Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/14/20

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):

How is it the middle of June already? I think there’s some sort of time conspiracy going on where the government is stealing days from us. Why has no one been tweeting about that?

This morning was … eventful. At 5:30 AM a car crashed into TWO of our cars that were at the end of our driveway! (We recently had the driveway redone and it has a few issues that my husband wanted to talk to the company about, so he didn’t pull them up onto the main driveway). We live on a curve, and the car just basically kept going straight, crashed into the first car and pushed it right into the second car. And then they drove away!! Needless to say, we’ve had a hectic morning trying to deal with insurance and track the hit and run car down (we have video, but unfortunately not clear enough to read the license plate.)

UPDATE: The people came back a few hours later and turned themselves in. So, now it’s just been dealing with insurance companies and lots of cleanup this morning.

Here’s what else we’ve been up to this week:

  • We watched:
    • The first two seasons of Atypical. Really liking it, but it has a bit more relationship drama than I was expecting—like, does everyone on the show cheat? What’s up with that?
  • I only finished two books in the last two weeks. I’ve been in such a slump!!!
    • I read Knockout by KA Holt. It’s a middle grade verse novel, so it’s a super quick read—the only kind I can seem to get through lately.
    • I finished listening to Wardens of Eternity.
    • Other than that, I started reading two other books and didn’t get very far and am listening to two other books. What is up with me lately? I have a serious lack of reading focus!!!
  • We made some more junk art. Yesterday, my husband made his dad a cool scorpion for his yard in Arizona. We LOVE how it turned out!!
  • Mostly, I was on puppy duty. As most of you probably know, puppies are a LOT of work–Digit is super sweet, and he can also be super rambunctious. When he’s up, he needs constant supervision and when he’s sleeping you just want to sit and stare at his adorableness. I’m not getting much sleep either. He’s totally worth it.

Here are a couple more puppy pics, because I need to share this cuteness with the world:


Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:

Um, well, I only posted once. This is life with a new puppy.

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:


I made a purchase from our local Black-owned bookstore, Semi-Colon Bookstore. I was happy to see New Kid by Jerry Craft and Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts featured on the store’s bookshop page and picked them up!

 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

  • I forgot to make note of my discussion visits this week!

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:

  • Sorry, but I once again didn’t have time to update this section with everything going on with the accident this morning. Check back next week!

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