Sunday Post #72: Happy Brand Spanking New Year

Posted January 3, 2016 in Meme / 36 Comments

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.





I hope you’ve had a wonderful holidays.  I know I have.

As if you couldn’t tell, I cannot stop myself from making changes to my blog’s color theme.  I have no clue how long this change will stick around but I’m clearly not done.  When I was looking at color themes, I knew I wanted something that felt warm, like California beaches at sunset warm.  Although technically, beaches in California are NOT warm at sunset.  But the colors sure are.

I thought the colors would be nice to stare at during the cold days of winter.


I plan on posting my goals for the upcoming year in a separate post this week so I won’t bore you with it here.  But I plan to be busy, busy, busy and I am looking forward to it!


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dare to run
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I am super duper THANKFUL to Penguin (as in Berkley – YAY!), author Jennifer Dawson, Harlequin, and HarperTeen.


Have a wonderful week!







About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.



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36 responses to “Sunday Post #72: Happy Brand Spanking New Year

  1. I never know what to do with my blog. It’s kind of frustrating. Dude, if you haven’t already, grab The Play by Karina Halle while it’s $0.99, because you have to read that book before Winter Wishes. Happy New Year, Kristin.
    Christy LoveOfBooks recently posted…My Top Reads of 2015

  2. Happy New Year! I do like the new background. California beaches sound pretty good since we know weather wise the next two months or so will suck here! LOL.

    Have a good week. 🙂
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #123

  3. Happy New Year, Kristin! The warm background really works, it feels like I’m looking at the sun reflecting off the sea.
    I have Fighting Dirty too, and I really can’t wait to read it… Armie’s story must really be something else 🙂
    I look forward to seeing all your plans for the blog. Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading 🙂
    Lexxie recently posted…The Sunday Post #64 – Happy 2016

  4. Happy New Year!! It’s my first time joining the Sunday Post and I’m so excited to read all these fun posts.

    I love your color theme.. It really does make me think of a warm summer night!

    Wow.. and you have some very pretty looking new books. You’re lucky!! 😉
    Maureen’s Books ( recently posted…The Sunday Post #1

    • Trust me, I know I’m VERY lucky (err, blessed?) to be able to read all these awesome books!! Thanks for stopping by and WELCOME!!! Happy New Year!

  5. My husband was just commenting on how much I ‘tinker’ with my blog. I am constantly making changes! At first I thought it was a bad thing, but then I realized its my blog and I will change it as much as I want!
    Great book haul!!! I am excited to read Outside the Lines!
    Samantha recently posted…Sunday Post: 2016

    • *fist pump* Damn straight it’s our blog and we have to stare at it all day so it better be pretty to us! Plus, I don’t know about you, but it’s a hobby for me so… yeah.. time to play dress up!!! 🙂

  6. The new colors are so pretty! Nice haul this week, too. Wicked and Winter Wishes were both so very good! I have Dare to Run and Outside the Lines to read, too. Soon hopefully. I actually read part of a VERY early draft of Dare to Run and I was really into it. I can’t wait to see which direction Jen took the story!

    Happy reading! Have a great week!
    Kim recently posted…That’s a Wrap Weekly [23]

    • I LOVE Jen’s writing and I keep meaning to read more of it and support her more!!! I met her (sooo briefly) at RAGT and she is so freakin’ nice!!! Gotta support “local” authors – I’m originally from the Cleveland area so yeah, PA is close 😉 Thanks for the heads up! I can’t wait to get to her book!!!

    • Scorched is suuuuuch an old YA book that I had wanted forever and it was cheap so I picked it up but honestly, I saw some of the reviews and it’s mixed. But there’s dragons so you know….

  7. Happy new year! I like your new blog colour scheme, it’s very warm and happy. I don’t like switchign my colour scheme, but I will tweak some small things now and then. Scorched sounds good, it’s on my to-read list as well. I hope you’ll have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #159

  8. You got a lot of awesome books to read. Dare to Run is one that I’m really excited to read. 🙂 I just need to find a moment to sit down and read it.
    Happy new year!
    Kristin recently posted…Sunday Wrap-Up #45

  9. I haven’t stopped messing around with my blog features for a good month now haha. I always think of something I want to change. Love the colors you have now, though! 🙂
    Molly recently posted…Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year!! I love your blogs colors. It’s bright and cheery, which is perfect to get away from the winter blues. I have purchased Karina Hale’s books but I still haven’t read them (I just grab them while they are on sale lol). I hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week!
    Kathy recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up #83

  11. I really have loved your background. But I will say it reminds me more of hawaii’s beaches since every time I have gone to california its been rainy and cold so the warm colors never fit for me hehe but hawaii’s beach’s are warm, even the water is warm 🙂 Great books you have here, I am super excited to read Fighting Dirty. Should be a good read. Hope you enjoy it.