Sunday News #35

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 happy. I got to spend some time with my BFF on Friday. Corey was out of town so we went out for sushi, played some MarioKart and watched SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. It was a lot fun!


This week on the blog:


I’m almost done with SOME OF IT WAS REAL by Nan Fischer. Unless something happens in the last part of the novel to change my mind, I’ll be giving this one four or four and a half stars. I’m excited to get back to WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens once I’m done.

I’m also halfway through the HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE audiobook. It’s been so fun to listen to while I’ve been working on my blog.


I’ve decided to share a song from the Prisoner of Azkaban movie since I haven’t listened to any music this week due to listening to the Half-Blood Prince audiobook. This is “A Window to the Past” and plays when Harry and Lupin discuss Harry’s parents.

I learned in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.


Corey and I finished watching all four of THE HUNGER GAMES movies. CATCHING FIRE is my favorite, but I do love them all.

We started watching the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies. So far, we’ve watched the first three. This is one of my guilty pleasure franchises. Up to this point, my favorite in the series is ROGUE NATION.

I’m also excited that Food Network’s HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP starts its new season tomorrow. The second half of the finale of MASTERCHEF is this week too. Dara Yu, my favorite contestant, is one of the finalists. I really hope she wins.


I love my new blog theme. I’ve been working on it all this week. It’s almost done. I only have a few things left to do, like update some of my pages and create graphics for my posts to help give my blog a more cohesive look.


I want the pinched nerve I have in my upper back to release.


I need to make a follow-up appointment with my doctor. I have a rash on my face. He thought it might be Rosacea and prescribed me an ointment to use. Unfortunately, it made the rash worse. About six years ago, I had an all-over body rash for almost three months. It was a weird form of Eczema and I had to use a steroid cream to help it go away. I still have some of the cream left so I’ve been using it instead of the other ointment. It seems to be helping, and the rash won’t disappear completely. It’s probably stress-related. It’s been a crazy few months.

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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  1. Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog
    Emily @Budget Tales Book Blog says:

    I hope all your medical needs get sorted soon! I wish I had time to re read the Harry Potter books. I have had a week or so of short reading nights and it has really put me behind…I also want to have time to watch Mission Impossible. It is the sort of film that I am convinced that I would enjoy!

    Hope you have a good week this week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Emily! 😀 I’m sorry about being behind on your reading. I am too. Hopefully, we both can catch up quickly! If you ever do get to watch Mission: Impossible, I hope you love it!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Deb! 😀 Tinkering with your blog is fun, isn’t it? There are six Mission: Impossible movies now and the next one is a two-parter so there will be at least eight. I wonder if it’s a two-parter because it’s going to end the franchise? I hope not. I could keep watching those movies forever. Those and the Fast & Furious movies. LOL.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lisa! 😀 I do some of my own graphics. Corey helps me too, and I also purchase images from Adobe Stock Photos to help me with the graphics too. I’m still learning how to use Illustrator and, sometimes, I need a starting point.

  2. Bookworm
    Bookworm says:

    I love the new blog look and the Friday with your BFF sounds wonderful. I can relate to the skin issues, I’ve had that happen before with no apparent reason.
    Happy reading this week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you so much! 😀 The skin issues are annoying, aren’t they? Fortunately, with the steroid cream, the rash isn’t very noticeable. I just wish it would go away completely.

  3. Louise Hallett
    Louise Hallett says:

    Other than the rash it sounds like a good week. I’ve seen the first three Hunger Games films but missed the final one when it was on Netflix. It’s been so long that I need to watch them all again before I see that last one!

  4. Karen
    Karen says:

    I meant to mention last week that I liked your new blog design and layout.

    I’ve had a weird rash that comes and goes and all the creams never work. I had it last week and ointment wasn’t working so in a last ditch effort I took antihistamine and it cleared right up.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  5. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I am glad you were able to spend time with your BFF! It’s time well spent. 🙂 I hope Some of It Was Real continued to be good and ended on a high note for you. I haven’t yet read Where the Crawdads Sing, but my mom really enjoyed it. I think Catching Fire is probably my favorite of the Hunger Games movies too. I hope you get some relief for your back soon. I hope your rash clears up too. I somehow hurt my knee and go back and forth about whether I need to call the doctor. I hate going and I wanted to see if it resolves itself on its own, but it doesn’t seem to be getting better. I hope your week is going well!

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