Sunday Sum~Up

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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!

A lot has been happening this past week, as work remains steady and the kids just finished another semester. I have a lot of reading I need to wrap up and have somehow managed to schedule much more than I anticipated for the blog. So I will continue to visit as often as I can while finding that balance of reduced screen time. As most of you know, I work remotely from home on a PC. With my last visit to the specialist stating that I should be limiting reading and screen time significantly, I am in a bit of pinch here 😉 I tried to explain to him that I must work and that giving up books and blogging are not an option. I did not receive his full endorsement..

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Blog News!

I finally gave into a hair-brained idea I have been playing with and started up a monthly newsletter for BVT. I seriously have no idea what I am doing, so it should be a ton of fun! I have it set up to send a welcome letter and then once a month (on the 1st) a brief update on all things blog and reading. This first newsletter will go out on the 7th as I am finalizing a few details. If you are interested, you can subscribe below my “lovely” pic in the side bar (or bottom of the page if mobile) or simple click here. And don’t worry, should I disappoint you, unsubbing is painless 😉


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Robots vs. Fairies
By Dominik Parisien (Editor), Navah Wolfe (Editor)

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Synopsis:

A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies?

Rampaging robots! Tricksy fairies! Facing off for the first time in an epic genre death match!

People love pitting two awesome things against each other. Robots vs. Fairies is an anthology that pitches genre against genre, science fiction against fantasy, through an epic battle of two icons.

On one side, robots continue to be the classic sci-fi phenomenon in literature and media, from Asimov to WALL-E, from Philip K. Dick to Terminator. On the other, fairies are the beloved icons and unquestionable rulers of fantastic fiction, from Tinkerbell to Tam Lin, from True Blood to Once Upon a Time. Both have proven to be infinitely fun, flexible, and challenging. But when you pit them against each other, which side will triumph as the greatest genre symbol of all time?

There can only be one…or can there?

Featuring an incredible line-up of authors including John Scalzi, Catherynne M. Valente, Ken Liu, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Jonathan Maberry, and many more, Robots vs. Fairies will take you on a glitterbombed journey of a techno-fantasy mash-up across genres.

COB&B_JKT_100517.inddChildren of Blood and Bone
By Tomi Adeyemi

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Synopsis:

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.


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What I am listening to this week:

avatars-000289726251-qg3vcu-t500x500Oxygen Media’s Martinis & Murder
via Soundcloud
You can listen here. Or if you prefer iTunes, here.

Soundcloud blurb: Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders…while mixing up martinis! Each fun new episode will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and of course the theories about how it all went down.

What I am watching this week:

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TNT’s The Alienist
Cast: Daniel BrühlDakota FanningLuke Evans

IMDb Blurb: Crime reporter John Moore meets with psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.

This one is brand new and only two episodes in. So far it is moving at a leisurely pace but promising a decent story. I am enjoying the atmosphere and cast. It does favor the graphic side, but as always, I am ok with that.


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That’s a wrap here! Things are moving along at a nice pace and I will continue to schedule posts (responding when I am able to actually be present online). As always, please feel free to send me links to any missed posts you feel I might enjoy & let me know what you are reading and watching!

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
~Oscar Wilde

Cheers,

Danielle ❤

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51 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. Is there anyone nowadays who doesn’t have to spend too much time on a PC? I am like you and work from home and my entire job is looking at Word documents and PDFs. I would hate it if I was told to cut back as reading on the kindle would have to go, as would blogging!

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  2. Well, I signed up for the newsletter, gotta show some support and all that! I’m expecting big things, big things I tell you and hopefully no weird links or Nigerian princes asking me for money links! 🙂

    Less screentime?!?! Damn, that always amazes me when people say that in today’s day and age when most things involve looking at a screen!

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  3. Ha ha, I love it how right after the doctor tells you to do less screen time you start a newsletter for your blog. I am looking forward to the newsletter, though! I can’t decide if Robots VS Fairies is too weird for me or not. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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  4. I think a lot of us probably spend too much time on our computers. Lol… Don’t know what I’d do without mine. Good luck with your newsletter. Have a great week!

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  5. Luke Evans (hearteyes)- oh be still my beating heart! 😀 What a piece of eyecandy he is and I love his acting… I mean… sorry, I love his acting first and foremost and then it doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eye 😛 😀

    Good stuff with the newsletter! 🙂 I have to put together newsletters at work and I hate it 😀 hahaha… don’t ask me how I still have a job!!! XD

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  6. I’ve been watching Counterpart on Starz and really loving it! After a meh experience with the novel, I decided to give The Alienist a chance. I had hoped they’d trim some of the fat and pick up the pace but wound up unimpressed with the pilot :/ For your sake I hope that it picks up soon! I don’t think I’d tune back in, but if the consensus is that it has a strong finish, then I might binge it one day. Have a great week! 🙂

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    1. I habe enjoyed the first two episodes, but lately I find I do not mind the leisurely pace so much. The cast and atmosphere have me intrigued. Probably by episode 3 or 4 I will have a better feel of whether it is for me. I will have to look up Counterpart. What is it about?

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      1. It is one of my all time favorites! I devoured the novel some years back and just can’t bring myself to change my mind’s view of the characters or events. I’m sure they have done a lovely job, but you know the book is always better!

        I know they’re making a sequel for Mary Poppins this year too. Probably won’t watch that one either 🤷🏼‍♀️

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        1. I did not know they were making a sequel! I do nit watch much in terms of live tv. The Alienist is an exception. Most of my viewing is done through subs so I miss a lot of what’s current 😉 I do know what you mean about books being better and it is hard to swap perspective. Although, I have found a few rare instances where I preferred film.

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    1. Thank you for subscribing Robbie 💜 maybe you can give me some feedback after the first goes out tomorrow. Print books help a bit, but sometimes I rely on ebooks because my vision waivers and being able to adjust the font is a must. So it is a catch 22. I bounce back and forth. That is why I am always reading more than one 😊

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  7. Tardy to the party but I MADE IT! smh & of course I signed up for your lovely newsletter cause It will only help me further in profiling you bahhhha! no but seriously,LOVE that you’re doing this! You’re actually motivating me as well to start wrapping up my week on Sunday’s as well cause there’s so much more than books & it’s nice to give blogger buddies a little more to the person behind the screen 😉

    Ok, so I started recording The Alienist to watch with hubby, how are you liking it so far? & OHMYGAHHHH Oxygen Media’s Martinis & Murder?!?! where has this been all my life *GASP* adding to my Podcasts, I’ve been neglecting listening to podcasts for far too long. Hope you’re having a wonderful week my friend! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Haha profiling! 😂 I am an open book with you. We will see how the newsletter goes. It is sort of just a recap and update once a month. But might be fun 😉

      I am enjoying the Alienist so far. Slower paced but great cast and setting. Feels very atmospheric. Hopefully will deliver!

      Have a fab week and we will chat soon – 💜

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