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):
I’m putting this post up VERY late this week. I mean, it’s still technically Sunday, but barely?
Here’s what else we’ve been up to this week:
- We watched:
- My daughter Danielle and I finished watching On My Block. The ending to season three was an interesting cliffhanger and now we can’t believe we have to wait for the next season! (Danielle mentioned that she’s much better at bingeing shows and she hopes she doesn’t just forget about it by the time next season rolls around.)
- My husband, daughter and I watched the rest of the existing episodes of Atypical. Next season is the final season for that one!
- Then I convinced Danielle to watch The 100 with me. (Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight would be so proud.). We’re still in season 1, so we have a long way to go!
- As far as my reading goes…
- I finally finished an audiobook (More to the Story by Hena Khan). Woo hoo!!
- I tried hard to read again this week, and I did make some progress on Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (I’m now over 200 pages in), but I’m so suffering from puppy exhaustion that I kept falling asleep when I tried to read, despite really loving the book. Luckily, it now seems like we might be sleeping a bit more, so maybe I might actually finish the book?
- Puppy! Like I said above, I’m getting a tiny bit more sleep—last night I put the pup in his crate in the hallway and actually slept in my own bed—until 6 AM! Woo hoo!! (We have to celebrate the small victories.) Don’t let this adorable face fool you—this little dude can be vicious when he wants to be. You should see the cuts up and down my arms (and on my face!!) from those sharp little teeth.
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 28th – Falconer’s Library‘s Blogoversary
- June 30th – Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?‘s Birthday
- July 2nd – Alice @ Arctic Books‘ Birthday
- July 4th – Paper Procrastinators‘ Blogoversary
Nothing new this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Once again, I didn’t do much blog hopping except for Sunday Posts this past week. Sigh.
(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 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 ALL OUR WORST IDEAS by Vicky Skinner to receive a playlist made by the author and the chance to win cool stuff! (INT)(ends 8/10)
- 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 BRIGHT RAVEN SKIES by Kristina Perez to receive a key chapter of WILD SAVAGE STARS written from Ruan’s point of view! Orders from One More Page Books or Forbidden Planet receive an exclusive bookplate that matches the cover art. (INT)(ends 8/24)
- 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 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 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 SURRENDER YOUR SONS by Adam Sass to receive a 4×6 postcard featuring a character adventure poster and a list of 10 clues to guide you as you unravel the dark mysteries within Nightlight, a digital collection of the entire prequel novella, THE SEARCH FOR DREW SCHREIBER, and a custom signed bookplate. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win more. (INT)(ends 9/14)
- ***Pre-order THE PARIS SECRET by Natasha Lester from Book People to receive an exclusive postcard! In addition, each pre-order will be automatically entered to win 1 of 5* $50 BookPeople gift cards! (ends 9/14)
- 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:
- @hauntedsunshine is giving away a signed copy of B*WITCH! (ends 7/1)
- @kester_grant is giving away 3 PERSONALISED copies of the limited Waterstones blue sprayed edge UK hardback (ends 7/5)
- @bookbrowsing is giving away Book(s) of your choice up to £20 from Book Depository! (ends 7/12)
- @joshfunkbooks is giving teachers, librarians, & educators a chance to win TEN books! (ends 6/30)
- @AmandaFoody is giving away 10 UK copies of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, signed (ends 6/30)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the June 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the May or June 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Do You Dog-ear? for a chance to win 4 books for Lindsi’s birthday giveaway!
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win Win a copy of HUNTED BY THE SKY by Tanaz Bhathena
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win FOREST OF SOULS, A NEON DARKNESS by Lauren Shippen gift cards and more (check the sidebar).
- 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.
- Lots of blogs participating in the June 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- 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 The Golden Cage by Camilla Läckberg!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
What a little punk! He IS a cute little punk though ? I’m glad to hear you’re getting more sleep now though. It’s been a very long time since I had a fur baby, so I’ve forgotten how much care and attention they need as puppies.
Yep. it sure is a good thing puppies are adorable because they’re definitely a handful! Totally worth it, though. 🙂
You’re a new mom again. Those puppies are just as demanding as new borns. He’s precious though.
Yep! I definitely knew that was the case, but I forgot how TIRING it is. I seriously can’t function with this level of sleep!
Oh my goodness that pup looks trouble! Adorable trouble!
My pup is 10 this year and still thinks she is a puppy!
Adorable trouble is a good description of him! I have two older pups too, and they’re surprisingly fine with his craziness. 🙂
Your puppy reminds me of Luana when we got her. She was only a few months old, I think, and man, she was a crazy puppy. She’d bite your ankle and you’d just be walking around the house with her attached to you. Now I have my cat Charlie and he likes to play with his nails AND teeth sometimes, so fun stuff right there. Good thing they are so cute!
Yes, I think all puppies are like this. I just forgot how sharp those little teeth (and nails!) are, and how much they like to use them!!
What an adorable little monster! I hope you and your daughter enjoy 100
Wishing you a great reading week
Yes, he is adorably monstrous. I tell him so all the time. I love him to pieces—I just wish he would love me a little less literally to pieces sometimes so I could keep all my skin! 🙂
I loved Atypical. Such a great show. And puppy teeth are sharp! Lulu drew blood on many occasions when she was a wee thing.
Yeah, we really loved it too! It’s sad that there’s only one season left. And, yep, I have bled for this puppy – a lot. Good thing he’s super adorable when he’s not biting me. 🙂
such a cute, yet evil grin on puppy’s face. 🙂
Yep, that about sums him up! 🙂
I feel ya on the puppy exhaustion lol Mine sleep great at night and I put them down for naps during the day but it’s a lot lol
Reading has been non existant for me too except for a little bit on audio.
Karen @ For What It’s Worth
Yes, you’d think that since puppies sleep a lot during the day it wouldn’t be so bad, but I’m not great at napping, so I’m still exhausted!
Yay for puppy pics and improvement. I hope this week is easier. Stay safe and well!
Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post
Always have plenty of puppy pics to share! 🙂
Yay! I’m glad the puppy let you sleep. Good thing puppies are cute because they’re super annoying :). Have a great week!
Yes, he’s crazy, but totally worth it! (Not all that much different from babies, as you know.)
Puppy teeth are razors!! Glad you got some sleep. We tried crate training one of our dogs when she was a pup. We gave up!!!! Thankfully, it ended up being fine with just a gate here or there around the house. Now she is 11 and still sleeps in the bed with me.
He’s actually pretty good with the crate training. He sleeps in his crate with no problem and we have a puppy playpen that he’s pretty content to hang out in while we’re in the room. Then when he’s out, he’s 100% energy!! 🙂
Your puppy is adorable!
I definitely won’t be deceived by that cute pup. My dog just looks too adorable but he always gives me scratches right on my leg. Still love him though!
They’re totally worth it!
Your puppy is adorable! They really are a handful, it’s like having a baby all over again! Good luck with him and all your reading and watching!
Yes! I knew what I was getting into, but it’s different actually experiencing it again after all these years with no puppies (or babies). It’s pretty exhausting!
Awww…the puppy is so cute, but I’m sure a handful too 🙂
Oh, he’s a handful, alright! (But, yes, adorable too.)
Ahh your puppy looks way too adorable…. that means trouble haha. I’m sending you lots of love and hope you will have a lovely week, Nicole <3
Yep, too adorable definitely means trouble. You nailed it!
Oh, I hate it when a season ends on a cliffhanger! The 100 is fun. I need to get back to watching it someday.
That puppy is too cute to be viscous,, lol! He’ll learn. It’s a good thing he’s cute, right?
This season of The 100 has been a disappointment, not gonna lie. But I have loved the show over the years.