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):
- Nothing terribly exciting about this week. Like, I honestly can’t think of much I did.
- Oh, except, I did watch a bunch of sessions from WriteOnCon. This online writing conference has to be the biggest bargain ever. It’s only $20 for extended access that lasts for a month and you get access to three packed days of sessions.
What I Read This Week:
- I finished reading volume 2 of Heartstopper and National Geographic Kids’ Ultimate Book of the Future. I also read Turn the Tide by Elaine Dimopoulos, Wave by Diana Farid, and Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta.
- I finished listening to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and started listening to This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.
What I Watched:
- I watched The Adam Project on Netflix. It’s a fun, wholesome time travel movie, and I really enjoyed it!
- We continued watching the latest season of Alone.
- We also started watching Business Proposal, a fun Korean romantic comedy with a dash of ridiculousness.
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.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten some NetGalley titles I haven’t yet mentioned: Luminaries by Susan Dennard, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh, Bloody Fool for Love by William Ritter, and Answers in the Pages by David Levithan.
I received National Geographic Kids’ Ultimate Books of the Future by Stephanie Warren Drimmer from Media Masters Publicity. Already read it, and I really loved this non-fiction title!
I bought all of the Heartstopper graphic novels (that are out so far) by Alice Oseman. As I’ve said in my last few Sunday Posts, my daughter Danielle is pretty much obsessed with the Netflix series (she watches at least a little bit of it every single day—no idea how many times she’s seen the whole series at this point). Well, she’s almost as obsessed with the books, and I’ve been loving them too! I still need to read book 4. Apparently, there are going to be 5 total. Can’t wait to read them all!
Then, I also bought Me (Moth) by Amber McBride and Holes by Louis Sachar because there was a good sale. I’ve been wanting Me (Moth) ever since I read it for the Cybil’s Awards (you can click on the link on the book name to see my review). It was definitely a favorite! Holes is a book I’ve been meaning to read for years, and I think I got it for like $2 because of the sale.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Greg @ Book Haven discusses Cloning: Yea or Nay
- Lots of people shared their Mid-Year Book Freakout Tags (click the link to see a bunch linked up to the Discussion Challenge!)
- Jessica @ aGREATread talks about her chaotic Blogging Style
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 MISS PEREGRINE’S MUSEUM OF WONDERS by Ransom Riggs to receive a deluxe wooden bookmark and loop map! (US only) (Ends 9/26) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order FUNERAL GIRL by Emma K. Ohland from Second Flight Books to receive a character art bookmark, a signed bookplate, and a personalized postcard! Pre-order from any indie to receive a personalized postcard. (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DEATH BY SOCIETY by Sierra Elmore to receive a signed bookplate, a bookmark, and two deleted scenes. Plus, if you order from the indie bookshop Pocket Books (who, by the way, are selling death by society for 15% off through september 18!), you’ll get 3 out of 5 potential stickers! (Ends 9/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A TABLE FOR TWO by Sheryl Lister from Underground Books to receive a personalized & signed copy, a pen, a custom bookmark, a magnet, and recipe cards. (Ends 8/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WHAT IF? 2 by Randall Munroe from Mysterious Galaxy to receive an enamel pin! (Ends 9/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE KILLING CODE by Ellie Marney OR request it from your local library to receive a character trading card, a signed bookplate, and WWII vintage sticker! (Multiple entries allowed for different trading cards.) (INT) (Ends 9/25) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A VENOM DARK AND SWEET by Judy I. Lin to receive an enamel pin (US/CAN). International pre-orders can receive a set of 4 art cards and a 5×7 map! In the US/CAN, you can also receive the art cards and map by pre-ordering from a participating indie bookstore. (INT) (Ends 8/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SHADOW AND CRYSTAL THORNS by Kay L. Moody to receive two character cards. The first 35 pre-order entries will also receive a very special necklace! (INT) (Ends 10/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER by Stephanie Garber to receive an exclusive alternative dust jacket cover! (US only) (Ends 9/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order EVERY POEM A POTION, EVERY SONG A SPELL by Stephanie Parent from Amazon to receive a 3-card tarot reading! (Ends 7/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE FEELING OF FALLING IN LOVE by Mason Deaver OR request it from your local library to receive an art print and bookmark! (INT) (Ends 8/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order PICKLEBALL FOR ALL by Kate Dylan to receive a personalized crossword puzzle created by the author (who is also a New York Times crossword constructor)! (US only) (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- 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 the Sip Sip Hoorah Giveaway Hop, Nura and the Immortal Palace, and an Alex Slater Query Critique.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win THE REAL RILEY MAYES, The Einsteins of Vista Point, and Braver Than Brave.
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win A DISASTER IN THREE ACTS, NOTHING IS LITTLE, THE LANGUAGE OF SEABIRDS, and lots more!!
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win Boys I Know THE ROYAL TRIALS, COMING UP CUBAN, and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win KENZIE’S KINGDOM, The Language of the Wind, On Destiny, 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, a Jimmy Chartron Book Prize Pack, 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!