Sunday Sum-Up

I am behind on my reading for once. I was not expecting to receive so many ARCs (maybe I should have slowed down on requesting), but I am not complaining. So I am currently  drowning in a seas of books, but I like it 😉 How could I possibly complain?


This week I am working on making some changes to the blog. I am a bit frustrated, because there does not seem to be an easy option to do this off-line. So please forgive the mess. Nothing major, but I wanted to modify a few  minor things. I get restless.  I would rearrange our furniture every several weeks if I were capable.

I am also considering a movie vs book review for later this week. I recently reviewed Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and I spent my Sunday morning watching the film. Yes, that is why this post is late. I am unsure yet as to whether I will actually do this. It seems difficult to compare books and film while avoiding spoilers. And we know how I feel about spoilers. We will see. For now..

Current Reads

26803755These Dark Wings by John Owen Theobald
(Courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher)
Goodreads synopsis here.

The Monster on the Road is Me by J.P. Romney
(This title was won during a giveaway from Fierce Reads)
Goodreads synopsis here.

I have completed nearly 50% of These Dark Wings. It is a slow read, but also receiving points for being completely unlike anything I have ever read. We will see. I literally just began The Monster in the Road is Me. So I have no developed opinion.

What are you reading this week? Do many of you receive ARCs or belong to NetGalley? I am curious as to how long you let an ARC sit before completing it at times. I know publishers expect reviews, but sometimes I find that I get approved for multiple copies at once. Is there an ARC etiquette that I am unaware of? Help?

Quotes of The Week

I am only sharing quotes from a single read today. My last title was a flop unfortunately. But Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail was amazing so here are my favourite quotes ♥

“How wild it was, to let it be.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I’m a free spirit who never had the balls to be free.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed is my newfound hero! This woman ♥ Hiking the PCT alone was ballsy, but making the decision to bare yourself to world is another type of courage in itself. I cannot recommend this read enough. Review here if you missed it. What books have inspired you? I am not huge on autobiographies, but we all need a boost at some point, and this title was perfect for me!

As I mentioned last Sunday, no more TBR! Freedom!! I did however score a trip to the thrift-store yesterday to snag a few books. Thank you Stephanie! I have been searching for reads that are more outside of my comfort zone. I hope these do not fail me.


So what are you currently reading? Do you ever try to branch out a bit and read something you normally would not pick up? I have found some true hidden gems this way! What are a few books that have pleasantly surprised you? I hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend.

Cheers 🙂

12 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

      1. I didn’t have the balls to contact a publisher about getting any physical ARC’s either, but putting on Cheryl Strayed’s boots, growing a pair of oranges and going for it now as well!

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          1. Ha! Thank you ❤ but I still get a shitload of denials from NetGalley, plus I live in a very inconvenient place for publishers to send their books to *cries*. But I'll try it out because you never know if you don't try right! I don't know about the following, sometimes the location is more important or so it seems :).

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  1. I haven’t read the book Wild or seen the movie, so I’d like to know which one to choose best.. I don’t know why but I’m tending to the movie more, must be great views and nature and all and you can’t have that in a book of course. On the other hand, a book can offer a lot of other things…

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    1. I am considering doing a brief comparison today of both, if I can nip this headache long enough to productively write. I honestly feel like it is a win either way. The movie omitted a few characters, but overall is accomplishes the same goal. I would say opt for what you are in the mood for 🙂


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