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):
- We watched:
- My daughter Danielle and I are already more than halfway through season 6 of The 100. Very soon, we will have caught up with the rest of the world!
- SCBWI Summer Spectacular! I’m attending this online conference—it’s been great so far!
- We made another gate! My husband and I made gate #2 (out of three) for the kitchen. We’ve run into some issues with installation, so we haven’t decided if we’re “done” or not (it’s up, and it could be called done, but we might change the installations slightly—with projects like this and a house with walls that aren’t actually plumb and level, nothing is ever simple.
- I finished reading Cinderella Is Dead (and already posted my review!).
- I’m still listening to Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy.
- Blogging. I made my way through all the rest of the June and July discussions. This has been a highlight of my blogging lately!
- Digit! Surprisingly, Digit’s ears just seem to be getting perkier and perkier. We thought it was just a weird growth phase, but then I looked it up and found out that a very small percentage of Aussies have “prick ears” like this, so they’re probably here to stay (though just last night one started folding over randomly, so who knows?). I swear his ears are bigger than his head, and I think they make him even more adorable!! He’s like some crazy bat-dog!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- July 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Cinderella Is Dead, The Elephant’s Girl & New Kid
- August 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
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 3rd – Arctic Books‘ Blogoversary
- August 4th – Czai @ The Blacksheep Reader‘s Birthday
- August 5th – Stephanie @ She’s Probably at the Library…‘s Birthday
- August 6th – Freda’s Voice‘s Blogoversary
- August 8th – Chana @ Paper Procrastinators‘ 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 BEETLE & THE HOLLOWBONES by Aliza Layne to receive a PDF copy of THE HOWLHOLLOW HOUSE, a 16- PAGE ttrpg for 2+ players where you and your friends explore an abandoned house. (ends 8/3)
- Pre-order THE LIVING DEAD by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus to receive an 11″ x 17″ poster. (US/CAN)(ends 8/3)
- Pre-order THE GAME by Linsey Miller OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and an enamel pin. (INT)(ends 8/3)
- 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 MIDNIGHT SUN by Stephenie Meyer from Dymocks to receive a free pin! (ends 8/4)
- Pre-order DANGEROUS REMEDY by Kat Dunn for a chance to win a complete candle collection from Candles Kitchen. (ends
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:
- @BrittneyMMorris is giving away A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN (ends 8/7)
- @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.
- 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 QUINTESSENCE, HOW TO LIVE LIFE ON THE EDGE, SPARROW by Mary Cecilia Jackson, THIS IS MY AMERICA, and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win Under the Shade of the Banyan Tree
- 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!
- Dutton Books is giving away a dozen chilling summer thrillers!
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a Summer Accordion Album. Plus, you (or your kids or teens) can participate in her summer reading challenge for a chance to win a book of choice.
- 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 Their Favorite Summer Historical 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!
I have been thinking about watching The 100. I did watch the first episode a few years ago.
Digit is just adorable. Look at those perky ears! *.*
Digit is adorable.
You are correct – the ears do make Digit more adorable. Hey, all the The 100 watching will allow you to effectively communicate with Shannon ?
Omg, Digit is adorable with those ears!! Too cute. I still haven’t started watching this final season of The 100. I’ve episodes recording, but I’ve been lazy and haven’t watched them yet. I still haven’t watched season 3 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, season 1 of Get Even which just dropped on Friday, and I’ve a stack of DVDs I still need to watch. I guess I find myself constantly busy or doing something where I don’t have time to watch something in full until later and then I’m too tired to stay up longer than an hour or so! Lol.
Yay for the TBR break! Lol. Hope you have a GREAT week!
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I’ve seen the first couple of seasons of the 100, but that was so long ago. I think I’ll start from the beginning when I begin watching again. I am glad you are enjoying the online conference. Digit is so adorable! I love his ears. I hope you have a great week!
I’m in this book discussion group for YA book on Instagram, and each month is a new book. August is Cinderella is Dead so I’m hoping to get that read so I can talk about it with them.
And awwww Digit is so cute. I love his little bat ears!
It’s great when you can actually get through the things you want to read or visit. Digit is growing up so fast!
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Aww… Digit’s a cutie! And yay for the 100!!!
I love his ears! I hope my next dog has pointy ears. All 4 of the dogs I’ve had in my life were floppy, and they all had tons of ear infections. My current dog seems to have infections constantly. Have a great week!
Digit’s ears seem to change constantly, but they seem to be back to standing up all the time (with a very slight crook in one of them). I kind of hope they stay that way because they’re super cute, but honestly they’ve been cute in all their myriad of positions. 🙂
Your puppy is adorable, I’m sure he’ll grow into his ears eventually
Wishing you a great reading week
I can’t see any mention of The 100 without thinking of Shannon. The woman is obsessed. LOL So glad your conference is going well!
digit is so cute. i love his big ears
I LOVE Digit pictures! They just make me happy! I am a huge Trent Reedy fan, and I have Divided We Fall on my list, but it isn’t a book that would necessarily appeal to be based on the description so I haven’t read it yet. I will be curious to see your review!
Yes, Digits ears make him even more adorable. Hands down. Lol. What a cutie!
Oh my goodness Digit is adorable, what a gorgeous pup!
Bat dog! I love Digit’s ears, they do look huge but just makes his face all that more adorable to look at. And colour me all kinds of impressed at you catching up on all of those discussions! I didn’t do the challenge this year (which was probably a good job as my blogging has been all over the place) but I always use your link up for looking at new posts and blogs to read.