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):
- In case you missed it, I’m a Round One judge for the Cybils awards, and it’s actually jump-started my reading!! I read FIVE books this week!!!!
- For Cybils, I read Scritch Scratch, A Wish in the Dark, Skunk and Badger, and Midnight at the Barclay Hotel. I also started reading Race to the Sun.
- I’m still listening to Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.
- I finished reading Admission by Julie Buxbaum.
- Weird dizziness. I felt a bit better as far as my dizziness went this week. Maybe it was just dehydration? I’m not 100% convinced yet, but we’ll see if my reprieve lasts.
- The Dogs! Here are some new pics of Digit and Bella:
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- It’s Time to Nominate Your Favorite Books for the Cybils Awards!
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch; Four Days of You and Me; Maya and the Rising Dark; and Hello, Arnie!: An Arnie the Doughnut Story
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.)
- October 12th – Annemieke @ A Dance with Books‘ Birthday
- October 14th – Avalinah’s Books‘ Blogoversary
- October 15th – Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books‘ Birthday
October 14th also would have been Grace @ Rebel Mommy’s Book Blog’s birthday. I just can’t bring myself to take it off my calendar. She is so missed!
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature posts Shake It Off – Or Do You Have to Finish Every Review Book?
(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 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 BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL by Mara Fitzgerald OR request it at your local library to receive a signed bookplate, art prints with matte velvet-touch finish, and at least 1 random sticker of eyeballs. (INT)(ends 10/31)
- ***Pre-order A CUBAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO TEA AND TOMORROW by Laura Taylor Namey to receive an illustrated two-sided recipe card for Torticas de Morón, a bookmark, a signed and dedicated bookplate sticker, a Lila and Orion sticker, and a mini pastelito de guayaba button/pin. (INT)(ends 10/31)
- 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 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 RAVENS by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige to receive a Raven enamel pin. (US only)(ends 11/2)
- 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 NO READING ALLOWED: THE WORST READ-ALOUD BOOK EVER by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illustrated by Bryce Gladfelter to receive a Ptolemy the Pterodactyl enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 11/9)
- 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 THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS by Chloe Gong to receive an art print, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 11/24)
- 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 NEVER AFTER: THE THIRTEENTH FAIRY by Melissa de la Cruz to receive a laptop sticker and signed bookplate! (US only)(ends 11/30)
- ***Pre-order THIS IS HOW WE FLY by Anna Meriano to receive headbands, cover stickers, and a brand-new batch of nerdy fandom bookmarks. (ends 12/14)
- Pre-order BLOOD AND HONOR by Miranda Lyn to receive a signed bookmark! (US only)(ends 1/3)
- Pre-order LORE by Alexandra Bracken to receive a Liam prequel short story (to The Darkest Minds), cut scenes from TDL, and a special extra Liam POV if they hit 1,000 submissions. You’ll also get one LORE email a week for nine weeks that includes an early look at a chapter and some other aspect of the book. (You can opt out of this at any time and still receive the rest.) (INT)(ends 1/5)
- 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 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. Order from Books and Books to also get a sticker! (INT)(ends 1/18)
- 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 WITCHSHADOW by Susan Dennard to receive SEVEN limited-edition character prints! (US/CAN)(ends 2/15)
- 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 I THINK I LOVE YOU by Auriane Desombre to receive access to special bonus content. Read the two scripts that Spark Emma and Sophie’s rivalry and join Team Emma or Team Sophie to vote for who should win the festival! (INT)(ends 3/1)
- 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!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the September or October 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the September 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Good Choice Reading is giving away a signed/personalized copy of EVERY (current/future) virtual signing they host!! (And they host some amazing books!!!)
- It Starts at Midnight turned 7 and Shannon is celebrating by giving two people four books each!
- Also head over to It Starts at Midnight for a chance to win Signed Copies of FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP and DREAD THE HARVEST MOON
- Head over to Pop! Goes the Reader for a chance to win an advance reader copy of The River Has Teeth
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win MAN UP by Kim Oclon
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD by Jessie Ann Foley!
- Head over to Chasing Faerytales for a chance to win Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win Pretty Funny for a Girl, FIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE, ELEANOR, ALICE, AND THE ROOSEVELT GHOSTS, and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to Do You Dog-Ear? for a chance to win an ARC of The Times I Knew I Was Gay
- Head over to Afire Pages for a chance to win Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore
- Aeicha @ Word Spelunking is celebrating her blogoversary by giving away a $20 Gift Card of Choice
- Head over to Bookcrushin’ for a chance to win Any New Release Featured there This Month
- Lots of blogs participating in the October 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including a $250 B&N gift card!!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win their Favorite October Books!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!