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):
As you can see, I’m a day late with my Sunday Post. So, since I obviously haven’t been blogging, what have I been up to?
- Playing Wordscapes. I spent way too much time on this silly little game on my phone. I should probably delete the thing.
- We watched:
- My daughter Danielle and I are now four episodes into season 7 of The 100! That’s right—we’re in the current season now!
- SCBWI Summer Spectacular! This online conference ran last Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Lots of great content!! Then, yesterday, I had a consultation with Melissa Manlove, an editor at Chronicle Books, about the manuscript I’m currently working on. It was so incredibly helpful, especially since she pointed out one problematic element that could have been a real issue somewhere down the line.
- We bought more furniture. My younger daughter Danielle is moving into my older daughter Jade’s room when Jade goes off to college (VERY soon!!!). We bought a new bed and a desk so Danielle can do online school in there more easily. We did some touching up to the desk and we’re repainting the bed. So those are our current projects.
- My husband’s birthday. My husband’s birthday was on Friday! My daughter Danielle and I had already make him a key holder, but we also made a mask holder to go with it.
- I finished 0 books. 0.
- Blogging. Well, I think you know how that’s going. Not well. Just … not well.
- Digit! Remember how last week I told you that Digit’s ears were standing straight up and it seemed like they were going to stay that way? Well, one flopped down. So, now he’s got the one-up one-down look going on. Goes well with his two slightly different-colored eyes. This little monster is so frickin’ cute!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday 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.)
- August 9th – Lisa Loves Literature‘s Blogoversary
- August 11th – Star-Crossed Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
- August 13th – Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Blogoversary
- August 13th – Maureen @ Maureen’s Books Birthday
None This Week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Laura @ Boats Against the Current gives us Trope Time: Mentors
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books asks Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
(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 YOU HAD ME AT HOLA by Alexis Daria OR request it from your local library to receive exclusive access to a webtoon-style comic of Jasmine and Ashton’s meet cute! The first 75 print preorders made through Love’s Sweet Arrow will also receive a SIGNED copy and an acrylic charm keychain of Ashton and Jasmine. (ends 8/10)
- 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 MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE by Syed M. Masood to receive a set of 3 bookmarks featuring Danyal, Bisma & Kaval. (US only)(ends 8/11)
- 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 BODY TALK: 37 VOICES EXPLORE OUR RADICAL ANATOMY edited by Kelly Jensen to receive a bookmark and a sticker. Certain pre-orders will also be entered to win giveaways. (US only)(ends 8/17)
- Pre-order RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifueko to receive a limited edition enamel pin and a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 8/17)
- Pre-order VICIOUS SPIRITS by Kat Cho to receive an exclusive fox spa mask. (US only)(ends 8/17)
- 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 THE RIVERDALE DIARIES by Sarah Kuhn from The Ripped Bodice bookstore to receive a signed copy and a Digital Preorder Pack, including a downloadable phone and computer background, digital Betty and Valerie postcard, – digital bookmarks of all the characters from the graphic novel, and a digital Betty and Valerie journal. (ends 8/24)
- Pre-order KIND OF A BIG DEAL by Shannon Hale to receive an enamel pin inspired by the book. (US only)(ends 8/24)
- 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 INK & SIGIL by Kevin Hearne to receive a signed bookplate. (INT)(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 COOK ANIME by Diana Ault to receive a bookmark, sticker, autographed bookplate (for physical copies), AND an entry into a giveaway for a BUNCH of fun anime and Japanese food-related merch from some of the author’s favorite artists. (INT)(ends 8/31)
- 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 THIS IS A SEAHORSE by Cassandra Federman from An Unlikely Story to receive a signed bookplate and beautiful seahorse painting. (ends 8/31)
- ***Pre-order MAJESTY by Katharine McGee to receive a juicy deleted scene from American Royals. (US only)(ends 8/31)
- ***Pre-order FABLE by Adrienne Young OR request it from your local library to receive an exclusive digital annotated chapter. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (US only)(ends 8/31)
- ***Pre-order WAYWARD WITCH by Zoraida Córdova to receive one holographic sticker and one bookplate. (INT)(ends 9/1)
- ***Pre-order DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER by Adib Khorram OR request it from your local library to receive two signed character art cards. (INT)(ends 9/1)
- Pre-order WE ARE NOT FREE by Traci Chee OR request it from your local library to receive a poster, a signed bookmark, and a signed bookplate. Orders from Books, Inc will receive a whole set of six collectible bookmarks (instead of just one). (INT)(ends 9/1)
- Pre-order THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS by Lorelei Savaryn OR request it from your local library to receive access to an Exclusive Content page on the author’s website where you can redeem a signed “Ticket to Reverie” bookplate and signed, exclusive downloadable art, and the opportunity to submit a question for a video Author Q+A. (INT)(ends 9/1)
- Pre-order RECOMMENDED FOR YOU by Laura Silverman to receive a tote bag (US only), a pin, and a bookmark. (INT)(ends 9/1)
- Pre-order ALL EYES ON HER by L.E. Flynn OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, a sticker sheet with designs and quotes from the book, and exclusive deleted scenes. (INT)(ends 9/1)
- 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 DRAGON SLAYERS by Lisa McMann to receive a signed poster. (US/CAN)(ends 9/7)
- ***Pre-order COFFEE DAYS WHISKEY NIGHTS by Cyrus Parker to receive two stickers, along with a thank you note from Cyrus! (INT)(ends 9/12)
- ***Pre-order GROWN by Tiffany D. Jackson to receive an exclusive set of earrings! (US only)(ends 9/14)
- Pre-order EVEN IF WE BREAK by Marieke Nijkamp to receive FIVE gifts–one revealed each week! (US/CAN)(ends 9/14)
- 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 THE HUNTER AND THE MAGE by Kaitlyn Davis to receive two exclusive character cards! (INT – digital, US – physical)(ends 9/20)
- ***Pre-order A CURSE OF GOLD by Annie Sullivan to receive a signed bookplate, 2 character cards, and a book cover magnet. (US/CAN)(ends 9/21)
- 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 FAR FROM NORMAL by Becky Wallace to receive 3 character stickers, a postcard, a bookmark, and a personalized signed bookmark. (US only)(ends 9/22)
- ***Pre-order SKYHUNTER by Marie Lu to receive a metal bookmark! (US only)(ends 9/28)
- ***Pre-order CRUSH by Tracy Wolff (hardcover only) to receive a notepad, stickers, bookmark, bracelet and mystery swag gift! (ends 9/28)
- Pre-order BECOMING A GOOD CREATURE by Sy Montgomery OR request it from your local library to be entered to win a signed hardcover copy of the book, an Art Print, a bookplate (personalized and signed by Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green), and a sketch print from Rebecca Green. (25 winners). (US only)(ends 9/28)
- 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 RURAL VOICES by various authors for a chance to win a grand prize including 10 books! Pre-orders from Malaprop’s Books will also a bookmark, postcard, “story behind the story” essay, and stickers. (ends 10/12)
- 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 WARMAIDENS by Kelly Coon OR request it from your local library to receive a Maiden’s Tonic mocktail card and a WARMAIDENS bookmark. Pre-orders will also receive a scorpion laptop sticker, a signed bookplate, and a 5 x 7 quote print of your choice. (You’ll choose when uploading your proof of purchase.) (INT)(ends 10/27)
- 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 THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna to receive a gorgeous foiled & embossed limited edition print, plus a signed bookplate (first 250 preorders). (INT—excluding US, Philippines & CA)(ends 2/3)
- 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:
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated books for August (ends 8/21)
- @elisekova is giving away an Air Awakens Ultimate Swag + Book Box (ends 9/1)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the July and August 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the July 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win a pre-order of ALONE by Megan E. Freeman.
- Penguin is giving away The Ultimate Fantasy & Sci-Fi Reading Prize Pack
- Head over to BookCrushin’ for a chance to win a new release they’ve featured this month
- Nori @ Read Write Love 28 is celebrating 6 years of blogging with a giveaway of up to $20 of books from Amazon
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win AFTER THE WORST THING HAPPENS, QUINTESSENCE, and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to A Backwards Story to enter to win 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY
- Lots of blogs participating in the August 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A Year of Kindle Unlimited!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Glad I’m not alone in falling behind with posts (just finished a post to go live same day so blogging is going?). I think we all go through those phases so I hope blogging and reading pick up soon for you. Can’t say you haven’t been busy though getting things ready for your one daughter into the others room and college! And Digit looks even cuter with the one ear flopped, definitely the cutest dog I’ve seen in a while.
Happy birthday to your husband! I love the mask holder. Good luck with the furniture projects. Have a great week!
I just googled Wordscapes. I think I could get lost playing that game too. I can’t believe it’s almost time for Jade to leave the nest. How far away is she going? I now I cried when my kid left for college. Little did I know she would move halfway across the country after she finished school. I hope everything goes smoothly for Jade when she gets to school.
Happy birthday to your husband!
And aww, Digit’s one ear up, one ear down thing is so adorable!
Thanks for mentioning my post and have a great week! 🙂
So I’m currently a little embarrassed that you posted my blogoversary and I completely forgot it! *face palm* *bangs head on desk* Guess I need to plan a date to do a post about that and as always a giveaway too! Also, love that mask holder! You should really open an Etsy shop with all the cool things you’re making! And Digit just gets cuter with every picture you show us!
You are always busy with some fun and interesting projects.
Oh my goodness Digit changes so much each week! <3
Happy birthday to your husband! Digit gets cuter with each passing day. 🙂
I’ve had to back date several posts because I didn’t do them on time. I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks, but my brain hasn’t really wanted to do anything lately. I’m slowing getting back into it, but it just depends on how I’m feeling that day!
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?