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):
- Vaccinations! Our whole family was supposed to get our first COVID vaccination yesterday, but they called us day-of and told us that they only got Moderna, so our two 16-year-olds weren’t able to get theirs. My husband, my 18-year-old, and I still got ours, and I did find appointments for Wednesday at a place a little over a half-hour away, where my younger two can get Pfizer. Hopefully nothing goes wrong with that one.
- More college research. Yep, this is just ongoing. You can read about my daughter’s woes in last week’s Sunday Post, so I won’t bother going over them again, but I’ve still been working on trying to help her find possible schools (and now she has another possible interest—physical therapy—so we’re thinking she just might want to major in biology somewhere and give herself time to figure out where to go from there).
- What I Read:
- I finished listening to The Burning Shadow by Jennifer Armentrout.
- I read The Chance to Fly, Your Heart My Sky, and Turtle Under Ice. And I already reviewed all three. What sorcery is this?
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re still working our way through season 10.
- The Circle. I watched all the available episodes of season 2 in one sitting. I might have a problem. The next episodes will be available on the 21st, not that I memorized that date or anything.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Chance to Fly; You Should See Me In a Crown; Salty, Bitter, Sweet; The Memory Keeper; and The Stars of Whistling Ridge
- National Poetry Month Feature: Reviews of Your Heart My Sky & Turtle Under Ice
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.)
Thank you, publishers and authors, for these books!!
I received Turtle Under Ice and Your Heart My Sky from Simon & Schuster to feature during April since it’s National Poetry Month. I reviewed both of them yesterday, so check that post out!
I also received Nightingale from author Deva Fagan. Her last book, Rival Magic, won the 2020 MG spec Cybils Award and I loved it, so I’m excited to read this next book! Then, I also received Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson. I’ll be participating in the tour for this one in May, so keep an eye out for that!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books took us on vacation with her, her daughter, and her sloth in Sloth Goes Places – Arizona and Utah
- YALLWest is happening virtually from April 24th-26th (with some previews on the 23rd), so be sure to check it out!
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 EVERY BODY SHINES edited by Cassandra Newbould with various authors to receive a bookmark and sticker and enter to win a mask! (US only)(Ends 5/24)
Pre-order HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A FLOWER? by Shawn Harris from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed bookplate, an art print, and a branded seed packet. (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order AETHERBOUND by E.K. Johnston from Old Firehouse Books to receive a signed and personalized bookplate. (Ends 5/24)
Pre-order INDELIBLE ANN by Meghan P. Browne, illustrated by Carlynn Whitt from Book People to receive a copy that is signed and personalized by the author. (Ends 6/21)
Pre-order WE CAN’T KEEP MEETING LIKE THIS by Rachel Lynn Solomon from Third Place Books to receive a Quinn & Tarek art card and adorable bookplate! (Ends 6/7)
Pre-order THIS IS FOR TONIGHT by Jessica Patrick OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, an illustrated character card, and a vinyl sticker of one of the bands in the book. Pre-orders will also receive a signed bookplate (instead of having the bookmark signed) and a friendship bracelet! (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order THE SUMMER OF BROKEN RULES by K.L. Walther to receive a signed bookplate, a squirt gun, and 2 stickers. BONUS: the first ten entries will also receive a piece of Meredith’s Martha’s Vineyard beach! (US only)(Ends 5/3)
Pre-order DAUGHTER OF SPARTA by Claire M. Andrews from Barrister’s Book Shop to receive a signed and personalized copy! (Ends 6/7)
Pre-order THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN by Ava Reid to receive the full and stylized version of FOLKLORES & FABLE, a book that includes four original fairytales from TWATW, including one post-epilogue story. Preorders from Kepler’s will be signed and include a gorgeous 5×7 print of Évike and Gáspár. (INT)(Ends 6/15)
Pre-order FOR THE WOLF by Hannah F. Whitten to receive a gorgeous signed bookplate. (INT)(Ends 6/14)
Pre-order STEELSTRIKER by Marie Lu and your name will be printed in the back of the paperback edition of SKYHUNTER. By submitting your receipt you will automatically receive additional preorder gifts for STEELSTRIKER, to be announced later this summer! (US only)(Ends 5/12)
Pre-order FREAKY, FUNKY FISH by Debra Kempf Shumaker, illustrated by Claire Powell from Scrawl Books to receive a copy signed by the author. (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order KATE IN WAITING by Becky Albertalli OR request it from your local library to receive a personalized bookplate. (INT)(Ends 4/24)
Pre-order SLINGSHOT by Mercedes Helnwein to be entered to win 1 of 5 limited edition, signed and dated art prints. (US/CAN only)(Ends 4/26)
Pre-order THE BEAUTIFUL ONES by Silvia Moreno-Garcia to receive a specially designed postcard. (US/CAN only)(Ends 4/26)
Pre-order I SPEAK BOY by Jessica Brody to receive a DELUXE Save the Cat! Beat Sheet! (INT)(Ends 5/3)
Pre-order REALM BREAKER by Victoria Aveyard to receive an enamel pin! (US only)(Ends 5/3)
Pre-order A MASTER OF DJINN by P. Djèlí Clark to receive an enamel pin. (US/CAN only)(Ends 5/10)
Pre-order SON OF THE STORM by Suyi Davies Okungbowa OR request it from your local library to receive 3 character cards and a signed bookplate. (INT)(Ends 5/10)
Pre-order THE SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren from Vroman’s Bookstore to receive a signed/personalized copy and an art print. (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order PUMPKIN by Julie Murphy from Interabang Books to receive a signed/personalized copy and an enamel pin (first 100). (Ends 4/23)
Pre-order JAY’S GAY AGENDA by Jason June to receive a signed bookplate, a JGA pen, and a full-color Jay and Albert print. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway. (US) INT pre-orders will be entered to win a giveaway. (INT)(Ends 5/31)
Pre-order THE FIREBIRD SONG by Arnée Flores to receive a signed bookplate, sticker, and buttons! (US only)(Ends 5/17)
Pre-order THE WITNESS FOR THE DEAD by Katherine Addison to receive the digital short story “Lora Selezh.” (US/CAN)(Ends 6/22)
Pre-order THE EXCALIBUR CURSE by Kiersten White from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a signed/personalized copy with swag. (Ends 12/6)
Pre-order GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE by Yvette Clark from Books of Wonder to receive a signed/personalized copy. (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston from Books Are Magic to receive a signed/personalized copy. (US only)(Ends 5/28)
Pre-order DUSTBORN by Erin Bowman from Gibson’s Bookstore to receive a signed/personalized copy, a quote card, sticker, and bookmark. (Ends 4/19)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the April 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the or March Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Enter to win Macmillan Children’s Graphic Novels Galore Sweepstakes
- Tracy @ Cornerfolds is celebrating the blog’s 7th blogoversary by giving away one of her favorite recent reads!
- The Reinvented Reader is celebrating her brand new blog by giving 5 people a Kindle Book of Choice
- Enter for a chance to win all five paw-some books in the #1 bestselling Dog Diaries series.
- Quirk books is giving away THE WILD WORLD HANDBOOK: HABITATS
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win The Stars Beckoned, Jan Santos vs. the World, and Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes Calms My Jitters Down.
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win I Can Believe in Myself, A Goodnight Shadow, I Can Believe in Myself, Billy Miller Makes a Wish and The Year of Billy Miller, a Go the Distance Prize Pack, a set of the Greystone Secrets books, Mesopo and a feather dip quill pen writing set, a set of two True Stories of Animal Heroes books, and an I Am the Shark Prize Pack.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS, The Other Side of Magic, DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY TO DO YOUR BEST by John Cena, and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Lots of blogs participating in the April 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $100 TO SPEND ON COMICS!
- Read It Forward does a monthly giveaway. This month you can enter to win their Favorite April Books!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!