Sunday, January 28, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Deep Strike, Heat 2, and The Lost Tomb

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

* Weekly Tidbits * 

  • I've started doing my laundry on Saturday mornings at the laundry mat. No, the plumbing isn't acting up again; I'm just not using the washing machine at home until the driveway or yard pipe gets replaced, which might take some time.

  • The KC Chiefs will attempt to win the AFC championship this afternoon; let's hope Mahomes doesn't screw things up.

What Am I Currently Reading?

I'm slowly getting back into reading. I'm now on Chapter 8 (page 173) in Patrick Stewart's memoir Making It So. I need to read the graphic novel These Savage Shores because my review is due on January 30th—yes, I know I'm cutting it short—for a blog tour. Then I'll read The Vampire: The Masquerade: The Complete Series for a blog tour on February 1st. 

Recent Reviews

The Secret

What's New on the Shelf?

Man, the cost of paperbacks at Walmart seems to be rising monthly. There used to be a better reduction on the cover price, and currently, a paperback costs nearly $9. I intended not to purchase any new books this week, but I got two: Heat 2 by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner and Deep Strike by Rick Campbell. It should be no surprise why I got drawn to Deep Strike—I love stories about submarines. Heat 2 is a novelized sequel and prequel to the 1995 crime film Heat, which is supposed to get a film adaptation soon.

I picked up three more paperbacks at the thrift store—Storm Front by Jim Butcher, Taking Eve by Iris Johansen, and The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn.

Every month on the first, as I've mentioned several times, a new batch of Star Trek ebooks becomes available for purchase. For some reason, four February titles got released early. I purchased the three that I didn't already own—Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels, The Next Generation: Strike Zone by Peter David, and Voyager: Battle Lines by Dave Galanter and Greg Brodeur. It is unusual for an "Enterprise" novel to be on sale for the second month in a row. It's good to see the short-lived series receiving some attention because, as far as I can tell, there are only twenty novels in the series. I'm hoping there will be a few additional decent titles on sale on the first rather than repetitions since there usually are eight to twelve titles on sale (September being an exception when there can be over twenty to honor Star Trek Day).

Additionally, I bought The Lost Tomb by Douglas Preston when it went on sale.


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    1. Me too. I recently rewatched it on Netflix, which is departing the streaming platform at the end of the month. I first watched it when it was released on VHS in November 1996, eleven months after its theatrical debut. That was a different era; I was fifteen at the time, and when I purchased an R-rated film, no one at the store requested to see my ID. I had forgotten about the film until I found the Heat 2 book. I purchased the movie in 4K, and I think it will arrive today.

  2. Today's game will be interesting that's for sure. I feel like if the Chiefs pull a win, I might actually make my Taylor Swift Bingo Card for the Super Bowl, just to see how many times the camera shows her. It's getting kind of annoying these days. But whatever. I'm more here for the commercials than the Super Bowl itself! Lol.

    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. Hopefully, they won't make a mistake today, but throughout the season, that has been their tendency. Taylor Swift is performing at a concert in Japan the day prior at 4 p.m. I'm wondering if she'll make it to the game, given the time difference.

  3. My sister loves the KC Chiefs, so I guess I will go with that, lol! Have a great week, Billy ☕📚🪱😊

  4. I am a big fan of the dresden series never watched the show but throughly enjoy each book i read. Though i not read battleground as i like to wait tell we have a next one waiting in the wings so i don’t forget what happened between books. Sigh i hope this is not another george r. R. Martin issue and we actually get the next book.

    1. I've only read a few of the Dresden novels. I remember the short-lived television series.

      I seriously doubt that George R. R. Martin will ever complete The Winds of Winter. He appears to be the slowest writer ever.

  5. I was rooting for my home team - The Ravens. Congrats to you and the Chiefs on their win! :)

  6. I want to read the Patrick Stewart book. I hope you are liking it. 📘

    My son loves the Dresden File series. 🙂

    I hope you are having a great week. ☀


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