Sunday Post #146- Snow and reading by the fire

February 8th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 127 Comments

8th Feb

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

Snow and cold temperatures kept me indoors and snuggling by the fire. I spent a lot of time writing reviews, catching up on emails and snuggling a cute little princess. It is amazing how behind you can become when you take an unplanned vacation from the blog. This week I also launched Caffeinated Virtual Assistant, and will use my background to assist authors. I’d appreciate if you shared or recommended me to any authors in need of help balancing publicity and writing. I hope you had an awesome week, some great weather and read something mind blowing. Feel free to share and as always, stay caffeinated!

Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • Maybe Someday By Colleen Hoover (review)
  • Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard (review)
  • Crazy Love You By Lisa Unger (review)
  • The Beauty Bride By Claire Delacroix (audio review)
  • Marked By Sarah Fine (audio review)
  • Hunting Ground By Patricia Briggs (audio review)
  • Gunmetal Magic By Ilona Andrews (audio review)
Around the Blogosphere
  • Holly @ Worlds Fueled by Love has a new feature: “Fashionable or Not?” Go check it out, she shares some great discount apps
  • Stormi @Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! with Berls @Fantasy is More Fun have an awesome event you do not want to miss, “You’re Invited!|Murder at the Reinhart event
  • Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous is hosting a the,  “LUCKY SHAMROCK GIVEAWAY HOP
  • Ashley @ Nose Graze shares news about an all new UBB plugin and it allows multiple reviews in a single post. I am beyond ecstatic!
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FitReaders 2015This week I only averaged about 4,000 steps a day, some more then others. I blame the cold.

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127 Responses to “Sunday Post #146- Snow and reading by the fire”

  1. A Voracious Reader

    Snuggling a Princess is the best activity ever. Ev-er! 😀 Oooh…Nonna’s Corner! I like! And the mini chicken pot pies are something I planned on trying this week. Glad they’re yummy! Hope you have a wonderful less cold & snowy week, Kimba!

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 79th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you liked the posts, and yes snuggling with her is awesome

  2. La La in the Library

    It was -25°F windchill here on Friday morning. I felt so bad that my son didn’t have a scarf that I cut the fringe of my favorite black pashmina, so he would wear it to school. Do I get extra mom points for that? Looking forward to seeing more pics of the cute little princess. I am curious to see what you think of Red Queen. The review ratings have been all over the place.

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #SIX
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe, best Mommy ever. Our schools closed on Monday because temps were dangerously low

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you joined, it is nice to have some accountability. Thank you, I am excited to work in the industry.

  3. Greg

    Congrats on your Virtual Assistant, best of luck with it. staying in by a fire and reading does sound good- it’s a great weekend for it. Hope yours is nice. And relaxing too.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #81
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Greg, we warmed up to 50 today, but still have tons of snow

  4. Lark

    I saw your announcement of the virtual assistant business. That is such a great idea for you! And I can just picture you snuggling that darling baby girl all week.
    I’m so excited about the new (forthcoming) UBB3! Thanks for linking – I had missed that one.
    Have a great week, and enjoy your new books!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 2/08/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Lark, the hubby and I lost our hearts to the little one 🙂 Thanks for your encouraging words and yes so excited about the new UBB

  5. Michelle

    It’s slowly warming up again here…after forcing me to leave the heat on several times because of freezing temps. I wish you the best of luck with your assistant venture! Publicity can be a lot of fun, I wish I still had that job

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (140)
  6. Berls

    Thanks for sharing our event Kimba! And about the UBB plugin – I had missed that, but I’m so excited. Sounds like a good week – any time snuggling the new princess is pretty great, right? Have a wonderful (hopefully warmer) week!

    Berls recently posted: Sunday Post | 73rd Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so excited about double reviews on a single post..I can finally do my coffee pot reviews again!

  7. Red Iza

    Busy week, but that was to be expected ! I included your add for virtual assistance on the bar side of my blog – I usually don’t post advertisements, but it’s not the same for a virtual friend 😉 It’s too cold outside to really achieve the fitness goal anyway, and snuggling with a baby is a lot better. Have a great week !

    Red Iza recently posted: The sunday post #8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe you are the sweetest. Thank you. I am planning to leave my day job to watch little Sophia in about 12 weeks, and felt this was the perfect time to begin this.

  8. Tressa

    You got some cold weather and we got some warm weather – warmer than I like it this time of year. 80’s in February? Not a good determinate for the summer. Looks like you picked up some good books. I’m going to be reading Red Queen soon and I’m curious to see what you think about it. Have a great week, Kimba!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #101
    • kimbacaffeinate

      80’s?!? I would have gone for a pedi and dug out my flip-flops.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah I love when peeps enjoy books that I did too. Happy Sunday Em!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      There are a few new to me authors up there, but maybe I will find a new favorite 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks and it is true when you are snuggling her nothing else seems important:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do, I don’t think we will see her today and it will be the first time since her birth. Boo. Girl on a Train was such a good read. Happy day Ee

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melanie with the XoXperts box there was a lot of new to me authors but I am curious to see what they are all about.

  9. Shandy Jo

    Snuggling little ones is the best activity. We’re supposed to be getting a bunch of snow today and tomorrow, temps have been up and down. Have a great week!

    Shandy Jo recently posted: Sunday Cup of... #5
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck digging out, at least it is a good excuse to curl up and read

  10. Lola

    We had some snow and cold this week as well and I am happy I got to stay inside. It did look pretty though. Good luck with Caffeinated Virtual Assistant!
    And aww that cat picture about coffee is so cute. I always drink my tea black, but I don’t drink coffee.

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #112
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Nothing wrong with a nice cuppa tea. I do enjoy some Earl Grey once in a while, usually when I am feeling under the weather. Thanks for the encouragement Lola

  11. Kate

    There was much flailing at Sass Central when I heard about the multiple review plugin. It’s going to make reviewing graphic novels so much easier.

    Have a great week xx

    Kate recently posted: The Sleepy Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo me too Kate. I use to do Coffee Pot Reviews and stopped because it messed up the archives, etc. I am still bouncing 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I haven’t really tired many contemps on audio and look forward to your thoughts Steph. Yes, they have stopped by everyday since they came home from the hospital and we love the invasion 🙂

  12. Reanna

    It sounds like you had a very nice, relaxing week. Mother Nature is making sure you get lots of baby time, I guess 😉 I just finished Marked and absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for the next book!

    Good luck with the virtual assistant deal. I hope it works out for you. And LOL at the totally random pic – I love it! Have a great week, Kimba!

    Reanna recently posted: Sunday Post – 10th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Loved Marked too Reanna. My daughter is off from work for 12 weeks and visits daily ..I am loving it.

  13. Angela

    Nice book hall. Congratulations on your granddaughter. They are so fun to spend time with and spoil. Well I have a 3-year-old and I love him to death, but I know his grandparents just love so much too. Good luck with Caffeinated Virtual Assistant. Have a great week!

    Angela recently posted: Sunday Post/BB&B #48
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are enjoying every minute of the time we spend with her. Thanks for your support. Awe sons are such a joy. Have a great week Angela 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Melissa, I have a ton of non-profit experience and my office experience should help not to mention 3 1/2 years of blogging and working social media. I am quitting my day job in 10 weeks to take care of my granddaughter so this was the perfect time to hang my shingle.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am so sorry you are sick. *hands over hot tea and a turnover* My phone logs my steps, but it is a good way to be accountable.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We would love to have you join, and you are more then welcome to combine it with Showcase Sunday.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Tonyalee, the review will be up Monday. Yes snuggle time is wonderful

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ugh, I hope the frustrations were too great, I enjoy Tucker. I am looking forward to working with authors. Thanks Sandy

  14. Holly

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Kitties in coffee cups melt my heart!

    Thanks again for sharing my Fashionable or Not? post! My second one went up yesterday too.

    Enjoy your week Kimba!

    Holly recently posted: Sunday Post #114
    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you loved Burying Water, I am anxious to start Becoming Rain myself and thanks for your enthusiastic support

  15. Michelle

    Unplanned blogging breaks can totally set you back but it’s totally worth it to snuggle with your new princess 🙂
    Love that you are going to help Assist Authors, that is an awesome thing to do and a great business to start up!

    Have a great week, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Michelle, it makes sense with my background to do this, and I love all things book related. Yep I opened up my email on Monday and have over 1,000 emails after taking a week off..ugh

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I long for my flip-flops and walks in the park Catherine

  16. Lexxie

    You’re so lucky to have a review copy of Becoming Rain! I can’t wait to read one, and I hope you’ll enjoy it. Your other new books look really good, too, Kim.

    Congrats on launching your virtual assistant! I hope you’ll get lots of clients 🙂

    I agree, the new UBB looks great. When I read short-stories or novellas, I don’t always feel like one story per post is a full post, not enough to say about it… And the same for DNF reviews. I can’t wait to have more freedom with that.

    Have a fantastic week, Kim. Hopefully, it will become a little bit warmer 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I used to do Coffee Pot Reviews of multiple books particularly novellas so I am beyond excited Lexxie. I am looking forward to helping authors, thanks so much

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope it is good Glass, I adore Tucker. Thank you I am excited to begin this venture

  17. Ramona

    Ooh, I can’t wait for your review of the Red Queen!!! And your assistance program sounds like a great idea! Wishing you good luck & I’ll be sure to spread the word. Have a lovely Sunday!

    Ramona recently posted: Why Women Read More Than Men
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks for spreading the word, I am excited to bring my skills to the table and uplift some authors. Red Queen is on Monday 🙂 that cover is so gorgeous 🙂

  18. Mandy

    Good thing you didn’t let all the cold get you down. I’m in on the west coast it’s not been to bad this winter. Looks like you had a great week bunch of awesome books. Looking forward to seeing what you thought of Red Queen I’m almost done and really enjoying it. Thank’s so much for hosting. love this weekly. Have a great week.

    Mandy recently posted: The Sunday Post
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is times like this I miss Florida and Virginia Beach. My Dad tells me the temps there and I just groan. Glad you are enjoying Red Queen.

  19. Katherine

    Snuggling with the baby by the fire sounds like the way to spend a week! When the Tornado was a baby I spent so much time snuggling with him and then I blinked and he was 5 and I don’t regret any part of all that snuggling! Look forward to your review of the Red Queen. That’s a book that I’ve seen everywhere but haven’t heard that much about yet. Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - February 8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      That is so true, my hubby and I really slow down and enjoy every moment of our granddaughter and I think it’s because we know how quickly they change and grow up

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Awe thanks Ann, I am hoping to bring my passion and love of books to the job.

  20. Kristin T.

    Snuggling with your princess by the fire sounds like a great way to spend the week!!! We are due to get another storm tonight…I’m so sick of winter and am counting down the days til spring! The Life Intended was one of my favorite reads last year…hope you enjoy it!!! And you still managed to get quite a bit of steps in this week – you still are moving and that’s whats important!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #58 (2.8.15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Life Intended is new to me, and I am excited. Yes..bring on spring I want my flip-flops and grilled food!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Grace, it was wonderful. Hope things are wonderful in your neck of the woods

  21. Kathy

    I love seeing your pictures of your little princess. She is so adorable and I miss having a baby around the house. I’m also a XOXOpert but I still haven’t received my package. I can’t wait for it to arrive! I hope we enjoy the new books. Have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 41
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo…so excited you are on the team too, I hope I didn’t spoil things for you. I got mine Weds, but didn’t showcase the extra goodies.

  22. Bruna

    Huum, looking forward to your next week reviews! Enjoy your relaxing time with your granddaughter – Congratulations, by the way, she is really cute. *-*

    Bruna recently posted: Sunday Post #3
  23. Sarah

    Your new princess is the cutest Princess ever. She deserves much snuggles. I’m reading the first book in the zombie series by Courtney Summers thanks to you. Enjoying it so far! Congrats on the launch of Caffeinated Virtual Assistant. I will gladly send any authors your way!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you for sending folks my way and I am so excited you are reading Summers book.

  24. Jan

    Have so much fun with the little princess! Such a great idea to create Nonna’s Corner. You will have many wonderful hours finding great books for her and reading to her.

    And such a great idea to start a virtual assistant service. That’s something you’ll do very well with, I think.

    Have a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Feb 8
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks for the positive support Jan, I am smiling over here

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Burying Water too Nereyda. Hope your week is simply stunning!

  25. Kristin

    I will keep an ear out for any authors looking for help. I can’t wait to read your review on Red Queen. That’s one that I’ve been interested in reading for a while now. And thanks for the shout out on the hop. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    Kristin recently posted: Sunday Wrap-Up #42
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Anytime for shout-outs 🙂 Thanks for spreading the word and my take on Red Queen airs tomorrow 🙂

  26. kara-karina

    Sounds like a lovely week to have by the fire, Kimba! :))) I’m glad you managed to catch up on all the blogging although I had no doubt you would keep on top of things anyway :)))

    kara-karina recently posted: The Postman Knock #111
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I want to be reading. I have spent the day commenting and doing taxes for the entire family. My bottom hurts from sitting:(

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Totally new to me, but excited. I am glad you love her. This is book three, can I dive right in?

      • Braine

        That would be book 2. It’s a duology, & you have to read the Deceptive Innocence first otherwise it won’t make much sense & you’ll be missing out on a lot.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks for passing on my info. I appreciate it. I am over the moon excited about the new UBB. I miss my coffee pot reviews:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Bummer, why isn’t is always nicest when we are forced to be indoors?