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!
Most of my posts this week were scheduled, so I apologize for my lack of response and visits. I am currently fighting another flare up and require a lot of rest and meds. I will respond where I can today and this coming week, but may continue to remain a bit quiet until this passes. Most posts will continue to be scheduled in advance. I cannot thank you all enough for being so wonderfully understanding. I will try to share an update post on health and life when the time feels right ❤
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)
By Neal Shusterman (Goodreads Author
Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?
The Picture of Dorian Gray
By Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, his dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged; petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral; while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying, enchanting, obsessing, even corrupting readers for more than a hundred years.
Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not only a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wilde’s fin-de-siècle world and a manifesto of the creed Art for Art’s Sake.”
The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a driveling pedant.” The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for gross indecency,” which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so, The Picture of Dorian Gray firmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement, and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero.
- Monday was another Confessions of a Tea Sippin’ Blogger: I Live in a Home of Non-Readers.
- Friday Favorites was a continuation of last Friday’s Netflix Originals to Binge, Part 2.
What I am listening to:
Girl in Snow
By Danya Kukafka
Narrated by Candace Thaxton, Kirby Heyborne and Jacques Roy
WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING?
When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both. In crystalline prose, Danya Kukafka offers a brilliant exploration of identity and of the razor-sharp line between love and obsession, between watching and seeing, between truth and memory.
What I am watching this week:
Series: Fantasy/Horror (2014-2016)
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green & Billie Piper
Rundown: Set in Victorian London, Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, an American gunslinger, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives come together to tackle supernatural forces and seek out Murray’s missing daughter Mina. *Please note this series is extremely graphic (violence and sexual content) but also extremely good 😉
That is about it for me. More film and audio than books this week thanks to my headaches and reading fatigue. I hope you have found plenty of time to read and enjoy your week! What are you currently enjoying?
“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
Happy Reading & Be Well,