Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sunday Post - Star Trek, John Carter, and 007

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

Good Morning, Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well this morning and that you haven't had any cabin fever from being quarantined!

Currently, my sanity (and nerves) has been on edge for several days. While I have been out of the house to take out the garbage, mow the yard, and get the mail, I haven't been anywhere in over three weeks. As of Friday, Missouri is officially under stay-at-home orders until April 24th, which is something the governor should've done many weeks ago.

What Am I Currently Reading?

I put a bookmark inside Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, but, sadly, I never got around to reading it yet. Instead, I ended up reading Star Trek: The Next Generation: Double Helix: Infection by John Gregory Betancourt, which is an eBook I have had on my Kindle since last year. The plot involves a planet being exposed to a man-made flu-like virus. Sounds familiar, right? I'll be posting a review for it on Monday or Tuesday, so keep an eye out for it. There are five other books in the Double Helix series. I do have all of them, but I'm not for sure when I'm going to read them.

My next read is Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack, which I borrowed on the OverDrive app.

Recent Reviews

What's In the Mail?

I told myself I wasn't going to order any more books for a while, but I guess I just didn't want to listen to myself, as I now have Texas Outlaw by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle.

What's New on the Bookshelf?

As many of you are already aware of, at the beginning of the year I signed up for Kindle Unlimited for 3 months for 99 cents, so I could read all of the 007 books before the new movie, No Time To Die, was released. Since then the movie has been moved to November, so I've been taking my time reading the books. I signed up for a fourth month of Kindle Unlimited, so I can finish the 007 novels. Well guess what titles were on sale for April? Yep, that's right, all the 007 are sale for 99 cents except for Casino Royale, which is a $1.99. Well, I decided to jump on the sales and bought all the books. Now I can take my time reading/reviewing them.

FYI: The 007 reviews will be posted in November.

Since I'm not in a rush to read the 007 novels, I going to be reading the Locke & Key graphic novels on Kindle Unlimited, as well as a few other titles before the end of the month.

Each and every month, Simon & Schuster mark down a few Star Trek titles to 99 cents, and I took advantage of it on April 1st. I got the following titles: Star Trek: Strangers from the Sky, Star Trek: Voyager: Mosaic, Star Trek: Excelsior: Forced In Fire, Star Trek: Voyager: Echoes, Star Trek Voyager: Flashback, Star Trek: The Fearful Summons, and Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide.

Additionally, I purchased John Carter: Barsoom Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs for 99 cents. It contains seven novels: A Princess of Mars; The God of Mars; Warlord of Mars; Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; and A Fighting Man of Mars.

From LibraryThing, I won the eBook Fall of the Cities: Last Man Standing by Vance Huxley.

From NetGalley, I downloaded the thriller Dead End by Nancy Mehl.


  1. My cabin fever seems to be under control for the moment, but I'm an introvert and don't really mind it so much? I know a lot of people are struggling with it though (even many introverts) so I can definitely sympathize. And I do find myself having to get outside and get some fresh air- it definitely helps relax me!

    Ultraman looks awesome!

    I'm really curious what you'll think of the John Carter books as I have fond memories of those going back to childhood. they certainly read differently as an adult lol but I still have a soft spot for 'em. :)

    1. I've never read the John Carter books, though I did see the over-bloated Disney movie. I thought 99 cents was really cheap for seven books.

  2. I thought After She Wrote Him was an upcoming release by the Australian author I’d somehow missed, but it was published here in 2017 under the title Crossing the Lines :) I hope you enjoy it.

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

    1. No, it's just Crossing the Lines retitled as After She Wrote Him for USA readers.

      FYI - I didn't care much for the book.


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