Sunday Post #332 Three-Day Weekend

September 2nd, 2018 Kimberly Sunday Post 73 Comments

2nd Sep

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Hello September! For the month of August I read/listened to 22 books and my current Goodreads Challenge is 180/250. Our weather continues to be strangely cool and I fear it’s an ominous sign of what is to come for Fall/Winter. Our neighbor’s tree has already begun to drop its leaves. On Tuesday we had a high of 63! Typically we see highs between 82 and 95 degrees. We are well below normal.  Mr. Caffeinated and I are unplugged this weekend. We are spending a quiet weekend with family. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  Stay Caffeinated!

Question: Would anyone be interesting in me bringing back the FraterFest Readathon? It would be in October and the reads would need to be thrillers, horror, paranormal, mysteries, supernatural etc. Let me know in the comments

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 This Week on the Blog
  • Phoenix Unbound By Grace Draven Giveaway Package (spotlight, giveaway)
  • Sadie By Courtney Summers (review)
  • Nonna’s Corner: The Day That A Ran Away By B.C.R. Fegan (review)
  • Fraterfest Readathon (Sign Up, event)
  • The Owlmen By S. E. England (audio review)
  • The Rehearsal Dinner & The Reception By J. R. Ward (review)
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73 Responses to “Sunday Post #332 Three-Day Weekend”

  1. Stefanie

    Hope you had a relaxing, unplugged weekend. I was going to post but life got in the way and today was all about food prep and cooking.

  2. S. J. Pajonas

    I hope you enjoyed your weekend unplugged! I skipped my Sunday Update this week because of the long holiday weekend. It was nice to take a little time off. 🙂 Now, it’s back to school for the kids and back to work for me!

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  3. Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I hope you enjoyed your quiet, unplugged weekend, my friend. We spent the long weekend preparing for winter…staining the deck and chopping wood. 🙂 It’s been cool here as well…fall is definitely in the air! LOVE IT! 😀

  4. Daniela Ark

    180/250?? that’s so fantastic Kim! Very proud of you! Me, on the other hand, not such a productive bookworm. Hoping that with the fall I feel more motivated to read. Love dark ghostly, fall reads so I may even attempt the FraterFest Readathon! Hope you both enjoyed your unplugged weekend 🙂 ?

  5. RO

    Glad you were able to unplug this weekend and spend time with the family, and kudos to you on getting so close to your Goodreads goal. That’s a lot of reading, girl! Hugs.. and Happy Tuesday! RO

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    You’re trucking right along with your GR challenge! I intentionally set mine low this year at 50 books (and I’m currently at 49). I decided this year was going to be all about no-pressure reading. Lower goal, fewer arcs, etc. I’m loving it. So jealous of your cooler temps! It was 90 here yesterday. Ugh! Hooray for an unplugged weekend! 🙂

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  7. Kathy

    We’ve had some cooler temps and it feels so good to take a break from the heat. But we don’t officially get cold until December, and I can’t wait for it. An October readathon sounds fun and I would join in. I already love paranormal but I would like to read more thrillers. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and have a great week!

  8. MarthaE

    We are enjoying some cool mornings. It is still humid and hot during the afternoons though.
    I hope you enjoy your unplugged time. I was unplugged by circumstance, not choice for last night.
    I am already planning to do some ghostly reading for October. so I might do a challenge. 🙂
    Looks like a good variety for your new haul. Happy Reading!

  9. Tyler H. Jolley

    Enjoy your long weekend, Kimba! Unplug and enjoy. With my time and work restraints I can’t participate in read-a-thons, but I love to follow along!

  10. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Oooh I LOVE the idea of the readathon! I am always trying to read “scary” books around Halloween time but then I fail- this would hold me accountable haha. SO yesss my vote is for yes! Also, SO curious to hear what you think of The Impossible Girl, it looks fabulous!

  11. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Congrats on reading so much! I only managed 7 books. This year has been terrible for reading. Our trees are dropping their leaves, too. I’d love to participate in the readathon. I have tons of horror sitting on my shelves. Have a good week.

  12. Jennifer

    Guess I’ve missed the FraterFest in the past but I would be up for it. I have some books that would fit and the FraterFest would push me into reading them.

  13. Lorna

    I’ll trade your 63 for our 88 today. I can’t wait for fall! Or really any season except summer. I wouldn’t be any good at readathons. It’s all I can do to stay focused. But I hope everyone else has fun.

  14. Kristin @ AddictedtoHEA

    Ahhhh, FraterFest… the good ‘ole days. I would do it but I do everything. And I’m not really blogging so I don’t count. Ya know, it’s stinking hot and humid here still! So weird.

    I’m still laughing at the picture you have up for randomness… we would twist that! LOVE!!

  15. Sophie

    Leaves are falling here too and I also had a family weekend! Now as far as the readathon is concerned…I am bad at reading books “following a list” but would enter for one or two books maybe!

  16. Lola

    We had some autumn weather as well this week, but this weekend has been a bit warmer again. Sounds like you’re doing great with your reading goal! I hope you’ll have a great week.

  17. sjhigbee

    Oh my goodness – 22 books! That’s very impressive, especially given how poorly you were for a chunk of August, Kimberly. I hope that the weather warms up again for you – winters are along and gloomy enough without prematurely arriving… So far our luck is holding – the temperature, while nothing like the heatwave we had, is still warm for the time of year as it is holding in the high 60s. Long may it continue… Have a great week.

  18. Berls

    Finally someone who’s also worried about a cold fall/winter! Everyone else seems to be ready for things to cool off and I’m like, “no, no, no!” I hate the cold and will hang on to the warmth as long as possible.

    Enjoy your unplugged weekend 🙂 As for FraterFest – I’d like to do it, but knowing me will probably fissle out because that’s a busy time of year for me. I’d probably join though!

  19. Stephanie Jane

    We’ve just changed from low 20s and drizzle in the UK to high 20s and up into the 30s in southwest France. Much nicer!! (not sure what the American temperature equivalents are.)

    I’d be interested in learning more about FraterFest. Love a reading challenge 🙂

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  20. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    Oh man. I would love to have cooler fall temps right now. The Mr. thinks I’m crazy because I’ve already pulled out all my fall/Halloween decorations. LoL Fall’s my favorite season, so i tend to go a bit overboard. However, I can see why you’d be worried about winter.

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  21. Anne

    Yay for some unplugged time. I like everything on the Fraterfest list except horror, so I’d like it. I think my whole October & November calendar is filled so it would be whatever I am reading which fits. December is mostly empty and I am thinking about reading all the stuff I really want to read but can’t ever get to reading.

    I can’t say I think 63 would be a bad thing. I have great sweaters from MN which I rarely wear here in NC. It’s stayed mostly in the 90s here, a bit humid. We should be dropping off to the 80s at least soon.

  22. Amy

    Ooh, I like the sound of the FraterFest! I didn’t read many books this month but my Goodreads challenge is sitting at 38/52 and I hope to add a few more over the next week since I’m on vacation!

    Have a great week 🙂

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  23. Sophia Rose

    See now, I would totally take those weird weather temps, but my family and neighbors would kill me b/c they adore hot summer days as long as possible. LOL
    Way to go on your totals toward your reading challenge. I’m on track, too.
    I would definitely participate in your Fraterfest reaadathon.

    Enjoy your unplugged weekend with the family!

  24. Irena BookDustMagic

    Have a lovely weekend with family!
    And oh, you read 22 books?? That’s sth I can only dream about! I read 8 and I still feel proud about it. 😛
    I always encourage readathons so the same goes with this one too, but tbh I don’t know for sure if I’d be participating, since I feel like I need a break from thrillers, but then again I don’t know how I’ll feel in October. I’m all into contemporary and fantasy rn.

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  25. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I would love to be part of it. I can’t tho as I will be in school till Dec 17th. I love horror/thrillers as you know. But, man that readathon would be right up my alley! Happy Sunday!


  26. JJ @ This Dark Material

    I’m so envious of your cooler temps, although I understand the worry they bring for a harsjer winter. Down here, a few flakes of snow are enough to make everyone lose their minds! Enjoy your unplugged weekend 🙂

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  27. A Voracious Reader

    The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting bitter cold temps this winter. Right now, we’re too damn hot and humid here. Ugh. Enjoy your weekend! Hubby has to work, so we’re just doing our usual stuff. His place of employment has gotten slowly worse since 2008 and current status is Sucks Ass. Management is fubar right now. *sigh*

  28. Jolene Wilson

    I am always up for reading creepy books in Halloween! We have been having cooler weather here too. Lots of rain. Have a great week.

  29. Darlene

    YES!! I would love it if you brought back Frater-fest. I still need to finish the As the World Dies trilogy, so this would be a good time to do it. I also have The Last Mission of the Living waiting to be listened to.

    Enjoy your unplugged weekend! It’s a three day weekend for us as well, and I’m trying hard not to do too much work around the house because I really need a breather from the makeovers in my daughters’ bedrooms but it’s hard for me to sit when I see work to be done! The temp has cooled off here as well, and I think the pool is done. With our low nights, it can’t recover and the water is only 70 degrees. A tad chilly!!

    Lies looks really good! Have a great week!

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    • Jackie Briere

      Do you mean the Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater? That’s awesome. I too have to finish reading that one although I don’t like sci-fi much. I still haven’t read Rhiannon’s Zombie trilogy either. That would be an excellent choice.

      • Darlene

        I loved The Last Bastion of the Living! No, I mean the second one in the series which is The Last Mission of the Living. I bought it on Audible but still haven’t listened to it.

  30. RacheLeanne

    Heya, I’ve never taken part in a readathon before but yours sounds like a lot of fun! I’ll look forward to signing up when the sheet is live! I have no idea where to look to request Christmas ARCs though, so I would be grateful for advice in regards for that if anyone has any. Hope you are having a great Sunday!

    • Kimberly

      NetGalley has oodles of holiday ARCS, plus check Amazon for Freebies. The library is also a good source. You can read any book set in winter as well.

      • RacheLeanne

        Ooh thanks for the advice! I never thought to check on Amazon! This is going to be fun! Thank you!

  31. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    I envy you for your fall weather! We’re still in the midst of summer and it is not letting up! Which is pretty much normal for our neck of the woods. If we’re lucky we’ll start cooling off next month! So far away! Ugh! Lol!

    Nice new reads too! All totally new to me ones, hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  32. Ceri

    180 books in a year so far? My god. That’s like 4 years worth for me. Well done! Haha

    I’m already doing the RIP reading challenge so am reading spooky things anyway but I’d love to see you doing one. 😀 I always love good thriller/horror recommendations.

  33. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I don’t really read horror, mystery or thrillers so I personally wouldn’t sign up for FraterFest unless PNR counts as paranormal or UF… Come to think of it, UF does tick a fair few of those boxes you mentioned. 🙂

    Enjoy your family weekend!

  34. Michelle Gilmore

    I’d try the readathon again if you brought it back! It’s been really hot here, but it always is on Labor Day. I’m not complaining though, it’s my one last guaranteed warm, dry, weekend before Fall weather kicks in and I’m stuck with rain, wind, and wet leaves sticking to everything. *shudders*
    I hope you enjoy your weekend with your family!

  35. Sam@WLABB

    You are doing awesome on your GR challenge. *applause, applause* 22 books for the month is pretty amazing too. I wish I had your weather! We had 80 degree weather yesterdays, but the 90s are forecasted for later in the week. Boo! Thanks for including my discussion in your post. XOXO

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  36. Literary Feline

    The weather has been so crazy for awhile now. I like the idea for your readathon! I am a terrible participant though. 🙁 I just started reading The Impossible Girl. It sounds good, doesn’t it? I am glad I saw your review of Through the Fire. I haven’t read the earlier books in the series, and will have to do that! Thanks for the head’s up. Have a great week, Kim!

  37. Greg

    Have a great unplugged weekend Kimba! I hear you on the weather- as much as I’m in fall mode, there are limits- I don’t want it to get TOO cold too fast lol. Let’s hope we have a nice gradual fall.

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Sadie, I’ve been reading ALL the reviews ha ha!

  38. Lulu @ Roadside Reader

    I am ALWAYS interested in horror/creepy/thriller readthons, so count me in! Also, what weird weather. You’ve got leaves falling and sixties, we just had a small heatwave and oppressive humidity. Can we swap please?