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!

This was a short blogging week for me as my daughter was not well and I was bit stiff after a tumble in the shower and small flare up. Then I managed to burn myself with pudding courtesy of muscle spasms, but honestly my pride suffered more than anything. Needless to say, I was not online much. I chose to lay in bed and binge anime over cups of chamomile while feeling sorry for myself. It is not a pretty picture, but the truth. Hey.. as long as we manage to pull ourselves back together..right?


I did score a Walking Gingerdead kit that the kids and I are pretty stoked about and finished decorations (also picked up Advent Calendars in time). So all in all, I am still declaring a victory! I might share pictures of our undead gingerbread men if I remember, once they are complete.


(New)Recent Reviews

34050917The Girl in the Tower

cottinglyThe Cottingley Secret

(New) Current Reads (1)

The White Devil
By Justin Evans



Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys’ boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . .

A fierce and jealous ghost . . .

A young man’s fight for his life . . .

The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old American Andrew Taylor is enrolled in the esteemed British institution by his father, who hopes that the school’s discipline will put some distance between his son and his troubled past in the States.

But trouble—and danger—seem to follow Andrew. When one of his schoolmates and friends dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and is soon an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true.

When the school’s poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, is commissioned to write a play about Byron, one of Harrow’s most famous alumni, he casts Andrew in the title role. Andrew begins to discover uncanny links between himself and the renowned poet. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew becomes obsessed with Lord Byron’s story and the poet’s status not only as a literary genius and infamous seducer but as a student at the very different Harrow of two centuries prior—a place rife with violence, squalor, incurable diseases, and tormented love affairs.

When frightening and tragic events from that long-ago past start to recur in Harrow’s present, and when the dark and deadly specter by whom Andrew’s been haunted seems to be all too real, Andrew is forced to solve a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery that threatens the lives of his friends and his teachers—and, most terrifyingly, his own.

(New)Other Happenings

  • Thursday Marsha Cornelius talked Book Clubs & Tea Houses in a lovely guest post.
  • I had a lot of fun on The Bloggers Bookshelf at BrizzleLass Books. (again Claire, my apologies on being so behind).  I cannot recommend Claire’s blog enough. Aside from being an incredible person & member of the book community, she is an active and passionate advocate of mental health awareness and has some amazing projects happening. She inspires me!
  • I had a discussion post lined up but honestly do not like to post them when I know I will not be online as much to respond to comments (kind of defeats the point.) So I opted to share My November Favorites.

This week I am adding a new anime series to the mix:

Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World (キノの旅)
Began 10-6-17, 12 episodes
MAL information can be found here.


I have actually discovered several anime series lately that have really captured me, so I will probably have a post up when time allows. In the meantime, if you enjoy anime, I am highly recommending this one. I am 9 episodes in and adore it!

That sums up my week (again, laying in bed binging anime and sippin’ tea). It actually looks much more productive as a post than I imagined heh! I hope as always, that each of you are very well and have a beautiful week ahead!

I am sort of a tea addict I structure my day by cups of tea

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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42 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. Undead ginger bread men – that sounds awesome. 🙂 Sorry to hear about the tumble and the generally bad week- hope you are feeling better this weekend. Can you believe I’ve never watched anime? Well other than Nausicaa a looooong time ago lol. I should re- watch.


    1. Oh I still need to watch that one! It is on my list but I have yet to acquire a copy 🙂 I hear it is amazing. I recommend Princess Mononoke if you feel like exploring more. I am well enough. Seems I have bronchitis. But it will pass with rest and fluids. How have you been my friend?


    1. This is a new series (so reboot). I tried to locate the original to watch and it doesn’t seem to be available on any of my subs! I will have to order it. But I am really loving this one new series. Yes, just fun exploration. Good 20 minute time fills.Sorry I cannot offer a comparison.

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  2. Oh I’m sorry to hear your week was not that great, Danielle 😦 I hope things are looking up a bit more!
    That gingerbread kit looks super cool, though, I hope you and your kids have tons of fun with it ^^
    Didn’t know you enjoyed anime so much, that’s so awesome! I hadn’t heard of Kino’s Journey before so I might give it a go when I have some free time.
    Lovely post! ❤

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  3. Hey it is December. Laying in bed watching anime with tea is what the Winter is all about. 😉 Well maybe a book added in the mix too haha. I hope this week will be a lot better for you and your daughter. ❤

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  4. I also had a very tough week both physically and workwise… Caught some sort of stomach bug or whatnot :/ could barely eat, and here I am underweight a week later. Thankfully, I’m almost completely fine now, but I was worried that week. And also tired. And still working pretty much full time. It was tough! So the blog has suffered. But oh well!
    And would you imagine that chamomile makes your stomach worse when it’s super upset? Yep, I didn’t know either 😛
    Oooh! Nice reviews! I reviewed The Girl in the Tower this week.. Going to read yours, I’ll read every review I find I swear 😀 Also, Katherine Arden tweeted me with a really cool reply, ALL CAPS 😀 saying that she can’t wait to finally write the last book cause she wants us to know the ending! It was awesoooooome!!!
    Anyway, hope you have a better week 🙂 (and me too, to be honest xD)

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    1. Oh wow! You did have a rough go. So glad you are finally feeling better ❤ And yeah, I thought it was just me with the chamomile, but I have to avoid it when my stomach is upset.

      Isn't Katherine Arden the best! Her writing and the trilogy are to die for! I will be sad when it is over. I haven't made my blogging rounds yet, but I need to hop over and look at your review 😉 So I think I will do that now!


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