Sunday Post #150 -In Like A Lion, Out Like a Lamb

March 1st, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 127 Comments

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Let’s hope March roars quickly before turning into a lamb. Brrr.  For the month of February I read/listened to 17 books. My numbers are down and I blame my daughter and Sophia. She turned a month old this week. Where does the time go. It is wonderful seeing the daily changes in her. She smiles and coos and makes my heart melt. Thing are changing for me and in a good way. My VA business is booming and I will be quitting my day job to take care  of Sophia in April when her Mommy goes back to work. This should be a challenging and exciting transition. Today begins Take Control of Your TBR Pile and I hope you are joining us 🙂 I am also hosting a TBR read-a-thon and anyone can join. Stay Caffeinated, share the love by uplifting fellow bloggers and smile at the little things!

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 This Week on the Blog
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  • The Raven By Sylvain Reynard (audio review)
  • Vision In Silver By Anne Bishop (book/audio review)
  • The Bedding Proposal By Tracy Anne Warren (review)
  • Brash By Laura Wright (review)
  • See How Small: A Novel By Scott Blackwood (audio review)
  • Magic Rises By Ilona Andrews ( audio review)
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127 Responses to “Sunday Post #150 -In Like A Lion, Out Like a Lamb”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Enjoy your new books…and baby Sophia! They do grow so fast, and before you know it, they’re eighteen! Yes, my two granddaughters just turned eighteen in February.

    You will have so much fun taking care of her while her mommy works.

    Happy reading and playing!
    Laurel-Rain Snow recently posted…AUTHOR’S HOME PAGEMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My oldest both have February birthdays I turned 24 and the other 22. I am excited and happy to help her out.

  2. Katherine

    How awesome that you’ll be taking care of Sophia! I know your daughter must be so thrilled. Great books this week! I’m with you in hoping the lion roars quickly and we get to move onto the lamb. I’m so tired of being cold!
    Katherine recently posted…This Week in Reading – March 1My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is snowing and we have an ice storm due Monday night..yep Roaring indeed. I think it will put her mind at ease, and I am blessed that we can do this for her.

  3. Sarah

    Wow, a whole Month! They grow so fast <3 it's so crazy and awesome! 17 books is wonderful, congrats! I must get the white trash zombie book. I know it came out awhile ago but honestly it didn't inerest me until Christy reviewed how awesome it was! Good luck in March bookish endeavors. I'm excited for TBR!
    Sarah recently posted…Monthly Wrap Up | Sunday post 16 | In My Mailbox #7My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been on my wish list forever but her audio review pushed me. Thanks and good luck with the challenge

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know, it happens fast. I keep telling my daughter to savor every moment because it seems like you wink and they are married and mothers before you know it. I am excited about White Trash Zombie..it has been on my wishlist 4-ever.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hey this Nonna is cool and of course she adores me. Did you start Written in Red? *arches brow*

  4. Greg

    Congrats on your changes, and glad business is booming. It’s been so cold here, definitely ready for warmups. But we have snow and cold in the forecast too. stay warm and kep reading!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #84My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been freezing here too Greg. We are expected an ice storm this week and snow. Let’s hope the week after is warm and sunny!

  5. Tanja

    I have seen pictures on IG and Sophia looks lovely!! 🙂 I can only imagine how happy your family is. Also I’m with you and let’s hope that March will bring some sun as I miss that thing. Great haul, Kim 🙂
    Tanja recently posted…The Sunday Post (#44)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My fingers are crossed and thank you Tanja. We are enjoying her.

  6. Michelle

    I’m so happy to hear that your VA stuff is working out! I loved doing stuff like that, can’t wait for this year to go by so I can try to find another publicity job (contract woes…). And it’s even better that you’ll be able to spend so much time with Sophia! I hope you have an awesome week Kimba.
    Michelle recently posted…Sunday post (143)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited Michelle and feel luck I will be able to help them and follow my own passion

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cynthia, she does distract me..she comes over and all I want to do is cuddle her.

  7. Red Iza

    Of course you wouldn’t read as much with a delightful little baby around you 🙂 Today, I opened my windows… and left them open ! Spring is coming, the sun isn’t here, but the temperatures are definitely warmer. I see you got White trash zombie, I’m still on Diana Rowland’s Kara Gillian series but when I’ve read the next instalment, I’ll move on to the zombies too. No changing the menu because of a book, but I have had a craving for lemon pies for a few days, I thought maybe Jessica Lemmon’s latest book was the cause of it, lol ! Have a great weekend, flip-flops will be needed soon 😉
    Red Iza recently posted…The Sunday post #11 : What’s upMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I read like the first 4 or 5 books of the Kara Gillian series and stopped..I should go back and see what I have missed. Ha…yeah when I read Lemmon’s book I thought of lemon pie too so I think you are right.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So true Nyze, I think because our kids are all grown the hubby and I realize this and completely slow down whenever she is around. I can just see my hubby’s blood-pressure drop when he holds the baby.

  8. Celine

    Sounds like you have a lot of great things going on (: I got a review copy for the new Jenn Bennett book as well, and I can’t wait to read it! Have a lovely Sunday
    Celine recently posted…The Sunday Post #19My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I squee-d a little when I picked it up Celine, I really enjoy the series,

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My daughter has to work and we knew how nervous the prospect of leaving the baby in a stranger’s care was to her, not to mention the cost. I feel blessed they were are able to make changes to help them.

  9. A Voracious Reader

    Sophia is 1 month and Kyleigh is 1 year. Time flies by so fast! On the other hand, February was very crappy for me, so I’m glad to shoo it on. We have freezing rain happening right now, but it’s supposed to transition to regular ol’ rain later today and be 70º! on Weds?! Wut?! March…gotta love it.
    A Voracious Reader recently posted…The Sunday Post ~ 82nd EditionMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You really did have a yicky month Carol, between the weather and everything you touched breaking. Did you get the stove fixed? I still cannot believe Kyleigh is a year already. 70…gads I would be in heaven. We have snow and an ice storm in the forecast.

      • A Voracious Reader

        Yep. The element came in Tues (Amazon really does have everything!), but hubby worked until 9-ish or so. We fixed it Weds in like 8 minutes. lol Btw, I’m not touching anything this month. I’m going to wear boxing gloves. 😀
        A Voracious Reader recently posted…The Sunday Post ~ 82nd EditionMy Profile

  10. Kare Blue

    17 books is awesome. I only got in 14 and I was feeling so proud of myself, oh well.
    I recently was able to quit my job and I am loving it. I have my hands full with 4 kids in a new state. I am sure you will love being able to stay home and spoil your granddaughter.
    I am looking forward to the TBR challenge. Have a great week Kimba!
    Kare Blue recently posted…The Sunday Post #24My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was able to do it for my own and wish my daughter could, but I can at least offer her the next best thing

  11. Jan

    Many changes for you, Kimba. But great changes . . . that you can take care of Sophia and that your VA business is taking off. So exciting.

    I wish I could’ve participated in your TBR challenge, but March is going to be a crazy busy month for me. I’m going to have to check out your reviews from last week and this week. Lots of great books reviewed.

    I hope you have a great reading week! And Sophia week, too!
    Jan recently posted…Sunday Post: Mar 1My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, we would have loved to have you join us. Maybe you will be able to join the mini read–a-thon 🙂 I hope the crazy busy month isn’t too hectic for you Jan.

  12. Alreem

    I will look forward on your thought about My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland, I actually heard good things about this book, thought I don’t really like zombi books 😀
    Alreem recently posted…IN MY MAIL-BOX[17]My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have made love for zombies..but this one is a different type so I am curious

  13. Lark

    Ice storm here this morning, so it doesn’t look like we’re getting out to church. I’ll be glad to see spring whenever it gets here! I’m glad your business is doing well, and that you’ll be able to take care of Sophia while her mom is working. Have fun with her, and with the TBR Pile challenge!
    Lark recently posted…Sunday Post – 3/01/15My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lark. We have an ice storm in our forecast…curl up with some tea, stay warm and read

  14. Lola

    I am happy to hear your VA business is booming, are you enjoying the work so far? That will be a big transition indeed when you stop working, but I am sure spending time with Sophia makes it worth it. And I hope you get some warmer weather soon! Have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #115My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am, I have done a lot of PR work in the past, as well as office and organizational skills so it is nice to use those skills in a field I have mad love for.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am too Catherine. I will share it in May 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you I am a great juggler of time. Yep, I work part-time outside of the home and have since the kids were in high school. Sleep is overrated but I do managed 5-6 hours a night.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, as a book addict I can relate. I added to my own too this week..I cannot help it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Terri, I am excited about all the craziness it will bring

  15. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    Oh goodness. March is roaring here. Snow and more snow for March 1st. Gah. I’m hoping that means the month will end as calm as can be and maybe some warm wind as opposed to this bitter cold stuff. lol.

    Have a great week!
    Melissa (My World…in words and pages) recently posted…Sunday Post #75My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is fa-fa-freezing and bad weather in the forecast here..roar is right. Stay warm Melissa and dream of flip-fops!

  16. laura thomas

    I actually read more books than usual in February. I think it was because it was too cold outside to do anything. LOL You are going to have a challenging and wonderful new job! Enjoy it while she’s a baby. She’ll grow so fast. About the pizza.
    I did the same thing this week. Too funny. I was watching a movie though. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting:)
    laura thomas recently posted…What’s New On My Bookshelf #99 and The Sunday PostMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am glad I am not the only one having food triggers..lol Stay warm and happy reading!

  17. Kristin T.

    Your daughter must be so happy that you are going to be taking care of Sophia and I’m sure you will love all that extra time with her! Congrats on your booming business – that’s awesome!!! And good job with your steps this week! I did a lot of indoor walking this week, but did make it to the gym one day to walk on the treadmill!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin T. recently posted…The Sunday Post #61 (3.1.15)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kristin, I am looking forward to getting my steps in by walking outdoors!

  18. tonyalee

    Wow I can’t believe she is a month old already! Where DOES the time go?? That’s great you will be taking care of Sophia! You are awesome to do that 🙂
    tonyalee recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up (48)My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You blink and a month is gone..I really think time has sped up 🙂

  19. Michelle

    Congrats on your business, so glad it is doing good. I think it is wonderful that you will be watching your new little princesses for your daughter. My mom did that for me with my kids and I hope to do the same for them. It’s hard to find caregivers for our children that will love them as much as we love them. My kids are so close to my mom and I couldn’t ask for a better person to watch them since I knew they would be loved 100%. I’m sure your daughter feels and will feel the same way, Plus it’s a great chance for you to spoil that little girl 🙂

    17 books is fantastic! I wish I could read that many in a month.
    Have a great week Kim! Happy Reading ox
    Michelle recently posted…Because Reading Challenge Update ~ February 2015My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was very close to my grandmother and hope Sophia and I have the same bond. I am so happy I am able to give my daughter that piece of mind.

  20. Reanna

    17 books for the month is down?? I WISH I could pull off 17 a month, especially in the shortest month of the year LOL! I agree with you about the weather – I’m so over winter. And woohoo! It’s Take Control time 🙂

    You got some great books again. I’ve heard good things about the White Trash Zombie series, but haven’t read it yet. Also, I’m dying to get my hands on A Shattered Moment. I love Tiffany King’s writing! Hope you enjoy all your new reads, Kimba. Have a great week <3
    Reanna recently posted…Sunday Post – 12th EditionMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This will be my first King Reanna..I am really spreading my wings this year and discovering new authors and old series

  21. Ramona

    Yay, Happy 1st Month to little Sophia! Lots of love and hugs 🙂 Glad to hear your business is booming – although I have to say That I never doubted 🙂 Ah, again with your insane numbers of book read (and in just 3h/day!!!!) Don’t get me started on the breakfast business. I can’t stay off the jam and butter since I quit smoking and as a result I can’t fit in any of my jeans anymore… Oh, well. Have a great Sunday <3
    Ramona recently posted…Plot Driven Stories?My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Truth be told I prefer just coffee for breakfast, and thought I would try fiber bars to keep my energy up and hunger..but they wreaked havoc on my stomach. I love PR work and in the past it was 90% of what my job entailed. Why not bring that passion to my number one addiction books. The granddaughter was the push I needed to fulfill my own dream.

  22. Stormi

    I don’t have a sweet baby to blame on why I did so bad with reading in Feb. Did it not just fly right on by?? Crazy, I was like well crap it’s over and I just didn’t get much read or listened too..lol. I bet that baby is way more fun to play with that reading anyway..hehehe. 🙂
    Stormi recently posted…The Week In Review #27My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It flew by Stormi! I did do my first ever Netflix marathon so now I can relate when people talk about devouring whole series in a few days. I try to listen to audio books when holding her but she distracts me with her cuteness.

  23. Kathy

    Sophia is a good excuse for the low numbers. They grow up so fast and you don’t want to miss a minute of it. You did great with your steps and I can’t stand fiber bars! Breakfast is the hardest time for me to fight off the temptations. It’s so easy to grab a doughnut instead of looking for something healthier. I hope March is a little warmer for you! Have a great week!
    Kathy recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 44My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am not a breakfast eater, and prefer a straight injection of coffee but thought it would improve my health to add them..oh lord no..my tummy rebelled.

  24. Tanya

    A month already? Oh I miss those days of coos and toothless smiles every time they see you. Thanks for hosting. I have an INTL Giveaway going on this week for The Last Breath. Hoping people will stop by and enter. It was my fave book of 2015 so far!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will tweet and share when i visited your blog today Tanya.

  25. Mandy

    Congrats on 17 books. It’s been a productive month even with the little one to keep you busy. I’m sure your daughter is thrilled to have the extra set of hands. I can’t believe it’s already March the year is flying by hopefully it will warm up for you. Best of luck on your new business venture. Great Review of Dead Heat I’m so excited to read it. Thanks for sharing & Hosting have a great week.
    Mandy recently posted…The Sunday PostMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Virtual assistant Aurian. I am helping authors from social media to shopping.

  26. kindlemom1

    LOL I have changed my dinner plans lots of times because of books, sometimes just because I was reading all day and forgot to take something out of the freezer! 😛

    I am so excited that you get to take care of your grandbaby! That is going to be so much fun and such a great time for the both of you to bond!!
    kindlemom1 recently posted…March TBR Pile Challenge Line Up!My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have done that too Ali..especially when reading a really good book!

  27. Cristina

    I wish you lots of luck on your “Take Control of Your TBR Pile” Challenge. I know it can be tough tearing through those books that have been sitting there for so long, haha! Also Happy First Day of March 🙂
    Cristina recently posted…Sunday Post #2My Profile

  28. Elsi

    Good morning, Kimberly. Now that I’ve got my Sunday Summary post up, it’s time for me to get a “Starting Position” post up for the Take Control challenge. I see that you’ve added a Read-a-thon in the middle of the challenge. That should be lots of fun.
    Elsi recently posted…Sunday Summary: 1 March 2015My Profile

  29. Ro

    Wow! Despite being so busy, it’s awesome that you were able to read/listen to 17 books! Kudos. Based on your reviews, I’ve already picked up 2 to check out soon. Congrats on your business picking up, allowing you the ability to do the things you want, including spending time with your lovely granddaughter. What a great start to 2015! BIG Hugs…
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is all falling into place and I am thrilled Braine 🙂 thank you

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..I think a lot of folks ordered pizza today.

  30. Angie

    Take control of your TBR pile is such a fun event! Pizza… I love pizza. Wish I could eat some right now!
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  31. La La in the Library

    Ha ha, I have an organic flaxseed waffle every morning and it tastes pretty much like cardboard, so I feel your fibre bar pain! How wonderful you get to stay home with Sofia. That will be a load off your daughter’s mind while she is at work. We always get a good size snow storm in March in my area. However, it usually is during the second week of March, so I hope this storm is just early and not an extra one! I am so ready for the windows to be open. Have a wonderful week. 🙂
    La La in the Library recently posted…THE SUNDAY POST #NINEMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh it tasted good enough but gave me the worst stomach pain I have ever had!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yep, it was on my nook already but decided to do audio!

  32. Jess

    Sophia sounds adorable! I think it is awesome that you will be starting to watch her soon. How fun!

    I am hoping for a warm and beautiful March. It is currently snowing- so I am hoping this is the end of the snow. 🙂

    Happy reading!
    Jess recently posted…Author Interview with Stuart GibbsMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah our forecast this week has snow and ice..I am hoping a week from now we will see warmer days!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I actually own the book and have forever but never read it…and decided to go audio after reading Christy’s review @ Love of Books

    • kimbacaffeinate

      King is new to me and I look forward to devouring it

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited and kicking myself for not making the leap a year ago. It is exciting doing work you are passionate about in a field you love.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to both, thanks Lauren 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She has to work, and I know it was her # one worry, so I am glad I can do this for her.

  33. Tressa

    How fun that you get to take care of your granddaughter! I hope it all goes well!

    I’ve had quite a time with my computer issues and fighting with it has put me quite behind. It’s frustrating and time consuming and so this week will be crazy, but I’m hoping to get back to being ahead.

    Have a great week!
    Tressa recently posted…Weekly Update #104My Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Some things in life we depend need to work or they frustrate us to no end..the internet and computer are high on my list too Tressa.

  34. Ann Noser

    can you PROMISE that lamb bit?
    haha
    (sick of snow and winter)
    brrrr
    although today is not so bad–but it will get worse tomorrow, I’m afraid

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right now it is getting ready to roar here..but I am calling the lamb and offering sacrifices!

  35. Lorna

    Sophia sounds so sweet, I miss having a baby in my extended family, but I do have a 5 year old great-niece named Sophia also. I know you are going to love taking care of her 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lorna, we are enjoying her and I adore the name Sophia

  36. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m happy you’re getting to spend so much time with your daughter and granddaughter. That’s wonderful. My mom lives in Texas so she hasn’t gotten to spend as much time with my kids. She was just here though to see my son perform in a school musical. 🙂 I like the books you picked up this week – the look great. Enjoy your week!!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe glad she was able to come out. We moved away when the kids were small so my parents rarely saw them, but my hubby’s parents travel here all the time.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you Leanna, I am exciting about all the changes 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know Karina. She gets bigger every time I see her. I love that she smiles and listens when you talk to her now..so cute