Sunday, January 8, 2023

{Sunday Post}—Architects of Infinity, From Sawdust to Stardust, and The Man Who Loved Mars

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

Weekly Tidbits

  • I'm late with today's post, but this time it's more on purpose. This morning, my mother called to ask if I wanted to accompany her to a Walmart in another county, where she was seeking a "foot" for her sewing machine. Since I'd been looking for the Halloween Ends Blu-ray, which I couldn't locate, I agreed to go. For whatever reason, none of the stores in my area are selling the movie, which was released on December 27. I had previously preordered it from Walmart, but the purchase was canceled. I'll attempt to order it from Best Buy if my neighborhood Walmart doesn't have it in stock in the next day or two. Advice: Avoid ordering it from Amazon since, for some reason, they have the Blu-ray priced at MSRP

  • I started the first week of 2023 by working out on three separate days. By exercising, I mean spending 30 minutes at a leisurely speed on a stationary bike in the morning to try to loosen up my legs. I'm going to try to go faster for 30 minutes every morning for five days starting tomorrow (Monday through Friday). Weightlifting is something I might add, but without a bench, it's challenging. I have an exercise ball, and I can use it, but it's difficult. I also have an aerobics step platform with risers that I might use, but it's much trickier to use than the exercise ball.

What Am I Currently Reading?

On Saturday afternoon, I finished the fourth book in the Star Trek: The Dominion War mini-series. I'm thinking of reading Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, an anthology edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido, next. I'm still on page 10 of Ben Wan's Phantasm Compendium: A Journey Behind-the-Scenes into the Phantasm Films, which I ignored this week in favor of Star Trek novels. 

Recent Review

What's in the Mailbox?

Two Star Trek novels that I just purchased for $4.95 each from Hamilton Books arrived in the mail on Friday. The books are Star Trek: Voyager: Architects of Infinity by Kristen Beyer and Star Trek: Mere Anarchy: The Complete Six-Part Saga by Mike W. Barr, Christopher L. Bennett, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Dave Galanter, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, and Howard Weinstein. You may be asking why Mere Anarchy has seven writers. It's an omnibus collection of a six-part eBook series that was published in 2006–2007.

What's New on the Shelf?

I bought The Man Who Loved Mars by Lin Carter, a classic science fiction novel, on a weekday trip to the thrift store.

The monthly Star Trek 99-cent eBooks were all repeats except for From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelly by Terry Lee Rioux, which technically isn't even a Star Trek book. I added the short novella Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust's Latinum's Lost by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann to my growing Star Trek eBook collection. No, it wasn't on sale. I bought it at the regular price of $2.99. Also, I snagged Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson for $3.99. Yeah, it's not my favorite Star Wars movie, but I'm curious if there are any differences between the novelization and the movie.

I didn't check Kindle's daily deals after I made the above image, so not pictured are Dead Eye by Mark Greaney, TripTych by Karin Slaughter, and Memory's Legion by James S.A. Corey.

1 comment:

  1. Exercising at a leisurely speed sounds about how I do it lol.

    Lin Carter! I have some of his books. Always loved the Green Star series.

    Curious about the njovelization diffrrences- I've always loved the little changes in the Star wars: New Hoe book by Alan D. Foster. The little extra stuff. :)


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