Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Post #20/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading?



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

This has been a pretty good week !

I'm sorta at a crossroads on the reading front at the moment- after my current read I don't have any books set in stone to read next. I have books I kinda want to read, but not anything I'm super excited about. What is everyone else reading?

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

Review: Tintin in Tibet by Herge

Sunday Post #19/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading?

THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG 

Review: The Castafiore Emerald (Adventures of Tintin)
Giveaway: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

CURRENTLY READING 

Love Saves the Day: A Novel

ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE

Cary Elwes is writing a Princess Bride memoir-woo that should be fun. As You Wish: Tales from the Princess Bride. Due next fall. There's a nice pic of Cary and Robin Wright at that link as well.

The New Republic has a nice interview with Neil Gaiman.

Here's a Concept Art Writing challenge: Safari Inside a Bookstore. Check it out and see what it inspires in you.

Here's an underwater hotel room where you can sleep with the fishes- literally! The Manta Resort website here for your viewing pleasure.

New on blu-ray: Night of the Comet. Cause everyone's been waiting for this one! Valley girls vs. zombies- what's not to like? From USAToday.

How was your week?





24 comments:

  1. I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, I think it is awful that these companies open up their stores forcing low income people to work on the holiday. I avoid Black Friday because it is crazy...we decorate for X-mas instead. Have a wonderful week Greg!

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    1. I'm with you, I don't go out on Thanksgiving either. I feel so bad for the people who have to work. And Black Friday... yeah. Way to crazy! There's lots of time after that to shop.

      You too Kimba, thanks.

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  2. I don't like to shop in crowds, so, of course, Black Friday is not on my agenda, either. I get anxious just thinking about it...LOL

    Enjoy your holidays...and whatever you choose to read. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I know it, I'm not one for getting up at 5 am either. There's nothing I need to get that bad... :)

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  3. No shopping for me. I hate crowds. We decorate instead. :) Underwater hotel rooms are cool looking, but I don't think I could stay in one. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. I don't like shopping on Black Friday or Thanksgiving, espeically now that my boyfriend is forced to work nearly every holiday. Not to mention the amount of rude people on Black Friday, I went once when I was 14 and an older woman took something right out of my hand.
    I've read Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper and loved it, so I might check out the one your reading.
    I hope you have a lovely week Greg

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    1. Thanks Michelle, you as well. Yeah the rude behavior kinda takes the fun out of shopping... and I think it sucks for the people that have to work holidays.

      Love Saves The Day was an impulse buy, I was looking at it and read a passage that sounded good, so I'm totally new to this one!

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  5. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving too. There are two deals on Amazon I might try for, but otherwise I am not doing any shopping this year. Surprisingly, there really isn't anything that I want or need! :)

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    1. Thanksgiving is great, all the food and just hanging out! :) I like Christmas shopping to a point, but not usually on Black Friday. That's a good feeling, to not have the pressure to rush out and get something!

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  6. Enjoy picking a next read. I always like that feeling I do not HAVE to read something but can choose any book I want to read. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Yeah its kinda nice, I'm trying to decide what I feel like next. Probably won't read much this week but pick up again after the holiday. Thanks Ciska, you have a great week too!

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  7. The Princess Bride is my all time favorite movie! (besides Love Actually lol) I am definitely going to have to read it that his book. :)

    I am soo not a shopper! I usually try to do all my shopping online, then wipe the rest out in one marathon day, that includes lunch and wine. Lol.

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    1. LOL sounds like good shopping to me! I kinda like shopping early on but then it gets old quick. :)

      I like the Princess Bride too and will definetly be reding that book!

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  8. Hi Greg. I just discovered your blog and it looks like we're both eclectic readers but also like the same genres. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Hi Laura, welcome! I Thank you also for stopping by, have a great week!

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  9. Looks like a good reading week for you! Now I must go check out that link to the underwater hotel room... bucket list item? :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sheila! Yes that would be a bucket list item, definetly. I'm not sure if it would be relaxing or hard to sleep though with all the fish swimming by! What a problem to have!

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  10. I've got a massage schedule on Black Friday! I keep clear of the madness. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  11. I HAVE to check the thing out about The Princess Bride, I have yet to watch the movie but I LOVED the book!
    Happy Thanksgiving Greg and I hope you have a good week :)

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    1. You too Rashika! I'm just the opposite- love the movie but have not read the book. I really need to do that. In fact, that's a good idea for the holidays... read that book!! Hmmm...

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  12. I have nightmares about drowning, so I don't think that underwater hotel is for me. (shudders) Thanks for the link to the Gaiman interview. He's awesome!

    How are you enjoying Love Saves the Day? I really loved it!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And enjoy the chance to choose your next book just for the fun of it!

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    1. Thanks Lark, I haven't picked anything yet so will be a slow reading week, but I'll pick up again next week. As for the hotel, yeah i think I like the upper sundeck part better, but it's pretty unique. Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I know how it is when you don't have the next book for sure decided what you're going to read. Then you end up wasting precious time deciding!! instead of reading!

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    1. Yup. That's me this week... :) so lame, I keep changing my mind about what to read.

      Have a good week!!

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