Sunday Sum-Up

sunday-sum-up-2%2f19%2f17The 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 was out almost 4 full days this week, so I have missed a lot! I am definitely excited to be back online, as I often do not realize how much of an outlet my writing (even when it is reviews) can truly be. So all in all, a shorter sum-up this week.

I celebrated Mother’s Day early yesterday, as the nonhusband is preparing to leave for a week-long trip this morning. I want to wish all of my friends a very Happy Mother’s Day. Be it children, fur babies or friends and family, we are all supporters and caregivers in our own way


Mini Review

wolverton
Wolverton Station
By Joe Hill
Kindle ASIN: B00GR0CK4G
Pages: 30
Genre: Short Story/Horror

Blurb: Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected stop to let on some passengers straight out of the worst kind of fairy tale. Now he’s up to his ankles in blood and finding out just what it really means to live in a dog-eat-dog world.

My Thoughts:

“I am not going to be killed and eaten by a wolf on an English train.”

This is a brief but enjoyable story that follows a businessman as he travels on a train through England. Unfortunately, that train has acquired some nasty passengers. This is one trip Saunders may not survive.

Well written and very grim, this short played out as a twist on the classic Red Riding Hood for me. Although, I am not sure that was ever intended. It is simply how my mind chose to wrap around this tale of wolves and morals. A tense and clever read that I appreciate not only for the entertainment value, but the author’s ability to address commercialism in such a small amount of time.

If you are looking for a quick and dark short story with a bit of morality tucked within, look no further.


new-recent-reviews

womaninblackThe Woman in Black

low3Low Volume 3


new-current-reads

I am still continuing with Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, but have added another title (recommended by my lovely sister) to the mix this week.

thehouseThe House
By Bentley Little

Blurb:

Five complete strangers from across America are about to come together and open the door to a place of evil that they all call home. Inexplicably, four men and one woman are having heart-stopping nightmares revolving around the dark and forbidding houses where each of them were born. When recent terrifying events occur, they are each drawn to their identical childhood homes, only to confront a sinister supernatural presence which has pursued them all their lives, and is now closer than ever to capturing their souls….


new-other-happenings

Again, a short but fun week. I am excited as I will have a second post today announcing my new feature. I am also a bit nervous, but we will see just how it goes 😉 Take care and just enjoy being my friends.

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
-Arthur Rubinstein

Cheers!

Danielle ❤

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45 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

  1. I’m happy to hear from you :-). I’ve heard good things about Joe Hill (and I think I even have one of his books) but haven’t read anything by him yet! Finally someone who gets it that you deserve to be celebrated too even if you even have a fur baby! I hope you had a very nice Mother’s Day, you really deserve to be celebrated ! Have a good week !!

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  2. Wolverton station does sound interesting! Not your average train ride apparently. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your new feature.

    I finally spent some time on ComiXology this week and finally read Saga Vol. 1. Maybe I’ll get to Low as well finally…

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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      1. I do like ComiXology, it seems like a good deal and I’ve already bought a ton of comics as well as borrowed some (like Saga Vol 1). So I do like it. the only thing is the reader is sometimes problematic where a page is too small- doesn’t happen very often but I’ve had it a few times. There might even be a setting to fix it I just don’t know about ha ha. But yeah on balance I think it’s a pretty good deal.

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  3. Happy Mother’s Day to you too! ❤ I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating it 🙂

    I've just seen your review for 'The Woman In Black'. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it 😀 It's been a few years since I read it, but I agree with you. Certainly not 'terrifying', but chilling and atmospheric, which in many respects is way more effective than in-your-face terror. My lasting memory of that book is reading it late one night in student halls at university. I put the book down briefly to go to the windowless bathroom and once I'd locked the door, the light began flickering on and off, plunging me into complete darkness for a few seconds at a time. I have never been so creeped out! I was expecting it to turn into a personal horror movie and have my very own Woman in Black appear!

    'The House' looks like a great read. If it's endorsed by Stephen King, it's certainly a promising start 😀

    Have a wonderful week! ❤

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    1. Haha Jazz! I am picturing this scenario with you and the flickering lights. I would have peed my pants 😛 I have a tendency to watch and read this stuff when the nonhusband is traveling (like now) and always find myself jumping over everything bahah. I am about to listen to your podcast soon ❤ Have a great week my friend!

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      1. I’m surprised I didn’t, to be honest 😛 It was such a bad time for the electrics to play up! If the bathroom had had a window, it wouldn’t have been too scary because I would have still been able to see, but I was genuinely expecting something/someone to be standing right in front of me when the lights came back on!
        Oo hope you don’t creep yourself out too much! It’s so easy to do, though 😦 Have lots of funny cat videos on YouTube to hand! They’re quite effective for distracting you from scary things 😛

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  4. Happy Mother’s Day, Danielle!! I hope you had a lovely time celebrating it early and that you have a great week next week. The House sounds very creepy. I’ll definitely be looking forward to your thoughts on it because I’m intrigued. 😊

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  5. Great sum up! It sounds like you got some downtime this week, which was probably needed! Congrats to Kristin for winning the giveaway!
    It makes me so happy to see your short story reviews. Keep ’em coming! How do you find these stories? Collections? Other avenues?

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      1. I’m surprised you haven’t already gotten to that point! It’s great that you’ve found so much fodder just from Kindle’s recs (nailed it, Kindle).
        Not that you want my opinion, but I encourage you to look for anthologies with various authors. While single author short story collections can be awesome (I just read Stories of Your Life and Others and it was great), the variety of different authors make me so happy. Perhaps they will make you happy, too?

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        1. I normally prefer anthologies from the same author, but in this case I could not agree with you more. I feel multiple will be the way to go. I do have a Sherlock set here that includes Gaiman and some others 😉 I have been looking to read. I think you just found a way for me to make time! I will also look up Stories of Your Life and Others. Thank you Jackie 🙂

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    1. I had a lovely Mother’s Day and hope you did as well. I believe the concert was a part of that? ❤

      I have not read any of Hill's work that I can recall. This was a very small intro I guess. I am almost afraid, because I feel I my expectations have been established by dear dad haha.

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