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

March 15, 2020 Sunday Post 58

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, though. My husband is actually working a lot more than usual because companies have been needing to move to Amazon AWS to handle their employees who are all suddenly working from home. (Yep, he works for Amazon—you can all feel free to gasp in horror now.) But we did some more work yesterday. Here’s an in-progress pic (since a finished pic is far in the future).

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:

Won:

I won a signed, personalized copy of the new version of Cinder from Jessica @ aGREATread (for her blogoversary—happy blogoversary once again, Jessica!).

For Review:

I got a fun surprise in the mail from Random House Kids: Awesome Dog 5000 vs Mayor Bossypants. I was so incredibly delighted with the first book in this series, and I can’t WAIT to read book two!!

From NetGalley:

A few NetGalley approvals came in this week! (I need to get back to reading!!) First of all, I got approved for Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron. One glance at the amazing cover illustrated by Geneva Bowers and I knew this was a “me” book. Then I read “Stranger Things meets Percy Jackson set on the south side of Chicago.” Um, yes please!

Next I got The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington. The MC of this book was raised at a zoo, which is just the sort of fanciful thing I loved to imagine when I was a kid. And we have another amazing cover, this one illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki.

And then I also got Admission by Julie Buxbaum, which follows a college admissions scandal. And it’s Julie Buxbaum. Enough said.

Free:

I saw a note over on Savings in Seconds that Colleen Hoover has several of her books free on Amazon right now to help people who are stuck home due to Coronavirus. You can get Verity, Too Late, Hopeless and the Never Never Series free! I picked up the Never Never Series since I own the first book but not the others.


 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:


Pre-order Campaigns

(Make sure you scroll to see them all!) Listed in order of release date. Any new deals I 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:

(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)

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!

58 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 3/15/20”

  1. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    Can you believe I had forgotten my birthday is next week? That’s how much the Covid19 stuff is muddling my brain.
    I’ve been working a lot this weekend trying to get all my teaching / syllabus online so that I can teach my students from home – while they are also home.
    I hope you’re all doing well! Stay healthy and safe. <3

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  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    The whole run on t.p. is such a mystery. I mean, it’s respiratory virus, not a stomach bug. But people do love to panic, I guess. *shrugs* I had to laugh at your comment about your husband’s job. I just don’t get the beef with Amazon. Sure I support small business when I can but I also use Amazon plenty. We have this new purchasing manager at the office who has basically said “no ordering from Amazon” which I have promptly ignored. I recently had to order something for the company that came to $300 at the vendor he wants us to use. I got it from Amazon for $158. Now how is paying double a sound business decision? Crazy. (Aaaand, sorry for the rant, Nicole! LOL)

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, I totally get why some people are frustrated with elements of Amazon’s business model, but overall I think they fill a pretty important need and they do provide stuff at great prices in a lot of cases. I don’t really want to have to feel guilty for taking advantage of the fact that I can get something for a good price delivered straight to my door really quickly. I do still try to support local bookstores because they offer something Amazon can’t—author events. That’s why I definitely want to keep my local bookstores open!

  3. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    The covid-19 panic is wearing on my nerves already. I understand it’s serious but people need to be sensible… But most are flapping around like feral pigeons and I can’t take it. *sigh*

    I’m so sad by the new Lunar Chronicle covers! What was wrong with the original covers?! They were so much prettier. (imo)

    Hope you have a good week, Nicole!

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    I know this Coronavirus is bringing out the worst of people, but also bringing out the best of people! I was reading about this dude in Kentucky/Tennessee who bought a butt load of hand sanitizer in early March to price gouge it on Amazon. He’s since been blocked from selling it. He claims that in some rural areas by him that the local Dollar General doesn’t sell sanitizer, though how that justifies his price gouging of it doesn’t make sense. He’s basically in trouble and now apparently is looking for somewhere to donate his hoard. Meanwhile my stepdad told me his niece (who’s an adult as well) got lucky on her Costco run and managed to get the allotted toilet paper amount and then dispersed it among her neighbors who couldn’t get any.

    So as I said, this event is bringing out the worst and best of people!

    And yay!!! Cinder looks beautiful in front of your books! Glad it arrived safely! Hope you enjoy it and your other new reads!!

    Your doors are looking gorgeous by the way! 😉

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. Laura

    All this coronavirus panic buying stuff is crazy! It’s exactly the same in the UK right now with shops sold out of toilet roll and things like pasta and rice, and I just dont get it! Even if you have to self isolate it’s only going to be two weeks
    not ten years, so why would you need apocalypse-level supplies of things? Hopefully everything gets back to normal soon, but it isn’t looking likely.
    Anyway, on a more positive note I love that new cover of Cinder! I did love the old one, but that’s definitely a lovely edition.
    Have a great week! 🙂

  6. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I love Amazon. It does a great job mostly. I wish they were better to some employees though. I am very worried about the virus. I am thrilled we will be home now the next 3 weeks. I think it will get much worse.

    I love the wood tones – not too dark or too light.

    Stay safe and healthy! I hope you get to do some reading and writing this week!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’ve been doing better with my writing so far this week (and reading too). I can only speak for us, but Amazon has been a great employer for my husband. I know he doesn’t work in the warehouse or anything, though, so that experience might be a lot different.

  7. Greg

    It is scary right now isn’t it? I feel like humor is one of the few things we have to keep us sane haha (that and reading). 🙂 And so true about the toilet paper *rolls eyes*. I haven’t really been reading either. there’s just so much going on…

    The doors look nice! Hope you have a great week!

  8. sjhigbee

    Love the doors – you have done a brilliant job:). And yes… isn’t it awful that we’ve all suddenly become incontinent to the extent that we need our own weight in toilet paper? Must be the panic… I hope you have a peaceful, healthy week.

  9. ShootingStarsMag

    Yeah, this month is kind of insane. I’m part time at a college and so far, we’re all coming in to work (classes are online but the campus is open). I work one day a week from home anyway, so that will be nice. Obviously things could change at any moment, so we’ll see. I’m glad I CAN do my job from home if need be, though getting out is kind of nice since it seems like everything else is shutting down. OH, and the toilet paper shortage is insane!!!!

    -Lauren

  10. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Oh, yeah, it’s my birthday soon! The apocalypse is kind of overshadowing it this year. Hopefully people aren’t hoarding cake because I’m going to need some. The doors look great. I hope you have a good week!

  11. Roberta R.

    “the US population’s sudden need for 5000 rolls of toilet paper each is truly terrifying”.
    LOL, oddly, I was able to find it at one of my local supermarkets. And frankly…who needs ALL that toilet paper for two weeks? What about food instead? Assuming that you have storage space…

    I hope you’ll manage to find the right space of mind to read – and more importantly, write! – soon! Take care!

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  12. Emily

    I definitely relate on the fact that the virus has basically consumed my mind, so I think of nothing else. I completely forgot that a couple of days ago was Pi Day! I feel like we need to focus on something else, news wise haha.

  13. Rachel

    I’ve enjoyed Julie Bauxbaum in the past so I’m interested in her newest. Hope it’s good! The paint job turned out nice! Happy reading, Nicole! 🙂

  14. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    With everything that is going on, it’s hard to concentrate or to do anything. This situation is consuming everyone’s attention.

    Hope you can find the state of mind to read & write this week.
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  15. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    I hear you on being distracted by COVID-19. It’s almost impossible not to be distracted by it. I too am completely baffled about the toilet paper hoarding and at the totally random items that keep selling out. Last night when I went to the store, the aisle with the vegetable oil was completely wiped out. Go figure, lol.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      It is a little strange which things are going so fast. Then the stores are doing their best to stop that sort of thing from happening, but sometimes it’s done in weird ways. I went to the store today and had to choose between hamburger buns and a loaf of bread because you could only buy ONE bread product of any kind. I get the idea behind it, but it made it a little frustrating when we have a family of five.

  16. Lisa

    I don’t know if you’ve been given the heads up yet, but Kate Messner’s website has soooooooo many authors sharing their books, talking about writing, creating a plethora of follow up activities across academic areas during this crazy time. There are even some fun things for us adults. You need to check it out!!

  17. Sophie

    The doors look great Nicole! And yes I can see why Amazon employees would work overtime right now with all the local shops closing their doors here we are ordering online like mad!
    Stay safe.

  18. Lola

    It sure is hard to focus on things with all the news and danger of the corona virus being so close now. That’s nice you got some work on those doors done. I hope you can get more reading done next month.

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