Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Sunday Post #58 ~sharing blog news and book haul

The Sunday Post ~ 58th Edition
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ 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. 
For the month of May I read 25 books, 24 of which were ARCs. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Clean Sweep ARC Challenge and to all the lovely hosts. This was a good week, and on Friday I got an ARC of Parasite by Mira Grant and have been deliriously happy ever since. I am reading it, but cannot post anything until at least 2 weeks before its release in October..eep. 
Last week on the blog we brought you
This week on the blog look for
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (giveaway)
  • What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries (review)
  • Down London Road by Samantha Young (review)
  • Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (review)
  • Big Summer Sky by Linda Lael Miller (review)
  • Bad Boys of Romance Hop (giveaway)
  • The Registry by Shannon Stoker (review)
  • Coffee Pot Reviews: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst & The Weekend Arrangement by Barbara Wallace
Around the Blogosphere 
  • Apocalypse! An eight day blog hop hosted by Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings, Maja@ The Nocturnal Library and Christy@ Love of Books. Starting July 13th they will kick off the event with a eight day blog hop giveaway! Join in Here
  • Candace @ Candace's Book Blog is a host for the Once Upon A Time Read-a-Thon July 8th to the 10th, stop by and sign up! 
  • Whitney @ She Is Too Fond of Books, needs guest bloggers for August since her brother is getting married. Can you help her? 
  • Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette is kicking of Zombie Craze 2013 don't miss it! Great books and tons of giveaways!
  • Jodie @Uniquely Moi Books is looking to trade books, go see what she has and check out her wishlist. 
New arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe
For Review


Parasite by Mira Grant
thanks to Orbit /Hachette


A Clockwork Heart by Liesel Schwarz
thanks to Random House 


What the Bride Wore by Jade Lee
thanks to Sourcebooks 


The Farm by Emily McKay thanks to
my friend Bea @ Bea's Book Nook 


The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon 
thanks to Bloomsbury USA 


Won/Gifted or for Review Consideration

Won Dragon Necklace and signed swag 
from author Cindy Mercury 


Burning by Elana K. Arnold 
thanks to Random House 

gifted from author Megan Squires

Purchased




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108 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM , Anonymous Whitney said...

Thank you for mentioning my call out for guest posters! Twenty-five books in one month is just amazing, I think I'd faint if I were to meet that number. Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM , Anonymous Lauren said...

Great haul this week! SO excited for Parasite!!! Looking forward to your review of Sea of Tranquility this week. :-)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jan and I am glad you were still able to post it!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You are welcome as always Jorie!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Candace!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous candacerobinson said...

Thanks for mentioning the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon!

You read 25 books in May?! Geez, I wish I had read that many. I'm not sure how many I have read but it's probably not even 20.

Awesome book haul this week too!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Jan@Notes from a Readerholic said...

You did a lot of great reading for May! Also great to get so many ARCs read. I'm finally getting my Sunday Post posted today (Monday). Still great to catch up with what other bloggers did last week and what I managed to do! I hope you have a good week and thanks as always for hosting the Sunday Post.

Sunday Post

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Jorie said...

Thanks again and happy reading! The Monday Post | Jorie’s Reads by StarryNightElf

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Pabkins said...

Yeah it always worries me when a book gets a ton of hype. I try to ignore it but its hard to get that out of your mind! You know how it is! So good to be back on my computer!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Dani, enjoy your week too!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I loved Newflesh so I am uber excited! Bone Season is getting a lot of hype and I hope it delivers!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Pabkins said...

I love the sound of Parasite - i mean and that cover - it is so awesome - you look like you can totally punch those pills out hehe. Bone Season sounds so good too!


I'll have to peep the Zombie Craze and readaton for next month!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

Looks like you rocked the haul this week! :) I don't recognize a lot of your books so I will have to do some looking up this week. Looking forward to your reviews!
Have a great week and Happy Reading!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you are welcome and I am looking forward to the read-a-thon too!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous Farhana said...

Thank you for the book info! The Once Upon a Time Read-a-thon sounds perfect for me! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Oh my goodness the Newsflesh trilogy rocked my face off!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Great books as always! I have Feed on my shelf! I really need to fit it in between review books! Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Libby, it was a good week, I will be having giveaways to share the love.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks, yeah so glad about the Bone Season, Registry review goes up on Friday :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Aurian, have a lovely week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am looking forward to reading it, thanks! As for the 25 books..3 hrs a day min, 7 days a week and it just happens..LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I love the All Souls Trilogy, it has so many elements and genres that I love rolled into one,

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you are so naughty, but I would grab that for the title alone! Thanks Jen!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Ali I am still grinning!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jenea, I bet you read more than you think!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Margaret and I am delighted you joined in the fun!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Oh no problem at all, I think its a excellent idea.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Ha, I try to read a min of 3 hrs a day and it just happens. Some books take me two days and some I devour in one sitting..LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too, between you and Lisa I had to have it.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

yeah me too and I am so excited Bea sent it to me!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh you saw Miller and Jeffries..i am so jelly!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Did you read her Newsflesh Trilogy? It is one of my favorites I love Grant and McGuire! It good to know the world-building is complex in Bone Season..but i love that stuff, I am really hoping its good and the break from YA will be good!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh they were both fantastic books!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Of course I will host more monthly challenges. I did TBR and ARC, so up next will be another TBR.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous libby @ Libby's Fun Books said...

What the Bride Wore looks good! You won some great items! I am a bit jealous! LOL. Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Yvonne, it was fun :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

it should be fun!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yeah..sweet! I hope it is a good as it sounds!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

yeah, someone had Bone Season last week and when I read the synopsis I had to have it..LOL

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Sally I am excited for both of those!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am still grinning about Parasite. Are you reading her serial under her real name Seanan McGuire? It's at Amazon etc. It just came out so I've only read the first installment and so far its wicked good. It's called Indexing.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Nyx @ Unraveling Words said...

Great haul! And you got The Bone Season! xD Looking forward to your review of The Registry, it's on my tbr pile. Enjoy your week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Brandi, the synopsis has me intrigued!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh me too Celine and so far its good. Are you reading Indexing? It's her serial under her real name Seanan McGuire. It just came out a week ago, and for 2.99 you get the entire series in installments. So far it is really good.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks sweetie and busy is good right?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Tabitha, I am excited about them. Have a delightful week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

After Newsflesh I was so sad, but I am loving Parasite so far and are you reading her serial (under Seanan McGuire) called Indexing? eep, for 2.99 you get the whole series and each week or so a new installment, so far its so good!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Neysa I am excited to read them both!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh thanks Blodeudd!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am still grinning like the Cheshire cat!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Aurian said...

Lovely haul of books! Enjoy them :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Well, my plan is to read it and write the review than make my husband listen while I talk about it and compare it to her last trilogy *a personal favorite* The Newsflesh trilogy*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ya know when they sent their promo letter it says book one in an exciting new series, but on goodreads it says book three, I am going to read it anyway but grr that makes me mad!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I so that on another blog last week and of course had to go request it on the spot..eep, It is getting a lot of hype and I sure hope it delivers! The Sunday Post

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yeah, the line-up this week is a good one :) Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am looking forward to reading it and next time you need to sign up! Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Glad you had such a good time and I am really looking forward to reading both books:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Pnrurbfantasyreviews said...

*Passes out* 25 books!! Amazing! I'm so glad you picked up Sweet Thing!!! I hope you love it as much as I did. I just read Andrea's review from The Bookish Babe and she hit my every thought and how much I loved it! Enjoy your week! :D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Once again I am in awe of how many books you manage to read in a month. Maybe I'll have to check-out your Shadow of Night giveaway. I read the first book but it was just ok. However, I am a firm believer in giving series' a second chance so... Oh and that's a cool dragon necklace BTW, congrats!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

For a second, I thought the cover for What the Bride Wore actually said "Bride Whore".... hehehe.
Anyway, the cover for The Farm looks so ominous....I've been hearing good things, I'm interested. Can't wait to read what you think!
Also, I love getting jewelry with books! That necklace is so cute!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

I am so excited you got Parasite, it looks so good! I can't wait to see what you thought about it!
Congrats on all the great books this week. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Jenea Whittington said...

I don't even know how many books I read this month. Maybe I should look. :) Enjoy your new books. I am really looking forward the release of Parasite. It sounds so interesting. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous laura thomas said...

Wow! You are a reading dynamo! I thought I read a lot:)
Great haul! I really like the cover art for Parasite. That alone makes me want it ad!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Holly @ Words Fueled by Love said...

The Farm intrigues me. I'm interested to see what you think.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Andrea @The Bookish Babe said...

Great book haul! Burning looks really good. I hope you enjoy Sweet Thing as much as I did!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Catherine said...

Great haul! I saw Sabrina Jeffries and Linda Lael Miller at Book Expo this week. Tried to get a copy of The Bone Season while I was there, but with so much going on, I couldn't fit it into my schedule...so many books, so little time!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

The Bone Season was a little challenging at first (AND my copy had two maps and a diagram), but I thought it was pretty interesting overall. I can't wait to see what you think of it! I'm also really curious about Mira Grant's new book. There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding that one. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said...

Looks like you had a great week. 24 ARCs read this month...wow...that's great! Way to go! I can't wait to see your review of The Sea of Tranquility. I loved it. Also, I just finished The 5th Wave this week. Loved that one too!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Tonyalee said...

25 ? wow! I'm not sure how many I read but I'm sure it's not close to 25! Are you going to be hosting anymore monthly challenges? Hope you have an awesome week! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Yvonne said...

I'm amazed at how many books you read in a month. That's great. Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Oh the Apocalyptic hop! I look forward to it. :) Have a great week!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Jen Ryland said...

I got the Bone Season too -- excited about that one!


Jen @ YA Romantics

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM , Anonymous Victoria Hooper said...

Ooh Parasite has an awesome cover! Sounds really good too. :-) The Bone Season also looks intriguing. Hope you enjoy them all, and have a lovely week! :-D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Some great looking books this week- I really like the look of The Farm and Clockwork Heart. Enjoy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous karina said...

I am very very jealous about Parasite, Kimba!!! The Bone Season is also on my wishlist! Really great picks, and I hope you enjoy them all!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous brandileigh2003 said...

Burning looks goo, hope you enjoy.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Celine said...

EEEEEK, Parasite! I can't wait to read that book, I LOVED Mira Grant's zombie books. She is an amazing writer and I can only expect her new series to be just as awesome.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Naomi Hop said...

Looks like you have been busy.... as usual!! You have picked up some sweet books and swag. Nice necklace!! Have fun reading chick!!


Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Tabitha S. said...

Ohhh! The Farm and Burning! Both are books I've been looking forward to reading, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them!

My STS

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Kat (AussieZombie) said...

You've been a busy bunny :-D


Burning looks great, and I'm curious about the new Mira Grant.


Enjoy :-D

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Neysa Kristanti said...

Nice haul you've got this week!

The cover of parasite was really interesting. And I've been wanting to read Burning! Hope you'll enjoy it!

Check out my STS too :D

Sincerely,
Neysa Kristanti @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

Such good books, want want

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Bea @ Bea's Book Nook said...

You got Parasite! I'm so jealous. Enjoy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blg said...

I love the cover of Parasite. I hate when you read something too far in advance and can't post the review right away. Very frustrating. Great haul!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Book Savvy Babe said...

I grabbed What the Bride Wore this week too :) And that dragon necklace is pretty cool, great books this week. Alright, I need to go check out your review of Dare You To, I missed a lot this week...

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Michelle said...

I've been seeing The Bone Season a lot this week. You have some great looking reviews coming up this week and I'm still impressed at your 25 books. I hope you have a great week and enjoy Parasite (that just sounds odd lol).

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Toni @ My Book Addiction said...

So much awesome coming up on your blog! I can't wait! Great haul too.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM , Anonymous Kimberly @ Turning The Pages said...

Awesome book haul as always! I can't wait to see what you think of Clockwork Heart. You got so many books read for your Clean Sweep Challenge, I wish I had signed up! Have a great week :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:01 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I liked the sound of it's synopsis.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Anna@herding cats said...

Wow not bad. And look at all those ARCs you got through! That's fantastic! Jade Lee's looks really good!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Christie add your blog or twitter to Discus profile. If I am not mistaken you leave me lovely comments all the time and I cannot reciprocate unless you leave link or have profile links and your blog is so cool.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks it looks interesting..we shall see

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

LoL yes * grins*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Christie said...

I've been wanting to read Burning for a while, but I've been reading mixed reviews lately. I'm excited to read your review on it in the future. :)

My Stacking the Shelves + The Sunday Post

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

Ohhhhh! THAT Parasite. I wasn't sure which book you were talking about on FB. Exxxxciting! :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Cyn the bad boys hop should be fun! ooh and I am loving the Duke!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Ha girlie you crack me up!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Kristin Clifton said...

that's a lot happiness this week overall!!! you need to replace all those books you read ;) and why am I not using capital letters, I have no idea?!?!?



have a great week, chica!!!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Cyn said...

Great haul! I love the covers of the Chronicle of Light and Shadow series. What the Bride Wore looks cute. I can't wait for the Bad Boys of Romance giveaway haha. I need to check out What the Duke Desires, hope you liked it, excited to see your review (:

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Haha me too!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I love the series too and am sad only two more books are scheduled :( Have a great week too!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh another Mira fan are you reading the serial Indexing? Maybe you are the one who turned me on to it..LOL It's written under her real name.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I know I am so excited!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

ooh and so it should! Here is the synopsis: Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…
And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Marlene Harris said...

I have Big Sky Summer this week too. I've really enjoyed the series and can't wait to see what you think of it. Have a terrific week!

Marlene @ Reading Reality

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Jen S said...

For some reason The Farm's title and book cover freak me out. I don't even know what it's about

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Trish Hannon said...

Parasite, lucky you! And Burning too:-) Great haul, enjoy.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM , Anonymous Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Parasite!! Happy reading :D

 

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