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):
- Tons of yardwork. Lots of you know about how they cut down most of the trees in the preserve behind our house. Well, the area at the back of our yard has been too shady to really grow grass for years and it turned into a big weedy gully that basically blended into the preserve. So we decided to fill it in and we’re planting grass and then wildflowers in the corners. It was a TON of work. We first dug out a huge hill that had been created when they dug out a pool on the lot and used that as fill, then we got 9 cubic yards (two HUGE piles) of topsoil/compost/sand to spread over the top. We spent many hours digging/raking/shoveling.
- Vaccinations! If you saw my post last week, you know that those of us 18 and over in my family already got vaccinated. After having to reschedule three times (once due to a school conflict and twice because places had to cancel), we finally got an appointment for my two 16-year-olds and they got their first doses of the vaccine. Because Pfizer only has a 3 week wait period for the second dose, we’re all going to be fully vaccinated within a couple of days of each other. Yay!!
- What I Read:
- I listened to Mary Underwater by Shannon Doleski and then started listening to Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake so I can finally finish the series.
- I read Aru Shah and the City of Gold and posted my blog tour review (with a giveaway – check it out!).
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re still working our way through season 10. We’re at the awkward middle portion of the season where we always get a little bored. We absolutely loved the beginning of the season though (the episode with the musical production of Supernatural was pretty much the best thing ever written!).
- The Circle. My mom, my daughter Danielle, my son Noah, and I watched the next four episodes of this show, and we are all completely hooked! They added some twists this season that have made it even more addictive.
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.)
Thank you, publishers and authors, for these books!!
I received Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee from the publicist. I loved Dee’s other books, so I can’t wait to read this one!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- TODAY ONLY you can get free shipping at Bookshop.org! (That’s an affiliate link—feel free to check out my booklists!)
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 BETWEEN YOU, ME, AND THE HONEYBEES by Amelia Diane Coombs to receive double-sided character art, a potholographic honeybee sticker, and a signed “honeycomb” bookplate. The first fifty will also receive a quote magnet. (INT)(Ends 6/21)
Pre-order ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé to receive a signed bookplate a FOUR character art prints! (INT)(Ends 5/31)
Pre-order HOOKY by Míriam Bonastre Tur to receive exclusive digital content created by the author, an enamel pin of the character, Carlo (US only), and a signed bookplate from the author. (INT)(Ends 9/6)
Pre-order SOME GIRLS DO by Jennifer Dugan OR request it from your local library to receive an art print and bookmark! (INT)(Ends 5/25)
Pre-order THE WITCH KING by H.E. Edgmon to receive a signed, illustrated bookplate and a chance to win a custom TWK tarot deck! Request it from your local library for an extra chance to win the tarot deck. (INT)(Ends 5/31)
Pre-order ONE WEEK TO CLAIM IT ALL by Adriana Herrera from Word Up to receive a signed/personalized copy and a sticker sheet. (Ends 6/1)
(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. You can also win ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD!
- Head over to ShootingStarsMag for a chance to win a $215 Gift Card of Your Choice
- Lots of blogs participating in the RAIN DROPS ON ROSES GIVEAWAY HOP
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win The Half-Orphan’s Handbook
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win UNWRITTEN & swag
- 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.
- 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 Cow Says Meow, TOASTY, and Words Composed of Sea and Sky.
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win A set of the two books in the ’One Big Canvas’ and a $50 Amazon gift card to stock up on your art supplies!, Project Startup: Eat Bugs and a packet of cricket chips!, I Can Believe in Myself, A Goodnight Shadow, Billy Miller Makes a Wish and The Year of Billy Miller, Mesopo and a feather dip quill pen writing set, and an I Am the Shark Prize Pack.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win CURSES OF SCALE, IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS, 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!