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!
While I was not able to post as much, I did manage to catch up on social media and some blog visits at the beginning of the week. The new anticonvulsant kept me on a clear liquid diet for several days and there has been some down time as I go through the process of increasing it. It has me a bit “foggy”. But the nonhusband flies out again today (am hopefully feeling better by the time this is posted) and I will be able to get a few reviews drawn up after all settles down. On the plus side, we managed a lovely dinner last night and all else is well!
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)
by Neal Shusterman
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
The Tethered Mage
In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.
Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire.
Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations.
But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.
- I drew up a small post this week of my favorite Haunting Reads.
- I want to share Trang’s review of 13 Minutes on Bookidote.com. I also have a review to post and felt she captured this book very well. It will be fun to compare thoughts.
- I continue to work on my discussion post and am considering bringing more anime and manga to the blog after La La (the accidental blogger) at La La in the Library managed to sway me into reviving my old MAL account. Thoughts on this?
What I am watching this week:
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
When They Cry
(Anime) on Hulu.com
Originally aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Based on a horror/mystery visual novel, this (like most anime) is not for younger audiences and packs a TV-MA rating. But I am 6 episodes in and enjoying it. I may pick up the manga series at some point.
Find out more here on MAL.
Netflix Original: Hotel Beau Séjour
International Crime Drama
IMBd Synopsis: A young woman wakes to discover her own murder on her hands. Struggling to get help and solve the case from five locals who are somehow involved with the night of her death, she uncovers so much more.
*This atmospheric mystery is brilliantly written and quickly climbing the ranks in my favorite shows of 2017. Heads-up there is some blood in the trailer for anyone who prefers to pass.
That is pretty much where the better parts of my week have been. I cannot lie that Hulu and Netflix are a sick girl’s best friend 😉 Have you watched either of these or would you? What are your current fall reads? I looking forward to seeing some month end recaps.
“The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.”
― Patricia A. McKillip
As always, be well!