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):
- Danielle’s 18th birthday! Danielle turned eighteen yesterday! We had a fun day, including a family game of Unstable Unicorns and an Escape Room (we escaped this time!).
- Noah’s soccer games and track meet. Noah’s Special Olympics team had their soccer playoffs, and they made it to State! Then he had a track meet where he won gold for his division and qualified for State in that too. (Since he can only do one or the other, he’ll probably do track – the coaches gave their blessing for him to choose which one he does.)
- What I Read
- I only read one book this week: The Natural Genius of Ants by Betty Culley.
- I continued listening to Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.
- I also read part of a critique partner’s manuscript and gave her feedback.
- What I Watched:
- We’re still watching season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and season 2 of Angel. I so love reliving season 5 of Buffy with Danielle along for the ride this time.
- Since I caught up with American Idol, I decided to also start watching the latest season of The Voice.
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.
- 5/18 – Austine @ Novel Knight‘s Birthday
- 5/18 – We Live and Breathe Books‘ Blogoversary
- 5/20 – A Dance with Books‘ Blogoversary
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- I didn’t make note of any this week. Sorry!
NEW Pre-order Campaigns
Head over to my Pre-Order Campaigns Page to see ALL of the pre-order deals, including pictures!!
Here’s a list of the pre-order campaigns I added to the list this week:
Pre-order HUSBAND MATERIAL by Alexis Hall from Blue Willow Books to receive a a signed bookplate, a custom tea tin, and an activity kit. (Ends 8/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FORSAKING THE DRAGON by K.L. Bone to receive character and dragon cards! (INT) (Ends 5/21) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE HOPE OF ELEPHANTS by Amanda Rawson Hill and a $1 donation will be given to Living LFS. (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A LIGHT IN THE FLAME by Jennifer L. Armentrout to receive a limited-edition wolf/moon temporary tattoo, a bookmark, and a special scene from Chapter 38 of A Shadow in the Ember told from Nyktos’s POV. (INT) (Ends 11/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DEATH’S KEY by Beth Overmyer to receive shaving soap, a metal key bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (First 20 entries) (US only) (Ends 11/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BE THE SERPENT by Seanan McGuire from a participating indie to receive an enamel pin. (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A TASTE OF GOLD AND IRON by Alexandra Rowland to receive a a 6″ x 9″ cover print! (US/CAN) (Ends 8/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Nicole Northwood to receive a fun gift pack! (INT) (Ends 8/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LOVE IN THE TIME OF SERIAL KILLERS by Alicia Thompson to receive a postcard, art print, and sticker sheet! (US only) (Ends 7/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BELLADONNA by Adalyn Grace to receive an art print, a signed bookplate, a digital deleted chapter and an annotated chapter (US), or digital goodies (international). (INT) (Ends 8/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A SECRET PRINCESS by Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz to receive an exclusive seed bookmark! (US only) (Ends 6/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE by Dahlia Adler to receive a 5×7 character art print and a signed macaron bookplate! (Ends 6/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RISE OF THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani to receive a metal keychain! (US only) (Ends 6/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RIVALS by Katharine McGee to receive the chapters that were cut from Majesty. Signed/personalized copies available from Blue Willow Bookshop. (INT) (Ends 5/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RISE OF THE SCHOOL OF GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani to receive a metal keychain! (INT) (Ends 6/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ROSA’S SONG by Helena Ku Rhee, illustrated by Pascal Campion to receive a 10-page pdf Creativity Roadmap. (You can also request a kids’ version). You’ll also be entered to win giveaways! (Ends 6/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of MELT WITH YOU by Jennifer Dugan OR request it from your local library to receive a 5×7 print! (INT) (Ends 5/16) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE QUEEN OF KINDERGARTEN by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton to receive a keychain! (US only) (Ends 5/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FOR THE THRONE by Hannah F. Whitten to receive stickers! (INT) (Ends 6/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of DANGER ON THE DIG by Lauren Magaziner to receive a notebook, a bookmark, and a personalized bookplate! (Ends 5/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order KINGS OF B’MORE by R. Eric Thomas to receive a custom travel pouch! (US only) (Ends 5/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ONE AND ONLY SPARKELLA MAKES A PLAN by Channing Tatum, illustrated by Kim Barnes to receive a sticker sheet! (US/CAN) (Ends 5/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- Sorry, I didn’t make note of any this week!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the May Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the April Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS!
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win HOPE WINS, Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor, Bravely, Once Upon a K-Prom, and lots more!!
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win Gold Mountain, a Jennifer Unter Query Critique, and the Life’s a Beach Giveaway Hop
- Win a stack of reads by AA-NH/PI authors for your shelf!
- Head over to Pausitive Vibe for a chance to win a National Geographic FOR THE BIRDS Book Bundle
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Lia Park and the Missing Jewel, Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature, and The Secret Life of Mona Hasan.
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win BRAVELY and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win STAR WARS: QUEEN’S HOPE and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win These Are the 24 Solar Terms and MORE!
- Head over to Candid Cover for a chance to win One Spring 2022 New Book Release
- 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 a Gift Card to Your Favorite Indie Bookstore!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!