTORY by Jaipreet Virdi or request it from your local library to receive a limited edition retro hearing aid advertisement button a limited edition retro hearing aid advertisement button (first 100 submissions). You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 4/30)
- ***Pre-order DARK SKIES by Danielle L. Jensen to receive a character art dust jacket & signed bookplate (US/Can hardcover preorders). Or 4×6 character art postcard & signed bookplate (INT preorders and US/Can ebook or audiobook preorders). (INT)(ends 5/4)
- Pre-order KEEP IT TOGETHER, KEIKO CARTER by Debbi Michiko from Bank Square Books to receive a signed book, a bookmark, and an exclusive Keiko Carter-themed button. In addition, each book you preorder will gain you entry for a grand prize drawing. (ends 5/4)
- Pre-order THE EXTRAORDINARIES by TJ Klune to receive a limited-edition enamel pin! (US & Can)(ends 5/4)
- Pre-order ALWAYS HUMAN by Ari North to receive an exclusive digital bonus comic. Plus, there will be chances for more goodies depending on the number of people who pre-order! Hardcover preorders will also receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a postcard print. (ends 5/18)
- Pre-order THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins from Book People to receive a limited-edition Hunger Games patch. (ends 5/18)
- ***Pre-order KAMALA AND MAYA’S BIG IDEA by Meena Harris from a listed indie bookstore to receive a limited-edition Phenomenal Girl t-shirt! (ends 6/1)
- Pre-order CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas to receive 5 Character Cards featuring Yadriel, Julian, Maritza and Lady Death, and a signed bookplate. 50 random US preorders will also receive a limited edition pin! (INT)(ends 6/15)
- Pre-order THE EMPIRE OF GOLD by S.A. Chakraborty to receive a set of six pins featuring the tribal sigils of each tribe of Daevabad! (US only)(ends 6/29)
- Pre-order UNRAVEL THE DUSK by Elizabeth Lim to receive swag (to be announced later). (US only for now–but check back in future)(ends 7/13)
- Pre-order TRAITOR by Amanda McCrina OR request it from your local library to receive pre-order goodies (details forthcoming). (ends 8/24)
- Pre-order SCRITCH SCRATCH by Lindsay Curry to receive access to the exclusive content section of the author’s website, which includes a “sleuth sheet” to help solve the mysteries, a downloadable poster, a crossword puzzle and more! You’ll also be entered to win other prizes. (INT)(ends 8/31)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @Jess__Red is giving away an ARC of @HeatherKassner’s THE FOREST OF STARS plus an ARC of QUINTESSENCE & a copy of THE MIRACULOUS!
- @alliewithbooks is giving away a book from The Book Depository
- @gingernightowl is doing a MYSTERY 2020 ARC GIVEAWAY
- @LauraGenn is giving away Wilder Girls by @itsrorypower and Slay by @BrittneyMMorris
- @jenjenreviews is giving away Red, White and Royal Blue and Well Met
- @LoriDegman is giving away a copy of Just Read
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated February releases!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Make Me Read It Giveaway, and the February 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win Pippa Park Raises Her Game and Red Hood. Plus THREE 7th Blogoversary Giveaways of Any Book You Want!!
- Head over to Star-Crossed Book Blog for a chance to win The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win THE LIFE BELOW by Alexandra Monir
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win THE SEVENTH SUN by Lani Forbes, a Worry Doll, a button and a bookmark
- Head over to Utopia State of Mind for a chance to win THE SOUND OF STARS by Alechia Dow
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win NIGHT SPINNER by Addie Thorley
- Head over to Savings in Seconds for a chance to win one of three signed finished copies of WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE
- Jessica @ aGREATread is celebrating her 11th blogoversary with a big giveaway!!
- Lots of blogs participating in the OMG It’s a Giveaway Hop and the Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Pragmatic Mom for a chance to win several picture books in the Book Bundle #Giveaway for #bookgivingday!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Favorite Things Giveaway Hop!
- Lots of blogs participating in the February of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature gives away three books from her ARC/Books for Trade shelves each week
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win I Want You to Know We’re Still Here by Esther Safran Foer!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!