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 another steady week here at home and I am slowly beginning to prep for the holidays. Yes, I have officially become that woman who has her tree out (but not decorated) before Thanksgiving. This is something I have never done before! But I have also never faced the holidays with the symptoms I now have. So for the kids and myself, I feel it is best to be proactive and allow myself plenty of time work on everything. I refuse to get down to the wire and have a bad flare up put me in a position where I cannot come through for them or feel so overwhelmed I fail to enjoy our time.

The new schedule with blogging is working well as I am now utilizing the weekend to write-up posts for the following week or two, depending on my abilities and then choosing one or two days during the week to try to blog hop. It does mean fewer visits and less time dedicated to social media, but it seems to be a healthy balance and my brain is finally accepting that. So for now you may see posts but not an immediate response. So slow and steady wins the race.


(New)Recent Reviews


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A Brilliant Madness

By Robert M Drake



This is an anthology of collective writing from Robert M. Drake written during 2004-2014. A Brilliant Madness is a reflection of the social collapses in the 21st century. The social programming, the daily routine and the economic struggles we all go through blindly. What has happen to us? Where did all the love go? We have all gone beautifully mad in a beautifully mad world.

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What I am listening to:

Under the Harrow
By Flynn Berry
Narrated by Fiona Hardingham


When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

What I am watching right now:

Alias Grace, a Netflix Original based on Margaret Atwood’s novel. While I may struggle with Atwood’s writing at times, I have found the film adaptations to be impressive of late. I am curious to see if this six-hour mini-series will convince me to pick up the book.

That’s it for this past week. I am sure the following will be very busy for many of us. I have a ton of prepping/writing to do before the upcoming coming weeks pull us in a few directions. Do you have a favorite holiday traditions or plans you are looking forward to? What are you currently watching and/or reading? Do you have a recommendation?

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Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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23 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. Hooray for finding the right balance! I hope your holiday plans work out, and that your health cooperates so you can enjoy them to the fullest!

    As for me, I’m going to be going a bit mad with all the holiday stuff. Time to go and buy my annual bottle of Bailey’s!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it makes all of the difference. Having the schedule has been huge. It doesn’t allow me to visit everyone as often as I like, but the reduced screentime has really helped some symptoms and allowed me to rest easier ❤


  2. I’m kinda ready for the tree to go up and the decorations to come out, I’m pretty much in Christmas mode now. But first Thanksgiving so I can eat all the stuffing lol. Seriously though starting early is a great idea!

    Under the Harrow sounds really good! And have a nice Thanksgiving. 🙂


  3. Slugs are cool though. No. Slugs who go by the name of Danielle are cool! 😀 As long as you do whatever you have to to stay as healthy as possible, I’m sure we’ll all be happy! 😉 I didn’t know about that adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale by the way. Besides the Amazon series (phenomenal, as you already know), I didn’t think there would be any other adaptations that could match its quality! Currently reading some good ol’ fantasy by Fonda Lee called Jade City. Pretty interesting so far! Also watching THE PUNISHER on Netflix!!!!! As expected, it is BRILLIANT! 😀

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    1. Haha thanks 😛 I think the nonhubs was just eyeballing the Punisher on Netflix, but we are behind on a billion shows at the moment since he traveled so much these last few months. I finished Alias Grace and was completely sold. I will be ordering the book 😉 I need to look up Jade City.. seems vaguely familiar.

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  4. I like to be organised ahead of time. We don’t do anything for Christmas now with it just being my dad and me but we do enjoy the festive food! I already have turkey, potatoes, bread sauce etc in so I don’t have to face the supermarkets nearer the time. I hibernate in December then pop out in January! I hate all the crowds of stressed shoppers!

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  5. Ooo… thanks for the heads up about Alias Grace. I am going to start my Netflix 30 day trial this week some time and after I binge Stranger Things I will be looking for something else to watch. I am dropping back around to catch your older posts. 🙂

    Let the holiday chaos begin, ha ha. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the kiddos. 💜


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