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’m an Author Mentor Match round 8 mentor!! If you’ve never heard of Author Mentor Match, it’s a fantastic resource for writers. Basically, agented and published authors mentor writers who have taken their manuscript as far as they can by themselves. I’m very excited to being co-mentoring with the fabulous, Megan E. Freeman. The two of us have the same agent and we’ve been working together for just over a year as critique partners (and cheerleaders), and we so value that relationship. We’re excited to share that with an mentee who’s just starting out on the publishing journey! The two of us make a great team! AMM will be accepting mentee applications starting on January 11th, so if you’re a writer with a completed manuscript and you’re interested in working with a mentor you should apply!
- Watching Supernatural. We’re almost done with season five of Supernatural.
- More reading for the Cybils Awards!
- I continued listening to Ghosts of Greenglass House (working my way up to book four of this series since I have such a hard time reading books out of order).
- I finished reading Toro and then read The Girl Who Speaks Bear, The Barren Grounds, Bones in the Wall, and Mulan: Before the Sword.
- Working on window and door casements in the office. We got one window done and are just about to start the door casements.
- Decorating. The Christmas decorations are going up! The tree isn’t up yet, so I won’t bother sharing a pic until next week.
- The Dogs! No crazy antics (unlike last week). So here are a couple of random shots instead.
Always ready for a meal.
No, Mom, I haven’t seen the washcloth. And I definitely haven’t chewed on it.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- December 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- November 2020 Wrap-Up and Best of the Bunch
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel, The Time of Green Magic, When You Trap a Tiger, and The Lost Wonderland Diaries
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.)
- Dec 7th – Lola’s Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- Dec 10th – Freda @ Freda’s Voice‘s Birthday
- Dec 10th – The Bibliofile Book Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- Dec 11th – Lindsay @ Nighttime Reading Center‘s Birthday
For Cybils Judging:
I received Another Dreadful Fairy Book by Jon Etter so that I can read it for the Cybils Awards. This book is delightfully illustrated by Adam Horsepool.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Check out this year’s Shattering Stigmas posts!
- KidLit for Luzon is raising money for typhoon victims in Luzon. Give a donation, receive a gift!
(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 BITTERWINE OATH by Hannah West to receive an enamel pin and signed bookplate! (INT)(ends 12/5)
- 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 THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict to receive a custom full-size Agatha Christie–inspired lipstick from Finding Ferdinand. (US/CAN)(ends 12/28)
- Pre-order BAD KITTY GOES ON VACATION by Nick Bruel to receive a Bad Kitty sticker and hand sanitizer! (US only)(ends 12/28)
- Pre-order MONSTERS & MIST by Taylor Fenner OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and two quote prints. (US only)(ends 12/28)
- Pre-order BLOOD AND HONOR by Miranda Lyn to receive a signed bookmark! (US only)(ends 1/3)
- ***Pre-order BE DAZZLED by Ryan La Sala to receive a digital deleted scene. You’ll also be entered to win one of three exclusive bedazzled copies of the book hand-crafted by author Ryan La Sala! (US/CAN)(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 OFF TO SEE THE SEA by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon to receive a custom bookmark and sticker. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize! (ends 1/11)
- 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 INTO THE HEARTLESS WOOD by Joanna Ruth Meyer to receive an art print, two bookmarks, a sticker, and a signed bookplate. US entries will also be entered to win a giveaway. (INT)(ends 1/12)
- 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 WINTERKEEP by Kristin Cashore to receive an exclusive Graceling Realm Map. (US only)(ends 1/18)
- 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 ALL THE TIDES OF FATE by Adalyn Grace to receive a character art prints set. (US/CAN)(ends 2/1)
- ***Pre-order the trade paperback of ALL THE STARS AND TEETH by Adalyn Grace to receive a Keel Haul ship enamel pin. (US/CAN)(ends 2/1)
- ***Pre-order BOTH to receive the character art prize set, the Keel Haul enamel pin, AND an exclusive poster featuring two new crew members! (US/CAN)(ends 2/1)
- Pre-order EVERYTHING THAT BURNS by Gita Trelease to receive an exclusive poster! (US only)(ends 2/1)
- 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 THE IRON RAVEN by Julie Kagawa to receive two special character prints of Puck and Grim! (US/CAN)(ends 2/8)
- 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 HOT BRITISH BOYFRIEND by Kristy Boyce OR request it at your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark with character portraits, a character portrait laptop sticker, an enamel pin, and a personalized thank you note! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT)(ends 2/8)
- 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 HONEY GIRL by Morgan Rogers to receive a free tarot love reading. (ends 2/22)
- Pre-order A DARK AND HOLLOW STAR by Ashley Shuttleworth OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and 4 rack-card sized character cards. (INT)(ends 2/22)
- Pre-order CHAIN OF IRON by Cassandra Clare to receive a die-cut wooden bookmark! (UK/ROI)(ends 3/1)
- 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 THORNWOOD by Leah Cypress from LOYALTY BOOKS for a signed and personalized copy. (ends 4/5)
- 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)
- Pre-order MISTER IMPOSSIBLE by Maggie Stiefvater to receive an exclusive art print designed by the author. (INT)(ends 5/17)
- Pre-order SIX CRIMSON CRANES by Elizabeth Lim to receive a swag pack! (US only)(ends 7/10)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @etteluap74 is giving away Query/First 5 pages critiques to 3 people, chosen at random.
- @annbradenbooks is giving away an ARC of FLIGHT OF THE PUFFIN!
- @Soaring20sPB is giving away a different #picturebook bundle each day until 12/10
- @choldenko is giving away 3 signed copies of Orphan Eleven
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the December 2020 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the November Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Lots of blogs participating in the December 2020 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to We Live and Breathe Books for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Giftcard
- Head over to Bookcrushin’ for a chance to win Any Release Featured on Their Best Of Lists
- Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl for a chance to win In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
- Head over to Novel Novice for a chance to win The Final Gambit by Christopher Healy
- Head over to Stuck in the Stacks for a chance to win The Ballad of Ami Miles
- Head over to Two Chicks on Books for a chance to win THE SEARCH FOR THE SCEPTER, a copy of FAWNED and swag, and a $10 gift card.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win signed copies of the WHO ARE OUR HEROES?, THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE, CATFISHING ON CATNET, and more (check the site’s sidebar!)
- Head over to From the Mixed Up Files for a chance to win ELEANOR, ALICE, & THE ROOSEVELT GHOSTS
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy and Warmaidens by Kelly Coon
- Head over to Chasing Faerytales for a chance to win Ritu Weds Chandni
- Shattering Stigmas is happening again and you can enter to win a Mental Health Related Book!
- Head over to Read All the Things for a chance to win a $100 Book Shopping Spree for the holidays!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including a $100 BOOKS-A-MILLION GIFT CARD!
- Read It Forward does a weekly giveaway. This week you can enter to win their Favorite Books of 2020!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!