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):
- New writing project! Yep, that’s right, I started on a new MG verse novel. It’s obviously very early on, but I need to keep up the momentum.
- Orchid show at the Botanic Gardens. I went with some friends to the orchid show at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. So many pretty flowers!
- What I ReadI read Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen and The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill. I also started reading Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J. Sass.
- I continued to listen to When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey.
- What I Watched:Danielle, my mom, and I are now watching Season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, along with Season 1 of Angel.
- I also watched Is It Cake? on Netflix. A perfectly ridiculous show, which I enjoyed.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- I didn’t manage to post anything this week. 🙁
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.
- 3/31 – Greg @ Book Haven‘s Birthday
- April – Struck by Stories‘ Blogoversary
- 4/1 – Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s Blogoversary
- 4/1 – The Book Disciple‘s Blogoversary
I received Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon from Simon & Schuster. Lia Park‘s gorgeous cover was illustrated by Hyuna Lee. And then I also got a copy of Mighty Red Riding Hood written and illustrated by Wallace West from Little, Brown & Company. Thank you, publishers!
I requested Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone because Tae Keller’s When You Trap a Tiger is one of my all-time favorite books! The cover for this one was illustrated by Dion MBD. Thank you, Random House Books for Young Readers! I also received The War on All Fronts by Kim Oclon from Trism Books.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Amber @ The Literary Phoenix shares her favorite literary settings
- Mary @ Notes in the Margin asks What Makes a Good Twist Ending?
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books talks about reasons some people change their ratings
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 THE AGATHAS by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson to receive 2 character cards, a sticker, and a gorgeous pin! Pre-orders from participating indie bookstores will also receive a signed copy or bookplate. (US only) (Ends 5/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SOMETHING WILDER by Christina Lauren from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a signed/personalized copy & an exclusive art print. (Ends 5/16) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order KATZENJAMMER by Francesca Zappia OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, and sticker designed by the author! (INT) (Ends 7/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LIFE-GIVER by Jase Puddicombe from The Parliament House website to receive 2 character cards, a double-sided bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (Ends 5/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE RAVAGED by Norman Reedus, with Frank Bill to receive a poster of the cover! (US only) (Ends 4/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THIRST by Varsha Bajaj from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed/personalized copy. Plus, the bookstore will donate a portion of the proceeds to water.org, an organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world. (Ends 7/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE UN-ARRANGED MARRIAGE by Laura Brown to receive a bookmark! (Ends 3/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order STOLEN CITY by Elisa A. Bonnin OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate and a double-sided Arian and Liam postcard. You’ll also be entered to win one of 100 pins! (INT) (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MAN O’WAR by Cory McCarthy Bear Pond Books to receive a stamped art print. (Ends 5/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order QUEEN’S HOPE by E.K. Johnston from an indie bookstore OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate. (CAN only) (Ends 4/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order EASY BEAUTY by Chloé Cooper Jones from a participating indie to receive an art print. (Ends 4/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order STEALING INFINITY by Alyson Noel to receive custom art including tattoos, stickers, and a bookmark. (US only) (Ends 6/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WITH AND WITHOUT YOU by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate and exclusive art print! (INT) (Ends 4/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND by Alexandra Mae Jones OR request it from your local library to receive stickers, a magnet, a signed bookplate, and a mini art print. (INT) (Ends 5/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:@FreadomUSA is giving away 4 products by women@lindsayncurrie is giving away an ARC of THE GIRL IN WHITE
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the March Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the February Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win TURNING, TROUBLEMAKER, NEW FROM HERE and lots more!!
- Head over to Mrs. Book Dragon for a chance to win LOUISA JUNE AND THE NAZIS IN THE WAVES and a signed bookplate.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Run, Little Chaski! An Inka Trail Adventure; Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence; Moonlight Prance, and Sunrise Dance.
- Head over to Candid Cover for a chance to win One Spring 2022 New Book Release
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win the Chasing Rainbows Giveaway Hop, an Alyssa Eisner Henkin Query Critique, and Being Mary Bennet.
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win A signed hardcover of Blade of Ash by C.F.E. Black, a character art print, and a map print
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AND I’M IN MY BATHING SUIT, FASHIONABLE DISASTER, THE RUMOR GAME, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Book Review Crew for a chance to win The Wolf Den.
- Sourcebooks is giving away a set of picture books for Women’s History Month!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Lots of blogs participating in the Spring 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including an iPad Mini!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!