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!

While I was not able to post as much, I did manage to catch up on social media and some blog visits at the beginning of the week. The new anticonvulsant kept me on a clear liquid diet for several days and there has been some down time as I go through the process of increasing it. It has me a bit “foggy”. But the nonhusband flies out again today (am hopefully feeling better by the time this is posted) and I will be able to get a few reviews drawn up after all settles down. On the plus side, we managed a lovely dinner last night and all else is well!

(New)Recent Reviews
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(New) Current Reads (1)


Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)
by Neal Shusterman


Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

The Tethered Mage
Melissa Caruso


In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. 
Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire.

Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations.

But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.

(New)Other Happenings

  • I drew up a small post this week of my favorite Haunting Reads.
  • I want to share Trang’s review of 13 Minutes on I also have a review to post and felt she captured this book very well. It will be fun to compare thoughts.
  • I continue to work on my discussion post and am considering bringing more anime and manga to the blog after La La (the accidental blogger) at La La in the Library managed to sway me into reviving my old MAL account. Thoughts on this?

What I am watching this week:

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
When They Cry
Episodes: 26
Originally aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006

Based on a horror/mystery visual novel, this (like most anime) is not for younger audiences and packs a TV-MA rating. But I am 6 episodes in and enjoying it. I may pick up the manga series at some point.

Find out more here on MAL.


Netflix Original: Hotel Beau Séjour
International Crime Drama
Episodes: 10
IMBd Synopsis: A young woman wakes to discover her own murder on her hands. Struggling to get help and solve the case from five locals who are somehow involved with the night of her death, she uncovers so much more.

*This atmospheric mystery is brilliantly written and quickly climbing the ranks in my favorite shows of 2017. Heads-up there is some blood in the trailer for anyone who prefers to pass.

That is pretty much where the better parts of my week have been. I cannot lie that Hulu and Netflix are a sick girl’s best friend 😉 Have you watched either of these or would you? What are your current fall reads? I looking forward to seeing some month end recaps.

“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.” 
― Patricia A. McKillip

As always, be well!


Danielle ❤

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41 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

    1. Honestly, I am about 120 pages in and hooked. I would probably be done if it were not for my eyes. This is my first book by the author, but I love his writing style. It reads with a certain quirkiness and the pacing is smooth. I think you will enjoy it. I am surprised I have not seen more on it myself. Happy reading 🙂


  1. Last movie looks awesome! I am half way through Sarah Rayne’s The Sun Eater! It’s pretty good, even has me hearing the bumps in the night and envisioning Declan in my mirrors.

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    1. Scythe has been an incredible read so far! There is a dry sort of humor/whit that I love! Hotel Beau Séjour is incredible. It is super slow but absorbing. I have 4 episodes left until I know the truth ( I hope). I am working on my review right now 😉 ❤

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  2. Iek that’s a Belgian series, what a surprise! I usually don’t like to watch local series so I totally missed this one.. Now that I see the trailer it looks good though.. I hope they’ll air it again… I really want to read 13 minutes too so look forward to your comparison!

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    1. Oh nice! I thought perhaps it was Belgian.. terribly that I was not certain, I know. It has been fantastic. You do not have access to Netflix if I remember correctly? That is too bad. I think you would really appreciate it. I am working on the 13 Minutes review today 🙂


  3. I think if you’re interested in discussing anime and manga, you should! 🙂
    I completely identify with Particia McKillip’s quote. Heck, I just ordered (and received) her Forgotten Beast of Eld even thought I am moving tomorrow haha
    The clear liquid diet does not sound fun! I’m glad you got to have a nice dinner last night after that.

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  4. How are you finding The Tethered Mage? I loved it, I’m looking to post my review on Thursday, I finished the book today, have started my review but need to finish it off and draft it up. Oh, will have to check it for grammar too of course, don’t want any grammar nazi’s complaining!😂

    I don’t know what MAL is!?!?

    If you want to post more anime/manga stuff then go for it! It’s your blog, your rules! Anyone doesn’t like it, see ya! Can’t see why people would have an issue but if they do it’s their problem and not yours, gotta do what makes YOU happy with your blog not others.😀

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    1. Thanks haha. I wasn’t really too concerned with whether to share more anime or manga (more just looking for an idea of amount of interest) but appreciate the support 🙂 I will always incorporate what I enjoy, for you are right good sire, my blog 🙂

      The Tethered Mage.. hmmm… well I am enjoying it, but found a few issues (which I will tackle in my review). I was a bit taken back by how much it reads as YA. I was not expecting this. I think I thought it would be more complex and targeted towards an older audience, but a good story 🙂 I look forward to your review!

      MAL is Sort of like goodreads for anime films and manga 😉

      Happy Monday!

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      1. Eurgh, YA! I don’t read YA so don’t have a clue what it reads like, I’m blind to that!😂 I loved it, it’s definitely lacking in the swearing, violence (though it’s still violent) and grimmness I’m accustomed to in grimdark but it didn’t bother me. Definitely a read that both adult and YA fantasy fans can enjoy.

        Ha, you know me, any time I can state ‘my blog, my rules, my voice’ I like to do it.😉

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  5. Thanks for the mention, and yeah… I think anime, and manga especially are a good add. A lot of bloggers, like me, seem to be getting interested in manga as of late. I just need to heet my butt to the library and start Death Note. 🎌

    I hope you are having a good week. ☺

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    1. Death Note is fantastic! One of the few mangas I own in entirety, as collecting them adds up. I loved the anime as well.. but favored the manga. I am excited to hear your thoughts on it. Another fave of mine is Pandora Hearts 🙂


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