Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/25/20

October 25, 2020 Sunday Post 26

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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):

  • Back in official quarantine. My daughter Danielle was exposed to COVID via two of her swim coaches and has to quarantine until 11/1. The county health department called and told us that unless we have her separated from the rest of the family and basically only drop off her meals (while masked), we all have to quarantine. Realistically, that’s not going to happen (I think she’d go more than a little crazy if we ignored her for two weeks), so we’re all staying put. We did get her test results yesterday, and she was negative, but we’re told we’re still supposed to quarantine until the 1st, so we are.
  • Watching Supernatural. My daughter, my mom and I (and sometimes Noah) watched the whole first season in a week! Only 14 seasons to go!
  • Reading
    • Still doing lots of reading for the Cybils Awards (since I’m a round one judge).
    • I finished Paola Santiago and the River of Tears and started reading Tristan Strong Destroys The World.
    • I also listened to White Fox: Dilah and the Moon Stone, Arcade and the Triple T Token, Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide and Arcade and the Fiery Metal Tester. Plus, I started listening to Mañanaland.
    • I’m discovering my personal issues with being a round one judge: If a book is not the first in a series, I feel compelled to read the first book(s) because I’m no good at reading books out of order! (This is the case with the Arcade books that I listed above.) Also, technically, we’re only required to read at least the first 50 pages of a book, and we can decide to stop at that point if we know it’s not going to make it onto our short list. Many of you know that I have a real DNF issue—I can’t do it! So far, I haven’t stopped reading anything early. We shall see if I’ll be able to make myself if a book is really not my cup of tea…
  • Harvesting pumpkins. Well, okay, one. This is the pumpkin that randomly grew in the preserve at the back of the yard. We finally decided to cut it off the vine. We’ll probably carve it and bake some pumpkin seeds!
Danielle holding a giant pumpkin
  • The Dogs! Digit’s keeping me busy, as usual. Here are a couple new pics!

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:

None this week!


 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!)


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

26 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 10/25/20”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    That’s really scary about your daughter. Glad you all are able to quarantine with her, and that her test came back negative. That random pumpkin is very impressive. Will you carve it? I can read companion books out of order, but not true serials. I would feel confused.

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I’m glad your daughter’s test came back negative. I hope it stays that way. That’s a big pumpkin! My neighbors grew pumpkins in their front yard a few years ago, and the vines took over their porch and walkway.

  3. trin carl

    Digits is adorable and boy is that a big pumpkin. I know this is bizarre but I love October because I seem to give myself permission to love myself more and take in a lot of Halloween festivities.

  4. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Wow great big pumpkin and more Digit! I wish you good luck on judging – I am not having any luck reading things I am not interested in reading. I don’t DNF them because like you I don’t do that but I made a new Goodreads shelf called PAUSE. A lot of the things there have been there awhile and are probably DNF candidates.

    I’m glad the test was negative and you all are so responsible in doing your part to keep people safe.

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  5. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m glad your daughter tested negative, so hopefully you’ll all be okay. *fingers crossed* Still rough to quarantine again though, I’m sure!!

    Wow, that’s a big pumpkin. Kind of fun you randomly got one though. And Digit is just freaking adorable as always. 😉

    -Lauren

  6. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh no. Hope you all remain negative. And yay SUPERNATURAL!! I watched that show since Day 1! Back before we had DVR and I was staying up later than my usual time since I was in school for most of it! Lol. I’m personally freaking out over how things will come to the grand finale because this show has been my top favorite since Day 1! 15 YEARS!!! Omg, I feel old for watching a show THAT long! Lol! I hope you continue to love it! My FAVORITE episode ever was in Season 14…so you got a ways to go, but omg it’s the best!

    Hope you and your family remain safe and healthy during your quarantine and enjoy Supernatural! 🙂

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  7. Greg

    I’m glad your daughter’s result was negative! Thank goodness for that. And quarantines are hard, especially when they expect one member of a family to do it, So tough just logistically to do that, like you say! We had our daughters quarantined after we got our test results but we knew theirs would be positive too, since we were all just interacting after my wife and I had it but hadn’t realized it yet. Ugh, such a mess. anyway, glad she got a good result.

    Awesome pumpkin!

  8. Liliana

    Oh my goodness… I am so glad the results came back negative! And holy moly, that is a giant pumpkin! 😂

    And OMG did you say SUPERNATURAL?! It’s my favorite show!! Trust me, if you set your mind to it, you can get through the next 14 season easy 😂 I actually started rewatching the show this summer cause I’m not ready for the end, and I swear I watched 10 season in like… okay, hold on. I just looked up my viewing activity on Netflix, and I kid you not, I watched 6 seasons in ONE month! 🙈 10 seasons in 2 months and I am just about to start season 12 😂 I do have to warn you though, even though it’s my favorite show, even I have to admit that it has it’s ups and downs. It’s not always great, but I found that I didn’t even care cause I grew so attached to the characters. Anyway, I really hope you guys enjoy it regardless.

    Happy reading and writing and stay safe! 😊

  9. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I’m glad your daughter’s test came back negative, but agree that staying put until the 1st is the best bet. Hopefully no symptoms show up.

    I would have the same problem as you with judging a book that’s not the first in a series. However, DNF’ing isn’t a problem for me, and I’d be worried when judging a sequel that if I didn’t like book one, I’d DNF it and then not want to read book two.

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  10. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Fingers crossed all is well at the end of your quarantine period! So many people are having to quarantine and deal with this at the moment… I’m horrified at how quickly the numbers are rising again. 🙁

    That pumpkin is massive! We grew our pumpkins for the second year in a row this year – and we have a few super big ones – but nothing like that!

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