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):
- College Visit. We went with Danielle to visit Ball State University. She really liked it, which means we haven’t gotten any closer to deciding where she’s going to go. 🙂
- What I Read
- I continued reading Inkling by Kenneth Oppel and also started reading The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner.
- I started listening to Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer.
- What I Watched:
- Danielle and I are now watching season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- I started watching season 31 of The Amazing Race.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
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.
- 1/31 – MY blogoversary!!
- February – Emily The Book Nerd‘s Blogoversary
- 2/4 – Joy @ Joyous Reads‘ Birthday
This isn’t a book, but I thought I’d share this sweet gift from my AMM mentee, Anne Rellihan. Kansas City is central to her plot, so she sent me this lovely candle and ornament to commemorate her MC’s personal journey. Thank you, Anne!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Pages Unbound Reviews is hosting the 2022 “SUPPORT BOOK BLOGGERS” 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 these pre-order campaigns that I just added to the list this week:
Pre-order SHE GETS THE GIRL by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick to receive an art print and signed bookplate. (Ends 4/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RECLAIM THE STARS by various authors to receive an exclusive sticker sheet featuring illustrations from the cover! (US/CAN) (Ends 2/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE by Ashley Herring Blake to receive a signed and personalized copy of the book, along with exclusive swag. (INT) (Ends 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SAVVY SHELDON FEELS GOOD AS HELL by Taj McCoy to receive a signed bookplate, character stickers, a recipe card featuring commissioned art, and a thank you card with a special note from the author. (Ends 3/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DAUNTLESS by Elisa A. Bonnin OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate and a double-sided bookmark. 100 random winners will also receive an enamel pin! (INT) (Ends 7/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order QUEEN OF THE TILES by Hanna Alkaf from a participating indie to receive a signed bookplate and an enamel pin! (Malaysia only–for now) (Ends 4/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH THE SEA by Axie Oh to receive an art card & a sticker (signed w/ stamp)! Preorders from The Writer’s Block will also receive a signed/personalized copy. (US only for now – may change in Feb) (Ends 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order I AM GOLDEN by Eva Chen, illustrated by Sophie Diao to receive a magnetic frame! (US only) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE STOLEN SLIPPERS by Melissa de la Cruz to receive mobile phone backgrounds and a digital bonus scene. Plus, you’ll be entered to be selected to attend a virtual meet and greet with author Melissa de la Cruz! (US only) (Ends 1/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CROCS by Randy Wayne White to receive a sticker and signed bookplate. You’ll also be entered to win a phone call with the author! (US only) (Ends 2/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by John Scalzi to receive a free laptop decal and a special adoption letter for your sponsored kaiju. (US/CAN) (Ends 3/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ONCE UPON A K-PROM by Kat Cho to receive two randomly chosen character cards. Preorders from Books of Wonder will receive ALL 5 character cards! (INT–from BoW) (Ends 5/16) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ONE TRUE ME AND YOU by Remi K. England OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate and a double-sided glossy bookmark. US preorders will also receive two buttons: one of the cover and one of the pin Kay wears on the cover! (INT) (Ends 2/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOMICIDE AND HALO-HALO by Mia P. Manansala to receive a special digital art print, a signed bookplate, and a bookmark. (US only) (Ends 2/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the January Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win IN EVERY GENERATION by Kendare Blake and TIGER HONOR by Yoon Ha Lee!
- Enter to win a stack of Penguin Teen’s picks from January!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win A Comb of Wishes, Only a Monster, and Hat Cat.
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win the Winter Wishes Giveaway Hop and The Unforgettable Logan Foster
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win HIDE & GO BEAK, THE TEMPERATURE OF ME AND YOU, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win KELCIE MURPHY AND THE ACADEMY FOR THE UNBREAKABLE ARTS and more!
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win SHATTERED MIDNIGHT.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- 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!
Happy Blogoversary 🎈
Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more. My daughter made her college selection at practically the last moment. We even visited SU twice. It’s a big decision, but the kid ended up really happy with her choice. Good luck to Danielle! I hope she finds the perfect place for her
Yeah, Danielle keeps wondering how she can possibly pick a college by just visiting each of them for part of one day. It’s a big decision!
Happy blogiversary! I went to 4 different colleges and liked them all. I probably could have finished college faster if I’d stuck to one school, but I always picked the cheapest one that taught what I wanted to know.
Glad you ended up loving all the places you went, though.
Ahh happy blogoversary, how exciting!! I’m so glad Danielle’s enjoying her college visits and I hope she’ll find the perfect place for her! 🙂
Happy almost Blogoversary! Also, season 3 of Buffy is one of my favorites.
Those college visits have to be interesting these days. My daughter is going to have to decide on a major over the next year. Happy Blogoversary! You bring some great memes to the community.
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Oooh I’m excited to hear your thoughts on Instant Karma! It was one of my favorite book I read last year!
That’s a great gift. I love candles. Happy blogoversary.
Happy early Blogoversary!! That’s exciting! Glad to hear Danielle liked her first college visit! Oddly my picking a university wasn’t too hard. I think I had it narrowed down to 3 local universities that were smaller in size, so smaller classrooms. I was very happy with where I went as it was the definitely the best fit for me! Hope she’s able to make her own decision in the coming months!
Nice candle too! So thoughtful too! Hope you enjoy it!
Here’s my StS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
Cute bookish gifts!
And have fun with college hunting, lol
I’m dreading the whole college visit stuff. Sigh. At least I have a few more years!
Oooh, college visits! They’re exciting but also hard. Good luck!
Hey, love that gift, I’m from KC! Ooh, so you’re one season behind the current Amazing Race. I’m enjoying that one right now. And I love that you’re zooming right along with the BTVS seasons! Have a great week and enjoy college visits!
Happy Belated Blogoversary!! What a fab gift!
Thanks as always for all the preorder information, etc.
some new books to look out for