Sunday, September 5, 2021

[Sunday Post] - Dangerous Illusions, The Noise, and Star Trek

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

Good Morning, Everyone! 


I like to thank everyone for their kind words last week regarding my ailing grandmother. It's been an emotional year for me, and I'm hoping 2022 will be a better year, not just for me but for everyone.  

Nursing Home Visit

The nursing home has been closed for over a week due to a visitor testing positive for COVID-19. They opened back up on Wednesday. I went with my mother to visit my grandmother. She was slightly more lucid than usual, with her making short but complete sentences. Sometime in August, she misplaced her bottom dentures, and nobody can find them. We found her old dentures in storage, but I doubt she would wear them. She's been on a finger food diet, which has nothing to do with her missing teeth, and most days, she refuses to eat. She's nothing but skin and bones. No words can express my sadness.

Reviews Are Coming

I figured out my review dilemma, but it's not as I discussed in last week's Sunday's Post. Instead of forcing myself to write all my reviews back-to-back, I'm going to spread them out one at a time. I started doing this last night with Dangerous Illusions by Irene Hannon and followed by Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin on Monday. For the first time in my blogging life, I have a reading and reviewing schedule. So for the next three months, I have everything figured out. I made posting dates flexible, so reviews can be pushed up or moved back when I have to deal with a family emergency. 


What Am I Reading?

Since I'm writing his post early, I'm either already reading or just ready to start reading Blue Man by John L. Moore. I'm not 100% sure what the plot is all about, so it's going to be a bit of a surprise for me. I'll be reviewing it on Tuesday (my birthday) for a book blog tour.

I'm putting off reading Billy Summers by Stephen King for now. Instead, I'll be reading Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide to Villainous Children by Vanessa Morgan later in the week. I will be posting the review for it on September 13th for another book blog tour.

Recent Reviews

Dangerous Illusions

What's in the Mail? 

Once again, I got zero, zip, nothing in the mail. I had only requested one ARC. The publisher said she was sending a copy, but that was nearly a month ago. Last week, I emailed her about the book, and she hasn't replied. It's possible that she no longer works at Little, Brown, and Company. It seems publicists come and go quickly in the publishing world.

What's New On the Bookshelf?

The missing Little, Brown, and Company ARC is The Noise by James Patterson and J.D. Barker. I came across the book at Walmart and decided to buy it. If the publisher does send me a copy, I'll just give away the other one.

On the 1st of every month, Simon & Schuster has at least five or six Star Trek eBooks on sale between 99 cents and $1.99. For September, they had 12 titles on sale! Out of those 12, I owned one ebook, so I bought the other 11. All titles were 99 cents except for Star Trek: Picard: The Dark Veil by James Swallow. The other titles are Star Trek: TNG: Day of Honor: Ancient Blood by Diane Carey, Star Trek: DS9: Day of Honor: Armageddon Sky by L.A. Graf, Star Trek: Voyager: Day of Honor: Her Klingon Soul by Michael J. Friedman, Star Trek: Day of Honor Treaty's Law by Dean Wesley Smith and Kirstine Kathryn Rusch, Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death by David Mack, Enterprise: The Expanse by J. M. Dillard, Star Trek: TNG: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Star Trek: TNG: The Captain's Honor by David and Daniel Dvorkin, Star Trek: Memory Prime by Judith Reeves-Stevens, Star Trek: DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations by Diane Carey.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. that must be so hard.

    I like disappearing into the Star Trek universe at times- it's cool you're able to get so many of those books.

    1. Yes, it's a difficult time. I am the oldest grandchild and the only one that has anything to do with her. My cousins won't even make time to send a simple birthday or holiday card to their grandmother.

      I grew up a Trekkie kid but lost interest during Star Trek: Voyager's original run on television. Over the last few years, I've taken a reinterest in the Star Trek expanded universe. They're a guilty pleasure.

  2. Sorry to hear things with your grandma are still rough. I hope things get better.

    Well, at least your TBR pile didn't grow this week. That's always the plus side of not adding to it. You get the illusion of being able to get caught up. Lol.

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. It depends on what's your definition of TBR. My To-Be-Reviewed pile didn't grow. However, my To-Be-Read books increased, but it's my 'personal reads' and not ARCs.


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