Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/25/21

April 25, 2021 Sunday Post 23

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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):

  • Tons of yardwork. Lots of you know about how they cut down most of the trees in the preserve behind our house. Well, the area at the back of our yard has been too shady to really grow grass for years and it turned into a big weedy gully that basically blended into the preserve. So we decided to fill it in and we’re planting grass and then wildflowers in the corners. It was a TON of work. We first dug out a huge hill that had been created when they dug out a pool on the lot and used that as fill, then we got 9 cubic yards (two HUGE piles) of topsoil/compost/sand to spread over the top. We spent many hours digging/raking/shoveling.
  • Vaccinations! If you saw my post last week, you know that those of us 18 and over in my family already got vaccinated. After having to reschedule three times (once due to a school conflict and twice because places had to cancel), we finally got an appointment for my two 16-year-olds and they got their first doses of the vaccine. Because Pfizer only has a 3 week wait period for the second dose, we’re all going to be fully vaccinated within a couple of days of each other. Yay!!
  • What I Read:
    • I listened to Mary Underwater by Shannon Doleski and then started listening to Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake so I can finally finish the series.
    • I read Aru Shah and the City of Gold and posted my blog tour review (with a giveaway – check it out!).
  • TV We Watched:
    • Supernatural. We’re still working our way through season 10. We’re at the awkward middle portion of the season where we always get a little bored. We absolutely loved the beginning of the season though (the episode with the musical production of Supernatural was pretty much the best thing ever written!).
    • The Circle. My mom, my daughter Danielle, my son Noah, and I watched the next four episodes of this show, and we are all completely hooked! They added some twists this season that have made it even more addictive.

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:

Thank you, publishers and authors, for these books!!

For Review:

I received Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee from the publicist. I loved Dee’s other books, so I can’t wait to read this one!


 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere and the Internet:

  • TODAY ONLY you can get free shipping at Bookshop.org! (That’s an affiliate link—feel free to check out my booklists!)

NEW Pre-order Campaigns

Head over to my new Pre-Order Campaigns Page to see ALL of the pre-order deals, including pictures!!

Here’s the list of all the pre-order campaigns that I just added to the list this week:

Pre-order BETWEEN YOU, ME, AND THE HONEYBEES by Amelia Diane Coombs to receive double-sided character art, a potholographic honeybee sticker, and a signed “honeycomb” bookplate. The first fifty will also receive a quote magnet. (INT)(Ends 6/21)

Pre-order ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé to receive a signed bookplate a FOUR character art prints! (INT)(Ends 5/31)

Pre-order HOOKY by Míriam Bonastre Tur to receive exclusive digital content created by the author, an enamel pin of the character, Carlo (US only), and a signed bookplate from the author. (INT)(Ends 9/6)

Pre-order SOME GIRLS DO by Jennifer Dugan OR request it from your local library to receive an art print and bookmark! (INT)(Ends 5/25)

Pre-order THE WITCH KING by H.E. Edgmon to receive a signed, illustrated bookplate and a chance to win a custom TWK tarot deck! Request it from your local library for an extra chance to win the tarot deck. (INT)(Ends 5/31)

Pre-order ONE WEEK TO CLAIM IT ALL by Adriana Herrera from Word Up to receive a signed/personalized copy and a sticker sheet. (Ends 6/1)

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!

23 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 4/25/21”

  1. Samantha@WLABB

    I hope we can get some pictures to admire all your labor when it starts growing in. The payoff for jobs like that can be huge in the beauty you created. YEAH! Glad your family will have that extra protection now.

  2. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Way to go on the vaccines and the yard cleanup! We are fully vaccinated. But my yard has been mostly weeds. I am doing weed & feed later today on half. At the end of May, I plan to do the new soil and some sod in areas which are causing drainage problems and don’t have much other than weeds.

    Anne – Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  3. trin carl

    Yard work, wow, yeah, its difficult for sure. Glad you all are getting vaccinated. Hope things are going well and that you’re enjoying lots.

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Yard work is never fun, but usually necessary. Glad you were able to work together to complete the job! And yay for Supernatural! Yeah, that musical episode was so funny! I loved it! I struggle to remember the other highlights of the season. I know my all time favorite episode isn’t until Season 14! The other one I really liked was the one in season 6 where Sam and Dean were sent to an alternate dimension where they are really themselves acting on the show Supernatural!

    Nice new read! That’s a new to me one but I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    SO glad and also a little jealous that you’re all vaccinated! This week is Lena’s turn to be in quarantine, Sam had taken the last turn over Easter. Like really? This is because none of their classmates will follow the rules. I am very sick of it. I digress, and I am very glad you’re all protected! This yard work sounds like hell, honestly, and that is why I refused to move anywhere in which I’d have to take care of my own outdoors ? Like Idk how to work a lawnmower, and I do not intend to find out haha.

    I bought two books from your bookshop today! (Ironically, I went to it *before* I saw your post- I had gotten the free shipping email and wanted to support a friend’s shop too!) I really need to find a way to try to make my “storefront” thing more… appealing, or unique, or idk, anything to help people find it I guess! Your idea of linking your pre-order page to it was ::chef’s kiss:: perfection!

    Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight recently posted: Reviews in a Minute: April 20th Book Birthdays
    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Oh, wow – thanks so much for buying through my shop! I agree that the pre-order page seemed like a perfect tie-in to the affiliate thing. I’ve actually gotten a few purchases that way, and I think I only got a few Amazon purchases in all the years I was an Amazon affiliate, so I guess that’s paid off? I mean, anything helps offset costs, right?

      Sorry to hear about the kids’ quarantines. It’s funny because just this morning I sent you an email with the monthly WURU and asked how the kids were doing with school. Should’ve come read my comments first. LOL!

      And, yes, lawn care is super annoying. Luckily, my husband and kids do most of it (we pay the kids to mow), but these big projects are always full family affairs. I’ve hauled more dirt in the past few weeks than I ever want to see again!

  6. Greg

    That’s awesome about the vaccines. And wow sounds like a loot of work but I bet it wil be so nice when you’re done.

  7. ShootingStarsMag

    Congrats on everyone in the family being almost fully vaccinated! It’s such a relief, isn’t it? I know it doesn’t mean everything is fine again but it still makes me feel a bit better!!

    -Lauren

  8. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    Yay for everyone getting vaccinated finally! I really need to move on in the Kendare Blake series. Although it’s been so long since I read book one that I probably need to reread it. Is the show The Circle the same premise as the book/movie? The one that was really kind of about Google? Violets are Blue is new to me. I need to check it out, it has a really pretty cover! Have a great week!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: ARC Review: Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein

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