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’m late this week because we went to downtown Chicago yesterday to celebrate my husband’s birthday and as a last outing before Danielle leaves for Purdue. We went to a fancy food court in Fulton Market and tried a ton of different foods, and then we did a prison-themed escape room. Luckily, we made it out of prison! (With a few hints.) Then we headed back to the food court and had ridiculous milkshakes that contained about a pound of confections. It was a really fun day!!
- Not much else to say about this week. I had to run 10 miles for my long run (for marathon training), which is less than last week, but it was hotter and way more humid, so it was a tough run. This weekend, I have to run 15 miles! Yikes!
What I Read This Week:
- I read MacKenzie’s Run by Gayle Rosenberg, a book that depicts a family affected by a mass shooting. Then I read Bloody Fool for Love by William Ritter, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer sequel that features Spike!
- I finished listening to Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. I’m so glad I finally read the second book in this duology because I loved it just as much as the first!! Then I started listening to Alive by Scott Sigler. It’s a full-cast dramatized recording, so it’s a pretty entertaining way to spend a run.
What I Watched:
- We tried out a couple more K-dramas this week, but we haven’t found one that we’re definitely continuing yet, and I can’t think of the name of the most promising one, so I’ll update on that later. I didn’t realize how many K-dramas Netflix has!
- I finished watching Keep Breathing on Netflix. The last couple of episodes are very flashback heavy and they start to get a little trippy (because the MC is basically dreaming at that point). So I thought it started out more promising than it ended, but I still enjoyed it overall.
- We finally jumped back into watching the final season of Angel. It’s actually my favorite season of the show, but we just don’t have as much motivation to watch it as we did when we were also watching Buffy along with 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.
- 8/8 – Chana @ Paper Procrastinators‘ Birthday
- 8/9 – Lisa Loves Literature‘s Blogoversary
- 8/11 – Star-Crossed Book Blog‘s Blogoversary
- 8/13 – Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Blogoversary
- 8/13 – Maureen @ Maureen’s Books Birthday
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 DEMON IN THE WOOD by Leigh Bardugo, illustrated by Dani Pendergast, adapted by Kyla Vanderklugt to receive a lenticular mini poster. You’ll also be entered to win a trip to a special Grishaverse event in Los Angeles! (US/CAN) (Ends 8/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LORD OF THE FLY FEST by Goldy Moldavsky to receive a wristband (AKA bookmark), a 3 inch sticker of the book cover, and a signed bookplate. (Ends 9/1) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SERWA BOATENG’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRE HUNTING by Roseanne A. Brown from Books of Wonder to receive a signed copy, bookmark, and custom Popsocket! (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE VANQUISHERS by Kalynn Bayron to receive an exclusive 8×10 print! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAIL
Pre-order IN THE EVENT OF LOVE by Courtney Kae OR request it from your local library to receive a sticker, a signed bookplate, and a personalized thank you note from the author! More pre-order campaign goodies can be found by ordering directly through The Ripped Bodice. (Ends 8/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order DIREWOOD by Catherine Yu from Books of Wonder to receive a signed book, a playlist postcard, and a pin! (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE HONEYS by Ryan La Sala from a participating indie to receive an exclusive branded nail polish! (Ends 8/15) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOLDING ON by Sophia N. Lee, illustrated by Isabel Roxas from The Hangout to receive a signed bookplate and preorder goodies. (Ends 8/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LIZZIE BLAKE’S BEST MISTAKE by Mazey Eddings to receive a gorgeous art print and stickers! (US only) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MEET ME IN MUMBAI by Sabina Khan OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, and a sticker. You’ll also be entered to win 1 of 3 sets of THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI and ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE. (INT) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RAVENFALL by Kalyn Josephson OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a Max the not-cat pin, and a Ravenfall Inn sticker! (US only) (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Tiffany D. Jackson to receive a prom sash and an exclusive epilogue that answers the question, “What happened to Maddy?” (US only) (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MY SECOND IMPRESSION OF YOU by Michelle I. Mason to receive a bookmark and character stickers! You’ll also be entered to win a grand prize box. Pre-order from The Novel Neighbor, Main Street Books, or Left Bank Books to receive a signed edition. (US/CAN) (Ends 9/26) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the August Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the July Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win her 13th Blogoversary Giveaway, THE HONEYS, 3 books from Lisa’s ARC pile, and more!
- Head over to Literary Ramblings for a chance to win the Apple a Day Giveaway Hop or How We Grow Wings and Kari Sutherland Query Critique.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win AIR!, Dolly! The Story of Dolly Parton and Her Big Dream and Mister Rogers’ Gift of Music, and MASHA MUNCHING
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, COMING UP CUBAN, FLIPPING FORWARD TWISTING BACKWARD, and MORE!
- 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 Bookhounds YA for a chance to win KENZIE’S KINGDOM, Child of Etherclaw, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win a Jimmy Chartron Book Prize Pack, and MORE!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Summer 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including a $250 B&N Gift Card!!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!