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!

I am currently semi-drafting this as I find myself engrossed in the 1982 animated film, The Last Unicorn. I am a sucker for the animation and musical score. I will never outgrow it. Aside from that, it has been quiet. My x-ray results were not “A” okay, so they have kept on me on restrictions and are sending me for MRIs. Although, I am sure it will be worked out soon. It is just difficult spending so much downtime. On the plus side, I have read some great books! But my hair has seen better days and I am beginning to think it is time to further expand my pajama collection 😉

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Recent Reviews

36315374Jar of Hearts

to_kill_a_kingdomTo Kill a Kingdom

bring me backBring Me Back


What I am Currently Reading

fawkesFawkes
By Nadine Brandes

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Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.

But what if death finds him first?

Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.

The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.

The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

My Current Audio

becoming nicoleBecoming Nicole: The Transformation of An American Family
By Amy Ellis Nutt

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The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the right to be different—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post.


Other Happenings

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

What are you reading this weekend? Drop me a line with your current reads or recent favorites!

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44 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. My current read is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Loving it so far and I’m dying of anticipation trying to figure out what is out there causing the madness.

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  2. Ahoy there! Happy to see that one of me crew properly adores the Last Unicorn movie (and book). I do love them so. Sorry to hear about the not so good xray results. Ye be in me thoughts (for whatever good that does!). Stay strong. Arrrr!
    x The Captain

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    1. Thank you so much! New pjs are always a plus. I work remotely and spend a lot of time in bed (joys of chronic illness haha) so I tend to live in mine more than I should.

      Unfortunately, Bring Me Back was a disappointment for me. But I am glad to hear you were able to enjoy it. Just goes to show how personal reading is!

      Have a wonderful week ❤

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  3. Oh 😦 I hope the MRI’s will tell more. There’s no use in buying even more pajama’s for me, I always reach for the same one ;-). I hope you like Becoming Nicole. We have a news presenter here (not behind the desk but outside interviews) who told on national tv in a news item that he would come to work and present on tv as a woman. She’s not on tv yet, working behind the scenes now and getting more surgery to the face but she’s supported by a lot of people here. It would definitely be interesting to read or listen to a book on that topic. Love your diversity! Have a great week D!

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    1. Thanks so much Inge ❤ I am sure that I will have some answers and start some therapy after the scans 🙂 I love that about the news reporter! It is great to see the station and town being so open and supportive as they should be. I am struggling with how fact laiden the book is at the moment. It is facts about every single thing.. wears on you haha. But I appreciate the story, so we will see. Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  4. We can be MRI buddies as I’ve got to have one next month, lol.
    This week has been hectic for me and I just had a chance to catch up with your reviews for To Kill a Kingdom and Jar of Hearts, both of which I’m excited to read so I’m please to see you liked them both! I have A copy of JoH already, but I’m popping into town tomorrow and hopefully will find a copy of Kingdom – I prefer YA reads to be a mature as possible and judging from the violent and graphic content mention, I’m guessing this one is.

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    1. We can always be MRI buddies ❤ I have them every 4 to 6 months due to the brain lesion and now it looks like I get to add my back to the mix. What can I say, I am wild like that 😛 But you are a wonderful buddy, so no complaints there.

      I think you will enjoy both JoH and TKaK. I will say that there are time TKaK feels more YA, but overall, it did not have that tropy, typical experience for me. So I am hoping it is really enjoyable for you ❤

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  5. Funny you mention pajamas. I just got this cute summer set and I enjoy wearing them when I read outside in the mornings. LOL Who doesn’t love lounging in their PJs! My hair is a mess too. Can’t decide whether to let it keep growing out or cut it all off again.

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  6. Ugh yes, that movie. YES. I’ve looked all over and never found a soundtrack for it in the US, although I think I did come across some German CDs for it once. Whenever I want to listen to it I just have to watch the movie…which actually isn’t too bad 😂 Keeping my fingers crossed that these news tests come back with good news—and that you don’t go too stir-crazy with all this rest 🙂 Very curious to hear what you think of Fawkes when you finish it!

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    1. Thank you JJ ❤ I love the movie and soundtrack haha! just pure nostalgia. As far as the back (am totally starting to go stir-crazy) but I am hopeful that the scan will be ok and I can do some Phys. Therapy 🙂

      As for Fawkes.. le sigh. I am struggling. I cannot get engaged with this book. I feel like it is going to be a DNF, which I hate with ARCs, but I cannot force it 😦

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  7. Sorry to hear abut the x-rays. Hope you are able.to to therapy for your back soon.
    I think I’ve read The Last Unicorn but I’m not positive. Pretty sure lol
    Currently reading the Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter which is another Michael J Sullivan novel.

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    1. Peter S Beagle wrote the original. I read it years ago, but am way past due a reread. I love the story. Although, I realize now as an adult that certain parts seem odd in the film. So it will be fun to read the book again and see where I stand. Hope you are enjoying the Sullivan novel 🙂

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  8. Two interesting sounding books, Danielle. I am reading Just and odd job girl by Sally Cronin and listening to Undercover by Stephen Bentley.

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  9. Omg I absolutely LOVE The Last Unicorn (the book and the animated film.) ❤
    Glad to hear you've made the most of your current situation and gotten to enjoy some major reading time. 🙂 And one can never have TOO many pajamas, so I fully support your decision to expand your PJ collection. I just recently went nuts and did the same and have no regrets. 😛

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