Sunday Post #111 book haul and news

June 8th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 171 Comments

8th Jun

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. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

This week  was an exciting one. I learned that I was voted “Best Variety (Reviewer in all Genres)” in the 2014 Book Bloggie Awards from JKS Communications. It was quite an honor. I was flattered when I was nominated and blown away to see that voters selected me. If you were a part of the process, thank you!  My husband and I also learned our family will be growing. We are gaining a new son. Our youngest daughter got engaged and we are happy for the couple. I will busy scouring Pinterest for ideas and planning a wedding.

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (review)
  • Allegiance by Susannah Sandlin (review)
  • Memory of Water: A Novel by Emmi Itaranta (review)
  • Against the Wild by Kat Martin (review)
  • Perfect Timing by Jane O’Reilly (review/giveaway)
  • Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry (review)

 

Around the Blogoshpere

New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

Images are linked to Goodreads/Amazon/Audible

Fifth Avenue Tour

My Summer in the City Essentials Kit arrived. Thanks to @HQN and @mediamuscle Want one? You will have a chance to win it during the Fifth Avenue Trilogy Tour stop on June 16th. Open to my US followers!

A special thank you to Mcmillian, Penguin, Tor Forge, Bloomsbury, Harlequin 

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171 Responses to “Sunday Post #111 book haul and news”

  1. Bea

    WOO HOO! Congrats on your award and to your daughter, wonderful news. That Essentials kit looks fun and look at all those books. You even got the new Stephen King. 🙂 Enjoy!
    Bea recently posted…Sunday Book Share #92My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Bea, and I am looking forward to King’s audio.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cyn, I am excited about Heir of Fire!

  2. Berls

    Double congrats then!! Well deserved on the award! And how exciting, have fun helping your daughter plan the wedding. A growing family is always a blessing 🙂
    Berls recently posted…Sunday Post |44th EditionMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      bwahaha..not impossible, but highly improbable!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope to read it soon Jeann, and thank you for your kind words.

  3. Vilia

    Sounds like an awesome week. Congratulations on the new son and award! I really want to read Jaime Lee Moyer’s latest but the eBook is nearly AUS$18. It’ll have to be a wait until pay day book.
    Vilia recently posted…Sunday Post #27My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo pricey for an eBook. I finished it last night and it was quite good!

  4. kara-karina

    Squee, congrats to your youngest on her engagement, K,! :))) Well done on your nomination as well, – totally deserved! I’m jealous about Virgin, Claudine and A Barricade in Hell – all three are on my wishlist. Enjoy all, sweetie x
    kara-karina recently posted…The Postman Knock #82My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Virgin and Claudine are totally new to me, but I am anxious to try them. Barricade rocked and I still cannot believe I won the award. It was amazing. My daughter is excited , yesterday we looked at invitations and dresses. fun stuff!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh you people crack me up. Nope gaining an adult son..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have two audios in front of it, and then I plan to dive in! Thanks Amanda 🙂

  5. Red Iza

    Oh, before I forget : I’m building a new blogroll on my blog and wanted to add yours but Blogger refused because “there is no day or time” mentioning when the posts were released. I tried to go around it by not mentioning the most recent post under the blog’s name, but it won’t work either. Do you have any idea how I can arrange that ?
    Red Iza recently posted…Sunday post #17 : What’s up, doc ?My Profile

  6. Tanja

    That’s so amazing girl!! Congrats on the award and you totally deserve it! 🙂 Also congrats to your daughter and I’m sure you’ll plan a great wedding. You’ve got some amazing books this week. Well, it’s been a great week for you 😉
    Tanja recently posted…Sunday Post (#10)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Tanja. It was happy news all around this week. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Fiza. I hope you have a marvelous week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Linda..Love your bike picture for your new profile 🙂

  7. Cait

    Oooh, biggest congrats on scoring Heir of Fire. x) I’m very freakishly excited for that one! Like seriously: ALL THE FEELS. Congrats on your daughter’s engagement, ohhh, and HUGE congrats on the blogging award. 🙂
    Cait recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #22My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Kate..it was a pretty awesome week here at Caffeinated. Glad you loved Heir of Fire!

  8. Greg

    Hey what a week! Big congrats to you, for the award and also the wedding news. Let the planning begin! 🙂

    Have a super new week!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #48My Profile

  9. A Voracious Reader

    Congrats on the award and huge congrats on gaining a son-in-law!! Before you know it there will be grandchildren. 😀 That’s an excellent book haul! I have a friend who already read Mr. Mercedes (he’s a huge King fan) and he loved it. 🙂
    A Voracious Reader recently posted…The Sunday Post ~ 45th EditionMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Carol. Ooo glad to hear your friend liked Mr. Mercedes I am a huge king fan. Ha, soon I will be the Caffeinated Granny..LOL

  10. Amanda

    Congratulations on the award and with your daughters engagement hunny! Weddings are always lovely and it’ll keep you well entertained with the planning, so that’s wonderful news! Keep up the fantastic work with your varied reading though 😉
    Amanda recently posted…In Bed With Badger #14My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Amanda, yes it looks like I will be busy, busy, busy!

  11. Megan

    Congrats on the award and also on the upcoming marriage of your daughter 🙂 I have added How to date dead guys to my TRL it sounds good. Happy Reading!
    Megan recently posted…Sunday Post #4My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Megan, I am hoping How to Date A Dead Guy is good and will review it towards the beginning of August.

  12. Cynthia

    Congrats on the award and on your daughter’s engagement! (: You got Heir of Fire! Everyone’s so excited about that, but I still haven’t even read Throne of Glass yet, haha. Have a great week and happy reading!
    Cynthia recently posted…Sunday Post #5My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You need to read them Cynthia and thank you, we are excited!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Michelle, we are excited and yes this weeks haul is filled with many that were on my wishlist 🙂 have a wonderful week!

  13. Celine

    Congrats on your daughter’s engagement and that you got nominated for the award! A big hurray for Mr Mercedes, I’ve started it yesterday and it’s already so cool (: Have a lovely week!
    Celine recently posted…Vlog: My Summer TBRMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I actually won the award Celine and I couldn’t have been more surprised or honored. Squee..so glad Mr. Mercedes is good, I have two audio books ahead of it and cannot wait!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, you are too sweet, I was totally surprised and excited. My daughter is walking on a cloud!

  14. Athena

    Seems you had a great week and I’m so jealous you got to read Sixth Grave On The Edge already. I am trying to save it for a later date, wanting to reread the previous book first.
    Athena recently posted…Sunday Post (Jun. 2 – 8)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I devoured that the day it downloaded I couldn’t have held off if I tried. I am not much of a re-reader Athena, but this is a series that I plan to do the audio edition on as well.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      All of my children, and my sibling’s children are coming upon the age of marriage, so I think for the next ten years we will see quite a few. Thanks Steph, and yes come back and enter. It will be one kit per blog, so be sure and follow the tour.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Alma! Hope your week is amazing!

  15. Jenea

    Congratulations on your daughters engagement!!!!! And for your award to, how awesome it that. 🙂 You got so many great books this week. I want Mortal Danger so badly. Can’t wait for your review for it. Have a fabulous Sunday.
    Jenea recently posted…The Sunday Post #105My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Jenea, it was a good week all around. Hope you are enjoying your summer!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Brandi, it means a lot. We are excited and he is a sweet guy.

  16. Michelle

    Congrats on your nomination and Congrats on your Soon to be Son-in-Law 🙂 So much good news, very happy for you!!!

    I have Heir of Fire also so excited about it and I really want to read Mortal Danger

    Hope you have a great week Kim, Enjoy all your awesome new reads!!!
    Michelle recently posted…Week in READ-view & The Sunday PostMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Michelle, it was a happy week here at Caffeinated. I am excited about the haul, those titles were both on my must read list!

  17. Jan

    Congratulations for your daughter’s engagement! How exciting! And congratulations to your blog award–very well deserved, Kimba.

    You got lots of great books this week! Have a fun reading week.
    Jan recently posted…Sunday Post–June 8My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Jan. I am still smiling. It was a good week 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Yvonne, I still am amazed I won and my daughter is walking on a cloud!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Melissa, I am smiling and my daughter is so excited. I shall be busy, busy, busy! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Melissa. Yep, the months ahead will be busy planning..but fun I am sure!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I consumed it this weekend and it was good..she knows how to weave suspense and mystery.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angela. The cover is cheesy but the tale was quite good.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ellen, quite a few were must reads for me, so I am excited to get to share them

  18. Kathy

    Congratulations on the Bloggie award and the engagement! Have fun planning the wedding! I’ll be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary next year so I’ve been looking at Pinterest too for ideas (that site is so addictive and has great ideas). Have a great week!
    Kathy recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 7My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Heck yes it is. There are so many ideas. Congrats on your twenty. We celebrated out twenty-sixth in April..time flies!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Tonyalee, it will be fun and the kit is wonderful. I am hoping Mortal Danger is too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Grace. Hope your week is fantastic!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Catherine. If you live in the US send me your mailing address. You can use contact form in menu and I will send you No Job for a Lady. I cannot fit it into my schedule.

  19. Ann Noser

    I’m all a fluttery. I’m NEXT TO STEVEN KING! (I feel faint)

    Haha. But, seriously, I’ve got fingers crossed you enjoy my tale of HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS.

    Have a happy day!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha..it took me a minute but then I figured out what you meant Ann.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Jessica. *fingers-crossed it’s good*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Whitney I am sure it will all fall into place. Hope your week is amazing!

  20. Lark

    Double congratulations — on your daughter’s engagement and on your blog award! I hope you are also feeling better physically. Love your new books, especially The Homecoming — I just put in request for that at NetGalley! Have a great week!
    Lark recently posted…Sunday Post – 6/08/14My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lark, we are excited and it was a delightful week all around. I am doing much better, I still have a lingering cough which is beyond annoying but gaining strength back every day. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Ali it was an exciting week. I am still smiling.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle and yes pinterest has so many clever ideas from hairstyles too favors!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Candace. Excited about everything this week and Heir of Fire is on netgalley now..go!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *scrolls back up to look* Ooo all good and I read Barricade yesterday..it rocked! Thanks Tabitha!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Julie it was a pretty wonderful week 🙂

  21. Whitney

    Fantastic news all around, congrats Kimba! I checked out Mr. Mercedes at the library this week and am loving it — I’m looking forward to reading your review on King’s novel. Have a great week!
    Whitney recently posted…Sunday Post #26My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Terri, they are planning a September wedding. I was so flattered to win:)

  22. Rita_h

    Grats on your award, well deserved!! Love your blog. I just celebrated my one year blogoversary and have a giveaway, if you want to take a peek.
    I read the first two Aguirre books, Enclave and Outpost, in that series but no others by her yet. I have The Hollowed Ground on my kindle to read– looks good! Have a great week as always.
    Rita_h recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 6/7-6/9/14My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Congrats Rita! If the giveaway is still open for next Sunday I will mention it. That is such a wonderful milestone!

  23. April

    The title of “How to Date Dead Guys” cracked me up LOL! I hope you love all your books, that looks like a really fun package from media muscle and harlequin! Woohoo on the daughter’s engagement too, that’ll be fun for you! I hope your pneumonia is finally gone and you’re feeling like yourself again!
    April recently posted…Mailbox Madness (78)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks April we are excited and yes, I still have a cough that I cannot quite shake but otherwise starting to feel like me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      haha I have a complete signed set of the Enclave trilogy but still need to read it, I love her adult fiction.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh noos…boo. It will beginning happening all of the time before you know it Bieke.

  24. Ginny

    Congratulations on the award! You so deserve it and many many more!!!

    Congratulations on the wedding news! That’s awesome. You are going to have so much fun browsing Pinterest for wedding ideas. There are a lot of great ones on there!

    I guess I need to say congratulations one more time since you received so many great books and an awesome prize pack.

    Have a terrific week!!!
    Ginny recently posted…Sunday Post Week in Review and Upcoming Posts #23My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ginny, You made me blush and we are excited and busy making plans for the wedding.

  25. Katherine

    Congratulations of your Book Bloggie award! You completely deserve it as you are probably the worst influence on me by always reviewing books I absolutely have to read! As well congratulations to your daughter! Have fun with all the planning fun! Looks like you got some great books this week and that summer essentials kit looks amazing! Have a great week!
    Katherine recently posted…Sunday Post and Showcase – This Week in ReadingMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, thanks Katherine. Just call me your book pusher *winks*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Jorie 🙂 have a wonderful week my friend

  26. Kristin T.

    Wow…lots of good news for you!!! Congrats on the award and on your daughter’s engagement!

    I have my eyes on the Robyn Carr book – I am really enjoying this new series!

    Have a great week!!!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #27 (6.8.14)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      While Virgin River will always be my favorite I am enjoying Thunder Point!

  27. Lorna

    Wow-you are having a great week! Congratulations on the award and your daughter’s engagement!

  28. ShootingStarsMag

    Ooh I totally need to enter that giveaway when it’s posted. How fun!

    And big congrats to your daughter. that’s so exciting; I would love to plan wedding stuff for someone…pinterest really has got me hooked on DIY and party planning. haha
    ShootingStarsMag recently posted…Welcome to Nursing HELLo by Joel CraigMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I wish you lived close by, I would totally love your inspiration !

  29. Valeria

    Wow! It was a pretty big week! Congratulations on your award! You deserve it! And Congratulations for your family as well! Those are great news!
    Valeria recently posted…Sunday Post: June 8thMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Valeria. This week has started off crappy..this morning my blog wouldn’t allow me to comment and I wasn’t getting email notifications…then tonight I feel in the driveway and you should see me knee..uh-oh. LOL Let’s hope the rest of the week goes better!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That was totally new to me, but it looks good!

  30. Tressa

    Looks like another busy week! I am so super excited for Heir of Fire!!! So stoked you got that one! I hope you enjoy all your books!!!
    Tressa recently posted…Weekly Update #66My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nice a signed copy! The two-hour line, not so much!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Sherry I was honored and we are excited about the upcoming nuptials.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Christine..i shall be busy, busy, busy!