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):
Here’s what we’ve been up to while safe indoors this week:
- Online school. Monday’s the last day!!
- We watched:
- The whole family watched the original Jumanji. We liked the new ones better, but it was fun to see where it all started.
- I finished two books this week
- I read The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar. I posted my review and a giveaway this week, so check it out!
- I listened to the rest of Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus. I liked this one even more than the first book!
- We’ve been collecting stuff for our junk art project!
- Thursday was my daughter Danielle’s 16th birthday! Her favorite things are crafting and baking, so we made a mask and lemon bars (she loves them SUPER lemony!) Thanks to all of you who went over to her blog and commented! 🙂
- My mom came over yesterday for a social distancing outdoor visit. It was a beautiful day for it!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
This week got away from me, and I only posted once!
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.)
- May 18th – Austine @ Novel Knight‘s Birthday
- May 18th – We Live and Breathe Books‘ Blogoversary
- May 20th – A Dance with Books‘ Blogoversary
- May 20th – Between the Pages‘ Blogoversary
- May 23rd – Monica @ Tomes Project‘s Birthday
None This Week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators shares Why I Never See My Family in Books: Blended Families Are Families Too
(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 AURORA BURNING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman to receive a shiny, holographic sticker sheet featuring all the characters from Aurora Burning, plus stream badges and more. (US only) Purchase in-store from Dymocks and get an exclusive Aurora Academy patch or in-store from QBD to get an exclusive Aurora Academy phone grip. (AUS) Check the link for other INT details. (ends 5/17)
- Pre-order THE FASCINATORS by Andrew Eliopulos from an indie bookstore to receive an all-new, exclusive short story starring the three main characters in the book. (ends 5/17)
- Pre-order a HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX House Edition to receive an exclusive pocket-size notebook. (AUS/NZ—see below for UK/ROI)(ends 5/18)
- 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 TALK NERDY TO ME by Tiffany Schmidt to receive an exclusive pin pack! (US only)(ends 5/18)
- Pre-order THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL by Celesta Rimington OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark and a personalized/author-signed bookplate including one of three custom stamped signatures from characters in THE ELEPHANT’S GIRL! You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway. (INT)(ends 5/18)
- Pre-order AS MUCH AS I EVER COULD by Brandy Woods Snow for a chance to win a bookmark, die-cut vinyl camellia sticker, custom candle tins and a conch bracelet. (US only)(ends 5/20)
- 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 GHOSTING: A LOVE STORY by Tash Skilton (AKA Sarvenaz Tash and Sarah Skilton) from The Ripped Bodice to receive a sticker, bookmark, limited edition postcard with UK cover, and a signed bookplate. (ends 5/25)
- Pre-order READ WITH PRIDE by Lucy Powrie to receive an enamel pin! (UK/ROI)(ends 5/27)
- Pre-order LITTLE CREEPING THINGS by Chelsea Ichaso OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a sticker with a slogan perfect for the times, and a bookmark. (ends 6/1)
- Pre-order CONVENTIONALLY YOURS by Annabeth Albert to receive an enemies to lovers character postcard. If you pre-order from River Dog Books, you’ll also get an Odyssey Con lanyard, and your book will be SIGNED! (US only)(ends 6/1)
- ALSO Pre-order CONVENTIONALLY YOURS by Annabeth Albert to receive a “Keep Calm and RomCom On” enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 6/1)
- Pre-order IF WE WERE US by K.L. Walther to receive a “Keep Calm and RomCom On” enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 6/1)
- Pre-order JO & LAURIE by Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz to receive an exclusive tea tin! (US only)(ends 6/1)
- 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 I KILLED ZOE SPANOS by Kit Frick to receive a swag pack (pic of bookmarks and stickers on Twitter). Plus the author will donate $2 to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. First-edition hardcovers will also have blue sprayed edges! (INT)(ends 6/1)
- Pre-order I THINK I LOVE YOU by Auriane Desombre to read the two scripts that spark Emma and Sophia’s rivalry and vote on which character should win the festival! (INT)(ends 6/1)
- Pre-order ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW by Liara Tamani from Blue Willow Books to receive a signed, personalized copy, a branded notebook, pencil, sticker, pin, and bookmark! In addition, Liara will generously make a donation to the Houston Food Bank for every pre-order placed. (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Kelly McWilliams to receive a signed bookplate, two bookmarks, two stickers, and a fridge magnet. First 10 preorders, plus a limited number of random preorders, will receive an “Are You In Rebellion?” enamel pin. You’ll also be entered into a giveaway for a 100 dollar gift card to the bookstore of your choice. (INT except pin)(ends 6/8)
- ***Pre-order RAGE & RUIN by Jennifer L. Armentrout from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed, personalized copy (deadline for personalization is 5/22). Also $1 will be donated to National Federation of the Blind. (ends 6/9)
- Pre-order a HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX House Edition to receive an exclusive pocket-size notebook. (UK/ROI)(ends 6/11)
- Pre-order THE LAST TRAIN TO KEY WEST by Chanel Cleeton from Fountain Bookstore to receive a signed copy and an exclusive limited-edition tote bag. (ends 6/13)
- Pre-order I’LL BE THE ONE by Lyla Lee to receive a signed bookplate, an art print and a bookmark. Plus you’ll be entered to win a giveaway. (ends 6/15)
- ***Pre-order THE ARCHER AT DAWN by Swati Teerdhala to receive an exclusive, limited-edition scene AND be entered for a raffle to win $50 to your fave indie bookstore! (ends 6/16)
- Pre-order FRAGILE REMEDY by Maria Ingrande Mora OR request it from your local library OR create & share fanart to receive 3 character bookmarks, and a holographic Queen of the Tinkers die-cut sticker. US pre-orders will also be entered to win two giveaways. (INT)(ends 6/19)
- Pre-order FOREST OF SOULS by Lori M. Lee OR request it from your local library to receive a gold enamel bookmark, a signed bookplate, 3 character cards and more! You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (INT)(ends 6/23)
- 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 A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN by Roseanne A. Brown OR request it from your library to receive a bookmark, 2 character cards featuring Karina and Malik, a limited edition signed bookplate, and an exclusive digital fairy tale from the book’s world! An order from indie bookstore Books With a Past will also get you a handwritten note and personalization from the author! (INT)(ends 6/30)
- Pre-order THE CROW RIDER by Kalyn Josephson to receive 1 of 2 bonus scenes (from either Ericen or Kiva’s POV) and a chance to win a foil bookmark and a set of character cards. (US/CAN)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron to receive an enamel pin! (ends 7/6 – US)(ends 8/5 – UK/ROI)(ends 8/31 – AUS/NZ)
- Pre-order HAWK by James Patterson to receive a metal bookmark and a hawk enamel pin! (US only)(ends 7/5)
- Pre-order BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall to receive a “Keep Calm and RomCom On” enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order KEEP MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO by Amelia Diane Coombs OR Request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a magnet, a signed bookplate, a die-cut bowling pin sticker, a $1 Donation to NAMI, and a secret item! Those who order from an indie will also get something extra and all pre-orders will be entered to win a giveaway! (ends 7/13)
- Pre-order UNRAVEL THE DUSK by Elizabeth Lim to receive an official bookmark, a complete set of 3 character cards, a quote sticker, an exclusive print, and a signed bookplate (hardcover orders only). (US only for now–but check back in future)(ends 7/13)
- Pre-order THE INVENTION OF SOPHIE CARTER by Samantha Hastings OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate a bookmark, a 5X7 custom art, and a short story: “What the Dickens?”. The first 50 people will also receive a teapot necklace and a vinyl quote from the book. (INT)(ends 7/14)
- Pre-order THE HOLLOW GODS by A.J. Vrana to receive a bookmark, signed postcard, AND enter to win a special edition poster (first 25 paperback pre-orders only). All paperback pre-orders will be entered to win a special goodie box, and ALL pre-orders (ebook or print) will have a chance to win 1 of 5 limited edition posters. (INT)(ends 7/17)
- ***Pre-order THE FAITHLESS HAWK by Margaret Owen to receive a beautiful poster featuring the characters from The Merciful Crow duology designed by the author herself! (US/CAN)(ends 7/27)
- Pre-order A SONG BELOW WATER by Bethany C. Morrow to receive a limited-edition “Young. Black. (Secretly Magical.)” enamel pin! (US/Can)(ends 8/3)
- Pre-order WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles to receive an art print illustrated by Alexis Castellanos! (US/CAN)(ends 8/24)
- 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 SHORT & SWEET by Josh Funk (illustrated by Brendan Kearney) from a participating indie bookstore to receive four collectors’ cards – AND an autographed bookplate! (ends 8/31)
- 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 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)
- Pre-order EACH OF US A DESERT by Mark Oshiro to receive a limited edition art print! (US/CAN)(ends 9/14)
- Pre-order YOU’LL FIND ME by Amanda Rawson Hill to receive digital resources to help you stay connected with your loved ones. You’ll also receive the supplies to make “You’ll Find Me” braided bracelets with a small charm. Plus $1 will be donated to the International Rescue Committee! (ends 9/21)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @marshmallomomo is giving away THE HENNA WARS
- @oliviascatastro is giving away Circe by Madeline Miller (ends 5/31)
- @jrundy08 is giving away a pre-order of The Gilded Ones and ELYSIUM (ends 6/15) and a pre-order of COURT OF LIONS (ends 6/10) and a pre-order of WHERE WE GO FROM HERE (ends 6/1) (and lots more–check his Twitter feed)
- @SubtleChronicle is giving away a BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE to TWO (2) WINNERS! (ends 5/21) and a pre-order of CAMP (ends 5/22)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated releases for May (ends 5/22)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the May 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the April 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. Plus, you can enter to win The Henna Wars!
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is celebrating her 30th birthday by giving away $35 in Books from Book Outlet
- Head over to Ashleigh’s Bookshelf for a chance to win a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card
- Lots of blogs participating in the Full Bloom Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Book Hounds YA for a chance to win a star bookmark to celebrate the ECHO ACADEMY launch, THE SHADOW WAND, OUR FRIEND HEDGEHOG, a $10 Amazon GC and more (check their sidebar)!
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win an Onyx & Ivory SpearCraft Book Box + Other Bookish Items
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY
- Lots of blogs participating in the May 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $50 TO YOUR FAVORITE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE!
- Head over to Fangirl Pixie Blog for a chance to win LAST GIRLS
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett plus other bookish items and swag!
- Head over to Angel’s Guilty Pleasures for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card
- Epic Reads is giving away a collector’s edition of ON THE COME UP
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win a Bundle of Books Set in Libraries!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!