Sunday News #53

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 a little bit tired. I stayed up Friday night and last night reading two very good books. I often don’t stay up reading because I love my sleep too much. When a book can get me to forget about my sleep, then it’s definitely going to get a 4- or 5-star rating.


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


I finished reading BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry and listening to THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES audiobook last night and I loved them both. I’ll post both reviews soon.

I’m going to start reading THIS SPELLS LOVE by Kate Robb today and I’m going to continue reading The Hunger Games series via audio.


I’ve been listening to a few songs Corey adores. If he’s not listening to his main playlist that consists of 60s and 70s rock, then he goes back and forth between listening to the three songs below. I think the first one is weird, but funny and I like the second and third. Let me know what you think of them.


We went to BEEKEEPER in the theater on Friday. It’s the new Jason Statham movie. You always know what you’re in for when you watch a Jason Statham movie and it definitely delivered. I liked it, but the story felt underdeveloped and rushed. I think his Transporter and Mechanic series are better.

We also watched the three Kingsman movies and the two Hitman’s Bodyguard movies at home. I love the Kingsman movies and I’m excited for the new one to come out later this year or early next year. I love the first Hitman’s Bodyguard movie the best. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are hilarious together. The second one isn’t as good, but it’s still fun.


I love the bookmarks I made for a few of my friends. We met in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and have been friends since. This week was two of their birthdays so I crocheted bookmarks for each of them.


I want to go swimming. I miss Bear Lake. I know I can swim in the indoor pool at our local recreation center, but it’s not the same. Bear Lake is not only a gorgeous blue green, but it’s fresh water with no salt or chlorine and it’s cold. It’s nice to take a dip on a warm summer’s day.

Needing Craving

I’m craving my spicy oatmeal cookies because one of Corey’s colognes always reminds me of nutmeg and other spices. They’re cake-like cookies, fluffy and soft, and they taste like spice cake but better.

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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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Emma! 😀 I had a lot of fun making them.

      Yes! Even though I love my sleep, I tend to get very distracted at bed time so I end up not going to bed until after midnight. Reading until later than that is very unusual for me but I will do it if the book I’m reading is amazing, lol.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Cool! 😀 I’m glad you did. Yes, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are a good pairing. They’re hilarious, lol. I hope you enjoy the movies if you do watch them.

  1. Alicia
    Alicia says:

    This Spells Love looks like it’s right up my alley.
    Those bookmarks are so cute, I’ve never thought of crocheting this.

    I watched the latest Fast and Furious movie with my brother and enjoyed it but was a little lost because the last one I saw was the original when it was released.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Alicia! 😀 I enjoyed making them. THIS SPELLS LOVE caught my attention immediately when I chose it for my Book of the Month book. I’m excited to read it this week.

      I’m a super fan of the Fast & Furious franchise. I love it so much. I even got my BFF to watch them with me. I can see why you’d feel lost if you hadn’t seen one since the original. The storylines are very different now.

  2. Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews
    Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews says:

    I’ve been wanting to read a book by Emily Henry. This sounds like a good one. Oh you asked my thoughts on season 5 of GOT on my blog. It was good. I tend to get a bit confused with all the different characters, but wow it’s a violent series, isn’t it? I’m almost done with season 5 now.

    Have a great week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      BOOK LOVERS is my first Emily Henry book. I look forward to reading more by her.

      There are a ton of characters in GoT. My husband has a hard time keeping them straight as well. He has face blindness so some of the characters that look a lot like each other confuse him. It is very violent. So Crazy.

  3. Karen
    Karen says:

    I can’t even remember the last time a book kept me up until the wee hours. I miss that feeling.

    I enjoyed Book Lovers.

    Love your bookmarks!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Karen! 😀 I had a lot of fun making them.

      I totally understand. BOOK LOVERS and tBoSaS are the first ones I’ve stayed up reading for at least a year or more.

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