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):
- AMM Announcements were made! Megan and I announced that we’ll be mentoring Anne Rellihan on her MG contemporary COUNTING BACKWARD. We love this book and are so excited to be working with Anne on it. Here’s the Twitter announcement with the aesthetic I made!
It’s time! @meganefreeman and I are delighted to announce we will be mentoring @AnneRellihan. Her #MG mss COUNTING BACKWARD is a heartwarming story of friendship, growing up, and finding hope, with a dash of HARRIET THE SPY & LOUISIANA’S WAY HOME thrown in for good measure. #AMM pic.twitter.com/aET4zVlaqJ
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) February 2, 2021
- What I Read:
- I read Harriet the Spy since it’s referenced in my mentee’s book.
- I also started reading my mentee’s manuscript so we can give our official edit letter, and read part of my co-mentor Megan’s latest manuscript so I could give her comments as well!
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re watching season 9 of Supernatural (fallen angels, anyone?). I’m loving Cass this season.
- 24. We watched season 1 of 24. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since this show aired! It sure brings back memories.
- Agility Training: The class went really well this week. And since Danielle did most of the runs with Digit, I got some videos!
— Nicole Hewitt (@NicoleMHewitt) February 7, 2021
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- February 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 8th Blogoversary Giveaway!
- 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up (& Some December Updates Too)
- City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda: An Exciting and Enlightening Read!
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.)
- Feb 8th – Captivated Reading‘s Blogoversary
- Feb 9th – Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads‘ Birthday
- Feb 11th – Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s Birthday (Hmmmm…. this name seems familiar…)
- Feb 13th – BookLoversBlog‘s Blogoversary
Jillian vs. Parasite Planet by Nicole Kornher-Stace was a fun surprise, and it even came with candy! (Who doesn’t love candy?)
Scott Brown illustrated the cover. Thanks to Tachyon Publications for this one!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink is The Cliché and Trope Advocate
- Mar @ Bookiverse shares WORLD CANCER DAY “MUST READ”S AND “MUST WATCH”S
- Elley the Book Otter shares how she uses the library’s trick in Protecting Hardcover Books
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 RULE OF WOLVES by Leigh Bardugo to receive an enamel pin and art print! (US/CAN)(Ends 3/29)
Pre-order HOLD YOUR FIRE edited by Lisa Mangum to receive a Dragon Writers anthology ebook for free! (US/CAN)(Ends 2/18)
Pre-order MAGIC MUTANT NIGHTMARE GIRL by Erin Grammar OR request it from your local library to receive a signed and personalized bookplate, bookmark, postcard, & short story prequel. (Ends 3/31)
Pre-order WHAT BEAUTY THERE IS by Cory Anderson to receive a numbered enamel heart pin (first 100 preorders), an art print, Pipsticks stickers, and a bookplate. (Ends 4/5)
Pre-order FLOAT PLAN by Trish Doller from MacIntosh Books to receive a 4-pack of stickers with your book. (Ends 3/1)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January or February 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the December or January Monthly (& Year-End) Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win ANY BOOK YOU WANT in my blogoversary giveaway!
- Jessica over at a GREAT read is also celebrating her blogoversary, and she’s giving away two gift cards for books!
- Head over to The Mixed-Up Files for a chance to win RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE
- Head over to The Caffeinated Reader for a chance to win What Big Teeth
- Enter Penguin’s #AmplifyBlackStories Sweepstakes
- And Macmillan’s Black Celebration YA Collection Sweepstakes
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win A copy of THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST JOURNAL and THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST and a collection of stickers and pencils.
- 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 REBEL DAUGHTER 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, 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 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!