Category: Sunday Post

Mar 22
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/22/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/22/20

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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): Hope everyone has been keeping themselves busy! I haven’t been outside my house except to go to the grocery store since Saturday. And now we’re under an official stay-at-home order, so we won’t be leaving for at least the next couple of weeks!! But so far we’ve been keeping ourselves entertained. We’ve watched five movies: The Maze Runner & The Scorch Trials: We’d seen TMZ before, and we enjoyed it again the second time, but I’ll confess that TST had us all a little bored. At some point we’ll probably watch the third movie, but we decided to move onto… Read more »


Mar 15
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/15/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/15/20

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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): Okay, well we all know the ONLY thing we’ve been thinking about this week is the fact that the apocalypse is coming. I mean, Covid-19 is bad, but the US population’s sudden need for 5000 rolls of toilet paper each is truly terrifying. Kidding aside, I’ve definitely been distracted by the news of the virus. Between that and the Democratic Primaries, March has pretty much been a useless month for me so far. I’ve only read TWO BOOKS in March and I’ve barely written anything, which is … dismal. We have gotten some more painting and doors and trim done,… Read more »


Mar 08
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/8/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/8/20

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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): My dad is recovering nicely from his stroke. He still has some issues with his peripheral vision, but other than that, he seems mostly fine. Truly thankful! This week we’ve been continuing with our painting and working on the doors and trim. I painted the family room and the coat closet and started on the hallway. We got the baseboards installed in the family room too, and my husband has been working diligently on the casements around the doors and windows (he also hung two more doors). It takes a LONG time to do everything, but we’re making progress!… Read more »


Mar 01
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/1/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/1/20

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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 a rough week for me. First I had insomnia for a few days, which left me feeling fuzzy and headachy. I was hoping to get another post up this week, but I couldn’t work at my computer because I found that my eyes couldn’t focus and then my headache would get worse and I’d get nauseous. Then, I finally got four good hours of sleep (with the help of Tylenol PM), and it turned out it was a good thing because I had to rush my dad to the ER the next day when he had a… Read more »


Feb 23
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20

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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): Lots of work done on the house this week! I painted the entire kitchen and we also got more doors hung and trim put up. Then yesterday I removed trim from the family room. We’re making progress! (I’ll put up a couple of pics again next week when things are straightened up a bit more). I’m also participating in WriteOn Con, an online writing conference. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend signing up for this. It’s WELL worth the $20 to gain access to all the sessions for a month. There are over 100!! You’ve already missed seeing a… Read more »


Feb 16
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/16/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/16/20

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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 returned from the SCBWI conference in New York on Sunday night! The conference was fantastic! Lots of inspiration; plus, it was wonderful to meet with writerly friends!! I actually headed off to another SCBWI event yesterday! (This one was a meeting for the Illinois reps and a going-away celebration for our previous regional advisor.) Meanwhile, my youngest played in a Special Olympics basketball tournament yesterday, and their team won, so they get to go to State in March! (I actually ended up missing the tournament because of the SCBWI event and my husband is out of town for… Read more »


Feb 09
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/9/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/9/20

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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 left for the New York SCBWI Conference on Friday! Hopefully I’m having a fabulous time there right now!! 🙂 Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post: The Wonders of a Writing Accountability Partner Malice by Pintip Dunn: Review & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win! January 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up (& Some December Updates Too) 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… Read more »


Feb 02
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/2/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/2/20

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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): It’s been slow but steady with our home improvement projects this week. I’ll confess that my husband’s taking care of most of it. He painted the dining room with only minimal help from me (I helped paint the ceiling, but didn’t do all that much else), and we put up the new basement door. We LOVE the new darker craftsman style door and it makes us excited to get all the trim up too! Next Friday, I’m headed to the SCBWI conference in New York, so I’m not sure how that will affect my Sunday Post. As it is,… Read more »


Jan 26
Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 1/26/20

Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 1/26/20

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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 finally got the floors refinished (after our plumbing emergency at the end of last year) and now we’re working on putting up new doors and trim and repainting. Choosing all the options for everything was basically miserable at first—I am not a designer, and I second-guess everything. We kept going back and forth on what we were going to do, both with the paint colors and the trim. And we’ve been trying to pick everything quickly so we can get the house put back together (and to take care of the 11% rebate at Menards). But last night we… Read more »


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

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

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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): So far my writing goals have been going well. Of course, I’ve been sticking to them for all of two weeks—but I’ll celebrate small successes.  🙂 I’ve also been happily keeping up with my blogging. I’ve got two posts scheduled to go up next week. I’ve actually read all of the discussions linked up to the Discussion Challenge and the wrap-ups linked to the Monthly Wrap-Up Round-Up, and I’m not too far behind on comments. What witchery is this? As far as my reading goes, I’ve been working on reading the finalists for the Elementary/Middle Grade Fiction category of the… Read more »