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):
- Blog Redesign. As you may have noticed, I’ve changed the blog design a little bit. I found out that my Tweak Me theme was extremely old and wasn’t really supported anymore, so I upgraded to Tweak Me V2. The theme is super modifiable, so I could have kept my old backgrounds, but I decided I liked this cleaner look. I used colors from the old design to make the change less jarring. There were lots of settings to configure so it took a bit of work, but I’m really happy with how it turned out (though I may be making some more little changes as time goes on). What do you think? Any suggestions?
- What I Read:
- I read a manuscript from a new critique partner!
- I finished reading Nightingale by Deva Fagan and then I started reading In Every Generation by Kendare Blake.
- I continued listening to The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab.
- What I Watched:
- I got Noah and Danielle to start watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Me! We’ve only watched a few episodes, but I’m all about the nostalgia, especially since I’ve been reading In Every Generation (which has many of the old favorite characters and captures their voices so well!)
- I watched the newest season of The Great British Baking Show. It’s always a fun watch!
- Noah’s been watching Stranger Things, so I’ve seen parts of season 1 with him (I’d already seen it years ago, but I never watched season 3).
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- DECEMBER 2021 MONTHLY WRAP-UP & BEST OF THE BUNCH
- CYBILS POETRY FINALISTS! AND BITE-SIZED REVIEWS OF EVERYWHERE BLUE, SNOW BIRDS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE EVERYTHING, AND CALL ME ATHENA
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.
- 1/15 – The Blacksheep Reader‘s Blogoversary
I received A Diary of the Plague Year by Elise Engler from Henry Holt & Co. I don’t review many adult titles, but this chronicle of 2020 in art was too intriguing to pass up.
I bought Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray so Danielle and I could read them together (she needs to read some more classics for her AP Lit class).
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Mar @ Bookiverse gives us 2022 Releases and new movie/TV adaptations that are coming out this year!
- Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader writes about Originality and Authenticity in the World of Published Fan-Fiction
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 RAKE GETS RAVISHED by Sophie Jordan from Katy Budget Books to receive a signed and personalized copy of the book, along with exclusive swag. (US only) (Ends 2/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FORWARD MARCH by Skye Quinlan OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate and a double-sided bookmark. (US only) (Ends 3/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE TURNING POINTE by Vanessa L. Torres OR request it from your local library to receive fun swag. (Ends 2/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A FAR WILDER MAGIC by Allison Saft OR request it from your local library to receive a set of 3 double-sided tarot cards, a signed bookplate, and the epilogue of Down Comes the Night! Pre-orders from Kepler’s Books will also receive an exclusive print. (INT) (Ends 3/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LEVIATHAN by Rosie Andrews from Waterstones to be entered to win a two-night stay for two people at Cley Windmill in Norfolk and £100 towards travel expenses! (Great Britain only) (Ends 2/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order AMAH FARAWAY by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illustrated by Tracy Subisak from Green Bean Books or Linden Tree Books to receive risograph prints! (Ends 1/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ATLAS SIX by Olivie Blake to receive an enamel pin and the never-before-seen short story “Sacred Hospitality”! (US/CAN) (Ends 2/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order NO FILTER AND OTHER LIES by Crystal Maldonado OR request it from your local library to be entered to win one of five prize packs featuring a holographic sticker, sticker sheet, signed art prints, a bookmark, and a pin! (INT) (Ends 2/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @mybookishsecret is giving away any book you want! (ends 1/31)
- @mariekeyn is giving away an AT THE END OF EVERYTHING Emotional Support Box (ends 1/10)
- @CLiwrites is giving away signed copies of CLUES TO THE UNIVERSE (ends 1/10)
- @JennieLy is giving away a book of your choice (ends 1/12)
- @julialynnrubin is giving away ARCs of THE AGATHAS & PRIMAL ANIMALS! (ends 1/14)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated reads! (ends 1/28)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the January 2022 Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the December Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Esther @ Bite Into Books is celebrating her 5th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures has five giveaways going on for her blogoversary!
- Bookcrushin’ is giving away Any Release Featured on Their Best Of Lists
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win SHATTERED MIDNIGHT
- Enter to win the Fierce Reads Winter 2022 Sneak Peek Sweepstakes
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared to Rule the High Seas and THE WAY I SAY IT.
- 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 or The Bone Spindler!
- Head over to JeanBookNerd for a chance to win Herman and The Princess Gull 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!