Sunday, 1 August 2021

{Sunday Post} - Jakob's Wife, ST: TNG: Shadows Have Offended, and The Final Girl Support Group


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone! 

 

A Sicky Weekend


I've been sick on and off for the past week. I felt halfway decent on Thursday and Friday, but whatever sickness this is, came crawling back on Saturday. I spent the morning hours cuddled up underneath a heavy blanket. In the afternoon, I watched the Kansas City Royals lose to the Toronto Blue Jays. I went back to bed before 6 PM and didn't wake until near 11 PM. And, now, here I am writing this post.

Friday, 30 July 2021

{Book Blogger Hop} - Review/Post Calendars




Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop!


If you want to schedule next week's post in advance, click here for future prompts. To submit a prompt, please fill out this form

 

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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt. 



Do you have an online calendar to keep track of your reviews and posts, or do you print out a calendar or list?

Submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.



2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

 

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

{The Friday 56} - Star Trek: TNG: Shadows Have Offended

Rules

Grab any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (URL) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post URL, not your blog URL.

{The Midnight Horror} - Jakob's Wife (2021)


Why do I waste my time reading reviews written by the mainstream media? I rarely read other reviews before writing my own, but tonight I found myself reading a few for the vampire-flick Jakob's Wife. I usually don't care what a critic thinks of a horror film, but a specific Variety review from March ticked me off. The critic, who I won't name, stated Jakob's Wife is nothing more but "a cheap and cheerless vampire movie knock-off." Why does a vampire movie have to be cheerful? I take it this so-called critic has never watched a vampire movie? And, no, the Twilight Saga doesn't count. Cheap? It's a low-budget, B-grade horror film, enough said. A knock-off? Of what? Sure, the vampire looks a hell of a lot like Count Orlok from Nosferatu and Kurt Barlow from Salem's Lot, but I would never call it a knock-off. Good grief! Ever heard of a homage?!

Sunday, 25 July 2021

{Sunday Post} - The Shadow, Spiral, and The Dark Room


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Good Morning, Everyone! 

 

Good News & Bad News


Well, I have some good news. My dishwasher is functioning correctly again. No, I didn't have it repaired. It turns out that the problem wasn't the motor. It was the breaker. The bad news is that the breaker box is from the '70s, and the breakers are extinct. There's a welder outlet in the garage that I've never used, so I turned it off and switched the breakers. Everything seems to be working correctly.

I learned the previous owners mislabeled all the breakers, and the entire time the gas stove has been hooked up to the wrong breaker. FYI: I took the stone burners apart and cleaned them. All of them are working correctly. I replaced the oven lightbulb earlier in the week, and it continued to flicker. It only stopped when I did the breaker switcheroo, which is weird since the stove is on a different breaker. 


It's a 200 AMP breaker box, and it's going to be costly to replace it. The minimum cost would be around $5,000 - $6,000. Yeah, it's going to be a while before I can afford to have it replaced, but it's something that's going to have to happen. In the meantime, I'm going to use the dishwasher sparingly and keep a close eye on it when it's in use. Any first signs of trouble, and I'm unplugging it.

Friday, 23 July 2021

{Book Blogger Hop} - The Classics Club Challenge




Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop!


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What To Do


1. Post an answer for the prompt. 



Have you ever done the classics club challenge? If not, would you want to?

Submitted by Julie @ Stepping Stones Book Reviews.



2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

 

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

{The Friday 56} - The Shadow by James Paterson & Brian Sitts

Rules

Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
Post it.
 Add your (URL) post below in the Linky at: www.fredasvoice.com
Add the post URL, not your blog URL.