Sunday News #56

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 finally over my sinus infections. However, I’m feeling kind of meh. It’s probably because I’ve been isolating while I’ve been sick.


Here’s what I posted on the blog for the past two weeks:


I read THE INVOCATIONS by Krystal Sutherland this week. I really enjoyed the dark, mysterious atmosphere. I’m nearly finished with THIS SPELLS LOVE by Kate Robb.

I finished listening to the CATCHING FIRE audiobook and also listened to the MOCKINGJAY audiobook. They got me through my dizziness and nausea.

I’m slowly making my way through THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO audiobook. I can only listen to an hour at a time because the narrator’s driving me insane. He’s British, which is great, but he’s reading the book with a very thick, nearly perfect French accent. Don’t get me wrong. I love French. I took it for five years in school. I’m just the type of person that if you’re going to read a translated work in English, then read it in English. If I wanted to read it in French, then I’d be reading the French edition.


I actually listened to one of my favorite movie soundtracks this week, ST. ELMO’S FIRE. I haven’t listened to it for a long time, but I started watching THE FLOOR, hosted by Rob Lowe, and seeing him made me want to listen to it. Here’s my favorite song from the soundtrack. It’s the instrumental version.


As I said above, I started watching THE FLOOR on Hulu. It’s a gameshow hosted by Rob Lowe. It has sucked me right in.

I also started watching PRETTY LITTLE LIARS on Max. I’m already in season 2. The show’s really addicting and I’m curious who A is and what’s going on. I’m also curious if the books are as good as or better than the tv show?

Corey and I are still watching THE TUDORS, but since I started PLL, we haven’t made much progress.


I love my kitties, Izzy and Luci. They kept me company as I recovered from my sinus infections, by cuddling up with me while I watched TV or sat in my recliner or bed listening to my audiobooks.


I want to start working on my mood afghan again. I started it on my last birthday (April 19, 2023) and will go to April 18 of this year. I was really gung-ho about working on it in the beginning, but as SAD settled on me around November, I stopped working on it. I’ve been keeping track of my moods each day so I can still finish it. I’ve figured out that if I crochet 3 hexagons a day, then I should be caught up very soon and finish it on time.


I need to get out and be with my friends. As I said above, I can tell isolating has been taking its toll on me emotionally.

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. susan
    susan says:

    Hope you feel better soon. What part of the country are you located? Interesting that Rob Lowe is a game show host now, right? How odd. I don’t have Hulu though. Good luck with the Count of Monte Cristo …. that would take me forever but I still want to read it sometime.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks you, Susan! 😀 I live in Utah. It’s still pretty cold here, but the sun was out a couple days last week and today. It’s been nice. Hopefully, the snowstorms are almost done for the season.

      I’m pretty sure tCoMC is going to take me a couple of months to get through at least, lol. I think it’ll be worth it, though. 🤞🏻

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yay! 😀 I love when the sun comes out and the weather’s nice after a long dreary season. We had a couple of sunny days last week as well. Today was really nice too. Hopefully, the 20-degree weather won’t last too long and will soon be gone until next winter.

  2. Roberta R.
    Roberta R. says:

    “I’m just the type of person that if you’re going to read a translated work in English, then read it in English. If I wanted to read it in French, then I’d be reading the French edition.”
    Haha, it totally makes sense! What an odd choice for the audiobook.

    I hope you’re starting to feel better and that you’ll be able to go out and socialise soon!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Roberta! 😀 I was able to get out and spend the day yesterday with my BFF. It was really nice.

      I’m glad that made you laugh. I was hoping it would make my readers laugh rather than get offended. I was worried, lol. And, yeah, it is really odd, but I think I can deal with it. 🤞🏻

  3. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says:

    Glad your sinus infection is gone. Hope you are able to get out and see some friends to get out of the meh this week though. I need to check out your review of Invocations, it sounds really good. I also want to do a Tudors rewatch after watching my school’s musical Six this past weekend. Here’s hoping you have a good week!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lisa! 😀 I was able to get out yesterday and spend the day with my BFF. It was a really good day.

      If you read THE INVOCATIONS, I hope you like it as much as I did. You’ll have to tell me if THE TUDORS holds up to a rewatch. 😀

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