Sunday (Monday) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/17/21

May 17, 2021 Sunday Post 12

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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):

There are two reasons I’m late with the post this week: First off, we had a very busy weekend, including heading up to Wisconsin yesterday for my nephew’s Eagle Scout ceremony and a family party. Secondly, I had my second dose of the COVID vaccine on Saturday, so even though I had almost the full post ready, I didn’t feel up to finishing it last night. I actually woke up feeling even yuckier today, but the ibuprofen has kicked in, and I thought I’d take advantage and finish the post up now.

  • Danielle’s Birthday! My daughter Danielle turned seventeen on Friday and we celebrated with a Good Mythical Morning-style taste test (if you don’t know GMM, it’s a YouTube show we watch often). She LOVES lemon, so I drove around to all the local bakeries and bought everything lemony that they had. Then I created little placards with the names of the bakeries and the products and we rated everything on a 100-point scale to decide on our favorite. It was so much fun!

  • Writing Update. Still working on my editing with a goal of getting it to CPs on June 1st. I’m going to have to make up for lost time this week since I spent Friday driving around looking for baked goods for Danielle and celebrating her birthday. Hopefully I’ll feel well enough to get some done today, but I’m not sure.
  • What I Read:
    • I finished listening to The Queens of Fennbirn and started listening to Two Dark Reigns.
    • I finished reading LEO, Inventor Extraordinaire by Luke Cunningham, then read Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson (and reviewed both of them). Then I started reading Sunkissed by Kasie West.
  • TV We Watched:
    • The Voice. We started watching Season 20 of this show on Hulu (I think it’s the latest season?). I watched this show years ago, but when they expanded it so it was on for two hours three days a week, it just got too overwhelming. It’s not so bad when I can just randomly watch it whenever I want, though. Of course, I’m not that far in, so we shall see.

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, for these awesome books!

For Review:

I’ll be reviewing Made in Korea in just a few days, so keep an eye out! I also received The Seventh Raven for review. I loved Elliott’s last book, so I’m looking forward to reading this one!

I also received the first three books in The Startup Squad Series. Considering my love for Shark Tank, this seems like a series for me!


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


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 THE OTHER BLACK GIRL by Zakiya Dalila Harris to receive a tote bag! (UK only)(Ends 5/31)

Pre-order THE COMFORT BOOK by Matt Haig from Big Green Bookshop to receive a signed copy! (Ends 5/31)

Pre-order FOOTNOTES by Caseen Gaines from a participating indie to receive a vinyl record w/music & comedy from Shuffle Along! (Ends 5/24)

Pre-order THE GIRL LEAST LIKELY by Katy Loutzenhiser to receive a signed bookplate, a Gretchen/Sabrina alter ego bookmark, and a sticker sheet (first 50 pre-orders). Plus you’ll be entered to win a giveaway! (US only)(Ends 6/28)

Pre-order PUMPKIN by Julie Murphy to receive an exclusive set of magnetic bookmarks!! (US only)(Ends 5/24)

Pre-order JOURNEY BEYOND THE BURROW by Rina Heisel from Red Balloon Bookshop to receive a sticker, a bookmark, and a signed copy! (Ends 7/12)

Pre-order DANNY CHUNG DOES NOT DO MATHS by Maisie Chan to enter to win Danny Chung’s chopsticks (unused!), a set of cute dim sum prints, and a packet of East Asian stickers! (UK and NI only)(Ends 6/9)

Pre-order SIMONE BREAKS ALL THE RULES by Debbie Rigaud to receive a signed bookmark & bookplate. (Ends 5/31)

Pre-order THE MARKS LEFT ON HER by Di Lebowitz to receive a signed bookplate and a chance to win an exclusive book box experience! (Ends 5/17)

Pre-order HAPPY ENDINGS by Thien-Kim Lam to receive two exclusive recipes in addition to the ones in the book! (US only)
Ends 5/18

Pre-order a US edition of EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE by Jay Kristoff to receive a signed copy. (Ends 9/13)

Pre-order ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuiston from a bookstore where she’s appearing for a virtual event and win goodies like a signed bookplate & enamel pin in the shape of one of Jane’s cassette tapes! (Items vary by location.) (Ends 5/31)

Pre-order THE SECOND REBEL by Linden A. Lewis OR request it from your local library to receive an 8 1/2 x 6 portrait of Hiro val Akira and a signed 4 x 6 bookplate sticker! (Ends 5/18)

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!

12 Responses to “Sunday (Monday) Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/17/21”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    Happy birthday to Danielle! I also love, love lemon treats and this bakery tasting sounds fun and so delicious. I hope you are feeling better now, Nicole. I felt like I had the flu the day after my vaccination, but the next day was all high energy and feeling even better than normal.

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Happy birthday to Danielle! Her birthday celebration sounds awesome. We only have one bakery around here, so I wouldn’t have to go far for the baked goods. I hope you feel better and have a great week!

  3. Sam@wlabb

    That is a most impressive birthday spread. I need to show this to my people to make sure I get that for my birthday.

  4. Greg

    Happy birthday to your daughter! And what a cool idea. that’s so awesome you went around to the bakeries like that- I’ll bet it was a blast!

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    Happy birthday to Danielle! I love that taste test idea. How fun.
    I hope you are starting to feel better from your second vaccine dose.

    Lauren

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