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I cannot believe it is mid-July already! Summer needs to start getting lazy and slow down. Well, I ended up with Bronchitis and my cough is beginning to loosen. I took a few days off from watching the Royals and that really helped. Nights are still crap with coughing and drainage. Ugh. Our son and his girlfriend got their first apartment this weekend and we are officially empty nesters. Now to convince Mr. Caffeinated we need to downsize. We went car hunting and ended up getting a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited. It is a nice ride, but we were both wiped out after spending the afternoon at the dealers. I’ve picked up some awesome reads this week and look forward to devouring them and sharing my thoughts. Stay Caffeinated!
Last Week on the Blog
- Part-Time Lover By Lauren Blakely (audio review)
- The Body Counter By Anne Frasier (audio review)
- Nonna’s Corner: Preschool Fun (review)
- Good Witch Hunting By Dakota Cassidy (audio review)
- I Flipping Love You By Helena Hunting (audio review)
- Getting Wilde By Jenn Stark (audio review)
This Week on the Blog
- Baby Teeth By Zoje Stage (review)
- The Girl In The Green Silk Gown By Seanan McGuire (review)
- Nonna’s Corner: Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur By Cirocco Dunlap (review)
- Fallon By Louis L’Amour (review)
- Kill The Farm Boy: The Tales Of Pell By Kevin Hearne & Delilah S. Dawson (review)
- Born Of Darkness By Lara Adrian (audio review)
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A special thank you to HarperCollins Avon, Tantor Audio, Lauren Blakely, Penguin Random House Audio, Berkley Romance, Thomas & Mercer and Harlequin Audio
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I got the first Mercy Kaptrick book by Kendra Elliot through the Prime library and loved it. I decided I would read the series. The rest of the books are 4.99 a pop and I figured I would get one a month, but then I got a notice for a Prime Day, Kindle unlimited deal. You get three months for 99 cents. Hallie Edwards backlist is also in KU and I jumped at the deal. So, prepare as I will be devouring and reviewing a lot of KU books for the next few months. Here is the deal for Prime members: Prime Day – Kindle Unlimited $3 bounty
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I hope you are better by now as I’m a week late. I did a whole lotta cleaning this past week. It feels good.
I know! Summer goes WAY too fast! Sorry to hear you had Bronchitis! Hope you are feeling better by now! Congrats to your son and his girlfriend! Downsizing sounds great! Less to clean and maintain more time to read and blog [winks]
Aj @ Read All The Things!
Congrats on the new car! I hope you feel better soon.
I made my blog a Pinterest account yesterday, and your account was one of the first ones I followed. It’s helpful that Pinterest gives me suggestions for who to follow because I have no idea what I’m doing with that site yet.
Congrats on your new car! I hope you beat that cold soon and feel better.
I totally agree! Summer needs to slow down!!!!
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Bronchitis really sucks. The doctor thinks my daughter got pleurisy (sp?) from extreme coughing. Have you had that happen to you? Congrats on the new Jeep! That has got to be a sweet ride. You deserve it though after getting all your kiddos raised and out of the house! LOL I hope you feel better and enjoy those KU books!
Urg! Bronchitis in this weather should be made illegal! Hm… not sure how large your house it – but now our grandchildren are growing, we are definitely in need of at least another extra bedroom, as they now have a room each when they come to stay. I hope your recovery continues, preferably quickly. Nothing worse than hacking through a hot night… Take carex
Sorry to hear you’re still unwell, hope that bronchitis clears up soon.
Downsizing is one of our favourite hobbies it seems. There is something quite therapeutic about a good clear out!
Aww the kiddos flew the coop. 🙁 I’ve been contemplating downsizing, but my son & his friends are still over here a lot. I have the pool & good food. bwahahaha! Congrats on the new car. My son got a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited after he wrecked his truck – super comfy seats. 😀 HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER!
Yes, it would be nice if things slowed a bit. I do hope you are feeling much better.
We have been making small talk about downsizing but it is intimidating with years of accumulations. Enjoy the new Jeep. We have an old one that keeps hanging in… both the kids say they want it if we ever decide to get rid of it.
That is an impressive set of new books to read. I have my eye on Kill The Farm Boy.
Tyler H. Jolley
I’m so sorry you’re sick, it’s unfair to be ill in the summer. Congrats on being empty nesters, less to clean for sure, even if you don’t downsize. Double congrats on the new car. Isn’t it crazy how long it takes to buy a car? It’s like a whole day ordeal, if not longer.
Hope you feel better. Have a great week and happy reading!
Oh no, I hope you are starting to feel better! That’s awful.
I’m with you on the summer though – it really needs to slow down. I can’t believe it’s halfway through July already.
Oooh lucky you for having Caught in Time to review! Love that series.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I hate that you have been sick again. You have had more than your fair share of illness this year. How does the empty nest feel? I have about a year until my baby goes away to college and then it will just me, the hubby, and my 3 furry girls who are my favorite children 🙂 Have a great week!
Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest
I read I Flipping Love You closer to release day and absolutely loved it!! She is definitely on my auto-buy list now 🙂
Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. 🙁 That’s awful.
Being empty nesters might seem like a sad thing right now but you’ll probably quite enjoy it eventually. I think it’s natural to think about downsizing though – especially when you’ve got so much space now and not so much to do with it.
I’m just now starting to get back into the swing of things. I’ve got 9 reviews I need to write and I still need to visit blogs and get caught there. I’m glad you’re feeling better.
Eeeek KIll the farm boy! I am so curious about that one
Oh fun about the new Jeep and getting past the yucky bronchitis. Yes, the summer has flown by. 🙂 I have Caught in Time, too.
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Congratulations on the new car — and the empty nest! Luckily you have the Royals to keep it from feeling too empty. I hope you get over the bronchitis soon. You’ve had really bad luck with respiratory infections the last few years.
Anna @ Read and Repeat
Bronchitis? Yikes! I hope you feel better soon
A new car – fun! Fight or Flight is the one I want to read. Cute cover to boot. Enjoy.
Sorry you got sick! But I hope you like The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely! I’ve heard good things. My husband has a Jeep Cherokee and loves it.
Sorry to hear about bronchitis! But on a totally other note your book cartoon made me laugh so hard!!!! Now congrats on the new car and yes it’s exhausting spending time at car dealrship.
Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
Fingers crossed your recovery continues to go well! Bronchitis is a devil.
I had to google your new car (I’m terrible with cars) but it looks good!
Hope you’re over that cold soon.
Ronnie @ Paradise Found
Owlmen is such a cool title, it gives me chills!! Enjoy your new books! 🙂
So sorry about your bronchitis. I had it this past winter and honestly it scared me because I couldn’t stop coughing in order to breathe. Hope your continues to clear up. I got that KU deal about a month ago. I’m afraid I will forget to drop it when the time is up though. Couldn’t pass that deal up! Congrats on your new car!
That is how I am at night Lorna. It is awful. Of course the heat doesn’t help. I slept until almost noon today. We are going to help my son a little and then I am going to try to get some much needed rest before the Royals arrive tomorrow morning at 7:30
I hope your cough goes away soon! And congrats on the new Jeep!
Have a great week!
Jennifer | Book Den
Wow. Empty Nest is a huge step. It’s an exciting step for your son, too. I hope you are feeling better.
What a busy week! Hope you kick the bug for good soon.
I hope you feel better soon. At least you have some great reads to keep you company. Empty nester is quite a thing. My daughter is still with me but I am trying to do the sort/throw thing since we just have too much stuff. I just hate to get rid of good things I might need but I’m getting tired of moving them around. That’s one reason why I have embraced digital for books, audiobooks and movies so strongly.
I got a new used car this year – an electric hybrid – Chevy Volt. It is a lot smaller than my mini van but I’m not hauling around 7 Girl Scouts and all their ski equipment anymore either. It will go about 50 miles a day before I have to switch to gas. I’ve only gotten gas 3 times this year so far, the last time mid-June. But I’m traveling this week to see Melanie so I’ll have to get a tank. Anne – Books of My Heart
I have to chuckle at the meme you shared. I worked with a woman who would wear headphones with nothing on just to avoid interruptions so she could get her work done!
Oh, man. I am in total disagreement. I wish this summer would speed by. I am so over this heat. I always joke that I don’t complain all winter just so I can complain in the summer. LOL
Thanks for sharing!
I tried audio books a couple times but I don’t think they’re for me. Probably because as much as I love books, I also love music. I need both in my daily life so listening to an audio book takes away my music time.
S. J. Pajonas
My husband just got a new car recently too. It’s interesting looking out the window and seeing it in the driveway instead of the old car. Hope you enjoy your new ride!
In about 8 days my parents will be empty nesters. It will be strange. My mom said she wanted to get an inside dog – after 15 years of saying “I will not have any more dogs!” I hope you start feeling better! I had bronchitis and the flu at the same time in college and it was awful. Congrats on your new car! A Jeep like me!
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Awww…sorry to hear about your bronchitis. I hope you feel better soon! Also, it’s great getting a new car, but going through all those paper work for the car can be exhausting!
Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
Hope you start to feel even better. A new car is fun but can totally be a tiring experience. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
Enjoy your books and home alone
I have to check out that KU deal. I am on vacation in a few weeks and can’t wait! Glad to hear you are doing better too. I can’t stand summer colds. Have a wonderful week and I have to get over to your review for the week as I am behind on them!
Amazon.com won’t let me use the Prime Deal because I’m not in USA even though my Kindle library is from that site 🙁
I actually bought the audiobook for A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot on Audible. I better bump it up my TBR!
Glad that you are feeling somewhat better. I wish summer would slow down too. We have such a brief time to enjoy the pool, and it’s been crazy hot here but I can’t complain because our winters are so cold! Have a great week!
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
I hope that you feel 100% better soon! Wow for the empty nest — my son is only 10 so I can’t even imagine what that moment will feel like when he gets a place of his own. My hubby and I are in the process of car shopping as well. There are so many choices out there, it’s almost overwhelming!
I’ll be happy once we nearing the end of summer, it’s way too warm for my taste these days. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Car hunting sounds exhausting, but that’s good you got a nice ride now. Have a great week!
I need summer to slow down too but at the same time I am really looking forward to fall weather! I hope that you start to feel better soon! Have a great week!
Jessica @ a GREAT read
Sounds like busy times! Hope you’re feeling better too! Summer colds are just dreadful and wrong! Lol. And wow! a new car!! Bet that’s cool!
Yay for new reads too! Lots of new to me ones here except for Kill the Farm Boy! I read that one and quite enjoyed it! Very funny kind of read! Hope you enjoy all your new lovelies!
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I’m sorry you haven’t been well. I hope you get better soon. Coughing at night is so annoying. I have that often from allergies. We’re in the process of downsizing and it’s no fun at all, but we need to do it. Hope you have a great week!
there’s Christmas in July here, sounds like you got a nice ride
I have seen Baby Teeth around a lot this weekend on different blogs. Looking forward to your review. Thanks for the heads up on the KU deal. Have a great week and enjoy your new car. It sounds nice.
I can’t believe how quickly the year is passing either, Kimberly! So sorry you weren’t feeling well, particularly in this heat, and hope you continue to get better. Kudos on that new ride! Sounds like a great reason for a road trip for you and Mr. Caffeinated once you feel better. My son is 35, but I remember when he left home at 18, and moved to another state, Ugh…not fun at all for me(lol), but I adapted eventually. Hang in there and hugs…RO
Feel better soon, drink lots of fluids, and enjoy the new reads!
Jenea's Book Obsession
Congrats on the new car! I am glad to hear you are doing a little better now, hopefully soon it will be completely gone. Our son is making big plans to move when he turns 18, we’ll see. lol… Enjoy the new books and the rest of your Sunday. 🙂
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Suzanne @ Under the Covers Book Blog
I want to start the Mercy Kilpatrick series! I believe I also have the first book on my kindle, I just need to get started on it.
I’m glad you are starting to feel better 🙂
Glad to hear you are on the mend! I hope the cough clears up soon. Congratulations on the new Jeep too. Fight or Flight looks really fun. Can’t wait to see what you think.
Sorry your cough hasn’t cleared uo. That sounds worse than my pneumonia, since at least that went away with antibiotics. Still with the fatigue, but I can lie down without my lungs filling up now.
I hope it clears faster!
Hope you feel better soon!
Megan @ reading away the days
I hope your cough clears up for you soon. Fight or Flight is a book recently on my radar. Enjoy all your new books and have a great week.
Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks
Summer really is going too fast! Can’t believe you’re sick again though 🙁 get better soon!
I’m sorry you are still not feeling well! I hope it clears up soon! And congrats to your son on his new place!
Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Get better soon! How exciting that your son got his first apartment, and congrats on the new car!
Tressa @ Wishful Endings
I feel just like you with July already halfway over. It’s going too fast! Congrats on being empty nesters and getting a new car! I hope both go well, and that you keep well for a while now.
Anne @ The Reading Life
I totally agree summer is going way too fast for my liking. Maybe next time you can post a picture of your jeep? I’ll love to see it. I really need to get better on my ARC game. I’m literally not reading any of them. Have a great week!
Congrats on the Jeep! And yeah aren’t dealerships fun? *rolls eyes* Sorry to hear about the bronchitis though, hope you’re feeling better and having a snug, relaxing weekend.
Ooh Baby Teeth!!
JJ @ This Dark Material
I hope your cough clears and you start to feel better soon! I’m really looking forward to your reviews on Baby Teeth and Kill the Farm Boy. I haven’t read the latter yet, but I’m intrigued by the comparisons to Princess Bride.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Enjoy empty nesting! Hopefully you’re feeling better and a few days of Royal free rest is getting you back on your feet. I don’t enjoy car shopping so even when healthy I need a serious nap after! You got some great books! So curious about the Heather Graham. I haven’t read any Krewe books yet and I’m starting to miss them! Have a great week!
Ohhh, I cannot wait to see your thoughts on Kill the Farm Boy! I haven’t read any reviews for it yet, but it sounds so interesting, and very unlike what I’ve been reading lately.
L @ Do You Dog-ear?
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
Ewww sickness has been coming for you lately Kimberly! I hope you rest and relax from all the sickness and car buying. Congrats on being empty nesters. Kill the Farmboy looks good! <3
Oh, I hope you recover quickly, Kim. Summer is flying by. Before you know it fall will be here. I loved it when I downsized. Got rid of lots of clutter and it is now so much easier to keep the house smaller house clean. Feels cozy too. Enjoy those audibles. I spotted that Prime deal but passed on it as I have so many to listen to already. Have a wonderful Sunday:)
Hope you feel better soon
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I hope you feel better soon…you’ve certainly had more than your share of the coughs, etc.
Enjoy your empty nest and your books!
Aleen @ Lampshade Reader
Sounds like a lot going on. Sorry about the bronchitis but congrats to tour son. What an awesome new adventure. 🙂 hope you feel better soon!