Sunday Post #115 Fireworks

July 6th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 124 Comments

6th Jul

Sunday Post

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Remember last week, how I said I didn’t get a lot of reading done in June? Well, apparently I read 19 books. I think because I was so busy with wedding plans I didn’t realize. Granted I read more books in the beginning of the June then the last two weeks, so that may account for my dire predictions. I am looking for some guest bloggers in September from the 25 to 30th. Come share a favorite recipe & book,  favorite novel, review, tip, movies etc. I would need your post by Sept. 15th and would include a mini spotlight & links to your blog. Have an interesting post idea? Contact Me. As always….Stay Caffeinated 🙂

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124 Responses to “Sunday Post #115 Fireworks”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Laurel, you do the same. Review for Chris’s book posts Monday

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I am excited about Maplecroft. I hope it’s creeptastic 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I enjoyed the first book Bea, and am anxious to see how the series develops.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I haven’t had a 20+ month in a long time. I hope you like Owens!

  1. Berls

    Wow 19 books in one month is quite the accomplishment! I know you blast through them way faster than I do, but still! Here’s hoping the wedding planning doesn’t keep you away from your books too much. Have a great week Kimba 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 48th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah I can read a typical paperback in 3 hours, unless it is high fantasy or complex.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Greg, I will be sad to see the long weekend come to an end.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jodie, I am excited about the books arriving this week

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jennifer, you should take a closer look at sounds creeptastic

  2. kara-karina

    19 books! *laughs* Is Very Respectable, K.! I love your new arrivals – the majority of these delicious books are on my wishlist. Don’t get too frazzled by all the preparations, my dear, and enjoy our books! *huggles*

    kara-karina recently posted: The Postman Knock #86
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Karina, Things are going good for the wedding preparations, so I am fairly relaxed *for now*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Honestly I don’t know how I read that much..nerves maybe?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My hubby is the slowest reader I know, it took him a year to read the final Potter book..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think I did most of mine late night after a long day.

  3. Tanja

    You managed to read 19 books! That’s amazing. I cannot wait to see what host bloggers you will have. I know it’ll be fun. Great haul, Kim 🙂

    Tanja recently posted: Sunday Post (#14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Tanja, I started adding review posts for September already but thought it would be fun to spotlight other blogs the week of the wedding. It’s a great opportunity for them and relives some of the pressure for

  4. Kacii

    Oooooh guest post, eh? I would be down for that. Hmm, but interesting ideas? I may have to brainstorm a bit. And I see you got Beautiful Oblivion 🙂 It’s on my TBR. I just have so many freebies and ARC’s right now. Prioritze, prioritize, prioritize… Well, I hope you have a good week!

    The Kooky Bookworm

    Kacii recently posted: The Sunday Post #29
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Would love to have you, I have filled 3 slots already, so shoot me an email of you want in.

  5. Rashika

    I would have loved to help chip in for that time period but I cannot :(. But seriously, I am sure there will be many fabulous posts for that time period! 🙂

    19 books is actually a lot considering you didn’t have as much time as you would have liked… I still need to check how many books I’ve read this month .-.

    Anyway I hope you have a great week and a great month (you’ll probably be very busy with the planning though :P)

    Happy reading, Kimba! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Rashika, maybe next time you can do one. I am hoping July moves at a slow pace.

  6. Kim

    I got Beautiful Oblivion and Our Broken Sky last week, too. I hope you enjoy them and all the others!

    My Sunday Post!

    Kim recently posted: The TBR Jar
  7. Quinn

    I am definitely curious about Beautiful Oblivion. Sometimes all the drama in Jamie McGuire’s books get to be a much for me, but at the same time I never can put her books down.

    Quinn recently posted: Book Haul #59
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Pat, they are going well. We go pick wedding dress this month, and still need an officiant but other than that we are set!

  8. Lark

    19 books sounds great for June! The guest post idea sounds fun; I will see if I can come up with an interesting idea. Have a great week! And I’ll be looking forward to your review of Robin Owens’ Ghost Layer. I recently started reading her Celta series and really like them.

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 7/06/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Would love to have you. I was worried about filling 5 days, but it looks like ya’ll are going to give me at least a week of my peeps!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I am excited about Maplecroft and really hope it rocks.

  9. Jan

    So nice you got more reading done than you had thought! You got some good looking books, Kimba. I’m going to have to go check them out on Goodreads. I hope you have a great week.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: July 6
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Jan, I was really surprised, but I guess all those late night one more chapter reads added up 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, well my tbr piles is so huge even 19 books didn’t make a dent!

  10. Kathy

    Wow, you read a lot of books last month! It’s good with how busy you have been you were able to have some time to read. The guest post in September sounds like fun, I’ll have to see if I can participate. I saw Maplecroft on a Goodreads giveaway & I remember watching the Lizzy Borden movie with Elizabeth Montgomery when I was a kid. It scared me lol. But I’m curious about this book so I added it on my TBR. I’m looking forward to your review. Have a great week!!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 11
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about it. It looks creeptastic. Let me know about September, would love to have you.

  11. tonyalee

    How are the wedding plans going!?

    Still amazes me how many books you read every month! I’ve seen a lot of people getting Beautiful Oblivion. Can’t wait to see what you think!

    tonyalee recently posted: The After Hours Weekly – 2
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about BO, I hope to read it soon, but my review won’t post till September.

  12. Lily

    Ahh can’t wait to hear what you think of Beautiful Oblivion! I just finished it the other day and loved it! Also interested in what you think of Our Broken Sky!

    Lily recently posted: The Truth About Alice:Review
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to read it, but won’t post a review till September.

  13. Rita

    Nice book haul this week, though I haven’t read any of them yet. Glad the wedding plans are going smoothly. I could guest post for you one of those days and would be willing to use either my own idea or yours for the topic. I envy your “professional speed-reading skills” ;P A great asset! Have a good week.

    Rita recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 7/5-7/7/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Rita, I would love to have you guest post. Let me know what ideas you have.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sometimes I do 2 sometimes 4 it all depends on the book. I can blow through a paperback in a single evening

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Terri, i am looking forward to your post. 🙂

  14. Michelle

    ohh I would love to guest post. I will have to come up with a good recipe or post idea. I will get back to you on that 😉

    I got my prize from your blog in the mail this week and it was awesome! Thanks again for the giveaway 🙂

    Hope you are having a great week

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Fantastic Michelle I added you for September 29th. I will need post by September 15th, and if you can send your button and all social links with post I will do a mini spot-light. I am overwhelmed by how fast everyone stepped up to help me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angie I was pretty happy with those numbers

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Slumps are thee worst. Have you tried a favorite author or genre?

  15. Katherine

    19 books is pretty impressive! Particularly with all you’ve had on the last few weeks. You got some interesting looking books this week. I’m sure several will be added to my TBR once I see your review!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - July 6
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I am sure they will Katherine. Have a lovely week

  16. Jen

    I have Falling for her Fiancee I haven’t read it yet but I’m reading Ready to Wed by her right now and it’s really good. So I can only image that will be good too.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh so good to hear that Jen..I am looking forward to reading it 🙂

  17. Ann M. Noser

    I’d love to guest post on the topic of “how to get your kids to read”.
    For example, my son was having some troubles with reading at school. One thing I did was to purchase a pile of SUPER HERO books slightly above his reading level. Then I kept putting off reading them to him, with the excuse of: “You can read them anytime you want to on your own. I know you can do it.”
    Of course, I made sure I remained nearby so he could ask me any questions he wanted. Sure enough, after a day or two of whining, he set to work…and hasn’t stopped since. He no longer needs extra help at school, and devours books on a daily basis. 🙂
    All he needed was the right motivation. And a tricky, maybe slightly evil, Mom. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Great topic Ann, I filled all of the slots, but I have a new feature beginning in January that I am not yet ready to announce. It will be something I do two Saturdays a month, and would love to have you guest post then if you are still interested. Can I contact you in December?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Diana 🙂 This month we work on yard, find dress and write invitations 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about since I enjoyed book one

  18. Jessica

    OOoh very nice! I still need to read Robin’s first Ghost Seer book! Have too many review books I need/want to read first before I can go back to my own bought pile! Hope you enjoy all these!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    Jessica recently posted: Stacking the Shelves
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I feel your pain many books so little time!

  19. kindlemom1

    Ooo Maplecroft! I really want to read that one, it looks so good! Congrats on all the goodies this week.

    A guest post is such a fun idea Kim!

    kindlemom1 recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ali. I wanted the week of the wedding off, and knew if I scheduled my own posts that I wouldn’t be able to not comment back etc. This way other bloggers get exposure and can reply and visit new

  20. April

    I haven’t ever read a Cherie Priest book, she’s one of those authors that has a lot of books that look interesting and that I plan to check out “one of these days” bahah

    Ghost Layer looks really really good! I’m going to have to check that out on goodreads and perhaps add it to the wishlist.. 😀

    19 books isn’t a bad month at all, especially with all you’ve been doing!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      This will Ibe my first by her, and it looks like an awesome place to start 🙂 I liked Owens’ first book Ghost Seer.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did, I did. I was worried that I would not be able to fill those days, and ended up filling the entire week of the wedding..peeps rock!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you are having a good reading experience this summer.

  21. Jenea

    I bet you having fun with the wedding planning, and stress too. 🙂 Love the haul. I am so excited for Maplecroft to come out! Enjoy them.

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #109
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Maplecroft looks so creepy…I hope it’s good!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo good luck. I was a judge one year and it was stressful

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am looking forward to it, but my review won’t post till September

  22. Ginny

    I’m so excited about the wedding! I hope you plan on sharing lots of pictures. (Please?!)

    Maplecroft is on my read list. I just couldn’t resist it’s creepiness. I emailed you about helping with a guest post but I bet you had no trouble filling those slots.

    Let me know if I can help. I want you to be able to relax and enjoy this special time with your family. Big hugs!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will share pics of course. Probably on a Sunday Post, since ya’ll have had to listen to me talk about it!

  23. Andrea

    I hope July is a little less busy for you! And I hope you enjoy Falling For Her Fiancé. It’s still my favorite of Cindi’s books!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I can read a paperback in about 3 hours. I usually read 2-3 hrs each day.

  24. Tressa

    I was thinking Maplecroft looked good and then I noticed the hatchet/ax. That gives me chills. I’m curious to find out what you think. Falling for her Fiance looks cute. Have a great week!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #70
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I know it looks creepy! Yes Falling for her Fiance sounds so good.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Me too Ashley. I hope to sneak that in this weekend.