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’m very late with my Sunday Post because we served on the worship team at church and then drove Danielle to camp. The rest of the week was also incredibly busy! Here’s what I was up to:
- A broken washing machine. Ugh! This was a horrid beginning to the week. We bought our washer 14 months ago, and it was not a cheapo model. It now won’t turn on at all. We’ve been told it’s the main computer, which will cost over $500 to fix. I’m going to call the manufacturer tomorrow and see if they’ll do anything for us since it’s only two months out of warranty. We shall see. In the meantime, I had to spend hours (and $50) at the laundromat. I am not a fan.
- College visit with Danielle. We went to visit Purdue University and did three different tours, one for admissions, one for the agriculture college, and a landscape architecture-specific tour. We really loved the school, and Danielle thinks it’s a definite possibility for her.
- Niece’s graduation party. This one speaks for itself. We traveled up to Wisconsin and had a nice visit with family.
- What I Read:
- I finished reading my AMM mentee’s latest draft of her MG manuscript (for the second time, this time giving her edit notes).
- I started reading All He Knew by Helen Frost.
- I finished listening to The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (loved it!) and started listening to The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi.
- TV We Watched:
- Supernatural. We started watching season 14. I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of this series.
- America’s Next Top Model. Yep, I’m still watching this. Season 13.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Last Fallen Star, Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm, Long Distance, and Heart of Iron
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.)
- 7/20 – Daydreaming Dragons‘ Blogoversary
- 7/22 – Lloyd @ The Book Sage‘s Birthday
- 7/23 – Kristin @ Merrily Kristin‘s Birthday
- 7/23 – Musings of a Bookish Kitty‘s Blogoversary
- 7/23 – Wendy @ Falconer’s Library‘s Birthday
- 7/24 – Dianthaa Dabbles‘ Blogoversary
None 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 THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON by Cecily Strong from Oblong Books to receive a signed copy. (Ends 8/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia to receive a specially designed postcard! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SLEWFOOT by Brom to receive a one-of-a-kind poster featuring original artwork from the book, signed by Brom! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GIRLY DRINKS by Mallory O’Meara to receive a koozie! (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BEFORE WE WERE BLUE by E.J. Schwartz to receive a bookmark and signed bookplate! (US only) (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THRONEBREAKERS by Rebecca Coffindaffer OR request it from your local library to receive an art print and a signed bookplate. Preorders from an indie bookstore will also receive a holographic Vagabond Quick sticker and an exclusive magnet featuring character names. Pre-orders from Raven Bookstore will also be signed/personalized. (INT)(Ends 10/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CHILDREN OF DEMETER by E.V. Knight from Raw Dog Screaming Press to receive a signed bookplate and custom blended “Summer of Love” tea. (Ends 8/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW by Stephen Graham Jones from One More Page Books to receive a signed bookplate and “Welcome to Proofrock” kit! (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART by Stephanie Garber to receive an exclusive alternative cover wrap! (US only) (Ends 9/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DEFY THE NIGHT by Brigid Kemmerer to receive an enamel pin! (US – not PR, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, NZ, and IND) (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(And, yes, I just pre-ordered those last two.)
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- I ran out of time to find any this week!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the July 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the June Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also win THE VERDIGRIS PAWN, along with a bookmark and sticker!
- The bloggers at Happy Indulgence are celebrating their blogoversary with a giveaway of one of their favorite reads from the past year!
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win Sidewinders, UNFORGOTTEN and more!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win The Struggle Bus, GHOST GIRL, and Birds of a Feather
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win FAKING REALITY, COLD HEARTED or KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER.
- Head over to iRead Book Tours for a chance to win THE ACCIDENTAL WORLD and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win An Occasionally Happy Family or an Analieze Cervantes Query Critique
- 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’s Giveaway Page for lots of giveaways!
- Lots of blogs participating in the July 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A $250 B&N gift card!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!