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):
This has once again been a difficult week–no need to go into all the specific reasons why. Life is so up and down, isn’t it? I feel like I’m on a constant roller coaster lately. Highest of highs and lowest of lows. I just have to keep my seatbelt tightened and my hands inside the vehicle at all times and furiously hope we don’t derail.
I’m headed to NY this coming Friday for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conference, and I’ll be there for my birthday, so that should be fun!
What I Read This Week:
- I didn’t really do much reading this week. Still working on those same books.
What I Watched:
- I finished watching the first season of That 90’s Show. It brings back memories both of the original show and of all the ridiculous clothes I wore in the 90s.
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:
- 2022 END OF YEAR BOOK SURVEY (& YEAR IN GRAPHS!)
- FEBRUARY 2023 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.
- 2/8 – Captivated Reading‘s Blogoversary
- 2/9 – Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads‘ Birthday
- 2/11 – MY BIRTHDAY!
Nothing new 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 A BOTANIST’S GUIDE TO FLOWERS AND FATALITY by Kate Khavari to receive a sheet of poisonous plants stickers. (Ends 6/5) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE ADVENTURE’S OF AMINA AL-SIRAFI by Shannon Chakraborty from Mysterious Galaxy to receive a special wooden bookmark! (Ends 2/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order CHAOS & FLAME by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland to receive an exclusive metal bookmark! (US only) (Ends 3/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order COURT OF THE UNDYING SEASONS by A. M. Strickland OR request it from your local library to receive an art print and signed bookplate! (US/CAN) (Ends 5/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order IF TOMORROW DOESN’T COME by Jen St. Jude OR request it from your local library to receive an art print of the cover art! (US/CAN) (Ends 5/8) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order AGENTS OF S.U.I.T. by John Patrick Green to receive an official InvestiGators badge! (US/CAN) (Ends 2/20) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of IT GOES LIKE THIS by Miel Moreland to receive an exclusive digital short story! (INT) (Ends 5/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order IT’S BOBA TIME FOR PEARL LI by Nicole Chen to receive 3 cute boba stickers and a chance to win a grand prize! (Ends 2/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order LIES WE SING TO THE SEA by Sarah Underwood to receive an enamel pin! (US only) (Ends 3/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order the paperback of ONE FOR ALL by Lillie Lainoff to receive four character art cards, a quote art card, two 4×4 stickers, and a metal sword bookmark (Loyalty Books preorders only). (Ends 2/13 UK, 3/14 US) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THE SECRET SERVICE OF TEA AND TREASON by India Holton to receive an exclusive bonus epilogue for The League of Gentlewomen Witches! (Ends 4/17) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order SOMETHING LIKE THIS by Miel Moreland OR request it from your local library to receive an exclusive digital short story! (INT) (Ends 5/22) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THIS TIME IT’S REAL by Ann Liang to receive a pink umbrella! (US only) (Ends 2/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order THREE HENS, A PEACOCK, AND THE ENORMOUS EGG! by Ann Liang to receive a signed bookplate and a mystery plushie! (First 50 pre-orders) (US only) (Ends 2/6) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order IMMORTALITY by Dana Schwartz to receive an enamel pin (first 500 entries) and an art print! (US/CAN) (Ends 2/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
Pre-order William Kent Krueger’s audio original novella THE LEVEE and you can enter to win an iPad, AirPods Pro, a signed script page, and access to a Zoom event with the author!! (US only) (Ends 2/27) CLICK FOR DETAILS
I’ve officially decided to take the giveaways section out of my Sunday Post. It’s just been too hard for me to keep up with along with the pre-order campaigns, and I feel like the pre-order section is more valuable, so I’m going to focus on that. Many of the giveaways I featured were links to sites that host them all the time, so feel free to check an older Sunday Post for links to those. I hope you’ve found out about some great giveaways here over the years!
Lots of good stuff! Have any news? Feel free to share in the comments!
I hope things settle down for you soon. Safe travels. Here’s to good weather (because I am about 30 miles from NYC, so it’s my weather too, LOL). May the conference be fruitful and enjoyable and many wonderful wishes for your birthday.
I hope this week is a better one for you! Enjoy your trip to NY and happy early birthday!
yes my daughter has had a rough week with her health. I hope you have a great time for your conference and celebrating your birthday!
Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Have a great trip! And a great birthday!!!!!!!
Sometimes we have to make those decisions about just how much energy we can actually put into the blog and how much our readers care about. It’s a difficult balancing act. Hope you have a great trip and birthday!
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
The conference should be fun! It’s times like this I really miss the RT Booklover’s Convention! I loved the panels and hearing authors talk about their process. I liked engaging with other readers and inspiring writers. I think I even tried pitching my novel a few times. Didn’t really get any bites, I’m terrible with pitches and query letters. I think I’ve kind of resolved myself trying to go the self-publishing route or maybe seeing if I can try pitching to the smaller publishers that might not require agents. We’ll see. I just need to find the time to polish my manuscript, but then I think of the books I’m trying to read in time for certain things and I get carried away with other things. So hopefully this month I can make time for that! Just a little at a time at least. We will see. Hope all goes well at the conference and the roller coaster continues to go up and stay there! lol.
Happy early Birthday too! Hope you have a GREAT day! I also really enjoyed That 90s Show! It was fun to be able to follow along with the “current” trends and events in this one! Some of the 70s things were a bit lost on me, but I still enjoyed the show overall!
Here’s my StS
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower 🙂
Happy Birthday! I hope this upcoming week is better and your trip sounds wonderful.
Enjoy the conference. Happy Birthday! And I know what you mean about life being a roller coaster.
Happy birthday! Enjoy the conference.
Happy birthday and safe travels.
Life is hard right now isn’t it? It just seems like a never ending uphill battle. I hope things turn around for you.
Karen @For What It’s Worth
Sorry to hear things are tough, but hopefully you are now in NYC and having a great time! The weather is perfect for a trip here in February. You got lucky! How long are you staying? I’ll be in the city on Monday.
Sending all the hugs your way! I hope this week is going a billion times better for you! And I haven’t watched that 90s show yet but I used to absolutely love that 70s show! I hope you had a wonderful birthday ♥.