Sunday Post #105 Caffeinated’s New Digs

April 27th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Sunday Post 162 Comments

27th Apr

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 know it’s early, but do you like Caffeinated’s new look? Ashley @ Creative Whim  designed this exclusively for me. I had such fun working with her. She really listens and her coding makes my blog work seamlessly. I am trying a new layout with new arrivals to the cafe, please let me know what you think. Clean Sweep ARC Challenge begins this week and I hope you are joining us!

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • The Taking by Kimberly Derting  (review)
  • Killing Sarai by JA Redmerski (review)
  • Pineapple-Cherry Dump Cake and a Romance (recipe & a book rec)
  • Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Kick-off (May 1- 31st)
  • Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin (review)
  • Giving In by Maya Banks (review)
  • Keeper of the Bride by Tess Gerritsen (review)

Around the Blogoshpere

  • Laurel-Rain is celebrating her “Six Year Blogoversary!” Go wish her merry and enter to win her new novel
  • Siiri @ A Little Piece of Imagination posted a great discussion post, ” On Villain POVs
  • Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile shares, “Edelweiss 101

New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

Images are linked to Goodreads/Amazon/Audible

A special thank you to HarperCollins, Michelle Diener, Penguin 

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162 Responses to “Sunday Post #105 Caffeinated’s New Digs”

  1. Sophia

    Loving the new look! I’ve noticed it a few days ago, but didn’t have time to mention it… lol (oh, and moi sent you an email about said challenge. I’m pretty sure you received it… o_o).

    Sophia recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 52
    • kimbacaffeinate

      An email? ooh why can I not remember it? Glad you like the new look

  2. Angie

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Dorothy Must Die!! I love your new look. It really is fabulous. The colors.. the graphic. Everything!

    Angie recently posted: Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angie, if you saw the color palette I gave her, you wouldn’t believe how great she matched it.

    • Kristine Hall

      I am also interested in your thoughts on Dorothy Must Die! I picked it up at the TLA conference, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Love your new look – I have been itching to clean house on my blog, and your changes are inspiring. It is gorgeous!

      Kristine Hall recently posted: Moonless: Book I: Maiden of Time
  3. Naomi

    Oooh… Nice haul Kimberly! Enjoy your new reads! I do like the new layout, and the book list looks great. There is a big gap for me under this line,
    A special thank you to HarperCollins, Michelle Diener, Penguin

    But otherwise… Awesome!

    Naomi recently posted: Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up #85
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had to wait for my audible credit, it was killing me!

  4. Bea

    I miss the blue but I like the new look and the new post layout.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      haha..I remember you saying that before, and based on your blog colors my guess is that you love blue Bea 🙂

  5. Michelle

    I like the new set up for the new arrivals! I think everything looks great. I’m curious to see what you think of Dorthy Must Die. I hope you have a good week Kimba!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (103)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, I got the audio version and cannot wait to listen. Glad you like the new look. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look! And thanks for shouting out about my blogoversary giveaway.

    I think Dorothy Must Die looks awesome. Enjoy your haul.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thank you Laurel. I love it too. Oh and you are welcome 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do think it matches me, thanks Red. You have an awesome week as well.

  7. Tanja

    I already told you how amazing the new look is! 🙂 I cannot wait to see what you think of Killing Sarai as my girl Glass really liked it. I need to read it. Also everyone is talking about Dorothy Must Die so I should go and get it. Great post, Kim 🙂

    Tanja recently posted: Sunday Post (#4)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I am listening to book two right now, and like Glass I love this series. Thanks Tanja!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Seriously, I am almost done and I love her historical suspense!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had to wait for my audio credit, and I am seriously hoping it is dark and good!

    • Terri M.

      I love the new look! So sleek and easy on the eyes. 🙂 I’m working on my own redesign and it is slow and steady, but I’m learning a lot about how to hack Blogger to make my ideas work. 🙂

      I’ll be interested to see everyone else’s reviews of Dorothy Must Die. I finished it a couple weeks ago and it didn’t sit well with me.

      Have a great week!

      • kimbacaffeinate

        Terri, So sorry you are getting two replies and one addressed to Jeann. My eye moved down and I commented to the wrong comment. Boo. I love that you are doing your own design and envy those who have that skill. You go girl!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited, I used my audio credit Jeann and cannot wait to listen. Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      *waves* Thanks Melanie. I am loving it and cannot wait to listen to DMD.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was the best experience, she totally hears you, and I love her process. Thanks Bieke.

      • Bieke

        I know! She’s helped me with problems before! I have a theme and the UBB from her. She’s always there for everyone.

  8. Melliane

    oh that’s nice you had a lot of new books! I’m curious about most of them and I can’t wait to see your reviews. Happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Melliane. I am looking forward to reading and sharing them myself 🙂

  9. Amanda

    I absolutely love the new design! I think the style and colour really works, it’s calming and stylish, but still has quirky personality in it, you should be very proud, and well done to Ashley too for helping you. Definitely going to take a look at that Edelweiss 101 post, that site definitely hates me.. great week hunny, good luck for the next 🙂

    Amanda recently posted: In Bed With Badger #8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think we all hate Edelweiss. What a clunky layout. Thanks Amanda I am glad you like the site and yeah Ashley rocks 🙂

  10. finley jayne

    Love the new look!!

    I’m on the hold list at my library for Dorothy Must Die-I think this is going to be May’s big buzz book 🙂 I loved the first book in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, I need to read the second and third one soon-Dawns Early Light looks really good.

    finley jayne recently posted: Sunday Post #7
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I got DMD on audio and listen to the MoPO on is amazing. Thanks Finley 🙂

  11. Jan

    I love your new look. Everything works together so well. You got some great looking books this week. I think Otherwise Engaged and Dawns Early Light look especially interesting. Have a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post– April 27
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love Quick and the Office of Peculiar Occurrences series on audio is amazing Jan!

  12. A Voracious Reader

    I love the new look! The colors, the graphics, the set up. Did I mention I love it? 😀 I also like the new layout for the shelf additions. I’ve been thinking of changing a few things on my blog and I’m in desperate need of graphics, but I’m not quite there yet. May will be busy for me, but I’m not planning much for June. I’ll work on it then. 🙂

    Have a great week and did I mention how much I love the new look? hehe

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 39th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Carol, I am giddy. The new to the caffeinated cafe is always so huge, I thought I would try the galley feature. It makes the post shorter, so hopefully peeps like it. Plus they are all linked to either Goodreads, Amazon or Audible. I love your blog colors.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thanks Kim, I am really pleased and the process was fantastic 🙂

  13. Lola

    I love your new design! It looks great! I am using Ashley her Tweak theme on my blog and I love it. And she’s always really helpfull and nice. I hope you have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #71
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I could not agree more about Ashley..she is patient, helpful and goes above and beyond

  14. Holly

    I LOVE the new design!! I saw it yesterday for the first time. The white background was too blah for me so this brought back that warmth that I enjoy seeing when I visit blogs. It’s perfect!!

    Have a great week!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #76
    • kimbacaffeinate

      The weird part was that the old background was grey, but I noticed on a lot of computers it looked almost totally white. Thank you Holly I love the new look.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Grace and yes I think it fits my personality and love of “books and coffee” Have a great week doll 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you join Kat. I am hoping to get ahead myself, so that I have more free time for summer activities. Glad you like the new digs

  15. Whitney

    Love the new look — it is very sleek! Thanks for your post on commenting, I try to be a good commentor but I’m never sure how to reply when someone says “Nice Review!” Great recommendations Kimba!

    Whitney recently posted: Sunday Post: 4/27/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I feel you, it is sometimes awkward, but I honestly have witnessed people starting with nice review and after I engage them a few times they get comfortable and beginning chatting more. Adding their name helps. Have a great week and I am glad you like the site Whitney 🙂

  16. Michelle

    Love the new design Kim! I think the color scheme is my favorite part of it.
    I want Dorothy Must Die but I don’t want to buy it yet until I know I am going to read it right away.
    I am joining the challenge and just set up my starter post!!! I can’t wait for it to start 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thanks Michelle, I gave her a color palate and she nailed it. Sweet so glad you joined the challenge. I have the audio of DMD and will use it for walks.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      aaand I didn’t even know what it was called. I told Ashley I wanted a soft easy to read cursive..She showed me several and I chose this one. hahaha. Now I know. Thanks Jenna 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love Amanda Quick and all of the authors many names. Thanks Michelle so glad you like the new look

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had the idea, but Ashley made it happen. Thank you Rita 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ginny, I feel right at home. I got the audio of DMD so I can listen on walks

  17. Kathy

    Hi this is my first time here =) I’ve seen the Sunday Post allover the blogosphere and finally getting around to participating. This is a great way of recapping the week. I love the new design. I have Ashley’s UBB and I love it. Thank you for the post on commenting. I do get stuck sometimes on what to say, so you had some great tips. Have a great week =)

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up
    • kimbacaffeinate

      *waves* So glad you are here Kathy and delighted you linked up with us. I love the UBB plugin and cannot imagine blogging without it. Ashley is amazing. I think we all struggle with commenting and really appreciate you letting me know you found the post useful.

  18. tonyalee

    I love the new design! (I just thought I would tell you again.) Ashley is the best. I email her all the time about random things, and she is always so patient with me. I know I am pretty clueless when it comes to anything. You’ve even helped me, so YAY lol

    I have been excited for Dorothy Must Die, but… There are things keeping me from actually getting it. It’s a book at BEA this year, so maybe I will get it there 🙂

    Have a good week!

    tonyalee recently posted: My Week in Books (4/26/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      She is pretty darn amazing. I will be doing a post about the project soon. I am glad you like new look. I used my audible credit for DMD and hope it is good. Have a wonderful week Tonyalee!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well I am almost done with it Ria, and have to tell you I have mad love for her historical suspense. The romance is a side dish and mild.

  19. Catherine

    Love your new look, Kim! It was a nice Sunday morning surprise 🙂

    Another round of great books for you. Dorothy Must Die and Otherwise Engaged are on my wish list.

    Catherine recently posted: Weekly Book Recap #64
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you Catherine. Quick is an auto-buy for me and I plan to listen to DMD when I walk each day.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      That might not be the one to try, although some peeps have loved it. Read my review and decide for yourself. I cannot wait for Clean Sweep myself Christine.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I got the audio and I am excited to start it, thanks Kristin 🙂

  20. Shy

    I am loving the new layout Kim. So pretty i have been thinking about making the switch to WordPress because I want the UBB plug in and am seriously thinking about it now. I pre ordered Dorothy Must Die and can’t wait to read it. Have a great rest of your weekend.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love the UBB plugin. I hope you make the move Shy. When you comment do you add your url? It doesn’t appear and I have to goggle you..LOL

  21. kindlemom1

    I know I already said this but it bares saying again, I LOVE the new look!! I am totally digging it.

    I can’t wait to see what you thought about The Taking, I loved it and am hoping you really did as well.

    Congrats on all the new books.

    kindlemom1 recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thanks Ali 🙂 Ooo let’s just say I loved parts of the Taking.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Julie, I have been giddy since Ashley installed in on Thursday 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you Tammy I am glad you like it. I got the audio version of DMD. Enjoy!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, no slumps 🙁 Boo Hopefully it ends soon Faye!

  22. Berls

    I ADORE the new design! I’ve been thinking about hiring Ashley and this has me thinking it might not be a bad idea. Maybe as part of my blogoversary. I also like the way you redid the new arrivals section – it’s so much more compact (I may have to copy you on this!). Looking forward to your Killing Sarai review 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 38th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Copy away, I used the galley feature. Between comments and book haul the Sunday Post is huge, so this helped. Ashley is amazing to work with.

  23. Sam

    I am a huge fan of this new look! I liked the old one too, but this one is very professional and unique. Congrats! 🙂 I hope you enjoy all your new books. I liked Dorothy Must Die overall, but I wasn’t blown away by it. Though I look forward to your thoughts. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Sam, I am loving the re-design. I got the audio of DMD and sometimes I find audio enhances the fingers crossed.

  24. Lenore

    The new look is awesome! Ashley’s work is always great. I’m hoping I can afford to list her services soon. Great haul of books, and I am so excited for the Challenge kick off!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was money well spent, I loved working with her. Wahoo for Clean Sweep..I am excited 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I am listening to those on audio and loving them! Err the Taking was a tough one.

  25. Jenea

    I love the new look! You got some really good books this week. I am hoping that I can get Dorothy Must Die from my library soon. 🙂

  26. Jen

    I adore your new look!!! It’s so nice, clean and simple. The way I love a layout. I’m totally jealous!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thank you Jen. It is exactly how I imagined it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Valeria. It is pretty and matches my addictions. Aren’t they cute. I wasn’t sure about them at first but love the seeds.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Traci, and I haven’t started it yet either, I need to finish my current audio

  27. Michelle

    I absolutely LOVE love love your new site Kimba! 😉 It is all so beautiful and so easy to navigate. I literally visited all of your pages in your header because I just was enjoying looking at everything.

    So much pretty.

    I will be linking up to sunday post later today, I just wanted to stop by and gush about your site a bit 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thank you Michelle. I am glad you stalked out everything! Gushing is always welcome, I am still doing it myself!

  28. April

    I LOVE the new design! It is beyond awesome and fits your blog to a T! Ashley is awesome, isn’t she?! She’s helped me with MSC a time or two! I really need to buy Dorothy Must Die too, that’s been on my wish list forever! But maybe I’ll wait until you review it and see what you think, I’ve heard mixed reviews.. which saddens me because it sounds so awesome! I hope it is!

    April recently posted: Mailbox Madness (72)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes Ashley was wonderful to work with, she really listens 🙂 I will be listening to the audio later this week and will let ya know! Thanks April

  29. Lark

    Love love LOVE the new design! And I look forward to your review of ‘Otherwise Engaged’. I’m on the waiting list at the library… the very loooong waiting list. The new Michelle Diener looks good, too, and Dorothy Must Die has me intrigued, but not sure yet whether to bite.

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post -- 4/27/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      she is an auto-buy for me Lark. I am glad you like the new site. I love Diener’s historical suspense and got DMD on audio.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks so much Jorie 🙂 have a wonderful week yourself!

  30. ShootingStarsMag

    I really like the new look. I’ve had the same, simple one for awhile now…I need to think about changing it up!

    I’m really curious about Dorothy Must Die. I know you purchased it, but have you read it yet? If not, I’d love to see your review!


    ShootingStarsMag recently posted: Holocaust Remembrance Week
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will be listening on audio later this week Lauren, and will give you feedback when I get into it a little bit. So glad you love the new look

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sharon, that is why I bought a custom one. That way it looked exactly like I wanted.

  31. Amir

    I already said this awhile back but I love, LOVE your new theme Kimba! Love the colors and everything’s just so simple yet elegant 🙂

    I can’t wait for your review on Killing Sarai, I haven’t read it but it has been recommended to me countless times. And I’m not too sure if I want to read Dorothy Must Die so I cannot wait to hear what you thi k about it. Have a good week ahead Kimba!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Amir. I am excited and happy with the new look. I loved Killing Sarai and my review posts on Tuesday 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I feel you Kristin, I wasn’t completely happy with my modified elegant theme and finally said enough is enough 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will be starting the audio later this week *fingers-crossed*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Glass, I am loving it. My review will post tomorrow for Killing Sarai 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do love Amanda Quick. In fact I love all of her published works by Castle and Krentz too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      awe, thank you. I l wanted it to look streamlined so I am glad you think so 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah, I added title but did not think of author. You can click on them to go to goodreads etc. but I will look into adding author.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah thanks Dani, I am glad you like the re-design. I am very happy with it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Karina, I used a gallery aspect from a plugin. This is something you can do with coding too.

  32. Kim

    LOVE your new look. Hopefully one day I’ll update my blog as well.