Sunday Post #300 Audiobooks, Sleepless Nights, and Thank Yous

January 14th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 104 Comments

14th Jan

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I have been deathly ill for almost 12 days now, even though I started antibiotics ten days ago. I’ve lost my voice and have spent sleepless nights battling fits of coughing. My house is a mess and my poor family has been left to fend for themselves.  I work, watch the Royals and then sleep in-between coughing fits. I haven’t even gotten dressed since Friday a week ago when I went to the doctors! I shower and put warm pajamas back on.  I haven’t been able to read a book as my eyes water and focusing is just too much. While it all sounds dreadful and I would gladly trade a week’s worth of coffee for a solid night’s rest,  I have escaped to the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles devouring audios 5 through 8 as well as Besieged.  This weekend I started the novellas. Let’s hope I kick this in the arse soon, so I can resume doing the things I enjoy like visiting all of you! Thank you to everyone who stopped by this week, commented and uplifted my posts. If I am not seeing marked improvement by Monday the doctor wants to see me. Ugh. I hope this post sees you happy and healthy! Stay Caffeinated.

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • A Treacherous Curse By Deanna Raybourn (review)
  • Iron Gold By Pierce Brown (review)
  • Where The Long Grass Blows By Louis L’amour (guest review)
  • Leveled By Cathryn Fox (review)
  • Artemis By Andy Weir (audio review)
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 New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

Me and Mr. Fluffernutter

A special thank you to Random House

I also deplete my audio credits on the Iron Druid Chronicles! (must have them all)

On the Blog
2018 Audiobook Challenge

March Take Control Challenge sign-up coming January 30th!

Totally Random

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104 Responses to “Sunday Post #300 Audiobooks, Sleepless Nights, and Thank Yous”

  1. Wattle

    Oh no, you sound so sick! I really hope you’re feeling at least a bit better by tomorrow <3 Although thank goodness for audiobooks, they are so useful when you cannot read. My fingers are crossed that by this time next week you're back to feeling 100%!

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  2. Geybie’s Book Blog

    Oh i’m so sorry you haven’t been well, Kim. Sending you my prayers and good thoughts. I hope you get well soon, my friend. Enjoy your audiobooks. Glad that you were still able to listen to them. Have a wonderful weekend. ❤️ #hugs

  3. Vani | Off-Color Lit

    Omg that sounds SO awful! I’m so sorry you’re unwell. After ten days on antibiotics, you’d hope you’d be better! Are you going to go back to the doctor or anything?

  4. Greg

    Happy 300!! And hope you feel better soon, sorry to hear you’ve been so sick! Ugh no fun. Hopefully this new week ahead will be better…

    Artemis I keep going back and forth on, so will be curious to see what you think.

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  5. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m sorry you’ve been so sick! It sounds like it might be time to go back to the doctors–maybe they’re not working and you need a different one. I hope that one way or another, you’re soon on the road to full recovery.

    Meanwhile, I’m glad you’re enjoying the Iron Druid Chronicles. They’re fun, aren’t they? I got stuck somewhere around book 4 or 5, but I plan to try again. I’m not sure if it was the book or me, and I had been really enjoying them up until that point. So I figure I’ll give that book another try, and if it’s still not working, I’ll skip it and go on to the next. 🙂

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  6. Jackie Briere

    Yet here you are. You are so dedicated to your blog it never disappoints. I love that about you. It is more than I can say for *I won’t mention names*
    I’m saddened that you have been unwell. I really wish you more health and happiness *care bears to the rescue LOl. Thanks for always having your meme up early even when you are sick and on time because this girl needs to get some sleep too and before I go to bed I like getting my link in early :p

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  7. Rachel

    Boo for being sick! You’ve been ill for a long time! I just came down with a nasty virus this Thursday while on vacation! I was okay until last night and I’ve been miserable in my hotel room all day. I hope we both get better ASAP!

    Yay for the Iron Druid Chronicles! I love that series! Luke Daniels narrates wonderfully, right? Hope you feel better, Kimberly! 🙂

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  8. Emma

    Sorry you aren’t feeling well. Is it this Australian flu we have over here that seems to be making people drop like flies? I am amazed you have accomplished as much as you have. I hope you feel better next week. x

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  9. Trish @ Between My Lines

    Kim, I knew you weren’t active on the net last week, and wondered if you were still ill. so sorry to hear that you are so miserable. Really hope you feel better soon. I’m glad you can at least enjoy your audiobooks. Don’t worry about the house and the family, they’ll be fine! Look after yourself and make sure you do go back to the doctor if you’re not better. Sending healing vibes.

  10. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Oh Kim, I am so sorry you’re still so sick! I’m glad you’re able to stay at home, I’m glad you’re able to enjoy some good audio books, and I hope this thing clears up soon so you can get some much needed rest! I bet you’re desperate for a full nights sleep! Love your random! I guess that definitely applies to you! Take care of yourself.

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  11. RO

    Dang it Kim, I sure hope you get to feeling better soon, and get your health back. If I lived near, I would bring by chicken soup, coffee, help for the house and hugs.. I really hate to hear of you being in such bad shape. Nothing wrong with February being the start of 2018 either! Hugs…RO

  12. sjhigbee

    I’m so very sorry to hear that you are so desperately smitten! I’ve been visiting this site long enough to know that you generally don’t stop for some of the minor ailments, so I know you must be feeling ghastly. I very much hope this monster soon departs leaving you feeling HEAPS better!

  13. Kari

    That’s really bad news to be so ill 🙁 Do you have asthma? I send good wishes for a speedy recovery, or at least the ability to read again until the meds kick in.

    Now you have me interested in the Iron Druids chronicles. I’ve never tried them– though of course heard about them. I wonder if they are as good when read, which I prefer over audio if given the choice.

    Take care, get better!

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  14. Jolene @ JO's BOok BLog

    I hope you enjoy Artemis. I liked it a lot. Not as much as the Martian but it was still very good. I put a hold on The Chalk Man at my library cause I keep seeing it everywhere! Hope you get some relief soon. Not being able to sleep is the worst. Prayers to you and your family.

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  15. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    That sounds horrible! I’ve heard so much about the sicknesses that are going around right now. You need to be really careful! Make sure you see that doctor tomorrow! Your Totally Random is so me right now. I haven’t gotten a good kick off for the year yet and am hoping to build my momentum so February turns out better. The Iron Druid Chronicles is in my TBR, I’m excited to hear you love it so much! I need to get to it! Feel better!

  16. Stormi Johnson

    Oh my, you poor thing. I hope you get to feeling well soon. Sending a prayer your way! *hugs*

    I have wanted to start the Iron Druid series so glad you are really enjoying them. 🙂 Thank goodness for audios! 🙂

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  17. Laura@Library of Clean Reads

    Oh, Kim, I feel so bad for you. I used to get sick like that until one year I discovered N’Acetyl L-Cysteine. You can get it off the counter at any natural health store. I never got bronchitis or pneumonia ever again. It’s the best kept secret everyone should know. I told my parents and any of my friends with a tendency to bad colds , flu and bronchitis. Hope you get better soon!

  18. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh my. I do hope you feel better. I was sick with cold and sinus infection and my eyes and ears hurt so bad, I couldn’t focus or listen to anything. It was terrible. I’m finally feeling better but this cold that’s going around is terrible. Maybe try the tessalon perles they have for the cough? Ask about them. I got them this time, and as I still had a cough it didn’t hurt my chest as much.

    Take care!!

  19. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I laughed at the idea of flu when I was young. Then I got flu. I didn’t get dressed for two weeks. I ached with awful pain. I could barely breathe. Day and night. Horrible.

    I sincerely hope you turn the corner and start to feel better today.

  20. A Voracious Reader

    I’m upping my {{{posivibes}}} to super duper strength. It seems like everyone around me is falling to this nasty virus. I certainly hope that you pick it up by the scruff and seat of its pants and toss it out to the curb asap. *fingers crossed*

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  21. Darlene

    Oh my, Kimberly! That’s sounds awful!! I really hope that you will have some improvement by tomorrow. It can take a while for antibiotics to kick in, or maybe you need something different or a higher dose. It’s tough to take care of the little ones when you’re feeling so crummy. I have the Iron Druid series on my Wishlist.. Glad to hear how much you are enjoying it, despite everything! Feel better soon

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  22. Samantha

    Oh gosh I am so sorry you are so sick.. That sounds miserable. I hope they can do something to help. Glad you are at least able to enjoy audiobooks. Hope you are better soon!

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  23. Charlie

    Oh, Kimba, that sounds purely miserable. I hope you go back to your doctor and find a game plan to kick the crud. Putting Vicks on your feet and covering with socks at bedtime should help the coughing throughout the night. Or you could do it during the daytime too. All during the holiday break, I never got dressed except to go for our walks. When I’d shower, I’d put on more PJs. I told my students when I came back to school that when we have a break I’ve realized the longer I stay at home, the more homeless I look.

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  24. Danielle

    My oh my.. you are having such a rough go! I am terribly sorry that you have been so sick. Hoping you feel much better soon. Glad you had a nice audio collection to keep you company. Take care my friend <3

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  25. Mallory

    I hope you feel better soon – I can’t imagine for frustrating is to not be feeling better. Very glad you found some good audio books to get into as well 🙂 I love your “Totally Random” on February… I’ve been calling January my Trial-Month 🙂

  26. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Feel better soon! I’ve had tremendously annoying sniffles the last couple of days, but thankfully nothing that awful 🙁 And I saw you have a review of Artemis coming up— can’t wait to read it! I really enjoyed The Martian, but Artemis’ summary didn’t grab me strongly enough to convince me I should buy the book. Really interested to hear what you thought 🙂

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  27. Samantha

    I hope that you feel better soon!! Being sick is no fun! At least you found a great series to help keep your mind off of it 🙂

  28. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh wow, that’s a long time to be sick. I’m glad audiobooks are around to help you read. I can’t imagine taking care of the little ones while sick though! I hope you feel better ASAP!

    That random photo is hilarious – and so true. January is totally a trial month for the year. 🙂


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  29. Tyler H. Jolley

    Kimba, this is serious! I wonder what you have. I’m sending prayers your way. Keep us updated.

  30. S. J. Pajonas

    Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick. 🙁 I had that coughing sickness in December and it was the worst. My husband just had the flu too and he’s taking a lot of time to get over it. This winter sucks so far for sickness. I hope you get better really soon!

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