Jackie's Forget Me Nots

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Sunday Post

Hello, I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I haven’t blogged about books in a while, neither have I participated in the Sunday Post. The Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba, the caffeinated book reviewer for those who need a reason to post on Sunday.

I’m pretty bummed about not being able to read as much as I would like. It’s my dry eyes. When I think I want to curl up with a good book my eyes prevent me as I have a serious condition known as dry eyes (from spending too much time at the computer.) It hurts too. It is as though the Sandman keeps throwing sand in my eyes. Enough of my problems.

This week I received The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. So far I do NOT like it. I might have watched the movie before reading the book, and I’m not in the mood anymore. Ho hum. I wanted to read a scary book for Halloween though.

I also started reading and listening to The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness. I got to Chapter 10 where for me it’s just starting to get interesting. Diana is learning to control her Weaver powers, and Sarah is teaching her about plants. She thinks she doesn’t want to be a powerful witch, but little does she know the voice she hears says otherwise. Diana has a special kind of magical ability. Being a Weaver allows her to conjure up her spells. It’s quite formidable and rare. Sarah, her Aunt, is feeling mopy since Em, her daughter died, and it was suggested to Diana that she help Sarah snap out of her depression by working together. They were trying to find a spell to ward off nightmares.




Monsters shake

Banish Nightmares

Until we


Jennifer Ikeda is an ok narrator, but I think she reads too slow.

10 thoughts on “The Sunday Post

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your dry eyes that must hurt and definitely impair your reading. The book of life is amazing. The all souls trilogy is my favourite series of all time. Have a great week.

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    1. Jackie says:

      Thank you . I’ve read them both . I liked the first book better than Shadow of Night.. It’s good to hear they are your favorite. At least you know what I’m talking about 😛


  2. Oh, I love your blog! It’s my first visit here…I was also born on Sunday…LOL.

    I haven’t yet read Shirley Jackson, but I’ve been meaning to do so…enjoy your week, and sorry about your eyes. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Jackie says:

      Oh that’s great and thanks I appreciate you visiting. Have a great week!


  3. Dry eyes are so difficult to deal with 😦 I hope they will get better, Jackie! Too bad you’re not enjoying The Haunting Hill House… The Book of Life sounds really good, though, but I would probably rather read it than listen to it if the narrator is making it too slow…
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

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  4. Deborah says:

    Hi there. I can’t watch a movie if I’ve recently read the book or vice versa. Though having said that I’ve not read any of Jackson’s work but did read a book about her (fictional book based on fact – factional?) last year which I really enjoyed!


    1. Jackie says:

      Yes it’s kind of redundant and the Haunting of Hill House is very much the same as the Haunting movie as far as I can tell. Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post!


  5. I suffer from dry eye as well and excessive blinking which is painful. I loved the All Souls trilogy and hope it continues to be good for you. Have a lovely week!


    1. Jackie says:

      I know I’m afraid of getting wrinkles from blinking so hard lol . In this day and age dry eyes seems to be very much a consequence of computer technology hey.Thanks for visiting my sunday post Kimberley, I am honored 🙂


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