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 🙂
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?
- Monday in spirit of Halloween, I shared a few of my favorite Frightening Flicks. Of course, this is not a full list. Just some of the creepier ones 😉
- Tuesday I was excited to host a cover reveal for The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass which is being released in June of 2018.
- Friday included an excerpt from Leigh Statham’s upcoming book Daughter 4254.
What I am listening to:
Lore, 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