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):
- Blogging. I’m back! Look at me, I actually blogged and visited blogs this week. I spent most of my blog-hopping time reading and commenting on the discussions linked up to the challenge (um, I realized there are still some from August I haven’t gotten to!). But I should be able to do even more visiting this week!
- Family pictures. I think we’ll finally be getting our family pics this afternoon. Weather kept us from getting them last week. I have zero family pictures that I can hang on my walls without making my oldest miserable (she is not fond of pictures of her before her transition), so I’m excited to finally have some nice ones!
- What I Read:
- I read Ice! Poems About Polar Life and Hello, Earth!: Poems to Our Planet, both of which are nominated for Cybils in the category I’m judging. I’ll be writing bite-sized reviews of all the Cybils books, so watch for those!
- I also started reading Rewritten by Tara Gilboy and Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee (don’t ask me why I started reading both at once – one’s digital and one’s physical, but it’s still silly, I know).
- I finished listening to The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins and started listening to Tristan Strong Destroys the World by Kwame Mbalia.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- September 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
- Bite-Sized Reviews of The Woods Are Always Watching, Pie in the Sky, Shatter the Sky, and How to Find What You’re Not Looking For
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.
- 10/18 – Michelle @ Book Briefs‘ Birthday
- 10/22 – Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature‘s Birthday
- 10/22 – Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra‘s Birthday
I got approved for In Every Generation by Kendare Blake. Combining my love of Blake with my love of Buffy pretty much feels like a recipe for the perfect book! I also got approved for Feather and Flame by Livia Blackburne. I really enjoyed Blackburne’s Rosemarked Duology, and I tend to love Disney retellings, so I’m excited for this one! Finally, just yesterday I was approved for Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen. Thanks to the publishers for these awesome books!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books tells us how she uses Notion for blogging.
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books asks if she’s too late to comment. (I commented on this post three weeks late, so I’m going with no.)
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators gives us A User Guide to NetGalley
- Louis @ Monstrumology tells us about her fanfiction
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 THE BALLAD OF DINAH CALDWELL by Kate Brauning to receive a Halloween short story, “Godzilla Girls.” (Ends 10/29?) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WHEN WE WERE THEM by Laura Taylor Namey from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a signed/personalized copy, stickers and a bookmark! (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THERE ARE TRANS PEOPLE HERE by H. Melt from a participating indie to receive a READ TRANS POETS print! (Ends 11/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HEARTLESS PRINCE by Angela De Vito and Leigh Dragoon to receive a signed bookplate, a print, and a bookmark! (US only) (Ends 11/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- 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.
- Head over to a GREAT read and enter Jessica’s Creeptastic Giveaway! (Which includes a copy of White Smoke.)
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win BRIARHEART and more!
- Enter to win a collection of Simon Teen’s new fall books
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight is celebrating her 8th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page to win A WOLF’S CURSE and more!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win this week’s giveaways!
- 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 this week’s giveaways!
- 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!