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!
Very short and inactive week as I continue to recover from this virus. Thank you for all of the patience and thoughtful comments and well wishes. I have plans to attend the ballet next week, so I am doing my best at the moment to rest and allow myself to recoup. I think my heart would break if I missed it.
I have begun scheduling posts a week out. I am not a fan of this because I do not like having posts go up and then not responding to comments. But at the same time, I do currently have obligations and commitments that I must allow for. So this seems to be the safest way to ensure this happens during flare ups. I can never apologize enough for those weeks such as this, when I do not respond. And I assure you, this is not blogger guilt, but simply who I am. I am genuinely sorry when I fail to interact because I miss it so. You should begin to see me slowly responding to comments this weekend or coming week. I was hoping to catch up on all of your missed posts.. but looking at my lists now, I may have to allow myself to start with a clean slate, less I feel overwhelmed while recovering from this last bit of virus.
By Margaret Atwood
It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.
An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?
Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.
*This is a challenge read.
Prompt: A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
Nemesis (Project Nemesis #1)
By Brendan Reichs
He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.
It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.
Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.
For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.
*This is a review copy from the publisher as part of an upcoming tour to celebrate the release of the sequel. I will have a spotlight with a playlist available Monday.
DNF this Week: I decided to shelf Under the Pendulum Sun. I plan on picking it back up later, but for now the pacing was not working. I blame my current moodiness due to being ill.
- Monday featured a Spotlight & Guest Post: The Knight’s Secret by Jeffrey Bardwell. I have to admit that I really enjoyed this one. It was a lot of fun to read!
- Wednesday I was pleased to share The Ambrose Deception Blog Tour & Excerpt.
- Thursday included a giveaway with the Something of Substance ~ Cover Reveal.
Friday I opted to skip my usual Friday Favorites and share an update. I should be back on track this coming week. Of course, a week in bed means I did watch and listen to a few things!
What I binged on:
SyFy’s Channel Zero
This is another horror anthology series, where each story is 6 episodes long. These are based on familiar works such as those found on Creepypasta, and I am shamelessly hooked. I have a weird affection for horror. So this will not be for everyone. But it is wicked fun and easily digested. I binged up to the current season 3. You can start here if looking to explore this series.
I am still committed to The Alienist that is currently airing on TNT. The cast is brilliant! But that doctor Kreizler is a total ass. Has anyone read the books? Is this how he is portrayed in them?
What I am listening to:
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
This has been on repeat of late. Classical music and ballet are comforting for me, particularly when symptoms flare up. So do not be surprised to discover me in bed with this playing on the television or my speakers. Swan Lake is a favorite of mine.
I know I am not the only one who has suffered at the hands of the flu and viruses that seem to be running rampant of late. I hope each of you are well and rested. May your week ahead be full of books, good company and many memories in the making. And should you find yourself struggling, remember that if you look closely enough, there is always a silver lining 😉
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery