Sunday Post #119 Hello August!

August 3rd, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 138 Comments

3rd Aug

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And it’s August! The year is flying by and to date I have read/listened to 165  books. For the month of July I read 25 books and listened to 4 audio-books. The past week has been absolutely beautiful with temperatures in the 80’s and I welcomed it with open arms. My youngest and soon to be bride turned twenty this week and we celebrated with ice cream cake. I know this is early but we are once again putting together the Ho-Ho-Ho read-a-thon for November 6-11th and if you would like to host a challenge, please email me.

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • Guarded by Mary Behre  (review)
  • The Man Plan by Tracy Anne Warren (review)
  • Flawed and Damaged by Emily Krat (tour/giveaway)
  • The Hexed by Heather Graham (review)
  • The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson  (review)
  • Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway(giveaway)

 Around the Blogoshpere

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A special thank you to Lauren @ Obsessive Book Nerd, Random House, 

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138 Responses to “Sunday Post #119 Hello August!”

  1. Bea

    Gah, it’s too early to think about Christmas!

    I’m ready for some cooler weather, maybe 70’s and dry. 🙂 Well, you enjoy your warm temps and happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was in the low 80’s here with a lovely breeze, and compared to the 90’s of last week I was in heaven. 🙂

  2. Berls

    Happy birthday to your blushing bride 🙂 Man, I feel old LOL. When I was her age I had just met my current BF.

    I hope you enjoy the Maze Runner – I loved it, though the second book was a downer for me and I haven’t read the third yet…plan on it though, since I want to see how it all ends.

    Have a great week Kimba 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 52nd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was engaged at her age, and married at 21. I am exciting about the Maze Runner.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hahaha…no. I am not rushing it, but we have to plan ahead.

  3. Kristin

    What a nice, slow, “lazy”, quiet week for you! Only three books? What is happening to you? Are you actually reading your TBR?? Say it isn’t so!!! 😉

    Can you send some ice cream cake my way, plz??? I’m sure it’ll be fine in shipping. Tell your daughter, “happy belated birthday!” from me!!!

    Enjoy your week!!

    Kristin recently posted: Sunday Post #40: WTH?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      While I am weaving in my own massive tbr pile, I am just being very selective about taking on new books with the wedding looming around the corner. I am booked solid through the end of October. *passes a slice of ice cream cake over*

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am definitely not ready for year-end stuff! Christmas, etc., although the cooler weather sounds nice right about now.

    Ice cream cake is fab! And your new books…wonderful! Loved Me Before You. Enjoy your week.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you enjoyed it. I am dreading winter it reeks havoc on my RA

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know, they sent me a huge movie tie in packet and so I shall dive in!

  5. Angie

    I can’t believe it’s August already. Time is flying. I have enjoyed seeing your wedding photos on instagram. So fun. I can’t believe how many books you’ve read. I thought I would read tonight but I am just catching up on comments and visiting blogs. I am so behind since my Comic Con trip and now I have family in town. I just happen to have a break tonight.

    Angie recently posted: San Diego Comic Con 2014
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ya glad you are enjoying them. My hubby asked if I post everything *blinks* Yes. Summer is a crazy time for getting behind, but you have been having fun. During the week I have been a day behind in commenting. I blame the weather. Have a good one Angie!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think because I have been so busy..that at night I have wanted to nothing but put my feet up and read. As for the audio..I wear my ear-buds as I work!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ciao Emma, we are delighted you decided to link up. I look forward to chatting about books and things with you 🙂

  6. Greg

    Yeah we finally got warm this week too, with 80’s, Actually feels like summer finally! I normally like fall but I’m not ready for it this year…

    Have a good week Kimba!

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #55
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ours was a break from the 90’s, but agree it does feel like summer

  7. Tressa

    Looks like another full week for you. I’ve read just about the same amount of books and it’s so crazy to me that I’ve read that many and yet feel I need to read at least twice that to get to all the books I want to read. Lol! Have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh sweetie, I have decided I will never in this life time keep up with my tbr family will open a library in my name when I

  8. Whitney

    165 books? Now that is impressive! I love that your daughter still has ice cream cake on her birthday. My birthday is in February and I loved it when I was younger. Have a great week!

    Whitney recently posted: Weekly Update: 8/3/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Whitney..they all do. My kids are 23, 21, and 20 and they all ask for Ice cream cracks me up!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to read it Camille. Last year I read 307..I am not sure I will meet those numbers this year.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She did, and it was fun. Her soon to be in-laws came over and we had fun.

  9. Michelle

    I need to read The Maze Runner, it’s been on my shelf for years! Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Ice cream cake sounds so good right now, lol.

    Have a great week Kimba!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (118)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was excited to get the package from them, it looks good. My plan is to read it before the movie release.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was never really into them, since I do not have a long commute, but with my smartphone I can listen while cleaning and have come to love them.

  10. Trish

    Great reading stats! You are nearly at my goal for the year (175 books) and I’m not even sure I’ll make it by year end 🙂
    Me Before You is fantastic but don’t attempt to open it until you’ve stocked up on tissues. I have tears in my eyes just remembering. Such amazing characters that I’ll never ever forget.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Noted Trish. I will have tissues and truffles on stand-by!

  11. Tanja

    Wow, you’ve read a lot of books in July! That’s amazing. Also that ice-cream cake sounds really good. I’m happy to see Ho-Ho-Ho back, only I never have any holiday themed books on my mind. Great post, Kim 🙂

    Tanja recently posted: The Sunday Post (#18)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      NetGalley and Edelweiss will have loads of them in Sept and October.

  12. Kristin T.

    I can’t believe it’s August already either…this year is flying by!!! Wow – I can’t believe you read 25 books! I got 15 in, 4 of which were audio, which I thought was pretty good! Work has been crazy busy lately, so my reading time has suffered quite a bit. I’m hoping to maybe take the last week or two of August off – just to catch up on reading and try to enjoy the last few days of summer!

    I have Me Before You on my shelves – haven’t gotten to it yet, but have loved every other book I’ve read by Jojo Moyes (The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter From Your Lover, Silver Bay, and One Plus One).

    Have a great week!!!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #34 (8.3.14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      This will be my first Moyes read and I am excited Kristen. Hope you get your time off!

  13. Rashika

    HAHAHA 😛 The temperature here is in the 80s as well and we aren’t so cheerful about it.. to be honest, we’re pretty much dying of heat 😛 That’s too warm for us.

    Yay for celebrating birthdays though! 😀 Birthdays are FUN!

    Also that is a LOT of books read in July especially considering how busy you’ve been lately! 😀

    Anyway I am definitely excited to see what you make of Make you Remember, I really liked Make You Mine and while I am not completely sold on Make You Remember, I am curious! 😀

    Happy reading, Kimba! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No low 80’s was below the norm here..have a great week Rashika!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I went into a department store and they had Halloween and Christmas stuff out..I fainted it…LOL

  14. A Voracious Reader

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! I was married at 17, divorced at 21 and remarried at 29. 🙂 We’ve had some pretty good weather here, too. A bit rainy, but so much cooler that I won’t complain. lol Darn it! I can’t stop thinking about ice cream cake. If I can get out of my jammies today I may make a run to the Food Lion up the street. Have a wonderful week!

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 52nd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hope you get your ice cream cake Carol. We could use some rain and had a little last night but we need a good soaking.

  15. Michelle

    Happy Birthday to the soon to be bride!
    I hate how fast this year is going, I really wish it would slow down just a bit 🙂

    Did get to do the Ho-Ho-Ho Read a thon last year so I am looking forward to joining this year.

    Have a great week Kim!!! Enjoy your new reads 🙂

    Michelle recently posted: Week in READ-view & The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We had such fun last year, so I am excited to do it again Michelle

  16. Lola

    Wow you read a lot of books already this year! It’s been pretty warm here in the Netherlands for a couple of weeks and some days I just wish it would cool down, but other days I am enjoying the warm weather. It’s so nice to be able to wear skirts and other summer clothes.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #85
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Our weather is typically in the high 90’s to low 100’s, so last week low 80’s was beautiful. I hope you have wonderful week Lola!

      • Lola

        Ah I always go wrong with Fahrenheit temperatures, here we have our temperature in celsius, so I assumed 80’s where really warm *facepalm* should’ve checked before commenting.

        Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #85
  17. Holly

    You always blow me away with the # of books you are able to read in a month. It’s truly amazing! I talked about the weather too! Haha 80’s in the south, in July, is so unusual I couldn’t leave it out of my weekly happenings.

    Enjoy your new reads!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #87
    • kimbacaffeinate was low 80’s here and so outside the norm of 90’s and 100’s. It was delightful!

  18. Jenea

    We’ve been enjoying the upper 70’s and love 80’s this week. It’s great! Two birthdays in one week, how awesome it that, and ice cream cake too. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday and the new books.

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #113
    • kimbacaffeinate

      we only had one birthday here..but July is a busy birthday month. The weather has been lovely!

  19. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Wow! You’ve done a lot of reading this year!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, but last year I read 307..I am not sure I will hit that mark again, but I am having fun.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hope things are ok, and summers are just crazy. Most days I am a day behind on commenting.

  20. Rita

    Didn’t know the Maze Runner is turning into a movie, like a good deal of popular books, it seems. I just realized last night when recommending a YA book to my daughter’s friend that I read The Gayle Forman one they have made into a movie a couple of years ago when I buddy-read YA with my eldest. I guess this is a good thing to have so many tie-ins. I’m hoping more teens will start a reading habit after watching these films!
    Happy belated to your bride gal 🙂 I married young the first time, 2 days past my 21st, and my eldest married at 20, which is why I am a Nana to 3 kids already! I don’t have Instagram, but look forward to whatever wedding prep photos you share in other locations. Have a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      If you have Facebook you are welcome to friend me and catch a glimpse into my wacky caffeinated world..LOL Kimberly Costa

  21. Lark

    Happy birthday to your daughter! Mine is turning 20 in just a few weeks – how the time has flown! Enjoy your warmer weather and have a terrific week! Oh, and way to go on the 165 books so far! (doffs imaginary hat)

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 8/03/14
  22. Terri M.

    We’ve been lucky here in Iowa. The summer has been so mild. I had the windows open most of the day yesterday and they are open this morning as well.

    I’ve had a copy of The Maze Runner for about a year. I picked it up once and just couldn’t get into it. Perhaps once the movie hype picks up, I’ll give it another shot.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah, you are close to me I am over the bridge in Omaha 🙂 so we have had similar weather.

  23. Katherine

    165! That’s great! You’re my bookish hero. Happy birthday to your daughter! Ice cream cake is delicious. Haven’t had it in far too long. You got some interesting books this week and I’m looking forward to your review on The Hexed. I have it but haven’t picked it up yet. Have a fantastic week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - August 3rd
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kathrine. I am gearing up to start the next one. I enjoy her paranormal woo-woo and romance.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to read it Trish 🙂 glad you loved it!

  24. Mandy

    I need to get current on Katie McGarry’s books I’m so behind. My hubby has been giving me a hard time for not reading Maze Runner. I’m curious to see how you like I’ve been on the fence. It’s shocking to me I still haven’t read Heather Graham’s books yet. Looks like you had an awesome week. Thanks so much for creating such a fun post. Have a great week!

    Mandy recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will be sharing a review of Maze Runner in September 🙂 Graham rocks romantic paranormal suspense Mandy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is my first by her Melliane I have tissues and truffles at the ready 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to read it, and hope to share in November.

  25. Ginny

    Yay, for beautiful weather. It is still really hot and humid here. Can’t wait for it to cool off some. You had a great reading month. I fell a little behind but am hoping to get more in this month. I hope you have an amazing week and happy late birthday to the soon to be bride.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, Steph take care of yourself and I hope you are feeling better soon. Rest, read and sleep. Caffeinated orders 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melissa, things are going well. This month we have the bridal shower and since my oldest is the is at my house 🙂 busy, busy, busy

  26. Kathy

    You had a great July even though you were busy with wedding plans! Happy Birthday to your daughter! I can’t wait for the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon! This will be my first time participating but I do have some holiday themed ARCs that I can read. Have a great week!!

    Kathy recently posted: Comic Con San Diego 2014 – Recap
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We had a blast with the read-a-thon last year. I love that the publishers don’t mind when our reviews for holiday books post regardless of release date.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We typically are in the high 90’s to 100’s this time of it has been delightful Kris.

  27. Amber

    Wow, reading 25 books a month is so impressive. 🙂 That’s my goal for this month if I want to get any new books next month. Haha. It’s been in the 80s here too, thankfully. It’s such a nice change from the high 90s it has been here. I’m so ready for fall already.

    Congrats on your daughter being engaged. 🙂 I’ve also recently obtained The Maze Runner. It looks like you received a few good books.

    Amber recently posted: The Sunday Post (#2) (8/3/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Amber and lets hope the lovely weather continues.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lauren, adding audio has bumped up my numbers since I can do chores and listen.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you are enjoying this strange weather too Jorie. No complaints here!

  28. kindlemom1

    Great job on getting so many books read! And lucky you for the 80 degree weather, I am jealous. I wish it would be in the 80’s here for the rest of the summer. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ali, and yes I could handle this weather all year long.

  29. Red Iza

    We had crazy weather here this july : cold and shivering and wet one week, looking for a fresh spot away from the sun a few days later ! Happy birthday to your daughter and have a good week 🙂

    Red Iza recently posted: Sunday post #21
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It has been a weird summer, but as long as the sun shines on my daughter’s wedding day in September it can snow in August..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sam, last year I read 307, but I am not sure I will hit those numbers this year.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I haven’t even made a dent in my tbr pile Becky..for every 4 I read I add 10!!!!!