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):
- Birthdays! The 29th was my mom’s birthday and the 1st was my son Noah’s 16th birthday. We had family over yesterday to help us celebrate (including Jade, who visited from college).
- Driver’s License. Ironically, my daughter Danielle got her driver’s license on Noah’s sixteenth birthday. She turned sixteen back in May but opted not to take driver’s ed until second semester last year, so she didn’t get her permit until late December, and you have to have it for nine months before you can get the license. (Noah most likely won’t be a driver because of his cognitive disability). Anyway, we spent the morning at the DMV. The process was pretty quick, but I wasn’t allowed to go in with her, which freaked her out a little. All went well, though!
- I’m still listening to Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre.
- I finished reading Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron—a great read!
- I’m now reading Admission by Julie Buxbaum.
- Weird dizziness. For the past few weeks, I’ve been having vertigo from time to time or just mild dizziness. The doctor thinks maybe it’s just dehydration? I’ve been trying to drink less coffee and more water, so we shall see. It’s made it a little hard to spend much time on my computer, though, because I just feel generally off when I’m looking at the screen. Hopefully this will go away soon!
- Digit! My little sweet fluff seems to be mellowing a bit. We can actually hang out with him in the family room without having to constantly stop him from destroying stuff. I call that a win!
Here’s this week’s Digit pictures, including Digit giving Noah a birthday hug!
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.)
- October 5th – Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books‘ Birthday
- October 8th – It Starts at Midnight‘s Blogoversary
Danielle Hammelef recommended The Canyon’s Edge to me, and I jumped right on it and ordered it! It’s a new middle grade novel in verse by Dusti Bowling, so basically, it’s going to be amazing.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I didn’t manage to make note of any of the discussions I read 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 KINGDOM OF SEA AND STONE by Mara Rutherford to receive the KoSaS preorder exclusive e-novella, MINOTAUR. First 1000 will also receive a signed bookplate and a wave charm. First 100 US/CAN orders will also receive four limited edition character cards. (INT)(ends 10/5)
- Pre-order BLAZEWRATH GAMES by Amparo Ortiz OR request it from your local library to receive a Blazewrath World Cup Ticket, a signed bookplate, a dragon banner sticker, and 3 Character Cards. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize of a custom Funko Pop and more! (INT)(ends 10/5)
- 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 SHADOW AND BONE: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION by Leigh Bardugo to receive an exclusive patch. (US only)(ends 10/27)
- Pre-order BOTH and also receive a deluxe tin pencil case with branded pencils!
- 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 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 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 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!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @TiffanyGiovino is hosting a $15 Book Depository Giveaway (ends 10/31)
- 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.
- 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 ALL THIS TIME or 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
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a Classic Monsters Prize Pack
- 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 Highly-Anticipated 2020 Thrillers!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Yeah for family celebrations. How fun! Congratulations to your daughter. I am amazed to hear about your quick experience at DMV. That’s a nice treat (and nothing I ever experienced myself – lol). Love the pic of digit and Noah. So cute! Thanks for the birthday shoutout!
Well, Digit obviously loves your son! Lol. And since the computer seems to be bugging, it might be worth it to get your eyes checked. That could be causing dizziness if your prescription has changed.
Happy belated birthdays to Noah and your mom! And congrats to Danielle on getting her license. That’s quite a rite of passage. I hope you get the vertigo figured out. That’s miserable.
Thanks for the Birthday wishes Tanya! ? (Nicole’s Mom)
Yay for birthdays and Digit’s improvements. My daughter took quite awhile to get her license too. Here’s to drinking more water and feeling better.
Happy Birthday to Noah – that photo of him and Digit is adorable. I’m glad Jade was able to come home from college to celebrate.
You made my day by taking my book rec!!! I am still thinking about The Canyon’s Edge, even today as I recommended it to Lili at Utopia State of Mind who also loves books in verse. Dusti’s latest has a place of honor on my favorites shelf. I hope you are only experiencing a mild case of dehydration. My daughter was hospitalized in the ER when she let herself get dehydrated–they pumped 3 bags of fluid into her–scary stuff when that happened. Always keep hydrating fluids ready is my motto for myself. And now with COVID and flu season upon us too, staying hydrated is even more important. I’m happy you got to celebrate Noah’s birthday as a family!
digit is so darn cute. i drink a lot of water because i struggle with dehydration all the time. but when you drink a lot of water it can flush out your system. i was told by the doc to alternate with a powerade or gatorade to replenish potassium and other things that water flushes out. hope you feel better soon
Happy Birthday to both your mom and Noah. 🙂 I am glad you were able to celebrate with family. I am glad everything went well for Danielle in getting her Driver’s License! Freedom!
I hope staying hydrated does the trick with getting rid of the vertigo. I’m sorry you are going through that. My husband sometimes gets vertigo. I wonder if that’s the reason . . . He’s never seen the doctor for it. Usually because lying down for awhile helps and it doesn’t happen very often.
I hope you have a great week!
I umm must thank you, because I legit had NO IDEA it was my Blogoversary. Plum forgot, frankly. Whoops? Guess I better do… something? ?
ALSO I jumped all over the Christmas Quandary pre-order because we all knew I was going to buy it anyway, so YAY! You’re helping out all over the place today ?
Happy birthday to your mom and Noah, too! And congrats to Danielle! I am honestly so surprised that Jade is still at school, I figured they’d all be shut back down by now, hope she’s doing well and enjoying it! Also, hope your dizziness resolves itself soon!
Happy birthdays and congrats on your daughter getting her driver’s license.
I’ve had Maya and the Rising Dark preordered since forever and it still hasn’t shown up. Sob. I’m glad you liked it, I preordered it pretty blind for a bingo challenge.
Vertigo is the worst! I actually had a bout last spring right before Covid restrictions went into place! I think staying hydrated is always a good option, but definitely follow up with your doc if it continues because there are some other treatment options! Hang in there – this too shall pass 🙂
Yeah, it was really bad for a bit. I’m definitely improving, so hopefully I’m past the worst of it, but yeah, vertigo is not fun!
Happy birthday to your mom and Noah and congrats to Danielle! I love the Digit photos, of course. I hope you feel better soon. Have a good week.
Happy birthday to Noah and your mum! Congrats to your daughter on her license.
Sounds like a busy and lovely week. 🙂
PS Your doggo is so cute!
Nice to hear you were able to get together for a combined birthday celebration! Happy reading! 🙂