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):
- Marathon recovery. So, the marathon did a real number on my stomach. I was a bit disappointed since even my twenty-mile practice run had gone so well, and at only 14.5 miles I started getting a stomach ache. By the time I got to 22.5 miles, I just had to walk the rest of it (besides a short bit at the end when I ran to the finish line). Still, I didn’t give up. I finished. I can say I finished a marathon, which is more than most people can say. But my stomach did not like me for the next couple of days, and of course, my legs weren’t my biggest fans either. There was some recovery time needed.
- Family weekend at Purdue. We spent this weekend visiting Danielle at Purdue. We got to meet with people from her department, watch her acapella group perform, and just generally see the campus from her perspective now that she’s been there for a bit. We also did an escape room with two of her friends (and one friend’s mom), which was fun!
What I Read This Week:
- I read Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott & Lyn Miller-Lachmann. Then I started reading Freestyle by Gale Galligan.
- I continued listening to Made You Up by Francesca Zappia, but when it was time to run the marathon, I decided to get a new book so I wouldn’t have to switch partway through. So I ended up also listening to Fairy Tale by Stephen King.
What I Watched:
- I finished season 1 of TRAVELERS. Really loving this show!
- I’ve also been watching THE MOLE. I love that it kind of reminds me of an elaborate escape room game with someone trying to mess you up.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- EXPLORER ACADEMY: THE FORBIDDEN ISLAND BY TRUDI TRUEIT – GLOBAL COVERS GUEST POST & ENTIRE SERIES 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.
- 10/18 – Michelle @ Book Briefs‘ Birthday
- 10/22 – Lisa @ Lisa Loves Literature‘s Birthday
- 10/22 – Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra‘s Birthday
None this week!
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 HEART FINDS by Jaime Berry OR request it from your local library to receive a bookmark, a thank you note or ostcard, and a sticker. You’ll also be entered to win a giveaway! (US only) (Ends 11/14) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE LAST HERO by Linden A. Lewis to receive an 8 1/2 x 6 character portrait, a double-sided bookmark, and a signed 4 x 6 bookplate sticker for all three books in the trilogy. (INT) (11/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE POISON SEASON by Mara Rutherford to receive a beautiful character art print, a customized signed bookplate, and a double-sided bookmark. Preorders from One More Page Books will also receive a signed/personalized copy and stickers! (INT) (Ends 12/4) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order RETRO by Sofía Lapuente & Jarrod Shusterman to receive a signed/personalized bookplate, a sticker, and a postcard! (US only) (Ends 1/23) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Melissa Baron to receive a sticker, two bookmarks, an art print and a signed bookplate! (Ends 10/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WAY CHAMPS PLAY by Naomi Osaka, illustrated by Kamala Nair to receive a signed bookplate from Naomi Osaka! (Ends 12/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
- Didn’t make note of any this week. Sorry!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the October Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the September Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway. Plus, you can also win Explorer Academy: The Forbidden Island.
- Head over to Literary Ramblings for a chance to win the Howloween Giveaway Hop, Ask the Girl, and a Sarah Stephens Query Critique.
- Head over to KidLit411 for a chance to win Rat Fair, Flip Turns, and Ravenfall.
- Head over to Kait Plus Books for a chance to win THE TROUBLE WITH ROBOTS, SPELLS FOR LOST THINGS, and MORE!
- Head over to YA & Kids’ Books Central for a chance to win A SCATTER OF LIGHT, GOING PLACES, SISTERHOOD OF SLEUTHS, and lots more!
- Head over to Bookhounds YA for a chance to win NO ADMISSIONS, ZARA’S RULES FOR FINDING HIDDEN TREASURE, and more! (Check the sidebar)
- Head over to The Children’s Book Review for a chance to win My Name Is Not Ed Tug, The Middle of the Night Book, and MORE!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Fall 2022 Seasons of Books Giveaway Hop!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win 3 books from her ARC pile!
- Book Riot has lots of giveaways, including $200 at Books-a-Million!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!