The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.
I don’t have anything as exciting as the twins to chat about this week. That’s a good thing, because my life has been hectic enough the last few weeks, so it was nice to have a relatively quiet week. Friday was a bit challenging, but I survived it mostly unscathed. We had a couple mechanical failures that brought on big headaches, and of course my blog host choose that day to go on the fritz, too. Ugh.
I mentioned last week that I had purchased a Mr Coffee Single Cup brewer. My Keurig sprang a leak after several years of faithful service, so I needed a new coffee maker. I just can’t get going in the morning without a cup or ten of the stuff. I wanted another Keurig, but they are so expensive, and since funds are a little tight right now, I opted for one of these:
I usually purchase my small appliances from Amazon, but because I needed it right away or I thought I would surely perish, I forced Dean to race up to Target with me to stock up on some supplies in addition to the coffee maker. I decided on this model because I could still use my small basket filters and use ground coffee, which is less expensive (and tastier) than the K-Cups. While I do enjoy using K-Cups, they are usually a holiday splurge for me, and are of the seasonal variety. Pumpkin Spice is my favorite, and I usually go a little nuts once they are back in stock online. Yum!
I like this brewer overall, though I do miss the reservoir of heated water and the instant brew time of the Keurig. This maker has to heat the water after you press the brew button, and it takes about 2 minutes for that piping hot mug of caffeine. The hopper holds enough water for 4 small or 2 mug sized cups of coffee, so I have to refill it more often. It’s simple to set up and operate, and I do like the smaller footprint on my counter. Space is always at a premium in my kitchen, and the old Keurig was a beast! I recommend this brewer if you want a cheaper alternative to the Keurig single cup brewers.
Do you have a favorite morning beverage to get you moving and pumped up for the day?
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New Arrivals at the Café:
While He Was Gone by Karen Schreck
Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Kingdom of the Serpent: Destroyer of Worlds by Mark Chadbourn
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Wyatt: Return of the Cowboy by Cathy McDavid
Blades of Winter by G. T. Almasi
Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe
Bet on a Cowboy by Julie Benson
Wrangled by B J Daniels
Blazing Midsummer Nights by Leslie Kelly
Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet by Kimberly Lang
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Tempest Unleashed by Tracey Deebs
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (2.99 for the Kindle!)
Claws by Mike Grinti
Time for Kids: Big Book of What?
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade
A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!
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