Sunday, October 9, 2022

{Sunday Post}—Fall, Revival, and Word of Honor

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer's Kimberly hosts a weekly meme called "The Sunday Post"! 

Hello, fellow bloggers!

  • My prayers have been heard. The KC Royals' pitching coach, Cal Eldred, and manager Mike Matheny were both "let go" shortly after the team's final game of the 2022 season. In other words, they were fired. 

  • I don't see why everyone is praising Hulu's reimagining of Hellraiser. I thought the characters were unlikeable and the plot was just ridiculous. However, it isn't quite as awful as the last run of sequels. 

  • The Netflix version of Mr. Harrigan's Phone by Stephen King was good. 

  • I must have been living under a rock because I had no idea that Stephen King's time-traveling novel 11/22/63 was adapted into a "limited" television series. Despite not liking James Franco, I recently binge-watched the series and found it to be entertaining. I'm behind on reading several Stephen King books, including 11/22/63. I searched my library (a bedroom closet) and discovered the copy I had purchased in 2011. I'm eager to read it but I need to finish a few ARCs first.

What Am I Currently Reading?

I'm about to begin reading James Luceno's Star Wars: Catalyst, which I borrowed from Libby. I'll be reading "Robert Ludlum's The Blackbriar Genesis" by Simon Gervais. I need to start listening to the audiobook, The Maze Cutter, that I mentioned last week. I also want to read another Libby-borrowed eBook, J. Randy Taraborrelli's The Secret Life of Marilyn Monore.

Recent Reviews

Can You Survive Dracula?

What Has Arrived in the Mail?

This past week's newish review-related mail included the Revell book Word of Honor by HalleeBridgemann and the Fall Blu-ray.

What is New on the Shelf?

Don't ask me why, but I bought Deborah Noyes's middle-grade biography A Hopeful Heart: Louisa May Alcott Before Little Women at Dollar Tree for whatever reason. At the library, I got two free books: What You See in the Dark by Manuel Munoz and Revival by Stephen King. Revival is an 11-disc audiobook.

New on my Kindle is the 99-cent Star Trek: Sarek by A. C. Crispin.


  1. Glad to hear you had a decent week! It's fun when you discover a new series is out there and can binge it! Glad to hear it was entertaining!

    Nice new reads! Those are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Yes, "11-22-63" was entertaining, but it had more of a movie feel than a television show.

  2. I must be the only person in the world who didn't like 11-22-63, but time travel is my genre and I'm very picky about it. Word of Honor looks good! Here's my SP:

  3. I've seen Stephen King books around a lot lately. I've only read one of his. I need to read more!

    I love the Libby app on my phone!

    Have a great week ahead.

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
    My post:

    1. You'll enjoy Stephen King if you appreciate horror. My Kindle has a Libby app.

  4. I'm in the opposite camp from Bonnie - I loved 11-22-63 and thought it one of his best. I'm looking forward to his newest, Fairytale. I read King's On Writing book ages ago and even though I'm not a writer, I found it fascinating. Hope you have a terrific week and find time to curl up with a good book.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    1. I now want to read the book after viewing the Hulu series. The book "On Writing" is excellent. Fairy Tale is a book I bought, but I haven't had time to read it yet.

  5. 11/22/63 was a book I didn't want to read, and I used to devour all Stephen King books. I'm so far behind now on his though. I might give that tv show a try. I also hadn't heard of the phone one, so I need to watch that too! I hope you have a good week!

    1. I am not one of the many JFK enthusiasts and conspirators who will study anything about the 35th President of the United States. As a result, I wasn't interested in reading 11/22/63 until I watched the limited series.

  6. It's weird how I watch Stephen King adaptations but have never read any of his books lol! And ooh a Choose Your PAth book. I'm familiar with the old Choose Your Own adventure, I wonder if that's a reimagining or rebooting. Will have to check...

    Fall looks interesting!

    1. Reading Stephen King's books is strongly advised because they are so much better than the film adaptations.

      The Choose Your Path Book series is unrelated to the Choose Your Own Adventures series save from the basic idea.

  7. I'm currently reading The Running Man by Stephen King. So far it good.
    Have a great week.

    1. I haven't read The Running Man in years; it's very different from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.


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