Sunday Post #91

January 19th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 154 Comments

19th Jan

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

You are reading my 1,000th post on the blog! I just happen to notice I had 999 posts published on Saturday…another milestone. *lifts cup of coffee* Here is to many more!  I am still looking for at least two hosts to do challenges for the Ides of March read-a-thon. If you’re interested please tweet, Facebook message or email me. There are quite a few awesome giveaways in my sidebar, please take the time to enter for your chance to win!  Also, I mentioned some really cool happens in the Around the Blogosphere section and hope you check them out. Stay Caffeinated.

Mark the Date: March 1-31st 2nd Annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. Sign-up. Ides of March Read-a-thon (tbr pile books only) March 13th-17th sign-up

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough (review)
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (review)
  • I See London author Chanel Cleeton shares her favorite caffeinated beverages (guest post)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • The Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (review)
  • What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin (review)
  • Caffeinated Confessions “Things You Might Not Know About Me”

Around the Blogoshpere

  • Lindy, Ria, Ro & Mikki @A Bookish Escape are celebrating their, “One Year Epic Blogoversary” go congratulate them and enter to win their giveaway.
  • Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup shared a freakishly good post in her “Randomly Random” feature. Be warned her language is colorful but the post is creeptastic. Err, Who fans..”don’t blink”.
  • April & Pabkins of My Shelf Confessions are once again hosting the “Wicked Valentine’s Read-a-thon” February 7th to the 17th..go sign-up
  • Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting a hop, “Share the Love” and the concept is brilly, so go check out the deets and share the love!!!!

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*~~

Desperately Seeking Suzanna

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Walking On Air

Letting Go

All I Want is You

Something Sweeter

The Bad Boy Billionaire's Girl Gone Wild


Confessions of a Secret Admirer

Blitzing Emily

~~*For Review Consideration*~~

Midnight Pursuits

A Fall of Marigolds

And We Stay

Being Sloane Jacobs

Promise Bound

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen


~~*Gifted or Won*~~


Beautiful Rose

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154 Responses to “Sunday Post #91”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Greg I am reading it now, Krentz is a favorite author and the mystery is quite good, not to mention the slow developing romance.

  1. Whitney

    Congrats on 1,000 posts – that’s fantastic! Impressive haul this week too, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer sounds particularly interesting. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Whitney recently posted: Sunday Post #16
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Whitney, I was excited to get the audio version of it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yay, so glad you linked up Michelle. I am now stalking you on facebook, twitter and Bloglovin by the way..LOL. The Maya Banks book is the first in a new series by her and I think it releases in Feb or March.

  2. Michelle

    Being sloan jacobs and enders both look great! And the cover for beautiful rose is so pretty. I need to go check that one out.

    I signed up for your take control event and I would love to host a giveaway for the ides of march read-a-thon. I’m emailing you now 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet..Michelle we are going to have fun 🙂 I don’t know about you but my TBR pile is out of control and by the time the new releases are finished in February I am going to be buried..hehehe

    • kimbacaffeinate

      ha,…ya think?!? Avon is keeping me in books during my stint as an Avon addict. Aaaand the February releases? I have been saving my gift cards for all of the books coming out.

  3. Book Savvy Babe

    wow, congrats on your 1000 post! That’s such an awesome milestone! I’m drooling over your book haul this week, BTW. I may sign up for your March read-a-thon, but I’m going to be out of town in march, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to participate. Anyhow, have a great weekend!

    Book Savvy Babe recently posted: Sunday Post (7): Got Fiction Week in Review
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Heather, the March TBR challenge runs all month if that one would be better for you, but we’d love to have you join either:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That’s a new series so I am looking forward to checking it out, I like the hues of pink too 🙂

  4. Berls

    I’m going to have to come back and check out those links (I need to get to bed now) – looks like I missed a lot of great posts! And I still have to get to all your posts for this week – I can’t wait to read the Bitter Spirits review. Moving set me back, but I hope to get caught up on Monday. Happy Sunday Kimba!

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 27th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope the move went well, and yes nothing kicks your butt like moving..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha, you are right it’s all those Avon books Harper Collins sent is in the air 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I excited for the Dyer audio, I actually own the book and of course it is in my tbr pile..hehehe

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I saw that, Random likes to send me surprise books and sometimes I find a gem others not so much.

  5. Michelle

    Yay, congrats on your 1000th post! So many great looking books this week! I’m really curious to see how Enders turns out and I really want Being Salone Jacobs, both seem like they would make for really fun weekend reads. I hope you have a lovely week and happy reading!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (89)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really liked Starters, I am not sure I have book two, but like you I am curious. Happy Reading Michelle 🙂

  6. Trish

    Happy 1,000 post, so nice to acknowledge and celebrate those big milestones 🙂
    I am reading And We Stay right now and so far I’m really enjoying it. I love the poetic writing style.
    And being Sloane Jacobs looks so cute, it’s on my radar!
    Happy reading Kim

    • kimbacaffeinate

      reviews are really mixed on And We Stay, I have a feeling some love her writing style and others don’t..I am so glad you are loving it! It was a fluke I noticed the post #’s but I am glad that I did, thanks Trish!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      that has me curious but alas it will have to wait till Spring 🙁

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL Carol, maybe it was the 999 that caught my eye yesterday when I was adding last minute touches to the Sunday Post. Yes, Avon spoils me but I love them dearly. Have a wonderful week

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It does but I enjoying it so much, almost as much as coffee! LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *eyes your mug* Gingerbread spice? flavored beans or milk? *shakes head* Sorry I got distracted by your coffee..LOL Thanks Angela!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh goodness Ginny I am so enjoying River Road, I have about 100 pages left but am trying to savor it..LOL

  7. Lola

    Congrats with the 1000th post! What a great milestone! I have to admit I never actually check how many posts I have published. I just checked and found out I have 416 posts posted so far.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post # 57
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well you are rocking then Lola and will hit this milestone before ya know it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I remember your review Brandi and hope to read it soon, although both of my girls are eyeing it up too..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah Michelle I am a cover whore and get caught up in all the pretties. I try to look past the cover but it is what initially draws me to a book and then the synopsis makes me buy it..LOL

  8. Jan

    Congratulations, Kimba! I was excited when I reached 100 posts a few months ago…lol! You’ve reached a real milestone.

    You got some great looking books this week…have fun reading!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–January 19
    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is a huge milestone Jan, congrats 🙂 Hope your week is wonderful.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is the audio and believe it or not I have had book one forever..but I am anxious to try the audio

  9. Dina

    I really need to read the Mara Dyer books. I have heard nothing but great things about the series and the first book has been on my shelf for quite awhile.

    Congrats on your 1000th post!

    Dina recently posted: In The Stacks (33)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      psst..I have had book one forever so I was excited to get the audio..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Welcome we are delighted to have you and I hope you meet lots of fun bloggers and find your next book to feed the tbr pile. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So am I Catherine hopefully I will get to it in the spring 🙂

  10. Kelsey

    Yay for 1000 posts! And lots of books this week I see. I read Witch Song and it was pretty good, although the main girl got on my nerves sometimes. I’ve seen some of the covers around but haven’t read any of these yet.
    I hope you really enjoy them and have a great week!

    Kelsey recently posted: Showcase Sunday (60)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I heard that but the series overall seems to be good. Thanks Kelsey and have a wonderful week 🙂

  11. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Wow. 1000 posts. Awesome! 😀 For some reason I had thought you would have passed that a while ago. It feels like you’ve been blogging forever with me. lol. 😀

    Hope you have a great week. Looks like an amazing list of posts to come. 🙂

    Melissa (My words and pages) recently posted: Sunday Post #40
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I don’t do a lot of tours, cover reveals, book spotlights etc, so I mostly post once a day which kept my numbers low. I celebrated my two year anniversary in August, so that is about right 🙂

  12. Kristin

    Congrats on your 1000th post. I raise my coffee cup to you. Looks like a lot of swoon worthy reads on your pile this week. I hope you enjoy them all.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know..some weeks the packages just keep coming and I panic a little..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I saw it and will email you later tonight, so excited to have you hosting a challenge 🙂

  13. Kristin

    awesome haul and congrats!!! I’m brain fried right now b/c my blog is hurting my head – stupid template!!! I need to switch to Thesis like NOW!!!

    Anyhoo!!! I should probably go pick up Crave and Torn, huh? I keep accidentally picking up books in the middle of series. Silly, silly me!!! That GREEN button keeps getting hit, though, if you know what I mean! I’m turning into a monster :(.

    I’ve got to go lay my head down…. I will stalk blogs later… 😀

    Kristin recently posted: Sunday Post #23: Attack of the Books
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well Avon keeps sending me book two or three in a series and I am soooo anal that if I can I prefer to read them in order. That series is actually novella length about 100 pages I went for it..LOL I know all about that little button and good luck with your template.

  14. Jenea

    Congrats on the 1000th post! *clanks coffee cups* You got a lot of amazing looking books. I am starting the audiobook of Enders, and I am pretty excited. I like Starters. Glad you got the copies of Seduce and Beautiful Rose. 🙂 Enjoy all the new additions. Have a happy Sunday.

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #85
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wait..this is the final book, there isn’t a middle book? If so that is cool. I thought I missed one..LOL

  15. Lark

    Congratulations on 1000 posts – that’s awesome! And you’ve got a great haul this week; I love some of those covers. A Fall of Marigolds sounds intriguing. I’m still waiting for River Road from the library; I blew the book budget thoroughly on Susanna Kearsley, Deanna Raybourn, and Joanna Bourne, who came for an author talk and signing at a nearby library this week. Great fun!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 1/19/14
  16. Angie

    I love the underwater art! I actually saw that recently on CBS Sunday Morning a while back. My friend passed away in a freak scuba diving accident in Miami last year and so now I am a little more scared of trying it. I know it was a complete accident and you just never know but still. Now to perk this comment back up… 1000 posts!! WOOT WOOT! How fun!!

    Angie recently posted: Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is cool, and all I could think of was “don’t blink” from Doctor Who..yeah I am a geek/nerd

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Chelsea, now if only I could read full-time for a living..hehehe

  17. Karen

    Look at all those books!

    I’m looking forward to reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

    Here’s to 1000 more posts!

  18. Stephanie

    Congrats on your 1000 post! WOW! So exciting! Looking forward to many more. 🙂

    Look at all of the books you got this week! So many of them are on my list and I can’t wait to hear what you think of them. And We Stay and Being Sloane Jacobs are two I can’t wait to get to! Happy reading.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Stephanie, I was excited and overwhelmed by the intake this week. LOL

  19. tonyalee

    Congrats on your 1000th post! 🙂 That is such a huge milestone!

    I love your books this week! I am looking forward to see your thoughts on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. 🙂

    tonyalee recently posted: My Week in Books (1/19/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      And We Stay was one I hadn’t heard of till Random sent it, but I am curious.

  20. Jessica

    Email seems to be working again! Internet is so weird!

    Nice haul! I still need to read Promise Bound myself. Anxious to see this trilogy’s(?) ending!

    And I keep debating over Mara Dryer, so if you need help deciding what to read…read that one! 😉

    Happy Reading!!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  21. kindlemom1

    You got quite the book haul this week, awesome!!

    Congrats on all the books and your 1000th post, that is so great!! I have no idea where I am for posts but I know it isn’t close to that number yet. Here is to many many more. 😉

    kindlemom1 recently posted: Cover Reveal: Orenda by Ruth Silver
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I own the darn book, but you know how those TBR piles so I am excited to try the audio!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I wanted to savor it so I saved it for Sat night and of course finished all but 100 pages then did that today…ah I loved it and now I have to wait for her next book all over again..dang-nabbit!

  22. Danie

    Happy 1,000th post, Kimba! That’s awesome!!

    I really loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Hope you enjoy it as well.

    Have a great week (:

    Danie recently posted: The Sunday Post (5)
  23. Cyn

    Congrats on 1000! I just read Being Sloane Jacobs for my book club, and it was a pretty cute read. I also recently checked out Maya Rodale, so I’ve been thinking of checking out the contemporary novellas that go with her HR. I’m reviewing Uninvited next week too, can’t wait to see what you though of it! Have an awesome week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cyn, I am liked Sophie Jordan, i still need to try one her historical novels.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Me too, first time reading her, but I have a ton of her books in my tbr pile, nook, kindle..yeah I might be a hoarder.

  24. Jennifer

    Congrats on your 1000th post! Also, so many great books this week. You are a readin’ MACHIIIIIIINE. I’m most likely going to participate in the TBR RAT. March is a slow month for me in general. Can’t wait!

    Jennifer recently posted: The Sunday Post
  25. Lindy

    Congrats on your 1,000th post Kim! Holds up coffee cup 🙂 Thank You so much for sharing our blogoversary on your post! I can see that you got a ton of awesome books for review this week! The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a superb read! I just finished reading Savor and really enjoyed it! Also, I’ve been eyeing The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Series by Maya Rodale! I love Billionaire Romances, and hers looks really great! Happy Reading this week friend 🙂

    Lindy recently posted: Stacking the Shelves (14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Rodale’s Wallflowers book one so I am stoked about reading them and I have had The Unbecoming of…forever in my tbr pile, so when they offered me the audio I jumped 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Aurian, I loved it but my review won’t post on the blog until March 10th. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so excited I read Starters and thought this was a trilogy but its a duology.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Lily, I will be sad when my term as a Addict ends but excited to be an Alumni

  26. Michele

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post!! Eeeeep! So exciting! That’s a great haul — I have The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Promise Bound to read as well. Hope you enjoy all your new arrivals! Happy Reading 🙂

    Michele recently posted: Review: Wrecked by Priscilla West
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Michele 🙂 I bought Dyer around the release date and sat so now I will review the audio..LOL

  27. Nyx

    Woot! Congratz on your 1000th post! That’s quite the book haul you got this week. I adore the Mara Dyer books, hope you like them! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Nyx I have the book but never got to it..LOL so we shall try the audio 🙂