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The Sunday Post ~sharing blog news and book haul

The Sunday Post ~ 36th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Oh my sweet goodness, what a wonderful week! Our family has been here from the coast and we have been enjoying their company. My daughter and her boyfriend “the one” spent Christmas with us as well and will be back Monday to bang in the new year with us. I have had a blast scooping up book deals and pre-ordering my most anticipated books!

Last Week on the Blog we brought you


This Week on the Blog look for

    • Top 10 YA reads for 2012
    • Top 10 Adult reads for 2012
    • The Unhallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (review)
    • Fear Collector by Gregg Olsen (review)
    • The Uninvited by Liz Jensen (review)
    • Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg (review)
    • Hellion in her Bed by Sabrina Jeffries (review)

Book Haul

For Review: 

The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
thanks to Sourcebooks

The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
thanks to Tor/Forge publishing

The Better to See You by Kate Serine
courtesy of Kensington ebooks

Gifted or Won:

I pre-ordered a lot of books that will release on January 27, 2013
Ever After by Kim Harrison
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
and still have money to spend..woot! woot!

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
thanks to Random House

I won There Comes A Prophet by David Litwack during the blog tour
stop from Candace @ Candace’s Book Blog

Downloaded for free thanks to Carina Press:

Purchased for killer after Christmas deals:

That’s my news
link up and share yours! 


Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Caffeinated Book Reviewer


  1. That cover for The Ruins of Lace is so gorgeous!

    Happy holidays :)

  2. Okay, that cover for The Better to See You is yummy!

    Enjoy your treasures. :)

  3. Bughouse Affair looks like fun, Kimba! ;) I’m so glad you had a lovely Christmas and hope your New Year’s Eve will be just as fab! Enjoy all your interesting reads, darling!

  4. I actually read the series a little wonky haha, I read 1,3,5,4, than 2. But yes the whole series is fabulous!

  5. Awesome haul! Yay top ten lists, can’t wait to see yours (mines already up haha). I actually ended up liking A Hellion in Her Bed more than I expected, excited to see your thoughts on it.

  6. You had a good Christmas! Enjoy all your new books, I like the look of The Bughouse Affair.
    Happy New Year!

  7. I read the ruins of lace a couple of months ago for review, it was a pretty interesting read, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it. You got a lot of great looking reads this week, enjoy! Book Savvy Babe

  8. wow..that is a strange order, but they do work as standalone!

  9. So glad you loved Hellion i am loving this series. I checked out your list!

  10. That’s easy I love stopping by and thank you!

  11. thanks Sharon, I am excited about both of those books!

  12. An awesome haul & congrats on your wins! I <3 gift cards ;) I really enjoyed The Host & I'm keen to see what you think of Someone to Love.

    Happy reading!

  13. I am excited about that, hopefully i can squeeze it in in February!

  14. sweet, I like a comfort zone. I am reading book for the week of Jan 14th now, it keeps me sane, although i said yes to way to many books for Jan..what the heck was I thinking!

  15. Aw, that’s great! I’m going to try and get my stuff done more in advance for 2013. I have most of the next 2 weeks done, so yay!

  16. sounds like you are a cover whore like me!!!

  17. Giftcards GALORE! I hope you like Eve, I really enjoyed it!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  18. Wow you got some great books this week! I love the covers on some of them!!

  19. yeah, we like him. He owns his on house and spoils her. She worked tonight and he cooked dinner :) Enjoy your break, i post weeks in advance, so i posted daily. I managed to read with company which was good.

  20. “the one,” huh? You ready for that? :D Nice haul, chica. I’ve had a nice blogging break, but I’ll be back at the SP next week. Happy New Year!

  21. Me too, I am anxious to read it, thanks for all the comments Cayce!

  22. I’m super behind on comments, so catching up now :)

  23. Nice haul!
    I love the cover of The Tragedy Paper.

    Happy reading! :)

  24. Ooo me too, i just smile thinking about gift cards..hehehe!

  25. Great haul… I have my eye on The Ruins of Lace I look forward to reading your review.

  26. Wohoo gcS :D
    And I will be back soon

  27. Looks like you had an amazing Book Haul! Can’t wait to see your Top 10 lists!

  28. I have had a great week too. It is nice to hear that you have been taking time to enjoy your guests. I too have been sneaking off to pre-order books. Tis’ the time of year. I have to jump over to see what you thought of The Darkest Minds. That one definitely caught my eye, but I have yet to pick up a copy.
    Thanks for hosting!

  29. you are very welcome, and i am excited about all the new books in 2013 :)

  30. hehehe..i am looking forward to Will’s story!

  31. So jealous of you for getting all those books!! I can’t wait to read The Bughouse Affair, Ruins of Lace and Better to See you With!

    Happy New Year!!!!!!

  32. Awesome stack of books! And yay for gift cards :)
    The Tragedy Paper sounds really good and intense, hope it’s as good as it looks! I am really looking forward to seeing what you think of it!

    Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve with your family!!!

  33. i am looking forward to squeezing that one in!

  34. “The One”, huh? Wow!!! I remember those days; I can’t imagine being on the other side as the mom!

    Great haul on the pre-orders!!! I’d say Christmas all over again :)

  35. they have been together for over a year and talk about “when they get married” LOL

  36. Nice!! I got tons of B&N gift cards too plus a good stack or two of books for Xmas as well!! Have slowly started spending the gift cards but haven’t preordered yet! Will be doing that soon I think!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  37. thank you, i snagged it..then realized i had it already..LOL

  38. it was fun, my review will post next week :) Happy New Year Kara!

  39. that use to happen to me too at Christmas until one July i set them all straight…thanks to my little friend Jameson now they all by me bookish things!

  40. Glad you are having a great holiday season! Can’t wait to see your top ten lists! And what a lovely present gift cards are…especially with all the sales now:)

  41. ooh i love the Tangles tales and will be featuring review, giveaway and guest post in Feb for it!

  42. What a great week you had! So many yummy looking books waiting for you. Hope this is a good week too!

  43. I can’t wait to check out your top 10 lists this week! Mine are already up so I’ll be sure to stop by and compare! :p

  44. Thanks for stopping by! And WOW what a haul! have fun reading all of them and Have A Happy New Year!!!

  45. Awesome haul! I can’t wait to start The Tragedy Paper. it sounds really interesting! Loving those giftcards! Hope you enjoy all that you got! Happy New Year and happy reading!


    Chapter by Chapter

  46. thank you MaryAnn it is amazing how quickly i spent the 100 dollar gift cards!

  47. Cannot wait for Boundless!

    I also have Tragedy Paper — it looks really interesting!

  48. Loved your Blogger Tips and Tricks post this week! Thanks so much for doing those. Also, I’m looking forward to your Top 10 Reads posts. And I may or may not have mentioned you in two different posts this past week. :) My Top 10 Tuesday and the End of Year Survey 2012. Thanks for everything!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  49. hahaha…well i will have to stop by in case you mention me. You are welcome about the tips, I love sharing and am glad you enjoy them.

  50. Dude and The Host! Such a great book!

  51. I love that cover of The Ruins of Lace! And look at all those gift cards! My friends and fam never get me bookish gift cards for bdays or holidays. I think they feel I have enough books. *snort* As if.
    Can’t wait for your reviews of Boundless and Everbound!