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!
I am reducing screen time a little more this week, so I will be keeping the personal life updates brief. But know that our son returned Friday and most things are going as they should. I am just living in a bit of a fog until I regain full access to all medications and can meet with the new specialist. No valid complaints, just happy to be ❤
Red Clocks was delayed due to a lost shipment, but I will be starting it soon! I have to give a shout to Book of the Month for the excellent costumer service. They contacted me with concerns about the tracking before I even had to reach out to them, and they immediately shipped a new book.
By Sofi Oksanen
Translated by Owen Witesman
When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood–and the moods of those around her–moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother’s funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita’s final months–sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files–Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair’s powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma’s imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma’s world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women’s bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty.
And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1)
By Kiersten White
NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
- Monday I shared my January Reading Goals.
- Friday Favorites continued with Netflix Originals to Binge, Part I.
What I am listening to:
The Cruel Prince
By Holly Black
Narrated by Caitlin Kelly
Goodreads synopsis and info can be found here.
*I am enjoying the narrator, but still waiting for this one to click for me. I am about 30% in.
What I am watching this week:
Prime Original: Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams
This is a sci-fi series composed of standalone episodes based on the works of Philip K Dick. I am really torn at the moment. I am several episodes in and find I have enjoyed a few, but I have not noticed anything particularly memorable. It does boasts a nice cast though.
It has been an uneventful week, but sometimes there is a great appreciation to be found in the quiet and peacefulness of it all. I hope the same can be said for you and that you are well. I would love to know what you are reading, listening to, or even watching this week!
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
~Philip K. Dick