Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/22/19

December 22, 2019 Sunday Post 30

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 we had rehearsals for worship team for Christmas Eve service and we did a teensy bit of decorating, with stockings, a couple of small items and a “tree” (we literally put up the top section of our Christmas tree and just decorated that—it actually looks pretty cute). We hadn’t done any decorating earlier because we weren’t sure when people were coming to paint (it’s not happening till after the holidays). I also worked more on my editing project.

On the blog, I caught up with comments—I had over 200 un-replied to comments that have been building up over the last couple of months with all the emergencies that have been going on around here. I’ve been replying sporadically, but I realized I’d been only responding to newer comments and leaving older ones. If I was a normal person, I would just skip those older ones and move on, but I have the “Comments Not Replied to” plugin that tells me about my un-replied comments, and there is no way to stop them from showing up without replying (a big flaw with the plugin—but this is the only one that I know of, and I really like it 99% of the time). Those un-replied comments would have haunted me FOREVER!

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

And just a reminder that you can sign up for the 2020 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

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:

I received When We Were Magic from Simon & Schuster! This witchy love story by Sarah Gailey is right up my alley.

Won:

I won Bone Hollow from an Instagram giveaway that Kim Ventrella did. I’m curious to see how this middle grade novel tackles the topic of death. Really looking forward to reading it!

 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Also, a reminder that I’m not doing my list of ALL the reading and blogging challenges I can find this year.  Here are two other bloggers who’ve created very similar lists:

Pre-order Campaigns

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 they might not be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

Awesome Giveaways:

Twitter 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!

30 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 12/22/19”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    I received a bunch of replies from you, but I had no idea you had so many to respond to. Wow! You are a replying beast. Congrats on the win! That book has my attention. I hope you and your family have a very wonderful holiday!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, sorry if I was overwhelming your inbox. That’s another reason I really wish the plugin had an option to mark a comment as “finished” without replying in these circumstances—I feel bad when people get emails for a million comments that I’ve replied to at once, and some comments don’t really NEED a reply. I wish when I got overwhelmed I could just reply to the ones that people actually might want to hear something back from me.

  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Yeah, I don’t have that plugin but WordPress sends me an email for each commentand I don’t delete the email until I respond. One plus is that gmail generally puts all the comments on one post together in one email so I can do one post at a time.

    Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season with family, great books and delicious eats.

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

    Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Series on Saturday: New to Me in 2019
    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I used to have email for all my comments, but that got overwhelming fast and they’d just get lost in the shuffle. I found this plugin, and it’s a great solution, but I DO wish they had the option to mark something done without actually replying in cases like this where I’ve gotten really far behind. Then I could just reply to certain comments and leave others.

  3. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I’m so bad at replying to the comments on my blog. I do visit the blogs of everybody who leaves a comment on my blog, but I haven’t had time to reply to the comments lately. Good luck with your Christmas Eve service! I hope you have a good Christmas!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I think there are periods that we all go through where we just can’t get to every comment to reply. And honestly, some comments don’t even need a reply—visiting back is probably more appreciated. (I always try to comment back—but I typically do it when I reply, so I was behind on that as well.)

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I think commenting back is actually more important. Some comments don’t even really warrant a reply. But I like the plugin because it helps me make sure I’m not forgetting about people who have visited me. I just wish there was a way I could mark some comments as “done” without actually replying. People really don’t NEED me to reply two months later to that comment they made about how they hope I had a good week. 🙂

  4. Carole's Random Life in Books

    I haven’t put a tree up for years! I did pull out a few other decorations this year though. I stopped reply to the comments on my blog (unless someone leaves a comment that needs a response) but I do try to visit their blog and comment there. There are only so many hours in the day.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yeah, I’ve really struggled with how to handle replying—in general, I think commenting back is more important. But I do love that this plugin helps me make sure I’m not just plain missing and/or forgetting people who’ve visited me. I just wish there was a way to mark a comment as “done” without actually replying if it’s a comment that doesn’t warrant a specific reply (especially if I’m getting to it late).

  5. Olivia Roach

    One of my goals for 20202 is to reply to all my unreplied to comments and I have some from early 2019. So don’t worry, I completely understand about wanting to go back and reply to them all! And I hope you had a fantastic Christmas with your family and at church 🙂

    Olivia Roach recently posted: 2019 Resolutions Wrap Up!

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