Category: Sunday Post

Feb 17
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/17/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/17/19

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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): Well, I’m starting to lose hope about that possible good news on the writing front. I don’t really have anything new to report, and that in itself makes me think that it’s not going to happen. Maybe someday I’ll be able to share the story in hindsight. Right now I’m just trying not to let disappointment win out over the positives in the situation. 🙁 Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post: Bookworm Confession: Swag Isn’t My Thing. Let’s Discuss. (Plus a Giveaway) Bite-Sized Reviews of A Curse So Dark and Lonely,… Read more »


Feb 10
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 2/10/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Deals & Giveaways Galore – 2/10/19

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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 had two different writer groups this week (one for SCBWI and one at my local library) and now this weekend I’ve been participating in WriteOnCon, which is an online kidlit (YA and under) writing conference. I’m in awe at the pure amount of content in this conference. If you’re a writer or interested in writing, you should definitely check it out because it’s super reasonably priced and you can access all of the sessions for the next week. I spent almost all day Friday on the site, and every spare minute yesterday on it and I’ve found so many… Read more »


Feb 03
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/3/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 2/3/19

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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): First off, I just have to thank all of you who sent your heartfelt well-wishes for my blogoversary. I feel really lucky to be a part of the book blogosphere! If you haven’t already, make sure you enter my blogoversary giveaway! I’m in the midwest, so the windchill here got all the way down to -51 degrees because of the polar vortex!! School was obviously cancelled for a couple of days, and we just hid out indoors. Last night I attended an SCBWI event featuring agent Sara Megibow from KT Literary, who gave us so many insights on how… Read more »


Jan 26
Sunday (Saturday) Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/27/19

Sunday (Saturday) Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/27/19

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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 posting this on Saturday this week since I have a blog tour review scheduled for tomorrow. I got lots of blog hopping done this week. I managed to reply and comment back to almost all my comments and also read a good portion of the discussions that have been linked to the Discussion Challenge. It’s nice to feel on top of blogging stuff for a change (don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t last). The 31st is my six-year blogoversary, so keep your eye out for a celebration post!! I also got a bit of potential good news on the… Read more »


Jan 20
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/20/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/20/19

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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 in a serious slump here, guys. The only thing I’ve really gotten done is organizing my house. I’ve gotten a little crazy about it (in a good way—mostly). I have thrown out bags and bags of junk and donated even more. So far, we’ve gone through the basement (there are still a couple of problem areas I need to go through, like under the stairs), some of the dressers, the front coat closet (that one was a challenge!), some of the kitchen (when we had to relace the dishwasher I cleared out a few of the cabinets that… Read more »


Jan 13
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/13/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/13/19

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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 spent my blogging time this week mostly catching up on replying to comments and commenting back (“catching up” is a relative term here—I just checked and I’m back up to 65 un-replied comments. I’m trying, though!). I’ve also been reading some discussions and year-end wrap-ups. So, I didn’t have much time to actually write posts this week (but at least the one post I did put up was fun!). I’ve also STILL been updating my Master List of 2019 Reading Challenges because more keep popping up. Next year, I’m going to update it every Sunday and add red… Read more »


Jan 06
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/6/19

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/6/19

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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 was the last week of Christmas break for my kids, so I’ll be getting back to a normal schedule next week. It seems like time just keeps flying by! We’ve been doing some “winter break cleaning” around here. My husband and younger daughter are redoing the upstairs bathroom—new paint, trim, door and light fixture and a refresh to the cabinets. It’s been quite the project! Meanwhile I’ve been sorting through our monster-mess of a basement, cleaning out old craft stuff and general junk that gets carted down there. And then, of course, as soon as we’re in the… Read more »


Dec 30
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/30/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/30/18

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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): We’re almost there—almost to 2019! This week was all about holidays with the family for me. We all served at church on Christmas Eve (my husband played drums, my older daughter did lights, my younger daughter did graphics, and my mom and my youngest and I served in the children’s ministry—this is a pretty typical weekend for us, though sometimes my one daughter sings instead of doing graphics). Then my dad came over for Christmas day. Unfortunately my husband was sick with a fever and a sore throat (Possibly strep? He had leftover antibiotics and self-medicated. I know, not… Read more »


Dec 16
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/16/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/16/18

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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): Well, I finished the first draft of my YA novel this week. And then I set it aside and immediately started plotting my next book. I definitely need a little space from that last book—it’s going to take a lot of editing to get it into reasonable shape. I’m not saying I won’t go back to it, but I need some time away first. So now I’m starting work on another MG novel. I’m excited about this one! Oh, and I had to give my son the Heimlich this week. I wrote about it on Twitter (it actually had… Read more »


Dec 09
Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/9/18

Sunday Post: Book Pre-Order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 12/9/18

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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 week was once again pretty uneventful, except that I made some forward progress with an agent I submitted a query to. Who knows where it will go, but it’s nice to have some positive feedback—no matter how much you tell yourself to prepare for the negative, it’s hard to keep that thick skin in place some days. (I need better glue!) Other than that, I spent a lot of time at gymnastics meets—my daughter had three school meets this week! She’s mostly doing this sport for fun, since she quit competitive gymnastics years ago and can’t possibly compete… Read more »