Sunday Sum~Up

 

SundaySum-Up
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This will probably be my last Sunday Sum~Up until the New Year. I have an upcoming blog break planned to begin on December 22nd. Our son will be leaving right after Christmas for several weeks, so the plan is to take some much-needed time and dedicate it to family and rest (when not working). It has been a great year, but not without challenges. I am a tad exhausted and still combating symptoms as we prep to celebrate. So I believe a small break is a good call at this point, as many of us will be incredibly busy over the next two weeks.

I did have a very satisfying week that included a trip into the actual office. It was fantastic to see my amazing coworkers and catch up. I have a wonderful job ❤ I am looking forward to not having to send the kids off to school for a bit 😉 The blog was fairly busy. And I was able to hop a little. I will be making more rounds today as able.

Oh and we worked on The Walking Gingerdead.. bahaha. Was tons of fun! Admittedly we have a morbid sense of humor and love TWD in this house.

 


(New)Recent Reviews

34189556The Wife Between Us

dreamQuest of the Dreamwalker (audiobook)


(New) Current Reads (1)

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The Shadow Girl
By Misty Mount

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Synopsis:

It’s more than just her imagination—she’s fading away…

Painfully shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia Moss is no stranger to living life in the shadows, pushed aside and unnoticed by both her large family of nine and her fellow classmates. As her “symptoms” of invisibility increase, she uncovers an old family mystery leading to her Great-Aunt Angelica, who vanished curiously at Zylia’s age. If she’s going to save herself from being erased from the canvas of this world, she’ll have to travel far outside her comfort zone—maybe even to another dimension.


(New)Other HappeningsIt was a good week on the blog that ended with two reviews and three posts.

What I am watching this week:

Netflix Original: The Break (La trêve )thebreak.jpg

This Belgian crime drama begins with a suspected suicide and the mysterious details surrounding a young man’s death. It is too early to speculate, but there is a lot happening at only 3 episodes in. I am hooked!

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I was also unable to find an English subtitled trailer. But it is shaping up with promise 😉


I think that covers it for this week. Happiest of holidays to those who will be celebrating and a beautiful week to you all! I am looking forward to 2018 with each of you! Thank you for being here.

 

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Happy Reading!

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!

Another busy week has come to an end. And while we hit a few bumps, I still managed to accomplish almost everything I set out to do this week and finish a few books! So I am pretty pleased with that! Not a lot has changed here on the homestead aside from continuing to prep for the upcoming holiday. I am happy to say that we are probably 80% done. This has to be a record. My only complaint would be that my WP does not seem to be snowing like others.. so I might take a moment to pout about this ❄️ I chose to add my own snow(man) by updating the header for this post, because I am a problem solver 😉


(New)Recent Reviews

36678713My Sweet Friend

33980858Muriel Avenue Sluts


(New) Current Reads (1)

Okay, so totally deviating from the traditional holiday read here, but I am particularly interested in reading more translated work, and this captured my eye on Kindle this week.

6993104There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Translated by:  Keith Gessen, Anna Summers

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Synopsis:

Vanishings and apparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia-or anywhere else in the world-today.


(New)Other Happenings

  • Tuesday I shared a wonderful interview with Tiffany McDaniel, the author of The Summer That Melted Everything. This was a particularly personal experience for me, as I discovered the book setting was based on the county I grew up in. Corresponding with Tiffany has been incredible! You can read the review here if interested.
  • Wednesday I was thrilled to participate in a blitz with Rockstar Book Tours to celebrate the release of Ever the Brave. I was also able to interview the author, Erin Summerill not too long ago and am a huge fan of the first book in the series, Ever the Hunted. The giveaway is for this blitz is open until 12/12/17 (US only – sorry). You can check out the details here.
  • Friday was another Confessions of a Tea Sippin’ Blogger post that talked about my year as a blogger in 2017.

What I am listening to:

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I am still currently finishing up Quest of the Dreamwalker by Stacy Bennett and have to admit I am really enjoying it. But clocking in at nearly 15 hours, it is taking me some time to complete.

Review soon though!

What I am watching this week:

Netflix Original: Dark
Cast: Oliver MasucciKaroline EichhornJördis Triebel
The run down – This German set series follows the disappearance of two young boys that slowly reveals the tangled connection between four separate families amidst dark mystery. It also offers a hefty dose of the supernatural, and an incredible opening sequence.


 

There you have it. Looking back, I am certainly in the holiday spirit but seem to be enjoying a nice dose of the darker elements in films and books at the moment. What are your current reads or watches? Any recommendations?

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Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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Sunday Sum~Up

SundaySum-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 was a short blogging week for me as my daughter was not well and I was bit stiff after a tumble in the shower and small flare up. Then I managed to burn myself with pudding courtesy of muscle spasms, but honestly my pride suffered more than anything. Needless to say, I was not online much. I chose to lay in bed and binge anime over cups of chamomile while feeling sorry for myself. It is not a pretty picture, but the truth. Hey.. as long as we manage to pull ourselves back together..right?

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I did score a Walking Gingerdead kit that the kids and I are pretty stoked about and finished decorations (also picked up Advent Calendars in time). So all in all, I am still declaring a victory! I might share pictures of our undead gingerbread men if I remember, once they are complete.

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(New)Recent Reviews

34050917The Girl in the Tower

cottinglyThe Cottingley Secret

(New) Current Reads (1)

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The White Devil
By Justin Evans

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Synopsis:

Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys’ boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . .

A fierce and jealous ghost . . .

A young man’s fight for his life . . .

The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old American Andrew Taylor is enrolled in the esteemed British institution by his father, who hopes that the school’s discipline will put some distance between his son and his troubled past in the States.

But trouble—and danger—seem to follow Andrew. When one of his schoolmates and friends dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and is soon an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true.

When the school’s poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, is commissioned to write a play about Byron, one of Harrow’s most famous alumni, he casts Andrew in the title role. Andrew begins to discover uncanny links between himself and the renowned poet. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew becomes obsessed with Lord Byron’s story and the poet’s status not only as a literary genius and infamous seducer but as a student at the very different Harrow of two centuries prior—a place rife with violence, squalor, incurable diseases, and tormented love affairs.

When frightening and tragic events from that long-ago past start to recur in Harrow’s present, and when the dark and deadly specter by whom Andrew’s been haunted seems to be all too real, Andrew is forced to solve a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery that threatens the lives of his friends and his teachers—and, most terrifyingly, his own.

(New)Other Happenings

  • Thursday Marsha Cornelius talked Book Clubs & Tea Houses in a lovely guest post.
  • I had a lot of fun on The Bloggers Bookshelf at BrizzleLass Books. (again Claire, my apologies on being so behind).  I cannot recommend Claire’s blog enough. Aside from being an incredible person & member of the book community, she is an active and passionate advocate of mental health awareness and has some amazing projects happening. She inspires me!
  • I had a discussion post lined up but honestly do not like to post them when I know I will not be online as much to respond to comments (kind of defeats the point.) So I opted to share My November Favorites.

This week I am adding a new anime series to the mix:

Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World (キノの旅)
Began 10-6-17, 12 episodes
MAL information can be found here.

 

I have actually discovered several anime series lately that have really captured me, so I will probably have a post up when time allows. In the meantime, if you enjoy anime, I am highly recommending this one. I am 9 episodes in and adore it!

That sums up my week (again, laying in bed binging anime and sippin’ tea). It actually looks much more productive as a post than I imagined heh! I hope as always, that each of you are very well and have a beautiful week ahead!

I am sort of a tea addict I structure my day by cups of tea

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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