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):
My dad is recovering nicely from his stroke. He still has some issues with his peripheral vision, but other than that, he seems mostly fine. Truly thankful!
This week we’ve been continuing with our painting and working on the doors and trim. I painted the family room and the coat closet and started on the hallway. We got the baseboards installed in the family room too, and my husband has been working diligently on the casements around the doors and windows (he also hung two more doors). It takes a LONG time to do everything, but we’re making progress!
I got behind again on comments with all the craziness around here, but I’ve been working on catching up!!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- February 2020 Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
- If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith
- Fun with Spam #12
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.)
- NONE! (Unless it’s YOURS – fill out my birthday/blogoversary form to let me know!)
I’ve already reviewed If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith (loved it!), but I didn’t have time to take a pic for last week’s Sunday Post, so I’m putting it in here.
I also receive Don’t Check Out This Book by Kate Klise and illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. This one is an epistolary middle grade novel filled with phone messages, emails, articles, texts, letters, reports, receipts, and more!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Yikes! I didn’t make note of any this week!
(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 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 BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell to receive a set of System Divine Collector Cards (3 character cards + 1 world card); an autographed bookplate, signed by both authors; and a Behind-the-Book Digital Features Pack. (INT digital items, US physical items)(ends 3/23)
- ***Pre-order THORN by Intisar Khanani OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a set of Chibi stickers featuring Thorn characters, a PDF of The (Annotated) Goose Girl – the original fairytale with the author’s annotations in the margin, a PDF of Brambles – a Thorn prequel short story, and a digital colouring page of three bookmarks. (UK/IRE)(ends 3/23)
- ***Pre-order SAVE YOURSELF by Cameron Esposito to receive a prayer card and signed bookplate. (US only)(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 CHECK PLEASE! BOOK 2: STICKS & SCONES by Ngozi Ukazu to receive an Eric Bittle pregame playlist poster! (US/Can)(ends 4/6)
- ***Pre-order WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU by Marisa Kanter OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark and exclusive cupcake recipe card! If you order through Books of Wonder you can get your copy personalized! (INT)(ends 4/7)
- 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 a mystery item! (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 RICK by Alex Gino for a chance to win a Be Who You Are watercolor painted by the author. (ends 4/20)
- Pre-order LET’S GO TO TAEKWONDO! by Aram Kim from Books of Wonder to receive a personalized, signed copy of the book. On top of that, first 50 people who order through the link will receive a linocut character print! (ends 4/27)
- 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 THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton OR request it from your local library to receive three stickers, an art print of Kit and her friends, and a bookmark. The first US pre-orders will also receive a medieval-knight rubber duck and a nametag. Plus, all pre-orders will be entered to win a grand prize. (INT)(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 A SKY BEYOND THE STORM by Sabaa Tahir to receive a deluxe Ember keepsake box plus the Phase 2 gift (to be announced). (US only)(5/25 end of Phase 1)
- ***Pre-order YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN by Leah Johnson from Kids Ink Bookstore to receive a signed copy, a postcard, and a bookmark. Pre-order from anywhere to be entered to win a Campbell County HS prom swag bag full of goodies along with a signed bookplate, and a donation made in your name to The Princess Project. (ends 6/1)
- 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 THE DAMNED by Renée Ahdieh to receive an exclusive skull bracelet! (US only)(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:
- @foliosociety is giving away a stunning stack of Folio books – each one signed by their author or illustrator
- @Danika_Stone is giving away EDGE OF WILD, an arc of DEADLY CURIOUS, a vintage amber jewelry set & a box of chocolates.
- @thenerdaily is giving away a choice of one of six March 2020 book releases
- @kalventure is giving away an ARC of THE KILLING FOG by Jeff Wheeler
- @Bibliophile012 is giving away a stack of older YA contemporary ARCs
- @rosellewriter is giving away an ARC of Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Teashop, Pastries Memo Pad & Envelope set, Teabag Bookmark, & Personalized Postcard
- @aidenschmaiden is giving away a CEMETERY BOYS ARC and pin
- @LzLwsn is giving away any YA debut coming out 4/7!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the March 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the February 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win If We Were Giants by Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith.
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkowski
- Lots of blogs participating in the Leaping Leprechauns Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win THE JUNE BOYS by Court Stevens
- Head over to Utopia State of Mind for a chance to win The Electric Heir a
- Head over to The Book Bag for a chance to win PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver
- Head over to Pop Goes the Reader for a chance to win an advance reader copy of The Summer of Impossibilities and a copy of Yes No Maybe So signed by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed, The Unicorn Quest – Full Series, and a Signed copy of The Perfect Escape and Signed ARC of Loathe At First Sight
- Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger is celebrating her fifth blogoversary with FIVE giveaways!
- Head over to Batch of Books for a chance to win a Tiny Travelers Prize Pack
- Head over to Book Hounds for a chance to win CITY SPIES, MERMAID MOON, The BEN BRAVER SERIES, a Watch Hollow Storytellers BOX, and a signed copy of I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES and a commissioned art postcard.
- Head over to Locks, Hooks and Books for a chance to win THE FUTURE KING
- Fierce Reads is giving away a hardcover copy of The Midnight Lie, an art print signed by Marie Rutkoski, and curated prize pack.
- 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 Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!