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):
My daughter Danielle headed off to a special ecology course at Yellowstone yesterday. It’s kind of a camp, but they’re doing things like tracking buffalo and observing wolves. Packing was very complicated because of the extreme weather variations there and the fact that everything was supposed to fit into one bag and a daypack (including a sleeping bag and sleeping pad). It felt like we spent all week getting shopping finalized and rearranging and reorganizing to get it all to fit!
- I switched over to MailerLite for my email subscriptions. If you were already subscribed via Feedburner, you don’t have to do anything to keep getting emails, but please let me know if you have any problems with the new service because you never know if there will be glitches with something new. (And if you got this post via email perfectly, that would be good to know too.)
- I got caught up with reading and commenting on discussions linked up to the Discussion Challenge!
- What I Read:
- I finished reading a MG manuscript from my critique partner Ari.
- I read Long Distance by Whitney Gardner and The Seventh Raven by David Elliott.
- I finished listening to The Last Fallen Star and then started listening to Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston.
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We finished season 12 and got about halfway through season 13 before Danielle left for her trip.
- America’s Next Top Model. I’ve now watched up to season 8. Why? I have no idea, but it’s the kind of show I can have on without really paying all that much attention, which I definitely like sometimes. (Every time my daughter Jade comes upstairs, though, something crazy is happening and she says, “Why on earth do you watch this show?!” I have no good answer. LOL!)
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Rea and the Blood of the Nectar by Payal Doshi: Review and Payal’s Top Ten Addictions
- The Joys of Verse Novels, Graphic Novels, and Other Very Quick Reads. Let’s Discuss!
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.)
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- Kate @ Your Tita Kate shares HOW TO INCLUDE YOUR BOOK BLOG IN YOUR RESUME
- Laura @ Daydreaming Dragons shares 6 Magic Systems She Loves
- Lory @ Entering the Enchanted Castle asks Is there an alternative to Goodreads?
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 THE RIVIERA HOUSE by Natasha Lester from a participating bookstore to receive a signed bookplate. The first 50 pre-orders from each store will also receive a tote bag! (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER by Tessa Bailey from Word Bookstore to receive a signed/ personalized copy. (INT)(Ends 7/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CAPTURE THE CROWN by Jennifer Estep from Malaprops Bookstore to receive exclusive preorder swag and a signed bookplate. (INT)(Ends 7/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE DATING DARE by Jayci Lee from Love’s Sweet Arrow to receive a bookplate & custom Weldon Brewery magnet. Signed copies available at Bel Canto Books and The Ripped Bodice. (Ends 8/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order JADE FIRE GOLD by June C.L. Tan to receive a double-sided cover illustration and exclusive author-designed map, a double-sided special art print, 3 double-sided shimmery character collector cards, a signed bookplate, and an exclusive PDF with deleted scenes & author notes. Pre-orders from participating indies will also receive an indie exclusive metal bookmark! (INT)(Ends 10/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order a physical copy of DEATH AND THE MERCHANT by C.H. Williams to receive a death coin. (Ends 7/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED by Michelle I. Mason from The Novel Neighbor to receive a signed copy, bookmark and 2 stickers! (Ends 8/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order YOU AND ME AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brianna Bourne OR request it from your local library to receive a temporary tattoo, a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and a link to an exclusive Spotify playlist. (Ends 8/10) (INT) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CUBA IN MY POCKET by Adrianna Cuevas to receive a signed bookplate, recipe card, bookmark, and sticker. Six entrants will receive a crocheted book sleeve. (Ends 9/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOPE SPRINGS by Jaime Berry OR request it from your local library to receive a sticker, bookmark, signed bookplate, and an enamel pin! (Ends 8/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A TOUCH OF RUCKUS by Ash Van Otterloo from Ballast Book Co. to receive a signed copy, a cover sticker, and original book-themed vinyl stickers. ALL pre-orders and library requests will be eligible for a giveaway. (Ends 9/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DAKOTA CRUMB: TINY TREASURE HUNTER by Jamie Michalak, illustrated by Kelly Murphy from Barrington Books to receive a signed copy, swag & chance to win a grand prize! (US only)(Ends 7/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CITY OF SHATTERED LIGHT by Claire Winn OR request it at your local library to receive a character art postcard, holographic sticker, bookmark, and signed bookplate! (Ends 10/18)(INT) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the exclusive edition of HEARTLESS by Gena Showalter to enter to be one of 50 pre-orders to receive a bookplate, bookmark and sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize (including an annotated copy of the book)! (INT)(Ends 6/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @Kaela_Rivera_ is giving away CECE RIOS and 3 other books! (ends 7/3)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the June 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the May Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win The Double Life of Danny Day!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Dad-O-Mite Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to A Court of Coffee and Books for a chance INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile. (I personally recommend List of Ten.) You can also win Other People’s Butterflies.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Isobel Adds it Up, and If UR Stabby.
- Enter Penguin’s Pride Month Sweepstakes
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page for lots of giveaways!
- Lots of blogs participating in the June 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A 1-year subscription to Audible
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!