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It’s the unofficial end of summer & a three day weekend. We are doing weekend DIY projects and I am tinkering with my new phone. The screen cracked and chipped on my old phone last week. Ok, so I dropped it at the YMCA on the concrete pool area. Even with the case, the corner cracked and chipped, but during the week spider cracks began creeping up the screen. The phone is only two and half years old, so I looked to fix screen and was quoted $340.00. Are you kidding me? Thankfully, my provider had a fantastic trade-in deal. They gave me $800.00 (even with cracked screen) towards my new phone.
Despite reading/listening to seventeen books, I am still seven books behind on my Goodreads Challenge. 127/200. As for my Audiobook challenge, i am sitting at 83/100. I am hoping my annual read-a-thons push me to meet my goals. The Fraterfest Readathon sign up posted and I hope you’ll join in the fun.
On the review front, I am making progress! This week I finished listening to two of the six reviews I am need to write. I actually have sixteen posts scheduled. I am thinking I’ll be caught up by next week if all goes as planned. At this point I am writing reviews for the end of September and into October.
Last Week on the Blog
- 🎧 A Broken Blade By Melissa Blair (audio review)
- 🎧 Love On The Brain By Ali Hazelwood (audio review)
- 🎧 The Graveside Bar And Grill By Darynda Jones (audio review)
- 🎧 Black Wings, Gray Skies By Hailey Edwards (audio review)
- Fraterfest 2022 Readathon Sign-Up (event)
This Week on the Blog
- 🎧 Fairy Tale By Stephen King (audio review)
- Killers Of A Certain Age By Deanna Raybourn (book review)
- Surrendering To Hunt By Jennifer Ryan (book review)
- Other Birds By Sarah Addison Allen (book review)
- 🎧 Dance With The Devil By Kit Rocha (audio review)
New Arrivals at the Caffeinated Cafe
- All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce
- Raven Unveiled by Grace Draven
- The Hob & Hound Pub by Seana Kelly
Special thanks to Berkeley, Ace and Tantor Audio
Around The Blogosphere
- Fraterfest 2022 Readathon October 14th-24th
- Save the Date: 2022 #HoHoHoRAT Readathon November 18-30th
- Save the Date: Thankful for Books Week Hop November 21-28th
- Fantasy Lovers..Can You Match the Fantasy Novel to It’s Open Lines? Take the Quiz
- READERS IMBIBING PERIL XVII – #RIPXVII September 1-October 31st. (readathon)
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Enjoy the new phone and glad you were able to get such a good deal on the trade-in! I’m looking forward to your review on the Sarah Addison Allen book. Have a wonderful week!
Aj @ Read All The Things!
I love Fraterfest and signed up as soon as I saw the post. Bring on the spooky season!
Enjoy the new phone and books 😉
Jennifer | Book Den
Lots of reading! I just couldn’t pull myself together to write reviews this year. I’m hoping I can figure it out by the end of the year and have a better year next year.
Wow, so many posts scheduled! Happy to hear about your provided aided with the phone trade!
Take care and have a great week!
That is a cool deal indeed for a trade-in!! have fun with the new phone.. I know I spent time tinkering with mine when I got it a few months ago 🙂 I didn’t join any reading challenges this year since I read but basically am horrible at keeping track..
Good luck with your challenges (always in awe of those who do keep track!!)
Rachel @Waves of Fiction
I was really behind on my GRs challenge so I finally lowered it. Sounds like you’ve made good progress. Hopefully I can catch up a bit with a marathon read today and tomorrow as we are home now. Enjoy the rest of the week, Kimberly!
Emma @ Words And Peace
wow, that’s a LOT of reviews to write!
I’m way behind on these, as usual, though writing short ones for the Sunday Post does help!
Have a great week
I can’t quite believe we are at the end of the summer already… I hope your long weekend is a productive and relaxing one, in amongst the projects you have planned, Kimberly.
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
I just got Love on the Brain with my September Audible credit. Can’t wait to listen! I am always ready to get a new phone shortly before my 2 years runs out every time. I think they always bring the new iphones out a couple months before my renewal every time, lol. I’m so done with summer weather, hoping for fall soon! All the Blood We Share is on my TBR, hope you enjoy it!
That is a good deal on the new phone.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I hope you have a great weekend and get some time to relax. I am feeling a bit more caught up although I have a couple books to finish and review for this week yet. eek. It’s easier with ebooks as I usually get them farther ahead. Audios sometimes are only available at the last minute which is more problematic.
Maureen @ Maureen's Books
I have always been so impressed by how you manage your reviews so far in advance. I’m good in planning.. but somehow I just always seem to fall behind.
Enjoy the long weekend Kimberly. Happy reading.
Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Yay for making progress on your reviews! And I am sure you will catch up on your Goodreads challenge. I’m ahead on my GR challenge, but well behind on actually getting reviews written.
I’m sorry to hear about your phone, but at least you were able to trade it in and get a new one.
Have a good week, and enjoy your new books! I’ve been eyeing Grace Draven for a while. Her covers are gorgeous, but some of them sound a little dark for me. What do you think of the Fallen Empire series?
I am VERY behind on my reviews! Well done on being so scheduled! Good luck and happy reading to catch up with your Goodreads goal. 😊
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I’m still about 10 reviews behind 🙁
That’s a ridiculous amount for a new screen, but the trade in seems super generous. Enjoy your new phone!
Wishing you a great reading week
You have a busy weekend ahead. I can’t believe I am ahead on my GoodReads Challenge because I feel like I am reading so slowly.
Have a fun week!!
I’m behind on my goals too, but October and December are usually my two big reading months 🤞Have a great week!
Phones are so expensive! Glad you were able to get a deal on yours even cracked.
I’ve been doing the same, reading and writing reviews and scheduling posts in advance. I like to be 3 – 4 weeks ahead. Enjoy the long weekend, Kimberly
Jamie @ The Fantasy Princess
I like to have post scheduled ahead too. I write a review when I finish a book but I don’t read near as many books as you do! Hope you have a great week!
Carole @ Carole's Random Life
Phones are crazy expensive and repairing them is so expensive. It is good that you were able to get a new one. Nice new reads this week! I am really looking forward to All the Blood We Share and Raven Unveiled. Have a great week!
16 posts scheduled! Oh my gosh! I don’t think I’ve ever had more than 3-4
Overall, it sounds like a good week. I am sad to see summer wrapping up, but I think fall is a great time of year, so that’s okay Maybe I can get more yardwork done. 🙂
I hope you have some time for reading this weekend–maybe w/your new phone?
I don´t have any experience with a cracked screen. It never happened to me. But glad you could get a good deal. I hope you can enjoy your long weekend anyway. Good luck with the reading, listening and writing reviews. Have a great weekend!
Bummer about the phone, but glad you got a good offer for upgrading. I had to bite the bullet last year. Exciting that you’re getting home DIY and blog DIY done and off the to-do list.
Enjoy your Labor Day, Kimberly!
Jodie @ That Happy Reader
What a busy time for you! I hope you enjoy your latest books and find the time you need to get caught up. Sorry about your phone but that is an amazing trade in price! Have a wonderful week ahead.
A Voracious Reader
This year has just been a bad reading year. I’ve done 30 books so far. 30!! I have a few more reviews to write then I might be caught up. Happy progress my friend!!
That is awesome that you are catching up on reviews and even scheduled ahead!! I am behind on reviews and posts, hoping to catch up over the next few days. Have a wonderful, restful weekend!
S. J. Pajonas
Just this week I took my daughter’s phone to a local repair shop and had her screen replaced for $120 (iPhone SE 2020). Hers was a mess! But I was glad I could get that done for a decent price. I’m sad it’s the end of summer, but I’m ready for my kids to go back to school.
Sorry about your phone, but I’m glad you managed to get a good trade-in deal.
Well done for getting through so many books already. I know you’re a little behind target but I could only dream of those kinds of numbers! I’ve also fallen terribly behind with reviews.
Sorry to hear about your phone, but yay for that good trade in deal. I hope you can get caught up on your reviews that need to be written. I set my Goodreads goal always on the low side so I guaranteed hit it. I think a few more reads and I am there. I hope you’ll reach your goals. Have a great week!
I fear the day I’ll have to replace my phone! I’d love an Iphone but the prices are totally insane!
Good luck with your challenges and reviews Kimberly!
Jessica @ a GREAT read
That’s a bummer about your phone but glad you got a good deal for the new one! My family and I always wait to upgrade. We still have the iphone X so we’re a bit behind! Lol. But the phone still works, so why bother? Glad you’re making progress on getting your reviews done! Hope you can get caught up on your challenges too!
Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them!
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Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Wow, $340 to fix a cracked screen? that’s crazy. Thank goodness you got a good trade-in price for it. Sixteen posts scheduled? Eeek! You are officially my blogging hero! 🙂
That’s a pain about the phone but good thing you got a good deal on a new one. 16 review posts scheduled is amazing! Happy reading this week and yay for Fraterfest Readathon!
Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog
What a nightmare with your phone. I hate getting new phones and trying to navigate my way around them.
Have a good three day weekend and I hope that everything goes to plan and your reading/reviewing gets done.
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
Sorry about the cracked phone. I had to get mine replaced recently. Phones can be pretty expensive these days, but I got a good deal too. Good like with your projects this weekend. Have a great week!
Hope you’re having fun with the DIY projects 😊. Have a great week!
Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
Sorry your phone got chiped Kim! At least you were able to get a good deal on a new phone, because we really can’t do without our phones anymore.
I’m way behind on everything this year. Reading goals, review writing, and blog hopping. I don’t even have a Sunday post, but I wanted to stop by and say hi.
Have a great rest of the weekend, and a wonderful week ahead.
I thought I was doing well being a week and a half ahead on posts. My hat is off to you for being a month ahead.
Oh, sorry about your phone! You had a great week, and your totals are awesome. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend.
That’s cool that the provider gave you a good deal. I hate it when the screen cracks like that… especially when the phone’s not very old. Good luck with reviews. I can’t believe we’re into fall already (not officially maybe ha ha but once it hits September it feels like fall, at least to me).
Happy LAbor Day 🙂
Taylor @ Taylor Fenner's Bookish World
I saw a giveaway for All the Blood We Share on Goodreads the other day and debated on entering! It’s such a coincidence because I read about The Bloody Benders while I was reaching the horror novel I have coming out in January! I might have to check it out.
Kelly Lyn @ Lifestyle of Me
diy projects are fun. im going to try to do some tie dye with my kids on Monday.