Sunday Post #335 Scarlet & Gold

September 23rd, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 73 Comments

23rd Sep

Sunday Post

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We got our flu shot on Wednesday. Thursday by mid-morning I was dying with flu like symptoms. I thought it was the flu shot, but the little Prince became sick too, so we caught some kind of bug. While I recovered in twenty-four hours he did not. Poor little guy. Other than that it was a pretty uneventful week. Reading, sleeping, Royals and coffee. Hope the week ahead rocks for you. Stay Caffeinated!

 Last Week on the Blog
 This Week on the Blog
  • Hot Winter Nights By Jill Shalvis (review)
  • Hidden By Rebecca Zanetti (review)
  • HoHoHo Readathon Sign-Up Post (event)
  • Once Upon a Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely (audio review)
  • The Witch Of Willow Hall By Hester Fox (review)
  • Summer Knight By Jim Butcher (audio review)
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73 Responses to “Sunday Post #335 Scarlet & Gold”

  1. Daniela Ark

    ugh yeah I hate that side affects of the flu shot I don’t get them but my kinds do. Hope you are feeling better by now! Goodluck with the Fraterfest redathon!

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I got the flu shot last week too and it did some strange things to me. I’ve gotten it every years for like 15 years and never had a reaction like this. I had a co-worker who had issues too. There must be something with the shot this year. Still worth it in my mind. I hope you’re feeling better.

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  3. Lorna

    Poor little guy. I hate to see little one sick. Glad you are all better now. I always wait until October for my flu shot. I guess so it will last longer? I dunno.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    You are just not getting a break this year when it comes to illness! I’m glad you’re feeling better and hopefully all the bugs will leave you and the Royals alone! Loved your review for the Heather Graham! I just finished Pale as Death and am really trying to resist picking up that one too! Hope you’re having a great week!

  5. Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m glad you’re feeling better and I hope you stay well! I also hope the Prince is doing better. This time of year can suck. My son has been sick since last Thursday. 🙁 I look forward to seeing your thoughts on Time’s Convert and Kill the Queen…both are on my tbr. Have a great week, Kimberly!

  6. Noel

    Kill The Queen seems to be getting a lot of love lately, I’ll definitely have to check it out!!

  7. ERK ?

    My brother caught the flu yesterday and I think I already am catching it ? I feel even more lethargic than usual. Hope the little Prince recovers soon!❤️

    PS: I hate flu ?

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  8. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    That sucks that you and your grandson got hit with a bug! I’ve been advised to get my flu shot, but I have been putting it off. Need to get it soon before no one has any. That was my doctor’s problem when he wanted to give it to me a couple of week’s ago. They were completely out and didn’t know when they would be able to get more. I hope that isn’t a common thing!

  9. Stefanie

    Ugh, getting sick is no fun. Sorry the little suffered more. I hope Time’s Convert is a good read. I’m a big fan of the All Souls Trilogy so much that I own them on Kindle.

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  10. Nise'

    Hope you both are feeling better soon and no one else gets sick. It is hard to believe it is time for the Ho Ho Readathon!

  11. Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

    I hate to hear that you and the little guy were both sick. I have been sneezing like it is a new hobby or something but it is just allergies. Nice new books. I hope to start reading Kill the Queen very soon and am looking forward to it. Have a great week!

  12. MarthaE

    Glad you are feeling better. Our office shared that 24 hour bug a couple of weeks ago and my granddaughter and I both had a bad day last week. Thank goodness it passed quickly.
    Your new books look really good! Happy Reading.

  13. Angela

    Nice book haul. I’ve request Kill The Queen from my library. Love the library! Hope you enjoy you haul. Have a great week!

  14. Lover Of Romance

    Its the worst to be sick right? I just so don’t like it at all. I am sick for a week when it happens so I do everything I can to avoid it. Hope your family is feeling better and recovered.

  15. bookworm

    Aw, I hope everyone is feeling better. Enjoy your books, the Christmasy ones look especially good. Have a great week 🙂

  16. Literary Feline

    I hope everyone is feeling better soon! We need to get our flu shots, but I keep putting it off. 🙁 I look forward to reading your review of The Witch of Willow Hall. I hope you liked it. I am looking forward to reading Time’s Convert. I hope you have a great week, Kim!

  17. RO

    Sure glad you’re feeling better, but hate that the little one is still suffering. What a way to start the Fall season, right? Sleeping and reading sounds like the perfect match. Hugs…RO

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  18. Sophie

    Well Kimberly we got our fair shae of bugs here! Glad to hear you recovered quickly though. Happy Sunday!


    So sorry you were sick. I had a usual week until yesterday. I was so exhausted when we got home I couldn’t even read a book, fell asleep with it in my hands. 🙂

  20. Sophia Rose

    You’re just catching everything. Time to beef up the immune system with more garlic, mom would say. LOL
    We had a busy week, but a quiet Saturday helped.
    That new Jennifer Estep looks good.

    Hopefully you’ll get another quiet week with no sick bugs in it for you or the Royals.

  21. Melissa (My words and pages)

    I am so glad you recovered quickly from the cold. Sorry Little Prince didn’t though. Hope the week keeps on going smooth for you. 🙂 Take care!

  22. Angie Elle

    Sorry to hear a few of you were sick. I hope you’ve bounced back now!

    I love the poem you shared. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  23. A Voracious Reader

    Bummer about the sickness. I hope the Prince is feeling better now. Glad the week was uneventful, for the most part anyway. Here’s hoping Fall will be good to us!

  24. Maureen Bakker

    Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. I hope the little prince will get better soon too.
    I’m super excited about the HoHoHo Readathon, I just love that. And since I’m still with maternity leave when the Readathon will be happening I hope to finally be able to participate full time.
    Have a great week Kimberly. Next week I’ll have a Sunday Post again too. 😀

  25. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    Sorry you were sick this last week.. I’m looking forward to the HoHoHo Readathon again. It’s always my favorite of the year. I like that poem, too. I think I will use the poem in some fall cards!

    Hope you have a good week, Kimberly.

  26. Tonyalee

    Bummer about being sick!! I’m glad everyone is mostly feeling better, though!

    Kill the Queen looks interesting. I have check that one out!

  27. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    Ugh! It’s definitely the beginning of that season. I always get super sick twice a year. Once in the fall and once in the spring. I still need to read The Discovery of Witches, but I’ve heard good things about her books. Happy reading!

  28. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Ugh. I’m trying to avoid getting sick myself. The weather is changing around us and that sometimes mean a chance of catching something! I take cold prevention medicine every now and then when I think my throat tickles in a way that’s not normal! Lol! Hope the little Prince is doing better!

    Yay for new reads! I loved Kill the Queen! It was a fun read and I can’t wait to see where Jennifer takes the series! Happy Reading!

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  29. Anne

    I got my flu shot Friday at work. I’ve gotten the shot for the past 20 years and no flu for 22. I hope you are all feeling great this week. Uneventful is good. Enjoy your books! Anne – Books of My Heart

  30. Lola

    Sorry to hear you caught some sort of bug. That’s good you recovered quickly, but I am sorry to hear the Prince was sick longer.

    Your new books look good, I am especially curious abut Kill the Queen. Have a great week!

  31. Michelle @Because Reading

    Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well and the little prince was sick! 🙁 I hope you are all feeling better now!

    We normally don’t get the flu shot but I always want my husband to get it since he has MS and last year got sick a few times. So I hope he goes.

    I hope you have a great week, Kim! Feel Better and Happy Reading! 🙂 ox

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  32. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    My great-grandmother was in her nineties and her doctor encouraged her to get a flu shot. She took the flu from the shot and died of it.

    That has always made me a bit hesitant about getting the shot.

  33. Kristin @ AddictedtoHEA

    Oh man, I hope the little Prince is better today. Well, at least you’re all better, huh? But man, keeping liquids in a little one is tough. UGH. Hope y’all are doing okay over there…

    Hope you have cool, fall weather over there now b/c I’m freezing this morning. Happy Sunday! Hope you have a nice quiet week!! btw… I posted today o.O

  34. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    So glad it wasn’t the actual flu! Sucks that you and your grandson fell ill though. 🙁
    Is it sad that I’m really excited for the Ho-Ho-Ho readathon this year? I think it’s because I have so many nice holiday themed reads to get stuck into but don’t feel I can read them until at least November! 🙂

  35. trin carl

    Thanks for the heads up on the bookish libra and her discussion on Why You Should Give Audiobooks Another Chance Even If You Think You Dislike Them.” Love, Love, Love audiobooks and I can tell you do too.

  36. Lindsi

    Thankfully it wasn’t the flu! I had that one year and thought I would die. Luckily, the kids have remained healthy and without sniffles, but I’m sure we’ll catch something eventually. Glad you’re feeling better!

    Oh, and I saw your comment about icons tags — I bought those from Parajunkee years ago when I had a book blog in college. I only recently stumbled across them when I retrieved an old laptop from my parents house. I started using them on my reviews, but then decided to make my own. I’ve been working on a new set for a few days now, but it’s finally finished! <3

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  37. Michelle Gilmore

    I’m glad you are feeling better, but I’m sorry the little one is sick. I hope he recovers soon!
    I share Fraterfest on Litsy, and I still need to sign up. I keep forgetting, lol.

    I hope you have a wonderful week Kim!

  38. Jackie Briere

    I have never gotten a flu shot. I’m a pansy, but I’ve never been sick with the flu or cold virus in years, and *I hope it stays that way* but it looks like you got it just in time. Sorry about the little one though. Aww.
    I’m taking part in Jennifer Esteps Kill The Queen blog tour on Monday. Nice book hauls too 🙂 I love seeing the Christmas books. Getting ready for the HoHoHo rat huh.
    Oh, thanks for the printable Harry Potter Bookmarks! I also linked to a free Halloween booklet you can print out and make. That is a beautiful random poetry fall inspiration. Take care.

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  39. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I hop the little Royal will feel better soon, Kim! And I’m very happy you only caught a 24 hour bug this time.
    Fall in inching in here, too, some trees are timidly changing colors 🙂
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading. *hugs*

  40. Greg

    Ack, sorry to hear about the sickness. Hope the little guy is feeling better (and you too).

    Love the Random quote! It kinda matches our weather, as we’ve cooled off quite a bit!

    Enjoy your weekend Kimba!