Showing posts with label Sunday Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sunday Post. Show all posts

Sunday, February 18, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Did I Say You Could Go, I Am Spock, and The Teacher

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


* Weekly Tidbits *


  • Hooray! The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl last Sunday. Not so ecstatic following the players' excessive drinking during Wednesday's Chiefs parade and rally. Seriously, there were kids there; the players should be role models. Even worse, following the terrifying shooting at Union Station, Mahomes, Kelce, and a few other players threw a party that night. They could have at least held off for a few days, showing some consideration for the victims. (Full disclosure: I did not attend the event; I saw it on television, securely at home.)

Sunday, February 11, 2024

{Sunday Post} — The Girl from Widow Hills, Midnight on Beacon Street, and Somebody I Used to Know

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


* Weekly Tidbits *


  • Sorry, no tidbits this week.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Beneath Dark Waters, The Hunting Party, and Weaveworld

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 


  • This week, I managed to post three reviews, which is an improvement. This week, there will be more reviews.

  • Yippee! Next Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will play in Super Bowl LVIII.

  • Believe it or not, until Friday night, I had never seen Taxi Driver.

  • I've been listening to Ozzy Osbourne all week.

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.
 

Sunday, January 21, 2024

{Sunday Post} — A Kim Jong-Il Production, Blind Fall, and The Scarlatti Inheritance

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 


  • I didn't have a functional toilet or shower until Friday morning. That is how long it took to reach a plumber. Either they didn't return calls or texts or were booked. The plumber that did show up was the one I had hired last month. The problem is around fifty to sixty feet into the yard; I don't know if it's a movement in the ground, a tree root, or the cold. The plumber will return after he has his camera back from the shop, which is currently in the shop. Concrete is expensive; I hope the issue is in the yard rather than the driveway.

  • Do you not find it annoying when a doctor tells you that you will receive test results in 24 to 48 hours, but in reality, it takes 4 to 5 days? Anyway, the good news is that my father does not have a blood clot; he has cellulitis caused by some form of trauma. What trauma? Perhaps a vehicle accident on Thanksgiving Eve left him hobbling, but he declined to see an EMT. Stubborn? Yep! Meanwhile, he's taking a second antibiotic, which appears to be helping.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Lock Every Door, Lost Empire, and The Thinner

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 


  • Sewer problems, ice, snow, illness, and family crises characterized this past week.

  • My father is ill; he has an infection in his leg, which might be a blood clot. He's at home on antibiotics and needs to go to the hospital tomorrow for a test.
 
  • The worst of my cough, cold, or whatever ailment you want to name hit me on Wednesday night. The home test indicates that I do not have COVID. To exacerbate matters, I've been having issues with my wisdom teeth.
 
  • It snowed a lot—a lot more than what the so-called weather forecasters were predicting. Several big tree branches fell, but luckily, they didn't damage anything. 

  • On Tuesday, there was a power outage for a few hours. 

  • Tuesday was also the day when the toilets began to misbehave. Not for sure if it's a "city" problem, a frozen vent or pipes, or a partial blockage in the mainline. 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

{Sunday Post} — The Bad Weather Friend, The Law of Nines, and One Last Breath

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 


  • I've had a nasty cough and been sick for much of the week. It is only a cough; I don't believe it's COVID. 

  • Reading-wise, I'm not feeling it. 
 
  • Reviews will get posted as soon as I feel like it. Writer's block? To some extent, yes. 
 
  • I've been binge-watching Babylon 5

Sunday, December 31, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The Devil's Rope, Mission Critical, and Utopia

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


* Happy New Year! * 






What Am I Currently Reading?


I had a lot of things going on last week, so reading wasn't a high priority. When I did have time to read, instead of reading the books that needed to be read, I started Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child, which I'm currently on page 369 and should finish today.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The Extinction Agenda, Heart-Shaped Box, and The 6:20 Man

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


* Merry Christmas * 

 
  • So Christmastime is finally here, and I couldn't be less excited. I'm not exactly "bah humbug. "I just don't have the holiday spirit this year—I cannot explain it. 

  • I'll be having "Christmas" on Sunday, so whatever bookish gifts, if any, will be listed next week. 

  • I watched the Barbie movie on MAX. It sucked—the worst movie I've ever seen. 

  • The KC Chiefs play on Christmas Day. Let's hope they don't screw up.






What Am I Currently Reading?


Friday - Due to my holiday blues, running errands, and dealing with a sewer issue, I haven't had time to read all week. I did place a bookmark inside Losing Spring by V.C. Andrews (ghostwritten by Andrew Neiderman), but I haven't read a single word in it yet. Part of me wants to read Lee Child's Bad Luck and Trouble, a Jack Reacher thriller and the basis for the second season of Reacher, which just began on Amazon Prime; I might search for it on a bookshelf. Other books on my reading agenda are Tom Clancy's Command and Control by Marc Cameron and Making It So by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Babylon 5, Killing the Rising Sun, and Princess of Dune

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 

 
  • The week flew by far too quickly.

  • Given how bad they've been playing this month, let's hope the KC Chiefs win today.





What Am I Currently Reading?


My next two reads, probably my final reads of 2023, are Losing Spring by V.C. Andrews (ghostwritten by Andrew Neiderman) and Making It So by Patrick Stewart. 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The A-Team 5, Millennium Falcon, and Shotgun Johnny

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 

 
  • I caught a cold from a relative on Thanksgiving and have been under the weather. 

  • I had an unbearable toothache for several days. It turns out I was allergic to the toothpaste I was using. 





What Am I Currently Reading?


I'm reading Bladestay by Jackie Johnson, which I plan on finishing tomorrow because my review is due on the 13th for a blog tour. Then I'll move on to Ricochet, Losing Spring, and Making It So

Sunday, November 26, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Command and Control, The Midnight Library, and The Zombie Survival Guide

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • Thank God the Thanksgiving holiday is gone. Did I mention in last week's post that I "hate" Thanksgiving? 

  • On Wednesday night (Thanksgiving Eve), my dad was involved in an automobile accident. Thankfully, neither he nor the older man in the other vehicle involved in the accident were hurt. Unfortunately, my father's van was totaled.






What Am I Currently Reading? 


Once again, it was a busy week, and reading wasn't high on my priority list. I'll finish Witch Fire sometime before the KC Chiefs game this afternoon. My review is due tomorrow for a blog tour, so I'm cutting it close. Also, I'm a few pages into Karin Slaughter's After That Night.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The Edge, The Manor House, and Witch Fire

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • I apologize for being absent last week; I was simply too busy to post a "Sunday Post." November has always been a busy month, and each year it gets more difficult. My mother continues to insist on hosting Thanksgiving dinner (more like lunch), and the older she gets, the more responsibility she assigns to her only child, me. Essentially, I have to spend two weeks getting things ready, which includes helping with the cooking and baking and hand-scrubbing the carpets and rugs. In addition, I tidied the flower gardens, removed leaves from the gutters, and rake and mulch leaves, which I did three times in two weeks. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot to mention clearing out the remnants of my late grandmother's possessions from a corner of their garage. Some items were donated, while others were thrown in the trash. Now that I had cleared the corner, I could see the dryer ventilation, which I also cleaned.

  • Thanksgiving has never appealed to me; it's my least favorite holiday. It all stems from some childhood trauma I experienced when relatives on my adopted side used to ridicule me every year. Fortunately, I'm not in close proximity to these people, so I'm no longer forced to interact with them.

  • My parent's dryer broke down. I ordered parts; two parts came in yesterday, and one is supposed to be delivered today. It's a simple fix; it won't take me long to work on it. Also today, I'll be installing a new light above their dining room table to replace an old ceiling fan that was down to one light.

  • I've been to the laundromat twice, helping my mother dry towels and clothes. While waiting for everything to dry, I grabbed a can of RC Berries and Cream Soda, and it tasted good. Weirdly, there are eBay sellers calling this soda “rare and asking $15 per can. That's insane.

  • The Black Friday sales stick this year.

  • I'm done with my Christmas shopping; everything is wrapped and taking up far too much space in my living room.

  • I have a new 4K TV that was on sale; it took me over a week to adjust the picture settings to my liking. 
 
  • I rewatched Anna and the Apocalypse twice last week.






What Am I Currently Reading? 


I had zero free time to read this past week, though there's a bookmark inside After That Night.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

{Sunday Post} — All the Light We Cannot See, The Last House Guest, and Prairie Fire, Kansas

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • There are no tidbits this week. The KC Chiefs game in Germany is airing this morning.



What Am I Currently Reading? 


I didn't read a single book during the week. I don't know what I'm reading next; it'll probably be one of the books in the above image.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The Bootleggers, Old Bones, and Wizard at Large

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • Happy Halloween! 






What Am I Currently Reading? 


By the time this post is published, I should've finished Tom Clancy's Weapons Grade. Today, I should probably begin After Midnight by Karin Slaughter next, but The Secret—the new Jack Reacher thriller—is calling my name. 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

{Sunday Post} — The Minders, Nothing to Fear, and The Other Passengers

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • On Friday, the dryer decided to quit yet again. I ordered some cheap parts from Amazon, which arrived late yesterday. The good news is that the dryer has power and heats up. The bad news is that it isn't cycling correctly, so I'll work on that this morning.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Diablo Mesa, and The Scapegoat

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • It's after three o'clock in the afternoon, and I've just started writing this post. Why the lateness? I know this is a broken record, but here it is: I've been sick with a nasty cold for most of the week. My body is having difficulty shaking this thing off. Either I keep catching a cold, or I have the new variant. I tossed and turned last night, and the constant coughing didn't help. I attempted to sleep in a recliner, but that didn't pan out well. So, I didn't get any sleep until this morning and throughout the early afternoon.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

{Sunday Post} — From the Dust Returned, Making It So, and Watchers of Time

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • This past week, there were no reviews. I was at a loss for words as I stared at the empty screen. Fortunately, it was only a short-term issue. I've written about 3/4 of a review for Star Trek: The Lost Years, and it will be published tomorrow. Then, I need to start working on many other review posts, including those for Hidden Pictures, The Heirloom, and Star Trek: Prodigy: Escape Route.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Anna Dressed in Blood, The Camp, and Voyages of the Imagination

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


* Weekly Tidbits *

 
  • Please keep in mind that I'm writing this post on Friday night. 

  • A cousin of mine on my adopted side passed away on Tuesday from cancer. A "celebration of life" will be held after his cremation; there won't be a funeral. 

  • I'm gradually recovering from my cold. My sneezing has stopped; however, my nose remains rather stuffy. The morning after I made myself mow the lawn, a canker sore appeared behind my tongue. It's still there, steadily improving. 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

{Sunday Post} — Dark Things I Adore, The Listener, and What Doesn't Kill You

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


* Weekly Tidbits * 

 
  • I'm still ill with a terrible head cold. The sneezing is almost gone, but my coughing is worse; congestion comes and goes. I bought a new humidifier for my bedroom; hopefully, it will help. 

  • What's going on? The KC Royals have won 4 games in a row. They're 48-101. The question is: Can they win 50 games by the season's end?