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):
- Vacation! I got home from my vacation to the Ozarks last Sunday. We had a fantastic time floating down the rivers and hiking. It was great to go on a vacation again!
- Back-to-school for the kids. My younger two started school this week. It’s Danielle’s senior year and Noah’s junior year. Jade goes back to Illinois Tech next week. Here’s hoping this school year can be a lot more normal (besides wearing masks, which isn’t a huge hardship).
- Writing: I haven’t gotten much done because of vacation and back-to-school stuff, but I got back to it on Friday, and I’ve promised myself I’m getting back to it for real starting this week.
- What I Read:
- I finished reading Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia and then read This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey.
- I finished listening to The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi and then listened to History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and started listening to Archenemies by Marissa Meyer.
- TV We Watched:
- The final season of Supernatural. We’re now 10 episodes in to season 15. It’s hard to believe we’re almost done with this whole series!
- I finished America’s Next Top Model (kind of). I finished all the seasons that are on Hulu. I know there were a few seasons after the show switched from the CW to VH1, but those aren’t on Hulu, and I may or may not try to figure out if I can watch them at some point.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares by Tehlor Kay Mejia: Review & Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of XOXO, The House in the Cerulean Sea, Greta’s Story, and The Beast Player
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.
First, this past week’s special days (since I was on vacation and missed a Sunday Post):
- August 8th – Chana @ Paper Procrastinators‘ Birthday
- August 9th – Lisa Loves Literature‘s Blogoversary
- August 11th – Star-Crossed Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
- August 13th – Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Blogoversary
- August 13th – Maureen @ Maureen’s Books Birthday
Now on to this coming week:
- August 16th – Read All the Things‘ Blogoversary
While I was on vacation, a few books showed up for review! First off, I got What’s Inside a Flower, and the new board book versions of Women in Science and Women in Sports, all by Rachel Ignotofsky. Thanks, Rockstar Book Tours and Crown Books for Young Readers!
And then I also received Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Eric Rohmann. Thank you, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:
- AJ @ Read All the Things shares hilariously Weird Things Visitors Say In State Parks
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 ALL OF US VILLAINS by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman to receive an enamel pin! (US/CAN) (Ends 11/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LITTLE THIEVES by Margaret Owen to receive a set of illustrations by the author! (US/CAN) (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WOLF’S CURSE by Jessica Vitalis OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a postcard, a sticker and a signed bookplate. You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize! Pre-orders from Talking Leaves Books and Words Worth Books will be signed! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE HOLLOW HEART by Marie Rutkoski to receive a laptop sticker! (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order COURT by Tracy Wolff to receive a custom-designed lockscreen for your phone featuring all your favorite characters! Plus you’ll be entered to win multiple giveaways. Orders from Book People will be signed/personalized. (US only) (Ends 11/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ACTUAL STAR by Monica Byrne from Golden Fig Books, Letters Bookshop, or Regulator Bookshop to receive a signed copy. (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ONLY IF YOU DARE by Josh Allen to receive a glow-in-the-dark pin badge, a signed color art print, a signed bookplate, bookmark, glow-in-the-dark stickers, and temporary skull tattoos! (First 100) (US/UK) (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WELL MATCHED by Jen DeLuca from Mostly Books to receive a signed/personalized copy, an art print, and Three Willow Creek and Well Matched themed stickers. (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HEROES by Jen Calonita from a participating indie to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, trading cards, a button, a folder and a sticker. Orders from The Book People will also receive a link to an exclusive short story. (Ends 10/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WHITE SMOKE by Tiffany D. Jackson to receive an exclusive keychain! (US only) (Ends 9/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order EVERY WORD YOU NEVER SAID by Jordon Greene OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, two character stickers, a character print, and a bookmark. (INT) (Ends 4/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GAS MAN by Colin Black from Eason to be entered to win a €100 Imbibe Coffee Roasters voucher! (Ends 9/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DARK AND SHALLOW LIES by Ginny Myers Sain to receive an exclusive map! (Ends 9/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw to receive a phone grip! (US/CAN) (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ALL THESE BODIES by Kendare Blake from Ballast Book Co. to receive a signed, personalized (or doodled!) copy. (Ends 9/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LUMINOUS by Mara Rutherford to receive a signed bookplate, full-color map (US/CAN only), & art print! Plus, the author will donate a dollar for every preorder to Mental Health America. (INT) (Ends 10/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE KINGDOM OF THE CURSED by Kerri Maniscalco to receive an art print, enamel pin and signed bookplate! (US only) (Ends 10/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order OUR VIOLENT ENDS by Chloe Gong from Astoria Bookshop to receive a signed/personalized copy. (Ends 11/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- 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 Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile. You can also win a $25 Amazon gift card. She’s also celebrating her blogoversary with a giveaway of one of her favorite books from this past year!
- Head over to The Book Bag for a chance to win Mexican Gothic OR Sisterhood Everlasting
- Maureen @ Maureen’s Books is giving away A $20 Amazon GC in honor of her birthday!
- And Shalea @ Shut Up Shalea is celebrating her birthday by giving away books and scented candles!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win a picture book critique, and a picture book dummy critique, The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup, Where It All Lands, andOriginal Cat, Copy.
- Lots of blogs participating in the Apple a Day Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win A Dragonbird in the Fern, Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing and a Sera Rivers Query Critique.
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win THE SISTERS OF RECKONING, and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to iRead Book Tours for a chance to win THE RED FENCE and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page for lots of giveaways!
- Lots of blogs participating in the August 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A $100 Thriftbooks 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!