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):
- We went shopping for dorm stuff for Danielle. She’s leaving in less than a month, and I am not okay. (I mean, I am, but I’m not.)
- Still doing my marathon training. Longest run this week was a 10k (6.2 miles), which is shorter than last week, but I actually managed to run it with only one stint of walking, so I called that a win.
- I’m officially out on submission with ORPHAN’S SONG, the middle grade fantasy in verse that I’ve been talking about for a long time. It’s both exciting and terrifying to be on submission again!
- What I Read
- I read Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tọlá Okogwu and the first volume of the Heartstopper graphic novel by Alice Oseman. Then I started volume 2 of Heartstopper. I also started reading National Geographic Kids’ Ultimate Book of the Future.
- I continued listening to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
- What I Watched:
- We started watching the latest season of Alone. It’s crazy how these people survive out in the wild!
- We also finished watching Love, Victor. Lots of teen angst and break-ups packed into this short series, but we still enjoyed it.
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.
- 7/17 – Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures‘ Birthday
- 7/20 – Daydreaming Dragons‘ Blogoversary
- 7/20 – Mostly YA Lit‘s Blogoversary
- 7/22 – Lloyd @ The Book Sage‘s Birthday
- 7/23 – Musings of a Bookish Kitty‘s Blogoversary
- 7/23 – Wendy @ Falconer’s Library‘s Birthday
None this week!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight shares a blogoversary post: HOW MY BLOG GOT ITS NAME AND OTHER BLOG BACKSTORY (Last week I accidentally shared her blogoversary post from FOUR years ago! Oops! Sorry, Kit! I mean, it was still a fun tag, though. LOL!)
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 GIRL IN WHITE by Lindsay Currie to receive a signed bookplate & custom recipe card, plus entered to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera & Accessories! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order TOXIC EFFECTS by Joel Shulkin to receive a digital swag pack. The first 30 hardcover and audiobook pre-orders will also receive a syringe pen/highlighter, a pill pen, a signed bookmark and keychain. You’ll alse be entered into a giveaway! (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order TWELFTH GRADE NIGHT by Molly Horton Booth & Stephanie Kate Strohm, illustrated by Jamie Green OR request it from your local library to receive six original stickers designed by the illustrator! (INT) (Ends 10/10) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MINDWALKER by Kate Dylan OR request it from your local library to receive 3 character art cards, a signed bookplate, and clue 1 for the in-book scavenger hunt. 5 random winners will also get a limited edition Syntex Technologies pin! (INT) (Ends 8/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order INTO THE RIVERLANDS by Nghi Vo to receive an”Almost Brilliant” pin. (US/CAN) (Ends 10/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
@MeredithIreland is giving away a signed ARC of EVERYONE HATES KELSIE MILLER (ends 7/19)
- @SarvenazTash is giving away a signed ARC of A WHOLE SONG AND DANCE! (ends 7/29)
- @edwardanddamon is giving away one of her most anticipated books for July! (ends 7/29)
@JoGarrick3 is giving away The Night Ship by Jess Kidd and a sweet treat (UK only, ends 7/31)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the July Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the June Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Literary Ramblings for a chance to win Dauntless and JR Silver Writes Her World, along with a Jennifer Unter Query Critique
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Get Back in the Book!, J.R. Silver Writes Her World and The Edge of In Between
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win A DISASTER IN THREE ACTS, NOTHING IS LITTLE, and lots more!!
- Head over to Pausitive Vibe for a chance to win a Kawaii Crochet Garden Craft Book
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win ONCE IN A LIFETIME, THE ROYAL TRIALS, NEXT DOOR TO HAPPY, and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win KENZIE’S KINGDOM, THE CURIOUS LEAGUE OF DETECTIVES AND THIEVES, THE STAR THAT ALWAYS STAYS, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm, The Storyteller’s Handbook, The Smile, and MORE!
- 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 $100 TO BOOKSHOP.ORG!!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!