Monday, 1 July 2019

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!

How is everyone doing on this Monday afternoon?

I'm doing alright for the most part. I spent the majority of Sunday sleeping as I was under the weather with a sore a throat. Thanks to several Halls cough drops, I'm feeling a lot better today!

After receiving three inches rain last weekend, it hasn't rained a drop since, which isn't a good thing as the temperature with humidity has been 100+ for several days.

Reading wasn't much of a priority for me last week. Several things came up (like always), such as the the water heater which had to be replaced. I had stepped into the downstairs laundry room/bathroom to find the floor flooded. My first thought was the washer machine was leaking, but I was wrong. Then I went into the garage and witnessed water shooting out the bottom of the nearly seven-year-old water heater. The replacement cost nearly $900.

What Am I Currently Reading?

I only read about 40% of Ring of Roses by Sara Clancy on my Kindle last week. To be completely honest, I had just forgotten about the eBook until this morning. Prior to watching Fear the Walking Dead last night, I started reading a few pages of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. If you don't know, the television adaptation's second season is currently airing HBO. I haven't watch last night's episode yet. I'll watch it On Demand tonight. I read a few more pages early this morning. I'm currently on page 181.


  Recent Reviews

The Son by Philipp Meyer
(Summer Reads)

Dumbo (2019)
(Blu-ray Review)

Jury Duty
(Blu-ray Review)

In the Mail

Nope! You're not seeing Déjà vu! Disney Home Entertainment accidentally sent me another copy of Dumbo, so sometime soon I'll be running a giveaway for it on here. After I'd already bought Treasure Hunters: All-American Adventure, the publisher sent me a review copy of the same title last Thursday, so I'll also be giving away the extra copy soon. FYI: I read the book on Friday. Review is coming soon!

The only other book in the mail last week was Unsolved by James Patterson and David Ellis, which I had ordered from Amazon as it was $5 cheaper than it is at my local Walmart.

New on the Bookshelf

The local thrift store is a complete mess with items tossed about everywhere. I've been told by volunteers that there's a bunch of books in the storage room, which is a bit odd as the book section has been downsized recently and is never stocked. Nevertheless, I picked up three paperbacks: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Deadtime Stories: Invasion of the Appleheads, and Deadtime Stories: The Beast of Basketville by Annette and Gina Cascone. I didn't find these titles in the book section, but instead I found them sitting next to the mugs. I already own a copy of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, but this version has a different cover and illustrations. I'll be reviewing the original version sometime in late July or early August, as well as More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your heater troubles. I hate when things like that happen. I hope you enjoy your books regardless. My Sunday Post

    1. I finished reading Big Little Lies a few days ago.

      I've had mostly bad luck this year. The central air quit during earlier this week and had to be worked on. Then the washing machine's drain pipe started leaking and I had to repair it myself. And to top everything off, I currently have three canker sores, which I'm guessing was caused by stress.


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