Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday Post: October 14th, 2018

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Good Morning, Everyone!

My Current Reads

A review copy of Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice arrived in the mail on Monday. I read a few pages on Friday, but I got a little distracted by The Haunting of Hill House series on NETFLIX and I didn't get much reading done. The book is under 300 pages, so it shouldn't take me very long to finish it.

I very seldom read non-fictions books, unless its on a subject that intrigues me. I came across American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon at a Dollar Tree store and I had to have it as soon as I saw it. I've always admired Mr. Rockwell's artwork, so I thought it would make an interesting read. I'm only page 13, but I'm not for sure when I'm going to finish it. The book is nearly 500 pages and the print is really small. I'm just going to read a little at a time. I have a stack of books that I need to read for the upcoming 13 Days of Halloween event, which starts on Friday. I'll be putting my full attention on those books, but hopefully I can read a few pages of this book once in awhile. 

Last Week's Reviews

A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux (book)
Sleep No More (DVD)

In The Mail


Besides from Blood Communion by Anne Rice, I also received Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein and Ambush by James Patterson in the mail, but neither of these are for review purposes. I was ordering a few other things from Walmart and added the two books to my cart at the last minute. I'll probably be reading the books sometime in November or December. If I have time, I might write reviews for them.

Since I didn't receive a review copy Map of Days: The Fourth Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs from the publisher, I went ahead and ordered it from Amazon, which it arrived in mailbox on Friday. The book jacket for it is beautiful. 

I've made out a reading schedule, so if everything goes as planned, I should be have the first three books reread, read the the fourth, and have my reviews posted for them by the end of November.

Library Finds

I had heard a rumor that there were many used books on sale at my local library, so I stopped by there on Thursday afternoon. It seemed they did a little remodeling and the used books are located in a different area. Normally, there aren't more than 30 books for sale, but I'm guessing there were at least 250 books there on Thursday. Hardbacks were a $2 each, large paperbacks were $1 each, and smaller paperbacks were $.25 each. Many of the books were written by authors that I had never heard of before and a few were by familiar authors, which I either already own the books, or I have already read them, or both. 

Anyway, I ended up buying: 

The Tattered Quilt
by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Hawaiian Quilt
by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

by Shelley Shepard Gray

I used to read every Wanda E. Brunstetter novel that came out, but since my local Walmart downsized their book section a few years ago, it's getting harder and harder to find her books. I think I might have read an ebook of Tattered Quilt, but I didn't own a print copy. I've never heard of The Hawaiian Quilt before I found it at the library. And the same goes for Snowfall by Shelley Shepard Gray, though I'm almost positive I have read the other books in the series. I'm planning on reading Snowfall near Christmas this year. It will probably be 2019 before I can get to the other two books.