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):
- The college search. I spent a lot of time this week helping my daughter look into colleges and summer programs that might help her get into a good school. She wants to go into Environmental Science (probably specializing in something field-related so she can be outdoors for her job). This year has been so weird, but she’s a junior, and we need to start figuring out where she wants to go!
- The S22i exercise bike. I’m happy to say that, so far, I’ve been good about using my exercise bike at least five times a week. (Granted, it’s only been two weeks. LOL!) I’m feeling great about it—so glad we got this bike!
- Blogging: So, as soon as I mentioned last week that I was doing great about sticking to a blogging schedule, I totally messed up. I did manage to eke out two posts, but they were crammed in at the end of the week. (And I wouldn’t have managed it if I hadn’t needed to put up the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, which I probably would have forgotten all about if Shannon hadn’t reminded me!)
- What I Read:
- I continued reading Legendborn.
- I’ve been listening to Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
- I also finished reading my friend Megan’s latest manuscript and sent her my notes for critique.
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re still watching season 9 of Supernatural. (We haven’t had as much time to watch lately, obviously.)
- 24. We’re still on season 3 of 24, too.
- Shark Tank. I realized I’ve been forgetting this one, even though we’ve been watching it for awhile. My son Noah especially loves this one. He asks if we can watch it pretty much every day after school. We’re up to date on the current season, and we also watched all of season 8 (which was the last one on Hulu), and then we jumped all the way back to season 1. It was really funny to see how different the show was when it started out! The sharks were much meaner back then!
- Bella’s DNA test results: As always, my pups kept me busy! We started back up with our agility class after a one-week break. We also got the DNA test results back for Bella (I got the kit for my birthday). I thought, instead of just saying what they were, it might be fun to have people guess.
Identify this dog: Let me know in the comments what you think Bella’s mix might be. I’ll post the results next week!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Fun with Spam #15 – I really love these posts!
- February 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway
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.)
- Mar 1st – The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s Blogoversary
- Mar 2nd – Pink Polka Dot Books‘ Blogoversary
- Mar 4th – Reader Voracious‘s Blogoversary
- Mar 6th – Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA‘s Birthday
- Mar 6th – SweetlyBSquared‘s Blogoversary
Nothing this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink shares How Book Blogging Changed Her Relationship with Reading
- Catherine @ Based on the Book talks about THE BAD BOY TROPE: WHERE’S THE LINE?
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:
Pre-order WINNER TAKES ALL by Sandra Kitt from The Ripped Bodice to receive a scratch off card with your book–five readers will win a $20 gift card to The Ripped Bodice! (ends 4/5)
Pre-order WITCHES STEEPED IN GOLD by Ciannon Smart OR request it from your local library to receive a digital copy of the first four annotated chapters and the official Spotify playlist. You’ll also receive physical gifts: 1 of 3 TRUST NO WITCH stickers, a tasselled bookmark, a signed bookplate, something edible, and hand-lettered art of a quote from the book. (INT)(ends 4/19)
Pre-order MEET CUTE DIARY by Emery Lee OR request it from your local library to receive a double-sided soft touch print, your choice of one signed bookplate, and a bonus digital after-credits scene!! Hardcover pre-orders will also receive a sticker sheet and a double-sided bookmark. More items will be added when stretch goals are met (two are already met!). (INT)(Ends 5/3)
Pre-order THAT WAY MADNESS LIES edited by Dahlia Adler (with many various authors) from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a book signed and personalized by Kiersten White! Additionally you’ll receive a bookplate signed by many of the contributing authors! (Ends 3/15)
Educators & Librarians: Pre-order ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE by Sabina Khan to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, a puppy sticker, and a 4″ by 6″ print. You’ll also be entered to win 1 of 4 free virtual 1-hour author visits! (Ends 4/5)
Pre-order SEDITION by E.M. Wright to receive a signed bookplate!! (And there might be some bonus treats.) (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order WITH TEETH by Kristen Arnett from Books & Books to receive a signed, personalized copy. Want a ravioli? dad joke? pick-up line? happy hour beer? drawing of Kristen’s dog??? You pre-order it & name it, you got it. (Ends 5/31)
Pre-order INFINITY REAPER by Adam Silvera to receive an Emil/Ness art print, signed bookplate, and Silvera Support Group wristband. And the first 600 in the US will receive an INFINITY REAPER enamel pin from Epic Reads! (INT)(Ends 3/1)
Pre-order CITY OF SPELLS by Alexandra Christo to win a beautiful book locket necklace with a City of Spells quote (chosen by Alexandra Christo) hidden inside! (UK/IE only)(Ends 3/8)
Pre-order NAMESAKE by Adrienne Young from Malaprops Book Store to receive a signed, personalized copy, an art print, and a sticker. (INT)(Ends 3/9)
Pre-order THE GOLDEN BOY by Michael Sarais and illustrated by Raditya Satmatanu to receive two A5 coloring images and a signed bookplate. (Ends 3/22)
Pre-order THE SURPRISING GIFT OF DOUBT by Marc A. Pitman to receive a signed bookplate and early digital access to Chapters 1 & 2. Order 5 copies to receive a digital values inventory worksheet and goal setting workbook. Order 10 copies to receive a 30 minute Q&A with the author. (Ends 3/22)
Pre-order WHAT THE ROAD SAID by Cleo Wade and illustrated by Lucie de Moyencourt to receive an exclusive print! (US/CAN)(Ends 3/22)
Pre-order BONE CRIER’S DAWN by Kathryn Purdie to receive an 11×17 poster of the gorgeous book cover and 2 double-sided character bookmarks. (INT)(Ends 3/30)
Pre-order THE HALF-ORPHAN’S HANDBOOK by Joan F. Smith OR request it from your local library to receive stickers, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (US/CAN)(ends 4/13)
Pre-order THRILLING TALES FROM THE TREE HOUSE by Max Brallier to receive a pack of exclusive art prints and a signed bookplate. (Ends 4/5)
Pre-order THE SERPENT’S CURSE by Lisa Maxwell to receive 4 vintage-style postcards with messages from the characters, a signed bookplate, and a bookmark. (INT – from one bookseller–see details)(Ends 4/12)
Pre-order IN DEEPER WATERS by F.T. Lukens to receive a signed bookplate & rainbow card. (INT)(ends 4/19)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- In honor of her Cybils Awards win, @devafagan is giving away RIVAL MAGIC plus THREE of the finalists in the MG spec fic category!! (ends 3/1)
- @storymamas is giving away Code Breaker, Elizabeth Friedman & How She Saved the Lives of So Many During Both WWs. (ends 3/1)
- @bb_alston is giving away 5 copies of Amari and the Night Brothers as well as a book of your choice!
- @lindsayncurrie is giving away a hardback of her MG ghost story, SCRITCH SCRATCH, plus an exclusive WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS (9/14/21) skeleton key bookmark! (ends 2/28)
- @thebookbratz is giving away 2 copies of LIKE HOME! (ends 3/4)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated March releases! (ends 3/26)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the February 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the January or February Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win ANY BOOK YOU WANT in my blogoversary giveaway!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win THANKS A LOT UNIVERSE!, PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION, Two books by Christine Evans, and Two books by Rebecca Colby.
- Head over to Two Chicks on Books for a chance to win INTO THE DARK by Claudia Gray.
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win The Secret Recipe for Moving On and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win ONE STEP FURTHER, ALLERGIC, REBEL DAUGHTER, and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win a set of 4 books by Corey Ann Haydu, including One Jar of Magic and A copy of THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST JOURNAL and THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST and a collection of stickers and pencils.
- Enter Penguin’s #AmplifyBlackStories Sweepstakes
- Penguin is doing a Jazz Age Sweepstakes! You can win six new editions of The Great Gatsby and lots more!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile
- Lots of blogs participating in the February 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!