Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/26/20

April 26, 2020 Sunday Post 29

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):

Here’s what we’ve been up to while safe indoors this week:

  • Online school. Same old story. Helping my son with his work.
  • We watched:
    • We finished bingeing 100 Humans. I really liked this show, even if not every “experiment” seemed completely scientifically valid.
    • We’ve been watching season 3 of Ozark.
  • We’ve been putting finishing touches on the house, including cleaning up all the tools and moving furniture back into our dining room. We still have to do trim in the office, but we can’t start on that until we get all the dining room stuff cleared out of there. Here are a few pics so you can see the final results (it’s actually really hard to get good ones of the windows because of the lighting—we did put up some temporary paper blinds in the family room, though).

  • I didn’t finish any books this week! Apparently, the more my family reads, the less I read? My younger daughter has been reading like crazy, and my husband is now reading Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. Meanwhile, I’m still listening to the same book I was listening to last week, and I’m just over 100 pages into another one. Yikes! (Honestly, though, I think it has more to do with the fact that I was working hard on the next two bullet points…)
  • I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and still making headway on my verse novel!
  • I finished the second edit for a client that I was working on.

And then we had some weirdness around here last night when someone shot into one of my neighbor’s houses. There were about a half dozen police cars out there with a search dog and everything. Unfortunately, they didn’t find the person who did it, but everyone is okay, so that’s the important thing. Still, it’s scary to think that someone was walking around my neighborhood with a gun and actually shot into someone’s house! (Mary, this made me think of your Apartment Life posts—I guess this would be just another week for you.)

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:

This isn’t exactly a book haul, but I won it from Jen Ryland Reviews, so I’m putting it here. I won her Save Small Businesses Giveaway where I got to choose a $25 gift card from a local business or a $25 donation to a charity. I chose to donate the $25 to Bernie’s Book Bank!! If you’ve been around the blog, you’ve seen me talk about volunteering there. Right now, during COVID-19, they’re distributing books to underserved kids in the Chicagoland area while the kids are also getting meals from their local school districts. I’m happy to be able to support that effort!

Purchased:

I wanted to support my local indie, so I placed an order for pick up.  My younger daughter wanted to read the Renegades Series by Marissa Meyer after a friend recommended it to her. I owned the first book, but not the other two, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to support my local indie. Also, my son read my ARC of Neil Patrick Harris’s Magic Misfits and he wanted the next book. Luckily, the bookstore had it in stock!


 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!

29 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/26/20”

  1. shooting

    Your house looks wonderful!! I’m glad that you’ve gotten so much done – I’m sure you feel great about that. I love that your family is reading so much, and Wolf by Wolf is wonderful so I hope your husband loves it! I want to support some of my indie bookstores too, so I’m trying to think of what books I really really want to order. Congrats on the win – and donating to the Book Bank. I love that!

    -lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  2. Sam@wlabb

    The house looks great. I especially love the picture of your dog looking out the window. Yeah for writing! I hope the stories are flowing out of you.

  3. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    The house looks amazing!! Truly beautiful. And omg, that’s so scary to hear what happened at your neighbor’s! I know awhile back the house next to us was being rented by some not so great neighbords and the police raided their house one time. I was actually fast asleep when it happened, but my mom was telling me and I was just like grrrrreat. Thankfully those neighbors are gone (though it was still a year after that event when they left).

    Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      It’s been hard to find out exactly what happened, but apparently there was some kind of fight and someone ran and knocked on the door before the shot was fired. It’s definitely scary to think about someone walking around our neighborhood with a gun!

  4. Beena Khan

    Your house is coming around nice, I like the wooden doors. They look traditional and classic. Are you planning on keeping them the way they are?

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      The police actually came by again today to see if we had any useful footage on our Ring camera (I don’t think we do, unfortunately, but I sent what we have anyway). It’s definitely a little weird to hear about this sort of thing happening around here!

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    Wow. That is some HIGH neighborhood drama! Holy smokes. That must have been really scary for your neighbors. I’m glad to hear no one was hurt. Your house is looking really great! Sounds like you’re in the home stretch for those home improvements!

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Turns out that the high school kid who lives across the street was somehow directly involved. His dad came over and asked if we had any Ring footage that showed a car in front of their house (we didn’t think we did at first, but we actually found something). We don’t know what all happened, but they’ve apparently got a lawyer and everything—kind of scary!!

  6. Flora

    Firstly, the rooms look beautiful, Nicole, well done and thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I’m glad to hear that no-one was hurt when you had that shooter in your neighbourhood, scary though.

    I’m on Camp NaNoWriMo too! I’m using it to start prepping for a short story/novella. I used to write fan-fiction when I was young, so I thought I’d get my pen and pad out again. 😉

    Hope you have a good reading week. Stay home & keep safe! x

  7. Olivia Roach

    Every time I hear stories like that it reminds me that America is so crazy DD: I am glad you’re safe and yes that definitely is scary! How great that you’re writing a novel in verse. I will be starting one later in the year for my final project for the creative writing side of my undergrad degree. 🙂

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