Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling pretty good. I decided to stay on my med because I couldn’t deal with the lack of sleep. I’ve noticed that if I go to bed no later than midnight and I have an alarm set, I can get up without too much trouble. I’m still a bit drowsy, but I think most people are.


Here’s what I posted on the blog this week:


I’ve been reading REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt this week. I should finish it some time today and then I’ll post my review on Wednesday. I’m going to start rereading SUNRUNNER’S FIRE by Melanie Rawn next. It’s the last of the Dragon Prince trilogy that I’ve been rereading.

I haven’t had much chance to listen to THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES audiobook. I hope I get more time this week.


I’ve been listening to music from movies this week. One of my favorites is “Dawn” from the 2005 PRIDE & PREJUDICE movie starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.


I couldn’t sleep on Tuesday night so I ended up watching the 2005 PRIDE & PREJUDICE movie on my phone while I was in bed. I’m part of the minority who like this version better than the BBC one starring Colin Firth.

Corey and I watched DIVERGENT and INSURGENT on Friday and ALLEGIANT on Saturday. It’s too bad ALLEGIANT didn’t do better in the theaters so the movie studio would’ve green lit the fourth movie. I need to reread the trilogy. I’d forgotten how much I like the story.


I love my new 2024 Reads page. I love some of the blogging tools I have through the Enfold theme on WordPress.


I want to put a series post together some time. It’ll take some time with what I have in mind. I’m scheduling some time to work on it so I actually follow through with my ideas.


I need to start physical therapy this week. I went to an orthopedic doctor on Tuesday. My hips and knees have been causing me some pain. My right side’s much weaker than my left side because I’ve been compensating for pain and stiffness caused by my injury in October 2022.

I’m a little nervous because I’ve never done physical therapy. I’m also excited because I’d like to walk up and down the stairs normally and I’d like to start walking again.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme that was originally created and hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books in March 2010. As of February 2013, it’s hosted by Billy at Coffee Addicted Writer.
Today’s Question(s) is …

How many books are on your “to be read” list?

My Answer(s) is …

Um… My TBR has over 1500 books on it and it grows much faster than I can read. My TBR has EVERY book I want to read on it, not just the books I own in physical or electronic form. I do cull my list once or twice a year and remove the books I’m no longer interested in reading. It can feel very overwhelming at times. I know I won’t even make a dent in my list before I die, but I still want to keep a list of all the books I might be interested in.

What about you? How many books do you have on your TBR?

Bout of Books is a week-long readathon held every January, May, and August. It’s low-pressure. There are optional reading sprints, Twitter chats, and Instagram challenges.

That’s it! Another Bout of Books has come and gone. I had a great time focusing on my reading this week. I only participated in the Instagram challenge on the first day, though, oh well.

I hope everyone who participated had just as much fun as I did. Thank you, Amanda and Kelly, for all the hard work you put into making Bout of Books as much fun as it is each and every time!

Don’t forget that the next Bout of Books is May 13 to 19, 2024.


I had a great week. Here are my totals!

Pages Read: 597
Hours Read: 21 hrs 44 min
Books Finished: The Star Scroll (also from 4% to 16% in The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes)

How was your week? Did you meet your goals?

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling tired. Although I’m over my cold, I haven’t been sleeping very well. With the help of my doctor, I’m weaning myself off a problematic med that’s for depression. One of its main side effects is drowsiness so doctors often prescribe it to patients with a history of depression and sleeping difficulties. I’d stay on it if it didn’t make me so sleepy. I have a hard time getting out of bed before 11:00am most mornings because of the med.


I had another really good blogging week.Here’s what I posted this week:


I’ll finish rereading THE STAR SCROLL by Melanie Rawn today. It’s even better than I remember. I’ve also listened to a couple of hours of THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES audiobook.


Corey grew up on 60s and 70s rock so that’s what he listens to unless he’s in the mood for something more recent. Without fail, “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival comes on every single time we get in the car. Things could be worse. At least it’s a good song.


Corey and I are in that bingeless state you get in after finishing a mind-blowing show. We’re currently trying to decide what to watch next.

We’ve been rewatching a few of our favorite shows, like BLUEY. (Yes, we watch BLUEY and no, we don’t have kids.)

We’ve also been watching a couple of favorite movies, like THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE and NATIONAL TREASURE (1 and 2). We also watched Order of the Phoenix because my BFF’s daughter finished the book and hadn’t seen the movie yet.


I love when Corey goes out of town because I get to eat SUSHI!!!

For those of you who don’t know, Corey’s deathly allergic, and I mean deathly, to shellfish. He’s so allergic that he’ll have an anaphylactic reaction if I’ve eaten it and breathed on him or if he walks into a restaurant or grocery store with shellfish. Needless to say, I only get to eat sushi or shellfish when Corey’s away for at least 24 hours. Have I mentioned that shellfish is my favorite?


I want to make some brownies or chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been in the mood to bake but haven’t really given in yet.


I need to eat some breakfast.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

This year hasn’t been the best reading year. I did do more reading in December than anymore other month. though.

My favorite book this month was a reread of DRAGON PRINCE by Melanie Rawn. My least favorite read was THE CHRISTMAS MURDER GAME by Alexandra Benedict.

Books Read


Books Read: 2

Pages Read: 899

Average Rating: 3.75


Books Read: 12

Pages Read: 5,070

Average Rating: 4.13

January Plans

How did your December go? What are your plans for January?