Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 5/10/20

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):

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I actually totally thought Mother’s Day was next week until yesterday when my husband set me straight. LOL! My daughter’s 16th birthday is on the 14th, and I was sure that Mother’s Day always fell the Sunday after her birthday. Apparently I was wrong.

I’m hoping we can make my daughter’s 16th birthday as special as we can. Actually… it just occurred to me that you could help with that. If you think of it, jump over to her blog for school this week and wish her a happy birthday! Her blog is called Danielle’s Dungeon Diaries (her diary of being quarantined). You can check out her Pokemon artwork in this post and this post. Or you can see what she thought of the books she’s been reading during quarantine. She’ll probably think I’m a big dork for sending you all over there, but I can handle that.  🙂

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

  • Online school. We’ll be done on the 18th! (My daughter has her AP test on Tuesday, so send good thoughts and prayers her way—she’s nervous about it!)
  • We watched:
    • The whole family watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level. We really enjoyed both of these movies (a lot more than we were expecting to!). We’re discovering that we love action movies with humor.
  • I finished two books this week
    • I read Renegades by Marissa Meyer. My daughter just read the whole series, and I thought it would be fun to read it close to when she did!
    • I listened to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. Actually, first I started listening to Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus. I knew there were two books, but I didn’t realize the titles were so similar. I got almost halfway through the second book before I realized I was missing something. Oops!! Kinda spoiled the mystery of the first book for myself, but I still really enjoyed it!  🙂  Now I just have to finish the second book.
  • We’ve been planning some junk art! I know that sounds really weird, but my husband has been wanting a welder—he took a class and bought the safety stuff, and now he ordered the welder itself. I told him that for mother’s day, he can make me some garden junk art like one we bought on our vacation in Michigan a few years ago. I saved tons of images of cool junk art on Pinterest, if you’re interested in checking out what I mean. Then I spent lots of time obtaining junk from my neighbors!

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:


When I contacted Aaron Reynolds to ask if there was somewhere local I could get a signed copy of his book and to see if he might be interested in doing a Top Ten Addictions list for the blog, he offered to send me one of his own personal copies! I thought that was incredibly generous, and I got The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter in the mail yesterday!

 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!