Sunday Post #95 sharing blog news and book haul

February 16th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 148 Comments

16th 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

February is chugging right along, and that is fine because it brings us one day closer to spring.  I have been enjoying the Wicked Read-a-thon and gearing up for Take Control and Ides of March. If your tbr pile is out of control I hope you will join us. Thanks to everyone who helped me “Share the Love”.

 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

  • Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant (review)
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (review)
  • Lost Lake by Sarah Allen Addison (review)
  • Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard (review)
  • The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison (review)
  • Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre (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*~~

Chasing the Green Fairy

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

When the Duke Was Wicked

Dangerous Angel


Make You Mine

Losing Logan

~~*For Review Consideration*~~

Three Princes


~~*Gifted or Won*~~

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148 Responses to “Sunday Post #95 sharing blog news and book haul”

  1. kindlemom1

    I am getting excited for the TBR pile challenge. I have been trying to read all the ARCs I need to and okay, I may or may not have already been planning what I want to get read for said challenge.

    Congrats to you on all the books! Jennifer E. Smith is awesome and I loved her debut, it was super cute.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My wishlist for the TBR challenge is HUGE..I keep saying ooh I will read that book in my pile for the challenge, and that one and that one..bwahaha! I may just read 24-7 for the entire up the coffee! 🙂

  2. Angie

    WOW! You are getting up quite a lot of reviews this month! I feel so behind you. I am lucky if I get up one review a week. LOL! Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day!!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      The trick is to work ahead on reviews. I am reading now for the third and forth week of March. Usually I post an average of 4-5 reviews a week, but I kept accepting extra books and adding my own in to February..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Greg..yes I am dreaming of flowers and sunshine and Flip-flops!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes they upgraded it and it will keep track of which blogs you visited for when you come back links you have clicked will have a check mark. Ooo and FYI my link goes live at 12 am EST..a little trick of mine.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Sharon and I think all of out tbr piles are out of control. I read ten books and add

  3. Lindy

    Great Haul Kim! I got Misunderstandings too! I love Tiffany King, and the story sounds really good, so I’m excited to read it! Make You Mine and Losing Logan look like two books that I would enjoy. I’ve heard great things about Archived, and met the author in person. She’s really sweet! I’m looking forward to participating in the TBR and Read-Along Challenges for March! Happy Reading this week 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo so glad you got them too Lindy and how neat you met the author. Archived has been on my list forever and it was on sale..sweet!

  4. Berls

    Oh goodness, I’m so excited about your review for Undead Pool! I’m chomping at the bit to get my hands on it, especially after the chat with Kim & Jeaniene this week!

    The new link feature is pretty cool, I might have to consider switching to it for COYER.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Berls, I like the new interactive ability they added to inlinz tools. Undead Pool rocked my face off!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hehe..I think we all are ready to hug spring. Have a wonderful week Sophie 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah Peggy I want the superpower that stops time so I can read a book and still fit in life. The only other alternative is to be bedridden for say..6 months. .hehe

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Her covers are epic and you should see it enlarged the details on the wings are AMAZING.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think book one Chasing the Star Garden is on sale on Amazon 🙂

  5. Trish

    I love the new link up, it makes me want to click on all the cute buttons 🙂
    I saw TSPOLAFS on NetGalley during the week and it reminded me that I bought this book months ago and still haven’t read it. It looks super cute and I know it has a lot of fans. Hope we both enjoy 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, I was nervous when they announced the change but I love how it remembers which buttons you clicked and leaves a check mark on can come back again and again to visit more 🙂

  6. kara-karina

    Delicious books, Kimba! 🙂 I’ve got new Karsak as well and looking forward to reading it. Not joining the challenges because now I have Vika to kick my ass if I slow down 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love her books. Well I do great with ARC books it is the TBR pile and my buying addiction that need help. I have the first book in hundred series..hehehe.

  7. Jan

    I like your new inlinkz feature! I’m going to check out a lot of your books you got this week. Three Princes and Chasing the Green Fairy look intriguing. I keep meaning to check into your TBR Pile Challenge. I have no shortage of books!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–Feb 16
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think the first book Chasing the Star Garden is on sale for kindle and I loved it. I cannot wait to crack open the Green Fairy 🙂

  8. Melliane

    I liked the statistical book, it was a sweet one. I also love Kim Harrison but I still need to read book 7. Can’t wait to read your review! Happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      did you join the TBR pile challenge? I have hell hounds I send out if peeps need additional motivation to read..hehehe

  9. Lark

    The new InLinkz thingy is cool! But clearly, I need a button with my dragon on it. 😉

    I think we’ve got a bit of winter yet to come, darn it.

    Your new books look wonderful. I’ve cut way back on requesting and accepting reviews — trying to keep March as clear as I can for my TBR pile, and not over-commit after that. But it’s hard! I see covers and go “Ooh, shiny!” I’m still working on the get-ahead bit, too. I was doing pretty well, but my lead is down to about a week now (and this week didn’t go well, but that’s a long story.)

    Have a great week, Kimba! Can’t wait to start the TBR Pile Challenge.

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 2/16/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well they just send them to me..LOL Or they email me lists of books and well ya know those shiny covers and all. You can make a button on Photobucket. You download image of header and then do a crop for the dragon head and add text. If it scares you..send me the image by email and I will make you one. Then next week you can add image to inlinkz

      • Lark

        Thanks for the tip — I will go try that! And thank you for the offer. If I can’t figure it out I might take you up on it, but I’d like to try it on my own first. Just have to figure out the pixel size I need.

        Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 2/16/14
        • kimbacaffeinate

          Anytime 🙂 and you won’t need to know pixels just resize or crop

  10. Michelle

    Take Control is the same time a COYER I want to do them together but I am not sure I can since most of the books I think I want to read are from Edelweiss and Netgalley. (not sure if that counts)

    Loving your book haul. Love the Chasing the Green Fairy cover and Three Princes looks very interesting

    Happy Reading 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      If the book ARC has already published (before March 1st) then it completely counts for TBR Challenge. I realize some peeps have oodles of arc books unread.

  11. Lola

    Wow the Linky has changed, it does look nice now with all those pictures, although it took me a few seconds to figure it all out.
    You got some nice looking books this week, that cover for Chasing the Green Fairy is really original.
    I hope you have a great week :)!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #61
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah it did me too but I love how it checks which ones you have already visited.

  12. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh! You caught my eye with Chasing the Green Fairy. That looks good. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.

    And yes, we are very much counting down to spring here. Brrr. Snow has been falling for a week along with freezing temps when it’s not. We’ve had enough and kiddo has cabin fever something terrible. lol.

    Have a great week!

    Melissa (My words and pages) recently posted: Sunday Post #43
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Melissa I think the first book is on sale Chasing the Star Garden and it was awesome..steampunk awesome!

  13. RedIza

    I’ll have to change the linky pic, but it’s a good idea, clear and colorful.
    Tess Gerritsen is a huge library success. I’m afraid I lost Kim Harrison from view, but I should follow her series.
    Great topic, have a nice week (sending you a ray of sunshine, the sun is generous here today) !

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      You can download you blog button to the inlinkz and personalize it..but yes I am loving the features. I love Gerristen, love her and Kim too..LOL

  14. kimberlyfaye

    The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is so, so good. I hope you enjoy it and all the others.

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of Ignite Me this week. It was everything I wanted in a series-ender, but I know some people don’t feel the same way. 🙂

    Happy reading!

    My Sunday Post.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I have mad love for the Shatter Me series and agree it was wonderful ending.

  15. Nicole

    Thanks so much for sharing my giveaway!!

    I like the new linky where we can post our buttons! I really want to read The Statistical Probability – I missed that one when it was on NetGalley (it went fast!) Oh, and I hope you love The Boys of Summer – that’s one of my favorite romances ever!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to try is a genre I struggle with in YA but have been informed they are must reads. Glad you like the new inlinkz look.

  16. Holly

    Ooh, the new link is cool but my button is too wide for it to fit right. I had the same problem on Facebook. I don’t know enough about buttons to create one small enough to fit in that small of a box. 🙁 Do you have a tips and tricks about that?

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Email me your button Holly, I can crop it or shrink it on photobucket for you..then I will email me you it back.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Grace..yes I got a slew of romance but spring is coming the perfect time to read romance..:) I love the way the inlinkz keeps track of which buttons you clicked and visited..brilly

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is on netgalley..i went crazy last week when I saw it over at My Shelf Confessions and I think I scared Pabkins..hehehe

        • kimbacaffeinate

          I rarely go there and so I had no idea either..LOL I am damned if I do and damned if I don’t..hehe

  17. Shy

    Great haul Kim. I have heard great things about The Archived. Enjoy all your new reads and have a great week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lisa, there are some awesome reviews up this week. Hope your week is amazing!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Jen the first book Chasing the Star Garden is .99 cents on Amazon right now and it was wonderful.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the Sunday Posts..I find great articles, and new books. To me it is like window shopping..hehehe

  18. Bea

    Not loving the new linky feature but, oh well.

    Chasing the Green Fairy looks interesting and I like the cover. I am looking forward to the reading challenge next month, I need it. LOL

    Stay warm and happy reading!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Change always gets me too but what I like about it is that it keeps track of which buttons you have visited..I always lose track.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle. I love that it checks off each link as you visit..then you can stop back and see who you missed.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Julie..I will be doing a giveaway for that look for it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Cyn..I am picking out mine many I want to read!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      did you see when you click on them..that it checks them off for you know which ones you visited? Someone said they thought it was too big of a list this way…but I kind of like it.

  19. fishgirl182

    I have never read any Lorraine Heath but I love a good story with a duke. 🙂 And the Statistical Prob of Love at First Sight is super cute. Happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, a good Duke, Rogue, Lord or Scoundrel is always a good thing!

  20. Adriana

    I’ve done pretty good with the Wicked Valentine’s Readathon too. I’m really doing well on all the readathons I’m participating in this year. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands has piqued my interest. Looks like it will be really sad but that cover sure is pretty (: ~ I hope you enjoy all your books! Your a book machine 😀

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you are kicking the thons, and yes close Your Eyes does look kinda sad..we shall see. Thanks cupcake and have a wonderful week!

  21. sherry fundin

    Chasing the Green Fairy sounds like such a fun book. I love the cover. Nice haul you have and I look forward to finding out which you choose to review. ^_^ Have a great day.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Sherry 🙂 The first book Chasing the Garden is .99 cents on Amazon at the moment and I loved it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I saw that it is out, and was glad to snag Archived for such a steal. I hope to read it soon 🙂

  22. Candace

    Chasing the Green Fairy has a gorgeous cover! I’m curious to see what you think of the Archived. I’ve almost picked it up the last couple times I visited the bookstore.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nope they are both new to me..Archived has been on my wishlist forever and I took a chance with SPoLaFS since I am not a huge fan of YA contemporaries..but willing to give it a try 🙂