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!

What can I say about this past week? I could tell you that I spent 3 consecutive days in bed rolling in my own self pity, listening to audiobooks, demanding cake and binge watching episodes of Supernatural when the room was not spinning, but I won’t. That would be ridiculous and incriminating. So just assume I was preoccupied with some very important, top-secret task and that is why I was unable to post for most of the week 😉 Anyhow.. shall we?

(New)Recent Reviews

33155777Fierce Kingdom

35448358Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Audiobook

(New) Current Reads (1)20643052
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

By Rachel Caine


In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

(New)Other Happenings

  • My giveaway for one copy of Wink Poppy Midnight is still going! It is open internationally to anyone that can receive Book Depository shipments. You can still enter here.
  • I had the pleasure of featuring an excerpt from Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s upcoming title Unexpected Outcomes.
  • I made the decision to turn off commenting moderation. I am hoping I will not regret this. But as I find my time online limited, I realized that when I posted spotlights, etc. I was limiting the author’s feedback and interaction when not available to logon and approve comments. Fingers crossed!
  • I am finding that three to 4 posts a week seems to be an ideal schedule when health allows and so far it is working. The biggest downside to limited screen time now is how little blog hopping I accomplish.

It has been an odd week that somehow managed to be uneventful, yet tiring. I am not sure where the time has went. I hope that each of you find a moment to relax and enjoy a good book and cuppa!

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Danielle ❤

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40 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. I love that Alice in Wonderland quote!

    You should still be able to delete obnoxious comments, even if you’ve turned off moderation. Seems like you shouldn’t have problems with trolls going forward if you haven’t had them so far….. I will cross my fingers that you don’t, anyway.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Ink and Bone. It’s been on my TBR for a while!


    1. I had a problem with crudeness and language that I did not want on the blog (I may not offend easy but try to keep a mature and friendly environment) so I had set them to moderate. I also had a few issues with people knocking indie authors on my spotlights. I am hoping that enough time has passed that it will not be a problem.

      I finished Ink and Bone last night. Could not sleep 😉 Review soon.

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        1. Yeah. I guess there will be some in every group. I made the decision to moderate set in stone after I had to send an email to an author who sends me review copies to apologize for a comment that had to be removed. That person no longer follows me though 😉


  2. You’re not going to believe it but I have Ink and Bone on my readlist since forever! It’s the mention of books of course that attracts me so much to this one! Ah at least there was cake this week! I hope you’ll feel well enough to read next week, and it’s good to hear you’ve got a back-up system too.. audiobooks do seem like a good substitute. Have a good week lovely!

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    1. Haha of course there was cake 😉 What is life without a little cake my dear friend? And I loved Ink and Bone. Trying to compose the review now, but hard to express my feelings without blabbering. I hope you decide to explore it some time. Have a fab week as well!

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  3. Oh my, I’ve just seen the above comments and while I don’t knock indie authors, I have them on my blog and seriously, why bother knocking them? Just sad. I do dabble in crude language so if I’m one of those crude language in comments people I sincerely apologise as I do on occasion forget I’m not writing on my own blog.

    Though, hopefully it works out well for you and you don’t regret it. Surprisingly, I’ve never had issues with bad comments on my blog, damn, I miss out on all the fun!😢

    3 or 4 posts with health issues! Lots of bloggers, cough cough, myself don’t even manage that in a week with no issues!😂

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    1. Haha thanks Drew 🙂 I think that if you cross a line I would be comfortable telling you. It is more the nasty and borderline inappropriate that ruffles me. I am not an uptight person and know how to kid, but there is always that difference between having fun and being an ass. I don’t like assholes lol.

      Thanks for continuing to support me during my ongoing absences! I appreciate all of the shares. I think 3 to 4 is working well also. I will stick with it for now 🙂

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      1. Ha, I’d hope that you would feel comfortable telling me if I crossed the line! I do try not to but as I said I just forget at times that I’m not on my blog but most of the time I actually use asterisks in swear words in comments anyway sh#t for example as I was led to believe that WordPress thinks swearing is spam and I don’t want to be put in spam jail!😢😂

        Ah, inappropriate comments, I’ve never had any of them either but I guess that’s because I’m a dude!😂

        No worries, I try and support when and where I can though my sharing always has sucked and if I need to catch up on posts there’s a chance it’ll just be likes with no comments too. Especially as I try and take the weekends off from blogging, well, I check blogs Saturday morning around breakfast time and then again Sunday evening/night but the majority of the weekend I’ve decided is reading time. I don’t get much reading done in the week due to various reasons, tiredness, waking up at stupid o’clock, life stuff, etc so I try and spend more time reading at the weekend as I don’t feel tired and can enjoy it more.

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  4. I was having the same issue as you with comments, which is why I turned on the moderation too. The main person who was leaving nasty comments stopped commenting months ago, but I have this ever-present concern about a mean-spirited or downright nasty comment appearing and not being able to catch it quickly. Good luck, though! I have every faith that it’ll be the right decision 🙂
    I hope your upcoming week is wonderful and that you manage to include some cake as well! I absolutely adore cake ❤

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  5. I’ve only had to moderate once for a brief time and that wasn’t crudity or even rudeness really – it was a guy who was using my blog to make long political statements and to kinda do his own book reviews in my comments! I kept suggesting he start a blog of his own – I am quite political but I try to keep it off the blog as much as possible. In the end, I emailed him to tell him I’d be deleting any future lengthy screeds from him and thankfully he unfollowed me. Hope you don’t have any more trouble on your comments. 🙂

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    1. Oh wow! Well I think you handled that very well. I am the same. I tend to keep my politics in my personal life and off of the blog.

      I think it should be smooth sailing as the main offender no longer follows me. I am pretty sure that they caught on when I deleted several of their comments without replying 😉

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  6. We’ll just pretend you were on a secret spy mission, okay? 🙂 Seriously though hope you feel better this week, with no spinning. And hopefully you have no commenting snafus.

    Ooh Ever the Hunted looks kinda fun. I always like that cover when I see it.

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    1. Yep 😉 Secret spy mission sounds intriguing enough. But more like spying on episodes of Supernatural and a slice of cake haha.

      It was fun! And yes, I love the cover. I have the audio set and it still looks lovely on the shelf. Thanks so much Greg! Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

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  7. Is rolling around in bed and eating cake not done? I need to change my weekend plans 😉

    I guess my week flew by because it seems like you’ve been posting a lot! But my days kind confuswd due to my work schedule.

    Here’s hoping no need for comment moderation anymore and you feel better!

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  8. 3 or 4 posts is more than enough! Im doing blog tours this week so t’s different, but from now on I think I’ll post about 3 times and try to write some more. Have a great week ❤


  9. I’m very pro-bed and cake though I’m sorry for the dizziness and self pity. That does take the fun out of it. Finding balance is so great but so hard! Sounds like you’ve got a system that’s working for you now. I turned off comment moderation awhile ago and so far have had no trouble – except on older posts that I’ve had some issues with spam. I need to go back and turn moderation on for old posts and I think that would fix that. Hopefully it will work for you too. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you haha 🙂 Yes cake and bed are always a win with me! Especially if you add a good book and tea or Netflix.

      So far the comments have went well. I never had them set to moderate until there were a few incidents. I do not think I have to worry about it any longer. Luckily, WP catches the majority of my spam.

      Enjoy your week as well !


  10. Indie books are always on my blogs and I still see a lot of negative thoughts about these authors in general. Yes there are some self published vanity books by people with no writing skill amongst them but I’ve read some really brilliant Indie and self published works. I get annoyed when I see people saying that all these authors are too bad to get published!

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  11. I’m sorry to hear about your room being a pain in the butt and not wanting to stay still for you. I do hope you were able to make the most of it all and stay as healthy as you can be, Danielle! It’s a nice upside that you’ve been reading/listening to some great books though, right? 😀

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    1. Haha thanks. My room was such a pain 😉 I would ground it.. but you know. I am doing well though. Mostly weather changes I think. Reading some really interesting books right now. Just finished His Bloody Project. Have you heard of it?


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