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):
I don’t even know where the week went. I went to my daughter’s final track meet, had a Zoom meeting with her college counselor, we recorded a video for her voice lessons recital, and I also helped her study for her AP tests. So, I guess it was a lot of Danielle. LOL!
- Bernie’s Book Bank. My mom and I spent Thursday afternoon volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank. It’s the first time we’ve been back in a very long time, and it felt amazing to be back!
- Writing Update. I promised myself I would get my current draft to my critique partners, so it’s happening tomorrow, even if I don’t think the draft is perfect. (I don’t think it ever will be!)
- What I Read:
- Um, nothing? I mean, I continued a couple of the books I started, but I really didn’t make a lot of progress. Sigh.
- TV We Watched:
- America’s Next Top Model. Yeah, I watched way too much of this. This is a great show to have on in the background when other things are going on.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
I had another post started, but never managed to finish it. Ugh!
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.)
- 5/30 – Lauren @ ShootingStarsMag‘s Birthday
- June – kimberlyfaye reads‘ Blogoversary
- 6/1 – Literary Flits‘ Blogoversary
- 6/2 – (un)Conventional Bookworms‘ Blogoversary
- 6/3 – Pamela @ Reverie Society‘s Birthday
- 6/5 – Thoughts Stained With Ink‘s Blogoversary
I got approved for Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares from Rick Riordan Presents.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- Sorry, I didn’t make note of any this week!
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: (I’ll probably be adding more, but I want to get this post up, so…)
Pre-order ARROW by Samantha M. Clark OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookmark, a signed and personalized bookplate, a Be a Tree Hero sticker featuring the Guardian Tree, and Arrow’s plantable seed paper for wildflowers. PLUS a donation will be made to One Tree Planted to have a new tree planted for EVERY copy preordered. Preorder through BookPeople and you’ll be eligible to win a grand prize! (Ends 6/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A CHORUS RISES by Bethany C. Morrow to receive limited edition enamel pin! (US/CAN)(Ends 5/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WRONG MARQUESS by Vivienne Lorret to receive “A Pirates Love for Me,” a bonus short story featuring fan-favorite character, Aunt Lolly, from Lord Holt Takes a Bride! (US only)(Ends 6/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order XOXO or THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH THE SEA by Axie Oh from The Writer’s Block to receive a signed/personalized copy. (Ends 7/12 and 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE CRUELEST MERCY by Natalie Mae OR request it from your local library to receive 3 limited edition bookmarks, plus a signed bookplate! Pre-order from BookBar Denver to receive bookmarks and a signed/personalized copy. (INT through BookBar) (Ends 6/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WHAT WE DEVOUR by Linsey Miller from Book People to receive a signed copy, character art, and an enamel pin! (Ends 7/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE TAKING OF JAKE LIVINGSTON by Ryan Douglass to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (US only)(Ends 7/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WITH TEETH by Kristen Arnett OR post on social media for a chance to win a virtual cocktail hour with the author. You can also access a digital kit of goodies just by going to the site. (US only)(ends 5/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order REEL by Kennedy Ryan to receive a limited edition Reel bookmark (digital if INT) and a digital download of a song featured in the audiobook. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (INT)(Ends 6/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LEGEND OF AUNTIE PO by Shing Yin Khor to receive signed bookplates. (Ends 6/14?) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MANATEE’S BEST FRIEND by Sylvia Liu from Prince Books to receive an autographed copy and an adorable bookmark! (Ends 8/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE MAGICAL IMPERFECT by Chris Baron OR request it from your local library and the author will donate $1 to the National Eczema Foundation! You’ll also receive access to a short “Read Aloud/Poetry Exercise” video lesson with PDF lesson plan and worksheet created especially for middle-grade students. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a giveaway! (Ends 6/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE CHARIOT AT DUSK by Swati Teerdhala from Books of Wonder to receive a signed/personalized copy and an exclusive art print! Orders of the entire series will also get 2 character cards and a bookmark. (INT)(Ends 6/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the May 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the April Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also win Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Where is Bear? and A House for Mouse!, Halal Hot Dogs, The Little Spacecraft that Could: New Horizon’s Amazing Journey to Pluto and Arrokoth, and Mischief and Mayhem: Born to Be Bad
- Head over to The Heart of a Book Blogger for a chance to win Kiss and Repeat
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page for lots of giveaways including a Graphic Novel Book Club Giveaway!
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win a Maura Kye-Cassella Query Critique and The Last Shadow Warrior or a Michelle Hauck Query Critique.
- Lots of blogs participating in the Moms Rock Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win THE LAST SHADOW WARRIOR, Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber, Willa of Dark Hollow by Robert Beatty, The House of Always by Jenn Lyons, and more! (Check the sidebar.)
- Enter to win Penguin’s AAPI Heritage Month Sweepstakes
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Head over to BookHounds YA for a chance to win an Audiobook copy of The Silent Princess, SEDITION, THE LAST FALLEN STAR, 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 1-year subscription to Owlcrate!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!