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Wednesday, July 31

Summer Reads: Cari Mora by Thomas Harris


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Like many (and many) other readers, I was eager to read Thomas Harris's newest novel Cari Mora ($29; Grand Central Publishing). Mr. Harris wrote two of the best thrillers ever published - Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, which introduced the world to the serial killer Hannibal Lector. The author has written three other books: Black Sunday, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising. All of this novels have been adapted into feature films. A television series, Hannibal, was inspired by the "Hannibal Lector" novels and aired on NBC for three seasons.

Cari Mora is the author's first new title in thirteen years. The plot centers around half a ton of gold that's buried beneath a mansion located on the Miami Beach. Cari Mora is the current caretaker, an immigrant with a deadly past. Due to being on the Temporary Protected Status, she can't leave Miami and spends most of her days working a variety of odd jobs.

A psychopathic hit-man, Hans-Peter, is one of several men who are hired to find the treasure and the only person standing in their way is Cari. At first glance she looks like an easy target for Han, but she's a survivor and won't let anyone bully her.

Final Thoughts

Tuesday, July 30

Midnight Horror Review: Shark Bait (6 Killer Shark Films)


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
To celebrate Shark Week, I'm featuring a review for the recently released Shark Bait DVD ($19.98; 10 hrs and 13 mins) from Mill Creek Entertainment, which features 6 killer SyFy films - Ghost Shark, Mississippi River Sharks, Ozark Sharks, Santa Jaws, Swamp Shark, and Zombie Shark

There's also a bonus film - Alligator Alley. And, yes, I'm well aware these movies destroys the purpose of Shark Week.

The two-disc set comes with a Digital code that can only be redeemed on Mill Creek Entertainment's new streaming service - Movie SPREE - which is available as an app on Roku Channel Store, Amazon Appstore (Fire TV), Google Play, and the Apple App Store. You can also redeem the Digital code on movieSPREE.com/redeem.

Ghost Shark (2013; Not Rated; 87 mins) - Directed by Griff Furst, this supernatural film has a shark coming back from the dead as a vengeful spirit and it will kill anybody who is near any type of water source, even a Slip 'N Slide. The cast include Richard Moll and Mackenzie Rosman.


Mississippi River Sharks (2017; Not Rated; 86 mins) - Directed by Misty Talley, the film centers around a group of sharks attacking a "fish rodeo" on the Mississippi River. The cast includes Cassie Steele and Jason London.


Ozark Sharks (2016; Not Rated; 86 mins) - Directed by Misty Talley, the film centers around a family traveling to the Ozarks for a simple vacation, but, sadly, they're being stalked about a group of bull sharks. The movie stars Allisyn Ashley Arm, Michael Papajohn, Ross Britz, and Ashton Leigh.


Santa Jaws (2018; Not Rated; 88 mins) - Directed by Misty Talley, this holiday tale centers around a grounded aspiring comic book artist teenager who uses an antique pen to draw (and imagine) a great white shark wearing a Santa's hat to get revenge on everyone he's mad at. The shark comes to life and kills anybody who has the Christmas spirit. The movie stars Reid Miller, Jim Klock, and Ritchie Montgomery.

Monday, July 29

Sunday Post / It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.


Good Evening, Everyone!


I bet everyone thought I was going to skip this week's Sunday Post and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - right?

I meant to have this post published on Sunday morning but due to computer issues I couldn't work on it until tonight. It all started early (very early) on Saturday morning when I attempted to listen to a music CD while writing a review. My laptop's DVD drive failed to read the CD, as well every other CD I had nearby. Also, the drive couldn't read DVDs as well, which was odd as I just played a movie on Wednesday with no issues. It turns out there was a new Windows 10 update. I ran the update and with my bad luck there was an error with the installment. After doing a bit of research on the issue, I backed up all my files and reset the computer. The good news is I was able to install the windows update after the reset was complete. The bad news is the DVD drive still cannot read CDs but I can now play select DVDs. I would say the drive's laser is cracked. I had an old HP external DVD drive that I got out of storage that I'll be using. My laptop's getting some age on it, so it would probably be a waste of money for me to have the DVD drive fixed. I would rather put that money back for a brand new laptop.

FYI: I do have a newer desktop computer. I just don't use it very often.


What Am I Currently Reading?

I was able to do a little reading on IT last week. I'm currently on page 383. However, I'm going to have to put IT aside for a day or two so I can read Understanding Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller. I had 100% forgotten I had signed up to review the title for a book tour that began today. I have until August 4th to post my review. I'll start reading it tomorrow!


Recent Reviews

Between having a cold sore and having to work my laptop, I didn't post any new reviews last week.


New on the Bookshelf

Friday, July 26

Book Blogger Hop: July 26th - August 1st





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This week's question is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Review.


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The Friday 56: IT by Stephen King (Week 3)



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.


To the left, a high board fence, perhaps once a neat white but now faded to a dull gray that almost matched the lowering sky, lurched drunkenly in and out of the dank shrubbery.

page 356, IT by Stephen King

  My Thoughts

Monday, July 22

Sunday Post / It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.


Good Afternoon, Everyone!




What Am I Currently Reading?

Last week was a bad week for me for reading. I had a bad case of dry eyes for several days which made it impossible for me to read. I felt better last night and ended up reading a few pages of Goosebumps SlappyWorld: The Dummy Meets The Mummy! by R.L. Stine. I finished the book early this morning. Then I read a few more pages of IT by Stephen King.


Recent Reviews

Hellboy (2019)
(Midnight Horror Review)

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
(Summer Reads)

Savage Beach (1989)
(Blu-ray Review)

Picasso Trigger (1988)
(Blu-ray Review)

In the Mail

Midnight Horror Review: Hellboy (2019)


This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

AMAZON
I'm the only person in the world who believes Dark Horse's Hellboy is cursed! There have been three film adaptations - Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and Hellboy (2019) - and all of them have more or less flopped at the box office.

Why is this?

I have absolutely no clue! There are many die hard fans for both Mike Mignola's comics and Guillermo del Toro's films.

Hellboy's reboot/remake was released to theatres back in April with Neil Marshall in the director's chair and David Harbour taking over the half-demon. The film was executed by the mainstream critics and bombed at the box office. Plus, Avengers: Endgame coming out a few weeks later didn't help much either.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is releasing Hellboy (R; 121 minutes) on 4K Ultra HD ($42.99), Blu-ray ($39.99), DVD ($29.99), and Digital HD on July 23rd. The film borrows bits and pieces from the comic books  Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, The Storm and the Fury, and Hellboy in Mexico. It ignores the del Toro's movies and gives Hellboy a new origin tale.

The reboot begins with the half-demon Hellboy being sent to the English countryside to track and kill a trio of giants. However, things aren't exactly how they appear, resulting in Hellboy barely making it out alive. He quickly learns that the thought-to-be-dead sorceress"Blood Queen" Nimue (played by Milla Jovovich) has been brought back to life, piece by piece. Along side an Irish medium, Alice Monaghan (played by Sasha Lane), and a B.P.R.D. soldier, Ben Daimio (played by  Daniel Dae Kim), Hellboy is hell-bent on stopping Nimue and her army of demons from destroying the world.

Special Features include:
  • 4KUHD, Blu-ray & DVD:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Previsualizations
  • Blu-ray Exclusive:
    • Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn (3-Part Documentary)


Final Thoughts

Sunday, July 21

Summer Reads: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



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There's probably many great books I've come across at one time or another in stores but I never picked them up based on their titles or covers. I recall seeing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty at several Walmart stores when it was first published in 2014. However, the cover didn't appeal to me, so I never gave the title another thought. It wasn't until after I'd watched the HBO limited-series adaptation that I became interested in reading the novel.

Big Little Lies begins with a murder that occurred at the Pirriwee Public School's trivia night. Then the story quickly flashes back six months before the event. The plot mostly focuses on three different women - Madeline, Celeste, and Jane.

Madeline is a mother of three, with the oldest being from her first marriage. Chloe is the youngest who's about to start Kindergarten. Most mothers would be excited (and a bit scared) about their child starting school, but Madeline is more worried about having to deal with her ex-husband and his young wife, Bonnie, as their daughter, Skye, is about also going to be attending Kindergarten with Chole.

Celeste is an at-home mother of twin boys, Max and Josh, who will also be attending Kindergarten at Pirriwee. From everyone else's viewpoint, Celeste has the prefect life with the perfect husband, Perry, and their wonderful sons. However, what's unknown to the world is Perry is an abusive control freak who takes his anger out on Celeste.

Jane is the youngest of the three main characters. She's a single mother of one son, Ziggy, who wanted to start a new life by moving near the beach. Ziggy is also attending Kindergarten at Pirriwee. Jane has been keeping a dark secret about her son - Ziggy is a product of rape!

On the morning of the Kindergarten orientation, Jane befriends Madeline and Celeste, which is a good thing as she needs all the friends she can get after what happens next - Ziggy is accused of bulling another student, Amabella, who happens to the daughter of Renata Klein, a rich socialite who overreacts to just about everything.

The orientation incident begins a domino effect for these three women which comes to a collusion course during trivia night!

Final Thoughts

Blu-ray Review: Savage Beach (1989)


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
There's nothing better to do on a rainy Sunday morning than watching a low-budget action flick!

To be more specific, I'm referring to 1989's Savage Beach or otherwise known as known as the fourth installment in the "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" series from the late (and great) director Andy Sidaris.

Savage Beach was released on July 9th on Blu-ray (R; 95 minutes; $19.98) for the very first time by Mill Creek Entertainment, featuring a 4K Widescreen Restoration. Additionally, Picasso Trigger was also released on Blu-ray. (Read my review for it here!)

Like the previous two films (A Hard Ticket To Hawaii and Picasso Trigger), Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton star as Donna and Taryn, two beautiful L.E.T.H.A.L. agents who are out to stop some really dumb villains. The plot centers around the search for a sunken WWII ship that was carrying gold. After Donna and Taryn crash their plane on a deserted South Seas island, the duo intertwines with a group of terrorists who are in searching for the long lost treasure.

Along with two Navy commandos and a really old WWII Japanese soldier, the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents are determined to stop the bad guys.

Bonus Features include:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers

Final Thoughts

Friday, July 19

Book Blogger Hop: July 19th - 25th





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Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


If you want to schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

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What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


This week's question is submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


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

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading a few posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Friday 56: Goosebumps SlappyWorld: The Dummy Meets The Mummy!



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.


"It was totally creepy! The dummy talked to us!"

page 56, Goosebumps SlappyWorld: The Dummy Meets The Mummy!

  My Thoughts

Wednesday, July 17

Blu-ray Review: Picasso Trigger


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Probably almost every male teenager from the '80s and '90s remembers the Andy Sidaris' "Bullets, Bombs and Babes" (also known as the "Triple B" series) that began with 1985's Malibu Express and ended with 1998's Return to Savage Beach. The 12-film series were known as "so-bad-it's-good" to many fans, mostly thanks to the extremely low-budgets, over the top action scenes, tons of female nudity, outrageous characters, bad acting, and cheesy dialogue.

Mill Creek Entertainment started releasing the "Triple B" films on Blu-ray this year for the very first time with a 4K widescreen restoration. The first two films, Malibu Express (read my review) and Hard Ticket To Hawaii (read my review), were released back in April. And now the third and fourth films, Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach, were released last week.

Picasso Trigger (R; 99 minutes; $19.98) centers around the crime boss Salaza's quest to eliminate the L.E.T.H.A.L. agents, starting with the double-agent Picasso Trigger who was assassinated in Pairs. The ditzy heroines Donna and Taryn (played once again by Dona Peir and Hope Marie Carlton) are assigned to take out Salaza and they fail miserably. Along with agents Travis Abilene and L.G. Abilene (played by Steve Bond and Guich Koock), Donna and Taryn are determined to take out Salaza and all of his henchman no matter what it costs.

Bonus Features:
  • Introduction by Director Andy Sidaris
  • Audio Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Trailers


Final Thoughts

Tuesday, July 16

Giveaway: UglyDolls Blu-ray Combo Pack


*This is a sponsored giveaway!


Arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on July 30, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is the animated musical UglyDolls. The film will be debuting on Digital HD on July 16, 2019.

UglyDolls takes place around the adorably unique town of Uglyville, and the plot centers around Moxy and her friends as they confront what it means to be different and discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. The movie is based on the UglyDoll characters created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. UglyDolls features the talented voice cast of Kelly Clarkson (The Star, “The Voice”), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Rio 2), Blake Shelton (The Angry Birds Movie, “The Voice”), Pitbull (“Empire,” Epic), Wanda Sykes (“Black - ish,” Bad Moms) and Gabriel Iglesias (Ferdinand).

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL are:
  • Sing - Along Edition
  • Sing Along Tease – A small taste of the big fun the Sing - Along Edition provides.
  • Fun with the Cast of UglyDolls – Watch the cast of UglyDolls play fun games that showcase their unique talents.
  • Making UglyDolls – A closer look at the music behind the film and the talented voice cast that brings these rich characters to life .
  • Theatrical Trailers 


Giveaway Details

Sunday, July 14

Sunday Post / It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.


Good Evening, Everyone!


Have you ever overexerted yourself?

Well, I've definitely overexerted myself over the last few days. If you haven't already noticed, this blog got a major redesign last week. It all started on Monday night when I was fooling around on Canva. and ended up making a new blog header. I liked it so much that I decided to redesign the entire blog to match the header's color scheme. Then I had to fix a few broken things. Overall, it took me "literally" the entire night to redesign everything. I didn't sleep at all, I just kept kept working to everything was finished.

*FYI:  I have a new blog button located in the right sidebar!

My bedroom has been cluttering up with junk for a long time now and I finally got sick and tired of it on Friday night, which is when I decided to clean out all the crap from underneath my bed. Throughout Saturday afternoon I took everything out of the room (except for everything that's in the closet), tossed things I didn't want anymore into the trash, and rearranged all the furniture. While I was lifting up the mattress, I knocked a wooden shelf from the wall. Yes, the wall was damaged a bit, so I had to repair it and reinstall the shelf to a different location, which was a pain the neck as the shelf is heavy. Since I was moving everything around, I installed a new cable wire with cable stables to the southside of the room, this way the old TV is actually in front of my bed instead of being shoved in the corner collecting dust.

I didn't finish cleaning the bedroom until nearly 2AM this morning. However, I didn't fall asleep until around 5AM; meaning I slept in to nearly noon. Let's just say I'm extremely store from moving everything around!



What Am I Currently Reading?

I didn't have very much time for reading last week. I read a big whopping 38 pages of IT by Stephen King early on Friday morning. I'm planning on reading more this week and I'll also be reading Gooseubmps SlappyWorld: The Dummy Meets The Mummy! by R.L.Stine.

 

Recent Reviews

Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure
(Summer Reads)

Dead Trigger
(Midnight Horror Review)

MOTHRA (Steelbook)
(Blu-ray Review)

In the Mail

Friday, July 12

Book Blogger Hop: July 12th - 18th





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Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop! 


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This week's question is submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea.
.

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

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading a few posts and possible become a new follower. The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Friday 56: IT by Stephen King (2nd Week)



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.


The seat was half of an old sofa that Will Hanlon hand scrounged from the Derry dump.

page 256, IT by Stephen King

  My Thoughts

Thursday, July 11

Blu-ray Review: MOTHRA (Steelbook)


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
Long before MOTHRA appeared in this year's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the giant moth made its debut in 1961's MOTHRA Japanese feature film. It was distributed by Toho Studios in Japan and was released the following year in United States by Columbia Pictures. Like most Toho films released in U.S., MOTHRA's running time was shorten to 90 minutes, which is 11-minutes shorter than the Japanese version. And, of course, the USA version featured an English dub.

Mill Creek Entertainment will be releasing MOTHRA on Blu-ray (Not Rated; $24.98) for the very first time in the United States. And it's not just a standard release either! It's a Steelbook release featuring both the original 101-minute Japanese classic and the 90-minute English version.

Directed by Ishirō Honda, the film centers around an expedition to Infant Island, a supposedly deserted atomic bomb test site. After a typhoon destroyed a ship, the four surviving sailors take refuge on Infant Island. Infected by radiation, the island natives saved them with a juice.

Upon returning home, the survivors tell their story to the media. The Rolisican Embassy quickly assembles an expedition to Infant Island, where they discover two tiny female fairies called "Shobijin" who guard a scared egg. The fairies (played by Emi and Yumi Itō) are kidnapped and sent to Tokyo to perform in the Secret Fairies Show.

The Infant Island natives performs a ceremony that hatches the egg and unleashes a huge caterpillar named MOTHRA. The caterpillar swims across the Pacific Ocean, builds a cocoon, and becomes a giant moth that is hellbent on destroying Tokyo.

Special Features include:
  • U.S. Version
  • Japanese Version (11-minutes longer)
  • Trailer
  • Audio Commentaries with Authors and Japanese Sci-Fi Historians Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski (U.S. Version Only)
  • Photo Gallery


Final Thoughts

Wednesday, July 10

Midnight Horror Review: Dead Trigger


*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

AMAZON; WALMART
Why is it movies based on video games always tend to suck?

Doom, Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Street Fighter, BloodRayne, Silent Hill, and many other games have been poorly adapted to the big screen, so my expectations for Dead Trigger were pretty low to begin with.

Dead Trigger is a 2017 low-budget adaptation of the first-person zombie-themed 2012 mobile game by Madfinger Games. Writer-director Mike Cuff began filming a feature film based on the game in May 2016 and was later removed from production due to creative differences. Scott Windhauser replaced him as director. The film premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2017 and over the last two years it has been released in other countries.

Dead Trigger landed on Blu-ray + Digital in the United States last week from Saban Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It's a bare-bones release with absolutely no special features or bonus extras.

The 92-minute horror action flick is set in a world where billions of people where killed by a mysterious virus that turns the victims into mindless zombies! Sounds original, right?

The government created a zombie survival game called Dead Trigger with the purpose of finding the best zombie killers from around the world. Yeah, that's a brilliant idea!

The top Dead Trigger gamers are briefly trained by Captain Kyle Walker (played by Dolph Lundgren) and Rockstock (played by Isaiah Washington) just before being sent into the undead zone to rescue Tara Conlan (played by Autumn Reeser), a scientist who could possibly have a cure for the outbreak.


Final Thoughts

Monday, July 8

Summer Reads: Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure



*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

AMAZON
Though it's only July, this summer has been a bit too long for me for already. Typically, I read many (and I mean dozens) of books during the summer, but that isn't the case this year, as the titles I have read have been at least 450 + pages. So, basically, there haven't been very many short reads for me.

However, last month, I did have time to read a shorter book, titled Treasure Hunter: All-American Adventure written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein with illustrations by Juliana Neufeld.

"All-American Adventure" happens to be the sixth installment in the Treasure Hunters children's book series which is published Jimmy Patterson (James Patterson's imprint at Little, Brown, and Company). The series is told from the point-of-view of Bickford "Bick" Kidd, who is supposed to be writing the story while his twin sister, Rebecca "Beck" Kidd, is handling the illustrations. They have two older siblings, Tommy and Storm. They travel around the world with their archaeologist parents, where they get tangled up in some sort of adventure.

The sixth entry has the Kidd kids stuck in Washington D.C. and bored out of their minds while their parents are working on a project at the Smithsonian. To keep the kids out of trouble, their parents get a babysitter for them - Uncle Richie. (Their great-uncle to be precise.)

What starts out as a simple day of visiting tourist attractions quickly turns into an all-new Kidd's adventure that takes them across the USA in the attempt to unravel a conspiracy involving fake Bill of Rights documents.

Final Thoughts

Sunday, July 7

Sunday Post / It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date.


Good Morning, Everyone!


How was everyone's 4th of July?

I'm not into fireworks, so I spent the 4th watching the third season of Stranger Things on Netflix. Plus, my town had their fireworks event on June 28th.

It wasn't a great week for me. The central air (a.k.a. the air conditioning) kept shutting itself off every 20 seconds on Monday night, so a repairman had to come in on Tuesday afternoon to fix it. Let's just say it was really hot in the house by the time he showed up. The good news is that the broken part only cost $10, but with labor it was over $100. At least the central air unit didn't have to be replaced, unlike what happened with the hot water heater the previous week.

I guess bad luck comes in threes!

The washing machine drainage pipe goes through the bottom of the east wall, turns into the garage, and eventually turns again and goes in between the two concrete blocks that the hot water heater sits on. Then it goes straight down into the garage floor. Thanks to the hot water that leaked out of the old water heater last week, the seal for the PVC slip union that connects two of the pipes together had broke; which basically means when the washing machine drains the water leaks from the where the two pipes are connected. Luckily, I do know a thing or two about plumbing, so I was able to fix it myself.

FYI: My sore throat was gone by my midweek, but I currently have three canker sores! Yay, me!



What Am I Currently Reading?

I flew through Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I'll post a review for it sometime this week. I took a short break from reading on the 4th to watch the new season of Stranger Things. My next read will be 1,000+ horror epic "IT" by Stephen King. I've owned an IT paperback for many years but I've never gotten up the nerve to read it. The 1989 miniseries scared me to death when I was a kid and I never got the courage to watch the second part of it until I was a teenager. I had rewatched the miniseries a couple of years ago and it's not as scary as I remember it to be. And, of course, I've seen the 2018's IT movie. This will be the first time I have read IT. I'm in a horror mood as of late, so it might not take me too long to read the novel.

   

New Blog

Speaking of horror, I made decision to give my post series "Midnight Horror Review" its very own blog  https://midnighthorrorreview.blogspot.com/. I'm not for sure if I'll get a domain for it. Currently, I'm posting snippets of the original Midnight Horror Review's posts from this blog, so I'll have enough content for about three weeks. The blog doesn't have any followers yet! 

UPDATE:
I've decided to delete the new blog because maintaining one blog is enough "work" for one person. Therefore, I'll just continue posting Midnight Horror Review posts right here on this blog.

  

Recent Reviews

The Rundown
(Blu-ray Review)

The Big C: The Complete Series
(Blu-ray Review)

In the Mail