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!

This week has been pretty unproductive in terms of real life. I missed a few hours of work due to appointments and an MRI and still have not been cleared for any real physical activity. Although, I admit to cheating on Friday and having the nonhubs take me out for dinner and drinks. I have been going crazy and may have kind of attacked him as soon as he returned home about my potential escape this weekend.


I have been surviving off of too much caffeine, comfort food, and social media while fighting a reading slump. It has not been pretty. I cannot recommend it.

Recently Reviewed

rubyfruit_jungleRubyfruit Jungle

Reign of the FallenReign of the Fallen

Ash by Malinda LoAsh

What I am Currently Reading

inkmistressInkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5)
By Audrey Coulthurst


Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.

But Asra’s peaceful life is upended when bandits threaten Ina’s village and the king does nothing to help. Desperate to protect her people, Ina begs Asra for assistance in finding her manifest—the animal she’ll be able to change into as her rite of passage to adulthood. Asra uses her blood magic to help Ina, but her spell goes horribly wrong and the bandits destroy the village, killing Ina’s family.

Unaware that Asra is at fault, Ina swears revenge on the king and takes a savage dragon as her manifest. To stop her, Asra must embark on a journey across the kingdom, becoming a player in lethal games of power among assassins, gods, and even the king himself.

Most frightening of all, she discovers the dark secrets of her own mysterious history—and the terrible, powerful legacy she carries in her blood.

american_marriageAn American Marriage
By Tayari Jones


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Other Happenings

This was a week of reviews and trying to work on my Instagram account a bit. I have not really improved in terms of photos, but I am learning to be more active in the community and post somewhat regularly (which has been a challenge).

“I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die.” 
~Patrick Rothfuss

What did you read this past week? What are you reading right now?

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69 thoughts on “Sunday Sum~Up

  1. Sorry it was a tough week! Hoping the new week is a better one for you. and hopefully the getting out helped a bit. 🙂 And I hear you on Instagram! I’m new to it but I like it, but finding time to post pics has been kinda tough. Still, it’s fun. 🙂

    Have a super weekend!

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  2. If only IG was owned by FB.

    I’m reading Oh , Florida and Cocoa Beach lol

    Sorry you’ve cabin fever! That’s tough. Hope the next week continues to improve.

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      1. Nah I’m far from the beach – Orlando area. I go to Melbourne haven’t been to CB. Not sure I’ll make it this weekend (meaning M-T. I have more than one weekend).

        Florida books are one of my genres but I don’t usually read two at once lol

        Hope you enjoyed dinner and drinks!

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  3. Sorry to hear about a slump. They are like personal diseases. What works for one person simply doesn’t for another in curing them.

    I was playing a computer game for a lot of the week, Spellweaver. SavageDDT introduced me to it. It is a magic the gathering knockoff but with enough differences to make it interesting. I’ve probably sunk almost 20hrs into it over the past 2 weeks though, which means my reading time has dropped. There is also a new magic the gathering set coming out next month so I’ve been reading a lot of articles on it. Once again eating into my book reading time 😀

    Best of luck with playing around with instagram…

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    1. Ah, I was just getting into learning Magic when the nonhubs took this current job. He is a consultant and travels nonstop. So now we just have a closet full of cards :/ I honestly, though about trying to game a bit again, but every time I do and my vertigo kicks in, I am so frustrated. But I miss it.

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a great week 🙂

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  4. I just started three books- My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, The Gods of Tango by Carolina de Robertis, and Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks. All are great so far, but I’m only about 10% into each one.

    Pretty sure you know what book I would recommend for a reading slump. 🙂

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  5. Awww sorry it’s been a bad week, but hey it’s a brand new week this week so let’s hope it’s a better one! Reign of the Fallen keeps catching my eye, but I get distracted by erm…other books.

    I’ve made zero progress on my current reads ooops, and haven’t read anything in over a week…ooops? Hope this week goes better for you 🙂 x

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  6. I know what you mean about feeling you just have to get out! I hope this week is much better for you I’m reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda right now. My daughter wants to see the movie, so of course I have to read the book first!

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    1. I feel like I made my week sounds unbearable haha and it really was not. Just slow and a bit sir crazy. I am ready to be off of these restrictions ❤ I am enjoying American Marriage but encountering some small issues. We will see 😉 I think you will like it. Have agreat week Aj xx


  7. Tough week huh… well you started the weekend well at least with a nice dinner and drinks! I hope the rest of the weekend went well too. I haven’t read anything this week myself.. too much on my mind… it seems that the reading as an escape only works for me when there’s nothing major to think about :-). We’ll see what next week brings. I hope you’ll have a better week!

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    1. It is just that these restrictions are driving me nuts. I want to be able to move and go out haha. But I will survive. And yes, the drinks and food were what I needed ❤ I hope that whatever is on your mind is ok my friend. I know it is not much, but you can always message me if you need an ear. Hugs xx

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  8. Here’s hoping for a better week. If I hit a reading slump I read something different – a genre I don’t read much or haven’t been reading much. I avoid them by changing up what I read continually. Of course, sometimes I get into a genre and don’t want to leave. Anne – Books of My Heart

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    1. Omg! I am week 4 of activity restrictions due to my back so I feel for you! They discovered that the disks and tissue seem to be deteriorating after xrays. So I am awaiting my MRI results and hoping I can move soon. I may be in the Netflix boat soon also. I hope you feel better soon. Sending good vibes 🖤 we need to get it together!

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  9. I’m right there with you on learning how to get the most out of Instagram! I take a big batch of pictures every week and got eaten alive by mosquitoes when I tried to do it a few days ago—my ankle still itches :/ I hope you get the o-k this week for a bit more physical activity, for your own sake and to help the nonhubs avoid another ambush 😉

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    1. The nonhubs ie headed to Florida for the week, so he is safe for now. But I really need some good news because this back business is not helping everything 😂 so thank you!

      I may start doing batch pics when I am able to move around more. It could save me some frustration.

      Have a great week JJ ❤


    1. I am unable to comment on your roundup post, that system rarely let’s ne. But I learned long ago to love myself before asking others to do so 🖤 sorry about your test but yay for pool time! I could not check out the new blog theme as I am on my phone at the moment.


    1. Haha, I have actually not started his work either. This is a quote I had stumbled upon and really enjoyed. But I was holding off on starting his series until I know it is complete. I will not suffer another GRRM 😂😂😂 I received some not good news from my MRI but hoping the surgeon will have something better to say. So staying optimistic. Hope you are well 🖤

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