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):
I hope everyone in the US enjoys the 4th of July tomorrow!
- Well, I think last week I said I was over COVID, but that wasn’t exactly true. I had a day or so of reprieve where I thought I was feeling better and then promptly felt worse again. I finally started actually feeling better on Thursday. So, this time I’m hopefully actually done with it.
- I tried to get back to my marathon training, and I’m basically back to where I started. My first run after being sick, it felt like my feet were weighted. Ugh!
- What I Read
- I read The Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley, The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag, The Pants Project by Cat Clarke, Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon, and Aru Shah and the End of Time: the Graphic Novel by Roshani Chokshi, adapted by Joe Caramagna, and illustrated by Anu Chouhan.
- I finished listening to Light Years from Home by Mike Chen and started listening to Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater.
- What I Watched:
- I continued watching God’s Favorite Idiot. Some of the episodes are more interesting than others, but I really enjoyed it overall.
- We watched a bit of season 5 of Angel. It’s just not the same without Buffy, though. 🙁
- We watched the first few episodes of First Kill to help us through our Buffy withdrawal. I’m definitely liking this show!
- And then we watched all of season 1 of Heartstopper. Twice. In a row. Danielle is in LOVE with this show. In fact, she would have been happy to just watch it again instead of watching anything else. Anyone know of any shows that are similar? She needs more!!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- THE NAME SHE GAVE ME BY BETTY CULLEY: REVIEW, GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY
- JUNE 2022 MONTHLY WRAP-UP ROUND-UP LINK-UP AND GIVEAWAY
- FOR PRIDE MONTH AND BEYOND: BITE-SIZED REVIEWS OF LOVE IS LOVE, THE GIRL FROM THE SEA, MIGHTY RED RIDING HOOD, AND THE PANTS PROJECT
- JULY 2022 DISCUSSION CHALLENGE LINK-UP & 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.
- 7/4 – Paper Procrastinators‘ Blogoversary
- 7/7 – Erica Robyn @ Erica Robyn Reads‘ Birthday
- 7/9 – Metaphors and Moonlight‘s Blogoversary
I bought signed copies of Lorelai Savaryn’s THE EDGE OF IN BETWEEN and THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS. I also won a fun little prize pack from her newsletter, which included the necklace (hanging from the top left of TEOIB), flower seeds and a special recipe card!
I got I CANNOT DRAW A HORSE by Charise Mericle Harper and GRAVEYARD GIRLS by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus from Union Square Kids. And then author Riley Rian sent me I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Thank you!
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Check out this Twitter thread with lots of LGBT reads – created in celebration of the last day of Pride Month!
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 UNDEAD TRUTH OF US by Britney S. Lewis to receive 2 character cards. Pre-orders from Raven Book Store and The Novel Neighbor will also receive a third art card and a bookmark (and a signed copy). (US/CAN only – unless ordered from the indies listed) (Ends 8/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LITTLE FAVORS by Adik Graves to receive a set of HD wallpaper (desktop & phone) featuring art of the main characters, and a digital copy of the first 14 pages from the precursor novel HIS EVENING STAR. (Ends 12/2) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MONSTERS BORN AND MADE by Tanvi Berwah to receive an exclusive art print and to get the gorgeous, limited-edition case, available on the hardcover first print run ONLY! (INT) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order I’M THE GIRL by Courtney Summers to receive a print available in blue & an indie exclusive pink (you can claim both!), a short story epilogue to SADIE and a signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/12) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SCANDALIZED by Ivy Owens from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a signed & personalized copy, plus a special gift! (Ends 8/22) 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. You can also enter to win THE LAST FALLEN MOON, THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE FUTURE, and THE NAME SHE GAVE ME!
- Lots of blogs participating in the SPARKLE TIME GIVEAWAY HOP!
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Ravenous Things and Boys I Know
- Head over to Shooting Stars Mag for a chance to win a signed copy of The Crabtree Monsters and a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card.
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win THE EDGE OF SUMMER, ONYEKA AND THE ACADEMY OF THE SUN, ZYLA & KAI, SLIP 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 The Name She Gave Me, Feather and Flame, CLAW AND ORDER and MORE!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win BLUE BLOODS: AFTER LIFE, THE INDIGO, VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE, 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 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!