Sunday Post #87 Sharing blog news and book haul

December 22nd, 2013 Kimberly Sunday Post 114 Comments

22nd Dec

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @Β 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:Β Sunday Post Meme

Well, I managed to get all my shopping done and my daughter came over to help bake yesterday. The house smells like cookies and coffee. My family room carpet and furniture arrived. We are still waiting on an ottoman and end tables but I am loving my lounge. It is my new favorite reading place. I sit there by the fire and it is a little slice of heaven. I included a few pics at the end of my post for those of you who asked for it πŸ™‚ Β I know a lot of you are traveling this holiday season and no matter how you celebrate ..may you be safe and merry!

Last Week on the Blog

Β This Week on the Blog

  • Big Sky Secrets by Linda Lael Miller (review)
  • Turn Up the Heat by Lori Foster, Β Christie Ridgway,Β Victoria DahlΒ (review)
  • Merry Christmas
  • Holy Friggin Matrimony by Emma Chase (review)
  • The Wicked Wallflower by Maya Rodale (review/giveaway)
  • Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre (review)
  • Grave Destinations by Lori Sorberg (review)

Around the Blogoshpere

New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

*all images are linked to Goodreads. Read the synopsis and add it to your shelf*

I received books in all formats from ARCS to eBooks

~~*For Review*~~

ruined

The Murder Complex

The Crane Wife

Four Seconds to Lose

Chasing the Star Garden

~~*Gifted or Won*~~

~~*For Review Consideration*~~

The Forbidden Library

Half Bad

~~*Purchased and Freebies*~~

A special thank you to Penguin, Entangled, Simon & Schuster and HaperCollins

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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...Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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114 Responses to “Sunday Post #87 Sharing blog news and book haul”

  1. Bea

    The lounge looks awesome; I’m glad you’re enjoying it. πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Greg

    Cookies and coffee- those are good smells and go well together. I was just dipping some Christmas cookies in my coffee a couple hours ago, mmm. Love your new furniture, it looks great!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yum I love coffee & cookies..thanks Greg. Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  3. Michelle

    Your living room looks wonderful! It hasn’t gotten cold enough here for me to try out the fireplace this year, it was in the high 60’s today for some reason. You have some awesome books this week! I really want to read the Murder Complex and Half Bad. I hope you enjoy!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (85)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about both titles and brrr we have been freezing. Tomorrow -6

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really looking forward to it myself. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Heather, now I just need some Mulled Wine πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas my friend!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I bought the previous book on release day and still haven’t read it..but will be doing so this week..LOL and anytime my friend!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha..when I sit there I feel the same way! Thanks Chelsea πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *waves* I like it too and look forward to reading it. Merry Christmas Tabitha πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ginny it feels good taking back the family room πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas my friend!

  4. Trish

    The Murder Complex sounds intriguing, great tag line! And The Crane Wife has an amazing cover, love it. And the lounge looks super comfy, hope you have many happy hours in there in the years to come.
    Happy reading Kim and have a fantastic Christmas.
    PS – love the blog snow!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Trish! On your WordPress site, go to dashboard, go to setting and at the very end you will see a box to check for snow on your blog till Jan 6th. click and enjoy! As for the books you mentioned I am so excited about those!

  5. kara-karina

    Your house looks lovely, Kimba! πŸ™‚ Niiiice lounge! :))) Have a great Christmas, my dear, and enjoy everything – food, books and company *wink* *huge hugs*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sophia I cannot wait to read it! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  6. Emily

    thanks for the shoutout, thanks for the review of sleigh bells in the snow, ive just finished it and i adored it!!

    wishing you merry christmas xxx

    Emily recently posted: Happy Holidays!
    • kimbacaffeinate

      That makes me so darn happy Emily! Now we can both wait in anticipation of the next release in June πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I need to make snickerdoodles and butter cookies today, then tomorrow I wrap, and wrap and wrap! Merry Christmas Cricket πŸ™‚

  7. A Voracious Reader

    I love your new furniture and I’m jealous of your reading spot. I want one like that. We’re not looking at new carpet or furniture for another few years. Between kids, dogs and cats it wouldn’t be worth it just yet. lol

    I need to check The Forbidden Library. Looks good.

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 22nd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We have a finished basement and our 21 yr old son still lives at home so we moved the old furniture and PlayStation down there..LOL Until they are adults..wait! Merry Christmas!

  8. Lola

    Your new lounge looks like the perfect reading spot! And your new carpet looks so soft! You got some great looking books this week, I am not a fan of the Murder Complex cover, but the blurb sounds interesting. Looking forward to hear what you think of it.

    I hope you have a great week and merry christmas!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post # 53
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lola I am quite curious and hopeful for the Murder Complex. Merry Christmas!

  9. Kelsey

    Oh my goodness your reading area look so comfortable, I want it lol. I want a couch like that with a lounger part someday.
    Out of the books in your pile I have the Murder Complex on my Kindle, and I’m excited to get to it πŸ™‚
    Have a good Christmas/Holiday!

    Kelsey recently posted: Showcase Sunday (58)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kelsey, I am loving the sectional and hope you get yours one day. I am so excited about the Murder Complex and really hope it delivers! Merry Christmas!

  10. Jenea

    Your furniture looks so comfy! Enjoy all the new books. I just started Ruined, and it is good so far. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!!!!

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #82
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope to read Ruined this week. I liked her Darker Days so fingers crossed. Hope your daughter is feeling better and you get some rest today. Merry Christmas to you and yours!:)

  11. Wattle

    I think Chasing the Star Garden just won me over by its cover alone, just gorgeous!

    Coffee and cookies sound like the perfect combination πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy your Christmas and the whole holiday period!

    Wattle recently posted: Showcase Sunday #8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks and I so agree Chasing the Star Garden has a wonderful cover. Merry Christmas!

  12. Jan

    The new lounge looks wonderful. A great place to read! You’ve got some good books to look forward to reading. Have a wonderful Christmas week with more baking and more coffee!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jan πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy all the holiday hustle and bustle!

  13. Michelle

    LOVE the couch!!! It looks gorgeous and so comfy πŸ™‚
    My house is about to smell like cookies today again!
    Love your books haul. I have the forbidden Library I can’t wait to read it.

    Enjoy all your new reads on your new couch.

    Have a very very Merry Christmas!
    Happy Reading πŸ™‚

    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I don’t really read MG but the Forbidden Library is one I am going to try πŸ™‚ I am baking more today and then tomorrow I wrap, and wrap..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Merry Christmas Sandy! I hope you get Four Seconds soon πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Holly, I am hoping it is good and I hope you get it. I did their cover reveal so they sent it to me. Have a Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  14. Mariana

    I loved your new reading area. I don’t particularly read on the living room, but for those quiet nights is perfect. There’s only a dog or cat missing on those pics. Mine are usually all over the books.

    Mariana recently posted: Sunday Post #12
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is our family room and until recently my son and his friends took it over with games. We moved all the old furniture down to the finished basement along with his playstation. He is 21 and still living at home so he appreciates the new digs and three kids later we finally reclaimed the family room! We have a turtle, a rabbit and a guinea pig. After our cats passed we never replaced them. OL Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  15. tonyalee

    I LOVE the new furniture! It is in the best place too. My “side” of the couch is the recliner next to the fireplace too! πŸ™‚

    I got The Murder Complex last week, I can’t wait to read it. πŸ™‚

    Have a GREAT Christmas!

    tonyalee recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up (40)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet I am excited about Murder Complex too. Have a very Merry Christmas Tonyalee πŸ™‚

  16. Tammy

    I love your new couch! I got a new couch also, about six months ago (I still feel like it’s new) and I love it. I’m dying to read Half Bad…I have a request in for it, hopefully I’ll get it. Great haul! Enjoy your holiday!

    Tammy recently posted: Stacking the Shelves (45)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      congrats on your new furniture πŸ™‚ I am excited about Half Bad too. Have a Wonderful holiday Tammy πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ali I am very happy πŸ™‚ I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Merry Christmas Dani I hope yours is wonderful and thank you πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Doesn’t it..I am really hoping it delivers! Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

  17. Tanja

    Oh my I missed so much. I’m truly sorry for not being around as much but my finals are starting in two weeks and I’m already going crazy. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
    Anyhow you’ve got some amazing book. The Crane Wife is something I want to read badly and Chasing the Stars Garden as well. So pretty. Great haul πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks Karen and Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about it and hope it delivers : Merry Christmas Diamond πŸ™‚

  18. Lindy

    Yay for Ruined! I’m suppose to read and review it this week, and am really looking forward to it. I’ve heard K.A. Tucker’s series is amazing, and hope to get to it! You house looks beautiful! I’m wishing you a bright and Merry Christmas full of awesomeness!!!!

    Lindy recently posted: Stacking the Shelves (10)
  19. Lark

    (Whoops, I thought I commented in the wee hours this morning, but I don’t think it went through.) I’m glad you’re having a good time getting ready for Christmas, and enjoying your new family room. Your new books look great, especially The Forbidden Library (how can I resist a title like that?!)

    Have a wonderful Christmas, full of joy and laughter and love!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 12/22/13
    • kimbacaffeinate

      No worries Lark, I have done that too. Merry Christmas to you and yours πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cyn I am excited about those. Have fun baking and eating cookies πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is nice Victoria especially today when it is a high of 7, low of -8 and wind chills of -22. Tomorrow is suppose to be even colder! Brrrrrrrr

      • Victoria (aka Zemfirka)

        Yikes! Stay warm.
        We’ve had a bit of unusual weather over the weekend – it was in the 60s and snow melted away. Now, we are back to more expected 30F weather and rain. πŸ™

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, I don’t usually read MG but Forbidden Library looks so good!

  20. Tanya

    Oooo It looks so cozy! I have my recliner and God forbid anyone moves it. I almost had a fit when hubby and my son took away one of the tables I have next to it to fit the tree in. I made them move everything back so I could have my tables where I needed them to be. One side has a table with my laptop, and the other side is a table where I take notes and set all my reading necessities (snacks).