Sunday Sum~Up

Sunday Sum_Up (1)

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!

Unexpected Hiatus: This week I was forced to step away and ended up in bed for a few days straight due to some persistent and difficult symptoms. I hope to be back online by the time this posts, but imagine I will not be able to catch up on all of the missed posts. I will do my best to respond to comments as I am able. I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the wonderful notifications I have been receiving. I am really looking forward to my appointment Tuesday and starting back on some meds.

Current Status


I am still looking for feedback on my monthly newsletters. So if you sub, first and foremost thank you! But also I would like to know what you want to see. Do you want outside links to interesting articles, more recommendations or possibly something I have not thought of? Drop me a line, please.

I will not be wrapping up my Q&A until later this week. So please feel free to drop any questions you may have in the comments!

Recent Reviews

The Isle of Blood and Stone


The Merry Spinster

Currently Reading

31434883Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman


No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

Other Happenings

Currently watching:

Netflix Original: Tabula Rasa

I hope everyone has had a fantastic week. Be sure to drop me a line with your current read or any potential questions for the upcoming Q&A post!

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
~C. S. Lewis


Danielle ❤

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38 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

    1. Omg!!! You just made my day ❤ I was about to email Claire and see if you had been in touch or any updates. I have missed you! I think of you every day. Please do not add my posts to the list of things you need to catch up on. I am just over the month to see you online. Love and hugs!!!!

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    1. It only goes out once a month, and is pretty small right now (the newsletter that is 😛 ). I am working on adding some new stuff to it soon. The doctor’s visit has me stressed. Each new specialist means med changes and going through the whole laundry list of testing and symptoms, but I am sure it will be good ❤

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  1. I’m so sorry you had a difficult week Danielle 😦 I’ll keep you in my thoughts on Tuesday and cross my fingers that you have a helpful, productive visit with the doc! It looks like those pesky technicians have finally sorted out your internet woes (for the final time I hope!). You were sorely missed while you were away and it’s wonderful having you back in my feed! ♥♥

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  2. Oh no, I hope you are feeling better now. I hope they are able to get you all situated and your health issues get taken care of this week. Take you time getting caught up, health is much more important. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  3. Ieee! I don’t know what I’m more excited about, the fact that you’re watching Tabula Rasa or that you’re reading Eleanor Oliphant :-). I loved the creepy feel of Tabula Rasa but didn’t really like the very rushed ending btw ;-). I also loved Eleanor Oliphant but that’s probably because I recognised myself in her on some level. I hope you have a better week and the new specialist will be able to help you! Keeping my fingers crossed for you lovely!

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    1. I loved Dark, but it seems to be a mix bag for many. Tabula Rasa is super good so far. I am 5 episodes in. I was recently told the ending may be a let down. I watched Requiem last week and it was great 🙂 Thanks Greg. Hopefully I can catch up this week for once haha.


  4. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this. Please never feel pressure to comment on my blog posts or respond to my comments. We all love you and want you to get the rest you need!

    I’m surprised to see you reading Eleanor Oliphant! It didn’t strike me as your kind of book, but I see the more I read your blog the more I’ll learn about your diverse tastes. I actually haven’t read it, and I’m sort of on the fence about it. I look forward to reading your thoughts!

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    1. Aw ❤ Thanks. No worries. I take it all at my own pace. I am learning to listening to my body.

      Yeah, I am pretty all over the place with books haha. I have to be honest though, this one is not snagging me like it seems to have so many others. If it were not a buddy read. I would have bailed ship haha.

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  5. I am really interested to see what you think of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I started reading and lost interest. Wondering if it was just an off reading day and maybe I should try again or remove from my TBR. I’ll be interested to read your take!

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  6. Sorry to hear you had a rough week and good luck today at your appointment!

    I get your newsletter and anything you add is good (so helpful, I know). I do miss one of your features that you used to do but it was probably time consuming.

    I’ve seen the Eleanore book on other blogs and it does not even spark an interest. Hope it was OK for you though.

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          1. Fun! I was hesitant to mention it because I didn’t want to feel pressure/guilt / whatever if you weren’t able to or enjoy anymore (not to sound like I’m such an influencer just that you have full plate :))

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    1. The seizure meds are what have me jacked up at the moment and they need to be increased significantly, so I am in for a long haul. But today is a little better 🙂 and the goal is to be better some in the end. Eleanor was not for me. I left a brief summary on GR and admired what the author was attempting, but never truly connected. But I was able to see why it received praise, so I guess that is something?

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