Shannon Stacey

Friday miscellaneous

Most of my life now is devoted to resisting the urge to reserve a black Kindle 3. I don’t need one and yet… Not a day goes by my cursor doesn’t hover over that diabolical preorder button for at least a few seconds.

We finally joined the rest of the world and signed up for Netflix. We’d been using Gamefly for video games since I got tired of being screwed by our brick & mortar video store (which is now out of business, heh), but we had no way to rent movies.

We like it so far. Our DVD queue is dominated at the moment by Battlestar Galactica. So far we’ve seen the miniseries and the first four episodes of season one and we’re really enjoying it (as long as we block out TK’s commentary, because he has a knack for pointing out errors & inconsistencies). Of course, the last episode on the disc was a “to be continued” cliffhanger, so now we have to wait rather impatiently for the next disc.

It was the streaming option that finally sold me on the service. So far, much of what I want to watch isn’t available for streaming and waiting for the DVD will suck (see above note about DVD queue being clogged up with Galactica), but we did stream Zombieland. (Mr S, TK and I all enjoyed it.) I’m hoping, someday, to catch up on Desperate Housewives, which I’ve never seen but always wish I’d watched.

And Friday means Freebie Fridays at! If you need a suggestion for your shopping cart, I just finished Once and For All by Jeannie Watt (Harlequin Superromance) after Jane recommended it to me, and I really enjoyed it. A lot of emotional layers, a ranch, and a strong romance!

One comment to “Friday miscellaneous”

  1. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · August 6th, 2010 at 10:40 pm · Link

    The Netflix streaming (via Wii) really made watching Doctor Who awesome, because I didn’t have that hateful wait for the DVDs. My kids each have a disk queue of their own, and I have one, so the wait is longer than it was before they got their own queues.

  • Get my latest news straight to your inbox!

    I'll only be sending newsletters when I have news to share, and I'll never share your information. You'll receive an email asking you confirm your subscription (so please check your spam box if you don't receive that). You can unsubscribe at anytime.


  • Affiliation

    Shannon Stacey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of

    If you purchase a book listed on the site from, she’ll earn a small commission. Thank you!