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):
- Gardening. I got my bulbs for the front yard in the mail and spent yesterday planting them. I don’t have much of a green thumb, so I really hope they thrive.
- What I Read:
- I finished listening to Three Dark Crowns and then jumped right into One Dark Throne.
- I finished reading Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Loved it (especially once I got into it – I made the mistake of putting it down to often at the beginning).
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We’re still working our way through season 10.
- The Circle. Of course we watched all the available episodes this week. Can’t wait to find out how the season ends!
- Schitt’s Creek. I’m on season 4 of this show now!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- April 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway
- Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter: Review & Lynn’s Top Ten Addictions – You should really check this post out if you enjoy YA romance. Lynn’s Top Ten Addictions give a great example of her writing style (which is so fun!)
- May 2021 Discussion Challenge 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.)
- 5/3 – Carmela @ TeachingAuthors‘ Birthday
- 5/3 – Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits‘ Birthday
- 5/4 – Grace with Books‘ Blogoversary
I received Glow by Ruth Forman, illustrated by Geneva Bowers from Simon & Schuster. Thanks, S&S! Watch for a feature of the book on Juneteenth!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- Jen @ Jen Ryland Reviews tells us about email subscription options now that Feedburner is going away.
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 DOG SQUAD by Chris Grabenstein to receive an autographed bookplate, a limited edition souvenir bookmark, and a cool Dog Squad “laptop” sticker. (US/CAN)(Ends 5/11)
Pre-order WE ARE INEVITABLE by Gayle Forman to receive an exclusive pouch! (US only)(Ends 5/31)
Pre-order YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY by Eric Smith OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, a sticker packet and a pinball machine pin. Pre-orders from Harriet’s Bookshop will also be signed/personalized. (Ends 11/1)
Pre-order HAYLEY AND COMET by Deborah Marcero from Red Balloon Books to receive a signed copy with a doodle! (Ends 6/22)
Pre-order SISTERS OF THE SNAKE by Sasha and Sarena Nanua OR request it from your local library to receive a digital annotation of the first four chapters. Pre-orders will also receive a double-sided bookmark, a snake postcard print, and a signed bookplate (for hardcover or paperback versions only). Plus you’ll be entered to win a giveaway. (INT)(Ends 6/21)
Pre-order FUZZ by Mary Roach from any participating Independent bookstore to receive a signed book plus a limited edition patch. (INT)(Ends 8/1)
Pre-order GEARBREAKERS by Zoe Hana Mikuta to receive an 8-bit bookmark of Eris’s crew, a Jenny print, an Eris+Sona print, 3-5 temporary gear tattoos, and a signed bookplate. (INT)(Ends 6/28)
Pre-order THE POISON HEART by Kalynn Bayron to receive an enamel pin. (US–not PR, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, NZ)(Ends 6/28)
Pre-order THE LADY OR THE LION by Aamna Qureshi to receive an art print, a bookmark, and a signed clear sticker! Pre-orders from the CamCat Books website will get an extra piece of artwork. (INT)(Ends 6/21)
Pre-order SPEAK FOR YOURSELF by Lana Wood Johnson OR request it from your local library to receive a sticker pack, bookplate, and a note from the author! Signed/personalized pre-orders are available through Red Balloon Bookstore. Educators and more can get batches of swag! (INT)(Ends 5/31)
Pre-order SAINT IVY by Laurie Morrison OR request it from your local library to receive a vinyl sticker, a bookplate, and a bookmark. Pre-orders from Childrens Book World will be signed/personalized. (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order THE SHIP OF STOLEN WORDS by Fran Wilde to receive a signed/personalized bookplate, bookmark and sticker. Signed/personalized pre-orders are available through Doylestown Bookshop. (Ends 5/31)
Pre-order GIVE THIS BOOK A COVER by Jarrett Lerner for a chance to win a FREE 30-minute visit with the author! Pre-order from an indie bookstore to be entered twice. (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order or purchase BLACKOUT and create a video to be entered to win a book-themed prize pack and access to an exclusive virtual meet & greet with the authors——Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk , and Nicola Yoon! Ten lucky winners will be selected! (US only)(Ends 6/30)
Pre-order LET’S TALK ABOUT HARD THINGS by Anna Sale to receive a bookplate signed by Anna Sale, a Let’s Talk About Hard Things Notepad, a QR code for a special message from Anna Sale and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! (Ends 5/3)
Pre-order THE CIRCLES ALL AROUND US by Brad Montague, illustrated by Kristi Montague to receive an exclusive enamel pin and a video from the author. (Ends 5/17)
Pre-order PRETTY BOYS by David Yi, illustrated by Paul Tuller for the chance to win an exclusively designed AirPod set inspired by the art in the book. (US only)(Ends 6/21)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @tomesofourlives is giving away a book in honor of #LesbianVisibilityDay (ends 5/3)
- @BGartnerWriting is giving away THE LAST SHADOW WARRIOR (ends 5/4)
- @ldlapinski is giving away two preorders of STRANGEWORLDS TRAVEL AGENCY (ends 5/8)
- @BreakevenBooks is giving away a Totally Normal ARC prize pack (ends 5/9)
- @novelmindkidlit is giving away a copy of THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the April or May 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the April Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also win ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD!
- Head over to Waves of Fiction for a chance to win a Box of 16 Young Adult Books!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Freaky, Funky Fish; The Vanishing Lake; Rea and the Blood of the Nectar; and DAUGHTER OF SPARTA.
- Head over to ShootingStarsMag for a chance to win an Alice in Wonderland book-shaped pillow or a $215 Gift Card of Your Choice
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win Hudson and Tallulah Take Sides, Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey, 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, and Billy Miller Makes a Wish and The Year of Billy Miller.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win WILLA OF DARK HOLLOW, INTO DARKNESS, IT DOESN’T TAKE A GENIUS, and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Lots of blogs participating in the May 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to The Book View for a chance to win 10 TRUTHS AND A DARE
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A Year of Reading!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!