Sunday Post #121 Blogoversaries, Books and Audios Oh, My!

August 17th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 122 Comments

17th Aug

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. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

We had another beautiful week of weather. We are almost done the back deck but we have had rain since Friday.  This week I will be preparing for an event at my home next weekend and trying to get ahead on posts before things get crazy. I hope you all entered the Blogoversary giveaway. The answers to the scavenger hunt questions have at times been hilarious and I squee when someone nails all the answers. Stay Caffeinated and smile 🙂

Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • No Limits by Lori Foster (review)
  • How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries (review)
  • Hard To Hold on To by Laura Kaye (review)
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Bella Andre (review)
  • The Homecoming by Robyn Carr (review)
  • Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway (giveaway)
Around the Blogoshpere
New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

Images are linked to Goodreads/Amazon/Audible

A special thank you to Penguin, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster. Kensington Book,  Rita @ Mt Home of Books  and Diana Duvall

I received notification that I am officially A #Klover Reviewer for Kensington Books.

Klover Review Crew


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122 Responses to “Sunday Post #121 Blogoversaries, Books and Audios Oh, My!”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, my reign as an Avon Addict was 6 months, and now I am an Addict Alumni don’t receive huge packages but do have access to books I want. As a Klover I am eligible to review as many books each month as I choose.. *shrugs* I live to read? Read to live? LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really enjoy her books so I am excited for the chance to review her audio book.

  1. Nick

    Ugly Love! Wohoo! I am so excited to hear your thoughts on it, Kim. I’m crossing my fingers that you will love it as much as I did.
    Happy reading, Kim! And congrats on becoming a Klover! Knowing your love and passion for romance books, I’d say that is very well-deserved. 🙂

    Nick recently posted: Book Haul & Weekly Recap #67
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am tickled to be able to review it Nick, and yes the Klover books will be fun to review..but Kensington has mystery, thrillers and chick-lit too in addition to romance in every genre imaginable.

  2. Berls

    Your blogoversary scavenger hunt was lots of fun (hope I got all the answers right… I think I did) – congratulations again. Good luck with your event at your home next weekend – I’m guessing it’s wedding related (and the first of many). And congratulations on being a Klover Reviewer. I admit, I don’t know what that is, but I’m off to investigate. Have a great week Kimba 🙂

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 54th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      You did fantastic Berls and you got the toughest one right..The question..What was the first paranormal woo-woo novel I read. Only a few have gotten it right so far, most are replacing read with review..LOL The Kensington Klovers are new, basically we get access to all books and can review as many as we like each month from romance to horror. I applied for it.

  3. Angie

    Thanks for all the links this week. I have signed up for that “Book Club That Doesn’t Read” I think that might be fun. I don’t know any of the bloggers but whatever. I’ll be in my PJs.

    Angie recently posted: Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hey…you will know me cupcake and I am sure we will all finds things we have in common, after all we all love books 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to review it Naomi, thanks and have a good one!

  4. Red Iza

    Oooooh, one new Laura Kaye coming up, hope you’ll enjoy it ! I’ll be looking for the meaning of “Klover reviewer” lol. Fingers crossed for the event next week, hope the weather will be kind. Have a great week 😉

    Red Iza recently posted: Sunday post #23 : What's up ?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Klover is Kensington’s new program, I applied and was accepted. We get access to all of their books on NetGalley. They have everything from horror to romance. I love Kaye’s series and look forward to sharing it.

  5. Greg

    That blogoversary giveaway looks fun! Good luck with the deck and your party next week. Enjoy what’s left of summer- it’s going fast!

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #57
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Greg, I often get emails about things that are on my blog, and I figured this was a fun way to get people to explore and discover things. I hope you entered 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Woot, I cannot wait to start listening. I have two hours left on my current audio..and then it is mine, all mine..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is fun, and I great way to discover things on the blog 🙂

  6. Trish

    Ugly Love! Yay, I love Colleen and her books reduce me to a puddle on the floor! I listened to her last book on audio and it worked out well so I may get the audio version of this one too. And I loved Big Little Lies. Great books, enjoy.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I was excited to get the audio for review I about died:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, hope you get it soon Jennifer..but you did get a shiny new awesome blog:)

  7. Cait

    Congrats on your blogversary!! 🙂 And good luck with your deck! It’s been raining in my corner of the planet too and urgh, I’m so sick of it. -_- Cold + wet = absolutely miserable for me. Happy reading!

    Cait recently posted: Honest YA || Covers Part 3
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cait, we only have a second coat to do and then we are done 🙂

  8. Michelle

    The weather has been amazing here also. Yesterday was like a fall day which made me think Pumpkin Everything. Fall is my favorite time of year and I feel like we are getting a sneak peek 🙂

    Enjoy your upcoming event and it’s getting close to the wedding.
    You got a lot of great reads and congrats on being a #Klover Reviewer (when I first read it I didn’t know what it was but I read the comments and now I do) 🙂

    Have a great week, Kim and Happy Reading!!!

    Michelle recently posted: We now have 6 – WIR & TSP 8/17
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, and yes the weather has been amazing. Fingers crossed that September 27th is the most beautiful day ever! Happy Reading Michelle

  9. Kristin T.

    We’ve been having nice weather here in NY, too – not too hot, nice cool mornings – it’s been delightful!!! I entered your scavenger hunt…so fun!!! Happy Blogoversary!!!

    I read Big Little Lies – what a great book! I got to meet Liane at BEA – she’s great! I had read her last book, The Husband’s Secret and loved that, but think Big Little Lies is even better! Hope you enjoy it!!!

    Have a great week!!!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #36 (8.17.14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited to try the audio version Kristen, right after Ugly Love..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well good..I may help you discover new reads to feed your tbr pile 🙂

  10. A Voracious Reader

    Happy Blogoversary! I’ve been bogged down this week with InD’tale stuffs and haven’t surfaced much. Klovers is new to me but then again I’ve been very bad with Kensington. I’m far behind on my books. After September I’ll be working on those. They have some great books, but I’ve found myself leaning more and more toward small pub and indie. After I get the backlog cleared I may look into Kensington again. Unsure at this time.

    I’m off to check the Scavenger Hunt! Have a wonderful week! 🙂

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 54th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      They take on a lot of indie publishers Carol, hopefully NetGalley month will get you back in their good graces..LOL

  11. Jan

    Sounds like you’re getting lots done as well as reading and reviews. Congrats on becoming a #Klover reviewer! You got a lot of good looking books. Have a good reading and reviewing week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: August 17
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sara, hope your week is amazing and good luck with the read-a-thon

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love Kaye’s books too Ellen, thank you and have a delightful week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, when the next Klover application comes around I will share here 🙂

  12. Jenea

    Congrats on being a Klover Reviewer!!!! Oooh, you got Ugly Love, can’t wait to read it. Enjoy your Sunday and all new books. 🙂

    Jenea recently posted: The Sunday Post #115
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Jenea, I am looking forward to sharing and listening to Ugly Love!

  13. Alma

    Congrats on your Blogoversary! I feel your pain with the rainy weather. Our summer has deserted us already! (Not that we get the best summers anyway 🙂 ) Hope you get your deck finished up soon. Enjoy your new books, and have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Alma, we have sunshine once again and will hopefully finish this week

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Catherine I am really excited to listen to them

  14. Kristin

    Congrats on being a Klover!!! I have no idea what Kensington publishes so I’ll have to check them out!!! Are they the historicals????? See? Clueless!!! Fabulous, though!!!

    I’m going to buy Ugly Love today if it’s at Target 😉 Hoover is soooo worth my $$$$$!!

    Have a great week, girlie!!! Good luck next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No everything from suspense to romance and in-between. Thanks Kristen have a great week 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I miss VR too Angela, but Thunder Point is starting to wrap around my heart

  15. Katherine

    Happy anniversary! You got some great books this week! I’m really interested in Big Little Lies and The Sweet Life. Looking forward to seeing what you thought of Scoundrel Seduces. Have a great week! Good luck getting ahead!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - August 17
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Katherine. It has been a crazy day. I fell down steps carrying a glass globe from a light fixture and ended up with 5 stitches. Not suppose to be blogging, but finger hurts no matter what I do…so here I am..LOL

  16. Rita

    Happy Anniversary! You sure had a fun scavenger hunt yesterday, though I was scratching my head at some of the questions. I wanted so badly to put in humorous answers instead of real ones, though, that would’ve been fun to see the look on your face 🙂
    Enjoy your new books and being a Klover Krewe member, sounds like what happens when you read a lot of Heather Graham books, haha. Have a good week!

    Rita recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 8/16-8/18/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hehe, the scavenger hunt was fun, and I wanted a way for peeps to really explore and see what was here. Quite a few have answered all of them. The first paranormal woo-woo book got a lot of peeps..but the answer is in the menu bar left side.

  17. Kathy

    Happy Blogoversary! I started on the scavenger hunt and it is a lot of fun!!! I hope you post pictures of your back deck. Ours needs a lot of work but it gets too hot here for us to really enjoy being outside. You have a great haul and I’m going to check out the book club that doesn’t read. That sounds perfect for my schedule. Have a great week!!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 16
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will post pictures on Facebook page..this week. Glad you liked the hunt

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You probably did fine. The menu bar had a lot of the answers.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You traveled, and have been happens. To be honest I have been so busy with wedding this summer, I only managed to visit blogs back..and that is so not me.

  18. Lily

    Oh congrats on your blogoversary! That’s a. Huge achievement! THREE!!! Also, i can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Ugly Love soon!

    Lily recently posted: Some Boys: Review
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Reanna, it was an exciting week all around, thanks for the warm and fuzzes!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I thought so too, I will be sharing closer to release date. Thank Brandi and I will share some at the end.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Pragya..I did a little dance when I got them 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The temps have been low 80’s here and more like fall then August.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle it was quite the day here. My hand hurts and I am not suppose to be blogging, but I am hen pecking with my other

  19. Lark

    Three cheers for three years! I’ll have to check out the scavenger hunt. And congratulations on almost finishing the back deck. You have been doing so many home improvement and decorating projects; I don’t know how you do it and still have time to blog! You got some yummy books this week, too – oh, and congrats on the Kensington Klover thing, that will be so fun! (PS. Sorry I’m so late posting my Sunday post. We were traveling all day yesterday and by the time we got here, I was sick again, darn it!)

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 8/17/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lark, we have been busted our hump, and I plan to veg all of October! Hope you feel better!

  20. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    Ooh everyone seems to be getting Ugly Love–I hope it doesn’t disappoint, Kimba 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope not, I love Hoover and am anxious to listen 🙂

  21. Amber Elise

    Congrats all around Kim! Does “Klover” mean something special? Cuz I originally read it as K-Lover. Haha.

    I know that I need to get my hands on Ugly Love, everyone seems to love it. Let me know how the audio version goes!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is a new advanced reader program for Kensington books I think it means Kensington Lover. 🙂

  22. Cyn

    Can’t wait to see your thoughts on No Limits and How the Scoundrel Seduces! I should be posting my reviews for those soon too, haha. Hope the nice weather keeps up! And I’ll definitely be checking out the awesome scavenger hunt (: Have an awesome week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cyn, and I look forward to seeing what you think

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Started listening to it today, and so far it is good Tyler.

  23. Kris

    Looks like you have some great books in store for you! I’m especially excited for Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry. I’ve loved the books I’ve read in the series! I hope the weather stays nice for you 🙂 It’s crazy hot over here!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh aren’t they good Kris, I am loving Terry’s series!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Tressa, I am really enjoying Carr’s new series

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sherry, I hope you are having a delightfully bookish week!

  24. Teddyree

    YAY for gorgeous weather and getting ahead lol. Ooh so many yummy books … I have Big Little Lies up next week, I love Liane Moriarty’s writing and I’m dying to read Ugly Love after adoring Maybe Someday. Happy reading 🙂

    Teddyree recently posted: It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited for both audios and started Ugly Love. I am loving the story

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Leanna, the next time the are looking for applicants I will share on the Sunday Post.

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