What’s New On My Bookshelf #202 and The Sunday Post

Posted: April 9, 2017 in Freebies!, giveaways, reviews, What's New on My Bookshelf
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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

So, I’ve been sitting here watching the cursor blink for about 5 minutes, and still nothing. Been another 2 minutes and drawing a blank. I’m actually watching commercials to avoid another blank. Then….something popped into my head. Funny how something dull inspires.

I’m wondering which you like to watch more, movies or shows? Since Netflix came along I’m watching more and more shows. But I still love the movies and with On Demand and Netflix, I never have to go without. That all got me thinking about when I was young. Remember when the TV went off the air? They played the National Anthem and then nothing but static. And there were only a few channels to watch and it was black and white, no color. Now it’s 24/7 and you can watch from so many devices.

I also remember learning to use a Wordprocesser in college and thinking it was so awesome. Most kids now don’t even know what one is. And electric typewriters. Boy were they special!

So much has changed and it’s been my fortune to see it all happen. I can’t imagine ever losing all of this fabulous technology, so cross your fingers the Zombie apocalypse never happens!


My new books this week.

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And here are some freebies for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Girl on a Swing: Contemporary Romance (Wounded Bird Book 1) by [Roccaforte, Bella]  The Kiss That Launched 1,000 Gifs by [Pratt, Sheralyn]  Love's Funny That Way (The Wedding Ring Book 1) by [Burford, Pamela]

Tales Of Horror On Halloween Night by [Sands, Samie, Hall, Kevin, Suscheck Jr., Dave, Price, Georgina, Boving, Nicholas, Finn, K, Pugliese, Anthony, Harper, James, Lockwood, Andy, Pacini, Amy]  Unleash the Undead by [Drake, J, Jara, Matias, Prundaru, Ana, Herring, Dale, Graham, Jonny, Rosario, Klarissa, Sagar, Akash, Shepherd, Rob, Edwards, Kayleigh, Toinini, Diego]  Shadow by [Austin, Aris]

Best Served Frozen (The Irish Lottery Series Book 4) by [Hansen, Gerald]  Static Cling (The Irish Lottery Series Book 5) by [Hansen, Gerald]  A Mother's Day Murder (Mt. Abrams Mysteries Book 1) by [Ernst, Dee]


Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers to read my reviews.


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Other posts on my blog this week.

Murder By Munchausen ~ Release Tour and Giveaway

Confessions Of The Very First Zombie Slayer ~ Blitz and Giveaway

Teaser Tuesday #198 ~ The Secret Hour

The Kid’s Korner #9 ~ My Fingerpaint Masterpiece and Goodnight Moon

Remnants by Carolyn Arnold ~ Author Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #146 ~ H.P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales

Hopelessly Devoted ~ Book Blitz and Giveaway

Saturday Screams #32 ~ Razorbacks and What Lurks Below


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  1. Greg Hill says:

    Yeah I like reading about zombie apocalypse but in real life- I can’t be bothered to lise internet access ha ha so no thanks! And I do remember the TV going out at a certain time- I was very little but yeah. I remember as a kid when we got cable and that was a big deal. As for me I’ve always liked movies better, but with so many good shows on now and with netflix, I think I’m watching way more shows now than I ever do movies. Which feels weird. :)

    Stolen looks awesome! And I have a soft spot for Goodnight Moon. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I used to love being able to stay up late enough that the TV went off the air. LOL I’m more3 movies than shows, or used to be. Now, with Netflix, I’m binging shows all the time. Goodnight Moon is a favorite childhood book of mine.

  2. Ya, it’s kind of amazing how dependent we’ve become of technology. But, at least we will have our hardcover books to fight the zombies. 😉

    Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The funny thing is a lot of my print books are about the zombie apocalypse. LOL AT least some of them are on how to survive! All in fun, I hope!

  3. Seriously, if there’s ever an apocalypse, I feel like the zombies are going to be the least of my concerns. I’ll be more worried about technology and electricity lol. To be honest though, I didn’t even know TV used to be like that, that programming stopped at a certain time and that was it. I at least remember having to call people’s home phones before cell phones were common, so that counts for something, right? Lol. But nowadays I have no idea how we all managed before cell phones.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Seems we are both kind of revealing our ages. LOL I remember my first cell phone. It was bulky and in a bag, kind of like military. LOL

  4. At the moment I don’t have time to watch either films or TV shows other than reality stuff like Gold Rush. I’ve got so much reading to do that I need to concentrate on it this year! I’ve got a TON of TV stuff recorded, lots of unwatched dvds…I want to find the time to do it all but I’d have to sacrifice my blog and I’m not ready for that yet. If the zombie apocalypse comes I at least have a ton of books to read and a few solar powered gadgets to keep access to my ereader! I’m still working on the weapons side of things…

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I work, find time for television, and for reading and my blog. Probably explains why I walk around feeling like one of those zombies. LOL I do take breaks from some things and focus on others though. Otherwise it all becomes too much and no fun. I have a feeling if the apocalypse ever happens, there will be weapons of opportunity everywhere.

  5. sjhigbee says:

    Oh, I recall those days! I remember getting my very first computer all to myself back in 1992 and it was quite a big deal – then I was using Wordperfect – and going much further back… I trained on manual typewriters at secretarial college where we had to draw in tables and work out the maths in order to centre titles. And then when I got my first golfball typewriter as work… they had a spinning head. Yes, I do enjoy watching shows on TV, but I could do without it. The technology these days that would leave me sobbing and bereft would be the computer and access to the internet and no Kindle or phone:) Have a lovely week, Laura:). My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/sunday-post-9th-april-2017/

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Remember the manual typewriters and how the keys would stick. LOL I always loved the feel of punching those keys and how it sounded. Would love to have one now!

  6. I am a tv junkie. I prefer tv shows because they are shorter and yet, all connected. A movie seems to demand too much of my attention for a lengthy period of time; a tv show I can watch, then do something else, yet never have to leave that ‘world’ when I am ready to watch something else. Once a movie is over, there is no more jumping into that world, so if I liked it, its sad!
    Have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I used to movies, ut now I’m a binger on Netflix. LOL But, there’s movies on there too!

  7. I don’t read movies a lot. When I have a free time I usually do some reading or watching dancing shows. I love dancing shows! 😀
    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week. Happy reading. :)

  8. yvonne473 says:

    I like both TV and movies, but lately I’ve been leaning more towards binge watching TV shows. All those books look good. I have a few of them, too. Enjoy and have a great week!

  9. Remember when the TV’s were so big and bulky it took at least two people to move one around and now you can pretty much pick one up on your own. Also with streaming and on demand you have your TV in your pocket. I remember when we use to have a dial knob and no remote, now if you have to get up to change something on your tv, we all grumble…lol. We are doomed if any type of apocalyptic thing happens!!

    Enjoy your reads!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I still have an old one like that in my guest bedroom. LOL Can’t throw it out as it still works!

  10. Actually, I barely watch shows OR movies :) I actually read the most.

    I’m only 28, but I DO know what an electric typewriter is! Believe it or not, in 2nd grade it’s exactly what I was writing my book on :) yes, it was about a cat who was having adventures. I wish I knew where it is now. Grandpa worked in a school and I had access to the secretary’s typewriter :) it still remains the most awesome thing in my memory. I was just 7 or 8. I wish I could type up my blog posts on it as well.. Nostalgia.

  11. I do remember my grandparents having an older TV set that you had to get up and change channels or the volume on, no remote. It was already gone by the time I came around, but I remember my aunts and uncles talking about it once. It is nice to have so many options and 24/7 whenever you need it. I recently went back and redid my Hulu subscription so I can watch current shows at my house (no cable) in addition to Netflix. I need to take a day and sit down and go through both and add things I want to watch so when I feel like something different I don’t have to waste 12.5 minutes (apparently the average time for Netflix surfing) finding something that I might be “meh” about. I like watching shows on Netflix because you can binge. :) I also like watching movies, but if I really like a movie, I already own it and can pop it in.

  12. I don’t watch many movies OR shows lately, but pretty much everything I do watch is on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Sometimes I like to binge-watch a show. I really should get back to working out—that’s when I did most of my watching previously.

  13. katarguelles says:

    We are so addicted to technology now it would be hard to live without. I remember the black and white TVs and I actually thought the world had no color lol. I was a crazy kid lol. I’m starting to watch TV again but there was a time when I had a TV show to watch every night of the week. Now I read more but trying to watch some shows.

  14. Oooh! Goodnight Moon! I loved that book! I hope you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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  15. There are so many movie/show options on Netflix and On Demand that you would think I would watch a lot more than I do. I have all of these intentions of starting a new show or watching a movie but I never find time. My daughter is only 4 so it restricts some of the things that I watch until she goes to bed…and when she crashes for the night so do I. haha! I binge watched Stranger Things and loved it. I can’t wait for season 2!

    My daughter LOVES Goodnight Moon. She still likes us to read it to her all the time, even though she knows all of the words by heart now. lol!

    Hope you have a great week, and happy reading!

  16. Great bunch of books. I had to go and grab Shadow, even though it wasn’t free anymore. Oh well, 1-clicking is so EASY! Whoever came up with it for Amazon is a pure genius. Thanks for sharing your collection this week.

  17. argh, just that cover of Shadow makes me want to cry and then I went and read the blurb and it did make me cry. I wish you luck reading this one. It would break me, I fear.

  18. I am a tv junkie. And yes, I remember those things too. We have come a long way baby. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

  19. atothewr says:

    I remember when tv used to do that. Never wanted that static to come on. Poltergeist kind of ruined me on static especially when I was a kid.

  20. Te Beautiful Pretender looks really good! It would be something to suddenly have no technology. I’d be a bit lost, I think.

  21. Hmm. I think I prefer TV series because for a show I already know it’s a given that I will enjoy it, I’m only committing 45mins to an hour of time at a time, and there’s generally a lot to go through so you don’t have to worry about what to watch next!

    Also – all hail technology. I love it and love to hate it all at once!