Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Sunday Post: Tornadoes and TBRs

Hello Lovelies and Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all doing well!

My Saturday started off with a tornado warning at a little before 1:30 am. My town was very fortunate to have minimal damage—mostly downed tree limbs—unfortunately, the small town next to mine wasn’t so lucky. Several houses were destroyed, trees uprooted, and barns flatted but, thankfully, no one lost their life and only one person received minor injuries. My family and friends living in that area only received minor property damage.   

Getting into other, happier news, FraterFest Read-a-thon started Friday. If you don’t know what it is, you can check it out HERE @ Caffeinated Reviewer. I’m proud to say that I’m a Zombie Host this year and I have a fun  Haunting Haunts Bingo Challenge going on that you can check out where I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card. No, you don’t have to read the books on the card, just find a title in your book collection that matches up with the prompt. Join the Haunting Haunts Bingo Challenge HERE.

I need to catch up with the Instagram Challenge, but here’s where I’m at with Fraterfest 2021

I have finished two books.

 The first was The Night Thief by Joy Ellis. This is the eighth book in the Jackman and Evans series and it was quite good; not as strong as the previous book but one of the better books in the series.


The other was a short, The Veil by Rachel Harris. Loved the premise: a living history museum worker time travels, sort of, and falls in love with the ghost of the Victorian era man that lived there. Hated the book. It was a waste of 47 minutes, thank goodness it was an Audible Plus freebie. I don’t know—don’t know at all—why people are raving about this short story. Terrible.


Currently Reading: Herringbones and Hexes by Nancy Warren—it’s book 12 in the Vampire Knitting Club and I have so much fun with these books. I’m 40% through this so I imagine it will either be nearly finished or finished before the night’s over.


I’ll probably pick up one of the Krewe Of Hunters books by Heather Graham after I finish Herringbones and Hexes. I was going to pick up Cackle, which the publisher kindly sent to me and I was saving for Fraterfest, but I’m not sure I’m in the mood for Rachel Harris after The Veil. I plan to read all of Sunday so I should be able to get through 2 or 3 books depending on the type of book I read.


I don’t really have a set TBR list, mood reading seems to be working best for me at the moment, but I do want to get through The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley before Fraterfest ends. I’ve picked this book up so many times then only read the first chapter before getting distracted by another book. This will be my week to finish this book.


Are you joining Fraterfest? If so, what’s on your TBR? If not, read any good 👻 Spooky Season 👻 books I need to add to my TBR list? Leave me a comment and let me know what’s occurring in your world. 

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Friday, October 15, 2021

#FraterfestRAT Haunting Haunts Bingo Challenge

Hello my fellow Spooky Season Lovers I’m so excited to be a host for this year’s Fraterfest Readathon and I have a frighteningly fun Bingo Challenge for Fraterfest!

Before I get into the challenge, is let me introduce you to this thrilling read-a-thon hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. 

Fraterfest runs from Friday, October 15 through Monday, October 25th. The goal is to read or listen to as many Thrillers, Urban, Paranormal, Cozy, Suspense, Zombies, Horror, Dystopian, Ghosts, Serial Killers, Supernatural, novels, novellas, and/or graphic novels as you can during the challenge. All formats count and the fear level is up to you. 

When sharing your progress on Twitter or Instagram, don’t forget to use the #FraterfestRAT hashtag.

Welcome to the 2021 Haunting Haunts Bingo Challenge.


It’s time to scour your shelves, e-readers, and audiobook collections for titles that coordinate with the bingo prompts.   Any type of bingo counts: horizontal, diagonal, vertical, or postage stamp. Or go wild and fill the entire card! The choice is yours.


To enter, you must be signed up for the Fraterfest Read-a-thon. Please leave your answers in either the comment section below or post a link to your own post in the comment section.

The Prompts


Halloween Town— Black or Orange Cover

New to you author

Sleepy Hollow—Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Number in title

Salem—Witch, Wizard, Warlock

Set in October

Gothic Manor—Gothic theme or atmosphere

Book in a series

New Orleans—Dark Themed or Horror

Creepy Cover

Castle Dracula—Vampires

Red Cover

Free Space—your choice

Classic Spooky Read—this can be an actual spooky classic (Jane Eyre/Dracula/Wuthering Heights/Turn of the Screw just to name a few) or a spooky read you’ve loved for years.

Castle Frankenstein—Monsters/Zombies

Cemetery on Cover or in Title

Arthur’s Seat—Dark Magic

Moon on Cover

Forks, Washington—Paranormal Romance

Woods/Forrest—Setting or in Title

Wuthering Heights—Ghosts

Recommended Read—a book you read because it was recommended to you

221B Baker Street—A Cozy Mystery

Set in United Kingdom—Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall

Half-Moon Hollow—Werewolves/Shapeshifter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions: One lucky winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter to win a $15 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open international and runs October 15 through Monday, October 26th

 The winner will be notified via email on October 27th  and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Must be 13 or older to enter or have your parents/guardians permission.