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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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!

These recaps seem to really dwindle in size as my time remains limited. I did not even manage a post last Sunday.  I honestly do not want to fall into the habit spending my time on here constantly discussing the many ways my body has become my own enemy and complaining, as my mindset needs some serious work. I do not wish to be that person and I realize I have so much to be thankful for. Sometimes though, it does wear on me. So for now, I will keep Sunday Sum~Ups brief and centered more on just books ❤

(New)Recent Reviews

30763950A Million Junes

emmaEmma in the Night 

(New) Current Reads (1)

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The Infinite Now
By Mindy Tarquini

Synopsis:

In flu-ravaged 1918 Philadelphia, Fiora Vicente, the freshly orphaned and forward-thinking daughter of the local fortune teller, has goals. She has ambitions. But when faced with a future she hasn’t planned, she has second thoughts–and casts her community into a stagnant bubble of time.

Inside the bubble, life among Fiora’s superstitious neighbors continues, but nothing progresses, swamped by a steady stream of unspent seconds. As the pressure builds Fiora realizes she must find the courage to collapse the bubble–or risk trapping her dreams in an unbearable, unyielding, and infinite Now.

(New)Other Happenings

I am attemtping to prep a few posts today so that I will have some content this coming week, but my interactions and responses might remained delayed. My apologies in advance. May your week be filled with books and reading!

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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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!

Good afternoon/evening. I am running behind today, as I chose to nap this morning and did not draw a draft yesterday. It has been a productive week though and I managed 3 reviews which feels like a record lately! We finally watched It yesterday afternoon and I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. While it did not pack the fear factor I anticipated (CGI was a tad over the top), they did well with the story line and the cast was fantastic! I immediately came home and ate and then slid right back into bed to watch the original mini-series. Fun night!

I have this odd swelling of the eyelids occurring that is making reading a tad frustrating, so I will share a brief recap and then try to catch up and hop in just a bit after some rest and meds. I have a few reviews flagged that I cannot wait to read.

(New)Recent Reviews

29923707One Dark Throne

20643052Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1)

maksofshadowsMask of Shadows

(New) Current Reads (1)

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The Dark Days Club
By Alison Goodman

Synopsis:

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

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Emma in the Night

By Wendy Walker

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.

(New)Other Happenings

  • On Wednesday I finally took the plunge and updated BVT and announced the New Look. This includes the new logo and updating all social media platforms. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback. It is a work in process that will be slow due to the limited screen time.
  • Thursday I was pleased to share an excerpt from Justine J Hemmestad’s Visions of a Dream on A Nice Brew & Something New.
  • Today I announced the winner of the Wink Poppy Midnight giveaway. A huge thank you for making this giveaway and review such a success! Congratulations  Megan @wanderingsofabookbird!
  • I also want to briefly share my enthusiasm that there will be a series of Black Mirror books released starting in February 2018! No idea how this news escaped me. Like many of you, I am a huge fan of the series. You can find more info on the first volume at Penguin Random House.

I hope you are all very well and enjoying what remains of your Sunday. I am personally pleased to sit back and sip my first pumpkin latte (no shame in my game), take in the cooler weather and recharge.

“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.”

~Joseph Addison

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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