Sunday Post #321 Sunshine, Iced Coffee, and Audiobooks

June 10th, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 147 Comments

10th Jun

Sunday Post

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Another busy week at the Caffeinated homestead. We’ve been enjoy the sunshine and I’ve been enjoying plenty of iced coffee. The Royals have energy and it’s a refreshing pick me up.  We are gearing up for vacation. Mr. Caffeinated and I are heading out-of-town the week of the seventeenth. I am so ready for the beach, friends and unplugging.  Remember last week when I had no new arrivals? They all came this week! I have an open giveaway in the sidebar and will host another on Wednesday. Be sure to check them out. I hope your week was a good one. Stay Caffeinated!

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (audio review)
  • Jar Of Hearts By Jennifer Hillier (review)
  • Audiobooks To Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway (giveaway)
  • The Accused Dead By Rhiannon Frater (review)
  • Fade To Black By Heather Graham (audio review)
  • The Outsider by Stephen King (audio review)
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147 Responses to “Sunday Post #321 Sunshine, Iced Coffee, and Audiobooks”

  1. Stefanie

    Going on vacation sounds lovely.I hope you have the best time. And thank you for the card love. I’m thinking about it although I wasn’t planning on selling cards. Now that I’m sewing, I think I’ll put it off another year because I have so much to learn sewing wise.

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  2. jorielov

    Hallo, Hallo everyone (esp Kimberly!)

    It has been such a long time since I could participate in #TheSundayPost! I decided to have a special edition this week, showcasing my joyfulness in being a co-host during #wyrdandwonder – a book blogosphere, bookstagram & twitterverse celebration of the world of Fantasy! I truly had an incredible May, even though it didn’t seem like it at first! I look forward to posting a bit more regularly now – it was a hard first half of the year. I am sorting out if I will write bi-monthly or semi-weekly posts – sometimes I just see what inspires me and I go with that kind of frequency!

    Speaking #JIAM – I am participating as well! My post is still sticky on my blog and linked in my footer! I’d be happy to hear from others who are as wicked addicted to audiobooks as I am stop by for a chat and see what your listening to this month!

    Happy reads everyone!

  3. Tizzy

    Great haul. Wild Hunger looks good. Glad you’ve been enjoying the good weather. Hope you have a fantastic holiday!

  4. S. J. Pajonas

    I’m late this week to comment! Busy Monday turned into a Monday evening without internet. Sigh. Glad it’s back. I hope you have a great time on vacation! I’m also looking forward to getting to vacation as soon as I’m done writing this novella.

  5. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    My vacation will come the end of July when I go to Literary Lovers Savannah. I am taking a couple days around the 4th, but I’m bad about taking days off. I’m on a new diet, so the prepackaged iced coffee I was drinking is now off limits, so I made a nice replacement that seems to be working well. I just can’t drink hot drinks. I’m an iced drink kind of girl, even in the winter!

  6. Bookworm Brandee

    Almost snorted coffee out my nose when I read the quote about not being able to make everyone happy because I’m not coffee. LOL Glad you’re enjoying some sunshine, iced coffee, and those adorable Royals! And a beach vacation sounds incredible. It’s been a wild ride over the last several weeks for me – getting kiddos off for the summer endeavors, traveling to get them there…*sigh* I’m tired and summer hasn’t even started! I hope you have a wonderful week! Oooh, and I just finished I Flipping Love You. I flipping loved it! 😉

    • Kimberly

      That meme is so true! I listened this weekend, and it was so darn cute. I hope you have a nice quiet week Brandee.

  7. Steph

    We go on vacation next week too – but don’t leave until Thursday. I can’t wait!

  8. MarthaE

    Glad you are getting ready for vacation time. You have plenty of good books to take along!
    Love your Random image – fun as always. Happy Reading!

    • Kimberly

      Thanks Martha. Yes, that meme made me laugh, but it is also a reminder we cannot make everyone happy.

    • Kimberly

      Oh no. I am sorry. With watching the Royals and working from home, I find vacation a must for my mental well being. It is so easy to work all hours of the day for clients and of course the Royals wear me out.

    • Kimberly

      Thankfully I have a good base from playing outside with the Royals (grandchildren) I tend to tan easily. My children hate me.

      • Anne Clarence

        Ahaha do they hate you because they can’t get tanned and you can (I get tanned super easily too, at least, after the sunburn).

        • Kimberly

          Ha yes, they both have light Italian skin and never seem to tan. I tan rather quickly and with zero effort.

    • Kimberly

      I am looking forward to it. We have trips planned into the city and to see some historical interests.

  9. Nise'

    A vacation! It is always nice to unplug. I Flipping Love You was a cute read. Looking forward to the new K.A. Tucker.

  10. Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

    Oh, the beach sounds like fun! I hope you have a good vacation. I’ve been thinking about reading that series by Chloe Neil, but I’m not sure if I want to. I haven’t finished Chicagoland Vampires, yet, I need to do that. Too much to read, and too little time to do it. 🙂 Have a good week and a great vacation!

    • Kimberly

      I’ve only read the first 3 Chicagoland books and gave up. However, I love her UF series set in NOLA, so I will give this a try.

  11. Angela

    Have a wonderful vacation. You sure did get a lot of great books for you haul. I hope you enjoy them! Happy Reading!

  12. Lynn

    Have a wonderful holiday! I’m already counting down for mine and it’s in July.

  13. Literary Feline

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach, Kim. We don’t go as often as we could given how close it is. I hope you enjoy all your new books. They look amazing. The Death of Mrs. Westaway seems to be getting lots of praise as of late. It’s hard not to want to read that one too! Wild Hunger has caught my attention too. Enjoy your week, Kim!

  14. Sophia Rose

    How fun counting down the days until your trip! Oh wow, yeah, you did get a pile, didn’t you. I look forward to seeing what you think for a few of those.

    Hopefully, you’ll get all your last minute stuff done and have a good launch to your trip. 🙂

  15. Berls

    Enjoy your vacation! I go on a fitness retreat on Friday and cannot wait 🙂 I don’t do iced coffee (no coffee for this girl in any form… yuck! I know, I know… lol!) but I’ve been drinking a lot of Iced Chai 🙂 And boy do I know what you mean about kiddos with energy! I’m so ready for my break and some time away from high energy kiddos. Love my job, but I need a refresher. Have a great week 🙂

    • Kimberly

      tea is good, and I like iced tea. As long as you are getting a steady supply of caffeine. Wait is chai decaffeinated? *shivers*

      • Berls

        Lol it has caffeine. About 3 cups of Chai tea = 1 cup of coffee for caffeine content. But I can’t do a lot of caffeine. It makes me jittery.

  16. Sophie

    I hope you’ll enjoy your vacation! God knows we do need to unplug from time to time!

  17. sjhigbee

    I know what you mean! Glad you have a holiday within touching distance – going away for a couple of days gave me a seriously-needed break from routine so I really hope you enjoy your vacation and get a chance to get lost in some cracking reads and fully unwind:).

    • Kimberly

      I am looking forward to recharging. I will miss the grandbabies but even Nonna needs a break.

  18. Pixireads

    Hope you have a very relaxing vacation. I have one myself coming up and I know I’m looking forward to the relaxation.

  19. Mandy

    Sounds like a great week. I’ve not started on the Iced Coffee yet but suspect it’s going to become popular as it heats up here. Looks like you’ve got a great pile of new books. I can’t wait for the new Chloe Neill book. I hope you enjoy your week. Happy reading.

    • Kimberly

      I still do regular coffee all morning and after dinner, but that two o’clock I need a nap wall is saded by iced coffee.

  20. Jolene Wilson

    When it rains (b00ks) it pours right? The same thing happens with me at the library. All the books I have on hold seem to come in all at once Have a great vacation and thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Ceri

    I love that coffee meme lol. I know what you mean about wanting to beach. The sun has finally arrived here and all I want to do is sit outside and read. 🙂

    • Kimberly

      While I spend hours outside daily beside a kiddie pool, it will be nice to sit and take in the water without disruption.

  22. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Your totally random made me LOL! And yay for the upcoming vacation. I hope you have a wonderful time!

    I also can’t wait to see what you think of The Death of Mrs. Westaway. Have a great week!

  23. Anne

    I’ve read or will be reading some of your new arrivals. I’m headed out for just a couple days now. Hopefully it won’t rain all the time. Happy reading and relaxing! Anne – Books of My Heart

  24. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    I am definitely ready for a vacation. I don’t have any definite plans yet but it will happen. I have the new Ruth Ware but haven’t read it yet. Happy reading!

  25. A Voracious Reader

    I hope you have a great vacation! I’m heading to Ohio on the 18th to visit my parents for a week. Then we’re going back on July 9th. Lots of traveling in my future.

  26. Lola

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying the sunshine! It sure seems that all the new books come at once sometimes. I hope you’ll have a great vacation!

  27. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh nice! I read Wild Hunger last month I believe and it was really good! I loved the Chicagoland Vampire series and glad to see the world living on in this new spinoff! Hope you enjoy all your reads and have a great vacation next week! I have a mini one coming up in two weeks and am sooooo looking forward to it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    • Kimberly

      Thanks Angela. I didn’t quite love the first 4 Chicagoland books on audio, however I love her series set in NOLA so I will try this new spinoff.

  28. RO

    It always seems like so much starts happening right before vacation doesn’t it?(lol) I’ve been doing lots of iced coffee and green tea myself, and getting it lots of reading in an attempt to catch up. I sure hope your week is amazing! Hugs…RO

    • Kimberly

      Yes. Lots of business things to get done and I will need to schedule the next few Sunday Posts for everyone.

  29. Rita @ View From the Books

    Have fun enjoying the anticipation of your vacation! You must be feeling pretty good about now. We too always lived within driving distance of the coast. Now we’re about 45 minute drive from beach here in Maine, but five minute drive from the lake. Hope to do both this summer– we’re still in the throes of old house repair, lol!

  30. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I hope you enjoy Part-Time Lover! That’s on my TBR at the moment, it looks awesome. I’m also excited to read the Chloe Neill one but I’m just about to start book 4 of the Chicagoland Vamps so it’ll be a while before I’m ready for that one… Although probably not that long to be honest! lol
    I hope you enjoy your holiday when it arrives. 🙂

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    • Kimberly

      Yes, Tucker is an auto-buy here. I am looking forward to unplugging. I love the Royals and the PR business but taking a break always recharges me.

  31. Melliane

    I have the chicagoland series to read and I even have a few books. I need to try. Happy reading!

    • Kimberly

      I listened to the first three, but it didn’t stick. However, I love her series set in NOLA, so I will try her vamps again.

  32. Sam@WLABB

    A phrase I aspire to utter someday – I am going on vacation. My last 3 “vacations” were used to move my daughter around. Maybe next year, we will actually go somewhere. Interested in seeing how the Helen Hunting book is. She is hit or miss for me, but I have really enjoyed some of her books. I hope you have a wonderful vacation!!!

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    • Kimberly

      As a parent of three I feel you. I am listening to the Hunting book. It is cute and my first by her.

    • Kimberly

      Yes! Most of my life we lived close to the ocean or in beach towns. We’ve spent the last 12 years landlocked and I hate it.

    • Kimberly

      I miss the days when it was only a five-minute drive in the car. Six-hours isn’t bad. We will fly this time.

  33. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Enjoy the beach! I need to get away to the coast, too.

    Your books look good…I also have The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and hope to read it soon. Have a great reading week.

    • Kimberly

      We are going to the beach, visiting historical sites we haven’t toured since our youth, attending a baseball game and more.

  34. Greg

    Ooh yay for vacation! Hope you guys have a good one when it rolls around next week. Sounds like you’re feeling a lot better, and sunshine is always good. It finally feels like summer!

    Hope your weekend’s going well 🙂

    • Kimberly

      I do well when the weather warms up. This is why you will never hear me complain about the heat. My joints don’t ache nearly as bad and my immune system gets a boost 🙂

  35. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Yay for a vacation! I hope you both have a great time. I’ve seen the Mrs. Westaway book around quite a lot so I’m interested to see what you think of it. Hope you have a good week 🙂

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