Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 7/26/20

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):

  • We watched:
    • My daughter Danielle and I just started season five of The 100. I’m still really enjoying watching the series again. It gives such a different perspective to know what’s coming.
    • I also watched several episodes of Indian Matchmaking. I like Married at First Sight, and arranged marriages sort of seem like a more “real” version of that. It’s very interesting to see how arranged marriages work (or at least one way that they work).
  • My daughter Danielle and I made a birthday present for my husband. You can see it in my latest junk art post (even though it’s not actually junk art).
  • Reading
    • I started reading Cinderella Is Dead, and I’m loving it, but I don’t feel like I’ve gotten out of my slump yet, so the going is slow.
  • Blogging. I only got one post up, but I’ve been working my way through the discussions linked up in the discussion challenge, so I feel like that’s meeting my “blogging” criteria. I’m giving myself a lot of grace lately, but that’s just how it has to be.
  • School decisions. We found out that the high school is going to be online only (at least to start with) next year. My daughter was pretty disappointed, but honestly I don’t know how else they would manage things. First of all, any student who’s exposed to COVID would have to go under a mandatory 14-day quarantine (even if they tested negative)—dealing with kids constantly out would be a nightmare. And then one person wrote a letter to the school board (they had a Zoom board meeting and read as many letters out loud as they could) that really rubbed me the wrong way. This person said basically, “If you don’t open the schools, just admit that you’re doing it for the teachers and the staff and not due to what’s best for the students.” I thought this was a really weird statement to make. Admit that they care about human beings that are not teenagers? How horrible! Why should anyone have to “admit” that they don’t want teachers and staff to get very sick or possibly die?
  • Digit! I know you all want my weekly Digit pics. In my month wrap-up next week I’ll post another “before and after” pic.  🙂

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:

For Review:

I received The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. This amazing cover was created by Lucy Ruth Cummins. I’ll be participating in a blog tour for this one in August, so be on the lookout! Thanks, S&S!

 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!