Sunday Sum-Up

SundaySum-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!

This Sunday I am actually going to include a few reviews from the week before last, as my recent break has set me back a touch. But it was much-needed and I want to thank everyone for the many thoughtful comments and messages. It went well and I feel somewhat rested.  I have decided to taper off of the seizure medication as it is no longer curbing the tremors, so I am suffering a few increased headaches and pains. I may be slow to return, but I am happy to be back!

This past week I also managed to age a year and the blog turned 1. In the midst of being under and my son leaving, I had honestly forgotten that my blog birthday and actual birthday coincided. I will have to come up with a small way to celebrate this week 😉


Mini Review

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Creepshow
By Stephen King-Story, Bernie Wrightson -Adaptor, Illustrator, Michele Wrightson -Illustrator
Publisher: G13
ISBN13: 9781501163227
Pages: 64
Genre: Graphic Novel/Horror

Synopsis:

The graphic novel adaptation of the classic horror anthology film written by Stephen King, with art by Bernie Wrightson!

Now back in print: the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King’s Creepshow, based on the 1982 horror anthology and cult classic film directed by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead)—and featuring stunning illustrations by the legendary Bernie Wrightson and cover art by the acclaimed Jack Kamen! A harrowing and darkly humorous tribute to the controversial and influential horror comics of the 1950s, Creepshow presents five sinister stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author—“Father’s Day,” “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill,” “Something to Tide You Over,” “The Crate,” and “They’re Creeping Up on You”…unforgettable tales of terror to haunt your days and nights!

My Thoughts:

I think I must have told everyone in May (and now I am doing it again) that I was beyond the moon to discover this classic anthology of campy horror stories being re-released. I immediately pre-ordered my copy and scrambled to the door like a child on Christmas when it arrived. Within minutes, I was molded into the couch with wine, popcorn and my new shiny edition. The end result was a blissful Saturday evening, BVT style.

A lover of all things King and horror (they do coincide after all), Creepshow fully delivers. This small graphic depiction of the original screenplay packs a nice punch of campy nostalgia in a truly unique manner that it not to be mistaken for your run-of-the-mill GN. While the 5 original tales are slightly condensed, hosted by a ghoulish narrator, there is no shortage of fun to be found. My favorite remains The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill. Fans of the film and horror alike, will find enough value within this to make it a must have.


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new-current-reads

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Long Black Veil
By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Synopsis: 

Long Black Veil is the story of Judith Carrigan, whose past is dredged up when the body of her college friend Wailer is discovered 20 years after her disappearance in Philadelphia’s notorious and abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. Judith is the only witness who can testify to the innocence of her friend Casey, who had married Wailer only days before her death.

The only problem is that on that fateful night at the prison, Judith was a very different person from the woman she is today. In order to defend her old friend and uncover the truth of Wailer’s death, Judith must confront long-held and hard-won secrets that could cause her to lose the idyllic life she’s built for herself and her family.

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The Waking Land

By Callie Bates

Synopsis:

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.


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Aside from the above and the break announcement, I have a lot to catch up with. I currently have about 8 reviews to be written, because when you cannot blog, you read 😉 Hoping you have all been well and looking forward to catching up! For now I leave you with a small favorite..

“Not all who wander are lost.”
-JRR Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring

Cheers,

Danielle ❤

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75 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

  1. First of all, happy belated birthday! I hope that you had a lovely day ❤ Second, happy birthday to your wonderful blog! I kinda see our blogs as our babies and I have to say you've done a mighty fine job of raising yours! Here's to another year 😀 Super excited to see what the next year will bring for your blog!
    I'm pleased to hear that you had a restful break from the online world. It's good to have you back, though 😀
    Creepshow looks awesome! Stephen King combined with graphic novels sounds like a dream 😀

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    1. Haha Creepshow is awesome. Have you seen the film? Campy nonstop fun for the win!

      Thank you though seriously ❤ You have made this first year a very memorable one for me. I think I could't have made it some days without our chats and commentary.

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      1. I haven’t, but I have this weekend off work so that might be on the agenda now 😛
        It’s lovely to know that I’ve been able to help you through the first year. You’re one of the first bloggers I ever properly talked to and I’m excited to see what the next year will bring for us 😀

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  2. Happy belated birthday!!! I just had mine a couple days ago, too.

    Hope you start feeling better soon. Looking forward to your reviews when you get to them.

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  3. Hooray! You’re back! Glad to see you’re doing better, and that the vacation helped you relax! I hope you continue to feel better, and that the headaches go away.
    Also, happy birthday!

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      1. Lol! I totally understand. There are some books I started earlier this year that I’ve yet to return to because I’m not in the mood for them. Right now I’m stuck on books that deal with mental illness and books that has vampires.

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  4. Happy belated Birthday and Blogiversary! Glad to see you back but so sorry about the horrible headaches from the medication withdrawal. That is absolutely the worst thing! I’ve gone through that when tapering off medications that are supposed to prevent my daily migraines…the meds didn’t work too well, lol! I have fibromyalgia and a host of other things, so I take a cocktail of meds where the side effects can be worse than the diseases! That’s one reason I like to try the all natural remedies…when they work like some of the essential oils! Sending lots of healing vibes your way!! ❤❤❤ Drink lots of healing tea…😊

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, chronic illness can certainly equate into some crazy cocktails. I think I was up to 12 meds during my worst. I do not miss that. Med reduction can be rough, but I feel this is the right step for now 🙂 I have been relying on various teas and essential oils also. I recently received a diffuser from the nonhusband that I am in love with. Do you use one? ❤

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      1. You are so welcome! Oh, they definitely do! I have a kitchen cabinet devoted to my meds although now most are herbals and vitamins but still more prescriptions than I’d like! Oh definitely, sometimes going off a med is the best choice. I’ve had to do that myself several times.

        I have 2 diffusers! A whole room one and a personal one. I’ve been using the whole room one every day with peppermint, lavender, and lemon oils to help with my headaches, and it seems to be helping. At night, I’ve been using Rosemary, peppermint, and eucalyptus oil to help my daughter breathe better since she has had a cough. I love my diffuser! ❤ Are you enjoying your’s?

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              1. My hubby and kids like the peppermint. It seems to go over better than the eucalyptus did at first..they thought that smelled like Vicks, lol! Now they are used to it though. I think the peppermint reminds them of candy, hahaha. They don’t mind the rosemary since I cook with that quite a bit. Ginger was an odd one for all of us, but I like it now, especially when I am sick with a cough, which unfortunately I have now from being around my cousin’s baby who had bronchitis. Oddly enough lemongrass is my husband’s favorite…I’ve mixed it with peppermint and lavender and it helped with my migraines and mixed with orange and peppermint it is just a nice, bright “sunny” smell that I found to be energizing, which I need a lot of, lol!

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                  1. Thank you…I actually started a fever earlier, so I’m going to run to the Urgent Care tomorrow to rule out bronchitis since I’m scheduled for an endoscopy next Friday and they’ll cancel it if I have a respiratory thing because of anaesthesia complications. So, definitely want to get started on antibiotics if needed asap so I don’t have to cancel my endoscopy.

                    Oh, lovely!! I hope you enjoy the lemongrass! Try it with the lavender too for your headaches. I found when my normal oils weren’t doing the trick for my migraine it worked! I guess sometimes it helps to shake things up, lol.

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                  2. Keep me posted! Bronchitis is terrible. I hope you go sooner than later. I also hope you are able to get some rest and plenty of fluids. All of the coughing alone can cause so much pain and loss of sleep 😦

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                  3. I will, thanks! It is! I had it twice in the winter. I plan on going when I wake up, but right now I am drinking some ginger tea with lemon and honey! 😊🍵It’s soothing the cough some. And I’ll be using my diffuser all night with eucalyptus and peppermint, maybe some ginger and rosemary too. But, I’m hoping to sleep too since I’ll be fine then just have nonstop coughing fits. It’s awful feeling sick in the summer…

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  5. Happy blogiversary and happy birthday love! I thought it was longer already (I mean your blog turning one)! You’ve done great so far! I’m behind on reviews too, I hardly even know anymore what I read weeks ago 😉 and I have no excuse. I wish you a great week, take care lovely!

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  6. Happy belated birthday Danielle!!! Happy bloggiversary as well!! You deserve all the awesomeness in the world!! ❤ I do hope you'll be feeling a lot better as time goes on. Definitely looking forward to reading your reviews (wow…@ that number of books you've read during your break!) 😀

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