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):
- What I Read:
- More AMM submissions – Once again, most of my reading was Author Mentor Match submissions. But here’s the exciting thing: Megan and I have chosen our mentee! I can’t announce who it is yet, of course, but we both absolutely love this writer’s work and we’re excited to join them on their publishing journey!
- Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel – Once we’d decided our mentee, I did have a bit of for-fun reading time, so I dove into the Long Way Down graphic novel. Loved it!! It’s very similar to the verse novel, but some things are taken out of the text and just shown in the art.
- Ana on the Edge – Then I read AJ Sass’s middle grade book about a nonbinary competitive ice skater coming to understand her identity while also struggling through the rigors of competition. So good!!
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. Still working our way through season 8. We’re fans of this season (last season was … not our favorite).
- Agility Training:
- We’ve set up some makeshift agility equipment in our family room, and we practice a little bit each day at lunchtime. One of our main goals was to get him used to going into his crate for a bit each time we practice the agility so he’d feel like that was all part of the process. It worked! He went into his crate at the actual class with minimal bribing.
- The one issue we did have was that when he gets riled up in the class (like when we’re doing jumps), he insists on grabbing his leash and playing tug of war with it. We ended up having to take him off-leash for most of the course (which works, since we do the dogs one at a time). Luckily, he’s great at doing everything even without the leash to guide him. Not too shabby for day three of class!
My daughter and Digit using some of our makeshift at-home agility training equipment (yes, we use boots to hold up the jump poles—they’re at a great starting height. LOL!):
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.)
- Jan 24th – Christine @ Captivated Reading‘s Birthday
- Jan 28th – Emily @ Emily The Book Nerd‘s Birthday
- Jan 28th – The Frozen Library‘s Blogoversary
- Jan 29th – a GREAT read‘s Blogoversary
I received a few books from S&S to feature during Black History Month. The first was the graphic novel version of Long Way Down (which I shared in last week’s Sunday Post). Then, this week, I received the three most recent books from the adorable Mia Mayhem Series and Legendborn! Thanks, S&S!!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle asks Do you write about every book you read?
- Tasheena @ Scifantasor talks about Fantasy Subgenres
(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 KNOCKOUT by Sajni Patel to receive signed bookmarks and stickers. (INT)(ends 1/25)
- Pre-order WRITTEN IN STARLIGHT by Isabel Ibañez to receive a 5 x 7 art print and one signed bookplate sticker. You can also request a WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT bookplate sticker. (US only)(ends 1/25)
- Pre-order WINGS OF EBONY by J. Elle and Simon & Schuster will donate one copy to Project LIT! (US only)(ends 1/26)
- Pre-order THE WITCH’S HEART by Genevieve Gornichec from Copperfish Books to receive a hand-woven 100% wool bookmark. (ends 1/29)
- 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 WE COULD BE HEROES by Mike Chen OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark & signed bookplate, plus a digital copy of ANONYMOUS, the short story that inspired the book. You’ll also be automatically entered into a drawing for bonus prizes! (US only)(ends 1/31)
- ***Pre-order MUTED by Tami Charles to receive an exclusive journal! (US only)(ends 2/1)
- Pre-order GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a bookplate signed by the author! (ends 2/1)
- Pre-order YESTERDAY IS HISTORY by Kosoko Jackson to receive a signed bookplate and an exclusive playlist. (US/CAN)(ends 2/1)
- Pre-order THE EX TALK by Rachel Lynn Solomon OR request it from your local library to receive two vinyl stickers. Order through an indie bookstore to receive a set of five stickers! Signed and personalized copies can be preordered through Seattle indie Third Place Books. International folks who can’t order from an indie will receive a signed bookplate and two randomly selected stickers. (INT)(ends 2/1)
- Pre-order THIS GOLDEN FLAME by Emily Victoria OR request it from your local library to receive an exclusive short story from the viewpoint of Karis’s best friend, Dane. (ends 2/1)
- Pre-order THE PROJECT by Courtney Summers to receive a signed bookplate and two stickers! (US/CAN)(ends 2/1)
- Pre-order THIS IS NOT THE JESS SHOW by Anna Carey to receive a signed bookplate, a “Stuck in the 90s” sticker, and a pop-up kit of Jess’s bedroom from the book cover. (US only)(ends 2/1)
- 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 ELECTRIC KINGDOM by David Arnold from Joseph Beth Books to receive a signed, personalized copy and a gorgeous postcard! (ends 2/8)
- Pre-order A FLOOD OF POSIES by Tiffany Meuret to receive a custom bookmark, sticker, and thank you card! (US/CAN)(ends 2/8)
- 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 STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker to receive an exclusive Seafire hardback jacket. (US only)(ends 2/8)
- 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 REAPER OF SOULS by Rena Barron to receive 8 official character cards, a signed bookplate, and an exclusive non-spoilery digital chapter from the book with author commentary. (INTL)(ends 2/15)
- ***Pre-order NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING by Lee Crutchley to receive a free bonus chapter! (ends 2/15)
- Pre-order AMELIA UNABRIDGED by Ashley Schumacher to receive an art print. (US/CAN)(ends 2/15)
- Pre-order UNWRITTEN by Alicia J. Novo to receive an exclusive winged dagger enamel pin. (US only)(ends 2/15)
- 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 OR request it from your local library 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. Here is the link for library requests. (ends 2/15)
- Pre-order WINTER’S ORBIT by Everina Maxwell to receive a limited edition “Space is Gay” enamel pin! (US/CAN)(ends 2/16)
- ***Pre-order OF SILVER AND SHADOW by Jenn Gruenke OR request if from your local library to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (INT)(ends 2/17)
- 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 HONEY GIRL by Morgan Rogers to receive a free tarot love reading. (ends 2/22)
- ***Pre-order THE OLD BOAT by Jarrett Pumphrey & Jerome Pumphrey from Blue Willow Books to receive a signed and personalized first edition, an enamel pin, and a sea animal print made with stamps that Jarrett and Jerome have created from recycled plastic from trash they’ve picked up and collected from friends and family. (ends 2/26)
- Pre-order CLOAKED SHADOWS by Melissa Hawkes (paperback or hardcover) to receive a letter from the author, a cover poster with map of Nevera on the reverse side, a randomly selected character drawing of one of the characters, a randomly selected Class of Magic pin badge, a signed Cloaked Shadows pin badge, and a corner bookmark. (INT)(ends 2/27)
- ***Pre-order DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft OR request it from your local library to receive a set of 5 character cards! Pre-orders from Kepler’s will also receive a signed copy and an exclusive print! (INT)(ends 3/1)
- ***Pre-order RED TIGRESS by Amélie Wen Zhao to receive character cards and digital goodies. Pre-orders from Book Soup will be signed and personalized. (INT)(ends 3/1)
- Pre-order THE SALT IN OUR BLOOD by Ava Morgyn to receive a book-themed tarot card with mini reading by the author, a signed bookplate, Mardi Gras beads, and a chance to win a one-on-one tarot reading from the author—a certified master reader! (US only)(ends 3/1)
- Pre-order LIKE HOME by Louisa Onome to receive a bookmark, a postcard, a signed bookplate, and the “LIKE HOME: The Arcade” short story (sent digitally). (INT)(ends 3/1)
- Pre-order COVET by Tracy Wolff (hardcover only) to receive a bookmark, stickers, faction trading cards, and mystery fan art! (US/PR only)(ends 3/1)
- Pre-order THE DESOLATIONS OF DEVIL’S ACRE by Ransom Riggs to receive an exclusive map of Devil’s Acre. (US only)(ends 2/28)
- 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 RAVAGE THE DARK by Tara Sim to receive a bookmark and sticker! (INT)(ends 3/8)
- Pre-order CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY by Steven Salvatore to receive a Genderqueer Pride wristband and a LGBTQ Pride wristband! (US/CAN)(ends 3/8)
- Pre-order AMERICAN BETIYA by Anuradha D. Rajurkar from Boswell Books to receive 20% off plus a signed, personalized copy and a bookmark and a laptop decal! (ends 3/8)
- Pre-order MY MONSTERPIECE by Amalia Hoffman OR request it from your local library to receive a postcard! Pre-orders will also receive 4 other postcards and 3 stickers. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway. (US only)(ends 3/9)
- Pre-order IT’S KIND OF A CHEESY LOVE STORY by Lauren Morrill to receive a signed, personalized bookplate and exclusive stickers. (ends 3/9)
- 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 SWEET & BITTER MAGIC by Adrienne Tooley OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a double-sided character bookmark, and 5 die-cut herb stickers. (INT)(ends 3/17)
- MONSTERS & MIST by Taylor Fenner OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and 2 quote prints. (US only)(ends 3/22)
- 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 LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas to receive a glow-in-the-dark enamel pin and character card set! (US only)(ends 3/29)
- Pre-order LAUNDRY LOVE by Patric Richardson to receive a magnet of his laundry tips for your machine! (US only)(ends 3/29)
- Pre-order SHE’S TOO PRETTY TO BURN by Wendy Heard OR request it from your local library and get character cards and a signed bookplate! (US only)(ends 3/29)
- ***Pre-order IN A BOOK CLUB FAR AWAY by Tif Marcelo from Bel Canto Books to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and a sticker sheet with 5 original illustrations. (ends 4/5)
- Pre-order PRIDE & PREMEDITATION by Tirzah Price from Schuler Books to receive a signed, personalized copy plus a sticker. (ends 4/5)
- Pre-order LIFE’S TOO SHORT by Abby Jimenez from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed custom bookplate. (ends 4/5)
- Pre-order THORNWOOD by Leah Cypess 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 THESE FEATHERED FLAMES by Alexandra Overy to receive one of four metal bookmarks and four of five character cards. (INT)(ends 4/19)
- Pre-order THE ONES WE’RE MEANT TO FIND by Joan He to receive swag (to be revealed). (INT)(ends 5/3)
- Pre-order LUCK OF THE TITANIC by Stacey Lee to receive a handmade book sleeve (many made of vintage fabrics!)(US only)(ends 5/10)
- Pre-order THE LIGHTS OF PRAGUE by Nicole Jarvis to receive a custom signed bookplate. (INT)(ends 5/17)
- Pre-order MISTER IMPOSSIBLE by Maggie Stiefvater to receive an exclusive art print designed by the author. (INT)(ends 5/17)
- ***Pre-order WORDS COMPOSED OF SEA AND SKY by Erica George OR request from your local library to receive a custom bookmark. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a giveaway! Preorders from Brewster Bookstore will be signed. (US only)(ends 5/24)
- 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:
- @KalynnBayron is giving away a signed copy of CINDERELLA IS DEAD and a preorder of THIS POISON HEART. (ends 1/25)
- @ysanotbella is giving away THREE Kindle books of YOUR CHOICE!
- @AmyMucha is giving away 24 GIRL POWER picture books to 12 lucky winners, or your choice of girl power merch! All in honor of our new VP! (ends 2/2)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated releases for January (ends 1/29)
- @bookbound2019 is giving 3 people ANY book EVER mentioned on the blog!
- @Legit_Kid_Lit is giving away My Life in the Fish Tank AND bookmarks.
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the December Monthly (& Year-End) Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win ALONE by Megan E. Freeman.
- Lots of blogs participating in the MLK Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win THE DRAGON THIEF, BATTLE OF THE BODKINS, GROUND ZERO by Alan Gratz, and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Stuck in Books is celebrating their 10 year blogoversary with a bunch of giveaways! Enter for a chance to win LONG WAY DOWN by Jason Reynolds, SIGNED copy of The Darkest Star, THE DUKE & I (Bridgerton) by Julia Quinn, an ARC of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN, Hello? by Liza Wiemer, and so many more! (Check the sidebar and this link to their giveaways)
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile
- Head over to Du Livre for a chance to win a $25 gift card to an indie bookstore
- Lots of blogs participating in the January 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Fitkittymama Reads for a chance to win a book of your choice
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including a $100 FOR THE BOOKSTORE OF YOUR CHOICE!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!