Sunday Post #67

August 4th, 2013 Kimberly Sunday Post 133 Comments

4th Aug

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

Another month has flown by and for some summer is coming to an end. Back to school, off to college and carpools! Enjoy those last few lazy days of summer. For the month of July, I read eighteen books. Be sure and sign up for the Fraterfest read-a-thon in October and I am looking for a few hosts for challenges. We will be celebrating our two-year blogoversary this month. I hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week. Peace, Love, and Books my friends:)

Last Week on the Blog

This week on the Blog  look for 

  • What the Bride Wore by Jade Lee (review)
  • Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (review)
  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Cogan (tour stop/giveaway)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson (review)
  • Demanding Ransom by Megan Squires (review)
  • Coffee Pot Reviews: Tangled  by Emma Chase and The Dark Discovery of Jack Dandy  by Kady Cross  (reviews)

Around the Blogosphere

  • Lisa @Bookshelf Fantasies has created a Directory for Memes organized by days of the week. Go check it out. Do you host a meme? Be sure and let her know.
  • April and Pabkins @My Shelf Confessions are hosting a month long event called Vamps vs. Zombies with reviews, giveaways, a hop and read-a-thon.
  • Jen @Bawdy Books talks about Amazon’s Right to Shut Down Bad User Accounts
  • Something Wicked hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings,  Candace’s Book Blog, The Nocturnal Library and My Guilty Obsession . There are a few ways to participate, so go check it out!!

New Arrivals at the Caffeinated Cafe 

*click image to add to Goodreads shelf *

Books for Review

Won/Gifted or Received for Review Consideration

Ocean Breeze Trilogy

Won from Barbara @ Basia’s Bookshelf

Won from Puzzle challenge @ My Shelf Confessions

Blythewood by Carol Goodman Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Thank you to Harlequin, Penguin Teen, Random House, Disney-Hyperion and authors for this weeks new additions. 


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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She’s a self-professed Whovian, as well as a 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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133 Responses to “Sunday Post #67”

  1. Toni

    I’m reviewing Elysian Fields on the 15th! House of Ivy & Sorrow sounds really good, too. I’m also interested in what you think of Pivot Point. I haven’t picked up a copy yet, but I will if you end up liking it. 🙂 Ooh, Man Made Boy has been on my TBR for quite some time. Great haul this week!

    Have a great week, Kim! Sorry I haven’t been around much this past week. It’s been a rough one.

    Toni recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 19th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh loved Elysian Fields and you will show me love when ya can..no worries:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      sweet I love the sound of it. Linky is back-up so please be sure to link up.

  2. Cyn

    I really like the cover of House of Ivy and Sorrow! I can’t wait to start reading These Broken Stars (I’m trying to find a day where I can just read the whole book in one sitting haha). Great haul! I have Pivot Point waiting for me to start too, (and The Distance Between Us), been hearing great things about Kasie West (:

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Cyn, I am featuring Ivy and Sorrow on my WoW and was tickled pink when I got it:)

  3. Bea

    I’ve been seeing These Broken Stars everywhere! The cover for it is growing on me 😀 I like the colors but the text is hard to read.

    happy reading!

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  4. Richa

    These Broken Stars <3 I have that too and I can't wait to get started! The cover is just so gorgeous. I also need to read Pivot Point ASAP because my friend's been bugging me for ages 😛
    Awesome haul, and I hope you enjoy your books this week!

    My IMM

    Richa recently posted: In My Mailbox #15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I kept seeing great reviews on Pivot Point and for 1.99 decided it was time to grab it:)

  5. Berls

    Congratulations on 2 years!! And the new design is looking great btw 🙂 Congratulations on the wins – gotta love that amazon gift card – more books!!! Thanks for sharing about the Fraterfest, I think I’ll try to get in on the fun.

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 4th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks and I hope you join Fraterfest we had a blast last year. Come back and link up your post the linky is back up:)

      • Berls

        Thanks, I added it. I think it’d be fun to get in on hosting a challenge, but my blog’s pretty new and I’d assume y’all would prefer someone more established. But I’ll participate for sure!

        Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 4th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Linky is back up, it was a system error on their end so come back and link up so peeps can read your post:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Me too Sharon and thank you! The linky is working again, so come back and link up:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes please join in Fraterfest is fun and all month long I do “Things That Go Bump in the Night” with books from the genre and loads of giveaways:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did buy Pivot Point and cannot wait to read it:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Juhina and I am glad you enjoyed Pivot Point:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Trish I am looking forward to reading both of them:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yep it seems like only yesterday that I fell into the blogging pond without a clue:)

  6. Sarah

    I’m looking forward to your review of Janet Evanovich’s book. She’s one of my favourite authors – her Stephanie Plum series makes me laugh out loud.

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  7. Jessica

    OOoh fab haul!! Been seeing lots of These Broken Stars!! I also have Of Beast and Beauty that I kept hoping to read soon, but then the review books came in! Hope you enjoy all your shiny new reads! Congrats on your wins!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do understand the book pile dilemma! Hope you find time to read it:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yes, all of your reviews pushed me to pick it up:) thanks Brandi

  8. tonyalee

    I am actually excited for Back to School! 🙂

    You got some great books this week! Pivot Point was really good, I loved it! I also got These Broken Stars. Of Beast and Beauty looks good too 🙂

    Have a good week!

    tonyalee recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up~ (20)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Ellen I am glad you liked Pivot Point and for 1.99 I snagged it, since reviews have been outstanding.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I thought so too, and she made it so nice and easy to navigate.

  9. Dina

    I really like the new look of your blog and hope you are enjoying WordPress. So much easier to use and much more comment friendly than blogger.

    I purchased Pivot Point recently because I cannot turn down a decent book at $1.99 and heard really great things about it. Hope you enjoy it!

    Dina recently posted: In The Stacks (21)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I liked that price tag too, which is why I grabbed it, that and all the fab reviews I’ve been reading. I am loving WP and all the new things I am learning on a daily basis.

  10. Jan

    You had a great reading month, Kimba. I hadn’t realized Pivot Point was only $1.99. I just went and bought it! Thanks!

    You got some good looking books this last week…These Broken Stars especially interests me. As always thanks for hosting this meme.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–August 4
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Can’t beat that price and you are welcome. Have a great week Jan:)

  11. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Nice haul! And congrats on the upcoming 2 Year Blogoversary! Impressive work you’ve done in only two years.

    Now I’m off to check out some of those links.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Rita, you made my day:) I adore the Sentinels of New Orleans series!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the Sentinels of New Orleans series..enjoy and have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yes I am hoping that is a good one! Have a great week Catherine!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Melissa, you just reminded me I need to check out more of your celebration posts!

  12. Chelsea

    Great Week! 2 years, congratulations! I can’t believe it is already August! Time really flies. I love that cover of These Broken Stars. I can’t wait to see what you though of Tangled! I LOVED that book. It is so funny. Have another amazing week! 🙂

    Chelsea recently posted: The Sunday Post: Issue #7
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Tangled made me giggle so much, have a great week Chelsea!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved the cover of Ivy and Sorrow too, have a great week Angie!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yeah that sounds so interesting, I am hoping to share in October and giveaway a copy:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Karina it looks really interesting! *fingers-crossed*

  13. kindlemom1

    Beauty and Beast has always been my most favorite fairy tale, I am really hoping you love the retelling, I can’t wait to see what you think about it!

    I loved Elysian Fields, I can’t remember now if I have my review this week or not for it LOL. Anyways, can’t wait to read yours!

    Congrats on all the new books and winning Kim!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love Beauty and the Beast too and so hope its good 🙂 Hope you have a delightful week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yeah that was a nice win. Hope your week is delightful!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have read and enjoyed quite a few of her books, thanks Yvonne!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes comments are posting, a little green box pops up rather quickly and says comment posted. You can always refresh page to see it. I love fall too, maybe because i was born in October:)

  14. Libby

    You have some great books coming up. I can not wait to see the reviews!

    Do I HAVE to send my son back to school? Can’t he keep staying home with me? Sigh. LOL

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Aww, I know how you feel, but it’s good for him Mom:)

      • Libby

        Ugh. LOL. I would home school him if he weren’t such a social butterfly. LOL

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks you too Jul and yes I feel like we are on fast forward this year!

  15. Andrea

    Nice book haul! Of Beast and Beauty looks good, and I hope to make time to read Pivot Point soon. Enjoy your books!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      yeah reviews have been really good for Pivot, and at 1.99 I could not pass it up:)

  16. Michelle

    Ooo House of Ivy and Sorrow! It has such a pretty cover, I’ll have to look and see what it’s about. I can’t believe July is over! It went by so quickly.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes this year is on warp speed! Have a great week Michelle:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed and fall is lovely 🙂 thanks and have a great week Eirene!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Candace..Jen’s post was good. Have a wonderful week:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ooh you need to read Sentinels of New Orleans it is so good!

  17. April

    Yay on winning the puzzle challenge! Woot! I had to snag Pivot Point too – it’s such a great price right now and sounds fabulous!

    I’m really intrigued about a lot of Heather Graham’s books, I love their covers and their titles.. and even their synopsis sounds great.. but the first time I read one of them I wasn’t really that wowed, so I’ve been hesitant to pick up any more. I should give her another go!

    House of Ivy and Sorrow sounds so good and I love the cover, I added that one to my wish list!

    I’ve been seeing These Broken Stars everywhere it seems like, I really, really, really love that cover! I hope you love them all 😀

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      My favorite Graham book are the Bone Island Trilogy and her new series in NO, and I cannot remember name of first book..hmm will email you if I think of it..the protagonist can sense things when she touches objects and runs a antique shop..darn it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee..i cannot wait to read both and everyone seems to love Pivot Point. Have a great week Sally:)

  18. Nyx

    Looks like a great week, and en even better one coming up ahead. Looking forward to seeing your review of Elysian Fields 🙂 And Awesome book haul too!

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  19. Lauren

    All your review books have such pretty covers *o* and Of Beauty and Beast is already sitting on my wishlist, I chose to preorder Dear Killer instead of that, I hope its great and all your other books too!

    Thanks for a good read-a-long this week 🙂 it was great fun.

    Lauren
    My haul post.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so curious about it, I hope to post a review in October with a giveaway:)

  20. Mandy

    Awesome haul this week. I’m jealous you have a copy of Beast and Beauty. I loved Pivot Point it’s a fun read, can’t wait for the next one. I’ll keep my eye out for your thoughts.
    Thanks so much for sharing & creating this awesome post.
    Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I cannot wait to read them both and you are so welcome Mandy:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Gift cards are always amazing, have a good week Grace!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Maida I am looking forward to exploring them myself, have a lovely week!

  21. Tanya

    Finally linked up to your Sunday post with my recap. Looks like you had a great week. I love the covers of House of Ivy & Sorrow and These Broken Stars, hope you enjoy them! Hope you visit my recap in my Small Victories Sunday post!

    Tanya recently posted: Small Victories Sunday {2}
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Of course I will visit you and thanks for linking up. Have a wonderful week Tanya:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay, glad I posted about them, have a great week Danny!