Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday Post #21/ 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.

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we're in the Christmas season now!  I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving and that everyone had a good start to the holiday season.

I'm getting back into reading mode with some new acquisitions, that should revitalize my enthusiasm a bit. Starting the week off fresh with some new stuff...

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG 

Review: The Castafiore Emerald
Movie review: Thor The Dark World
Giveaway: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Sunday Post #20/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading?

CURRENTLY READING

The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #1)

COMING DOWN THE PIKE 

Dangerous Women Ready Player One

Dangerous Women is the big new anthology edited by George RR Martin. Among other things it contains a new GRRM novella set in Westeros, detailing the Dance of the Dragons, a Targaryen succession set a couple hundred years before the current story. Think Game of Thrones only with dragons... big dragons.

Ready Player One was an impulse buy, I've heard good things about it so I'm giving it a shot.

ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE

Woman uses stun gun at brawl on Black Friday. Hey shopping is fun again!!

Travel posters for Game of Thrones, Star Wars and LotR. There's a couple of these I want...

Lady Sif visits a childrens hospital. Cool pics.

Here are 10 promotional Star Wars Episode VII posters that are probably way cooler than what we'll actually see.

So how was your week?

35 comments:

  1. The Vanishing Thief piques my interest. Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Me too, that one was new to me so I picked it yp. You have a great week!

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  2. The travel posters and star wars episode VII posters are all awesome. So much fun to see them. Dangerous Women is a book I'm interested in, too. I hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think Dangerous women was out yet, but there it was. A bit pricey, and a big book too. I bought it for the GRRM story... and yes the posters are really cool, i want a couple of them!

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  3. Oh man. You said the "C" word...*whispers* Christmas. ;) We are shopping away trying to get ready. Hope Thanksgiving was a peaceful one for you and you enjoyed the company.

    I too have a Sunday Post up, if you'd like to stop by...
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/12/sunday-post-35.html

    Have a great week!

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  4. I am looking forward to Christmas. I love the decorations. :) Enjoy your week.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  5. I can't believe Thanksgiving is over already. Everything is going so fast.

    The Vanishing Thief looks really good.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I know it, flew by. I'm kinda bummed, I like Thanksgiving. :) Now Christmas is approaching like a freight train! You too Yvonne, thanks!

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  6. Ready Player One was great! Enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks Julie, I did hear good things about that one.

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  7. Ready Player One is tons of fun, especially if you are a child of the 80s.

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  8. Love the cover of the Vanishing Theif looks very interesting, Can't wait to see what you thought :)
    Thanks for stopping by and Have an awesome week :)

    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

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    1. Thanks Michelle, i liked the cover too. I kinda like the premise of the story too, think it will be good. Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. Oh, Ready Player One is such a fabulous read! I was among the first to read it, ages ago, and I had so much fun with it.
    Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Maja. This one just came on my radar recently and I saw good things, so looking forward to it! Sounds like lot of fun.

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  10. We had a great Thanksgiving weekend, too. :)

    I really like the sound of Dangerous Women. I'll need to wishlist that baby.

    Have a great week! :)

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    1. Glad to hear it! It goes by so fast... I've read part of Martin's story, but I haven't looked at the other stories yet. It's a big one, 700 + pages...

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  11. Ohhhh, The Vanishing Thief looks good. I'm going to have to check it out on Goodreads. And Ready Player One is on my TBR. Eventually I need to get to it.


    Mind stopping by my Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves?

    Have a great week!
    -Danie
    www.bookish-brunette.com

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    1. Thank for stopping by Danie. Those were both impulse buys for me, they both looked good!

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  12. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ready Player One! I definitely need to check it out sometime. Hope you enjoy it! Ah, the anthology reminds me I need to finish A Clash of Kings still! Happy readings! Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. I did too, saw some nice reviews and then saw it in the bookstore. Decided to give a try, I was looking for something new anyway!

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  13. LOVED Ready Player One. I listened to it on audio and it was one of my favorites of last year!

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    1. Wow, thats great. I have seen some very enthusiastic reviews... looking forward to getting into it. I should get into audio books- I don't do much of that and I would get a lot more reading done that way. :)

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  14. Stopped by your review of Thor :)
    Also I love those travel and promo posters, so cool! I really hope Disney does a good job with the new Star Wars. They've managed to keep Marvel on track (for now), so maybe they won't turn it into a Jar Jar free for all.
    I still need to start Martin's series...in fact I think I might go buy the first one now, so I don't have any real excuses not to.
    I hope you have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I agree about the posters, loved some of those. I hope so too about Disney and Star Wars, I'm a little skeptical and hopeful at the same time about episode VII. I had always hoped they would continue the saga, and now they finally are... should be interesting to see!

      Good luck with Martin's stuff, they're long but good. The only problem with them is they've gotten so open- ended, hopefully he can tie it all together.

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  15. Dangerous Women sounds good. GREAT to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

    Another giveaway on my blog if you want stop by that post too.
    Giveaway

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth. I'll be over to check out your post AND your giveaway, thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great reading week!

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    1. Thank you, you too! Dangerous women is a big anthology, I've only scratched the surface but there is a lot there.

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  17. Impulse buys usually surprise you. I hope you enjoy it Greg! Have a great week.

    Here's My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Hey Naomi, thank you! Yes they do, they can go either way so we'll see with this one. :) Hope you have a good week too!

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  18. I have heard great things about Ready Player One. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I have too, had not even heard of it but saw some reviews...then there it was in the bookstore. :) So why not? Sounds like something I'd like.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving, Greg. Have fun with your new books! Dangerous Women looks intriguing. I wish I had time to add it to my TBR list. Maybe someday...

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    1. Thank you! You as well. Dangerous women is a big book, good grief 700+ pages I may read bits of it here and there (its short stories so its good for that)! My arm got sore carrying it around the bookstore... :)

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