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):
Once again, I’m getting this post up very late. We’ve been working on projects all weekend long, and I just didn’t have time to get it up earlier. Well, it’s still Sunday…
Here’s what else we’ve been up to this week:
- We watched:
- My daughter Danielle and I are finishing season two of The 100 as I write this. Now for season three!
- We finished refinishing that antique cabinet I told you about last week. It’s really nice to have more storage in our kitchen! Here are a couple of pics of how it turned out:
- We also built a gate to help reign in the puppy. We bought one that was pretty nice looking, but people kept tripping over the threshold and it wasn’t as stable as we’d like. We decided that we would build our own to match the trim that we built around the doors and windows. I think it turned out pretty darn amazing!
- And we finished another junk art project! I won’t put a picture here because I’m planning on doing another monthly update later, but suffice it to say I’m VERY happy with this new addition.
- My daughter painted masks (I had nothing to do with this, but I just had to show you her cool artwork. The one on the bottom left, she did from a photo of our dog Bella). The fox is mine, of course. Then she also did two Pokemon for my youngest and she painted Bella for herself. She’s working on some anime characters for my daughter Jade, but those aren’t done yet. (She also baked another cake this week—chocolate coffee.)
- As far as my reading goes…
- I didn’t actually finish any books this week, but I did almost finish one and I’m listening to another. Yeah, not great.
- Digit! As always, the new little fluff is keeping me busy. Here’s a pic from this week:
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
Two whole posts this week. Hey, I guess it’s an improvement.
- Tales of a Social-Media (and Tech) Failure: What’s the Deal with the WordPress Block Editor?
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Deeplight, More to the Story, The Female of the Species, and Knockout
- Alone by Megan E. Freeman: Cover Reveal Pre-order Giveaway – Everyone go check out my friend Megan’s debut novel. The cover is absolutely gorgeous! And you can win a pre-order copy of your own.
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.)
- July 12th – Jovita @ Inky Impressions’ Birthday
- July 13th – Genesis @ Whispering Chapters‘ Birthday
- July 15th – Michelle @ Fitkittymama Reads‘ Birthday
- July 15th – Morgan @ Remembered Deservedly‘s Birthday
- July 17th – Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures‘ Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Nothing new 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 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 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 PRELUDE FOR LOST SOULS by Helene Dunbar from Parnassus Books to receive a set of character cards and a bookmark. (INT)(ends 8/3)
- Pre-order THE END OF EVERYTHING (ASTROPHYSICALLY SPEAKING) by Katie Mack to receive an opportunity to submit a question to be possibly answered in a Q&A video (and exclusive access to the video), a signed bookplate, and a chance to receive an end-of-universe themed pin (if your question is chosen for the Q&A). (US only)(ends 8/3)
- 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 CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron to receive an enamel pin! (US ended)(ends 8/5 – UK/ROI)(ends 8/31 – AUS/NZ)
- ***Pre-order EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH by Julie Abe to receive 1 of 3 limited edition Eva & Ember vinyl stickers, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate (hardcover orders only). (INT)(ends 8/8)
- ***Pre-order CRY OF METAL & BONE by L. Penelope OR request it from your local library to receive bookmarks, stickers, a signed, personalized bookplate, and the bonus epilogue (ebook only). (INT)(ends 8/10)
- 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 BOOKISH AND THE BEAST by Ashley Poston to receive a new, exclusive short story and signed bookplate! (INT)(ends 8/18)
- 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 THE ASSIGNMENT by Liza Weimer to receive a HumanKIND Welcome Here! decal. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (US only)(ends 8/25)
- ***Pre-order AS THE SHADOW RISES by Katy Rose Pool to receive an enamel pin based on the series. (US/CAN)(ends 8/31)
- ***Pre-order BLOOD & HONEY by Shelby Mahurin to receive an art print (first 100), and a digital eBook of “goodies” (first chapter annotated; deleted content; character art; playlists; and a short excerpt from book 3). (INT)(ends 8/31)
- Pre-order ROAD OUT OF WINTER by Alison Stine OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark and a custom, enamel skateboard pin. (ends 8/31)
- 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 THE BLACKSTONE RITUAL by Swearingen Durham to receive an enamel pin. (US, but there will be a giveaway for two INT pre-orders)(ends 9/1)
- 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 PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke to receive a tote bag and bookmark. (USA, Canada, UK, ROI, India, AUS and NZ)(ends 9/14)
- 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 CROWNCHASERS by Rebecca Coffindaffer to receive character cards. (ends 9/28)
- Pre-order A NATURAL HISTORY OF FAIRIES by Emily Hawkins to receive download access to 3 random trading cards. (US/UK)(ends 9/22 UK, 9/28 US)
- Pre-order A NEON DARKNESS by Lauren Shippen to receive a limited edition art print! (US/CAN)(ends 9/28)
- Pre-order GIRL ON THE RUN by Abigail Johnson from Changing Hands Bookstore to receive a signed & personalized copy, a deluxe tassel bookmark, and an exclusive sticker. Plus, pick-up orders will receive a *BONUS* custom lip balm. (ends 10/5)
- Pre-order SHADE AND BONE [COLLECTOR’S EDITION] by Leigh Bardugo to receive a Grishaverse vegan leather bookmark. If you preorder Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition AND The Lives of Saints, you’ll receive a set of Grishaverse pencils in a branded tin case. (US only)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order ATTACK SURFACE by Cory Doctorow to receive a free digital and audio copy of a brand new digital short. (US/CAN)(ends 10/12)
- Pre-order KINGDOM OF THE WICKED by Kerri Maniscalco to receive an enamel pin, a signed bookplate, and a pair of oracle cards. (INT with limitations)(ends 10/26)
- Pre-order RUINSONG by Julia Ember to receive a character art print, postcard and enamel pin. (US/CAN/UK)(ends 11/23)
- 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!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the July 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the June 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win a pre-order of ALONE by Megan E. Freeman.
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a copy of Think Outside the Box, a pair of Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablets, and Creative Thinking in a Jar set. Plus, kids can participate in her summer reading challenge for a chance to win a book of choice. And you can win a Piñatagram.
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win Not Another Love Song
- Head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win A Peculiar Peril
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win a signed finished copy of BRITFIELD & THE LOST CROWN & a poster.
- Lots of blogs participating in the July 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 and A Year of Reading!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win a Bundle of Hot Summer Fiction!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!