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):
You may have noticed I’ve been missing for a little while. I didn’t even put up a Sunday Post last week—I’ve only missed a few of those in the past several years! I was so close to finishing the latest draft of my book to send to critique partners, and I just needed to focus on that for the week. I decided not to touch the blog at all until I was done.
And, well, here I am, which means … I finished the draft! It’s been sent off to critique partners, which is quite a relief.
- What I Read:
- I read Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman.
- I’m still 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:
- September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway
- October 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman: Review & Giveaway
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 didn’t put up a Sunday Post last week. So I’m including last week’s special days and this week’s.
- 10/5 – Samantha @ We Live and Breathe Books‘ Birthday
- 10/8 – It Starts at Midnight‘s Blogoversary
- 10/12 – Annemieke @ A Dance with Books‘ Birthday
- 10/14 – Avalinah’s Books‘ Blogoversary
- 10/14 – Offbeat YA‘s Blogoversary
- 10/15 – Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books‘ Birthday
I signed up for the blog tour for Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia. Thanks, Rock Star Book Tours and Rick Riordan Presents for the review copy!
Since I’m judging the Poetry category for the Cybils Awards this year, I decided to buy myself a copy of Starfish by Lisa Fipps. I’ve been meaning to read this book for forever!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I’ve been terrible about reading discussions lately, but now that I’m finished with my draft, I should have time to read everything that’s been linked up to the Discussion Challenge.
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 A PSALM OF STORMS AND SILENCE by Roseanne A. Brown OR request it from your local library to receive a metal bookmark, a limited edition art print, and a signed bookplate! Pre-orders/orders from Loyalty Bookstores will also receive an exclusive Malik and Karina collar pin set! (INT) (Ends 11/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order UNDERWATER WILD by Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck and receive an exclusive print poster of a stunning photograph from the book! (US only) (Ends 11/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE FASTEST WAY TO FALL by Denise Williams from The Ripped Bodice to receive a signed/personalized copy, a sticker sheet, character art & a bookmark! (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order IF THIS GETS OUT by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich from East City Bookshop to receive a signed bookplate and four character cards! (Ends 12/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOWL OF THE WIND DRAGON by Tracey West, illustrated by Graham Howells for a chance to have a character named after you in a future book! (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order YEAR OF THE REAPER by Makiia Lucier OR request it from your local library to receive a digital copy of Chapter 1 (full of handwritten notes, behind-the-scenes book secrets, writing tips, and doodles!) Pre-orders from Quail Ridge Books will also receive a signed/personalized copy and an art print. (Ends 11/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson
Expected Publication: November 2nd 2021 by Forever
Pre-order HOW TO MARRY KEANU REEVES IN 90 DAYS by K.M. Jackson from a participating indie to receive a signed bookplate and exclusive Keanu postcards! (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE TRUTH ABOUT WHITE LIES by Olivia A. Cole from a participating Black-owned bookstore to receive an art print by an artist of color. Each month leading up to release, a different bookstore will be featured with a new art print. (Ends 3/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order JADE LEGACY by Fonda Lee to receive a 5″ x 7″ print of the Kaul family, a signed Library of Janloon bookplate, and a Green Bone warrior oath bookmark! (INT) (Ends 11/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the October 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the September Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win a copy of Frankie & Bug.
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight is celebrating her 8th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to Pop! Goes the Reader for a chance to win You’d Be Home Now
- 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!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win The Wolf’s Curse, THEY’RE SO FLAMBOYANT, The Existence of Bea Pearl, and Sassafras and the Teeny Tiny Tail.
- 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 Howloween Giveaway Hop and Lies My Memory Told Me.
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win The Charm Offensive and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win A BEAST SO BEAUTIFUL, SALT MAGIC, BRIARHEART, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Lots of blogs participating in the October 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A Year of Free Books!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!