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?

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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.

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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.

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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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