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):
- Done with COVID. I think the whole family is done with COVID finally. Yay!!
- What I Read
- I read Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai.
- I continued listening to Light Years from Home by Mike Chen.
- What I Watched:
- I watched the first few episodes of God’s Favorite Idiot, which I found pretty amusing.
- I also watched a few episodes of Prank Encounters in which one of the kids from Stranger Things sets up elaborate horror scenarios and plunks two unsuspecting people into them (along with a bunch of actors). It’s pretty interesting to see how people react to truly insane circumstances! The first episode was a little boring, but they get much better from there.
- We finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I am so sad to see it go (again). I really love that show. (Now it’s time to read In Every Generation by Kendare Blake again.) We also finished season 4 of Angel. One season to go!
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.
- 6/28 – Falconer’s Library‘s Blogoversary
- 6/30 – Alysia @ Mocha Girls Read‘s Birthday
- 6/30 – Lindsi @ Do You Dog-Ear?‘s Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature asks WOULD I LIE TO YOU OR HAVE YOU EVER REVIEWED A BOOK YOU DIDN’T ACTUALLY FINISH?
- Jessica @ a GREAT read talks about ARC Boxes
- Mint @ Mint Loves Books tells us Why She Doesn’t Use The StoryGraph.
- For another perspective, Carol @ Reading Ladies Book Club also gives her insights on Goodreads vs. StoryGraph
- And Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink talks about the spreadsheet that I actually use to track my reading!
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 DROWNED WOODS by Emily Lloyd-Jones OR request it from your local library to receive an adorable corgi sticker, a gorgeous art print, and two bookmarks! Pre-orders from Gallery Bookshop will also be signed/personalized. (INT through Gallery Bookshop – others are US only) (Ends 8/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MASTER OF IRON by Tricia Levenseller to receive a necklace, a signed bookplate, and the surprise item from phase 2, which will be announced next month! (US/CAN) (Phase 1 Ends 6/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LUMINARIES by Susan Dennard to receive a limited edition enamel pin! BONUS: The hardcover edition features an exclusive gold foil stamped casing! (US/CAN) (Ends 11/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order GOTH GIRL, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE by Lindsay S. Zrull OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark and a personalized signed bookplate. Plus, you’ll be entered to win more! (Ends 7/18) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MIRACULOUS by Caroline Starr Rose OR order the paperback of JASPER AND THE RIDDLE OF RILEY’S MINE to receive a personalized bookplate, a bookmark with all of Caroline’s books, and three book stickers. If you order both books, you’ll get two JASPER journals in addition to the rest. (Ends 7/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Order THE LOOPHOLE by Naz Kutub OR request it from your local library to receive a button, signed bookplate and bookmark. (US only) (Ends 6/26) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BLOOD AND MOONLIGHT by Erin Beaty to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, a moon phases temporary tattoo, and a moon necklace with glowing “moonstone.” (INT – only US is guaranteed the necklace) (Ends 6/27 — Order by 6/27, fill out from by 7/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE PROMISE OF LOST THINGS by Helene Dunbar to receive a holographic St. Hilaire Guild sticker! Pre-orders from Parnassus Books can be signed/personalized and will be entered to win a ceramic ghost. (Ends 7/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order NURA AND THE IMMORTAL PALACE by M.T. Khan to receive phone/desktop wallpapers, Faisal POV Chapter, annotated first chapter, printable HD art, and an exclusive author livestream event! (INT) (Ends 7/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WITCHERY by S. Isabelle OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate & 2 random lenticular character cards! Pre-order from Books & Books to receive the complete 6 card set and a signed, personalized copy. (INT) (Ends 7/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE SOCIETY FOR SOULLESS GIRLS by Laura Steven to receive a matte print, a signed bookplate in either gold or silver, and automatic entry into a prize draw to win a moth necklace! (Ends 7/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LONG STORY SHORT by Serena Kaylor to receive a sticker, a bookmark, an art print, and a signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 7/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BEASTS OF RUIN by Ayana Gray to receive exclusive art prints! (US only) (Ends 7/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THESE FLEETING SHADOWS by Kate Alice Marshall to receive 2 character bookmarks, a signed bookplate, and two illustrated oracle cards. (INT) (Ends 8/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CROWN OF SAND & SEA by H.S.J. Williams to receive an art print! (INT) (Ends 8/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of ZIGGY, STARDUST AND ME by James Brandon to receive a signed bookplate sticker, cover art, a donation to BAAITS and chance to win a prize. (INT) (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CURSE UNDONE by Brandie June to receive a bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a pair of Gold Spun Duology pins. PLUS, the first 20 people also get a fairy wing necklace! (Ends 10/3) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order EVERYONE HATES KELSIE MILLER by Meredith Ireland OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate & a character bookmark! Pre-order from Northshire Books to receive a signed copy, a mini keychain and BOTH character bookmarks! (Ends 10/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HEIR OF RAVENS AND RUIN by Allie Brennan OR request it from your local library to receive a Ravenheart crest sticker, a signed author letter, and a double sided card with the crest and HORAR title artwork. (INT) (Ends 10/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THIS I PROMISE YOU by Jordon Greene & Kalob Dàniel OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, two character stickers, a character print, and two bookmarks. (INT) (Ends 11/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LUPE LOPEZ by by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Joe Cepeda from The Twig Book Shop to receive a personalized signed copy, some sweet Lupe Swag, AND be entered for a chance to win a junior drum set!!! (Ends 6/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SWEET AND SOUR by Debbi Michiko Florence from Bank Square Books to receive a signed/personalized copy, a bookmark, and one of three character cards. US pre-orders will also be entered to win a grand prize! (INT) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated books for July! (ends 7/29)
@faridahlikestea is giving away three signed copies of the one year anniversary summer edition of Ace of Spades. (ends 6/27)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the June Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the May Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. You can also enter to win THE LAST FALLEN MOON and THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE FUTURE!
- Lots of blogs participating in the DAD-O-MITE GIVEAWAY HOP!
- Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag is giving away two PRIDE MONTH PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAYS!
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win TOKYO DREAMING, FLIP THE SCRIPT, THE EDGE OF SUMMER, ONYEKA AND THE ACADEMY OF THE SUN, and lots more!!
- Head over to Literary Ramblings to enter to win Lines of Courage and more!
- Head over to Pausitive Vibe for a chance to win a Kawaii Crochet Garden Craft Book
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win ????????.
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win The Name She Gave Me, Feather and Flame, and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win THE INDIGO, THE PACK #2: CLAW AND ORDER, VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE, ANYTHING BUT PINK, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win The Storyteller’s Handbook, The Smile, and MORE!
- Head over to Candid Cover for a chance to win a Signed copy of Cinder & Ella plus swag,
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile.
- Lots of blogs participating in the Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $200 TO BOOKS-A-MILLION!!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!