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.
I have the next monthly newsletter scheduled for 3/1/18. If you are interested, you can easily sign up here or on the side bar. I am still trying to find a definitive direction with it, so please feel free to send feedback. Thank to everyone who has subscribed!
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.
The 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?
- Monday I was excited to participate in the Nemesis & Genesis Blog Tour with Nemesis Spotlight & Playlist.
- Wednesday was an excerpt of the magical realism title Snow City by G. A. Kathryns.
- Friday Favorites featured Graphic Novel series.
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:
Taboo on Hulu
Cast: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan 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