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):
- Writing: Same update as last week: Working away, since I promised myself I’ll get it to my critique partners by the beginning of October! (AKA next week)
- Serving at Church. I sang with our worship team both last week and this week (and next week, I think), and this week I actually led a song, which was both exciting and nerve-wracking. So, I had to do a bit of practicing this week. 🙂
- What I Read:
- I finished reading Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai and then read How to Find What You’re Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani.
- I finished listening to Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells and started listening to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
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.
I totally forgot to update this section last week! (I think it’s the first time I’ve ever done that!) So I’m including last week’s special days and this week’s.
- 9/29 – Eva @ All Books Considered‘s Birthday
- 9/29 – Jen Ryland Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- 9/29 – Words And Peace‘s Blogoversary
- 10/1 – Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Birthday
- 10/1 – Sarah @ Sarah Withers Blogs‘ Birthday
- 10/2 – Rain City Librarian‘s Blogoversary
I signed up for the blog tour for Rick Riordan’s latest, Daughter of the Deep. My son LOVES Riordan, so he was extremely excited to see this book when it arrived. Thanks, Rock Star Book Tours and Disney-Hyperion for the review copy!
I recently got approved for a few more reads on NetGalley. First off, I got Cupcake by Cookie O’Gorman, cover illustration by Elizabeth Turner-Stokes. Lots of bloggers I know loved O’Gorman’s last book, so I thought I’d give this one a try. Next up is Little Thieves by Margaret Owen. The amazing cover was illustrated by M.S. Corley. And finally, I received The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner. Couldn’t find the cover artist for that one, so if you know if, let me know.
Thanks to Entangled, Macmillan and Jolly Fish for the review copies!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I didn’t make note of any this week. Sorry!
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:
Pre-order WICKED BEAUTY by Katee Robert from Inklings Bookshop to receive exclusive art! (INT) (Ends 6/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE TROUBLED GIRLS OF DRAGOMIR ACADEMY by Anne Ursu from Red Balloon Bookshop or Wild Rumpus to receive a signed/personalized copy. (Ends 10/11) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BATTLE OF THE BUTTS by Jocelyn Rish, illustrated by David Creighton-Pester from Itinerant Literate Books to receive a copy signed by the author and stickers (and possibly other swag). (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SISTERS OF NIGHT AND FOG by Erika Robuck from Bethany Beach Books to receive a signed copy. (Ends 2/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GILDED by Marissa Meyer to receive a metal bookmark along with two other surprises. (US/CAN) (Phase 1 ends 9/27, Phase 2 ends 10/18, Phase 3 ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE NIGHT RIDE by J. Anderson Coats from Brick & Mortar Books to receive a horse charm and a sheet of stickers! Or request the book from your local library to be entered to win the swag! (US only – Giveaway is INT) (Ends 10/16) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BAD GIRLS NEVER SAY DIE by Jennifer Mathieu to receive a pair of branded sunglasses. (US only) (Ends 10/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order REST EASY by Warona Jolomba to receive a set of 2 character cards! (US/CAN) (Ends 10/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @UtopiaMind is giving away a Spring 2022 YA Preorder!
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated books for October!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the September 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the August Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to a GREAT read for a chance to win Defy the Night!
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page to win A WOLF’S CURSE and more!
- Win a stack of reads for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month!
- Dedra @ A Book Wanderer is celebrating her 2nd blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Waves of Fiction is giving away 16 Young Adult Books!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Jade Fire Gold, Monster Problems and Super Problems, and OH LOOK, A CAKE.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win the September to Remember Giveaway Hop, a Nicole Eisenbraun Query Critique, a Chole Seager Query Critique and You & Me at the End of the World, and a Crystal Orazu Query Critique.
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win MERMAID TEARS, and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win GHOST HUNTERS and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Lots of blogs participating in the September 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A Year of Audiobooks!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
Yeah for leading praise worship songs. How wonderful! I am excited about Cupcake. I think it will be super cute like all O’Gorman’s books are. The Art of Running Away looks great too.
Thanks for the shout out! My blog will turn 11 this year. Neat someone elase started a blog on the same day!
Congrats on being a Cybil judge. Awesome you’re part of the Rick Riordan blog tour. Thanks for including my giveaways.
You have a busy time ahead. Good luck on finishing up in September!
Good luck on finishing your WIP!
I sang with the choir in my high school. It was fun. Lots of books and singing. Sounds like a good week.
Here’s hoping you enjoy Cupcake so much! I’ve read every single one of her books and loved them all! I’m looking forward to jumping into that story hopefully this weekend, yay!
I think you’re the one who put O’Gorman on my radar first!