Sunday, March 12, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Kronos, 9 Dragons, and Zero Hour

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

Weekly Tidbits 

  • I detest the chilly, rainy weather that has persisted in Missouri for the past few days. My allergies are acting up as a result. With the addition of acquiring a cold, my weekend hasn't been the best, but at least I got some reading done. 

  • I just purchased a new smartphone; sorry if some of the photos in this post are a little dark. I'm still figuring out how to set the camera. 

  • This afternoon, the Kansas City Royals won their 16th preseason game. Their current record is 16-2. Let's hope they continue to play well during the regular season.

What Am I Currently Reading? 

I read 58 pages of Star Trek: Prodigy: A Dangerous Trade this morning. As it's a short book, I want to complete it tonight. Next, I'll read Burner, a "Gray Man" book by Mark Greaney; in fact, I'll probably begin reading a minute after I finish the Star Trek book. 

I'll then proceed to the library books. I borrowed two novels from the library: The Cabinet of Curiosities and Bloodless, both written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Over the week, I read The Cabinet of Dr. Leng, the 21st book in the Pendergast series that finishes on a cliffhanger. It's also Part Three of a Quartet. I neither own nor have read the other two. It shocked me that the little library had any works by the authors, but lo and behold, I found the other two novels there.

Recent Reviews

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


Southern Gospel

Fear the Walking Dead

What's in the Mail?

Although I didn't receive any ARCs, I did receive three books that I purchased from eBay. The books' titles are Wake Woods by K.A. John; Kronos by Guy Adams; and Vampire Circus by Mark Morris. There are novelizations of Hammer horror films. 

What's New on the Shelf?

Walmart continues to impress me by stocking its shelves with new books. I recently purchased Tom Clancy's Zero Hour by Don Bentley, Dungeons & Dragons: The Druid's Call by E. K. Johnston, and When the Missouri Ran Red by Jim R. Woolard. 

It seems like it's been ages since Dollar Tree restocked their books, and then, "Alakazam," they have books overnight. I bought the following: Trust Me When I Say I'm Sorry by Benjamin Stevenson; The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones; Hunter's Moon by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone; and Planet of the Apes: Omnibus Volume 3 by George Alec Effinger.

While visiting the library, I picked up three 'free' books: 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly; Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman; and Eve by Iris Johansen.

Don't freak out, but I bought 60 books at a thrift store for under four dollars. That's under seven cents per book. I do, on rare occasions, like to read a good western, and I bought 49 paperback westerns. The books were in a flat box on the floor. Instead of putting each book in a cart, I grabbed the entire box, which cost only $1.99 in total. 
The lot included 18 J. R. Robert's Gunsmith titles: The Killing Blow, The Sapphire Gun, Outlaw's Reckoning, Under a Turquoise Sky, Wildfire, Dying Wish, The Madame of Silver Junction, Ace in the Hole, The Valley of the Wendigo, The Greater Evil, Straw Men, A Daughter's Revenge, Death in Dodge City, The Knights of Misery, Red Mountain, The Ghost of Billy the Kid, Barnum and Bullets, and Tales From the White Elephant Saloon. 30 books by Zane Grey: The Fugitive Trail, Wanderer of the Wasteland, The Drift Fence, The Dude Ranger, Boulder Dam, The Light of Western Stars, Western Union, Desert Gold, Prospector's Gold/Canyon Walls, Sunset Pass, Rogue River Fued, Stairs of Sand, Arizona Ames, Fighting Caravans, Nevada, The Deer Stalker, The Last Trail, Tappan's Burro, The Desert of Wheat, Black Mesa, 30,000 on the Hoof, The Heritage of the Desert, The Man of the Forest, Captives of the Desert, Code of the West, Wilderness Trek, The Arizona Clan, Majesty's Rancho, Amber's Mirage, and The Border Legion. And last, but not least, is Zane Grey's Laramie Nelson: The Other Side of the Canyon by Romer Zane Grey (Zane Grey's son).

Additionally, I picked up nine David Baldacci books: A Gambling Man, The Whole Truth, Mercy, Long Road to Mercy, Deliver Us From Evil, One Good Deed, The Last Mile, Daylight, and Memory Man. Also, I got a hardcover of Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger.

Lastly, I picked up Lost: Endangered Species by Cathy Hapka. Why? I have no idea. Despite watching Lost back in the day, I'm not the biggest fan.


  1. wow, that's a lot of Westerns, enjoy!
    I wouldn't even have the room, lol.

  2. Nice song by Miley. I'm kinda jealous of all those Zane grey's!


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