Sunday Sum-Up


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!

I made the official transition into my remote position with work this week. It is going to be fantastic. Although, I know I will still pop into work from time to time because I am part of an amazing team that I already miss just knowing my time with them has decreased. That being said, I accomplished very little reading. So this will be a small post.



Upside Down, Inverted Tropes
⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Mini Reviews – Short Story Session

Danse Macabre
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Fire Above, Fire Below
⭐ ⭐


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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman, difficult with his beard and huge appetite, to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir, the most sagacious of gods, is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

I am also continuing with Red Sister by Mark Lawrence and The Knot of King Gordius by Peter Bundy.



On Monday I jumped on the wagon with a new meme hosted by Lauren’s Page TurnersGoodReads Monday.

Thursday we had a brief discussion about series – Let’s Talk Series.

This week I will concentrate my efforts on more time to read and rest as I will not be required to make the trips out that can really sap me. What are you plans? Do you have a TBR lined up or favorite read this past week? Any new book hauls or upcoming release you are anticipating? Let’s catch up!


Danielle ❤

55 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

  1. Thanks for jumping on the bandwagon!! 😀 and I have been meaning to read Neil Gaiman for ages now! I have heard some amazing things about his writing! So, I hope that you enjoy your current read 🙂 I’m currently reading King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard and it is really good so far!

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  2. I will drop back around for for the series post. I don’t know how I missed it. I get more work acomplished from home because I don’t have to get dressed for being outside, and of course there is no commuting time. I hope you love it; I do. Have a fabulous week. 🙂

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  3. I swear everyone is reading Norse Mythology now. I may have to read it to see what the hype is all about. I haven’t read a Gaiman book yet. I was going to give The Graveyard Book a try. I’ll wait for your review of this one instead.

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    1. I am not sure I would actually recommend Norse Mythology as a starting point. It is not relatable to his previous titles. You will not walk away from it with any real feeling for his fiction. Norse mythology holds very true to the actually mythology it seems and reads more like a classic book.

      If you are looking to experience his amazing fictional skills I would recommend another. I have not read The Graveyard Book, but Neverwhere is a favorite of mine. It is a dark fantasy.

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  4. I loved Norse Mythology! It can be hard to find a mythology book that isn’t so dry or overwrought that I can’t remember what happened to who, but Gaiman’s writing is so clear that I remember pretty much everything I read. I started and finished the book within twenty-four hours, and will definitely re-read it later on.

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  5. Ooh, I wanna read Norse Mythology so looking forward to your review on that one. I just finished reading A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith… two stars, so disappointing. Trying to write my review for it now, all while browsing for my next read 🙂

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  6. Congrats on your work!! Always great to work with an amazing team of people. Kind of excited to see your review for Norse Mythology and Red Sister once you’re done with it. I’m really interested in reading both of those. I hope you get tons of rest as planned and that you have a great upcoming week sweets!! xoxo

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  7. Ooh Norse mythology. I want to read that one, you’ll have to let us know how it is! And Fire Above, Fire Below looks freaky. I’ll have to go look at your thoughts on that. Congrats BTW on your remote position! Awesome.

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  8. Ooo I’m liking the sounds of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’! I’ve only read a teeny tiny selection of his work, but I was impressed nonetheless. Mythology is something that has always fascinated me so this will definitely be going on my TBR list 🙂

    I’ve said it before, but I’m so happy your team at work have been so supportive about your transition ❤ I think, in a weird way, it's nice that you miss them – not the actual emotion of missing them, but more the fact it shows what a positive work environment they have created. It's something that's lacking in too many places of work.

    Have a wonderful upcoming week! 😀

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    1. You are so right Jazz ❤ I am very fortunate to have a team that supports me and that I can properly miss for the right reasons.

      Norse Mythology was an easy and fun read. I actually just finished reviewing it. I hope you will review it if you pick it up 🙂

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      1. I’ll definitely review it! Like I said at the beginning of the year, I’m trying to branch out into books that I wouldn’t normally read and I think this may possibly be my next non-paranormal romance read 😀 I’ll let you know when I get a copy!

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  9. Congrats on your remote position! I’ve worked remotely before and really loved it, but I also got quite lonely and felt very… cooped in, haha. I think that’s the best of both worlds, having a nice balance. 🙂

    And hope you’re enjoying Norse Mythology! That cover is gorgeous.

    My plans for this week… well, February as a whole has been really really crazy so I’m really slowing down with the reading and the blogging this month, so no TBR. Probably won’t be reading anything either tbh – my heart and mind are just not in it while my real life’s taking all my attention, haha.

    Hope you have a wonderful week. ❤

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  10. I’ll definitely have to check out your review for Norse Mythology! I kept seeing that one floating around NetGalley. I need to jump on the Neil Gaiman hype train already because I know that I adored the movie for Stardust, which I have the book on my TBR for this year. 😁
    I hope you have a wonderful week, Danielle!! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa ❤ I hope you are off to a great start this week as well!

      I just reviewed Norse Mythology earlier. I am pleased to say that it did not disappoint 🙂 Stardust was a super fun movie. One of my favorite books to film. Gaiman is amazing!

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  11. I love these sum-ups.

    The world needs to re-embrace the short story! I love it when I see them pop up on people’s blogs. That said, I’m sad that Fire Above, Fire Below didn’t work out well for you. I’m certain Gaiman will be a nice balm after that. 😀 I also love seeing that you are expanding into new types of posts! I look forward to seeing where they go in the future.

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