Sunday Post #153 Welcome Spring

March 22nd, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 121 Comments

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My body is so confused. One minute it is warm and wonderful the next it is freezing. I don’t have any idea how to dress..lol. I finally listened to Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews and loved it, thanks to those who recommended it. This week Sophia will be two months old, I can hardly believe it. I have come to terms with the fact that I will not be able to maintain my reading/review schedule and spend the time I want with her. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as you will see more discussion posts and fun bookish things. Stay caffeinated, make someone smile and do a little something special just for you.

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  • The Dead Play On By Heather Graham (review)
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121 Responses to “Sunday Post #153 Welcome Spring”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too, and will look forward to seeing what you think

  1. Katherine

    I like your compromise. You get more time with your granddaughter and we get fun discussion posts. Plus you don’t tempt me quite as often to add books to my already ridiculous TBR. It’s a win/win! Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - March 22
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love discussion posts but have read so darn much there wasn’t room on the schedule…this should balance things.

  2. Christy

    I would totally ditch blogging to spend more time with Sophia too, and she’s not even mine. lol. Damn though, she’s already 2 months? I want to read The Martian bad. I listened to the audiobook sample and was bored, so I think I need to read the book.

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #119 (3/22/15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I never get bored when men read to me. As for Sophia..she is a time sucker. When she is here my husband and I just drop everything and play with her. I think as parents ourselves we realize how quickly they change and want to enjoy each precious smile. Yesterday I sang to her and she tried singing back it was adorable.

  3. Michelle

    Oooh! I’m so excited to see what you think of The Martian when you get around it! One of my favorites this year. I hope you enjoy your week and your time with little Shophia

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (146)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I remember when I listened to Girl on the Train on audio..it was addictive. Bonus was I listened in two days and my house ended up all sparkly clean.

      • kimbacaffeinate

        LOL, I was like co-blogger..What?!? Nope I just cannot possible review books 5-6 days a week like I was..so you will see more interesting discussion posts, recipes and book recommendations and tips.

  4. Tressa

    That random sommeecard cracked me up. It took me a second to follow it. Lol! I’m going to check out your review for Brenda Novak’s newest. I get you on the weather. It got rather warm, then cold, then warm again and I’m just in AZ. I hope you have a great week!

    Tressa recently posted: Weekly Update #107
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes that card made me giggle. I so enjoyed Novak’s novel. Hope your week is warmer 🙂

  5. Red Iza

    That’s just what I was saying on my blog, I’d like the weather to make up its mind ! We all love discussion posts and bookish fun, enjoy the company of the lovely Sophia. Wait until she starts wandering in the house and you’ll have to put every potential danger out of her reach – those are fun days :p I see you got The Martian, I do hope you’ll enjoy it too ! Have a great sunday and give Sophia a kiss for me 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right..it has been a long time since we have had to child proof our home ..should be fun! Yes I blame you..I had to have it 🙂

  6. Nyze

    The weather here is so unpredictable too. It was drizzling when I left the house then it’s suddenly sunny now. Weird. 2 months old already? I just commented “Congratulations!” when she was born like yesterday. Lol! Anyway, you guys have a great week ahead babe ♥

    Nyze recently posted: My Week in a Wrapped #26
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes we need to carry all weather gear with us..and dress in layers. Soon it will warm everyday and we will all be complaining. 🙂 yes two months Thursday..time flies

  7. Alreem

    wow sound like you are having a great week 🙂 enjoy your new books, I will look forward to see your thought on The Martian by Andy Weir 😀

    Alreem recently posted: IN MY MAIL-BOX[20]
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Exactly, it just means posting reviews 4 times a week instead of 6 and I get to enjoy her.

  8. Ro

    Wow! It’s amazing how quickly little ones grow, so it’s wonderful that you have time to spend with your granddaughter. Love the idea of discussion posts because it’s a great way to meet new friends. Glad you were able to get in a little listen book wise, and hope your week is as fab as you. Hugs…

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ro. BG (before granddaughter) I would read 3-4 hours a day) now AG I am getting 1-2 hours..lol but so worth it before I know it she will be off to kindergarten.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It does, that is why it is important to stop and enjoy the little things 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Megan, before you know it we will be attending her high school graduations..lol I intend to enjoy all the little moments in between. Glad your weather has been lovely.

  9. Tanja

    I’m with you Kim. One day I’m going out in short sleeves and the next I must wear jacked. I hope that this weather will come to its senses. Anyhow you’ve got some interesting books and I hope you’ll enjoy it. Great post 🙂

    Tanja recently posted: The Sunday Post (#47)
  10. Lexxie

    I would totally want to spend as much time as possible with my grand-daughter, too, Kim, and Sophia is just so cute 🙂
    I hope the weather will decide on spring soon, so that we can stop wearing socks, and just hang out more outside 🙂
    Have a fantastic week ahead.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am hoping that while we are in NOLA and Florida that springs settles in here. I want my flip-flops 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am enjoying it and yes I am sure I will find balance.

  11. Kristin T.

    We were warm here for a few days then got more snow! Having a big gathering today for our town’s St. Patty’s Day parade, which means getting to see quite a few of my nieces and nephews. Have a great week!!!

    Kristin T. recently posted: The Sunday Post #64 (3.22.15)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Snow..oh yuck. Have fun seeing your nieces and nephews!

  12. tonyalee

    Aww enjoy your time with the baby! I know it isn’t a big deal about schedules, but it stings when you are used to it! 🙂

    And I hear ya about the weather, some days are 20 degree difference!

    tonyalee recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up (51)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am sure I will find a nice balance with everything. I am truly blessed in that I love all aspects of my life..it is just a matter of devoting time to each

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh lord between her Grandpa and Daddy I feel sorry for those boys. LOL I am excited about Martian.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah we all have head colds here. I am just hoping we don’t see any more snow. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We have avoided spring snow thus far but have had it as late as May 2. Hopefully you are done 🙂

  13. Lola

    it’s the same here, one day it’s pretty warm and then the next day I am freezing and pull on my sweather again. I hate weather like that as it’s hard to decide what to wear. And wow I can’t believe Sophia is already 2 months. I am looking forward for the different types of posts you have planned for the blog!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #118
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think it will be fun too Lola and push me to try new things. A few days this week I started out in sweatpants and ended up changing to shorts.

  14. Stormi

    Hmm spend time blogging or spend time with cute baby…I am sure that is a hard decision..lol. Babies always win. 🙂 Hope you are enjoying every minute as they do seem to grow up so fast. 🙂

    Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!
    Stormi

    Stormi recently posted: The Week In Review: #30
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right. Yesterday I sang to her and she starting singing back with little coos and smiling. I just melt when I am with her. Hope your week is amazing too!

  15. Reanna

    OMG two months already?? How is that possible? Wow. Time sure flies. I’m right there with you in the “How do I dress today?” dilemma. It’s spring. It’s winter. It’s spring. It’s winter. Mother Nature is giving me whiplash 😉

    Have a fantastic week, Kimba!

    Reanna recently posted: Sunday Post #15: Has Spring Sprung?
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right…I start with pants and end up changing to shorts. Hope your week is a good one too Reanna.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Bwahaha…yes. I am debating the Saturday post. I may not post or do something different with it. WE shall see. Before Sophia I couldn’t find room to post all of my reviews..lol.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Catherine, Saving Ben is a new adult mystery and centers on siblings.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Angela. No grandbaby today..I might actual read..lol

  16. Kathy

    I can’t believe she is 2 months old already! Time does fly by fast so your cause for reading less is worth it. Have a great week with your family and your books!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up 47
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right, every time I blink she is bigger 🙂 When we go away I am sure she will change on me again. Have a wonderful week Kathy.

  17. Cristina

    Looking forward to The Longest Ride Film news 🙂 The trailer looks so good! I want to read the book before seeing the movie though… Have a happy Sunday!

    Cristina recently posted: Sunday Post #5
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I will have a blog exclusive giveaway for book and movie tickets

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Saving Ben is a new adult mystery for an author I am doing VA work for. I am reading it this week, and it’s available for review just see my Blogger’s Wanted in the menu.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, and before I know it she will be off to school

  18. Sarah

    LOL @ the move the body ecard.. so funny! I have a few friends like that 🙂 Two months??? Wow! She’s growing up so fast… 😮 I can’t believe how much reading you ARE getting done with such a beautiful new baby in the family 😀

    Sarah recently posted: Sunday Post #18
    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL I am not reading nearly enough. Keep in mind the books up on the blog this week were read back in February. I am usually done with the next month by now (April) and working on May..but as of today I still have 7 books to read for April and none read for May…yep she was a game changer 🙂

      • Sarah

        Oh I see.. hmm, perhaps you’ll have to arrange your schedule to make up for reading or think about adding a guest reviewer? I bet she’s totally worth the schedule juggling, though :p

        Sarah recently posted: Sunday Post #18
        • kimbacaffeinate

          If I scale back to 4-5 reviews a week instead of 5-6 I think it will work. If not yes guest bloggers would be an option.

  19. Lark

    Crazy weather, isn’t it? I’ll bet Sophia is just beautiful – of course you want to spend time with her! Family comes first, always!

    I’m totally failing the TBR Pile challenge (for a variety of reasons, including family time), but I’ll be signing on for the Clean Sweep challenge. Maybe it will go better…

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 3/22/15
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am doing ok and made my ten, but nothing like last year with 30 but I love spending time with Sophia.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have been sneaking out as well and have opened my windows every chance I can

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Bwahaha..yes me too that is how I wound up one-clicking the audio.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree Lorna..although it is like one of my babies too me. However I can still enjoy both..I just need to post more non-book review posts.

  20. A Voracious Reader

    I’m back baby! And it feels so goooooood!! 😀 I’m still under a fair amount of stress though, so I’m going to take my time getting caught up. But I am so enjoying being back at my own desk with my own stuff. 🙂

    I picked up The Martian ebook when it was either on sale or free. Can’t remember which. Looking forward to reading it though I have no idea when that will be. lol The weather here has been fairly nice. Spring peepers are peeping and the dogwoods are blooming. Enjoy your time with Princess Sophia. There will be plenty of time to read when she starts school. 😀

    A Voracious Reader recently posted: The Sunday Post ~ 85th Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, I am glad you have Martian and are back up and running. I laughed when i saw your update about the time thing..bwahaha.

  21. Ramona

    Many happy returns to little Sophia! Where does the time fly, right? 🙂 Your selection of books this week is an interesting mix… I’m especially curious about The Martian. Wishing you a beautiful week, lots of quality times with Sophia and no truffles. Hugs 🙂

    Ramona recently posted: #PitMad
    • kimbacaffeinate

      You never know what genre will appear here Ramona. Time does fly and I am hoping to take the scenic tour

  22. Angela

    That’s wonderful you finally listened to Clean Sweep. I loved it! I love the Andrews team, so I might be a little FAN ish about there books. Have a great time with your granddaughter Sophie. Kids are just so much fun and they grow so fast. When my son was born my reading went down. I use to be able to read a book a day, not so much anymore. ^_^
    Happy reading and have a great week.

    Angela recently posted: Sunday Post/BB&B #54 ~ Happy Spring
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am right there with you on the Fangirling. I have loved everything I’ve read by them.

  23. Michelle

    We had 4 inches of snow, thankfully it’s gone now but SNOW…On the first day of spring??? Get it together Mother Nature!!!

    I am excited about Clean Sweep since I failed horribly on March TBR 🙂

    Have a great week! and enjoy that baby, they get so big way to fast!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh it seems like so many of you got hit with snow. We were lucky and today it is going up to 72. Hey you have a week left to read at least one more book from your TBR pile..you can do it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am not going anywhere, you just might not see 6 reviews a week from me…instead there will be more discussion and feature posts weaved in.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do that all the time Michelle. Have a great week

  24. Lupdilup

    Life is short Kimba, and we must enjoy every moment we can with those we love. I imagine how wonderful it must be too spend time with one’s grandkids, a pleasure I might never get to experience since I had my only daughter when I was almost 40, and my daily mantra to my daughter is never get married until you’re a least 30 and don’t have any kids until she’s a least 32..LOL so I pretty much preach against my chances of ever enjoying my grandkids…lol

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL. I got married at 21 and was done having my children by the time I was 28. And don’t worry…kids do the opposite of what we preach.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I begin watching her four days a week towards the end of April, and right now we see her a couple times a week. She is adorable, but my hubby calls her the time-sucker because as soon as she walks in the door we drop everything to play with her.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right! So many awesome reviews. I am excited to start it

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Exactly Kate! We are going away on vacation and I just know she is going to change while we are away.

  25. Bookworm Brandee

    *haha* I’m having the same problem here with the weather! I can’t believe that grandbaby is already 2 months old! I’m glad you are going to give up some review time for her – you know she’ll grow up way too fast. 🙂 You have to cherish every moment you can. I’m looking forward to your review/product review of I Love You Through and Through. Hope you’re having a great week!

    Bookworm Brandee recently posted: Review ~ Coda ~ CD Reiss
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree, every time I see her she changes. Before we know it she will be going off to school

  26. Elsi

    Sophia is getting old enough for Pat the Bunny! Start sharing books with her. I keep bouncing from Texas to places in the North. I don’t think I’ll ever figure out when Spring arrives.

    Elsi recently posted: Sunday Summary: 22 March 2015
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh we have been reading to her since before birth. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We all have head colds thanks to the change..including poor little Sophia my granddaughter.