Sunday Post #93

February 2nd, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 131 Comments

2nd Feb

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

I cannot believe we are already in the second month of the year. I am still under the weather but doing better. Rest, Read and Sleep is my game plan. For the month of January, aided in part by my dreadful illness I managed to complete 25  books and have made progress on one audio and serial. Now if I could just stop adding books to the monthly line-up all would be well. LOL Be sure and check out the Share the Love Giveaway Hop. It is such an awesome hop and one I was tickled to join. It is where you choose a few bloggers and authors to spotlight and uplift by having entries to follow them. Those I chose have no idea.  I giggled because the bloggers I chose do not post on weekends and I am sure they are wondering where all the follows are coming from..bwahahaha! Help me share the love 🙂

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

  • Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine’s Day Anthology by Jennifer Ryan, Candis Terry & Jennifer Seasons (review)
  • February Read-a-thons (goals)
  • Alienated by Melissa  Landers (review)
  • Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels  (review)
  • Jayne Ashford ( guest post and three book giveaway)
  • Coffee Pot Reviews: One Tiny Lie by K. A. Tucker and Outlander by Diana Gabolden
  • Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsack (review)
  • I See London by Chenel Cleeton (review)
  • How the Heck Did You Do That?!? Tags and Categories

Around the Blogoshpere

  • Ginny @Gin’s Book Notes & Candace@ Candace’s Book Blog are hosting, “Leprechauns & Frolicking Fairies The All Things Irish Hop” March 17-24th sign-up and join the fun 🙂
  •  Emily @ Constellation Chronicles discusses, “Changing Tastes..Is That Wrong?”
  • Jenny@ Supernatural Snark along with Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms are hosting, “The Big Love Letter Event
  • Michelle @ Because Reading is more fun is celebrating her “1 Year Blogaversary” with an awesome giveaway. Go wish her merry!
  • Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun is hosting COYER in March, go sign- up and join in the fun. It can be combined with Take Control 🙂

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*~~

Hard As You Can


Moth and Spark

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

Ashes and Bone

~~*For Review Consideration*~~

Pack Up the Moon


~~*Gifted or Won*~~

A special thank you to  Macmillan, HarperCollins, Kensington and Penguin and Stacy Green

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131 Responses to “Sunday Post #93”

  1. Michelle

    Moth and Spark looks really interesting, I’ll have to see what it’s about. I look forward to seeing what you thought of Alienated and Star Garden. I really hope you get better soon and have a great week!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (91)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Michelle, I am excited about Moth and Spark and will share my thoughts later this month. Have a lovely week 🙂

  2. Christy

    Damn, the 3rd book to Article 5 is already coming out? I misplaced my ARC of A5 and never got around to replacing it. I should do that. Hope you feel ALL the way better soon. And then stay in a bubble so you don’t get sick again.

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #65 (2/2/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha..I seriously need a bubble but winters are the worse for my auto-immune issues.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Greg and enjoy checking out their blogs. They both offer a little something different.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha..I just finished reading both of your reviews. LOL Have a nice week Cyn!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am thanks Ali. This has been a hard winter and I long for spring.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thank you Yvonne it is amazing how much you can read when you are resting.

  3. Bea

    I’m sorry you’re still not feeling well; I hope the medicine kicks in soon. At least you’re resting and reading. I’m playing catch up on the Rowland series.

    Feel better soon and happy reading 🙂

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #74
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah..i saw a review this week and realized the series had gotten ahead of me..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have been enjoying the Article series it has a nice fantasy vibe to it. Have a great week Melanie

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Would love to see you posting again each Sunday 🙂 I love Tucker and I’m glad you like my tips. Have a spectacular week Sharon.

  4. Trish

    Yay, there is a ‘how the heck’ post coming, I love those so much! ALWAYS learn something from them.
    Interesting mix of books as always, I like the look of Three.
    Hope you recover fully soon.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah my books this week are all over the Have a good one!

      • Trish

        Kim, I’m not getting your comment replies with about a week. I thought maybe you weren’t replying as you were sick but today I went to check and you have replied! I checked my spam and they are not there either. Not sure if it’s just me but thought you would want to know.

  5. Vilia

    Reading, eating and sleeping sounds like the perfect way to get over illness – I hope you start to feel better soon. Take care!!

    Vilia recently posted: Sunday Post #17
  6. Ginny

    Good morning and happy Sunday. Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Loved the Share the Love blog hop and you picked great peeps to follow. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Chasing the Star Garden and I always love the “How the Heck posts”. They are great. Continue to read, rest, and recover. Have a terrific week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Ginny! Can you do me a favor and let me know if you received this reply in your email.

  7. Jan

    I’m sorry you still aren’t feeling well, Kimba. I’m glad you felt like reading so got lots of reading done. I think the worst illnesses are when you just can’t read.

    You have some great looking books this week! I’m going off to investigate…

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Feb 2
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I so agree, I had one earlier when I couldn’t read for 4 days it was awful. Have a lovely week!

  8. Lark

    I’m sorry you’ve been so sick, Kimba! But I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend. The Share the Love blog hop sounds like a wonderful way to spotlight fellow bloggers; I’ll be sure to check it out. And I love the cover and description of Moth and Spark – definitely going to put that one on my reading list. I need a new dragon book.

    Wishing you a great week and hoping you bounce back quickly from your illness!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 2/02/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really excited about Moth and Spark, the blurb said fans of Outlander will enjoy we shall see!

  9. Lolita

    wow you sure read alot of books this month. I only managed to read 6 books and two of them where novella’s. It was a busy month, with not enough time to read. I hope February will be better.
    And I hope you’ll feel better soon! Although being sick is usually good for reading time.

    Lolita recently posted: Sunday Post #59
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope February allows you to read twice as many. Have a great week Lolita!

  10. Michelle

    So sorry you are still not feeling well but it looks like you are taking very good care of yourself with the resting and reading! I hope you feel better soon <3

    Awesome Haul with some Very pretty covers. Once I am done typing this I need to check out Moth and Spark that cover really had me wondering 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic week and please feel better

    Because reading is better than real life

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really excited and the image doesn’t do the cover justice. When it arrived in the mail the cover made me is really gorgeous.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read some reviews and had to have it. I think it is still on sale. So exciting to see you linked up for the first time 🙂 Have a wonderful week Sherry!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree it sounds kinda sad though, so I need to be in the mood for it.

  11. tonyalee

    Aww you’re still sick 🙁 boooo *sends soup*

    I got the first book in the Hard Ink series yesterday! I love those covers *giggles*

    YAY for ALienated! I am coming back to read your review 🙂

    Have a good week and feel better!

    tonyalee recently posted: That’s a Wrap- January Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is the last weekend you can grab Hard As It Gets for 1.99 on kindle if that interest you 🙂

      • kimbacaffeinate

        Well I need more coffee..because you already have the book..sheesh..thanks Tonyalee!

  12. kara-karina

    Gorgeous book haul, K.! I can’t believe it’s February already too! 🙂 20 books from me this month, but to stop adding new ones? Impossible! 😀

  13. Kristin

    I think that walking pneumonia made you more susceptible to getting sick now!!! I hope you can kick that bug sometime before, uh, March?!

    I saw that you liked the Hard Ink series, I might just pick up the first one at the library since this one is coming out soon 😀 Man… just too many freakin’ books!!!

    Thanks, again, for everything you do for us humble minions!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

  14. Kristin T.

    Hope you are feeling back to 100% soon! I know I still have a little bit of my cold lingering – I definitely blame this crazy weather we’re having…everyone I know is sick!

    Anyway, hope you have a great week. Looks like you got some really good books this week!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #10 (2.2.14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is so true Kristin it has been a very cold winter with lots of bugs going around 🙁

  15. Berls

    That hop is such a wonderful idea! If I weren’t so behind I would have loved to sign up for it – I look forward to checking out your choices 🙂

    I’m also so excited to see what you thought of Outlander – I hope you loved it! And thanks for the mentions, I really appreciate it 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 29th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is so I need to be bed ridden for at least a year and then I could maybe catch up on my tbr pile..bwahaha!

  16. Jenea

    Those are some awesome looking books you received this week. Three is really good. 🙂 Enjoy them all, and I hope you feeling better.

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #87
  17. A Voracious Reader

    Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂 Wonderful books this week! And the Share the Love Hop is an awesome idea! I’m tempted to join the Ides of March Read-a-Thon, but I’ll need to see if I can get caught up with reviews first. I’m slowly manhandling my huge queue into submission. *winks*

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 28th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks, I hope you get caught up and join the fun..besides it would be nice to read your own books for a weekend 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Grace I love the Hard Ink series and I am beyond excited about Moth and Spark

  18. Victoria (aka Zemfirka)

    Oh, Kim! Hope you finally feel better!

    Awesome book haul. Waiting to hear about many of those books. And I think your Share the Love Hop is really cool. Gonna go check it out – had no time yesterday (sorry).

    V. 😉

    Victoria (aka Zemfirka) recently posted: Book Review: Archetype
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I plan to read it later this week and hope it is good 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I plan to devour that soon, I have another arc to get through first then it is mine all mine 🙂

  19. SweetMarie83

    Great haul, Kimberly! I keep seeing Moth and Spark around and admiring the cover but I haven’t actually read the synopsis yet…I guess I should go do that. I’m sorry you’re still not feeling great, but 25 books in January is amazing! Enjoy all your new books, and I hope you feel 100% soon. <3

    SweetMarie83 recently posted: Book Haul + What's Happening (2014 #1)
  20. Pamela D

    I am so impressed you read 25 books in one month! Now I understand how you can post so many reviews in a week! BTW, I love, love, love the cover to Pack Up the Moon. I hope it is as good as the cover. 🙂

    Pamela D recently posted: Sunday Update!
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Lol yes that is how, plus I only have 4 books to read for February before I start on March reviews

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hard As It Gets is 1.99 for kindle right now, sale ends tonight.

  21. Heidi

    Looks like the events are starting to ramp up around the blogosphere. January was definitely quiet. I need to go check out a few. Lots of good reads. I am curious about the Moth and the Spark. Glad you are feeling better. I had a minor cold last week, nothing major but still annoying. Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Heidi, I am reading Moth and Spark now and riding Dragons. They say if you loved Outlander you will enjoy this. It reads between that and high fantasy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Candace I am about 125 pages in, and took a break to read a little of Lost Lake. Moth and Spark is wonderful with dual perspectives and I road a dragon!!!