The Sunday Post #45 ~sharing blog news and book haul

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3rd Mar

The Sunday Post ~ 45th 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.

I cannot believe it is March already and the Take Control of Your TBR pile event has started. Be sure and join in the fun. We also have a Take Control read-a-thon scheduled for March 15th to 18th, with fun challenges for you. For the month of February I read 29 books. The Fiery Hot Reads for Icy Cold Nights was a huge success and I want to thank the other wonderful hosts. If you noticed the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge button on the sidebar, then kudos to you for your mad observation skills! Kimberly @The Windy Pages and I will be bringing you a month long challenge in May to clean up those ARC’s! Deets coming soon! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Last week on the blog we brought you
This week on the blog look for
  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver (review)
  • A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz (review)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (review)
  • Bliss tour
  • Ever After by Kim Harrison (review)
  • Coffee Pot Reviews: Down to You and Up to Me by M. Leighton (reviews)
Around the Blogosphere 
New arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe
For Review:

I Brake for Bad Boys by Lori Foster, Janelle Denison
and Shannon McKennathanks to Kensington publishing

Billion Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
thanks to SourceBooks

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
thanks to Scholastic Books

A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester
thanks to Kensington

Gifted or Won: 
 
Every Other Day & Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
thanks to Egmont Publishing and Margie @Bumbles and Fairy Tales
Silent Cravings won from author Jess Haines
I also won a signed copy of Forsaken by The Others
A Hooked on Jackson t-shirt from the Madly series by M. Leighton
thanks to author and Krista @ Breathe In Books
Dalton’s Undoing by Raenne Thayne
Big Bad Beast from Skhye Moncrief
won from Lily @Lily Pond Reads
Purchased:
 
Remember ”Peace, Love and Books!”
Link up cupcakes!!!!

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads everything fiction in YA, NA, and Adult. She's a self-professed Whovian, Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat...

76 Responses to “The Sunday Post #45 ~sharing blog news and book haul”

  1. karina

    ahaha, I admit I did vote for you in that category, Kimba! Well deserved, because you work damn hard! Have a happy weekend and enjoy all your reads, darling! :)

  2. Cyn

    Awesome haul, definitely a few that I wouldn’t mind getting a hold of! Hope you enjoy Fragment, I’ve been debating if I want to read it or not haha.

  3. Carmen B.

    Congrats on your nomination! I voted for you ;) And also on your book haul! Nobody sounds great, and I really hope I’ll get around to reading Partials soon…

    I’m also curious about what you thought of A Conspiracy of Alchemists! I remember seeing it in tons of book haul posts back when it showed up on Netgalley…

    Here’s my StS post

  4. Melissa

    Another great week for you and collection of books too! :D I joined this week. I was able to get my stuff together today. :) Have a great week!

  5. Raina

    Some great looking books and a t-shirt? What an awesome haul! I’ve been eyeing I Break for Bad Boys, too. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll have to watch out for the deets on the Cleansweep ARC Challenge. It sounds fantastic and exactly what I need. I’d sign up for the Take Control of Your TBR Pile, but with the schedule I’ve got (and brought upon myself), I already know I can’t balanced it all. I love how you’ve setup all these challenges to help us become more organized, less pressured, as bloggers and remember to have fun. Now if only my memory would serve me better. LOL.

    Congrats on the nomination.

  6. Cricket

    Great list of books, I need to see what you think about Requiem but I haven’t read Pandemonium yet so I’m gonna hold out. :) but I look forward to hearing your thoughts on all the other books you’ve received Cricket@Little Library Muse

  7. Tash Mann

    Wohoo congrats Babe. It well deserved. And ARC challenge exactly what I need. Well you will know what I mean when you seen my STS this week :)

  8. kimbacaffeinate

    Thanks Michelle the events have been fun. I really like these challenges and month long events. I will probably take the summer off from them and resume them in October again with another Fraterfest.

  9. Bea Connors

    Oh, Every Other Day was such a good book! I bet you’ll like it.

    *looks at ARCs* I have a few so I have to sign up for that challenge if I don’t get them done before then.

  10. kimbacaffeinate

    yeah..i think we all can use motivation in that department :) we will have some nice prizes and challenges to encourage good reading behavior on your part :)

  11. Lark

    Lovely haul! I’m sorry I’m only getting around to commenting today; as you know, yesterday was pretty swamped! I’m really looking forward to plunging into the Take Control of Your TBR Pile challenge. And I can’t wait to read your reviews of Strands of Bronze and Gold and A Conspiracy of Alchemists in particular. Have a wonderful week, and thank you for everything — your blog, your great comments, and The Sunday Post meme!

  12. Lark

    I don’t think I’ve ever overbooked quite that much, but I’ve definitely overbooked for the amount of time I have available. Good luck and hang in there! (And have fun!)

  13. kimbacaffeinate

    Aww and yes in the beginning I made mistakes, but I now follow tough self-imposed guidelines, check my blogger tips and tricks it’s all on a page link at the top of my blog. One of them is on organization and scheduling. Believe it or not I am done reading and reviewing all of my ARC’s for March and they are scheduled, I just need to do my WoW posts for last two weeks of March, Sunday posts, Caffeinated Confessions and Blogger Tips and Tricks, I have one or two days still not booked where I will add my Coffee Pot reviews, and a personal review or two. It allows me time to comment and read my own books and arc for April. It took a little planning, but it allows me freedom to comment, accept an occasional tour, and I am a much happier blogger. Kaci set up Disqus profile, it only takes a few minutes and this way, people can actually find you and your blog. You should have a profile with a least your twitter addy on all commenting systems. I know it seems like a pain, but it really makes a big difference for interaction.

  14. Kacii

    I am the worst book blogger buddy ever! You’ve been leaving wonderful comments on several of my posts and I’ve had my head in my ass. Thanks for all of the awesome comments, and hopefully I’ll get to answering them over the next couple of days. Have you ever overbooked yourself? That’s what I’m doing right now. I think I signed up for 5 blog tours all in one week. And their all reviews. And I have like ten ARC’s from publishers that I need to finish reading and write reviews for in the next month. I am never signing up for another blog tour or requesting another book again! Well, I’ll try not to…

    Congrats on your nomination! That rocks!

    Kacii

  15. Nick

    A Corner of White looks like such a cute read. I debated requesting it, but then decided against it because I have way too many books to right now!
    Enjoy your awesome book haul, Kim! :)

  16. The Bumble Girl

    Yay! You received your books from Egmont! They’re awesome! And I hope you enjoy them :)
    Happy reading!!!

  17. Lauren

    Looking forward to your reviews of Requiem and Strands of Bronze and Gold! And I can’t wait to read A Corner of White, I got that this week too. I’ve heard great things about it. Happy reading!

  18. Heidi

    Yeah, glad we made it through Fire and Ice. It was a crazy busy month. I am excited to see your thoughts on Ever AFter and Bronze and Gold. I am also reviewing a Conspiracy of Alchemists this week. Here is to a month of knocking out some books in the TBR.

  19. Jennifer

    Looking forward to your review of Requiem! Also, not to add to your pile, but my post includes some sweet deals this week *wink wink*

  20. kimbacaffeinate

    I saw them, and almost caved but i am trying to be oh so good this month while i Take Control of my TBR pile, so at the end of the month it actually looks as if I put a dent in it..then I will probably go bonkers and buy more than I actual read but for a little while i will feel in control!

  21. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Ohh, Jaclyn Moriarty! One of my friends is a huge fan and she keeps insisting I read something of hers. I probably will at some point. Also, I’m curious to see what you’ll make of Fragments. :)
    I’ll probably be joining the May challenge as well. I’m not very far behind on ARCs but there are several I need to get to asap.

  22. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    I know! How can it be March already? Where did Feb go? Oh yeah…I was too busy working to notice it! lol Have a great week and I can’t wait to see your review of Requiem! I’m dying to read that one:)

  23. Jessica

    OOoh very nice!! You’ve won a lot this week! Or received the winnings at least! I have the older of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ books that I haven’t read yet and received Silent Cravings for review. Look forward to the next H&W Investigations book though! Very Happy Reading to you!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  24. Kristin Clifton

    I voted for you!! You seriously ARE an overachieving, crazy blogger!!! I wonder how you do it. You so deserve the nomination, if not the award!!! :)

    Now that I work at the library, I’m seeing all those authors you read up on my bookshelves. It feels like I can relate now and I know what you’re talking about, like I’m educated. You really do read EVERYTHING!!!

    I love the Madly t-shirt, too!! Looking forward to your thoughts on Ever After!!! Have a great week!!

  25. Jen Ryland

    Ha– I’m taking control of my TBR by giving a lot of it away this week to a community book drive. And I’m trying to get into Strands of Bronze and Gold right now….

  26. Victoria Hooper

    Ooh I’m really interested in Strands of Bronze and Gold and in A Conspiracy of Alchemists, looking forward to seeing your reviews of them next week! Looks like you got some great books this week too, and congrats on the nomination! :-)
    Have a lovely week!

  27. MaryAnn

    Great haul this week! Congrats on the win :) I hope you enjoy both Nobody and Every Other Day!! Of the two, I’d have to say Every Other Day is my fav. A Corner of White looks like it could be an interesting read. Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

    Our STS this week

  28. kindlemom1

    You got some great books this week! I really enjoyed Every Other Day, it was completely different.

    I hope you have a nice Sunday and upcoming week Kimba! :)