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):
Actually, a lot happened over these last two weeks…
- I didn’t put up a Sunday Post last week because we drove my daughter Danielle to Purdue on Sunday, and I just didn’t have time with the move to get it done. It’s definitely been strange without her here, and I’m a little sad without her, I’m not gonna lie, but it seems like her transition has been going great so far!!
- I started working at Barnes & Noble! I’m now a part-time bookseller, and I love it! Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by books all the time and help people find reads they’ll love? Plus, it’s kept me busy and helped me keep my mind off Danielle being gone.
- Noah started his senior year of high school!
What I Read This Week:
- I read Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia and then started reading Troublemaker by John Cho.
- I finished listening to Alive by Scott Sigler during my marathon training and then started listening to Alight. These full-cast recordings make them entertaining!
What I Watched:
- I watched the first half of the season of The Sandman. This show is pretty darn epic! Guess I need to read the comics.
- I also watched the first half of season 3 of Never Have I Ever. I really love this show!
- The rest of my TV watching was sort of random over these last two weeks. We watched a bit more Angel and some more Master Chef Junior, and then I just watched an episode here and there of random things.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- BITE-SIZED REVIEWS OF BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, ONYEKA AND THE ACADEMY OF THE SUN, BRAVELY, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, & ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE FUTURE
- PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
- HOW TO SPEAK ANIMAL BY AUBRE ANDRUS & GABBY WILD: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
- MACKENZIE’S LAST RUN BY GAYLE ROSENGREN: REVIEW, PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY, & GAYLE’S TOP TEN ADDICTIONS!
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.
- 8/16 – Read All the Things‘ Blogoversary
- 8/22 – Mocha Girls Read‘s Blogoversary
- 8/24 – Malka @ Paper Procrastinators‘ Birthday
- 8/25 – Book Haven‘s Blogoversary
- 8/25 – Lola @ Lola’s Reviews‘ Birthday
- 8/27 – Book’d Out‘s Blogoversary
I received The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs. This one’s the follow-up to Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, which I really enjoyed! The cover artist is John Jay Cabuay. Then I also got an ARC of Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O’Clover with a gorgeous cover by Andrea De Santis.
I received Dressing Up the Stars by Jeanne Walker Harvey (illustrated by Diana Toledano) for the blog tour. And then I received a surprise in the mail from Union Square Kids—Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmount by Nick Brooks. The cover on this one was illustrated by Godwin Akpan.
One benefit of working at Barnes and Noble is that I get access to more ARCs. Okay, so I know I already get plenty of them, but when I saw Troublemaker by John Cho (with Sarah Suk), I had to pick it up. It made for good reading during breaks! The striking cover was illustrated by Chris Danger.
Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:
- Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight talks about DISABILITY REPRESENTATION IN BOOKS
- Mint @ Mint Loves Books asks Why Are Most Mystery Readers Older?
- Sophie @ Me & Ink shares 10 young adult books that should be Netflix movies (plus cool aesthetics she made for each of them!)
- Charnaie @ Here Wee Read shares her Top Ten Multicultural Holiday Releases
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 TRYOUT by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao from a participating indie to receive a signed poster! (Ends 9/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order MACKENZIE’S LAST RUN by Gayle Rosengren to be entered to win a mini flashlight keychain (so you won’t be caught without a flashlight like Mac was!) and a signed bookplate. PLUS, one Middle Grade Teacher or Librarian win a 30 minute virtual author visit with their class! (US only) (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order STRIKE THE ZITHER by Joan He to receive a 2 sided art card! Pre-orders from Books of Wonder will also receive a silver peacock bookmark. (US only) (Ends 10/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order BONE WEAVER by Aden Polydoros to receive a set of poster cards, three character cards, and a signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 9/19) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order HOW TO EXCAVATE A HEART by Jake Maia Arlow to receive an art print! Pre-orders from specific indies will receive extra goodies. If you request the book from your local library, you’ll receive stickers! (Ends 10/31) (INT) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order A TASTE OF MAGIC by J. Elle from The Hangout to receive a limited edition FURRY & FREE pin! (US/CAN) (Ends 8/29) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ATLAS PARADOX by Olivie Blake to receive a limited edition pin! (US/CAN) (Ends 10/24) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LAST HILL by Tom Clavin & Bob Drury to receive a custom bookplate, signed by the authors. (Ends 10/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE MARRIAGE PORTRAIT by Maggie O’Farrell from Max Minerva’s Marvellous Books & More (or other UK indies) to receive an enamel tiger badge! (UK only) (Ends 8/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SILVER IN THE MIST by Emily Victoria OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, 4 character art cards, a filigree bookmark, and a random postcard! (INT) (Ends 10/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SIR CALLIE AND THE CHAMPIONS OF HELSTON by Esme Symes-Smith to receive a bookmark, a holographic sticker and a double sided art print. Library requests qualify for digital goodies, including exclusive bonus scenes and art. Pre-order through The Novel Neighbor to receive all four art prints, a button, and a gold-tasseled bookmark. (US/CAN) (Ends 11/7) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
@KFJBooks is giving away a signed copy of Fearless (ends 8/21)
- @dustdancestoo is giving away 5 signed copies of THE MOUSE WHO CARRIED A HOUSE ON HIS BACK (ends 8/30)
@tracybwrites is giving away a signed copy of FREDDIE VS. THE FAMILY CURSE! (ends 8/26)
@alexandraovery is giving away five ARCs of THE GINGERBREAD WITCH and an adorable purple wolf plush
- 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. You can also enter to win PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE SANCTUARY OF SHADOWS and HOW TO SPEAK ANIMAL.
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win Frances and the Monster and Marlo Berliner Query Critique, the Old School Giveaway Hop, and a Lynette Novak Query Critique.
- 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 ETTA INVINCIBLE, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING LUNCHROOM, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER.
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, GOBLIN MARKET, and MORE!
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win A DISASTER IN THREE ACTS, THE HONEYS, NOTHING IS LITTLE, THE LANGUAGE OF SEABIRDS, and lots more!!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win SEEKERS and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win Mrs. R. Snugglesworth, Attorney-at-Law, 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!