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!

Aside from still recovering from this lingering cold, it has been a great week. I managed to keep the house together, pull a full work week and stay productive. Maybe at a slower pace, but things got done.

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Yesterday we attended the premiere performance of the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland. It was stellar! They managed to incorporate all of the whimsical oddities from Carroll’s classic into a stunning production with an incredible music score. I loved it ❤ That’s one off of the ole’ bucket list! There are a ton of copyright restrictions for obvious reasons, but you see more here.

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33946360The Genius Plague 
By David Walton



What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it.
Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?

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What I am listening to this week:


The Forgotten Girls (Stevens & Windermere #6)
By Owen Laukkanen



They are the victims no one has ever cared about, until now. Agents Stevens and Windermere return in this new crime novel.

She was a forgotten girl, a runaway found murdered on the High Line train through the northern Rocky Mountains and, with little local interest, put into a dead file. But she was not alone. When Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI-BCA violent crime force stumble upon the case, they discover a horror far greater than anyone expected—a string of murders on the High Line, all of them young women drifters whom no one would notice.

But someone has noticed now. Through the bleak midwinter and a frontier land of forbidding geography, Stevens and Windermere follow a frustratingly light trail of clues—and where it ends, even they will be shocked.

*This is my second attempt at this review copy. A disc was damaged and the publisher was kind enough to send a replacement. 

I am watching:

tabooTaboo on Hulu
Cast: Tom HardyDavid HaymanJonathan Pryce

Hulu Summary: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney, long believed to be dead, returns home to London from Africa in 1814 in order to inherit his late father’s shipping empire. All is not what it seems, however, as Delaney encounters numerous enemies intent on making his life back in the United Kingdom very difficult. Focused on building a shipping empire to rival the imperious East India Company, Delaney’s other wish to seek vengeance for his father’s death means conspiracy, betrayal and bloodshed are also in the cards.


It has been a busy and rewarding week and I still have a lot of posts I need to schedule. I hope that those of you who have also been battling this bug or the flu are on the mend and finding time for adequate rest. Have you been reading or watching anything particularly good this past week? I had the fortune of finishing up several great titles. This meant I was up late a few nights, so I will probably log early today 😉

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.” 
~George R.R. Martin


Danielle ❤

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45 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. So glad you are feeling better! Thought of you yesterday and hoped you were enjoying the ballet!! So glad it was a wonderful experience! I may have to check that out on Hulu. It looks good…Tom Hardy and all, lol! Take care, love! Hugs! ❤🤗

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      1. I do like Tom Hardy, so that’s persuasion enough lol. I’m glad you are and the ballet was wonderful! I do love the ballet!! I am! I want to nap, but it’s too late in the day, lol. I’ll be awake all night! 🤗❤😘


  2. So nice that you’ve got the music so you can enjoy it again in your head! I’m looking forward to your next newsletter. Did I tell you that I fell in love with the white chocolate stars in that tea of the last one? They don’t ship here though but it looks sooo great and yummy! I have read and reviewed The Forgotten Girls last year but don’t remember much except there was lots about a train ;-). I hope you enjoy listening to it! Have a great week!

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  3. So happy to hear you’re feeling better at last! And that ballet looks amazing! The animated Disney movie always creeped me out when I was a kid, but on stage it looks much, much prettier and more fun 🙂 And The Genius Plague is so intriguing. Can’t wait to hear what you make of it. Hope you have a wonderful week ♥

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  4. Glad you had a great week! And the Alice in wonderland production sounds awesome! The Genius Plague sounds creepy and fun, and The Forgotten Girls does too.

    I haven’t been watching too much, but I’m kinda liking The Gifted…

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    1. I will have to look up The Gifted. I am still waiting for Sirens after you shared a trailer. I recently read Into the Drowning Deep and am dying for more siren action!

      Alice in Wonderland was fantastic. A real treat to get out and dress up 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead Greg!


  5. Yay for getting out and getting to see the Alice in Wonderland ballet! Watched the clip and it looked fantastic!

    I just finished a re-read of The Last Dragonslayer and am starting The Cottingley Secret.

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