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):
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and to all the dads in your lives! I’m so thankful to have a husband who is also an absolutely fantastic father!
Here’s what else we’ve been up to this week:
- We watched:
- My daughter Danielle and I have been watching On My Block and we’re loving it. The season one finale cliffhanger was killer!!!
- My husband and I watched a bit more of Ozark.
- As far as my reading goes…
- Um, I read like a quarter of a book this week and listened to a bit more of White Fragility. Not a great reading week (month? year?).
- We bought a new (used) entertainment cabinet for the family room and some nice wood gates to help corral the puppy. The cabinet needed a little bit of TLC and some reconfiguring (we wanted shelves in it rather than space for a TV, we had to add a new back, and we did some fixes to the finish), but it’s beautiful solid wood, so it was worth it! I now have closed-door space to put random school stuff and paperwork, etc.
- Puppy! I know you all want to see pics of the pup. He’s getting bigger!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
Once again, only one post.
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.)
- June 22nd – Brooke @ Brooke Reviews and Sweeps‘ Birthday
- June 24th – Flora’s Musings’ Blogoversary
I got Girl Unframed by Deb Caletti in the mail as a surprise from Simon and Schuster! It came with a cute compact mirror. Thanks, S&S!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Chana @ Paper Procrastinators gives us this gem of a post: We Have Moved Past the Need for Hogwarts Houses//Ft. Other Bookish Ways to Categorize Yourself
(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 SEASONS OF THE STORM by Elle Cosimano from One More Page Books to receive an exclusive print with the character art! (US only)(ends 6/22)
- Pre-order THE KINDER POISON by Natalie Mae OR request it from your local library to receive a FREE, hand-numbered 11″ x 14″ poster of Orkena! (US only)(ends 6/22)
- 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 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 6/29)
- Pre-order GODDESS IN THE MACHINE by Lora Beth Johnson to receive two exclusive nail polishes! (US)(ends 6/29)
- 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 LOVE, CREEKWOOD by Becky Albertalli to receive a signed, personalized bookplate. (INT)(ends 6/29)
- ***Pre-order WHAT CORAL WANTS by Tera Lynn Childs to receive coloring pages, a recipe collection and a story extra. (INT)(ends 6/29)
- Pre-0rder SURVIVOR SONG by Paul Tremblay to receive a special themed bookmark and enamel pin set (first 100 pre-orders). (UK/ROI)(ends 7/6)
- 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 FAITH TAKING FLIGHT by Julie Murphy to receive an exclusive pin! Order from a participating indie bookstore to get a signed copy. (US only)(ends 7/6)
- ***Pre-order BURN OUR BODIES DOWN by Rory Power to receive a digital exclusive story set in the world of Wilder Girls! (US only)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order THE DAMNED by Renée Ahdieh to receive an exclusive skull bracelet! (US only)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order THE CROW RIDER by Kalyn Josephson to receive one of two exclusive deleted scenes. (US/CAN)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall to receive a “Keep Calm and RomCom On” enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 7/6)
- Pre-order BOYFRIEND MATERIAL from a list of specific retailers to also receive a Rom-Com Activity kit! (ends 7/6)
- Pre-order THE DARK THAT DWELLS by Matt Digman and Ryan Roddy to receive a digital download of TDTD artwork (INT). Paperback pre-orders will also receive a bookmark and 4 limited edition laptop stickers. Hardcover pre-orders will also receive an enamel pin! (INT for digital download, US for others)(ends 7/9)
- ***Pre-order THE RELENTLESS MOON by Mary Robinette Kowal to receive a free postcard featuring a message from Nicole Wargin! (US/CAN)(ends 7/13)
- 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 FELL OF DARK by Caleb Roehrig to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a sticker and an original story! (INT)(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 SHIELDED by KayLynn Flanders OR request it from your local library to receive a vintage travel postcard featuring a scene from the book, an official bookmark and sticker, a digital download of chapters 1 & 2, a signed bookplate, and a laptop sticker (first 40 entrants). (INT)(ends 7/20)
- Pre-order SPLINTERS OF SCARLET by Emily Bain Murphy OR request it from your local library to receive a custom postcard with a hello from Emily (while supplies last). You will also be entered into a grand prize giveaway. (INT)(ends 7/20)
- ***Pre-order DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Kit Rocha to receive access to a secret website that contains a ton of goodies, including high resolution annotated maps, character sketches, downloadable digital wallpaper for your phone or desktop, an exclusive preview of book #2 AND an invitation to an exclusive livestream video Q&A with Donna & Bree! If you preorder from The Ripped Bodice or Love’s Sweet Arrow, you’ll also get an autographed bookplate, various Mercenary Librarian & Kit Rocha stickers & swag, and a custom handmade replica of the necklace worn in the book by the heroine. (INT)(ends 7/27)
- Pre-order A WICKED MAGIC by Sasha Laurens OR request it from your local library to receive a 5×7 sticker sheet, a signed bookplate and a bookmark. (ends 7/27)
- 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 IGNITING DARKNESS by Robin Lafevers to receive an enamel pin (hardcover only). (US only)(ends 8/3)
- Pre-order LOBIZONA by Romina Garber (AKA Romina Russell) to receive a set of 5 Lobizona buttons! (US/CAN)(ends 8/3)
- Pre-order CATTYWAMPUS by Ash Van Otterloo from Ballast Books for a signed copy with a brief note from the author. The first fifty pre-orders from that store will include one special vinyl swag sticker. ALL pre-orders and library requests can be entered to win a giveaway! (giveaway ends 8/1 at 12 PM)(ends 8/3)
- 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 TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW by Rachel Lynn Solomon OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, three gorgeous character art postcards (library requests will receive one postcard chosen at random), Free Puppies! vinyl sticker, and a digital short story from Neil’s POV. Plus you’ll be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 8/11)
- ***Pre-order IRONSPARK by C.M. McGuire to receive a signed bookmark and Ironspark sticker. You’ll also be entered to win additional giveaways. (INT)(ends 8/24)
- 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 a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and 2 character cards featuring original art by Jaria Rambaran. (ends 8/24)
- ***Pre-order HUNTED BY THE SKY by Tanaz Bhathena to receive a signed character postcard featuring Gul and Cavas and a bookmark. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (US/CAN)(ends 8/31)
- 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 THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE by Jesse Nolan Bailey to receive a 5×9 print of Flayer, a Bloodspill enamel pin, and TJOJ Bookmark. (INT)(ends 8/31)
- ***Pre-order NOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU by Kristina Forest OR request it from your local library to receive a custom Evie and Milo diner scene print, a custom made map of New York City featuring book-specific locations, and a bookmark. (US only)(ends 9/1)
- Pre-order THE HUNGRY GHOST by H.S. Norup from Closetful of Books to receive a signed, personalized bookplate. (Singapore)(ends 9/1)
- 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 9/1)
- 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)
- Pre-order A NEON DARKNESS by Lauren Shippen to receive a limited edition art print! (US/CAN)(ends 9/28)
- ***Pre-order FRAGILE REMEDY by Maria Ingrande Mora OR request it from your local library OR create and share fanart to receive 3 character bookmarks featuring Alden, Reed, and Nate, and a holographic Queen of the Tinkers die-cut sticker. US pre-orders will also be entered for additional giveaways. (INT)(ends 3/10)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the June 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the May 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win a book by a black YA author she featured or her ARC of A Phoenix First Must Burn, a book by a black adult romance author, and a book from her giveaway pile.
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win HALF LIFE and IMMORAL CODE by Lillian Clark
- Lots of blogs participating in the June 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win a TERRAFORMER Storytellers BOX, a Personalized/Signed ARC of Royal Decoy and swag, THE KINDER POISON by Natalie Mae, and an Artemis Fowl movie prize pack!
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win A NEON DARKNESS by Lauren Shippen gift cards and more (check the sidebar).
- Melissa Pearl is doing a Summer Reading Challenge and giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $250 B&N Gift Card!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win a Bundle of Essential Antiracist Reads!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Cute puppy for sure!!!!!!Glad you shared. I’ll have to share a pic of my growing fish real soon.
It’s been fun to see the puppy grow so fast!
Yes we are here for the puppy pics. lol I love the cabinet too. We just have to do the best we can with reading these days. I am still reading lots but soooo moody.
Take care and stay well!
Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post
Oh, yes, when I HAVE been reading, I’ve been so moody about it. Ugh!
I love the cabinet. It’s always nice to have more spaces to store things. I’m always up for puppy pics.
I’m sure I’ll be sharing many more puppy pics. 🙂
That cabinet is beautiful. It’s so hard to find high quality furniture. My dresser is so old, but my dad refinished it, and it’s stunning. If you have the skills, it’s worth restoring old pieces. I feel like if you don’t have a mint to spend, you can’t get anything good.
Yes, I spent a long time looking for just the right piece of furniture for this spot—so many cabinets we looked at were too deep and would block the TV. When I found this one, it seemed well worth it to fix it up.
Yeah my reading this week wasn’t so hot. It’s the first week…oh god, probably since I started my blog, that I didn’t finish a single book. Not to any reason of a bad book, but just time. Starting a new job was exhausting and time consuming so I didn’t have much energy for reading after hours. Then I had family in town this weekend, so I didn’t get any reading done then either. Hopefully I’ll finish this book this week though!
Nice new read too! It’s new to me but I hope you love it once you read it!
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I’m hoping that I get back to my normal reading self soon—it’s been very frustrating!
The new cabinet looks fantastic, and omggg, your puppy!! ?? I’ve also been having trouble reading recently, I hope you find more time soon! Thank you for sharing my post, I hope you have a great week!
Yeah, I don’t know if time has been the real issue with not reading or if it’s a weird slump due to my mood. Whatever it is, I hope it gets better soon!
Cute puppy pics! I bet he’s growing like crazy haha. And Ozark- I’ve heard good things about that show, but haven’t tried it yet.
Hope your week is a good one!
He is growing so fast—we’ve been creating a One Second Every Day compilation video of him so we can see him grow right before our eyes. 🙂
Puppy! He is so cute! Yeah, this year has not been a great year for reading. I actually started out pretty strong and I was sure I was gonna make my goal of reading 100 books this year. But then March came around and I’ve been in a slump on and off and I’m 7 books behind schedule according to Goodreads ?♀️?
Yeah, the last few months have been dreadful for me when it comes to reading. I just can’t seem to stick with a book. It’s frustrating because this is NOT normal for me at all.
It seems like a lot of people are feeling slump lately and not doing a lot of reading. Hope that passes quickly! Nice on the new entertainment center and making it work for your needs!
Yeah, it’s good to know that I’m not alone in this slump boat, but it’s definitely weird for me. I’ve never had such an extended period of time where I couldn’t seem to force myself to read or blog!
Why am I seeing NO MENTION of The 100 Season 7?!?! I sob. But glad you’ve been finding good stuff to watch with your family! Also PUPPY! He is just so stinking cute, and this is exactly how I like my puppies- adorable, and cared for by someone else ?
I know! It’s been super sad, but my TV time has pretty much been spent with family and no one else wants to watch The 100 with me. I think you need to give them a good talking to. I’ve literally been looking at your blog every couple of days thinking, I can’t read ANY of these posts yet!!! It’s making me more than a little crazy!
This is SO informative, there are so many giveaways and preorder campaigns and I didn’t even know about it! Your puppy is SO SO CUTE, you need to do a before and after pic sometime soon, so we can see how much he has grown!
Oh, that’s a good idea. My daughter and I have been creating a One Second Everyday video so we can see him grow up in fast forward. I definitely need to do a side-by-side before-and-after shot.
Ooh beautiful cabinet, and a nice way to keep storage out of sight. Aw, your puppy is so cute. Look at his eyes!!!!! I’m in love. Why do you live so far away? I need puppy cuddles! LOL
I hope you find a great book to dive into soon. I have Girl, Unframed that I hope to read soon.
Thank you! The cabinet was a decent amount of work because it had some scuffs (and marks where a puppy had chewed it!), but it was well worth it!
My reading year has been awful. I hope in the next six months I can catch up with my goodreads challenge. Your puppy is adorable!!!
Luckily I was ahead on my Goodreads challenge because I have read almost nothing lately! It’s gotten sort of frustrating, but I can’t seem to get back to reading.
Your puppy is ADORABLE! I’m sure it’s keeping you busy. 🙂 I have Girl, Unframed as well, and hope to get to it soon. I had so many books being released on the 23rd this month, and I just didn’t have time to read them all. #readerproblems
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?
Well, you have to be doing better than me with reading lately. I can’t seem to get ANY done at all!!!
Puppy!! Aw, what a cutie. They get so big so fast. This one is going to have quite the coat when s/he gets older.
Yes, his fur is SUPER soft right now, and he’s such a little fluffball!!