Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday Post: Gunnie Rose, The Shed, Garfield, and Star Trek

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

Good Morning, Everyone!

What Am I Currently Reading?

Late last night, I finished reading Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, so expect my review for it soon. Early this morning, I finished reading The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. My review will be posted on Tuesday. Next, I'll be reading An Easy Death and A Longer Fall, which both titles are part of the of Gunnie Rose series by Charlaine Harris.

Recent Reviews & Posts

(Winter Reads)

(Blu-ray Review)

(Rereads Review)

(Winter Reads)

(Midnight Horror Review)

What's In the Mail?

The only thing in the mail last week was The Shed DVD, which was sent to me from RLJE Films. I'll be watching it sometime tonight and my review will either be posted on Monday or Tuesday.

Thrift Store Finds

Here's a little fact about me: I'm a big Garfield fan! My love for the orange fat cat started when I first watched the Garfield's Halloween Adventure animated special on television way back in 1985 when I was a four-year-old. As an adult, I've collected all the cartoons on the DVD, many mugs, and several stuffed toys, as well as a few books. Yesterday, I picked up Garfield Chews the Fat: His 17th Book by Jim Davis at a thrift store for $.10, which is a collection of comic strips from 1987 - 1988. There were over a dozen Louis L'Amour titles at the thrift store. At 10 cents each, I almost bought all of them but I restrained myself and only got three Sacketts titles — To The Far Blue Mountain, The Sky-liners, and Ride the River.

Library Finds

I don't what the problem is with the local library but they're having trouble getting new titles. The exact same books were in the "new" section that were there the last time I stopped by, which was a few months ago. It didn't look like anything was checked out as the bookshelves were packed. At least the "For Sale" bookshelves where full. For $2 each, I ended up buying The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson, The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler, and The Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles.

The only reason I grabbed The Lady of the Sea is because the painting La Ghirlandata is on the cover. FYI: I know how to cross stitch and I made a stitching of the famous painting many years ago. It's book three in the Tristan and Isolde series. I'll have to keep an eye out for the other two installments.

Any novel with the word "books" in the title always gets my attention, which is the first reason why I picked up The Book of Speculation. The second reason is because it has a stunning cover. Lastly, the plot involves a librarian and circus mermaids. The plot sounds intriguing.

The Mirk and Midnight Hour is about a Mississippi teenager who tries to help a wounded Union solider. Just by reading the synopsis, I'm guessing it's a romance story but by glancing at the cover, I'm taking a guess there might be some supernatural elements to it.

In the "Free" section of the library, I picked up The Moonlit Earth by Christopher Rice.

What's New on the Bookshelf?

Kindle had a good sale going on the 1sts and I ended up getting the following eBooks: Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon, Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours by David Mack, Star Trek Discovery: The Way To The Stars by Una McCormack, Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself by James Swallow, Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward, Star Trek: Discovery: The Enterprise War by John Jackson Miller, Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl, Wherever You Go by Tracie Peterson, When You Are Near by Tracie Peterson, The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imzadi by Peter David, and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Imzadi II by Peter David.


  1. Ooh looking forward to the Zahn review for sure!

  2. You have plenty of new books to keep you busy for a while!

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. Yeah, I have plenty of books to last me to Spring, if not longer.

  3. A librarian and circus mermaids? Who could resist?? The Book of Speculation sounds very intriguing! Hope it's as good as the summary promises. :)


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