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):
Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate! My dad is coming over today for the first time in a very long time, so that will be really nice.
This week, I spent a whole lot of time planning our upcoming vacation to the Ozarks. We won’t be heading out till August—hopefully we’ll all be vaccinated by then. Then we spent the past two days installing our new invisible dog fence. We’ve just started the training, so we’re really hoping it works well for our dogs.
- What I Read:
- I finished listening to So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and started listening to The Burning Shadow by Jennifer Armentrout.
- I started reading Better Than the Movies because it just looked too cute (see my pic below).
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re still watching season 10.
- Married at First Sight. I finished season 10–these couples were definitely a mess!
- Dog Agility: Not only did we get to do some agility in the backyard this week, but we also headed back to class this week!
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.)
- 4/5 – Chapter Break‘s Blogoversary
- 4/5 – Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA‘s Birthday
- 4/8 – jessicasblog45‘s Blogoversary
- 4/10 – Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog‘s Birthday
Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter showed up on my doorstep from Simon & Schuster. Thank you!! This adorable movie scene cover is illustrated by Liz Casal.
I won a signed copy of Sing Me Forgotten from Kidlit 411! (Along with the beautiful bookmark.) The cover illustration was done by Allan Davey .
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- AJ @ Read All the Things amuses by telling us why she’s The Worst Book Cover Designer Ever
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 MADE IN KOREA by Sarah Suk OR request it from your local library and $1 will be donated to @LibertyinNK on your behalf. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order UNTOUCHED by Jayme Bean to receive a postcard from Amazonia Expeditions — written by one of the characters of Untouched — and a signed bookplate to match the interior title page. (US only)(Ends 5/16)
Pre-order THE GIRL WITH STARS IN HER EYES by Xio Axelrod from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed bookplate, a vinyl sticker set, and a bookmark. (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order THE PASSING PLAYBOOK by Isaac Fitzsimons to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a character card! (US only) Anyone can receive three DIGITAL FIFA cards for Spencer, Justice, and Macintosh. (INT, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY) (Ends 5/31)
Pre-order BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS by Ana Siqueira, illustrated by Geraldine Rodriguez to receive a first page or query critique from the author’s agent, Andrea Walker. (Ends 5/1)
Pre-order AN OCCASIONALLY HAPPY FAMILY by Cliff Burke from Kepler’s Books to receive a signed/personalized copy, sticker, and custom pin. (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order THE BONE CODE by Kathy Reichs to receive an exclusive video from the author answering reader questions. Pre-orders from select indies will also receive a signed bookplate and special pen. (US/CAN)(Ends 7/5)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the March or April 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the or March Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- 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 GILDED GIRL, THE HALF-ORPHAN’S HANDBOOK, and BLOOMERS ISLAND.
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win Mesopo and a feather dip quill pen writing set, a set of two True Stories of Animal Heroes books, an I Am the Shark Prize Pack, A Clever Springtime and Family Stories prize pack (5 books) and a Jane Austen-themed picnic basket of goodies.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win YOU WERE MADE FOR ME, WHAT BEAUTY THERE IS, 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 week 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!