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):
- LET US REJOICE!!! Did anyone do anything this week besides stare at the news and stress? Because that basically describes my week. Tuesday night I fell asleep feeling bleak about the state of our country and Wednesday I woke up with renewed hope. Then, I basically cycled through emotions like I was being put through a spin cycle for the next three days. Still, boy what a high did we end on!! Take that, 2020!!
Now, somebody tell me this hat is not the absolute best thing you have ever seen.
And then there’s this inspirational image created by Bria Goeller and goodtrubble:
- Before the elections, I still managed to get a little reading done for the Cybils Awards.
- I finished listening to The Green Ember and started listening to Into the Tall, Tall Grass.
- I also read Middle School Bites.
- I started writing a bite-sized review post, but just couldn’t concentrate enough to finish. Guess it will go up this week.
- Installing a closet in the basement and putting up room divider shelving. We’re trying to get things ready for Jade to come home on Thanksgiving because she’s probably not going back to live on campus. We found a built-in closet system on Facebook Marketplace, and installed it last night (taking a break to watch Harris and Biden speak). Now Jade has plenty of storage space! Next we’ll probably go back to working on the office doors (drywall work, painting, etc.). We didn’t bother even attempting to do any work during the week.
We also put up some modular shelves that we’re going to use as a room divider so that Jade has some privacy in the basement (we’re going to put on a back to block it from the “hallway” side). The room is shaping up!
- The Dogs! We got a new Barkbox (that’s an affiliate link, by the way), and I have to tell you, we’re still loving this company. The whole family gathered around to open the box. LOL!
Here’s Digit enjoying his turkey (with can o’ dog food stuffing) and Bella and Danielle being lazy in the basement while the rest of us worked hard. 🙂
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.)
- None this week!
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts let Google Translate loose on her blogging advice post with some… interesting results
(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 MASTER OF ONE by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett to receive a deluxe sharded heart enamel pin (US only), a mini-print of the world map, and a trio of collectors’ edition art bookmarks. (INT)(ends 11/9)
- Pre-order A LADY’S GUIDE TO MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM by Manda Collins to receive exclusive bonus content. (US only)(ends 11/9)
- 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 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 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 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 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 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:
- @lindsiroot is giving away two hardback copies of THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones.
- @karajmcdowell is giving away 3 signed copies of ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!
- @cblee_cblee is having a flash queer book giveaway!
- 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.
- Head over to Waves of Fiction for a chance to win 19 Young Adult Books!
- Head over to From the Mixed Up Files for a chance to win a signed copy of Folding Tech by Karen Latchana Kenney
- 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
- Penguin is giving away a stack of spooky books!
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win WARRIORS OF WING AND FLAME, RURAL VOICES, and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win THE BRIGHTEST NIGHT by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win BROKEN WISH.
- 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 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!
I was on the spin cycle with you this week but am relieved with the outcome. I am always so impressed with your home projects – it looks great! Stay safe and well!
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Nice to be back on solid ground!!
I saw that hat earlier and honestly I cackled a little because THE CHEEK. ? There was also one with the electoral college map and a video edit of Blackpink’s How You Like That playing over it and honestly, despite not liking the song initially… I’ll never think of that chorus the same way again. ?
Seriously, though, it’s been SO STRESSFUL. I’m glad that’s over with but there’s still a long way to go, unfortunately, assuming we don’t fall back again. ?
I love those shelves! I’ve been eyeballing some to eventually get when we move, preferably ones I can move around easily (minus books).
Thank you for sharing my post! ❤️
I’ve been useless since Tuesday because I’m a wreck. I’ve been swinging back and forth between excited and terrified. It’s very hard to get anything done. Your basement looks great. I love that big shelf and wish I had space for something like that.
Also, I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog. I’m giving away a $100 book shopping spree for the holidays.
What a week, am I right? I cried happy tears this weekend. <3 I love what you've done with your basement for Jade. I hope she enjoys the new space you've made for her. We also love BarkBox here. The kids gather round to open the box for Lulu.
It was quite a week, and I am relieved with the results. It’s going to be an interesting few weeks though, and I worry what 45 and his cronies will do in the meantime. The closet and divider look amazing, Nicole. I hope you have a great week!
Yup, I too was a wreck for most of last week. I think a huge percentage of the population was. But Saturday was great! I loved listening to their speeches Saturday night. Here’s to more productivity now that we’re not all a bundle of nerves!
Last week was so rough. It was so nice to hear Biden and Harris speak on Saturday though. I just need them running things ASAP so I can relieve some of this “omg, why can’t he concede and leave us alone” anxiety. LOL
It’s looking great in your basement! And glad the doggos are enjoying their mail. 😉
I think the room looks great and I love that cabinet shelf. I need one of those for my bedroom. lol
i love all your pics and enjoyed some smiles
Still trying to catch up on sleep over here. It’s nice to have some hope again. Loving the home projects!!
Really loving that Bark Box! Totally cute!
It was stressful enough to watch the election from this side of the Atlantic, I can’t imagine what it was like over there! (Although, we are all now fans of CNN because… that’s what your news is like, apparently! I RT’d someone who wanted the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) elections covered the same way next year, b/c screaming about Plaid taking the lead in Carmarthen East would be the best thing ever!)