Sunday, August 8, 2021

{Sunday Post} - Billy Summers, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, and Star Trek

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

Good Morning, Everyone! 


Trashy Streets

Not unless it's a holiday, the trash gets collected in Ward 2 on Tuesdays mornings. Guess what? The waste disposal company sold out to another company. From what I've heard, most of the workers had quit on Monday morning. There were no trash pickups on Tuesday. Don't worry. The city hall made a statement on Facebook that an extra truck is on its way - and nothing happens. Then, a city employee told me that the waste disposal company said they were sending four to five trucks to pick up trash on Friday and Saturday. Well, it's now Sunday morning, and they haven't picked up the garbage. It's not just my street. It's all over town. And, from what I read from other citizens on Facebook, trash has been piling upon other wards for several weeks.  

Grandmother's 80th Birthday

My grandmother's 80th birthday was yesterday. There was a little get-together in the nursing home community room for her birthday. My mother, two aunts, two uncles, and a few younger cousins were there. My mom brought a cake she had ordered from somewhere (Walmart?). I didn't attend the event. I would prefer not to be in the same room with my mom's brother, who I disowned a long time ago. To avoid drama (or me possibly punching him), I didn't make an appearance. My dad didn't go to the party either. He has the same opinion about my mom's brother.

I visited my grandmother Wednesday afternoon, so I could drop off her birthday present. What do you get for an 80-year-old woman with Alzheimer's? Books are out of the question because she can no longer read. So, I got her a bunch of chocolates and snack cakes. She has a huge sweet tooth, and chocolate is about the only thing she is guaranteed to eat. 

I could only stay about 90-minutes. She had no clue that she was even having a birthday.  When I was ready to leave, my grandmother started crying because she didn't want me to go. I am her oldest grandchild, otherwise known as her favorite. I'm the only one of her grandchildren that has anything to do with her. Why is this? I blame my uncle and aunts for not allowing their children to have a relationship with their grandmother.  

Despite the fact she cannot remember names or faces, she was fully aware of who I was on Wednesday. She doesn't act like this for anyone else, just me. I'm going to have to try and make time to visit her more often. I'll be going this afternoon, as long as the COVID-19 situation doesn't mess everything up. The nursing home has already reinstated its facemask rule. All visitors have to have their temperatures taken before signing in for each visit.


What Am I Reading?

I was still under the weather for the majority of the week, so reading wasn't a high priority for me. I did manage to finish Star Trek: TNG: Shadows Have Offended. I've started writing a review for it. If I don't post it today, then I'll get to it tomorrow. 

My next read is The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix. Hopefully, I can start reading it tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Recent Reviews

When We Last Spoke

What's in the Mail? 

The only thing review-wise in the mail was the Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. I saw the first film on HBO a few years ago and don't remember anything about it. Despite receiving bad reviews from critics and moviegoers, I liked the sequel. Sure, the plot is ridiculous, but I 'lmao' for 90+ minutes. I even rewatched last night, which is a rarity for me anymore.

What's New On the Bookshelf?

It should be no surprise to anyone that I had to own Stephen King's newest novel Billy Summers.

There are a lot of new titles on my Kindle - The Librarians Trilogy by Greg Cox, Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall, Star Trek: TNG: The Eyes of the Beholders by A.C. Crispin, Star Trek: Triangle by Myrna Culbreath & Sondra Marshak, Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose Earth by Kristen Beyer, Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference by Christopher L. Bennett, Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett, Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic by Christopher L. Bennett, and Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett.


  1. Yikes! We had a similar situation where our trash company got bought out but it wasn't quite that bad. And I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Alzheimer's is just so devastating. I'm sure it meant the world to her that you were there though. It must be hard for you too.

    Take care this week- love all the Star Trek! :)

  2. That situation with the trash company sounds very far from ideal! Maybe some pressure will build up with everyone being unhappy about what they're doing and they'll get their act together! I'm glad you were able to still have a nice moment with your grandmother, even if she wasn't really aware it was for her birthday. And full props for staying away from people who add nothing to your life, even if they're family! I hope you feel better in the coming week!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet grandmother.

  4. Ugh. Seriously. Nothing stresses me out more than when the trash is not collected for one reason or another!!!

    That's amazing that your grandma recognizes you but no one else. That will be great if you can see her more often. Happy Birthday to her.

    I hope the new Stephen King is a good one!


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