Sunday Post #130 Back in the Saddle Again

October 19th, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 127 Comments

19th Oct

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

This week I am finally starting to feel caught up on everything that took a back seat for the wedding. The weather has been lovely and the fall foliage is beautiful. I have been reading about a book a day, and I hope the trend continues. This week Recipe and a Book Recommendation returns and I am hoping to get some Confessions and How the Heck posts together. This week I have a few reviews that I had written in July, and kept rescheduling when I came across a book I had to review. Does this happen to you? Stay Caffeinated.

 

Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • The Collector by Nora Roberts (review)
  • Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave (review)
  • Recipe and a Book Recommendation
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (audiobook review)
  • Fright Night Hop (giveaway)
  • Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire (review)
  • Flawed and Damaged by Emily Krat (review)
Around the Blogoshpere
  • Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup is hosting a challenge in November Blog Ahead! (NaNoWriMo bloggy style)
  • Cait @ Notebook Sisters shares a hilarious post on “The 10 Types of Book Bloggers”
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signed copy of Burying Water

 A special thank you to birthday gift cards :snort: and to K.A. Tucker for the signed copy of Burying Water. I won this quite by accident. Since I am anal I always post my reviews to Amazon on release day. Apparently she was holding a contest on Facebook for posting reviews to Amazon. Thank you to   for recognizing mu handle and informing me..you rock! 

 

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. She’s a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the Sunday Post. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat…

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127 Responses to “Sunday Post #130 Back in the Saddle Again”

  1. Bea

    I often reschedule reviews that are written and ready to go; it’s a good thing I use a virtual calendar because with all of the rearranging I do for review dates, a print calendar would be unreadable. 😀

    A book a day, wow. Go you!

    Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #111
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am the same Google and the WordPress calendar keep me sane.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sharon. I had to laugh because I rescheduled a Emma Chase book so often I forgot it have it scheduled later this month. After my review of the next book ..oops.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh mine are written, because as you know I am anal. I just keep rescheduling the heck out of them. Yeah I am so curious about Unger’s book.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Anna, it was nice to get that tweet. Have a lovely, lazy Sunday.

  2. Greg

    Hey Kimba I saw your post title and that song immediately popped in my head. 🙂 Glad you’re back in action, and yes I do sometimes bump something back- I have one I was going to post 2 months ago, and for some reason it keeps getting bumped. One of these days… have a great week.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post The Hues of Autumn
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, I break out into song every time I see it..LOL I am so glad I am not the only one bumping post around like ping-pong balls.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Somehow with my crazy summer I got behind on her releases.Maybe a binge but I need to catch up before the next release.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, life can wreak havoc on schedules and plans. Hang in there!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you get to see Fall foliage Camille, the colors are beautiful. Enjoy your week as well

  3. Cait

    I reschedule reviews sometimes! Like, for some reason, my Netgally-reads always end up pushed over for my physical reviews. Eh! I don’t know why! Maybe because I’m directly emailing the publicist as opposed to just send back an email to netgalley? >_< My bad! OH MY GOSH THOUGH! Thanks for linking to my post! *flails*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It’s not my netgalley picks so much as those little emails from pub or author saying can you read this for review or I see a book for review in the email they send that I must have. *shakes head* Yep. Oh you are welcome for the link up.

  4. Karen Blue

    Congratulation on the win of Burying Water! I so want to read/review that book. I was denied on Netgalley (I waited too long to ask for it I think), I even wrote the publisher and begged for a copy. I haven’t heard back. I am sure I will be buying it for myself.
    I don’t have any lingering books reviews, just things I need to write. I love scheduling ahead. That is my goal this week, to stay a few days ahead. It would be nice to be months ahead, but not likely for me.

    Karen Blue recently posted: The Sunday Post #8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I usually read and write reviews three weeks out, sometimes four. What happens is, I pick up a new book, squeeze it in and bump a review already scheduled for two weeks from now. This little cycle repeats till I have 4-8 reviews waiting for a launch date outside of the next 3 weeks that are already scheduled. Burying Water was wonderful, and for me Tucker’s best yet.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Em, it is finally scheduled. LOL Hope your week is delightful.

  5. Jan

    I’m so glad you’re back in form, Kimba! I just read The Witness by Nora Roberts so I’m looking forward to what you think of The Collector. I hope you have a great week.

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Oct 19
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Monday Jan. I enjoy Roberts. It feels good to be back into the swing of things.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      :snort: You are not alone Melissa. A lot of folks are saying that. Ya all need to join Anna’s Blogger challenge in November, in the blogosphere links above. The idea is to write and schedule 30 reviews in 30 days.

  6. A Voracious Reader

    Gotta love some Aerosmith! 😀 I reschedule stuff all the time, but then again I fly by the seat of my pants a lot. lol My New Year’s resolution (well, one of them anyway) is to get the blog shipshape. We’ll see how that goes. *snort*

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 63rd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck, it does feel good when everything is in order, and moving like a well oiled machine.

  7. Michelle

    I can’t even figure out how to read a book a day lol. I think that is amazing!
    I am behind on reviews but I have forgot that I wrote them and set up the post and just figure I’ll write it later not know I already wrote it 😛

    Congrats on the surprise win…Those are always the best wins
    Enjoy all your new books

    Have a great week, Kim!

    Michelle recently posted: Just a Normal week ~ WIR & TSP
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It takes me between 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours to read a full length paperback. So it varies. Right now I am on some kind of a rush. I read for hour or two at a time throughout the day.

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

    Glad you are feeling caught up! That’s always a great feeling. 🙂 I am still behind but that means there is always something to keep me out of trouble… right? lol.

    Oh yes, sometimes I forget there is stuff that needs to go up on the blog that I have to reschedule. But we get there. 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!

    Melissa (My World...in words and pages) recently posted: Sunday Post #67
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read just about anything non-fiction Steph in all age groups. I like to read different genres and never the same back to back. I think it is one of the reasons I never get reading slumps.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I cannot believe I am behind on her books. This summer and the wedding really had me slipping on things.

  9. Karen

    I love the little birdies in your ho-ho-ho read-a-thon button. Too cute 🙂

    I just found a few reviews still in draft that I wrote a long time ago. I’m glad because now it gives me a little breathing room and I can take a bit of a break.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Breathing room is nice, and its always good to have a few weeks pre-scheduled in case of illness, vacation or emergency.

  10. Jessica

    I’m glad that life is finally getting back to normal. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little normalcy in your life after a hectic time.

    As for what kind of blogger I am? I think I’m a mix of all of them. I aspire to be #8. Have a great week!

    Jessica recently posted: Sunday Post #24
  11. Kat

    Wow, sounds like you’ve been doing a LOT of reading 🙂 Congrats on winning your signed book. Looking forward to your Nora Roberts review as I’ve been wanting to read more of her books since loving the Inn Boonsboro trilogy.

    Have a great week!

    Kat recently posted: The Sunday Post #8
  12. Lola

    I love fall, the colours are so pretty! I am glad to hear you’re getting caught up again, it’s always a nice feeling.
    I am looking forward to some new Confessions and How the Heck posts! It cna be challenging to come up with topic for posts sometimes.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #96
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I’ve been so busy, these got pushed aside. I have a few topics ready I just need to write them up. Thanks Lola

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It doesn’t happen often, I usually take one and half per book, or do three days of a book a day and slow down again.

  13. Katherine

    Glad you will be back in the saddle! Can’t wait to see what you have planned. Great books this week. I have 2 Belle Andre books but for some reason still have read her. I really must fix that! Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: Sunday Post - Oct 19
  14. Mandy

    I love the feeling of getting caught up. I still need to but one day maybe. Looks like you had a very productive week. I wish I had the time this week for the Read-A-Thon this time around but I plan to do the next ones. Thanks so much for sharing this week, and hosting this awesome weekly. One of my favorites. I have Snow Like Ashes on my TBR and kindle but I haven’t started it. I need to check out your review. Have a great week and happy reading.

    Mandy recently posted: Diary Update
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Mandy, I hope you enjoy Snow like Ashes as much as I did. Happy Reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed Ali, I actually schedule them and then squeeze in one more arc and bump the poor post back even more LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Elsi, just remember all of that pretty is followed by bitter cold!

  15. Booketta

    That’s nice that you can get back to ‘normal’ re. the blog. You had some good books in this week. 🙂

    Booketta recently posted: Sunday Post #10
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It feels good, I had a lot of behind the scenes interviews, guest posts etc for other blogs and I am so happy to be ahead of the game.

  16. Cyn

    I love when we have perfect crispy sunny autumn days! I’m happy to hear you’re getting up on life, haha. And yes, I do sometimes end up bumping reviews way later. Great haul! Hope you enjoy your books, birthday books are that much more special 😉

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Cyn. I am glad to hear so many bump reviews back too. Agreed, birthday books have a little more shine

  17. Lark

    Yay for catching up! I can’t say that I’ve found reviews I’ve forgotten about, but I do sometimes have reviews I’ve pushed until later – usually older books that aren’t time-sensitive.

    Can’t wait to read your review of The Collector! Mine’s going up the following week. 🙂

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 10/19/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have only forgotten one, and I think it’s because I had the next book scheduled. Mostly I pushed reviews from my tbr pile back to accommodate arcs.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      In writing them? I am ahead in that respect, I just over schedule time slots and need to bump things back:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about the Whispers. I just learned I am getting the audio, so haven’t decided which I will review. I was delighted about the Tucker surprise. Thanks Whitney!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee…I know. I cannot wait to devour them..I do love me some Sullivans 🙂 Oh I was over the moon about Tucker. I adored the novel, so a signed book and a total surprise at that..woot

  18. Kristin

    HaHa What a wonderful surprise. I don’t really follow authors :\ I know being a book blogger you really should so you know about upcoming books/ review ops/ giveaways but I just don’t really have the patience to go through 100 authors networking sites. So I would have been in the same boat as you.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I adore her and fell behind this summer. I need to catch up 🙂

  19. Berls

    Yay for getting caught up and back on track – that’s always a good feeling. I have had plenty of times where I had to move reviews around so that reviews I had to do could go up, instead of reviews for books I read for myself. Too funny about winning that book for your review – guess it pays to be super responsible about putting those reviews up on Amazon 🙂 Have a great week Kimba!

  20. Kristin T.

    I got the new Lisa Unger book, too, and can’t wait to start reading it!!! I also have the Bella Andre books – need to figure out where I am in that series and catch up. I know the latest book just came out!

    Have a great week!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #45 (10.19.14)
  21. Amber Elise

    I feel like we’ve got the fall weather over here, but none of the leaves are turning pretty colors! It’s like they go from green to yellow to ground overnight! :/

    Good job reading a book a day, I wish I could stay that focused for so long!

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Bummer on no color changes Amber. Sometimes it happens here as well.

  22. Leeanna

    I have reviews from a couple of years ago that I haven’t posted ><. I like to have a backlog, but that's a bit ridiculous. I don't want to post reviews every single day though, so some will likely never see the light of day.

    I hope you keep up reading a book a day! Always fun to do that.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, yeah I have 3 weeks out scheduled and complete and then some in draft ready to go for emergency..but years old..no.

  23. Tressa

    I’m going to go and check out a few of your reviews. I’m curious about a few you have coming up this week too. I hope it’s a great week!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #85
  24. Kathy

    Good to hear that you now have time for yourself. I don’t have a problem with the schedule of my reviews. My main problem is writing them up before moving on to another book lol. But now I try to write up notes as I go to help me write up the reviews faster. You read a lot of good books and now have some new ones that look really good. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 25
    • kimbacaffeinate

      On that I am anal. I usually write them up within two days.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do that too, but these are scheduled posts I keep pushing back..LOL

  25. Fay

    Wowza you are one busy but organised lady! I am loving this post as there is so much going on but so easy to navigate through and what great books you have too. I am on my way over to sign up for the Holiday Read-a-thon – hopefully I am not working during as I have some books that seriously need dusting off!

    Fay recently posted: #IMWAYR
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Fay. I try 🙂 So glad you are signing up for the thon. We had such fun last year 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It’s like laundry though. You are caught up today but there is more tomorrow!