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Another busy week has come to an end. And while we hit a few bumps, I still managed to accomplish almost everything I set out to do this week and finish a few books! So I am pretty pleased with that! Not a lot has changed here on the homestead aside from continuing to prep for the upcoming holiday. I am happy to say that we are probably 80% done. This has to be a record. My only complaint would be that my WP does not seem to be snowing like others.. so I might take a moment to pout about this ❄️ I chose to add my own snow(man) by updating the header for this post, because I am a problem solver 😉
Okay, so totally deviating from the traditional holiday read here, but I am particularly interested in reading more translated work, and this captured my eye on Kindle this week.
There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Translated by: Keith Gessen, Anna Summers
Vanishings and apparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia-or anywhere else in the world-today.
- Tuesday I shared a wonderful interview with Tiffany McDaniel, the author of The Summer That Melted Everything. This was a particularly personal experience for me, as I discovered the book setting was based on the county I grew up in. Corresponding with Tiffany has been incredible! You can read the review here if interested.
- Wednesday I was thrilled to participate in a blitz with Rockstar Book Tours to celebrate the release of Ever the Brave. I was also able to interview the author, Erin Summerill not too long ago and am a huge fan of the first book in the series, Ever the Hunted. The giveaway is for this blitz is open until 12/12/17 (US only – sorry). You can check out the details here.
- Friday was another Confessions of a Tea Sippin’ Blogger post that talked about my year as a blogger in 2017.
What I am listening to:
I am still currently finishing up Quest of the Dreamwalker by Stacy Bennett and have to admit I am really enjoying it. But clocking in at nearly 15 hours, it is taking me some time to complete.
Review soon though!
What I am watching this week:
Netflix Original: Dark
Cast: Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel
The run down – This German set series follows the disappearance of two young boys that slowly reveals the tangled connection between four separate families amidst dark mystery. It also offers a hefty dose of the supernatural, and an incredible opening sequence.
There you have it. Looking back, I am certainly in the holiday spirit but seem to be enjoying a nice dose of the darker elements in films and books at the moment. What are your current reads or watches? Any recommendations?