Sunday News #1

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’ve been feeling a little bit overwhelmed this week as school started on Monday. It always takes me a couple of weeks to get the hang of my new schedule. I’ve changed my classes around a couple times this week too so everything has been in flux, which hasn’t helped with my anxiety.

I’ve also been getting over an infection so I’ve been feeling sick from the infection and gross from the antibiotics. Thankfully, I took my last antibiotic on Friday morning and I’m starting to slowly feel better.


I haven’t blogged much because of school and I’ve missed it, which is a good sign. I’ve been visiting and commenting on blogs, though, which I enjoy doing.


I’m currently reading HOW TO: ABSURD SCIENTIFIC ADVICE FOR COMMON REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS. It’s hilarious. I love it. I also love that everything I learned in my physics class last semester is showing up in this book.

I’m going to start reading PRINCE CASPIAN today. It’s due back to the library in a week and I want to make sure I get it read before I have to return it.


I watched Cruella on Disney+ with Corey this week and I’ve been listening to “The Baroque Ball” ever since. I love it. I want to know who sings it, but I can’t find it online. It’s only associated with the composer of the Cruella score, Nicholas Britell, and he definitely doesn’t sing it.


I discovered a couple new shows this week as I was sitting brain dead after school. The first show I found was a new cooking competition with Gordon Ramsay. I Gordon Ramsay. It’s called The Next Level Chef. It’s like a combination of Masterchef and Cutthroat Kitchen, if you’ve ever seen either one of those.

The second show I discovered is called That’s My Jam. It’s a game show hosted by Jimmy Fallon. It’s a music game show with celebrities and they try to earn points so they can win money for charity. It’s a lot of fun. My favorite so far has been episode two. It had Josh Groban who had to sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” switching from a baritone to a high voice in the middle of the song and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt who had to sing a pop song as a member of The Cure. It was hilarious.


I joined Book of the Month for only $5 because a friend had a referral link. She got a free credit and I saved $10. Everybody wins. I’m excited to get my first book in a few days.

Book of the Month seems like an awesome book subscription. You get to choose between five books. If you don’t like any of those books, you can choose a past book. If you’re behind on your reading, you can put the subscription on hold and not be charged the months you’re on hold. And, the only thing that comes in each box is a book. You don’t have to worry about having a ton of book swag cluttering up your house.

If you want to look into it, click here so you can join for $5 if you decide you want to. (Disclosure: I’ll get a free credit if you join with this link.)


I want a cobb salad from Chick-Fil-A, but Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays in my neck of the woods.


I need everyone at the school to wear a mask so I won’t get COVID. I’m triple vaxxed and I wear a mask, but I’m afraid that I’m going to get COVID because of someone who doesn’t take the pandemic seriously. Hardly anyone wears a mask in Utah and the COVID numbers are rising because of the Omicron Persei 8* variant (*Omicron Persei 8 is a Futurama reference, so I had to tack on the Persei 8 for funsies).

I talk to my therapist about my anxiety and fear and he says, it’s understandable AND all I can do is cope ahead by doing everything I can do to protect myself, which I’ve done and continue to do. Le sigh.

At least the school mandated everyone be vaccinated before they could register for this semester. I just wonder how many people fudged their info.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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6 replies
  1. Suey
    Suey says:

    Sounds like a lot of awesome happening with you (except the infection of course!) Listening to your Cruella song. Lovely. I remember loving all the music from that movie.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yeah, I have a lot to think about and be grateful for, even with dealing with the infection and not feeling well. 🙂 The music in the movie is beautiful. The music in The Stepford Wives is beautiful too. I just watched that with Corey last night and I love it!

  2. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Hopefully, you’re ALL better by now. SO many people are sick right now that it’s definitely concerning. Mask-wearing is not a big thing here in Arizona either and we have a lot of anti-vaxxers in my area, so…yeah. I’m vaxxed and boosted and I haven’t had so much as a sniffle since February 2020, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll stay healthy.

    Good luck with school! I still have anxiety dreams about college and I graduated over 20 years ago. LOL.


    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      That’s awesome that you haven’t gotten sick since February 2020. I got a cold in July of last year because I was around my friend and she was just getting over one. I’m not sure how I got this infection. I’m glad the antibiotics got rid of it. 🙂

  3. Anne@HeadFullofBooks
    Anne@HeadFullofBooks says:

    What are you majoring in in school?

    I hate even going to the store when people wear their masks wrong (nose out), I can’t imagine how awful it would be to be in a classroom full of people not even trying to be safe. But your therapist is correct. Focus on you not them!

    I could never do the book of the club. I’d want too many books and then not read them when they got here. Better for me to check out books from the library if I can. For some reason library books don’t scream at me the way books I’ve purchased do.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      My major is math. I love math. <3

      I also hate being around people who wear their masks wrong. There’s no point in wearing them if you’re not going to wear them right.

      Lol. I can totally understand where you’re coming from. I love getting new books. It’s one of my favorite things, even if I haven’t read more than half of what’s in my library, lol.


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