Sunday, March 7, 2021

{Sunday Post} - Later, The Luminaries, and Sweet Black Waves

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

Good Morning, Everyone!


What the hell is wrong is wrong with Blogger today? I was getting ready to edit this post, and the platform wouldn't cooperate with me, so I had to sign out and sign back in. And now half of what I had written had disappeared after I had saved everything.


What Am I Reading?

Instead of reading The Queen's Gambit last Monday, I ended up reading Writers of the Future - Volume 36, an ARC that I have had in possession for nearly a year. I had started reading a few times but lost interest in it. I thought it was time to kick my butt into gear and review the damn thing. The link to the review is down below in this post.

Anyway, I started reading The Queen's Gambit late last night. I had watched the Netflix limited series last year, so I already know what happens. However, that didn't stop me from having dreams about Beth Harmon playing chess, which is weird since I don't know how to play the game. I'm currently on page 82 out of 243.

Next, I'll be reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, an eBook I purchased on Kindle yesterday. I've been watching a six-part limited series adaptation on Starz. The plot is confusing as hell with all the flashbacks, so I thought reading the book would help me understand the series.


Recent Reviews

What's in the Mail?

Shout Factory! had a huge Blu-ray sale around Valentine's Day, and I ended up ordering The Fly Collection, Frankenstein Created Woman, and Dracula: Princes of Darkness. I had forgotten about the movies until I received them in the mail on Wednesday. I've been on a Hammer Horror kick for a while now, so it's a no-brainer why I wanted the Dracula and Frankenstein movies. Walmart stores started carrying selective Scream Factory! (Shout Factory!'s horror label) sets last year, and I've been keeping my eye out for The Fly Collection. All the stores in my area would have a shelf tag for it but would never have it in stock. Luckily for me, the Valentine's Day sale had the set at around the same price, so it all worked out. 


FYI: The Fly Collection contains The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), The Curse of the Fly (1965), The Fly (1986), and The Fly II (1989).

On Wednesday, I received the books Goosebumps SlappyWorld: Monster Blood Is Back from R.L. Stine, and Later by Stephen King. I'll be reading these two sooner than later.

Note - Typically, Scholastic sends me a review copy for each new Goosebumps title. However, after sending an ARC request, I never heard back from Scholastic's publicist. I'm wondering if my contact is no longer employed there. It was odd not to receive either a yay or nay.

What's New on the Bookshelf?

On Thursday afternoon, I received a text message from my mother stating she was shopping at a new Family Dollar/Dollar Tree hybrid store in another county, and there were many $1 books there. She sent a snapshot of the book section and asked if I wanted anything. I zoomed in the image and picked out three titles that looked interesting - Crimson Death by Laurel K. Hamilton, The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser, and The Dead Girl In 2A by Carter Wilson.



I visited the Family Dollar/Dollar Tree hybrid for myself on Saturday morning. I picked three more titles - Four Dominions by Eric Van Lustbader, A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Kline, and Sweet Black Wave by Kristina Perez.


Since I was out and about yesterday, I stopped by the local thrift store and picked three more books - Waking Lazarus by T.L. Hines, Double Feature by Donald E. Westlake, and Never Tell A Lie by Hallie Ephron.


  1. Oh man! I really want to get the Fly Collection! I've been dying to watch that movie for years! Hope you have a great week!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. There are five movies in The Fly Collection - the original trilogy from the 50s/60s and the 1986 remake, and its 1989 sequel. I watched the original 1958 film today, and the practical effects still hold up.

  2. I have yet to watch The Queen's Gambit. I think I'm about the last person in the world who hasn't! Have a great week!


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