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!

It has been a good week. While there was some fatigue and pain, I managed to accomplish more than usual and this always excites me! I am also now adjusting to the new anticonvulsants. I will be continuing with the acupuncture and have been referred to a new neurologist to assess possibilities/symptoms I may go into at a later time.

The kids have finally both outgrown trick o’ tricking, which is bittersweet. We chose to celebrate by making caramel apples and punch while watching “scary” movies. It was actually a ton of fun. I wrapped up the weekend in good company and with an overdue lunch date. My reading was slow but rewarding and I feel good about the week past. I hope each of you can say the same 🙂

(New)Recent Reviews

33897635The Creeps (Deep Fears Collection #2)

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The Cottingly Secret

By Hazel Gaynor


The author of The Girl Who Came Home turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies in their garden. Now, in her newest novel, international bestseller Hazel Gaynor reimagines their story.

1917… It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true—didn’t it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs’ authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told.

One hundred years later… When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather’s bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls’ lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

(New)Other Happenings

What I am listening to:

lore-logo-lightLore, written, hosted and produced by Aaron Mahnke.  This podcast features 20 minute long episodes that examine history and some of its more frightening tales, legend and superstitions. This look into our dark past offers fun, digestible pieces of true “horror” that are released bi-weekly.  I recently finished the first of the new series featured on Amazon Prime and picked up the book  Monstrous Creatures . You can learn more here.

What I am watching this week:

Mindhunter on Netflix. Okay, so technically I ended up binging this one and finishing it last night. I know many of you have already sung its warranted praise. Thank you for all who recommended I start the series. This brilliant story of the birth & evolution of serial killer profiling within the FBI is worth every second and hard to turn off.

I hope the week ahead is full of many memorable moments and plenty of good books!

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” 
― George R.R. Martin


Danielle ❤

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41 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. I’m going to have to give Mindhunters a try soon myself. I’ve been hearing lots of really great things about it! I really want to read 13 Minutes myself. It sounds so good and I’m completely intrigued. I hope that you have a great week – happy reading!

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  2. Happy Sunday! Hopefully you are well on your way to feeling better and more stable health days!

    The Cottingley Secret sounds good. I’m currently reading Rivalry. My move has interrupted my reading this past week so I’m working on catching up. I’d get a couple of sentences in and fall asleep!

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  3. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better and things are looking better nowadays. Still sounds weird to hear about acupuncture since I only have a fictional visual reference of what it is and never really got to know its REAL effects in REAL life. Pretty cool that it does have its perks! Also glad to see you around the blogosphere more and that it isn’t as exhausting as before! Hope November will be kind with you!!! Happy reading, Danielle! 😉

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    1. Thank you ever so much Lashaan 🙂 The acupuncture is an interesting process haha. I end up with needles in my ears, hands/feet and legs. I lie there with my eyes closed like a big baby lol. I am finding that it is ok to take the days off from being online and just catch up as able. It makes it much more manageable 😉

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  4. We didn’t have a single person at the door for Halloween this year which was great as it let me just chill out in front of the TV. It didn’t stop those irritating cold calls on the phone though! Glad it was a better week overall for you!

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    1. Thank you! I am slowly becoming comfortable with my more limited pace and the schedule of appointments so that helps. It is less stressful when I allow myself to accept that I have limitations and should just celebrate when I exceed them but not feel guilt when it is otherwise ❤ I hope this week is being kind to you!

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  5. caramel apples and punch make for a lovely Halloween, I’m glad to hear you all had much fun. I’m actually catching up on your blog & will be reading your 13 minutes review next but it sounds like you had a good week overall. I REALLY would like to watch Mindhunters this month but so far I’ve been failing at Netflix lol, have only watched the 1st episode of Starnger Things ssn 2 smh. Anyways, I hope you continue to enjoy Acupuncture since that seems to be a plus 🙂


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    1. Thanks ❤ I think we are both struggling this month haha. No need to catch up on the blog, but do recommend reading 13 Minutes at some point. Fab book! Your kiddos were sooo cute in their costumes. I am guilty of binging anime lately. Not helping my slow reading haha. I will be paying you a visit shortly – xx


  6. Love that GRRM quote! ❤
    I'm glad you and your kids still found a way to have fun and celebrate Halloween now that they're done trick or treating. 🙂 Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun!
    I remember reading about those cousins mentioned in The Cottingly Secret before. Sounds like an interesting book. 🙂 I'm really intrigued by Lore, too! Nice post!

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