Sunday Sum~Up

Sunday Sum-Up

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 past week was heavily occupied with appointments and real life events that kept me away, but I did manage a review and post. Today we are celebrating the nonhusband’s birthday before he heads back to California for several days due to fires.

We did replace our bedding this weekend and pick up a new humidifier for the bedroom. This may not sound like news, but as someone who spends a lot of time in bed, it truly is! I slept very well last night and expect this will help with symptoms (our sheets were literally hurting my skin – I know sounds ridiculous but true). Also, I picked up my hearing aids this week! I admit, I spent several hours watching tv without subtitles and thoroughly enjoying it! I am still slightly overwhelmed by all of the background noises (birds outside, etc) and adjusting to being able to hear my own voice, but I am super excited. So in spite of this cold, it has been a successful week.

(New)Recent Reviews

9781101890585The Gracekeepers

(New) Current Reads (1)(Actually starting this tomorrow)

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The Heretic’s Daughter
By Kathleen Kent

Synopsis: 

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha’s courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family’s deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

(New)Other Happenings

  • Once again it was a slow week on BVT. But I did manage to put together a small Tenative Fall TBR.
  • I made the difficult decision to leave a few blogging groups this week. I have a discussion post drafted for this and may share it once I am more comfortable. I am hoping to approach a topic that has been weighing heavily on me but might solicit some negative feedback.
  • I am super excited for the upcoming series Electric Dreams (Phillip K. Dick) on Amazon Prime which you can watch a trailer of here. I also just started the new podcast based series Lore. Are you familiar with the podcast or series? It is shaping up to be a perfect October show.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend. I am looking forward to a nice cuppa and some new stories and shows as we enjoy this Fall weather (aka rain) that has settled in.

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” 
― Bill Watterson

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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Small Break This Week

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I am taking a small break for the remainder of the week to rest. I am experiencing a relentless series of cluster headaches and increased symptoms. I will be returning Monday and look forward to catching up, as much as humanly possible 😉

Hope you are all well and have a lovely weekend!

Danielle ❤

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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!

What can I say about this past week? I could tell you that I spent 3 consecutive days in bed rolling in my own self pity, listening to audiobooks, demanding cake and binge watching episodes of Supernatural when the room was not spinning, but I won’t. That would be ridiculous and incriminating. So just assume I was preoccupied with some very important, top-secret task and that is why I was unable to post for most of the week 😉 Anyhow.. shall we?

(New)Recent Reviews

33155777Fierce Kingdom

35448358Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Audiobook

(New) Current Reads (1)20643052
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

By Rachel Caine

Synopsis:

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

(New)Other Happenings

  • My giveaway for one copy of Wink Poppy Midnight is still going! It is open internationally to anyone that can receive Book Depository shipments. You can still enter here.
  • I had the pleasure of featuring an excerpt from Carolyn Ridder Aspenson’s upcoming title Unexpected Outcomes.
  • I made the decision to turn off commenting moderation. I am hoping I will not regret this. But as I find my time online limited, I realized that when I posted spotlights, etc. I was limiting the author’s feedback and interaction when not available to logon and approve comments. Fingers crossed!
  • I am finding that three to 4 posts a week seems to be an ideal schedule when health allows and so far it is working. The biggest downside to limited screen time now is how little blog hopping I accomplish.

It has been an odd week that somehow managed to be uneventful, yet tiring. I am not sure where the time has went. I hope that each of you find a moment to relax and enjoy a good book and cuppa!

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Cheers,

Danielle ❤

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