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):
- Sick kiddo (and pup). So, last week Danielle was sick, but she was seeming better by Sunday … until her ear started to hurt that night. Yep, she had an ear infection to go along with her cold and her pink eye. Poor kid! She had to miss one more swim practice Monday morning, but then she was able to go back after school. It’s really thrown a wrench into the end of her final swim season, though. And then Digit got neutered, so I had to keep an extra eye on him this week.
- Danielle’s final high school swim meet. Danielle swam in her very last high school meet yesterday, their Conference meet. It was very exciting—their team won after the coach strategically changed their relay teams around for the final race. They sacrificed getting a first place relay for getting both second and third, which won them the meet. We were worried Danielle wasn’t going to get best times because she still hasn’t completely recovered from her cold (and hasn’t built her strength back up after missing a week of practices), but she did manage a PR in a couple of her races and was only off the other one by a tenth of a second. And since she was part of one of the relay teams that won them the meet (and got her best time in that race), it was a fitting end to her high school swim journey!
- Writing. I’m considering jumping into NaNoWriMo, but not starting with a new project. We’ll see…
- What I Read:
- I read The Lost Language by Claudia Mills, Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan, Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne, and Me (Moth) by Amber McBride.
- I continued listening to The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by Garrett M. Graff.
- What I Watched:
- I watched the first two episodes of Squid Game. It’s pretty intense, but I’m definitely intrigued and will keep watching.
- I’ve also continued watching The Amazing Race. Still watching this.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- The Lost Language by Claudia Mills: Review & Giveaway
- Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan: Review & Giveaway
- October 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & 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.
- 10/31 – Dora Reads‘ Blogoversary
- Nov – Books of My Heart‘s Blogoversary
- 11/1 – All Books Considered‘s Blogoversary
- 11/2 – Bookwyrming Thoughts‘ Blogoversary
- 11/3 – Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink‘s Birthday
None This Week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books asks BUT IS IT HISTORICAL?
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 MONARCHS by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige to receive a set of butterfly clips! (US only) (Ends 1/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH by Sarah J. Maas to receive an exclusive art print, based on the cover art! (US/CAN/UK/ROI/IND/AUS/NZ) (Ends 2/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO RAKES by Eva Leigh from a participating indie to receive a signed/personalized copy and an exclusive art print. (Ends 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DREAMS LIE BENEATH by Rebecca Ross or request it from your local library to receive a digital packet full of exclusive goodies. Pre-orders will also receive comic art strip of Clem and Phelan. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a giveaway. (Ends 11/1) 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 and a copy of Tristan Strong Keeps Punching.
- Lots of blogs participating in the CHEEKY PUMPKINS GIVEAWAY HOP!
- Head over to bibliosini for a chance to win Jadie in Five Dimensions
- Enter to win a very scary stack of wicked reads!
- Enter to win a Sci-Fi/Fantasy prize pack
- 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 The Quest for the Luminae and more!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Branches of Hope: The 9/11 Survivor Tree, Monster Problems and Super Problems, Mightier than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing, and Dancing in Thata’s Footsteps.
- 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 Cheeky Pumpkin Giveaway Hop
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win House of Glass Hearts and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win 6 Explorer Academy hardcovers, BLUE, THE BEAR HOUSE, 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!