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!

A few unplanned obstacles (aren’t they all?) this past week. I ended up throwing in the towel Tuesday evening and accepting that home meds where not cutting it. I went in for IV meds and fluids. I missed two days of work and felt a tad out of sorts all week. My presence online was limited and sporadic. But the meds and rest finally helped, and I feel like I am finally back on track. I am keeping today’s weekly recap light as I try to catch up on other things that were shoved to the side.

Recent Reviews


36039814 The Queen of Sorrow

Currently On My Nightstand

By Claire North


What if your life were defined by a number?

What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime?

Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.

But when Theo’s ex-lover Dani is killed, it’s different. This is one death he can’t let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.

Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don’t add up.

By Haruki Murakami


A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.

As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.

A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s — 1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

Other Happenings

Unfortunately, I was not online enough to catch up on blog hopping and articles this week. Nor did I feel up to attempting a new series or tackling The Handmaid’s Tale. So I have little to contribute in either area. It was a week of meds and rest. But no complaints, because I am here wrapping up another week in wonderful company.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
~Douglas Adams

What is on your nightstand this week?

Danielle ❤

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29 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. I’m glad you’re getting the rest you need. You seem to know when you need to unplug and relax, so good for you! Looks like we both have some giant books on our nightstand this week. I’m still making my way through A Column of Fire. Take care!

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  2. That’s wonderful news that you’re feeling so much better! I’m just sorry to hear it took a hospital visit for that to happen. The Handmaid’s Tale has been great so far this season, although it’s the last thing I’d want to watch when my main goal for the day is rest and relaxation. This week I’m reading Lies You Never Told Me, and maybe getting to The Life and Death Parade, too. I’m trying not to fret too much over a breakneck reading pace with all my other commitments this week. Keeping you in my thoughts this week and I hope the good health continues 🙂

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  3. I won’t say what’s literally on my nightstand because it’s a bit of mess right now! Ha :). I have Age of Swords I’m still reading (it’s good but I’m not sucked in) and I have The Monster on the Road Is Me.

    I’m glad your meds and rest helped but sorry you had to be out of commission for two days.

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    1. Haha fair enough Karen. Mine is also 😉 So I get it. Yes to the Monster on the Road is Me! Have you started it yet? I am dying to know whether you connect with the author’s writing. I love it so much and know of no one who does. Thank you so much for the support and kind words ❤ I hope you are getting settled?


      1. When MotRIS arrived in the mail, I immediately read a few pages. I like it so far! I’ll keep you posted!

        I’ve got everything unpacked essentially. Lots of odds and ends to find a good home (organized) for still.

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  4. I like the sound of 84K, it’s intrigued me. I’m currently reading These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagen Spooner, hoping to finish it tonight and I may then start my reread of ToG haha, that could take me a while because I love the characters so much but I need to remind myself of things for the finale xD

    Hope you have a good week 🙂

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  5. I hope the IV stuff is doing a better job and that you’ll be back home, happy and strong enough to enjoy everything you want to do, Danielle! Take it easy on yourself!! And (as I might have mentioned on Goodreads) can’t wait to see what you’ll think of 84K! 😀

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