Sunday Post #99 sharing blog news and book haul

March 16th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 120 Comments

16th Mar

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ 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. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

We are in the final stretch of the Ides of March read-a-thon and I hope to see participants at the Twitter party later today! This was another crazy and stressful week for me. This week I knocked 4 more books off my TBR pile. Next week is the 100th Edition of the Sunday Post and I have a little something to celebrate. Stay caffeinated :)

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Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • Leaping Leprechauns & Frolicking Fairies Giveaway Hop
  • The Wild Ones by M. Leighton (review)
  • Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Maxwell (review)
  • The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian (review)
  • Gift of Prophecy by Lina Gardiner (review)
  • Waking the Dead by Heather Graham (review)
  • How the Heck Did You Do That?!? Plugins

Around the Blogoshpere

  • Tonya @ Lily Bloombooks is co-hosting a “Booking in to Spring Giveaway Hop”.  Signs up end March 17th.
  • Tanya @ Rantings of a Book Addict, “Turns Two” go celebrate with her and check out her awesome blog.
  • Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun shares,  “A tutorial on how she does her fancy Cover Reveals”. Go, go learn a new trick!

New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

*Images are linked to Goodreads/Amazon. Read the synopsis and add it to your shelf*

I received books in all formats from ARCS to eBooks

~~*For Review*~~

The Forever Song


Make You Mine

The Wicked We Have Done

How To Fall

~~*For Review Consideration*~~

Moonlight On My Mind


~~*Gifted or Won*~~

~~*Purchased and Freebies*~~

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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...

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120 Responses to “Sunday Post #99 sharing blog news and book haul”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read a review of Nefertiti’s Heart and one clicked it!

  1. Greg

    Hey Kimba, hope this week is a good one and less stressful for you. I keep seeing River Road pop up so I read your review, it sounds good. I like that cover for some reason too. :)Just looks like it would be really suspenseful. And nice to have a book that keeps you guessing til the end. Best kind.

    Have a good one!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #36/ It’s Monday. What Are You Reading?My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Greg, she is one of my favorite authors. A quite, stress free week would be amazing!

  2. Christy

    Images win. :) I see you have The Wild Ones review coming up. I’m reading it now, but I’m kind of over it already. Yay, you got Ruins too. Can’t wait to see what happens.
    Christy recently posted…Sunday Post #71 (3/16/14)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I liked Wild Ones, lol I am excited for Ruins but won’t crack it open till April :(

  3. RedIza

    I hope the week to come will finally be more relaxing for you ! The Forever song has a beautiful delicate cover, but I’m afraid I’m more intrigued by The wicked things we have done lol !
    Have a nice laid-back sunday :)
    RedIza recently posted…Sunday post #6 : what’s up ?My Profile

  4. Berls

    How’s your mom? I hope her surgery went well and she’s on the mend!

    Thanks for the mention :) That’s quite a haul you’ve got there – I noticed you grabbed Nefertiti’s Heart… I really want to after reading Carol’s review of book 2, but I’m trying so hard to be good with the spending. It wasn’t in any libraries though so I may just break down and get it. Maybe if your review blows me away…

    Looking forward to the twitter party – fingers crossed my BF doesn’t get off work too early/too late and mess up my availability (we have 1 car so I have to drive him). Have a great week!
    Berls recently posted…Sunday Post | 34th EditionMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Berls she is still in ICU and her blood pressure is erratic causing her pacemaker to come on every 12-15 mins. They are working on adjusting meds. Her heart has been damaged and arteries are squirrel-y from fluctuating blood-pressure. I am now getting info third-party from family as my Mom lives in Florida and that in itself is stressful. I hope it all works out for Twitter Party :)

  5. Michaela

    OOO you got The Forever Song! I am so jelly! You always get the best loot! lol I’m not even finished with the series yet but I LOVE that purple cover!! Happy Reading Kim, you’ve got some great choices!
    Michaela recently posted…Sunday Post #8My Profile

  6. Peggy

    I like the look of How to Fall. Excellent post from Berls regarding cover reveals. I didn’t attempt anything like that yet, but have bookmarked the post. I’m still soaking up all the technical / blogging advice so thanks for this :)
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here
    Peggy recently posted…Sunday Post #8 16th MarchMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I so agree Julie *hugs* I hope this week is better for you!

  7. Rita

    Wow Kimba, busy week! I can’t wait to check out the couple of reviews of yours I didn’t get to read yet, but I did read your River Road one and added that to wishlist. I also just added The Wicked We Have Done. The Jane Casey I won’t add yet because I recently got her first one and want to read them in order. Thanks for giving us a long list of titles to browse through :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wait? What? Is How to Fall book two? *facepalm* Sunday Posts are window shopping for book lovers, hehe. I always find new books as I visit to add to my own wishlist.

      • Rita

        Sorry for confusion. How To Fall is either the first in a series or stand-alone. I was thinking of her adult suspense series that she writes, my bad 😛

        • kimbacaffeinate

          Oh *wipes brow* I have been really bad lately in missing the fact that a book is second or fourth in a series before agreeing to review it..LOL I will check out her adult novels!

  8. Terri M. LeBlanc

    Kimba, I really enjoyed your review of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s one of my favorite movies. I enjoyed the novel and the play when I saw it on Broadway last spring. I’m going to keep my eye out of the audiobook you reviewed. It’s the one way I have not enjoyed it yet.

    Have a great stress free week!

    Terri M.
    Terri M. LeBlanc recently posted…The Sunday Post: Week of March 9, 2014My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really liked having Hall read it to me and it is short (under 5 hrs)

  9. Melliane

    yay, I hope we’ll both enjoy the new Kagawa book, I’m curious about it. You had many books this week, I hope they’re all good. Enjoy your new reads. Happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the trilogy and hope the final book delivers!

  10. Jan

    You got some great looking books. I’m going to have to check them out on Goodreads. I’ve read some other books by Julie Kagawa so I’m especially interested in The Forever Song. I want to read some of your posts from last week, too! I hope you have a great week!
    Jan recently posted…Sunday Post: March 16My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jan, I am loving this particular series by Kagawa. Have a wonderful week :)

  11. Sandy

    Congrats on 4 more books off your TBR pile! I did one and a half. I would have had more this week, but I squeezed an ARC in there too. I almost requested The Forever Song just because it’s the last in the series (I think), but I just didn’t love the first two books in the series so I know I would have put off reading it for a long time anyway. I hope you enjoy it though.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
    Sandy recently posted…Sunday Post – 88My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did too Sandy, I had two arcs this week to read, one was planned and one was a “Kim, you have to request this book stat”- gotta love blogger buddies adding to your pile.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I cannot wait to read Ruins, but not till after the TBR challenge.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed Kristin, that was an unplanned read, thanks to a friend who demanded I read it now.

  12. Yvonne

    4 books off your TBR in a week? You’re doing great! Hope this is a good week for you and less stressful.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Yvonne and I read 2 arcs as well. Some people eat when I read..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, are you using the history button when you link up? It should remember you and your image. All you need to do is add new link.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about both Melissa, have a wonderful week.

  13. Jessica

    I’m consistently impressed at how awesome your reviews/blog content is. You’re definitely in my “Quality Reviews/Blogs to stalk” Bloglovin’ folder. :)

    I’m teaching Breakfast at Tiffany’s in my Intro to Literature: Food and Feasting course in the Fall. I’m super excited about it. It’s one of my favorites. I’m glad you liked it too!

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages
    Jessica recently posted…The Sunday Post #8My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *blushes* Wow, thanks Jessica and I think it is so cool that you teach Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  14. Adriana

    Yay! Almost 100 Sunday Posts 😀
    I’m impressed that you’ve been able to read 4 books from your tbr list. I’m really bad at reading book from that list. The Wicked We Have Done looks awesome. Can’t wait to read our review on it.

    Have a great week!
    Adriana recently posted…Sunday Post: 3/16/14My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It because of the Take Control Challenge I host each March. It forces me to dig into my HUGE pile, of course I add more as soon as I read one..but that my friend is a subject for another day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee I cannot wait to read it, but not till after the Take Control challenge..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Angela, I like Sundays too and catching up on what I missed :)

  15. Michelle

    I have seen so many people with the Forever Song, I will have to look into that series. You got some amazing books, very nice haul.

    I had to skip the read a thon this time, I didn’t have any books that were before March 1st. I was bummed. Will have to try again for next year. I have yet to do a read a thon and I really want to lol.

    BTW How is your mom feeling? I hope she is better!!

    Have a great week
    Michelle recently posted…Week in READ-view & The Sunday Post 3/16My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      WHAT? You have no TBR pile, no back-log of books that could reach from Texas to Massachusetts? How have you maintained such a feat? I bow to your greatness Michelle. I am pretty sure I could give a book to everyone in the state of Texas.

  16. Cyn

    Can’t wait to see the big 100 for Sunday Post! Awesome haul this week, I just grabbed Summer is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston, so I’m curious how her new book will be. I haven’t read any Julie Kagawa books yet, but I know everyone’s very excited for Forever Song, hope you enjoy! Have an awesome week (:
    Cyn recently posted…Sunday Post (56) / Stacking the Shelves (36)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I cannot believe it is the 100th edition already..LOL I am loving the Blood of Eden series, but haven’t read any of Kagawa’s other books, although I do own a whole other series by her *headdesk*

  17. Jessica

    OOh nice!! I got The Forever Song too! Started it on Friday, then the weekend and relatives came so I couldn’t read much. But did get over halfway through! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I won’t get to start it till after Take Control but excited nonetheless.

  18. Kristin

    How did I miss Forever Song on NetGalley?!?! I’m so entirely bummed. I can’t find it on there. I’ve got to make sure my bud has it ordered at work so I can put it on hold 😉 Hopefully I remember to jump on Twitter later today :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, I thought i saw it there, type it in under search. I hope ya hop on too, we like your brand of crazy!

  19. Tanya

    I can’t wait to read your post on plugins. I am always looking for tips and I love your How the Heck posts. Thanks for putting my blogoversary in your post!
    Tanya recently posted…Sunday Post Edition 28My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You are welcome and I hope you like the Plugins post.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about it. Ooo soon you will be joining the dark side, anything I can do to help, just let me know :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe Bea I am so sorry. I knew you were away and thought I was helping *facepalm* I must have forgot to add new link. Boo.

  20. Victoria (aka Zemfirka)

    Lots of books! I was looking at the Wicked We Have Done, but decided to stick to what I had on my Kindle already. Look forward to hearing your thoughts though. Oh, and I always love your “how-to’s”!

    Have a great week Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah, well my friend twisted my arm and I am glad that I read it :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am still sticking to my calendar method but added in my own books through May

  21. Kristin T.

    I wish I had time for a read-a-thon right now…I could really use one! Between traveling for the 1/2 marathon last weekend and then having a big St. Patty’s Day party this coming weekend and having to work and about a million other things going on, I haven’t had much time to read lately and I’m quite bummed about it. Hopefully things will slow down soon!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #15 (3.16.14)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah, it happens I usually have a couple a year and will host an ARC Clean Sweep event in May.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No problem Heidi, if I see it isn’t there I try to add it. :)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Foreplay too Lauren and excited about both books in my tbr pile :)

  22. Lindy

    Yay! I got Tease and Make You Mine too! I can’t wait to read them! I’ve been wanting to read books by Julie Kagawa, but they’ve been in my TBR pile forever!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sarah I love her Blood of Eden series and yes I would recommend her. Oops, I didn’t realize you were commenting on last weeks Sunday Post. We had a good time at the Twitter party.