Friday, July 12, 2024

[Review] — UNNATURAL ORDER Vol. 1: The Prisoner

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the UNNATURAL ORDER Vol. 1: The Prisoner by Christopher Yost & Val Rodrigues Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

{Book Blogger Hop} — Favorite Summer Beach Book



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July is the month for reading by the pool or on the beach. What's your favorite summer beach book, and why is it suitable for a sunny day?

Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


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Thursday, July 11, 2024

[Review] — "THE HOUSE THAT HORROR BUILT" Fails to Deliver the Scares


The other day, I was in the library glancing at the "newer" books, and the title "The House That Horror Built" caught my attention. Everyone knows I love anything horror, so I checked the book out. Christina Henry wrote the book, an author I have heard of, but I don't believe I've read anything by her. However, my memory hasn't been 100% reliable lately, so who knows?  

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

[Review] — R.L. Stine's "SHARK NIGHT" is a Fast-Paced Joyride

Buy Shark Night on Amazon.com. 

I'm a lifelong R.L. Stine fan, so naturally, I bought his newest book, Shark Night (published by Black Stone Publishing), and I had to buy it online because the department stores in my neck of the woods don't carry many new children's book releases. Now, I set my mind on reading Shark Night for "Shark Week." I could have sworn "Shark Week" was the first week in August, but it turns out that I'm wrong—this week is "Shark Week." So, I sat down on Monday morning, sipped on a cup of strong coffee, and read Shark Night from beginning to end.  

Sunday, July 7, 2024

{Sunday Post} — The Fate of the Phoenix, Shark Night, and The Rise & Fall of ECW


7/5/24 - I can't sleep—the cup of coffee I'm drinking isn't helping the problem—and I'm listening to Iron Maiden at nearly 2 a.m. on Friday. Instead of working on reviews—I've started two—or setting up today's Book Blogger Hop, I'm writing my Sunday Post early. 

Song of the Week


What Am I Reading? 


I finished The House That Horror Built on Wednesday. I took a reading break yesterday, the 4th of July, and plan on starting Douglas Preston's Extinction sometime today. Then I'll probably move on to Craig Johnson's First Frost

What's New in the Mailbox? 


Yes, two books are in the above photo, but only one came in the mail—R.L. Stine's Shark Night. I'll probably read it sooner than later; maybe I'll post a review for it during the upcoming "Shark Week." 

I picked up Iris Johansen's The Survivor the other day at Walmart

What's New on the Bookshelf?


I might've stated a few times on this blog that I don't care much for audiobooks. So, it might be a shock that I bought a slew of 99-cent audiobooks at the thrift store. If I counted correctly, there were 25 total. Yes, I feel a bit crazy getting these. 

Eighteen of the titles are William J. Johnstone's Westerns: Eagles: Blood of Eagles, Eagles: Eyes of Eagles, Eagles: Dreams of Eagles, Eagles: Talons of Eagles, Eagles: Scream of Eagles, Eagles: Crusade of Eagles, Eagles: Pride of Eagles, Eagles: Revenge of Eagles, Eagles: Destiny of Eagles, The Last Gunfighter: No Man's Land, The Last Gunfighter: Rescue, The First Mountain Man: Absaroka Ambush, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Pursuit, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Showdown, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Fortune, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Justice, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Peace, and Hell's Half Acre: Cold-Blooded (written by William's niece, J.A. Johnstone).

The other audiobooks include Dean Koontz's Seize the Night, Preston & Child's Two Graves, Preston & Child's Cemetery Dance, Iris Johansen's Stalemate, Iris Johansen's Quicksand, and Iris Johansen's Countdown.


While at the thrift store, I bought one 25-cent hardcover, The Last Patriot by Brad Thor; four Iris Johansen paperbacks—Dark Summer, Blood GameAnd Then You Die, and Deadlock; and three other paperbacks: Star Trek: The Fate of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath, and Cold Fire by Dean Koontz.


Dollar Tree put out a bunch of books this week. I picked up The Annihilation Protocol by Michael Laurence, The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan, High Treason by Sean McFate, and Titan's Day by Dan Stout.


New titles on my Kindle are Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster; Star Trek: The Rings of Time by Greg Cox; Star Trek: The Disinherited by Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, and Robert Greenberger; and The Rise & Fall of ECW by Tom Loverro.



Saturday, July 6, 2024

[Giveaway] — $10 Amazon Gift Card




Check out Mike Rowe’s new film, Something to Stand For, in limited theaters until July 11th. Join America’s favorite storyteller on an epic journey to the heart of Washington, DC. Drawing from his blockbuster podcast “The Way I Heard It,” this cinematic tour de force will take viewers to the frontlines of the American Revolution, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and more. 




This blog is teaming up with TBN and Momentum Influencer Network to bring you a $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! 

The rules are simple: 
 
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1 winner
must be 18 to enter 
giveaway ends July 7th, 2024


$10 Amazon Gift Card

Friday, July 5, 2024

{Book Blogger Hop} — An Inspiring Read



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Can you suggest a book that you think is inspiring and that examines concepts like freedom, liberty, or individual independence?

Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


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Sunday, June 30, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Blind Alley, Never Lie, and Thunderball


Weekly Tidbits 


  • I'll attempt to play catch-up on reviews this week. 
  • The KC Royals won back-to-back series but are still seven games behind. 

Song of the Week 



What Am I Reading? 


What am I reading? That is a good question. Hmm. I'm thinking. I'll probably be reading The House That Horror Built by Christina Henry, a library loan I recently checked out with two other books, First Frost by Craig Johnson and The Path to Paradise by Sam Wasson. It's a Gothic horror tale; its premise is intriguing, so it won't take long to read. Then, I'll move on to one of the three ARCs, to one of the library loans, and vice versa.

What's New on the Bookshelf?


I'm starting to realize that I might have a bit of a bookish problem with buying new books I already own. For example, this past week, I bought Brad Taylor's The Devil's Ransom in paperback. I checked the copyright first and concluded that I didn't own it. While I'm not 100% positive, I might've gotten the hardback for free a while back at the library, along with other titles by the author. Also, I might've mistaken Brad Taylor for Brad Thor. Nevertheless, I now have The Devil's Ransom on paperback. 

I bought The Camp by Nancy Bush after reading the blurb, which reminded me of Friday the 13th, though instead of Camp Cyrstal Lake, it's Camp Luf-Shawk (nicknamed Camp Love Shack and later renamed Camp Fog Lake). 

Additionally, I picked up Never Lie by Freida McFadden.


Dollar Tree got in a bunch of former Walmart $5.97 hardbacks. I got Preston & Child's Old Bones, Tom Clancy's Power and Empire by Marc Cameron, Tom Clancy's Line of Sight by Mike Madden, and Tom Clancy's Oath of Office by Marc Cameron. Yes, I'm double-dipping here, but on purpose because I wasn't sure if I had two books, Oath of Office and Old Bones, and the store only had one copy of each title. It turns out that I already have the Oath of Office, but the second copy is in much better shape than the first, so I'll be donating the old one. I'm pretty sure I already have Old Bones, but I haven't gone through my books to find out yet. 


On my second visit to Dollar tree, I picked up All the Broken People by Leah Konen and The Hush by John Hart.


In the "free" section at the library, I found a 1951 hardback of Three by Heinlein: The Puppet Masters, Waldo, and Magic, Inc. by Robert A. Heinlein.


Why am all of a sudden am I finding Star Trek books in my area? I found two 25-cent Star Trek books at the thrift store last week: TNG: Reunion by Michael Jan Friedman and The Nitpickers Guide for Next Generation Trekkers by Phil Farrand. Additionally, I grabbed Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear! by Tom Angleberger. 


For ten cents apiece, I got three old Ian Fleming's 007 paperbacks: Thunderball, Dr. No, and From Russia with Love.


I also got three Dean Koontz paperbacks: Whispers, Shattered, and The House of Thunder. The latter is replacing a battered copy that I'll donate or trash.


I picked up two 25-cent Robin Cook hardbacks: Death Benefit and Chromosome 6.


Lastly, I got three Iris Johansen books: Quicksand, Eight Days to Live, and Blind Alley.

What's New on Billy's Kindle?


New titles on my Kindle are: Up Until Now by William Shatner and David Fisher, The View from the Bridge by Nicholas Meyer, Do Not Disturb by Freida McFadden, and The Perfect Son by Freida McFadden.













Friday, June 28, 2024

[Review] — SOMETHING TO STAND FOR


Just in time to celebrate July 4th is Mike Rowe's SOMETHING TO STAND FOR, a 99-minute film written by Rowe himself. Take a grand tour of Washington, DC, with America's favorite storyteller. This cinematic tour de force transports viewers to the front lines of the American Revolution, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, and more, drawing on his popular podcast "The Way I Heard It." 

Go see SOMETHING TO STAND FOR in theaters starting June 27th. Tickets can be purchased at www.fathomevents.com/events/something-to-stand-for-with-mike-rowe/.

{Book Blogger Hop} — Fireworks or Reading?



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Which do you enjoy doing more on the 4th of July: watching fireworks light up the sky or reading an inviting book?

Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


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