Sunday, 14 August 2022

{Sunday Post} - The Dominion War, Section 31, and The Search for Spock


Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!



Good Morning, Bloggers!


"So many books . . .no place to put them . . .and so little time to read them."  


The Lost Bookmark 


In January, I had preordered two bookmarks (Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) from Trends International. The bookmarks were supposed to ship in March. As many of you already know, my grandmother died from COVID-19 complications on January 29th, which threw my life off balance. I had forgotten about the bookmarks until the tail-end of July and contacted Trends's customer support. They were super-fast in responding. The Buffy bookmark was discontinued (though I've seen it for sale on eBay) for reasons not provided. They refunded me in full via PayPal and said they were sending me the Gilmore Girls bookmark for free. A few days later, I received a UPS packaging containing a Sunsets 2023 mini-calendar from Trends International. I never ordered a calendar. My birthday isn't until September, so it wasn't a gift from someone. Then I checked the "carton packing list" and noticed "Gilmore Girls - Premier Bookmark" in the description. I contacted customer service, and they replied, stating it was a warehouse error and that they were still sending the bookmark. As you can see in the above photo, I finally got my hands on the Gilmore Girls bookmark. 

Friday, 12 August 2022

{Book Blogger Hop} - Favorite Books




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What are some of your favorite books?

Submitted by Julie @ Stepping Stone Book Reviews.


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Thursday, 11 August 2022

[Review] - 'The Foe of Barnabas Collins' by Marilyn Ross


Barnabas Collins is back in the ninth Dark Shadows novel - The Foe of Barnabas Collins. The gothic-romantic romp became available to the public in July 1969. Once again, Marilyn Ross gets credit as the author. FYI - Marilyn is the pseudonym for the late author William Edward Daniel Ross.

Monday, 8 August 2022

[Review] - 'Crossfire' (Extreme Measures 2) by Lynette Eason


Last week, I binged-watched the second season of The X-Files and coincidentally read Crossfire by Lynette Eason, which centers on an FBI antagonist. The two are in no way linked together besides both having FBI characters. Crossfire is a Christian romance-thriller, and nowhere does the description fit in with The X-Files.

Sunday, 7 August 2022

{Sunday Post} - A Time to..., Cemetery Road, and The Old Man

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer!



Good Morning, Bloggers!


It's Saturday at 10:46 PM. I just finished sipping coffee while my mind analyzed a twenty-seven-year-old episode of The X-Files
 
  • My good ole allergies have been acting up, probably due to the extreme humidity. 

  • Gnats have taken over my home! It seems like every year, these pests show up like clockwork and then vanish into thin air. Thank the heavens for apple cider vinegar and Hot Shot

  • The KC Royals are 43-65 but aren't dead last. They're in 4th place and only 14.5 games behind. Whit Merrifield got traded to the Tronto Blue Jays. Karma? 

Friday, 5 August 2022

{Book Blogger Hop} - Genre Switcheroo




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What To Do


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Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why?

Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.


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Thursday, 4 August 2022

[Review] - 'The Demon of Barnabas Collins' by Marilyn Ross


If you perchance to buy a Dark Shadows novel at a thrift store or used book store with only the bare minimum knowledge of the series, you'll be confused or disappointed after reading the book. Whether you have seen a few episodes of the original ABC daytime soap, the short-lived NBC series, or Tim Burton's spoofy remake, you know the vampire Barnabas Collins is imprisoned in a coffin and is released 100+ years later. Barnabas didn't make his way into the book series by Marilyn Ross (the pen name of William Edward Daniel Ross) until the sixth novel, and his backstory was different. Instead of being chained in a coffin, Barnabas lived among the living. Every once in a while, he would change his identity to a made-up son, grandson, great-grandson, etc., so nobody would find out about his vampire secret.