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

January 13, 2019 Sunday Post 46

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 asterisks in front of the new ones (like I do the list of pre-orders in this post) so it will be easier to find new entries.

We’ve been continuing our winter clean-up as well. I’ve been further inspired by the new Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which I’d seen mentioned on a few different blogs (I’ve read about both the book and the show, but I’ve only watched the show so far). While I’m finding that the show is more about family dynamics than tidying up in a lot of ways, it’s still inspired me. I really want to read the book now too. It is incredible the number of bags of trash I’ve hauled out of my house. Donations too, but the trash is what really astounds me—the stuff that just really isn’t good enough to even donate. How do we hold onto so much stuff!?

On the writing side of things, I’ll confess I didn’t get far this week since I’ve been focused on the clean-up. I did finish up critiquing a chapter for my CP (critique partner), though.  🙂

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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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.)

Book-Haul

For Review:

My contact at Disney moved over to Simon & Schuster, so I received The Simple Art of Flying from them. Thanks, S&S! (Hoping I’ll still manage to get books from Disney as well—we shall see).

Purchased:

I was so excited to see that there is a new Indie bookstore less than ten minutes from me! Barbara’s Bookstore actually opened back at the end of November, but apparently I’m oblivious and it took me a while to realize it was there (in my defense, they just got the sign up in front of the building). Anyway, I had to go check the place out and of course make a purchase to support it. While I was there, I ended up chatting with the manager, and she was super excited to hear that I’m a blogger and had all sorts of ideas about how I could partner with the bookstore. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Anyway, I picked up Sadie while I was there, because everyone around the blogosphere raved about it when it came out!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Pre-order Incentives

Listed in order of release date. Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!

Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

More Awesome Giveaways:

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

46 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Incentives & Giveaways Galore – 1/13/19”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I do love purging, but haven’t done a major one in a while. I’ll watch the show before starting it, I think.

    Sadly, I tried to love Sadie, but after 117 pages, had to give up. Not feeling it. Why 117 pages? That was where I decided to stop. LOL.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. Michelle @Because Reading

    I have been wanting to clean out this house for quite some time. I am actually hoping to give the house a much needed makeover. The only problem is we haven’t decided if we want to move yet. So I don’t want to do it twice.

    I love your challenge list and it is a HUGE job. I think your idea will make it much better for you.

    You just reminded me my blogoversary is coming up in a few weeks. I need to make a post lol

    Have a great week, Nicole! Happy Reading!

    Michelle @Because Reading recently posted: Second week of a New Year! ~ WIR & SP
  3. Sophie

    I know all about trying to comment back and failing. Or at least not befor you have a delay of two to three days! I love when people comment but I confess that it’s sometimes hard to reply the same day what with work kids and all! Have a great Sunday!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I have a plugin to show me comments not yet replied to, which I LOVE because it means I never miss people’s comments, but it also means that I always have a running count of comments that I haven’t replied to. I really wish there was a way to dismiss a comment without replying, but that’s not an option (I keep thinking I should team up with someone to make a better version of this, but then I remember that I can’t code to save my life).

  4. Olivia Roach

    I am even further behind when it comes to comments and the like! But it’s great that you’ve made some time this past week to work on getting on top of all the blogging things. I might have to take a week to do that too 😀 Also, I love the idea about partnering with a bookstore!! So cool. Can’t wait to hear more about it. Sadie is one I am hearing brilliant things about as well, so I do hope you enjoy it too x

    Olivia Roach recently posted: 4 Mini Reviews: Shakespeare Edition
  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Catching up with comments is tough, which is why I tend to just comment BACK on people’s blogs instead of replying on my blog. I know not everyone likes that, but I write back if I have something specific to say or someone asks a question and that’s about all I can manage I think. LOL Though I LOVE all the comments and hearing from people. I email people back sometimes too, if I don’t comment back on the blog.

    I really want to read Sadie! Hope you enjoy it.

    -lauren

  6. Greg

    I am hearing so much about Marie Kondo now- I think maybe I need to consider what I can get rid of or donate. It’s always a good feeling to streamline. 🙂

    And yay for the new bookstore. How exciting!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, I couldn’t believe that part. It was hard to imagine how we’d accumulated so much stuff that wasn’t even worth donating—and why were we holding onto it? I actually started the cleaning before we watched the show, but then I heard about it and figured the timing was perfect. Kondo’s show definitely inspired me to do more, and I got some great ideas for how to organize things.

  7. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    We did a great big purge when we moved last September and it was astounding how much *stuff* we’d been storing. And not even stuff we used. It felt great to lighten the load (figuratively and literally). I’ve heard amazing things about Sadie.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #137
    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, I was so shocked that we had so much stuff that was so useless. You tend to save weird things “just in case.” Or the things you hold onto for sentimental value that really aren’t even all that sentimental once you think about it for a few minutes.

  8. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    In the past month, we have been doing some clean up around the house and it’s amazing the amount of stuff that we keep without needing – also, it’s amazing how we keep filling bags with donations and stuff that needs to be throw into the trash and there’s still a lot more to go. I’m feeling like a hoarder… I wish I had a bookshop ten minutes away from my home. I hope you and the bookshop end up partnering – it sounds so exciting!

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I know, it is so amazing how much stuff we have when we really start to look at it! So often, we hold onto things for ridiculous reasons (or no reason at all—it just gets set aside). I’m trying hard to keep things more organized and not just set items aside to be dealt with “later”—later doesn’t come for a long time!

  9. Daniela Ark

    I know exactly what you mean about “catching up” since I’m like a month behind in responding! UGH! Comment, post, update blog? Comment, post, update blog?… the eternal dilemma!

    I didn’t know there was a Tidying Up show! I DNF Marie Kondo’s book but now I want to try the show! Thank you for bring it to my attention.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I wasn’t so sure about the very first episode because it focused a lot more on the people’s lives than the organizing (and I was already on a cleaning binge and was looking for inspiration). Plus, that very first episode felt a little uncomfortable to me because it seemed to me that the couple’s marriage was sort of falling apart, and I’m not too sure organizing is all they needed to fix that. But after that first episode, I really loved all the others!!

  10. Tina @ As Told By Tina

    I have been doing a deep cleaning of the house as well. I mainly touched just my room and my kids room. My mother in law and I are going to start working on the garage soon. I’m sure we have a ton of things to toss out. The whole cleaning thing made me fall behind in blog hopping and commenting back. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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