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 worked on my Sunday Post earlier this week, so I’m actually getting it up on Sunday. Imagine that! Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- Hanging doors and trim. We decided to go ahead and replace the doors and trim upstairs since it was all mismatched. We basically used the same style of doors and trim as we have downstairs (without the fancy mission trim above the doors), only we did it in white since it’s so dark upstairs in the hallway. We also decided to paint the hallway a lighter shade of gray than we have downstairs, but we haven’t gotten that far yet. These projects will be keeping us busy for weeks to come, I’m sure!
- I read my ARC of Alone by Megan E. Freeman, and it was just as good as I knew it would be!
- I’m listening to Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Anne Aguirre.
- I also started reading Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron, and I’m loving it so far.
- Writing and blogging. Believe it or not, I actually got a fair amount of writing done this past week! I only managed one post on the blog, but I did make a little headway on my five million un-replied comments and finally did a bit of blog surfing. I’m calling that a win.
- Digit! Here are a couple of Digit pics. I love how proud he is in the second pic for beheading his unicorn. LOL!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- My Life in the Fish Tank: Giveaway of a Book I Loved!
- My Successful Sneak Attack Using Fiction. Let’s Discuss
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.)
- September 25th – Do You Dog-Ear?‘s Blogoversary
- September 25th – Jolien @ The Fictional Reader‘s Birthday
I won SPARROW by Mary Cecilia Jackson from the JeanBookNerd blog tour!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight gives us 5 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BLOG MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR SCREEN READERS (+ BONUS SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS!)
- AJ challenges herself to Answer The Internet’s Most-Searched Questions About Books
- Zeee explains why We Need More Diversity in Audiobooks
(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 HUNTER AND THE MAGE by Kaitlyn Davis to receive two exclusive character cards! (INT – digital, US – physical)(ends 9/20)
- ***Pre-order CHANNEL KINDNESS by Lady Gaga and various authors to receive a tote bag. (US only)(ends 9/21)
- Pre-order VAMPIRES NEVER GET OLD by various authors to receive three exclusive tarot cards, plus the chance to win a full deck. (US only)(ends 9/21)
- Pre-order MAYA AND THE RISING DARK by Rena Barron to receive a sticker sheet, an Upside Down Chicago bookplate, and a Maya bookmark. (US only)(ends 9/21)
- 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 DUNGEON CRITTERS by Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter to receive a downloadable phone background! (US/CAN)(ends 9/28)
- 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 PEPPER’S RULES FOR SECRET SLEUTHING by Briana McDonald to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, and character stickers. (US only)(ends 9/29)
- Pre-order RAJA’s PET CAMEL by Anita Amin to receive a notebook, sticker of Raja and Kamal, a button and a bookmark. (US only)(ends 9/31)
- Pre-order A SNOWFALL OF SILVER by Laura Wood from Storyteller’s Inc to receive a bar of Bread & Honey Chocolate and a signed bookplate. (UK only?)(ends 9/31)
- Pre-order SWAMP THING: TWIN BRANCHES by Maggie Stiefvater, illustrated by Morgan Beem from One More Page Books to receive a custom-designed bookplate, signed and personalized by Maggie Stiefvater. (ends 10/1)
- Pre-order BOYS IN THE BACK ROW by Mike Jung from Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore to receive a signed, personalized copy and a signed art card. Plus, you’ll be entered to win more! (ends 10/5)
- Pre-order HUSH by Dylan Farrow to receive a print and two stickers! (US/CAN)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order CLOSER TO NOWHERE by Ellen Hopkins to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark. (ends 10/5)
- Pre-order WOLFPACK: YA EDITION by Abby Wambach to receive a designed poster. (US/CAN)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order THE LIVES OF SAINTS by Leigh Bardugo to receive an exclusive and limited edition Second Army inspired notebook. (UK/Ireland only)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order SHADOW AND BONE: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION by Leigh Bardugo to receive an exclusive Grishaverse-inspired laptop sticker. (UK/Ireland only)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order WE WERE RESTLESS THINGS by Cole Nagamatsu from Magers & Quinn or Moon Palace Books to receive an exclusive set of character bookmarks. (ends 10/5)
- Pre-order THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab from One More Page Books to receive a signed custom bookplate (first 100 will be personalized, first 200 will be customized, and the rest will be Tor bookplates). (ends 10/5)
- Pre-order FINDING YOUR HARMONY by Ally Brooke to receive a special thank you video from the author. Purchase two books and you’ll also receive an exclusive Ally Brooke journal entry. (US only)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order A ROYAL CHRISTMAS QUANDARY by Samantha Hastings to receive a signed bookmark, a crown necklace with an organza bag, peppermint tea, and The Last Word short story, “The Last Christmas Carol.” (INT)(ends 10/5)
- 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 DANDELION by Gabbie Hanna to receive a digital activity book designed by Gabbie, with original illustrations and prompts, and a digital guide to Gabbie’s Snack Hacks. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize giveaway! (US only)(ends 10/9)
- ***Pre-order EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW by Shannon Takaoka to receive a bookmark, a water tattoo featuring the heart on the book cover, and a signed bookplate (first 125 preorders). US pre-orders also get a vinyl heart sticker (first 40 preorders) and a chance to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 10/12)
- ***Pre-order DREAD THE HARVEST MOON by Sarah Glenn Marsh to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a 4×6 art print, and a digital short story that takes place between books one and two. (INT)(ends 1o/12)
- ***Pre-order BLACK SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a personalized & signed book, exclusive enamel pin, and temporary tattoo. (ends 10/12)
- Pre-order THE TRUTH PROJECT by Dante Medema to receive a signed bookplate, a birch tree sticker, a bookmark, and a postcard. (US only)(ends 10/12)
- Pre-order WINTER, WHITE AND WICKED by Shannon Dittemore OR request it from your local library to receive an art print, a bookmark and a bookplate. (ends 10/12)
- Pre-order LIGHTBRINGER by Claire LeGrand to receive three art prints and a digital copy of Queen of the Blazing Throne – an Empirium novella. (US/CAN)(ends 10/12)
- 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 REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR by Payal Doshi to receive an exclusive chapter sent straight to your email, buttons, stickers, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (ends 10/16)
- ***Pre-order PET THAT DOG! by Gideon Kidd and Rachel Braunigan to receive a sticker sheet and a signed bookplate. (US only)(ends 10/19)
- Pre-order AMONG THE BEASTS & BRIARS by Ashley Poston from an indie bookstore OR request it from your local library to receive a beautiful print by Nicole Deal on cream shimmer paper, a sticker with a forest design, and a signed bookplate. (US/CAN)(ends 10/19)
- Pre-order THE WORLD OF CRITICAL ROLE by Liz Marsham to receive a set of digital desktop and mobile wallpapers.Plus, a bundle of coupons and special offers from Hero Forge, Wyrmwood, Die Hard Dice, Roll20, and Beadle & Grimm’s. (US only)(ends 10/19)
- Pre-order ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS Collector’s Edition by Stephanie Perkins to receive an exclusive Eiffel Tower keychain! (US only)(ends 10/26)
- Pre-order THE LIVES OF SAINTS by Leigh Bardugo to receive an exclusive laptop sticker. (US only)(ends 10/27)
- 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 INSTANT KARMA by Marissa Meyer to receive a limited edition enamel pin! (US/CAN)(ends 11/2)
- ***Pre-order THE FALL OF NIGHT by D.K. Stone OR any of the Stonehouse thrillers to receive a limited-edition signed print, a vintage Waterton postcard, a signed bookplate, and a bookmark. Ordering multiple books will get you more gifts! (INT)(ends 11/1)
- Pre-order THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE or THE FANGIRL’S JOURNAL FOR LEVELING UP by Sam Maggs to receive a signed bookplate. The first 150 entrants will also receive a bonus sticker sheet featuring artwork from the books. (US only)(ends 11/3)
- Pre-order THE CAMELOT BETRAYAL by Kiersten White from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a signed, personalized copy, a bookmark and an exclusive art print! (ends 11/5)
- ***Pre-order DON’T JUDGE ME by Lisa Schroeder from Annie Bloom’s to receive a signed/personalized book, a fun little pin and some bookmarks. (ends 11/9)
- Pre-order ANYA AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Sofiya Pasternack from The King’s English to receive a signed copy, plus a bookmark & sticker! (ends 11/9)
- Pre-order THE BURNING GOD by R.F. Kuang to receive a PDF of exclusive bonus content from R.F. Kuang, with three key scenes from the trilogy presented from Nezha’s point of view. (INT)(ends 11/16)
- Pre-order SOULSWIFT by Megan Bannen from Raven Bookstore to receive a signed book, along with a bookmark and sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 11/16)
- Pre-order RUINSONG by Julia Ember to receive a character art print, postcard and enamel pin. (US/CAN/UK)(ends 11/23)
- Pre-order CAST IN FIRELIGHT by Dana Swift OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark and an art print. Pre-orders will also receive a signed bookplate and two character cards (Adraa and Jatin) and will be entered into the grand prize giveaway! (INT)(ends 11/24)
- Pre-order BLOOD AND HONOR by Miranda Lyn to receive a signed bookmark! (US only)(ends 1/3)
- ***Pre-order A VOW SO BOLD AND DEADLY by Brigid Kemmerer and you can choose to receive either the Emberfall or Syhl Shallow Kingdom Crest patch. (US, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, & NZ)(ends 1/11)
- 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 NOT QUITE OUT by Louise Willingham to be entered to win multiple giveaways, including an annotated copy of the book. (INT)(ends 2/8)
- Pre-order HOLES IN THE VEIL by Beth Overmeyer to receive a button pin, a signed bookplate, three charms: 1 horse, 1 dagger, & 1 goblet. (US only)(ends 2/15)
- Pre-order WE ARE THE FIRE by Sam Taylor from River Bend Bookshop to receive a signed & personalized copy of the book, as well as a 5 x 7 inch character art print, a 5 x 7 inch full-color map of the Vesimaan Empire, and a bookmark. (ends 2/15)
- 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)
- Pre-order SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER & SWEET by Laekan Zea Kamp OR request it from your local library OR create & share fanart to receive recipe cards, bookmarks, and a sneak peek at the instrumental soundtrack. Plus, you’ll be entered to win more! (ends 4/5)
- ***Pre-order THE ONES WE’RE MEANT TO FIND by Joan He to receive swag (to be revealed). (INT)(ends 5/3)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @SubtleChronicle is giving away LOVE, CREEKWOOD (ends 9/23)
- @bvam is giving away 5 copies of Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter to teachers & librarians (ends 9/30)
- @HiDLang is giving away 5 copies of WHISPERING PINES w/signed creepy bookplates (ends 9/21)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away Ignite the Sun (ends 9/25)
- @Book_Ramblings is giving away a book of your choice (ends 9/27)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the September 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the August 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win a copy of MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK
- Head over to aGREATread for a chance to win Your Choice of Rachel Caine’s Books!
- Head over to Afire Pages for a chance to win Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear? for a chance to win ALL THIS TIME
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a Classic Monsters Prize Pack
- Head over to A Utopia State of Mind for a chance to win A Preorder of Crownchasers
- Head over to Pop! Goes the Reader for a chance to win The Sisters of Straygarden Place
- Head over to Christy’s Cozy Corners for a chance to win SING LIKE NO ONE’S LISTENING (check out other tour stops for more chances to win!)
- Aeicha @ Word Spelunking is celebrating her blogoversary by giving away a $20 Gift Card of Choice
- Dedra @ A Book Wanderer is also celebrating her blogoversary by giving away a $20 Gift Card of Choice
- Head over to Books of My Heart for a chance to win Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win TREETOPS, THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE FOURTH SUIT and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear for a chance to win a signed book pack of Becoming Jinn, Circle of Jinn, Screen Queens
- Head over to Bookcrushin’ for a chance to win Any New Release Featured there This Month
- Lots of blogs participating in the September 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Afire Pages for a chance to win Punching the Air
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $50 to Your Favorite Independent Bookstore!!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win The Big Door Prize by M. O. Walsh!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!