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):
- School’s out! The kids are done with school, so things are a lot less busy around here.
- Gardening (and a tick INVASION)! Still been working on gardening, but the ticks are out in full force right now. I can’t remember the last time I had a tick, but the other day, I found one attached to my neck! Then, later in the day, after gardening, I found another one attached to my leg. Meanwhile, my daughter Danielle went to a local forest preserve and called me in a panic because she had TONS of ticks on her. She didn’t even want to get into the car. I came to rescue her with my trusty tweezers and a change of clothes and found that she had five or six attached to her and then another probably 20 that I took off her clothes (and this was after she’d done her best to flick them off of her). Even when we got home, we still found more of them hiding in her shoes (luckily we found that before we brought them in). And then, later in the week, we found two other ticks in the house (one on me, but not attached, and another just randomly hanging out in the bathroom). UGH!!
- Writing Update. I succeeded in sending my manuscript off to my critique partners! I’m both excited and terrified.
- What I Read:
- I’ve been enjoying reading a MG manuscript from my critique partner Ari!
- I also finished reading Sunkissed and then moved on to read These Violent Delights, and two more of the Startup Squad books. I posted reviews for them all as well. When I saw that I only reviewed three books in May, I realized I needed to step it up!
- I’ve been continuing to listen to We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen.
- TV We Watched:
- America’s Next Top Model. Again, I watched way too much of this. This is a great show to have on in the background when other things are going on.
- Supernatural. We finally got back to watching season 11, and we’re definitely getting back into the show now. This has been a great season!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- June 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- May 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
- Bite-Sized Reviews of These Violent Delights, Sunkissed, Cemetery Boys, and The Startup Squad Series
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.)
- 6/12 – Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger‘s Birthday
None This Week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- RAnn @ This That and the Other Thing imparts some important info in her post about Libraries and E-books
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 MERCURY BOYS by Chandra Prasad to receive a handcrafted, fair trade elephant bookmark made of wood, tin, or both; a signed and personalized bookplate; and a bookmark. Also a portion of pre-order sales will be donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. (US Only)(Ends 8/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order VERY SINCERELY YOURS by Kerry Winfrey from The Book Loft to receive a signed copy. (Ends 6/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the exclusive edition of WHEN STARS COLLIDE by Susan Elizabeth Phillips from Barnes & Noble to receive a signed copy. (Ends 6/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LIKE A LOVE SONG by Gabriela Martins to receive digital content like exclusive art of the characters, a deleted scene, an interview with the main character, and more! (INT)(Ends 8/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE BONE GATE by Rory Michaelson to be entered to be one of fifty to receive goodies including a bookmark, a postcard, a button badge!, a hardcover journal, a notepad, and stickers! (INT) Pre-order from Queer Lit to receive a signed copy, a bookmark, and a holographic sticker! (UK & EU only). (Ends 8/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A LESSON IN VENGEANCE by Victoria Lee to have your name listed in a future Victoria Lee book. (Ends 8/3) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BFF OR NRF by Jessica Speer, illustrated by Elowyn Dickerson from Off the Beaten Path Bookstore for the chance to win a gift card and book club kit! (Ends 7/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SWORD STONE TABLE edited by Swapna Krishna and Jenn Northington to receive a shiny sticker! Pre-orders from Main Point Books will be signed/personalized by the two author/editors. (Ends 7/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DOWN WITH THIS SHIP by Katie Kingman to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark! (US only)(Ends 6/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WILD ONES by Nafiza Azad OR request it from your local library to receive a set of signed character cards. (INT)(Ends 8/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A DRAGONBIRD IN THE FERN by Laura Rueckert to receive a signed bookplate & a bookmark. (US only)(Ends 8/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US by Jessica Goodman to receive a custom set of hair ties! (US only)(Ends 7/26) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE STARS OF WHISTLING RIDGE by Cindy Baldwin OR request it from your local library to receive a digital download of “How the Star Sisters Came to Whistling Ridge.” US pre-orders will also receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark and a wish bracelet. (INT)(Ends 6/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SEDUCED BY MAGIC by multiple authors on Nook to receive a cookbook with recipes from the authors! (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DANCING IN THATHA’S FOOTSTEPS by Srividhya Venkat, illustrated by Kavita Ramchandran from Yali Books to receive a signed bookplate (by author & illustrator) PLUS a mini-poster of single-hand mudras for bharatanatyam! (Ends 6/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE VERDIGRIS PAWN by Alysa Wishingrad from Oblong Books to receive a signed copy with bookmark and sticker. (Ends 7/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @jm_steger is giving away three trans books! (ends 6/15)
- @shakirahwrites is giving away 1 book from THE JUMBIES series, a Pre-order of LOOKING FOR A JUMBIE, and an ARC of JOSEPHINE AGAINST THE SEA.
- 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.
- Lots of blogs participating in the BERRY GOOD GIVEAWAY HOP
- Enter Penguin’s Pride Month Sweepstakes
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Hello, Hanukkah!, THE SUMMER OF LOST LETTERS, Everywhere Blue, and How to Wear a Sari.
- 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 Janna Bonikowski Query Critique and Not Our Summer Giveaway, a Maura Kye-Cassella Query Critique and The Last Shadow Warrior or a Michelle Hauck Query Critique.
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win A Night Twice as Long, Instructions for Dancing, Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber, and more! (Check the sidebar.)
- 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 TAKING UP SPACE by Alyson Gerber, THE LUCKY LIST, and more! (Check their site’s sidebar.)
- Lots of blogs participating in the June 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- 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!