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):
Today is my 8th blogoversary!! Watch for a giveaway, which will be posted tomorrow!
- The New Pre-order Campaign Page!
- I’m changing the way I’m listing pre-order campaigns. I decided that the list in the Sunday Post was getting a little unwieldy, even with a scroll box. I have a feeling many people just go right past it without scrolling through the full list.
- The new Pre-Order Campaign Page features the books more prominently, with covers shown and pictures of the swag, if available.
- I still like the idea of featuring the incentives in my Sunday Post weekly for people who are already here to visit me anyway, but I’m only going to post the NEW pre-order campaigns here each week.
- Creating this new page was truly painstaking and time-consuming (I kept running into technical issues that made me have to switch the way I listed things), but hopefully it will be worth it in the long run. I also added Bookshop.org affiliate links, so maybe I’ll get a little bit of commission to help offset blogging costs? I figure it’s worth a try! (As all of you know, blogging gets expensive!)
- What I Read:
- City of the Plague God – Love this newest book from Rick Riordan Presents!
- Amal Unbound – Finally got around to reading the ARC I won from Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature because my son is going to be reading it for school!
- I read the Mia Mayhem books I received for review. Super cute!
- I finished listening to Furia.
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We just started season 9! Season 8 ended … interestingly. I’m curious to see where it goes from here. One problem with bingeing this show is that you know they can’t actually save the universe because there are 7 seasons left!
- Agility Training:
- Week four of agility training was our best yet! Digit does really well when he’s off-leash, and we did almost everything that way. So far, we’ve done weave poles, regular jumps, thread and serpentine jumps (where they weave back and forth between jumps in two different ways), stretch jumps (just a slightly longer jump), teeter totter, ramp, table (where they have to jump up and then wait five seconds), and the tunnel. Digit seems to really love them all! I’m going to try to remember to take a video next week, so I can share it here.
- Snow! It has snowed so much this week. I’ve spent a lot of time shoveling the back patio—if I don’t keep it cleaned off, the dogs pee on it. Ugh! But, at least Digit has enjoyed playing in the snow!
Digit loves playing catch—even if it’s with snow! pic.twitter.com/NuSr6ppSAg
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) January 31, 2021
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- January 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway
- Inspiration or Perspiration: Is It Time to Make a Blogging Schedule?
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 31st – Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Blogoversary (That’s me!!!)
- Feb – Emily The Book Nerd‘s Blogoversary
- Feb 4th – Joy @ Joyous Reads‘ Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books shares 5 BOOK BLOGGING INSECURITIES I HAVE (AND HOW I TRY TO GET OVER THEM
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books talks about pet peeves in Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm?
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag asks WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST/MOST RANDOM REASON YOU’VE READ A BOOK?
NEW Pre-order Campaigns
Head over to my new Pre-Order Campaigns Page to see ALL of the pre-order deals, including pictures!!
Here’s the list of all the pre-order campaigns that I just added to the list this week:
Preorder FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Angeline Boulley to receive a print prize pack including stunning character artwork from the book’s cover artist Moses Lunham.
Pre-order SING ME FORGOTTEN by Jessica S. Olson OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, and an art print!
Pre-order TORCH by R.J. Anderson to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, an art card and line art character art drawn by the author!
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 REAPER with author commentary. Orders for the KINGDOM OF SOULS paperback will receive a family crest print, signed bookplate, and the digital chapter from REAPER with author commentary.
Pre-order THE ACCIDENTAL APPRENTICE by Amanda Foody from Porter Square Books to receive free goodies (including a stunning bookmark), plus your book will come SIGNED!
Pre-order THE JADE BONES by Lani Forbes to receive a signed bookplate, a The Seventh Sun button, a bookmark, a jade skull sticker, and a handmade worry doll (purchased through NOVICA to support local artisan families in Guatemala). You’ll also be entered to win more prizes.
Pre-order HAPPY DREAMS, LITTLE BUNNY by Leah Hong to receive a bookmark. The first 50 will receive an enamel pin.
Pre-order/order MAKE UP BREAK UP by Lily Menon, TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT by Sophie Sullivan, FLOAT PLAN by Trish Doller, or MAGGIE FINDS HER MUSE by Dee Ernst to receive an SMP Romance sticker bookmark and glass nail file.
Pre-order HOUSE OF HOLLOW by Krystal Sutherland to receive an exclusive antler charm with cord and pouch.
Pre-order A NEW DAY by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Dan Santat to receive an exclusive dry erase calendar.
Pre-order THE CROWN OF GILDED BONES by Jennifer L. Armentrout to receive a limited edition Atlantian Crest temporary tattoo and The Crown of Gilded Bones bookmark.
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @ysanotbella is giving away THREE Kindle books of YOUR CHOICE! (ends 2/1)
- @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)
- 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.
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win The Sea in Winter and I Can Make This Promise
- Simon Teen is giving away a Kitchen Aid mixer and books in their Bake Like Lara Jean Sweepstakes!
- Penguin is doing a Jazz Age Sweepstakes! You can win six new editions of The Great Gatsby and lots more!
- 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, 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
- Lots of blogs participating in the January 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- 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!