Sunday Post #268 Hello June

June 4th, 2017 Kimberly Sunday Post 79 Comments

4th Jun

Sunday Post

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 and 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

So good news first, last weekend was cool and we didn’t die from the heat. We were able to replace a part on the AC unit. However, it will be our next major purchase. You may have noticed I did not come back from my mini-break as planned on Thursday. Peeps, I need a powerful Gris-gris bag or something. On Wednesday we received news that a loved one had passed. Then on Thursday one of our parents had a heart attack. Thankfully they will be ok, but we were all a mess.

Healthy wise I was actually able to sleep in my bed during the later half of the week. I spent the previous ten days sleeping on the sofa in an upright position with a pillow wedged in my neck to keep from coughing. My bronchitis has finally loosened, leaving me with some ear pressure and a damaged vocal cord. I sound suuuuuper sexy. Bwahaha!

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge was a success. Thanks to all who joined in the fun. I met my goal and managed 23 books/audios. For the month of May, I read/listened to 24 books.  June is Audiobook Month and I have lots of surprises and reviews for you. I will be back to commenting and visiting on Monday.  How was your week? What was your favorite read this week? As always stay cool and Caffeinated.

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • The Garden Of Small Beginnings By Abbi Waxman (audio review/giveaway)
  • Owl And The Electric Samurai By Kristi Charish (review)
  • The Darkest Corner By Liliana Hart (review)
  • Joy Ride By Lauren Blakely (audio review/giveaway)
  • 2017 Audiobook Challenge Semi-Annual Update And Check-In (challenge update/giveaway)
  • Kiss of A Demon By Kresley Cole Robert Petkoff (audio review/giveaway)
Around the Blogosphere
 New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe


A special thank you to Random House and Simon & Schuster

On the Blog
Audible JIAM BANNER 2017
Totally Random

Audio Blogger of the Year 2017

This week fellow blogger, Felicia @ The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog was recognized at the Audie Awards in New York and received the  APA Blogger of the Year Award

Congratulations Felecia! Well deserved.


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79 Responses to “Sunday Post #268 Hello June”

  1. Katherine

    Wow! Sounds like a rough week. Glad your parents are okay, the air condition is dealt with and you can sleep lying down again! You definitely need a bag of Gris Gris or a spell to break the curse or a ritual or something! Have a great week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - June 4
  2. Greg

    Oh no sorry to hear that KImba!!! Sending supportive thoughts your way, and for your parent as well. All the best.

    And hope you feel better soon, even if you lose your sexy voice ha ha. Best wishes this week… take care.

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #197
  3. Literary Feline

    I am so sorry about all you have been through! I hope your loved one who had the heart attack is doing okay. And I am sorry for your loss. My aunt suffered a mini stroke this past week, and luckily got to the hospital in time for them to minimize the damage. She seems to be doing okay now, but will undergo more testing Monday. It gave us all a scare.

    I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and are able to sleep in your own bed now.

    I hope you have a better week, Kim. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  4. Tressa

    My goodness, Kimberly! It’s been quite a ride for you and your family lately. We’ve just been crazy busy. I’m doing some serious overhauling in my house and it’s a wreck and is taking all my time and making me too tired to read, which is so sad, but it also needs to be done and I’m motivated to do it (much to the children’s dismay since they don’t want to be roped in to helping). I hope this week goes well!

  5. Jackie

    I listened as well as read Cassandra Clare’s new Dark Artifices book #2 Lord of Shadows, It was excellent. I wish we had air conditioning. The weather has been pretty nice and hot. I hope for your parent’s recovery and am sad for your loss. Keep smiling

  6. Ardis

    I’m so sorry about the health problems you and your family member had. I hope you can feel better soon. Thank you for creating the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge. It really helped me to stay on task. You are a wonderful blogger, and I enjoy your posts so much.

  7. Lexxie

    I hope things will slow down for you guys, and that everyone will be healthy now <3 Your week sounds a bit hellish, thank goodness for books to help us keep our chin up, yeah?
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading 🙂

    Lexxie recently posted: Five Year Blogoversary
  8. Maureen Bakker

    That sounds like a hard week Kimberly. Sending you a virtual hug. 😉
    We came back from our honeymoon on Thursday, and I’ve been catching up on my mail and getting my blog back together. It’s good to back!
    Have a good week Kimberly and happy reading!

    Maureen Bakker recently posted: The Sunday Post #51: Wedding & Honeymoon
  9. Megan

    I hope you are feeling better soon Kim. Am sorry to hear about your loss I hope your parent keeps well. Have a fantastic week

    Megan recently posted: Sunday Post #43
  10. Stormi Johnson

    Man, you are not having good luck. I am glad the parent is okay that your bronchitis is letting up. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for audio month. I want to do something but will have to wait till I get back on the 14th, so maybe the last half of the month can be full of great audio goodness. 🙂

  11. Savanah

    This is my first time doing this linkup! So excited, and thanks for putting this together 😀

    I’m so sorry you’re unwell! It sounds like things are tough all around. I hope things turn around for you!

    Savanah recently posted: The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap Up #1
  12. Jan

    That’s a lot to have happen, Kimberly. I hope you and your family get through this without too much extra stress. So glad the parent is going to be okay and that you’re feeling better.

    I hope you can read and listen to some really good books this week..

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: June already?
  13. Lola

    That’s good new it wasn’t as warm last weekend so the heat wasn’t too bad. I am sorry about the loss in your family and that heart attack of one of your parents must’ve been scary, but I am glad to hear they’re doing well. Have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #233
  14. Sassy

    What fun! Sorry to hear about your coughing though. Not fun at all. Glad you’re getting better!

  15. Lark

    Kimberly, I’m so sorry you and your family have been having such a rough time. I will keep you in my prayers, and your parent as well. I’m glad that your bronchitis is easing, at least.

    You have several book reviews I’m looking forward to reading soon! I want to finish reading the Julia Quinn book and write my review before I read anyone else’s, though. I’m loving it, despite not being quite sold on the heroine’s motivation for one particular action.

    Stay cool and caffeinated!

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post – 6/04/2017
  16. Yvonne

    I’m sorry for our loss and for all you and your family are going through right now.

    You always amaze me at how much you are able to read in a month despite it all. Congrats on meeting your Clean Sweep goals. Hope you have a great week!

  17. Angela Adams

    So sorry to hear about the sadness in your family. Thankfully, the good news is that your family member will recover. I clicked on “the monster” book, and am looking forward to “Nonna’s” next review.

    Angela Adams recently posted: Summer Reading at the Beach!
  18. Nick

    I’m so sorry to hear about all the difficult news happening to you and your family this week, Kim. Sending you lots of love! I’m not sure if you know about this but there’s this Chinese balm that’s called Tiger Balm, that can be very soothing when you have coughs and want a peaceful night of sleep. I think you can find it on Amazon. It has a very medicinal smell, but it cools your throat area or even head for migraines, and is very effective.
    I got the new Kate Meader too and I can’t wait to read it!
    Have a better week ahead, Kim.

  19. Suzanne

    Yikes, what a stressful week. I’m so glad to hear your parent is going to be okay though. I’m glad to hear that you’re starting to feel better though and hope that you’ll have a nice, quiet week ahead after everything that happened this week.

    Suzanne recently posted: Weekly Recap # 3: Week of 5/28-6/2
  20. Anna Pittman

    That sounds like a rough week! I hope that everyone is okay.

    I finally finished Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde this week– such an amazing, imaginative author.

    Anna Pittman recently posted: Dear Sunday: Week Two
  21. Stephanie

    Oh man! When it rains it pours. Sending good vibes your way for all of the bad things you’ve experienced this past week. Very glad to hear that your parent will be ok!

  22. sjhigbee

    Oh no – so sorry Kimber:(. On top of you not being well, also… I do hope you start to feel a LOT better very soon and my thoughts are also with your poorly relative. Take care.
    While I’ve added my link, Kimber – please don’t feel you have to visit. You’ve enough on your plate!

    sjhigbee recently posted: While the Morning Stars Sing
  23. Mandy

    Sounds like it’s been a rough week. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I’m glad one of your parents is feeling better. I hate being sick but it sounds like you are on the downward side finally. I hope that things keep getting better for you. I hope you have an amazing week and it doesn’t get too hot. Happy reading!!

    Mandy recently posted: The Sunday Post
  24. Samantha

    Glad you AC was an easy fix. Sadly, we have to replace the AC and the furnace! Sigh. What can you do?
    Yay for feeling better and sleeping in your bed. Hopefully all of it clears soon and you are back to 100%. So sorry about the death and heart attack.. That is tough to handle but glad your parent will be okay after the heart attack.

    Samantha recently posted: Sunday Post: Summer!
  25. Karen Blue

    I am so glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Being sick just sucks! I bet your voice is awesome, lol!
    Yeah for audiobook month! I am hoping to listen to IT by Stephen King this month. I am really looking forward to hearing the story this time. I read it over 10 years ago. I hope you have a great week!

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #126
  26. Shaunesay

    Ah yes, the sick but sexy voice, I’m well versed in that! Glad to hear you are on the mend, hope you continue to feel better. I’m sorry to hear about your loss, and so glad that your parent will be okay! *hug*

    Great Audio book and narrator posts! The narrator definitely makes or breaks a book, no matter how good or bad it originally was!

    Shaunesay recently posted: The Sunday Post #3
  27. Rita

    Sending good thoughts your way, stay positive! So sorry about all your loved ones….

    Hope you feel better soon. I was going to comment on your books, but I think I’ll just say you have a good haul and you need a ton more sleep to keep up the frantic pace of your online work and reading– best wishes!

  28. Danielle

    Sending a nonstop positive and loving vibes. Very sorry to hear of the loss and many hurdles. I will be keeping you close in my thoughts and hoping June is a wonderful month for you <3

  29. Darlene

    So sorry to hear about all the bad news, Kimberly. I’m thinking of your family and sending healing thoughts and vibes. Your family has had blow after blow…stay strong!!

    Congrats on a great May Clean Sweep! It was good for me, and I focused on older ARCs that went by the wayside when I had to take a blogging hiatus. It felt good to get them off my plate 🙂

  30. Jo-Ann

    Oh dear. I’m glad your parent will be okay, in spite of the crises and I am so sorry for the death of your loved on. Take care.

    I’m a little late posting my Sunday Post, but here it is nonetheless! inspiration pie

  31. Kristin

    How much more sexy can you sound?!?! You sounded sexy before you lost your voice!!!! Jeez, your poor husband (wink, wink). On a serious note… still prayin’ hard for your Mama in law. (HUG!!)

  32. Laura Fabiani

    Sounds like you’ve had a rough week! I didn’t get much accomplished for the CleanSweep. Too many things going on in May and I just returned from BookExpo. Thanks for the reminder that June is audiobook month. I have a few audiobooks I want to listen to and June is the perfect month to do so!

  33. RO

    My goodness Kim, I’m so sorry to hear about everything you’ve been going through, and continue to keep you and the family in prayer. I’m thrilled that your bronchitis is starting to break up a little, but know you had to be uncomfortable. I woke up with a horrible cold, but I know it’s nothing compared to bronchitis. With all that was going on, it’s amazing that you were able to finish any books at all, so kudos. Sending Huge Hugs of healing and support for you and your family. RO

  34. Runwright Reads

    I only read one book last week so I linked my review. It was Hag-Seed and I enjoyed parts of it for sure.
    Glad you’re better. I hope you have a great week ahead.

  35. Dragonfly

    ugh Sorry I’m running so behind in my commenting Kim! June is just too crazy at home!
    So sorry to hear about your loved one passing and your parent’s heart attack! I hope they are ok now! Glad to hear the challenge was a success for you and so many other bookworms! [total failure for me 🙁 ] and that the AC is up and running and you are feeling better! You should post a recording of that super sexy voice 🙂

  36. Michelle

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending positive thoughts to you and your parents x
    yay for starting to feel better, being ill is the worst.

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