Sunday Post #302 Improvement as the Royal Princess Turns Three

January 28th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 93 Comments

28th Jan

Sunday Post

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I am still incredibly weak/tired and still have upper respiratory issues but my cough has finally broken and the wheezing has decreased. Despite wanting to do things, I am still forced to rest quite frequently as activity causes me to heat up and cough uncontrollably. I have damaged my vocal cord and sound super sexy! *winks* Today is my last day of treatment so fingers crossed I continue to see improvement and don’t relapse like last time. I do have a follow up with Doctor on the 2nd of February.  My oldest came and cleaned my home for me, and I am so grateful. The Royal Princess turned three on Friday. She is such a sweetie and cake was enjoyed by all. A special thank you to my daughter for bringing the party to us. I am continuing my audio binge but did manage to complete a physical book. Go Me! Guys, I have so many reviews to write, it is actually scary. I took notes on napkins, and scraps of paper. Stay Caffeinated.

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • Hard Wood By Lauren Blakely (audio review)
  • March Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge Sign Up (event)
  • Nonna’s Corner: Elmore By Holly Hobbie (review)
  • Tides Of Honour By Genevieve Graham (audio review)
  • Watchmaker’s Heart By Juli D. Revezzo (audio review)
Around the Blogosphere
  • Pierce Brown talks about the inspiration behind the Red Trilogy Saga –NY Times.
  • Google Play now offers Audiobooks. No monthly membership. A large selection priced around $10 mark, get 50% off your first audiobook.
 New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

A special thank you to Penguin Berkely, Genevieve Graham, Lauren Blakely

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93 Responses to “Sunday Post #302 Improvement as the Royal Princess Turns Three”

  1. Geybie’s Book Blog

    Glad to hear you’re getting better, Kim. I hope you will be fully recovered soon, my friend. Anyway, happy birthday to the royal princess. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Have a wonderful reading week and happy reading. ❤️

    • Kimberly

      Hi Anne, Yes the Royal Princess is my granddaughter. I have been ill all month and listened to 27 audiobooks thus far since I am bedridden… I am not overly worried but tend to be very anal and never have more than 3 reviews to write at any given time. I took notes something I never do, so I should be fine. I am not pushing myself just yet. Instead, I am curled up with a good book and napping the day away.

  2. Literary Feline

    I think I put in the right link this time. I felt bad last week, having put in the wrong one. I am sorry to hear you are still feeling sickly, Kim. It’s just awful, this virus going around. I hope you are feeling completely better soon. I am so glad your family has been there for you. It can’t be easy for you. Happy Birthday to the Royal Princess. Three is such a great age. 🙂 Take care of yourself!

    Literary Feline recently posted: Weekly Mews: New Books & Buzzing with Busy-ness
  3. Kristin @ Addicted to HEA

    You ALWAYS had the “sexy” voice thing. I’m not sure anyone can handle more of that from you!!! And no, I’m not trying to be pervy… I just am 😛

    Don’t sweat the reviews, you’ll get them done eventually. What I do to refresh myself when my notes suck is to re-read (or listen in your case) to the end and then skim around a bit. The story comes back surprisingly well when you read the ending again. That’s one positive about eBooks… highlighting like a fiend 🙂

    Hang in there, girl. You’re still in my thoughts. HUG!!

  4. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    Promises to Keep looks interesting. I’m so glad you’re finally getting a little better. I hope this week shows more improvement. I’m sure you’re so sick of being sick! Good thing your family is close too!

  5. Mallory

    I have to check out the Pierce Brown article – I just picked up the first book tonight and am soo looking forward to it! I also read “Most Likely to Score” the other week, the dialogue was great and I can see it being an awesome audiobook.

    Happy to hear you’re finally on the mend! 🙂 Good luck with your review back-log!

    Mallory recently posted: Review: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland
  6. Greg

    Aw glad you’re feeling better, slowly but surely. Hang in there and stay warm! Happy birthday to the princess. 🙂

    Have a super week, get well and hopefully by next time you’re feeling a LOT better!!!

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #230
  7. Michelle Gilmore

    I’m glad you are feeling a bit better! I hope you continue to do so. And happy belated birthday to the princess!

    I’ll have to see if I can get google play on my phone, I love cheap audios but only if they are convenient, lol.

    Michelle Gilmore recently posted: Sunday Post #282
  8. Sam@WLABB

    So sorry to hear you are still unwell. Sending lots of healing vibes your way. That was very sweet of your daughter to clean you home (you raised her well). The princess is absolutely precious! Fell better (and try not to think of all those reviews)!

    Sam@WLABB recently posted: Sundays with Sam - The Sunday Post
  9. Emma Littlefield

    Glad you’re feeling better and long may it continue. Lovely of your daughter to come and clean for you. That must have made a huge difference.

  10. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    I’m glad you’re finally feeling better, Kim! And I send you all the vibes for a continued recovery once you stop your treatment.
    I can’t believe the royal princess is three already! She’s the cutest, and I’m glad you were able to celebrate with her 🙂
    Have a wonderful week ahead, keep improving your health, and happy review-writing, you sexy thing 😉

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted: Weekend Wrap-up #222 – How did the first month of 2018 go so fast?
  11. Jenea's Book Obsession

    You and you sexy voice! I’m happy to hear that are feeling even a little bit better but I hope you kick this awful thing soon. Don’t worry bout that reviews, you’ll get them done.. {Hugs}

    Happy birthday to your granddaughter!!!

    Jenea's Book Obsession recently posted: Sunday Post #28
  12. Kari @ Kari Reads and Writes

    Ah, what a beautiful little girl! She truly looks like a princess with her cake.

    I do hope you are able to bounce back sooner rather than later, and not because of the blog. Yes, it’s important to you– and your readers love it, but your health comes first! 🙂

    Here’s to a better week ahead!!

    Kari @ Kari Reads and Writes recently posted: A Week of Bookish Days- 1/26/18
  13. Daniela Ark

    Your grace the Royal Princess is just SO CUTE!!! God bless her!

    Oh no Kim! I was assuming you were feeling much better! Sorry to hear you are still sick and feeling weak and tired 🙁 But hey! kudos for looking at the upside! That sexy voice! Hope you get better soon! Fingers crossed!

    Daniela Ark recently posted: What’s Scheming? Love!
  14. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I am on the same boat, although I’m not sick… But just tired all the time, and pretty discouraged from blogging. Winter is a hard time, isn’t it.
    Oh my gosh, I hope your vocal cords will be fine in the long run? Although sounding sexy is also acceptable, hehe 😀 I hope it doesn’t hurt?
    Here’s to hoping you’ll be all better in the next Sunday update! Thank you for hosting these. You are COOL.
    P.S. That birthday photo is just so cute 🙂

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks recently posted: How Do I Write A Proper Review Policy?
  15. Karen Blue

    Kimberly I hope you feel better soon. I hate to hear that you are sick with all the things you do. I hope the coughing stops. I know that can be very painful after a few days.
    Sophia is getting so big! Three already? WOW! Time is flying by.
    I hope you feel better soon. Have a good week!

    Karen Blue recently posted: Weekly Wrap Up #156 ~ I’m so far behind
  16. Suzanne

    I’m glad you’re finally starting to feel a little better but I just feel horrible that it has taken a month to get to this point. I really hope the rest of your recovery is speedy. Happy Birthday to your little Princess. 3 is such a fun age.

  17. Charlie

    Glad to hear you’re doing better! Hopefully by this time next week you are fully restored. That was so nice of your kid to come clean your house. I can’t believe the Princess is three already!

    Charlie recently posted: Sunday Post ~ Feel the Burn
  18. Mary

    Happy Birthday to your little one! Time goes by so fast!
    Glad you are feeling better!


  19. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    Kimba, I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, and for so long! But fingers crossed that the tide has turned and you will continue to get better from here on.

    The Princess is utterly adorable (and very photogenic—I always love your photos of both Royals.) Happy birthday to her! I’m glad your daughter was able to bring the party to you, and also clean house for you.

    Enjoy your new books! Looks like several of us got The Other Lady Vanishes this week. I guess they must have done a round of approvals. 🙂

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Sunday Post – 1/28/2018
  20. Mandy Sickle

    I’m glad to hear that you are getting better. Seems to be going around everyone seems to be sick recently. Sending good juju’s to a speedy recovery. Wow, I can’t believe she’s already 3. They are growing up so quick!!! That’s awesome that they are able to come to you and you have so much time to spend with your grandkids. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading!!! I can’t wait for March this year I’m going to read only review books….I say every year lol.

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  21. Danielle Nolan

    Happy 3rd Birthday to the Princess. Love the picture I am awfully sorry to see you are still battling this. That concerns me. I hope that by your appointment, there is much more progress. In the meantime, happy you are resting and that you had some help with the house. Take care – xx

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  22. Jolene

    My daughter turned 16 on Friday! She got her drivers license on Saturday. Yikes!!! Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Spring is just a few weeks away right?

    Jolene recently posted: Weekend Wrap Up #23
  23. sjhigbee

    I’m delighted to hear you are improving, though you have clearly been through the mill. Do take care of yourself and try to fight the urge to rush around like a blue-bottomed fly to catch up, once you are back on your feet! Thank you for sharing the pic of The Royal Princess – isn’t she a sweetie? I hope your recovery continues and you have a better week, Kimberly:)

  24. Maureen Bakker

    I’m glad to hear you finally starting to feel a little better Candace. I’ll keep my fingers crossed you feel even better soon.
    Congratulations with your granddaughter’s birthday. It looks like she had fun.
    Happy Reading!

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  25. A Voracious Reader

    My *fingers are crossed* that you are on the mend. I know you have a ton of reviews to write, but if I can get through mine I know you can get through yours. And I do it on a way more regular basis than you do. lol Happy Birthday to Princess Sophie!! I wish we could see our grandbabies but my stepdaughter is being an asshole, so we haven’t seen them since Sept. Hopefully some day that will change. I hope you have a much better week, Kim!

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  26. Lola

    I am sorry to hear you’re still very weak and tired, but hopefully you’re starting to recover now that the wheezing has lessened. That’s nice your oldest came to clean your house and happy birthday to Sophia! I hope your next week is a good one!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #267
  27. Cricket

    I hope you get to feeling better soon, I have several family members that are sick with the flu. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

  28. Kathy

    It’s good to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I hope you have full recovery soon. I can’t believe the Princess is 3 now. Wow, time flies by so fast. I hope she had a great birthday. I’ll have to check out the audiobooks on Google Play. I hope you have a good week!

    Kathy recently posted: Nook Book Wrap-Up #1
  29. Sophia Rose

    Three! Can’t believe how time is flying by. Best wishes to Sophia and so kind of your daughter to come make your place shiny and clean for you.
    Glad you have our audios to entertain and got a print book read..
    Oh, nice haul of books. I’ve got Promises to Keep. The Other Lady looks good and I want to get to it at some point.

    Glad you’re on the mend and hoping you have no relapses.

  30. Tina

    Aw Happy Birthday Royal Princess! I’m glad you’re feeling a little bit better, I hope you continue to improve. I hadn’t heard about google play offering audiobooks for that price, I must check it out! I hope you have a wonderful week and that you feel better.

  31. RO

    What an adorable picture of the little one! I hate that you have to go through the weakness part on the way to healing, but hope you get through it quickly now. Wouldn’t it be great to clone yourself when it comes to having to get those reviews done? Feel better soon, and hugs…RO

  32. Heidi

    Well crap Hoping you would be feeling better. The bugs going around are just nasty. I am praying we continue to stay healthy. Happy birthday to Princess Sophia, it seems like just the other day she was born. Heck, it seems like just the other day my two were little. Feel better.

    • Kimberly

      My husband just finished 10 days of antibiotics and is going back to doctor tomorrow. I did 20 days and antibiotics shots. My cough is looser and wheezing is only at night now..but boy oh boy this stuff has been nasty.

  33. Tyler H. Jolley

    Dang Kimba! Damaging a vocal chord! That’s a bid deal, I’m so sorry. I have a good feeling about this, your kid cleaned out all the lingering sickness in your house so now you have a clear path to recovery. I hope.

  34. Stefanie

    I’m so sorry you are so ill. Man, this year’s flu is crazy. I’m glad you still got to be part of your granddaughter’s birthday celebration. What a cutie she is. Please continue to relax and rest.