Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Blu-ray Review - Return of Ultraman

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I've spent the past week binge-watching the 1971-1972 Japanese series Return of Ultraman, which was recently released to Blu-ray ($39.98; 21 hrs 39 mins) from Mill Creek Entertainment, featuring all 51 episodes on a 6-disc set. There are no special feature or bonus extras ,but it set does come with a 24-page episode guide booklet. The series is also available on a Blu-ray Steelbook!

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sunday Post - What Should I Read Next?

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

Good Morning, Everyone!


I hope everyone is safe and sound this morning! The COVID-19 Virus has hit my county with one confirmed case as of Friday! I've heard rumors of who the individual is, but I don't like spreading rumors, so I'm not going to go into details. The county is under lockdown!

Friday, 27 March 2020

Book Blogger Hop: March 27th - April 2nd


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.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


Share a photo of one section of your bookshelf randomly selected or go ahead and share the entire bookshelf.

This week's prompt is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


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 - Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman


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.


When you have drunk an entire bottle of white wine, coaxing a rather skittish garden spider into a clear plastic tumbler using only an old birthday card becomes more of a challenge to hand-eye coordination than it is at other times; a challenge that is not helped by a partially unclothed fiancee on the edge of hysterics, who, despite her announcement that she would wait in the kitchen, is instead leaning over your shoulder and offering advice.
page 56, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

  

My Thoughts

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

DVD Review - V.C. Andrews' Casteel Family

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Now available to on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is V.C. Andrew's Casteel Family 5-Movie Series, which aired on Lifetime last year. The film series is based on V.C. Andrew's original novels, which were later finished by the ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman. There are are no special features or bonus extras.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Review - Forsaken by Sara Reinke

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Jason Sullivan has everything he could have wanted in life -- his own business, the perfect girlfriend and the perfect opportunity to ask her to marry him. Then, in one violent, unexpected moment, he loses it all. Murdered in cold blood, wrongly condemned and enslaved to a sadistic demon, Jason must fight to reclaim not only the life and love he'd once known, but also his soul.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Sunday Post - Dean Koontz, Enterprise, and No Mercy

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

Good Morning, Everyone!



What Am I Currently Reading?


I'm currently reading The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz. It was originally published in 1981 under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols. The novel has made its way into the headlines this past week because readers were saying Mr Koontz predicted the coronavirus, which isn't true, as the virus in the novel is man-made.

Sometime today, I'm going to start reading the eBook "Forsaken" by Sara Reinke, as I need to post my review for it on Tuesday for a book blog tour. And, no, I didn't forget about this title. I was just sent the eBook on the 16th.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Book Blogger Hop - March 20th - 26th


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.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


If you could add one interactive feature to reading books, what would it be?

This week's prompt is submitted by Kri @ The Tired Buyer.


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 - The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz


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.


Helen Mainway chattered excitedly about the spectacular special effects, and Elliot Stryker had an endless supply of compliments as well as some astute observations about the technical aspects of the production, and Charlie Mainway poured a third bottle of Dom Perignon, and the house lights came up, and the audience reluctantly began to leave, and Tina hardly had a chance to sip her champagne because of all the people who stopped by the table to congratulate her.
page 56, The Eye of Darkness by Dean Koontz

  

My Thoughts

Thursday, 19 March 2020

3 Tips for Choosing Your Next Book

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to choose the next book you want to read. Even if you are an avid fiction reader, you may have an inkling for a change. When trying to find a new book to read, it can be very difficult to get past the cover. However, in order to fully understand the book and what it is about, you have to look past the cover. If you are able to follow the tips below, you may find a new world waiting for you to pick up and explore.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Random Ramblings - Sending Gifts During A Pandemic?

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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you already know about the world's pandemic's that has made the shelves at Walmart, Target, and grocery stores bare. Literally, everything has been cancelled — television shows, movies, sporting events, etc. Many people are now out of work thanks to the many business closing and the falling stock market. Times are definitely tough and extremely stressful for us all.

Finding a New Book To Read

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Reading is a relaxing activity that allows you to live in a different place and time for a while. There are many genres on the market that can hold your attention and keep you entertained. Here are some popular themes to consider.

Blu-ray Review - No Mercy (1986)

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Available to purchase at Walmart, Amazon, and Target.

Now available on Blu-ray is the 1986 action flick No Mercy (R; 106 mins; $14.98) starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger. It's part of the continuing Retro VHS series from Mill Creek Entertainment, where the slipcover resembles the original VHS rental cover. There are no special features or bonus extras.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

How to Become a Science Fiction Writer

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Do you daydream of star travel or science just beyond reality’s grip? If so, then you just might have what it takes to be a science fiction writer. If you’re considering writing cosmic fiction or stores that take technology down exciting new avenues, there are a few things you want to keep in mind when you’re just starting out.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Monday Morning Madness - The Apocalypse is Upon Us!

This post will serve as a my "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" (hosted by The Book Date).

Good Morning, Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well this morning!

It seems everyone is a little worked up over the current epidemic, which is being overhyped by the media. Don't get me wrong, everyone should be sanitizing their hands and staying clear of anyone who's sick with anything, especially the elderly. Wear a face mask, if need be. However, there's no need to stockpile toilet paper! Good grief! COVID-19 attacks your respiratory system and not your gastrointestinal system. Have some common sense, people!

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Sunday Post - The Derseden Files, Jack Reacher, and More Trek

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

Good Evening, Everyone!



What Am I Currently Reading?


I hope everyone is doing well tonight!

Like for most people, this past week was a little chaotic due to the pandemic.

Yes, I'm still reading The Chill by Scott Carson and one of these days I'm going to actually finish reading it. I believe on chapter five or six. With hardly anything else going on in my life this week, I should have plenty of time to read it.

Additionally, I'm going to read the newest Goosebumps book by R.L.Stine. I'll probably read it early tomorrow morning. It's pretty short, so it shouldn't take too long.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Review - A Glimmer of Ghosts by Hunter J. Skye

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


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One night of filming in the wrong cemetery changes everything for a celebrity ghost-hunter with a half dead brain. When Melisande Blythe discovers that a secret society of wraiths wants her killed or worse, Mel will have to do the one thing she promised she would never do… trust a ghost.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Review - Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI



It should be no surprise to anyone to learn that I love horror movies (and books). Since today's Friday the 13th, I'm featuring a review for Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI by Simon Hawke, which is based on the screenplay by Tom McClouglin for the sixth Friday the 13th film. The movie was released in 1986 and it marked the return of the horror villain icon Jason Voorhees, who was absent from the previous entry. (Spoiler Alert: Jason was replaced with a copycat killer!)

Book Blogger Hop: March 13th - 19th


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.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


Other than book reviews, what do you feature on your blog?

This week's prompt is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews.


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.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Review - Trendhim Black Interceptor Watch


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

My fascination with watches began during my childhood (way back in the late '80s) after I started watching 007 films. James Bond always had the coolest watches, so naturally I have owned many similar watches — some elegant and others that looked futuristic.

For the last few weeks, I've been wearing the "Black Interceptor Watch" from Trendhim, an online jewelry and accessory store for men.

Black Interceptor Watch


Retailing at $49, the quartz watch is made from metal alloy. It features rotating dials for the seconds, minutes, and hours. The time is indicated by a red stationary hand. The dials are painted in black and the numbers are white. The case and strap are black and gunmetal gray. The case itself measures 40mm diameter and 12mm depth.

The Black Interceptor Watch can be purchased at www.trendhim.com/black-interceptor-watch-p.html.

Trendhim


Located in Belgium, Trendhim was founded in 2007 by two eighteen-year-olds, Sebastian and Mikkel. By 2009, they had quit their regular jobs and focused all their attention solely on building their business. Later, a third partner, Martin, joined the team. As of 2019, the company has 13 unique brands with over 1,600 products, such as watches, jewelry, bags, cufflinks, belts, sunglasses, and wallets.

Learn more about Trendhim at www.trendhim.com.

Final Thoughts


The "Black Interceptor" is a great looking watching. The dials has an unique look that resembles both a speedometer and a compass. Add in the the metal strap, it has a futuristic vibe to it. The watch is very quite. You have to put the case up to your ear to hear it ticking.

The only major downside to this watch is that the strap is a little bit short. I have a large-size wrist, so I have to use the bottom hole of the strap. While I can go up one notch, it's a little too tight for my liking. Besides from this issue, the watch is perfect.

Despite the fact the watch was sent from overseas, it arrived fairly quickly in a decent size box.

Overall, I loved the Black Interceptor Watch. It's an excellent watch that'll appeal to men. Make sure to check to visit Trendhim as they carry many other watches, as well as suit accessories, jewelry, wallets, and many other things.



Monday, 9 March 2020

Monday Morning Madness: Jason Lives, Goosebumps, and Audrey Rose


Good Morning, Everyone!

Yes, I'm doing things a little different this morning. Since I was under the weather yesterday, I moved my Sunday Post (hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer) to today's Monday Morning Madness. Also, this post will serve as a my first "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" (hosted by The Book Date) for the year.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Book Blogger Hop: March 6th - 12th


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.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


When did you first know you're truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?

This week's prompt is submitted by Kri @ The Tired Buyer.


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.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

5 Home Library Wants!

*This is sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.  

The # 1 fear for any book lover!


Being a book lover myself, I would have to say my #1 fear is running out of space for keeping my books. And I'm referring to printed books! I don't have have a problem with eBooks as they're way too easy to store.

Last year, I went through my library (a.k.a. - bookshelves and closets), boxed up many books that I no longer wanted and donated them to a local Salvation Army. At the time, I felt pretty good as I finally gotten rid of books that no longer intrigued me and uncluttered two closets. Fast forward to the present, where I have replaced most of the books with new ones. My tastes in books have changed in the last two years, so I have started collection different genres. Well, not exactly new ones as most of them are used books. While my reading collection might seem small to some readers, for me it seems quite large due to limited storage space.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Product Review - Aquatru Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filters

 *This is a sponsored post/review.


As industrialization and modernization has mad dour lives easier, it has also made it less livable at the same time. Increased pollution, deteriorating air and water quality and climate changes have made us all more vulnerable to diseases and allergies. Water remains an important lifeline but unfortunately, one can only dream of finding clean and pure water in their pipelines. Usually, it’s simply hard water that is not only unfit for human consumption, but also results in faded laundry, skin allergies, and limes ale buildups.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Sunday Post - John Sandford, Ultraman, and The Girl Who . . .

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

Good Evening, Everyone!



What Am I Currently Reading?


Reading wasn't exactly a high priority for me last week. Thanks to the spring weather arriving early, my allergies kicked in, which has put a strain on my eyes. I was recommended to take a Vitamin A supplement, which I started taking yesterday.

One Wednesday, I had to help move and install a new washing machine and dyer for my parents, so my back is a little store for it. Since the weather is warmer, my mother and I will begin going though my grandmother's belongs in the storage unit. Throwing stuff away and donating other things. We're not getting rid of everything.

This week, I finally going to read The Chill by Scott Carson. I was going to do this last week but at the last minute I had to read an eBook for a book tour I had forgot about. However, before The Chill I'm going to read The Girl Who Loved Twice by David Lagercrantz as I need to return the book to the library by the March 11th.

Additionally, I'm currently reading Moonraker by Iran Fleming on my Kindle. Then I'll be reading Diamonds Are Forever, followed by other 007 novels.

Friday, 28 February 2020

Book Blogger Hop: Feb. 28th - March 5th


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.

The Book Blogger Hop now has its own Facebook Group! Please join the group to get all the newest Book Blogger Hop updates. Also, you can communicate with your fellow book bloggers in the group.

What To Do


1. Post on your blog answering this question:


Tomorrow is leap year. Name one book being released in 2020 that you would prefer to skip.

This week's prompt 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.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Review - Ghost Hunters: Bones in the Wall by Susan McCauley

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Twelve-year-old Alex may have lost his ability to play sports, but he gained the ability to see ghosts. Now he must figure out how to put an evil spirit to rest—or die trying.

Once an athlete and popular kid, Alex is in a terrible car accident that severely injures his hip and leaves him with a rare power: he can hear and see ghosts. All Alex wants is to be normal. But when a malevolent spirit begins haunting him, Alex must accept his unwanted psychic powers and work with his best friend, his paranormal investigator cousin, and two friendly spirits to solve the mystery of the bones in the wall and put the vicious ghost to rest. If he fails, he’ll lose his family and friends to a gruesome fate.


"An inventive, fast-paced tale brimming with chills, thrills, and heart. Perfect for fans of Lockwood & Co."
Henry H. Neff, author of The Tapestry series


It's been a busy week, so I almost completely forgot about reading Ghost Hunters: Bones in the Wall until yesterday. I spent the majority of my morning reading this book while sipping on a cup of coffee.

Like most books I've been reading lately, I didn't read the blurb. I only signed up to review the book based on its cover, which I thought the plot was going to be an adult horror story. However upon reading, I quickly learned this a middle school story. (FYI: I do like reading kids' books!)

Ghost Hunters centers around Alex, a twelve-year-old who gets a "sixth sense" after being in a horrible car accident. He now has the ability to see and communicate with the dead. With the help of his best friend, Jason, and his weird cousin, Hannah, Alex must solve a mystery and stop a vengeful ghost.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Ghost Hunters: Bones in the Wall. It's fast-paced, well-written story with likeable characters. The story has a nice Goosebumps vibe! Readers of all ages will have a blast reading it.




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Susan McCauley was born and raised on the gulf coast of Texas, not far from Houston. She spent several years in Los Angeles, California acting, writing, and teaching college English. In 2002, she moved to London to further explore professional theater. While in London, her stage adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's "The Nose" was performed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's George Bernard Shaw Theatre; and, scenes from her play The Prisoner: Princess Elizabeth were performed at HMS Tower of London. She returned to the U.S. in 2005. In 2007, she was the line producer of the Emmy Award nominated Civil War short film Now & Forever Yours: Letters to an Old Soldier. She has had short stories published in several anthologies, and her short story, "The Cask," was made into an award winning short film.