Sunday Sum~Up

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!

Good afternoon/evening. I am running behind today, as I chose to nap this morning and did not draw a draft yesterday. It has been a productive week though and I managed 3 reviews which feels like a record lately! We finally watched It yesterday afternoon and I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. While it did not pack the fear factor I anticipated (CGI was a tad over the top), they did well with the story line and the cast was fantastic! I immediately came home and ate and then slid right back into bed to watch the original mini-series. Fun night!

I have this odd swelling of the eyelids occurring that is making reading a tad frustrating, so I will share a brief recap and then try to catch up and hop in just a bit after some rest and meds. I have a few reviews flagged that I cannot wait to read.

(New)Recent Reviews

29923707One Dark Throne

20643052Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

maksofshadowsMask of Shadows

(New) Current Reads (1)

The Dark Days Club
By Alison Goodman


London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

Emma in the Night

By Wendy Walker


From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.

(New)Other Happenings

  • On Wednesday I finally took the plunge and updated BVT and announced the New Look. This includes the new logo and updating all social media platforms. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback. It is a work in process that will be slow due to the limited screen time.
  • Thursday I was pleased to share an excerpt from Justine J Hemmestad’s Visions of a Dream on A Nice Brew & Something New.
  • Today I announced the winner of the Wink Poppy Midnight giveaway. A huge thank you for making this giveaway and review such a success! Congratulations  Megan @wanderingsofabookbird!
  • I also want to briefly share my enthusiasm that there will be a series of Black Mirror books released starting in February 2018! No idea how this news escaped me. Like many of you, I am a huge fan of the series. You can find more info on the first volume at Penguin Random House.

I hope you are all very well and enjoying what remains of your Sunday. I am personally pleased to sit back and sip my first pumpkin latte (no shame in my game), take in the cooler weather and recharge.

“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.”

~Joseph Addison

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

Connect With Books, Vertigo and Tea: FacebookTwitterTumblr and Instagram



61 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. I’ve been so busy this week I completely missed your new look being revealed. I absolutely love it, it’s so you. I noticed as soon as I landed on the site you had revamped! Still not seen IT, probably won’t until it lands on Netflix! 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I am going to wait and watch It when the Iibrary gets the DVD, ha ha. I am such a cheap bastard; although I might see part two at the theaters if part one passes the mustard with me. XD

    You are a review powerhouse! I don’t think I have reviewed any books on the main blog this entire year. Heh. Only a couple of MGs for blog tours on my Middle Grade side blog. The blog looks great. Have a wonderful new week. 🙂

    * I will be stopping back around for your reviews. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I heard about the Black Mirror books too!!! I do hope it turns out just as awesome as the show though. I’m curious to see which authors will participate in the collection! 😮 The bigger the names, the more likely I’ll pick that up!! Emma in the Night sounds like a great book by the way; I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one! I saw IT a while back too. What a great movie!!! Loved the kids (especially Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things)!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes! The series is amazing. I still have a few episodes left to complete. The line-up for book one is:


      I honestly am not familiar them, but Brooker, the shows writer will be editing the whole book I believe. So it should work well.

      Ah yes, the cast was on point! I thought that Pennywise was well done also. Just could have done without the cgi eyes haha. Will be purchasing it. I need the sequel now 🙂


  4. I am LOVING the new look for BVT! It’s very chic (I think that’s the word I’m looking for). I saw on your original post about the new look that you were aiming for something “less busy” and I think you’ve definitely achieved that. I loved your blog’s old look too, but I love this look too. Minimalist and elegant ❤
    Ooo I'm afraid IT is one of those movies that I'm gonna have to wait for to be released on DVD or on Netflix. I really, really want to see it but I don't do horror movies in cinemas…there's nowhere to hide and no way to turn down the volume so the jump scares don't catch me out 😛 I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it, though! ❤
    Have a great week! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha. I completely understand. I have chosen to forgo a ton of horror films in the theater. I usually prefer to watch them in private. I love them, but tend to act ridiculous during certain scenes. This one was a must though. My daughter and friend were both itching to see it.

      Thank you so much for the feedback on the blog ❤ I was nervous about the change, but now it feels normal 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh I’m with you on acting ridiculous during certain scenes 😛 I make all manner of noises when I know something scary is about to happen…something along the lines of “Buaaaaaaanonononotooscary!” while flapping my hands about 😛
        I might see about updating my blog’s look at some point too. I’m never too sure if the title banner is a bit heavy and dark. We shall see, though 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Your current reads sound really good! And I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the movie IT; I really want to see that one, but I’m making myself read the book first even though the size is probably more scary than the movie itself haha. Have a lovely week! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Oh I love your new blog! It’s so clean and cool-looking, awesome job 🙂
    You seem to have been on a productive mood, which is wonderful, so do keep it up! I’ll have to check your recent reviews because I’ve been a bit absent and not been able to. Especially excited to see what you thought of Ink and Bone!
    Great post ❤

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Ah not good nor bad, I suppose. Just life getting in the way hahaha
        Take as much time as you need! Our bodies and minds won’t function properly, no matter how much we force them to endure, if there’s no resting out involved. So a time out is actually quite productive in the long run 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Wow! You had a super busy week! I couldn’t be more impressed. I have so many posts to catch up on– great job.

    Both of your current reads are totally up your alley. Neither of them I’m particularly drawn to, but that’s okay! I’m sure your eventual reviews will convince me otherwise. I do want to read ALL the books you finished, though. And I’m super impressed you finished 3 books this week! Putting me to shame, as always. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Do not be too impressed 😉 My reading has come to a terrible halt with these headaches. I am switching to some audio when I can to help, but progress is non-existent. I am not sure I would recommend my current reads for you but perhaps The Dark Days Club. It is different 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. D: I’m so sorry your reading has been hit so hard lately. That damn lesion! I hope that you can find a way to keep reading, no matter how infrequently. Books are so important to you!!!

        Dark Days Club sounds PERFECT. Historical fantasy with a hint of romance? This is the sort of books I’d love to read on a snow day. I’ve added it to my TBR!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. I am still working on Dark Days, but it is fantastic! I am thoroughly enjoying her writing. I am sure that I will just begin to accumulate more audio books as needed. It has been hard to suffer through symptoms that impact my reading and writing, but give me time.. I will find a healthy way to adapt ❤ Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and support!

          Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.