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):
- More reading for the Cybils Awards!
- I finished listening to Into the Tall, Tall Grass and then listened to Ember Falls.
- I read The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, The Time of Green Magic, When You Trap a Tiger, and The Lost Wonderland Diaries.
- Working on office redesign. I spent a lot of the day yesterday figuring out how we can reconfigure the office to get the basement TV up there (since Jade doesn’t watch it and we don’t want Noah sitting in Jade’s room watching TV all the time). Then we moved everything out of the office into the dining room so we can paint in there. That was a big job (especially emptying out my bookcases)! Scott also mudded the new drywall for the framing we put up for the double doors (still need a couple more coats).
- The Dogs! Digit is mellowing out into a dog instead of a puppy, which has been nice for me. I no longer look like I’ve been fighting wolves on a daily basis—my arms are scratch- and bruise-free and my clothes aren’t getting new holes daily! He still has TONS of energy that we need to help him get out (usually with a ball in the back yard. He’s amazing at playing fetch and catch—better than any dog I’ve ever had), but he doesn’t burn all that energy in destructive ways anymore. Yay! Here’s a new pic:
Are you done with that bone yet?
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- The Would You Rather Book Tag
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, Mañanaland, The Copycat, & Shuri
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.)
- Nov 17th – Tonyalee @ Vivacious Bibliophile’s Birthday
- Nov 18th – Julie @ Struck by Stories‘ Birthday
- Nov 19th – Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight‘s Birthday
- Nov 21st – Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward‘s Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog talks about Reviewing Sequels Out of Order
(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 SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG by David Yoon to receive an exclusive pop socket! (US only)(ends 11/16)
- 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 HOW THE KING OF ELFHAME LEARNED TO HATE STORIES by Holly Black to receive a wooden bookmark featuring art from the book! (US only)(ends 11/23
- 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 GIRL GIANT AND THE MONKEY KING by Van Hoang OR request it from your local library to receive stickers, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate! Pre-orders will also be entered to win other prizes. Find the form here. (INT)(ends 11/30)
- ***Pre-order A CURSE OF ROSES by Diana Pinguicha to receive character cards, stickers, a bookmark, and bookplate! (US only)(ends 11/30)
- Pre-order HOLLOW EMPIRE by Sam Hawke OR request it from your local library to receive a set of three City of Lies themed stickers! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize. (ends 11/30)
- 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 HAPPILY EVER AFTERS by Elise Bryant to receive a cute vinyl sticker sheet featuring original cover art by Michelle D’Urbano! (ends 1/4)
- Pre-order ONE OF THE GOOD ONES by Maika and Maritza Moulite and Inkyard Press will donate $1.00 to the Center for Black Equity. (ends 1/4)
- 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 TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND by Melissa Albert to receive a set of three postcards! (US only)(ends 1/12)
- Pre-order WE FREE THE STARS by Hafsah Faizal from Interabang Books to receive a signed, personalized copy plus an art print! (ends 1/15)
- 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 TRUTH ABOUT MODERN SLAVERY by Emily Kenway and Pluto Publishing will donate £1 to the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. (ends 1/19)
- Pre-order DO BETTER by Rachel Ricketts to receive a link to an exclusive breath-work session led by the author, a guided meditation (if pre-ordered by 10/26), an exclusive yoga session video (if pre-ordered by 11/30), and a letter from the author about how to set intentions for the New Year (if pre-ordered by 12/28). (US only)(ends 1/29)
- ***Pre-order MILK FED by Melissa Broder from Malaprop’s Bookstore to receive a bookplate, a recipe book and some nifty goodies! (ends 2/1)
- 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 AS FAR AS YOU’LL TAKE ME by Phil Stamper to receive a signed bookplate, two bespoke stickers, and a bonus chapter from The Gravity of Us! (INT)(ends 2/8 US/AUS/NZ)(ends 3/3 UK/ROI)
- 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 A COURT OF SILVER FLAMES by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive pin. (US/CAN/UK/ROI/IND/AUS/NZ)(ends 2/15)
- 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 EVERYONE’S SLEEPY BUT THE BABY by Tracy C. Gold OR request it from your local library and the author will donate a book to ShareBaby, a Baltimore-based charity that gives baby items to families in need. (INT)(ends 3/1)
- 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 PHOENIX FLAME by Sara Holland to receive a double-sided Havenfall series bookmark. (US/CAN/UK/IRE/AUS/NZ)(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 WHERE WE USED TO ROAM by Jenn Bishop OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark and a personalized signed bookplate. Plus you’ll be entered to win more prizes! (US/CAN)(ends 3/22)
- 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:
- @DianaUrban is giving away a signed copy of ALL YOUR TWISTED SECRETS w/sprayed edges!
- @swift_dana is giving away an e-ARC of Cast in Firelight (ends 11/17)
- @BooksintheSkye is giving away the first edition of The Girl the Sea Gave Back (ends 11/17)
- @FTBradleyAuthor is giving away a signed copy of MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL (ends 11/20)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the November 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the October Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. And you can also win Breaking the News from National Geographic.
- Anne is celebrating Books of My Heart’s 3rd Blogoversary with a giveaway of gift cards, Audible books, physical books and more!
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win A THOUSAND FIRES, EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW, FROZEN 2: DANGEROUS SECRETS and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card
- Lots of blogs participating in the SUPER STOCKING STUFFER GIVEAWAY HOP
- Head over to Read All the Things for a chance to win a $100 Book Shopping Spree for the holidays!
- Head over to Waves of Fiction for a chance to win 19 Young Adult Books!
- Lots of blogs participating in the November 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Bookcrushin’ for a chance to win Any New Release Featured there This Month
- It Starts at Midnight turned 7 and Shannon is celebrating by giving two people four books each!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including a free IPAD!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win their Favorite November 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!
You all are keeping busy in the best way. At the end of the pandemic, you can sit back and enjoy all the hard work you put into your home.
I love hearing about all your projects! I’m glad Digit has settled into life with the family. Thank you so much for including the Blogaversary giveaway. I hope everyone wins! Have a lovely week and stay well.
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Awww! Your puppies are so cute. I have a new kitten that is full of energy. She also plays better fetch than our dog but she can play for hours. lol
I recently redid our book shelves and I think i am going to have to do it again after Christmas. I really need my own office or library! 🙂
Have a great week, Nicole! Happy Reading!
Bookcases can be a ton of work! Sounds like you have a lot going on- good luck with the redesign! Have a super week too! 🙂
Thanks for always posting the preorder campaigns!
You’re very welcome!
I recently put on a pair of pants from last year that had Lulu holes in them. Lol. I had forgotten that she used to bite my pants. Those pants were made into rags. 🙂 It’s nice when they get less destructive! I did catch Lulu in my kid’s room the other day destroying something, though. She was like a kid in a candy store!
Haha, great photo. I’m glad Digit is mellowing! I had to stop wearing long sleeve shirts when my dogs were puppies because they put holes in all my sleeves. I still have a scar on my wrist from when Cheyenne was a puppy. She died in 2018, so now I remember her whenever I see it.
That photo is adorable. I’m glad Digit is starting to be less destructive in his puppy-ness! That’s always good. And whew, you’re getting SO much read for the Cybils. Great job.
Awwww your dogs are adorable! And you guys are so productive! I’m just proud of myself for putting away my Halloween decorations yesterday *slow blinks*. You’re amazing!