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):
Still dealing with some of the ramifications of the mental health family emergency I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Things seem to be on a positive trajectory, but there are good days and bad days. I’ve ended up feeling emotionally drained a lot of days myself, which is why I haven’t gotten a ton of blogging/reading/writing done. But, it is what it is. Family takes priority.
- Thanksgiving. We had a very nice low-key Thanksgiving with just my mom and our kids. We made all foods we’re used to making (for Thanksgiving), and it all went smoothly, so it turned out to be a great day. Then I worked on Black Friday and over the weekend, but it actually wasn’t all that crazy – busier than normal, but not crazy. My middle daughter headed back to Purdue on Sunday.
- NaNoWriMo. Looks like I’m definitely failing my goal, but I decided to focus on family over the holiday instead of stressing myself out over NaNo. I’m hoping to keep up some amount of writing momentum, though, and keep the habits that worked before things got bogged down. (Mainly, going in to work early on days I work in the afternoon and writing in the cafe before my shift. That seemed to work well for me.)
- I joined Hive Social. So, if you’re human, you’ve probably seen all the controversy about Twitter lately. The bookish community has always thrived on Twitter, so it’s been an issue that lots of us have been talking about. We don’t want to lose those connections we’ve made over the years. First people were talking about Mastodon, but honestly, that place just feels like a mystery to me. I did end up joining a Discord community of MG writers and readers, and someone on there first mentioned Hive. I checked it out, and it seemed like a pretty decent (and simple) alternative to Twitter, and lots of bookish folks are over there, so I signed up. I’m not leaving Twitter, but Hive is a happy place to be so far. If you’re on Hive, feel free to follow me there (and I’ll follow you back) – my username is NicoleMHewitt.
What I Read This Week:
Reading? Is that a thing I do? Lately, it doesn’t feel like it.
What I Watched:
- I continued watching ABBOTT ELEMENTARY. I’m on to season 2 now.
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.
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 GOOD DIFFERENT by Meg Eden Kuyatt from The Ivy Bookshop to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark and sticker! (Ends 3/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE WICKED BARGAIN by Gabe Cole Novoa from Porter Square Books to receive a signed copy and a bookmark! (Ends 2/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE INGENUE by Rachel Kapelke-Dale to receive a limited-release art print of one of the fairy tales featured in the book. (US/CAN/FRANCE) (Ends 12/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE BLUE BAR by Damyanti Biswas OR request it from your local library to receive a signed bookplate, 2 bookmarks, and 2 postcards! (INT) (Ends 12/31) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order WRITE FOR LIFE by Julia Cameron to receive a companion planner! (US/CAN) (Ends 1/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch to receive an exclusive Invisible Army laptop sticker, and a chance to cut the line at one of Brad’s events! (US only) (Ends 1/9) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE CURSE OF OPHELIA by Nicole Platania to receive a character print, bookmark, and custom bookplate! (INT) (Ends 2/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order AFTERGLOW by Phil Stamper to receive two exclusive edition art prints. Pre-orders from Books Are Magic will also receive an exclusive bonus chapter. ( US, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, and NZ) (Ends 2/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of THE STARDUST THIEF by Chelsea Abdullah to receive 2 character cards and 2 character stickers. (INT) (Ends 12/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order PROMISE BOYS by Nick Brooks to receive a set of character cards! (US/CAN) (Ends 1/30) CLICK FOR DETAILS
(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)
- Twitter Giveaways:
I didn’t make note of any this week. Sorry!
- On my blog, you can enter the giveaway for the November Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway and the October Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up & Giveaway.
- Head over to Literary Rambles for a chance to win the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop, In All Things Give Thanks Giveaway Hop, and The Rabbit’s Gift.
- Head over to Kidlit 411 to win this week’s giveaways!
- 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 Powell’s Books!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!