Sunday Sum-Up

My creativity block has continued into this week. A real bummer, but to be honest I am not sure that calling it a “block” is fair. I should say it has been barricaded to the fullest extent. Barricaded by appointments, episodes of vertigo and the not so pleasantries that often follow. This of course can also lead to the occasional emotional downslides. I had previously refrained from mentioning too much regarding my medical condition, but then I realized given my blog title this was silly.

So let’s be honest, my creativity is not at fault here. I am fully pointing a big nasty finger at the vertigo and many ailments I currently face. A neurosurgeon consult is in the works though, so fingers crossed! But to wrap this boring story up.. I struggle to think.. a lot. Sometimes the words coming out of me do not even make sense. I am becoming that weird co-worker at the party that sits alone in the corner while everyone tries desperately to avoid conversation with them.


No matter how hard I try, it just is not there sometimes. So in lieu of my normally longer Sunday post, I will keep it short and sweet and just review current reads, TBR and quotes of the week. Trust me on this, you are thankful. If I start to ramble, who knows what might fall out. Although, this can be entertaining, why risk it? The perks of brain lesions and the handfuls of delicious medications haha. And rambling..

Current Reads


Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I have actually opted to make this my first audio book ever. I am not sure how I feel about the narration at this point, and it seems to be a sort of “simple” story. I am currently still deciding where I am at with Dumplin’. I am nearly 75% through the audio book.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strand

This was given to me as a gift for my recent birthday. I very rarely will be caught reading autobiographies or memoirs, but Wild grabbed my attention. Relocating to the west coast after a nasty divorce and having felt like I hit rock bottom, this tugged at me.

What are you currently reading? I normally try to focus on one book at a time, but occasionally I read two or three. How many titles do you normally have on your “currently reading” list?


I completed my TBR for July with time to spare. Feeling more constricted and a bit stressed lately, I have decided to do away with my TBR for the time being. That’s right, just going to rip it up and be done with it like a free spirit.


Of course I will continue to add to my never-ending list on Goodreads, but I am too excited about too many titles and too indecisive. No more “complete this in this order”. I am just going to go on a reading frenzy at my own accord. Has anyone else given up their TBR or felt like committing to a TBR list was constraining in a sense? I do, so I am officially breaking up with my TBR. It’s not you TBR, it’s me.


With Malice:

“Why is it they say you always hurt the ones you love? Because you know exactly how to do it.”
― Eileen Cook, With Malice

“How will I know who I can become if I don’t give myself the chance to try new things, to push myself beyond my normal boundaries? Who might I be if I am away from the things that I currently use to define myself?”
― Eileen Cook, With Malice

Seas (Wendy Darling Vol 2):

“…this love would swallow them all, along with Neverland, the stars, and the seas below them. Their passion was palpable, and it barreled across the sand towards Wendy, making her feel in awe and lonely all at once.”
-Colleen Oakes, Seas (Wendy Darling Vol 2)

“I love you more than all the stars in the sky.”
-Colleen Oakes, Seas (Wendy Darling Vol 2)

Do you have any quotes or lines from your recent or current reads that really jump out at you? I have a tendency to scribble these down on a small notebook I keep. Any “highlighters” out there? I just can’t bring myself to mark on books. I am not sure why, but it feels like desecration. I am not judging anyone else, just my personal feelings. Well, maybe I judge a little 😉

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week, and I look forward to posting more reviews soon. In the mean time I welcome comments and thoughs


I bid you adieu!


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