Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sunday Post #45 ~sharing blog news and book haul

The Sunday Post ~ 45th Edition
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I cannot believe it is March already and the Take Control of Your TBR pile event has started. Be sure and join in the fun. We also have a Take Control read-a-thon scheduled for March 15th to 18th, with fun challenges for you. For the month of February I read 29 books. The Fiery Hot Reads for Icy Cold Nights was a huge success and I want to thank the other wonderful hosts. If you noticed the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge button on the sidebar, then kudos to you for your mad observation skills! Kimberly @The Windy Pages and I will be bringing you a month long challenge in May to clean up those ARC's! Deets coming soon! I hope you all have a wonderful week! 
Last week on the blog we brought you
This week on the blog look for
  • Requiem by Lauren Oliver (review) 
  • A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz (review)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson (review)
  • Bliss tour 
  • Ever After by Kim Harrison (review)
  • Coffee Pot Reviews: Down to You and Up to Me by M. Leighton (reviews)
Around the Blogosphere 
New arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe
For Review:


I Brake for Bad Boys by Lori Foster, Janelle Denison
 and Shannon McKennathanks to Kensington publishing


Billion Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
thanks to SourceBooks


A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
thanks to Scholastic Books


A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester
thanks to Kensington 
Gifted or Won: 

Every Other Day & Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
thanks to Egmont Publishing and Margie @Bumbles and Fairy Tales

Silent Cravings won from author Jess Haines 
I also won a signed copy of Forsaken by The Others

A Hooked on Jackson t-shirt from the Madly series by M. Leighton 
thanks to author and Krista @ Breathe In Books

Dalton's Undoing by Raenne Thayne
won from Beth @Beth Art From the Heart

Big Bad Beast from Skhye Moncrief 
won from Lily @Lily Pond Reads

Purchased:



Remember ''Peace, Love and Books!''
Link up cupcakes!!!! 

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76 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM , Anonymous karina said...

ahaha, I admit I did vote for you in that category, Kimba! Well deserved, because you work damn hard! Have a happy weekend and enjoy all your reads, darling! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Cyn said...

Awesome haul, definitely a few that I wouldn't mind getting a hold of! Hope you enjoy Fragment, I've been debating if I want to read it or not haha.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM , Anonymous Carmen B. said...

Congrats on your nomination! I voted for you ;) And also on your book haul! Nobody sounds great, and I really hope I'll get around to reading Partials soon...

I'm also curious about what you thought of A Conspiracy of Alchemists! I remember seeing it in tons of book haul posts back when it showed up on Netgalley...

Here's my StS post

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Another great week for you and collection of books too! :D I joined this week. I was able to get my stuff together today. :) Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM , Anonymous Catherine said...

Nice haul, Kimba! I've had a banner week, with 19 new books, many of which haven't been published yet. See the full list: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/sundays-weekly-book-recap-7.html

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous Raina said...

Some great looking books and a t-shirt? What an awesome haul! I've been eyeing I Break for Bad Boys, too. I hope you enjoy it. I'll have to watch out for the deets on the Cleansweep ARC Challenge. It sounds fantastic and exactly what I need. I'd sign up for the Take Control of Your TBR Pile, but with the schedule I've got (and brought upon myself), I already know I can't balanced it all. I love how you've setup all these challenges to help us become more organized, less pressured, as bloggers and remember to have fun. Now if only my memory would serve me better. LOL.

Congrats on the nomination.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:50 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Raine, this weeks Sunday Post is up if you want to link to that one. It goes live at midnight central time:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous Cricket said...

Great list of books, I need to see what you think about Requiem but I haven't read Pandemonium yet so I'm gonna hold out. :) but I look forward to hearing your thoughts on all the other books you've received Cricket@Little Library Muse

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Cricket!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

Interesting week coming up :)
And congrats on the nomination!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous Tash Mann said...

Wohoo congrats Babe. It well deserved. And ARC challenge exactly what I need. Well you will know what I mean when you seen my STS this week :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thank you *blushes* Woot! glad you like my next challenge :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Michelle the events have been fun. I really like these challenges and month long events. I will probably take the summer off from them and resume them in October again with another Fraterfest.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

Yay I just voted for your analness. lol. Fragments! Yes, going to read that one too.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Why thank you..i laughed and the hubs said they nailed that nomination..hehehe!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM , Anonymous Bea Connors said...

Oh, Every Other Day was such a good book! I bet you'll like it.



*looks at ARCs* I have a few so I have to sign up for that challenge if I don't get them done before then.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 11:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

yeah..i think we all can use motivation in that department :) we will have some nice prizes and challenges to encourage good reading behavior on your part :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Lovely haul! I'm sorry I'm only getting around to commenting today; as you know, yesterday was pretty swamped! I'm really looking forward to plunging into the Take Control of Your TBR Pile challenge. And I can't wait to read your reviews of Strands of Bronze and Gold and A Conspiracy of Alchemists in particular. Have a wonderful week, and thank you for everything -- your blog, your great comments, and The Sunday Post meme!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

no worries cupcake, we all have lives outside of the blog, and I know you comment when you can <3

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am excited about that one :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I will let ya know!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I don't think I've ever overbooked quite that much, but I've definitely overbooked for the amount of time I have available. Good luck and hang in there! (And have fun!)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Aww and yes in the beginning I made mistakes, but I now follow tough self-imposed guidelines, check my blogger tips and tricks it's all on a page link at the top of my blog. One of them is on organization and scheduling. Believe it or not I am done reading and reviewing all of my ARC's for March and they are scheduled, I just need to do my WoW posts for last two weeks of March, Sunday posts, Caffeinated Confessions and Blogger Tips and Tricks, I have one or two days still not booked where I will add my Coffee Pot reviews, and a personal review or two. It allows me time to comment and read my own books and arc for April. It took a little planning, but it allows me freedom to comment, accept an occasional tour, and I am a much happier blogger. Kaci set up Disqus profile, it only takes a few minutes and this way, people can actually find you and your blog. You should have a profile with a least your twitter addy on all commenting systems. I know it seems like a pain, but it really makes a big difference for interaction.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Kacii said...

I am the worst book blogger buddy ever! You've been leaving wonderful comments on several of my posts and I've had my head in my ass. Thanks for all of the awesome comments, and hopefully I'll get to answering them over the next couple of days. Have you ever overbooked yourself? That's what I'm doing right now. I think I signed up for 5 blog tours all in one week. And their all reviews. And I have like ten ARC's from publishers that I need to finish reading and write reviews for in the next month. I am never signing up for another blog tour or requesting another book again! Well, I'll try not to...

Congrats on your nomination! That rocks!

Kacii

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You too cupcake!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Naomi Hop said...

Looking forward to your reviews of Down to You and Up to Me!! yay!! Have fun this week!!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous Nick said...

A Corner of White looks like such a cute read. I debated requesting it, but then decided against it because I have way too many books to right now!
Enjoy your awesome book haul, Kim! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous The Bumble Girl said...

Yay! You received your books from Egmont! They're awesome! And I hope you enjoy them :)
Happy reading!!!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I understand, sadly they asked me and you my power of resistance is so low!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous A Belle's Tales said...

Great haul, my friend! Congratulations on your nomination!! *hugs*

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thank you, have a great week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Aww thanks Harley and yes you need to read Partials!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Lauren said...

Looking forward to your reviews of Requiem and Strands of Bronze and Gold! And I can't wait to read A Corner of White, I got that this week too. I've heard great things about it. Happy reading!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I hope it is good :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Heidi said...

Yeah, glad we made it through Fire and Ice. It was a crazy busy month. I am excited to see your thoughts on Ever AFter and Bronze and Gold. I am also reviewing a Conspiracy of Alchemists this week. Here is to a month of knocking out some books in the TBR.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh I loved C of A. Woot...to reducing and taking control!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jorie!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am loving it so far Mandy!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Looking forward to your review of Requiem! Also, not to add to your pile, but my post includes some sweet deals this week *wink wink*

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I saw them, and almost caved but i am trying to be oh so good this month while i Take Control of my TBR pile, so at the end of the month it actually looks as if I put a dent in it..then I will probably go bonkers and buy more than I actual read but for a little while i will feel in control!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Ohh, Jaclyn Moriarty! One of my friends is a huge fan and she keeps insisting I read something of hers. I probably will at some point. Also, I'm curious to see what you'll make of Fragments. :)
I'll probably be joining the May challenge as well. I'm not very far behind on ARCs but there are several I need to get to asap.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am looking forward to trying it and yeah so glad you will be doing the May challenge!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Jennifer Bielman said...

EEE Fragments. Hope it's wonderful. You are totally my go to person for romance. :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Well I am honored.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Dru said...

Congratulations on your blog nomination. Nice haul.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Dru :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I love her books, but haven't read Madly yet!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you too Lola!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I know! How can it be March already? Where did Feb go? Oh yeah...I was too busy working to notice it! lol Have a great week and I can't wait to see your review of Requiem! I'm dying to read that one:)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Aww, hang in there cupcake!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh very nice!! You've won a lot this week! Or received the winnings at least! I have the older of Jennifer Lynn Barnes' books that I haven't read yet and received Silent Cravings for review. Look forward to the next H&W Investigations book though! Very Happy Reading to you!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Jessica, yes it seemed like all the things I won came in the mail the same week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Kristin Clifton said...

I voted for you!! You seriously ARE an overachieving, crazy blogger!!! I wonder how you do it. You so deserve the nomination, if not the award!!! :)



Now that I work at the library, I'm seeing all those authors you read up on my bookshelves. It feels like I can relate now and I know what you're talking about, like I'm educated. You really do read EVERYTHING!!!



I love the Madly t-shirt, too!! Looking forward to your thoughts on Ever After!!! Have a great week!!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am jelly of your job, course i'd get fired for reading!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Anatea Oroz said...

29 books? Once again, you rocked Kim! I'm excited to see what you think of Down to You and Up To Me.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Saturday for the coffee pot reviews and eep!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Jen Ryland said...

Ha-- I'm taking control of my TBR by giving a lot of it away this week to a community book drive. And I'm trying to get into Strands of Bronze and Gold right now….

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

i loved Strands, of course i loved the creepy freaking original too! So nice you are sharing books

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

that is awesome, have a lovely week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous brandileigh2003 said...

I've heard a lot about Fragments, hope you enjoy it.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks have a great week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

My post for Conspiracy is Tuesday and thank you Carmen!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Victoria Hooper said...

Ooh I'm really interested in Strands of Bronze and Gold and in A Conspiracy of Alchemists, looking forward to seeing your reviews of them next week! Looks like you got some great books this week too, and congrats on the nomination! :-)
Have a lovely week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

*hint* I loved them both!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You will rock it, I am confident!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous MaryAnn said...

Great haul this week! Congrats on the win :) I hope you enjoy both Nobody and Every Other Day!! Of the two, I'd have to say Every Other Day is my fav. A Corner of White looks like it could be an interesting read. Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

Our STS this week

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks MaryAnn, and I am excited about trying all of them

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Kara, I was honored to be nominated.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said...

Love your blogger tips and tricks! Also, I've GOT to pick up a copy of Fragments ASAP! Great week!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I cannot wait to start it and thank you!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous MoniqueReads said...

Good luck winning the Overachiever reward, I don't know how you keep up with it all.


Happy Reading.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

It's called OCD ..i am a scheduler! Thank you:)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thank you ..i love hearing I helped someone:)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

You got some great books this week! I really enjoyed Every Other Day, it was completely different.


I hope you have a nice Sunday and upcoming week Kimba! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

good to know you liked Every Other Day, i was delighted to win them and you have a great week too!

 

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