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):
You may have noticed that I missed my Sunday Post last week. And didn’t post at all last week either. Yikes! It’s been crazy busy around here!
- I’m training for a marathon! Yes, you read that right. Am I a runner? No. Honestly, I’m sure I’ll end up walk/running a marathon. I’ve started training (every single day!!) by running 4 minutes and then walking 1 (for 55 minutes at the longest so far), and it’s already … terrible. But it’s for a very good cause. If you feel so inclined, I’d love donations. Money raised will go toward bringing clean water to developing countries.
- Jade moved out (again). We moved Jade into her new apartment on Thursday and Sunday of last week. She got a coding internship over the summer in Chicago, so it made sense for her to get an apartment near school and just commute from there. She’s just got one more year until she graduates!
- Prom for Noah. Noah went to prom last weekend. I was going to include a picture, but I realised that I didn’t take any of just him! And I don’t want to put up a picture of the other kids without their permission.
- Final concerts for Danielle. Danielle had FIVE performances this past week. She had a recital for her voice lessons, a regular choir concert, an a capella concert, and performances at the Senior Awards Night (during which she was awarded two scholarships) and graduation. Speaking of which…
- Danielle graduated! Thursday was graduation. She’s officially done with high school.
- What I Read
- I only read one book over the past two weeks: The War on All Fronts by Kim Oclon. (Check out my review, giveaway, and top ten addictions lists!)
- I continued listening to Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.
- What I Watched:
- I finished watching American Idol, but I gave up on the latest season of The Voice. I was reminded why I stopped watching these shows—I just don’t have enough hours in my day to watch all of those episodes! I already knew who won anyway, and I’d seen them all sing, so I just decided to stop watching.
- We finished watching season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and season 2 of Angel! Season 5 of Buffy was just as amazing as I remembered it to be. Man, do I love this show!
- Headed to Disney for the Special Olympics USA Games! I don’t know if I’ll get a Sunday Post up next week (or the following?) or not. We’re headed to Orlando for the USA Games where Noah’s team will be playing soccer!! Time will be very limited.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS BY KIM OCLON: REVIEW, GIVEAWAY & AUTHOR AND CHARACTER TOP TEN ADDICTIONS
- MAY 2022 MONTHLY WRAP-UP ROUND-UP LINK-UP AND 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.
- 5/27 – Casey @ Tayside Book Blog‘s Birthday
- 5/27 – Kirstie @ Upside-Down Books‘ Birthday
- 5/27 – Paper Fury‘s Blogoversary
- 5/30 – Lauren @ ShootingStarsMag‘s Birthday
- June – kimberlyfaye reads‘ Blogoversary
- 6/1 – Literary Flits‘s Blogoversary
- 6/2 – (un)Conventional Bookworms‘ Blogoversary
- 6/3 – Pamela @ Reverie Society‘s Birthday
I bought my own copy of my friend Kim Oclon’s book THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS. You can enter you win a copy in my post!
I received THE NAME SHE GAVE ME by Betty Culley for review. I was super excited to get this one because I just kind of threw a request out there to the publicist who sent me a tour request for Culley’s newest MG, The Natural Genius of Ants (and I had no idea if I would actually get it.) Then I also received SHINJI TAKAHASHI AND THE MARK OF THE COATL by Julie Kagawa. I already reviewed this one, but I hadn’t yet gotten a copy for Instagram. Thanks, Disney for sending me the hardcover of this one!
And, finally, I received THE LAST FALLEN MOON by Graci Kim from Disney for an upcoming tour (look for my review this week!) and SPINELESS by Samantha San Miguel from Union Square Kids. Thank you!!
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 THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY by Jamie Ford from Booksweet to receive an enamel pin! (Ends 8/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THIS VICIOUS GRACE by Emily Thiede and receive a tote bag, sticker, and signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 6/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HANA HSU AND THE GHOST CRAB NATION by Sylvia Liu to receive a signed book/bookplate, bookmark, postcard, and 2 bot stickers! (If you order from Prince Books, you get a signed book, otherwise a bookplate.) Plus, you’ll be entered to win an art print. (Ends 6/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order ARCADIA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION by Al Stone for a chance to win a $50 Amazon eGift Card and more! (Ends 7/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order JUNIPER & THORN by Ava Reid from Porter Square Books to receive an exclusive print! (Ends 6/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order YOU, ME, AND OUR HEARTSTRINGS by Melissa See or request it from your local library to receive 2 art prints, a double-sided character bookmark, and a heart-shaped sticker. (US only) (Ends 5/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BABEL by R.F. Kuang from Harvard Book Store or Mysterious Galaxy to receive character bookmarks! (Ends 8/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SPIDER-MAN’S SOCIAL DILEMMA by Preeti Chhibber, illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari to receive a signed bookplate and a holographic spidey sticker! (Ends 7/11) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order one or both of the ASTRID THE ASTRONAUT books by Rie Neal, illustrated by Talitha Shipman from Kepler’s Books to receive a signed copy, bookmark, stickers, and a recipe. (Ends 7/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the special summer edition paperback of ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé to receive a stunning art print! (INT—excluding US, CAN & PH) (Ends 6/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE FIRST BINDING by R.R. Virdi to receive a bonus short story from the world of the Tales of Tremaine, The Path to Kahinae! (Ends 8/15) (US/CAN) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SILK FIRE by Zabé Ellor to receive the first chapter from a different POV! (Ends 7/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE CHARMED LIST by Julie Abe to receive a sticker, a 4×6 art print, a 4×6 foldable art card, and a signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 7/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order JUDE SAVES THE WORLD by Ronnie Riley to receive pre-order goodies (TBA). (Ends 4/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS by Tori Bovalino OR request it from your local library to receive a postcard with a note, a signed bookplate, stickers, a bookmark, and additional special surprises… (US/CAN) (Ends 6/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the MY FUNNY VALENTINE romcom collection on iBooks or Barnes & Noble to receive a recipe book!! (Ends 2/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DIVING DEEP by Michelle Cusolito, illustrated by Nicole Wong from Eight Cousins to receive a signed copy and limited edition 4″x6″ strawberry squid print! (Ends 6/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE RUINED by Renée Ahdieh to receive an exclusive enamel pin, plus another Phase 2 gift yet to be announced! (US only) (Phase 1 Ends 10/10, Phase 2 Ends 2/13) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LIGHTLARK by Alex Aster to receive 6 custom page overlays! (US only) (Ends 8/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM YOU by Ann M. Miller to receive a signed bookplate, a signed bookmark, ballpoint pen & special note! (INT) (Ends 8/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WILD IS THE WITCH by Rachel Griffin to receive an art print! Plus, $1 will be donated to Sequoia’s care at WildCare. Pre-orders from participating indies will also receive an exclusive feather tattoo. (INT) (Ends 8/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS (US/CAN) CLICK FOR DETAILS (INT)
Pre-order ALL ABOUT EVIE by Matson Taylor to receive an exclusive Evie A5 art print and badge set. (first 250) (UK only) (Ends 7/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SCISSORS & TEARS by Carrie Ann Baade to receive stickers and postcards and a chance to win a framed metal art print of Lady or Tiger! (Ends 7/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of BLADE OF SECRETS by Tricia Levenseller to receive a character art print as well as a signed bookplate. (US/CAN) (Ends 6/27) 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 WAR ON ALL FRONTS!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win DIG TWO GRAVES and THE ANXIETY RELIEF COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS
- Lots of blogs participating in the Moms Rock Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Molly and the Machine, A Duet for Home, The Happiest Kid, and Fishing with Grandpa and Skye.
- Head over to Fire & Ice for a chance to win ONCE UPON A K-PROM, BALLAD & DAGGER,
- 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 Unicorn Island: Secret Beneath the Sand, the Moms Rock Giveaway Hop, and Freddie vs. The Family Curse and Natalie Lakosil Query Crituque Giveaway.
- 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 Kait Plus Books for a chance to win BRAVELY and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win 1 print copy of All-Star Love, THE NATURAL GENIUS OF ANTS & DOWN TO EARTH and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win The Golden Quest 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!