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):
- Musical in Chicago! Last night we went to see a pre-Broadway musical called Paradise Square that takes place in Manhattan in an area where many Blacks and Irish refugees lived during the Civil War. The play culminates during the Draft Riots, when many Blacks in the area were killed. The play was very powerful, especially the performance by the lead, who blew us away in her final song. We managed to snag orchestra seats to the show for only $25 using the lottery!
- Madrigal concert. Today we’re attending Danielle’s big winter madrigal concert, which she’s been rehearsing for all semester.
- Writing. Making good headway on my revisions!
- What I Read:
- I read Jillian vs. Parasite Planet by Nicole Stace-Kornher. Then, for the Cybils, I read Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac, Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo, D-39: A Robodog’s Journey by Irene Latham, You Don’t Have to Be Everything edited by Diana Whitney, and Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane.
- I’m still listening to Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong.
- What I Watched:
- Still watching the All-Stars seasons of The Amazing Race.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Roxy, Cupcake, Jillian Vs. Parasite Planet, and The Only Plane in the Sky
- December 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway
- November 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up & Best of the Bunch
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.
- 12/7 – Hannah @ Dragons and Whimsy‘s Birthday
- 12/7 – Lola’s Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- 12/10 – Freda @ Freda’s Voice’s Birthday
- 12/10 – The Bibliofile Book Reviews‘ Blogoversary
- 12/11 – Lindsay @ Nighttime Reading Center‘s Birthday
For the Cybils:
I received two more books to read for the Cybils Awards: You Don’t Have to Be Everything edited by Diana Whitney and My Magic Wand by Pat Mora, illustrated by Amber Alvarez.
I had digital credits from Amazon for ordering things using no-rush shipping, so I used them to get Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Malka @ Paper Procrastinators shares Lessons Learnt After One Year As a Bookshop.org Affiliate
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 RIGHTEOUS by Renée Ahdieh to receive an exclusive pack of illustrated book overlays! (US only) (Ends 12/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE DREAM SPIES by Nicole Lesperance from Silver Unicorn Books to receive a signed copy, plus a sticker and a bookmark! (Ends 1/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ÚLTIMA PARADA (ONE LAST STOP) by Casey McQuiston to receive a poster and 4 magnets! (The details are written in Portuguese, so please read them for yourself in case I’ve made any mistakes!) (Brazil only?) (Ends 1/17?) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order COLD THE NIGHT, FAST THE WOLVES by Meg Long to receive a sterling silver wolf necklace, a signed ookplate, and a bookmark! (US/CAN) (Ends 1/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order NIGHTRENDER by Jodi Meadows to receive a custom pin! (First 100 only) (US only) (Ends 1/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FIRE BECOMES HER by Rosiee Thor to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, two stickers, an art print, and a bonus scene (or two) emailed to you upon publication. INT entrants will receive all digital versions of these items. (INT) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BLOOD SCION by Deborah Falaye to receive a ‘Humanity Always’ necklace! (INT) (Ends 1/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order AT THE END OF EVERYTHING by Marieke Nijkamp to receive three *gorgeous* quote cards and a signed bookplate! (INT) (Ends 1/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DIRTY PRODUCE by MariNaomi to receive a bundle of digital assets! (Ends 12/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THESE DEADLY GAMES by Diana Urban to receive a signed bookplate and bookmark and six character cards. Pre-orders from Trident or Blue Willow Bookshop will also receive an exclusive art print, and a lightning charm necklace. (INT) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @LzLwsn is giving away THE AGATHAS
- @jessicavitalis is giving away an Animal & Adventure gift basket!
- @girlinthelens is giving away an annotated copy of GIRLS OF FATE AND FURY.
- @franwritesstuff is giving away a SIGNED SPRAYED EDGE preorder of WILD AND WICKED THINGS
- @bdkennedybooks is giving away an ARC of A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the December 2021 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the November Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win Realm of the Banished, Shadow of Light, and more!
- Enter to win a Sci-Fi/Fantasy prize pack
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page to win The Friendly Bookshelf and more!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Not Little, Kindreds, Addie’s Sketchbook: Summer in Wellfleet, and Once Upon a Christmas.
- 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 Into the Lion’s Mouth, a Cortney Radocaj Query Critique & City of Shattered Light, the Winter Is Coming Giveaway Hop, and a Danielle Chiotti Query Critique.
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win Just River and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win YOU’LL BE THE DEATH OF ME, THE FOWL TWINS: GET WHAT THEY DESERVE, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Lots of blogs participating in the December 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A PERSONAL READING RETREAT!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
I’m glad your revisions are going well. Danielle is a busy, talented girl. I’d love a madrigal concert.
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
I loved Jay’s Gay Agenda. Just be patient with Jay. I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so much for mentioning my post!
Enjoy Danielle’s Madrigal concert tonight!
Have fun at your daughter’s concert today. Glad your revisions are going well. Thanks for mentioning my giveaways.
I hope the concert was a success! Have a great week!
Our Violent Ends is one I’ve been wanting to read for what feels like forever!
Fingers crossed that Danielle’s concert went wonderful! Wow, that’s amazing you were able to snag orchestra seats for that price, what a score! It sounds like it was very powerful experience.
Yeah, I’m definitely going to try to get tickets to other shows for the $25 lottery price – it was fantastic!
That musical sounds wonderful! There’s something about seeing on stage- I’m always amazed how moving that can be.
I agree – it was great to see a live show again!
I just got Jay’s Gay Agenda in a holiday swap and I cannot wait to read it.
How fun you won lottery tickets to see a show. I miss plays and musicals.
I hope you had a good week.
Paradise Square sounds like such an enlightening musical! It’s amazing how much I’ve learned about history and have found a greater respect for all peoples by watching musicals. I’m going to have to see Paradise Square one day!
I definitely recommend the musical!