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):
Happy New Year, everyone! Our NYE was low-key as usual, but we still had fun. We played games (I got Codeword and Mysterium for Christmas) and watched a movie.
- Writing. Due to a formatting change that I made that took a lot longer than expected, I didn’t quite meet my goal of finishing my manuscript by the end of the year, but I’m planning on working the rest of the day today, and hopefully I’ll finish.
- What I Read:
- I started reading Nightingale by Deva Fagan.
- I continued listening to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab.
- What I Watched:
- I watched Season 3 of The Circle with Danielle, Noah and my mom. Definite guilty pleasure TV.
- The whole family watched Level 16 on Netflix—a pretty standard dystopian, but not bad if you ignore some plotholes. And then we also watched the movie version of Dear Evan Hansen. I know this movie has gotten a lot of bad press, but I loved the musical and went into the movie primed to like it. And I did, for the most part, though I still liked the musical better.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- December 2021 Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up Link-Up & Giveaway
- Bite-Sized Reviews of Cybils Nominees: Red, White, and Whole; Muted; Dear Ugly Sisters; and Rez Dogs
- 2021 End of Year Book Survey (& Year in Graphs!)
- January 2022 Discussion Challenge 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.
- 1/3 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures‘ Blogoversary
- 1/3 – Heather @ The Frozen Library‘s Birthday
- 1/3 – Milky Way of Books‘ Blogoversary
I got a couple of books for review, but didn’t manage to take pictures yet, so I’ll list them next week.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I still didn’t read any discussions this week. When I’m done with my writing, that will be my first priority (along with end-of-year wrap-ups).
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 ANATOMY: A LOVE STORY by Dana Schwartz to receive two stickers and a signed bookplate!! (US/CAN) (Ends 1/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE by Emma Lord to receive a sticker sheet and signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 1/3) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WITCHLINGS by Claribel A. Ortega from a participating indie to receive an enamel pin! (Pre-orders from Split Rock Books will also receive a character card.) (Ends 4/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FLY by Brittany J. Thurman, illustrated by Anna Cunha from White Whale Bookstore to receive either a signed bookplates or signed copy, as well as an illustrated postcard! (Ends 1/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LULU AND MILAGRO’S SEARCH FOR CLARITY by Angela Velez OR request it from your local library to receive a double-sided bookmark and a sticker sheet! (US/PR) (Ends 2/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SECOND STAR TO THE LEFT by Megan Van Dyke OR request it from your local library to receive an excusive epilogue, a signed bookplate, an art print, and a bookmark! (INT) (Ends 2/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order UNSEEN MAGIC by Emily Lloyd-Jones from Gallery Bookshop to receive a signed and/or personalized copy and two exclusive stickers! (Ends 2/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A MAGIC STEEPED IN POISON by Judy I. Lin to receive an art print, food stickers, and a signed and stamped bookplate! (INT) (Ends 3/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GOLDEN BOYS by Phil Stamper to receive a pair of book-themed sunglasses! (US/CAN) (Ends 2/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE SPANISH LOVE DECEPTION by Elena Armas to receive a custom set of 4 stickers! You’ll also be entered to win an art print. (US only) (Ends 1/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LEAGUE OF LIARS by Astrid Scholte to receive a custom pack of character cards and a Four Dead Queens bonus chapter! (US only) (Ends 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE THIEF WHO SANG STORMS by Sophie Anderson to receive an art print & wooden decoration! (INT—not US/CAN/PH) (Ends 3/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE IRON SWORD by Julie Kagawa to receive character cards of Meghan and Ash. (US/CAN) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order I MUST BETRAY YOU by Ruta Sepetys to receive a deluxe journal! (US only) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR by Sophie Sullivan to receive a postcard, two bookmarks, and a signed bookplate. (ends 1/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- 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.
- Enter to win the Fierce Reads Winter 2022 Sneak Peek Sweepstakes
- Enter to win all of Wednesday Books’ 2021 releases!
- Head over to Book Briefs for a chance to win WIDER THAN THE SKY and more!
- Enter to win a Sci-Fi/Fantasy prize pack
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review’s Giveaway Page to win Boy Between Worlds and more!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win The Bone Spindle and Isabel and Her Colors Go To School.
- 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 New Year New You Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win Violets Are Blue and more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win TIGER HONOR, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Lots of blogs participating in the January 2021 Of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including A $250 B&N Gift Card!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!
The Circle. Is that associated with the book in any way? I have no idea about TV. I love board games. I wish I had people to play them with. Sounds like a perfect NYE to me.
There is an old show called The Circle that was related to a book, but this is a reality TV show on Netflix that’s supposed to reflect social media. It’s the epitome of guilty pleasure TV.
I loved Addie Larue but it is long. We need to play some games, we have many. Happy New Year!
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Yes, I’ve realized that it’s a long audiobook. I’m guessing it will take me quite a while to get through. (I used to listen to a lot more audiobooks when I drove more.)
Is this The Circle that’s based on L.J. Smith’s series? I remember CW having it some years ago but I never watched it since that wasn’t one of her series I got around to! Of course, you could be talking about an entirely different show here! Lol.
Glad you had a nice holiday! I hope you enjoy the books you received once you get to read them!
Here’s my StS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
No, this is a random Reality TV show on Netflix. But I actually did watch that other show back when it was on years ago, and I really liked it!
Happy New Year!!
Games are fun on the holidays. I discovered Sleeping Queens over Christmas (my daughters had it) and that was fun!
I’ll have to look up Level 16.
One of my favorite things about school breaks is the fact that we play so many family games!
Happy New Year.
My daughter talked me into watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I liked it. But I haven’t seen The Circle yet.
Oh, I watched the first season of Sabrina, but then just never kept up with it. One of these days I’ll have to watch the rest.
Happy New Year! Glad you had a nice evening. I’m going to be starting my Cybil’s book reads for the second round of voting!
Yay! I hope you love them!
Hope you finish your manuscript soon! Glad you liked Dear Evan Hansen. I want to see it too. Happy New Year! Natalie @ Literary Rambles
I just finish the draft I was working on yesterday and sent it off for one last critique read before it goes to my agent.
I have to get to The Nightingale soon! Is one of the screen adaptations I’m more excited about! Have a great writing, blogging and reading year Nicole!
I actually just saw that on your blog, but I’m pretty sure this is a different Nightingale. That does look good, though!
Oh hey! Your website looks different! I like it. Very clean. Hope you’re all well there! Happy New Year!!
Thanks! Yes, I like this cleaner look a lot better.
We love board games but I haven’t ever heard of Codeword and Mysterium before. I’m going to go check them out, thanks for the rec. 🙂
Definitely check them out! They’re both really fun games! Mysterium is a bit more complicated, but they’re both great!
haven’t seen Level 16