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 few weeks since my last Sunday Sum~Up. I took a small break to spend time with the family and rest during the holidays. Although, let’s be honest, how much can one really rest during the holidays? Not much! But my break was rewarding none the less. We had a lovely holiday with family. It is always good to be back though.
A lot has actually happened on the personal front. My daughter acquired her driving license! She is doing really well. I am not the train wreck I thought I would be. Very proud of her maturity and responsible and safe decision-making abilities. My son is now in Ohio for a visit and work picked up a bit after the long weekend (which I am okay with because I function best with busy). There were also some additional bumps in terms of my healthcare, but maybe we will discuss that another day, maybe not 😉 Right now, I really just want to catch up and talk books!
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
By Atia Abawi
Narrated by Destiny, this heartbreaking — and timely — story of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria is masterfully told by a foreign news correspondent who experienced the crisis firsthand.
In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future.
In the wake of destruction, he’s threatened by Daesh fighters and witnesses a public beheading. Tareq’s
family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey.
But while this is one family’s story, it is also the timeless tale of all wars, of all tragedy, and of all strife. When you are a refugee, success is outliving your loss.
Destiny narrates this heartbreaking story of the consequences of war, showing the Syrian conflict as part of a long chain of struggles spanning through time.
An award-winning author and journalist–and a refugee herself–Atia Abawi captures the hope that spurs people forward against all odds and the love that makes that hope grow.
- On Monday I celebrated a new year in books with 18 Books to Watch for in 2018.
- Wednesday I shared my decision to participate in 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge and looked at some noteworthy 2018 Reading Challenges.
- Friday I started a new feature: Friday Favorites where I chose to discuss 5 Book to Film Adaptations Worth Watching as an introduction.
What I am listening to:
A big thanks to Kim at Traveling, Gladly Beyond for introducing me to this addictive and fun podcast series about language and all things related by Helen Zaltzman. You can listen here.
What I am watching this week:
Netflix Original: Erased
If you are a fan of manga or anime, then you are probably already familiar with this incredible story. I cannot recommend this live action adaptation enough! If you are overly emotional such as myself, keep the tissues handy.
It has been a nice week! I was a bit sad to see the holidays conclude, but it is always good to return to routine. I would love to know what you are currently watching or reading. Here is to hoping each of you are well and that your new year has started off right! And remember: