Sunday, July 7, 2024

{Sunday Post} — The Fate of the Phoenix, Shark Night, and The Rise & Fall of ECW

7/5/24 - I can't sleep—the cup of coffee I'm drinking isn't helping the problem—and I'm listening to Iron Maiden at nearly 2 a.m. on Friday. Instead of working on reviews—I've started two—or setting up today's Book Blogger Hop, I'm writing my Sunday Post early. 

Song of the Week

What Am I Reading? 

I finished The House That Horror Built on Wednesday. I took a reading break yesterday, the 4th of July, and plan on starting Douglas Preston's Extinction sometime today. Then I'll probably move on to Craig Johnson's First Frost

What's New in the Mailbox? 

Yes, two books are in the above photo, but only one came in the mail—R.L. Stine's Shark Night. I'll probably read it sooner than later; maybe I'll post a review for it during the upcoming "Shark Week." 

I picked up Iris Johansen's The Survivor the other day at Walmart

What's New on the Bookshelf?

I might've stated a few times on this blog that I don't care much for audiobooks. So, it might be a shock that I bought a slew of 99-cent audiobooks at the thrift store. If I counted correctly, there were 25 total. Yes, I feel a bit crazy getting these. 

Eighteen of the titles are William J. Johnstone's Westerns: Eagles: Blood of Eagles, Eagles: Eyes of Eagles, Eagles: Dreams of Eagles, Eagles: Talons of Eagles, Eagles: Scream of Eagles, Eagles: Crusade of Eagles, Eagles: Pride of Eagles, Eagles: Revenge of Eagles, Eagles: Destiny of Eagles, The Last Gunfighter: No Man's Land, The Last Gunfighter: Rescue, The First Mountain Man: Absaroka Ambush, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Pursuit, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Showdown, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Fortune, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Justice, The First Mountain Man: Preacher's Peace, and Hell's Half Acre: Cold-Blooded (written by William's niece, J.A. Johnstone).

The other audiobooks include Dean Koontz's Seize the Night, Preston & Child's Two Graves, Preston & Child's Cemetery Dance, Iris Johansen's Stalemate, Iris Johansen's Quicksand, and Iris Johansen's Countdown.

While at the thrift store, I bought one 25-cent hardcover, The Last Patriot by Brad Thor; four Iris Johansen paperbacks—Dark Summer, Blood GameAnd Then You Die, and Deadlock; and three other paperbacks: Star Trek: The Fate of the Phoenix by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath, and Cold Fire by Dean Koontz.

Dollar Tree put out a bunch of books this week. I picked up The Annihilation Protocol by Michael Laurence, The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan, High Treason by Sean McFate, and Titan's Day by Dan Stout.

New titles on my Kindle are Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster; Star Trek: The Rings of Time by Greg Cox; Star Trek: The Disinherited by Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, and Robert Greenberger; and The Rise & Fall of ECW by Tom Loverro.


  1. Must be something about Friday night and early today why we can’t sleep. I’ve tried everything including sitting outside in the dark and blogging. Hope it’s better tonight

  2. I've been struggling with sleep this weekend too. Too many fireworks going on. Not sure all are the legal kind either. Watched a few that I could see last night, thankfully it was Saturday but I heard our town is doing theirs tonight as they had to reschedule their 4th event. Why they picked the next work night instead of any of the other weekend nights is beyond me. Probably won't get any sleep tonight either.

    Nice new reads! Lots of new to me ones but I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Wow you made out great at the thrift store.


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