November Wrap Up

Since I wasn’t doing as many posts in a month, I decided to temporarily suspend the weekly Sunday Post. But I still wanted to wrap up the month, so here’s a listing of the posts and books from the month of November.

Book Reviews:

Silent Predator by Delta James.

Touch of Light by Delta James.

Touch of Fire by Delta James.

Claimed by the Cyborgs by Grace Goodwin

Lifestyle Posts

Fixing the Bike Trail

Remembering the Casserole!

Rethinking Audiobooks

So that was my month. How was yours? I’ve made it through Thanksgiving surrounded by friends. We’ve all made sure to get our vaccinations, boosters, and flu shots. If you are choosing to not be vaccinated, at least do everything you can to protect others. Whether that is by wearing a mask, getting a test the day before, or something else, think of your family and loved ones before yourself.

See you in December!

The Sunday Post #21-40

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Dreaming Of A White Dragon by Julia Mills
Touch of Darkness by Delta James
Fury of Conviction by Coreene Callahan
Dragon Falling by Julia Mills
Zadri by Celia Kyle

Sticker Shock

My husband and I were never into electronics and cellphones. It wasn’t until recent years that we bought cellphones. Only to follow them with tablets. That doesn’t mean we like change though.

After seeing one too many ads for the iPhone 13 Pro, I decided to look into the cost of upgrading our equipment. In the past, I have had laptops die because they couldn’t be upgraded anymore. I didn’t want that to happen again.

I started by calling one provider who had recently been in our area for a quote. They came by the house and talked to us about the costs. To get started would cost us $500 up front. Oh my! Then I stopped by my current provider and posed the same question. Our initial cost would be a little bit less here.

Now mind me, we are still talking about spending about $2500 on phones and tablets. The difference is that my current provider would give me sufficient credit for trading in my current phone to completely cover the cost of the phone we want. We’d still be paying for the tablets but the monthly cost would be considerably less!

Moral of the story is to shop around and don’t be afraid to let your current provider know what you are doing! They might be able to make the deal sweeter.

The Sunday Post #21-39

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

She Thinks My Dragon’s Sexy by Julia Mills
Touch Of Fate by Delta James
Fury Of Surrender by Coreene Callahan
Piece Of Tail by Milly Taiden
Rendan by Celia Kyle

Final Thoughts

Sometimes it seems like time is just flying by. It’s not. What is flying by is our appreciation of time. The time our friends take to check in on us, or that our family takes to be with us. Here of late I’ve seen so many stories in the news of people dying young, and there are so many regrets.

Stop, take a minute and look around you. Take note of all that is happening around you. All of these things are happening because someone took time to make it happen. So if you have the opportunity to help someone else, do it. You don’t want to leave regrets behind when you go.

The Sunday Post #21-38

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Burn Dragon, Bury by Julia Mills
Late Harvest by Delta James
Fury of Obsession by Coreene Callahan
Throw In The Growl by Milly Taiden
Kozav by Celia Kyle

Final Thoughts

I don’t want to go on a rant this week so I’ll keep it short. If the current Covid cases statistics aren’t scaring the heck out of you, where have you been hiding? I’m starting to see stories about young couples dying and leaving behind their children. That bothers me.

One recent story that was mentioned involved a couple with 5 children dying within a few weeks of each other. This was in California. The oldest child was only 7, the youngest? The youngest is a newborn who had to be delivered by emergency C-section after the mother was intubated. Neither parent got to meet their youngest child, let alone name him/her.

Neither parent was vaccinated despite the mother, a nurse, having worked with patients since the start of the pandemic. That bothers me greatly.

So please, if you aren’t vaccinated, what’s holding you back? If you have children, is it worth losing them to refuse to be vaccinated? Please, please, think about them!

The Sunday Post #21-37

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Save A Horse, Ride A Dragon by Julia Mills
Untamed: Ghost Cat Canyon by Delta James
Fury of Fate: Dragonfury Bad Boys by Coreene Callahan
Oh, My Roared! By Milly Taiden
Taulan: Dragons of Preor by Celia Kyle

Final Thoughts

Do you know what an “ear worm” is? It’s that piece of music that just sticks in your head long after the music has stopped. A famous ear worm is that Disney song about the size of the world! The chorus to that just keeps playing in your head.

Wednesday I had a Dr’s appointment at the VA. While driving down there, an old song from the 70’s came one. First I started singing the chorus then I started hearing it repeatedly in my head! 😱 It took hours to get that song off my mind!

The Sunday Post #21-35

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, I have included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Aww Snap, Dragon: Finder of Fated Love by Julia Mills

This was previously written as part of Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency world. Recently Julia withdrew all her books from that shared world and is re-writing them. I’m tickled pink to see the changes!

A Fang in the Sass by Milly Taiden

This is currently the last of the books that Milly has written in the Sassy Ever After world.

Fury of Seduction by Coreene Callahan

Mac and Tania’s story.

All Kitten Aside by Milly Taiden

What happens when an alpha lioness meets an alpha wolf? The Fur Flys!

Peregrin by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Final Thoughts

Back in March, 2021, WordPress and Spotify made arrangements to allow bloggers to easily transfer their blog posts to podcasts. It sounded like a really great idea so I started recording the Sunday Post as a podcast to help people to catch up on the books I’ve reviewed.

Since then, I’ve faithfully recorded (almost) all of the Sunday Posts. Each week I include the full review for the books into the podcast. Now, when I publish the podcast, I immediately update the blog post to include a link back to the podcast.

It has occurred to me, that I may not have announced that podcast to you, my blog follower. Most weeks it only takes about 30 min. to listen to the podcast.

So Book Reviews by the Reluctant Retiree – the Podcast can be found here:

Stop by, give it a listen. Tell me what you think!

The Sunday Post #21-32

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Tangled in Tinsel by Julia Mills is another wonderful holiday story addition to her great Dragon Guard series.

The Mate Challenge by Milly Taiden is Emma and Mason’s story. This couple is so adorable that I had a hard time not laughing out loud.

Full-Bodied by Delta James is the latest addition to the Tangled Vines series. If you enjoy watching an Alpha doing everything he can to convince his Fated Mate to stay, this is right up your alley!

In The Roar by Milly Taiden is another romp set on a planet other than earth. Gerri Wilder is as funny as ever.

Swallow by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly is another story studded with adorable Omega males and hot Alpha studs. Only this time, it’s the family patriarch of the Drake family, Grimbold, who finds his mate!

Final Thoughts

School starts soon for everyone. I don’t know about your school situation, but please consider the ages of your children. If they are old enough to be vaccinated, give serious thought to having that done. I know that children under 12 are not yet able to be vaccinated, but if you have teenagers in the house, do it. The children’s hospitals in my area are reporting record number of children with COVID.

What’s worse is that almost all of the adults testing positive for COVID are not vaccinated. Those folks greatly regret not getting the shots. A vaccination, at the very least, greatly reduces the severity of the disease should you still contract it. There is a big difference between simply being on Oxygen and being on a ventilator.

The Sunday Post #21-31

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon Got Run Over by A Reindeer by Julia Mills
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A Sassy Wedding by Milly Taiden
Twisted Lies by Melanie James
Scaling Her Dragon by Milly Taiden
Mate by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Final Thoughts

The Twisted Tail Pack series is at an end for now. This led to me considering what series to tackle next. Yes, I could have tackled another series set either in the Paranormal Dating Agency world or the Sassy Mates world. Doing that would have been a bit of an overkill.

Then a book popped up on my screen, Fury of Conviction by Coreene Callahan. Oh My! A few years ago, I’d read the original Dragonfury series and enjoyed it. However, I always wondered about the other members of the pack and did they ever meet their mates. Fury of Conviction is the second novella in a spin-off series. The first one featured Ivar. This one features Hamersveld. Wow!

Now, to be fair there is also a second series about the Scottish pack. In searching for information about the books, I discovered that Coreene is returning to the original pack!!! So, while I wait (impatiently), I want to review as many of the previous ones as possible!

The Sunday Post #21-30

Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post. Available as a podcast, this post is a chance for me to wrap up my week. Also a chance for you, my readers, to catchup on any posts you might have missed. So enjoy!

Books Reviews From Last Week

Dragon in the Mist by Julia Mills
Small Space Decorating
Unexpectedly Mated by Milly Taiden
Twisted Fate by Melanie James
There’s Snow Escape by Milly Taiden
Bond by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly

Finally Thoughts

As COVID-19 cases are spiking again, do everything you can to be safe. The numbers here in Florida are appalling. From what I have read, over 90% are people who are unvaccinated. The ones who are vaccinated are experiencing milder symptoms.

At this point in time, anyone older than 12 years old is eligible to receive the vaccine. Please, if you haven’t already been vaccinated, take a look at your family and ask yourself if you really want to jeopardize their health?

The Sunday Post #21-29

Welcome to another Sunday Post. My apologies for missing last week, it’s been a little hectic around here. In the interest of catching things up, I’m just going to list the books and link to the review.

Now, of course, if you are listening to the Podcast, I will, as always, include the complete review. Hopefully this won’t happen again

Books for the Past 2 Weeks

Dragon Got Your Tongue by Julia Mills
Scent Of A Mate by Milly Taiden
Bibiophile Bullies
Her Twisted Heart by Melanie James
Tall, Dark and Panther by Milly Taiden
Pinch of Sass by C. D. Gorri

Fury by Julia Mills

A Mate’s Bite by Milly Taiden
Twisted Desire by Melanie James
The Alion King by Milly Taiden
Clutch by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly
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