Sunday Post #124 Hectic and Exciting

September 7th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 69 Comments

7th Sep

Sunday Post

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For the month of August I managed to read twenty books, four of them  audiobooks. I am really enjoying listening. It’s September and soon family will begin arriving as we approach the final weeks before the wedding. Eep! Twenty days! RVSP’s were due by September 1st, so now we are calling those who haven’t responded. It was a long week, a crazy week and I am ready to relax but not today. Today is the final fitting for “the dress” and we will also pick up bridesmaid dress. Then we have appointments to have our hair done. I need my blonde locks touched up and the bride is having her hair colored and cut. Once again I will be MIA, but I’ve made some coffee and pumpkin muffins for ya all *shoves bakery box out of view*. Stay Caffeinated and I hope your week is a good one.

 

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  • The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison (review)
  • It’s Back!! Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Nov 6th-11th Join us! (sign-up)
  • Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood (review)
  • Rites Of Passage by Joy N. Hensley (review)
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (audio review)
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69 Responses to “Sunday Post #124 Hectic and Exciting”

  1. Bea

    Busy lady! I hope all the preparations go smoothly. I’ll have a coffee but pass on the muffins due to allergies. *sips her coffee* The Scalzi book looks good; I’ve yet to read one of his.

    Enjoy all your new lovelies and I hope you have a stress-free week!

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #105
  2. Kristin

    Suspicion… hmmmm, I saw that somewhere! I totally forget where, though!!! I will have to go checking that one out.

    Sooo, Shifting Shadows last week… I didn’t go running after that one b/c there are repeats in there. Is it worth it otherwise? Oh, nuggets, I’ll just go revisit your post last week!!! Don’t even bother commenting!!! Have fun today!!!!

    Kristin recently posted: Sunday Post #44: Back in the Habit
  3. April

    Good luck with the wedding! I bet you’re excited for the wedding but really looking forward to being able to have all the stress and craziness of it behind you! I hope it goes great and that you all have a fantastic time 🙂

  4. Greg

    Mmm, pumpkin muffins. Now you’re talking! You have a lot going on, no doubt, but the coffee will get you through and if not there’s always alcohol ha ha. Seriously though hope the week ahead is good and not too stressful.

    Glad to see Ho Ho Ho readathon coming up, must be holiday time approaching. 🙂

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #60 Bring on Fall
  5. Kat

    20 books, wow, I can’t believe you managed to get so much reading done!

    Have a great week 🙂

  6. Camille

    wow, less than a month! Good luck in all of your preparations! I saw RITES OF PASSAGE is up for review this week. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. My review goes live this coming week too 🙂 Have a great week ahead!

    Camille recently posted: Sunday Post (29)
  7. Trish

    20 days, ekkk, I can imagine the flurry of last minute things that lie ahead. It will all be worth it on the day though.
    Ruth’s Journey should be a great read, I love Mammy, doesn’t everyone 🙂
    Fun to see a few Christmas books making an appearance too. I need to start stockpiling for hoho too.

  8. Deasy

    my 7 books compared to your 20 sound too little. I think I could never manage more than ten per month. Hope the wedding preparations will go well until the D-Day and enjoy your week too, Kimba 🙂

    Deasy recently posted: [WWW Wednesdays]: September 3
  9. Lola

    I never have tried an audiobook before, but it sounds like they might be fun to listen to when doing other things. I might have to look into themand see if I enjoy them, although I’ve heard they are pretty expensive. And 20 books in a month is a lot! I think I read that amount in the past few months together. That wedding is coming up fast now! I hope all the final preparations go well!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #90
  10. Kim

    I love audiobooks! They’ll never replace hard copies or eBooks as my preferred way of reading, but they are great for times when you just can’t read that way. I listen to them on my daily commute in and out of DC. I’ve found they keep me entertained and as non-ragey as possible in that traffic. So much better than music. I also find myself listening to them at work, if I’m doing something that doesn’t maybe need my full focus. Oh, and at the gym. And sometimes while doing housework when I just want to shut out the rest of the world.

    I hope you have a great week!

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  11. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)

    Oh wow. So close! Everyone has to be getting excited, nervous, and all sorts of wow. 🙂 It will be great!

    Sorry I haven’t been around for several weeks. I’ve been trying to find that balance at the change of the season with kiddo school and sports. It’s hard to do! lol.

    Have a great week!

    Melissa (My World...in words and pages) recently posted: Sunday Post #64
  12. Sandy

    Oh boy! So exciting! The wedding is getting closer and closer. I just love weddings. Hope you enjoy the process even though I know there’s tons to do and it can be a bit stressful! Have a great week!

    SP
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  13. Kristin

    Did I hear pumpkin? Yum! I haven’t heard of anyof the books mentioned except Suspicion (which I literally just heard about on another TSP) but All Good Deeds has an interesting cover so I will have to Goodreads that. Sounds like you will be busy,busy but in the end it will all be worth it.

    Kristin recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up (86)
  14. Jan

    It sounds like you’re getting into the very hectic days. I hope you have time to enjoy the time, too. Probably hard to do sometimes! Enjoy your day getting your hair done.

    I’m jealous you got Lock In. That’s one I want to read. I’ll look forward to how you like the audio version. It’s hard to believe we’re talking about the Ho-Ho-Ho readathon already! And as always I look forward to your tips post.

    Hope you have a great week, Kimba!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Sep 7
  15. Michelle

    Oh my goodness only 20 days! How very exciting. All the good stuff happens in the last few days and then the event is going to be wonderful! Once my wedding was over I felt like i didn’t know what to do with myself, I always enjoy the planning part 🙂

    Have a great week Kim and Enjoy all your new reads!!!

  16. Katherine

    I can’t believe the wedding is so close. Hope all the fittings and everything go well. I got the Lisa Plumley book as well! She’s a new author for me so I’m looking forward to giving her a try. 20 books is great! I’m a new convert to audio books but I’m really loving them. Listening to a good book actually tempts me to get more cleaning done so it’s a win for everyone. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - September 7
  17. Terri M.

    Kim, I’m so excited for you and your family as the big day draws near. I’m glad you received my guest post. I’ll be watching for it and will interact with your caffeinated fans like the were my own!

  18. Ann M. Noser

    Weddings are exciting, but SO MUCH WORK!

    I remember getting my make-up done for the wedding at a department store.
    However, my idea of “natural” (lip gloss and eyeliner are pretty much all I ever wear) clashed with that of the make-up counter lady. Where she saw “natural”, I saw either a “corner hooker” or somebody in the theater. However, she was nice, I faked that I liked it, bought a few items and then TONED DOWN THE LOOK considerably on the big day.

    I hope you have nice weather! Cheers!

  19. Catherine

    Such an exciting time for you and your family, Kim. September is such a nice time of year for a wedding 🙂

    Enjoy Ruth’s Journey…I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about it.

    Catherine recently posted: Weekly Book Recap #81
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you so much for the book Catherine, the book and not arrived on a day I was feeling down and it made me smile!!

  20. Berls

    Wow! Time is just flying by! A little less than 3 weeks… man! Well enjoy your day and thanks for the muffins 😉 Have you read Cry Wolf? I haven’t done the audio, but absolutely love that series. Charles and Anna are great *sigh*

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  21. Kathy

    How exciting the wedding is getting near. It will be nice once the big day is here and you’ll get to see old friends and family. That’s the best part, even though the planning is crazy and stressful. I hope you get to have some relaxation before the big day. I just received Suspicion so I can’t wait to read it. Hopefully we will both enjoy it. Have a great week!!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up 19
  22. Lily

    Oh i can’t wait for yout review of Rites of Passage and Ugly Love!

    Also, I’m glad the wedding is approaching! This is probably the best time for one to take place! Hope you and the famil have tons of fun 🙂

    Lily recently posted: Rites of Passage: Review
  23. Lark

    I know it’s hectic with all the preparations but I hope you’re having fun! You and your daughter will both look beautiful, I’m sure.

    I’m looking forward to the HoHoHo RAT. I’ve already got several Christmas books to review, but they come out in October so I may have to get hold of some others for the readathon (because these should really be reviewed in Sept. or Oct.) Speaking of which, your two new Christmas books look good! Oh, and thanks for the muffin!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 9/07/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Lark, I spoke to Kensington, Harlequin and HarperCollins..they all said reviews in Nov and Dec are welcome. Even though they release in Sept./Oct. most consumers buy in November and first two weeks of December. None are archived till Christmas. I have been doing that with all holiday books for 3 years.

  24. Tressa

    I’m going to go check out your review of Maplecroft and then I’ll come back to read what you thought of Heir of Fire after I read it this week. Have a great week, Kimba!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #79
  25. Whitney

    After my brother’s wedding last year I can completely understand how hetic it is — but I hope you’re having fun along the way.

    Ruth’s Journey is on my wish list. I think hearing the story from Mammy’s point of view would be interesting, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week Kimba!

    Whitney recently posted: Weekly Update 9/7/14
  26. Angela

    Congratulations and good luck with all the wedding preparations! I’m looking forward to your week in blog/reviews. Several books there that are on my TBR.

    Angela recently posted: Weekly Recap #29
  27. Joy

    20 books in a month? Wow, that’s amazing! I envy people like you who can do that, because I can’t. I just don’t have enough free time to do that.

    Good luck on the wedding preparations! 🙂 I’m excited to read your Ugly Love review because I’ve been seeing mixed reviews.

  28. Faye D'Social Potato

    I’m starting to listen to some audiobooks, too, but mostly graphic audio, because I can’t stand the monotonous way of speaking the usual audiobooks go. At least with graphic audio, there’s dramatization AND even music and sound effects 😛 It really feels like having a movie in your mind!

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Rites of Passage. I hear it’s super powerful and super heartbreaking. I’m about to read it soon!

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  29. Kristin T.

    I love listening to audiobooks!!! I always have one going in the car and listen to one while doing my walks (either outdoors or at the gym). I even listen while cleaning or cooking sometimes!

    Wow – only 20 (now I guess 19) days until the wedding…so exciting!!! I fondly remember the last couple of weeks leading up to my wedding.

    Have a great week!!!

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  30. Amber Elise

    Ah, let me know how you like Suspicion. And I can’t wait for your Ugly Love review! Have a great week Kim! <3

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  31. Teddyree

    How exciting, you’re amazing still blogging and reviewing with all that pre-wedding excitement going on lol. Looking forward to your review of Ugly Love, Maybe Someday was my first Colleen Hoover read and I loved it. Have a wonderful week!!

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