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):
- Visit to Iowa State. I already talked about this in my monthly wrap-up, so I won’t go into detail. But the visit was enlightening in a couple of ways. It looks like we might have things narrowed down to University of Georgia and Purdue? But don’t hold me to that!
- Another busy week! On Monday we were at Iowa State all day. On Tuesday I took my daughter out of school for an orthodontist appointment. On Wednesday I had an SCBWI critique group meeting. On Thursday I volunteered at Bernie’s Book Bank, then my daughter had a track meet AND a choir recital (we had to leave the track meet early to zip over to the recital). On Friday I caught up on life. And on Saturday my daughter had a solo and ensemble competition for choir and then I took Digit to his agility class.
- What I Read
- I read a manuscript for a fellow author and then started another one for a different author friend. Then I read Breaking the News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters, a National Geographic Kids book by Robin Terry Brown. I also started reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, both of which my daughter is reading for her AP Lit class.
- I continued listening to When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey. (And we also listened to part of The Handmaid’s Tale while we were driving home from Iowa State.)
- What I Watched:
- I watched the movie Just Like Heaven on Netflix. It’s a Reese Witherspoon flick about a doctor who ends up in a coma and haunts the new tenant in her apartment.
- My mom and I also started watching Kim’s Convenience, which I’m finding utterly hilarious!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- FEBRUARY 2022 MONTHLY WRAP-UP ROUND-UP LINK-UP & GIVEAWAY
- MARCH 2022 DISCUSSION CHALLENGE LINK-UP & GIVEAWAY
- FEBRUARY 2022 MONTHLY WRAP-UP & BEST OF THE BUNCH
Also, don’t forget, you can still enter my blogoversary 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.
- 3/6 – Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA‘s Birthday
- 3/6 – SweetlyBSquared‘s Blogoversary
- 3/7 – Literary Rambles‘ Blogoversary
I was auto-approved with Disney Publishing, which is both amazing and very dangerous! I couldn’t resist picking up a few books – and now I need to get reading!! (Honestly, I think I showed great restraint. LOL!)
First off, I got Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater. The combo of Disney and Stiefvater was pretty much impossible for me to resist. Then, I picked up The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim because I adored the first book in this series (it was one of my favorites of 2021!). And, finally, I downloaded Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl by Julie Kagawa. Kagawa is an all-time favorite author, and I can’t wait to read her new middle grade! (I actually ended up signing up for the tour for this one too, so watch for that in April…)
I also received The Button Box by Bridget Hodder and Fawzia Gilani-Williams, illustrated by Harshad Marathe from the authors’ publicist.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Beth @ Bethwyrm asks What Makes a Retelling Good?
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 HOTEL MAGNIFIQUE by Emily J. Taylor to receive a a custom luggage tag! (US only)(Ends 4/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SURVIVE THE DOME by Kosoko Jackson from One More Page Books to receive a signed/personalized copy and three character cards! (Ends 3/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FORGING SILVER INTO STARS by Brigid Kemmerer to receive a 22 inch x 22 inch bandana printed with the Emberfall & Syhl Shallow map! (US – not PR, CAN, UK, IRE, IND, AUS, and NZ) (Ends 5/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MESSAGE NOT FOUND by Dante Medema OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, bookmar, and pin! (Ends 3/28) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SECRET IDENTITY by Alex Segura from a participating bookstore to receive a signed bookplate. (US only) (Ends 3/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston to receive an exclusive enamel pin! (US/CAN) (Ends 5/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order KINGDOM OF BROKEN IRON by Mallory McCartney to receive character art cards. (Ends 9/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GOLDIE’S GUIDE TO GRANDCHILDING by Emery Lee to Goldie’s Guide to Grandchilding for a chance to win a virtual storytime with Clint McElroy! All who enter will receive a signed bookplate. (US only) (Ends 5/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A LADY FOR A DUKE by Alexis Hall from Blue Willow Bookshop to receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. (INT) (Ends 5/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOMECOMING by Dr. Thema Bryant to receive a healing playlist, a guided meditation led by the author, and an exclusive “I’m with Dr. Thema” designed social graphic. (Ends 3/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order I’M NOT SCARED, YOU’RE SCARED by Seth Meyers, illustrated by Rob Sayegh to receive an exclusive signed poster! (US only) (Ends 3/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order PRETTY PERFECT KITTY-CORN by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham to receive a headband and tote bag! (US only) (Ends 3/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- 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. You can also enter to win my blogoversary giveaway! (Plus, I have another blogoversary giveaway over on Instagram!)
- Lots of blogs participating in the Lady Luck Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win The Crab Ballet; One For All; and Big Dreams, Small Fish
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win a Paige Terlip Query Critique and Wrong Side of the Court
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win WHEN I’M WITH YOU, THE RUMOR GAME, LOVELESS and more! (Check the sidebar)
- 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!