Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sunday Post #52 Happy July 4th!
















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.

Wow, what a week! A lot going on, but I did finish a book and got a good start on another. I posted an older review for Rutherford Park as the new book just came out, and a discussion post last week- thanks to everyone who came by and commented. I'm a little late replying and getting around to all my blog reads, but I'll catch up. COYER is in full swing- including the Fun in the Sun readathon this weekend. I didn't have any COYER reviews this past week but I have a few coming up... 

I'm thinking of doing an occasional feature where I spotlight bookstores- there's nothing like a good bookstore, and I like nice indie stores as well as used bookstores. I did a post like that last summer, and with vacation aproaching it reminded me of my favorite "getaway" bookstores. So you may see this pop up from time to time. That inaugural post from way back last summer can be found here

On the World Cup front, the US lost to Belgium and then France lost yesterday. So both teams are out of the tournament... it's been fun though, and looking forward to seeing who makes the final. 

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the US! On to the reads... 


LAST WEEK:

Review: Rutherford Park               
Discussion: A Game of Thrones  (reposting- still time to join in the discussion)
Teaser Tuesday #28
Sunday Post

THIS WEEK: 

Review: Perry's Killer Playlist (Thursday)
Review: All New X-Men Vol. 1 (Tuesday)
Review: All New X-Men Vol. 2 Here To Stay (Friday)
Teaser Tuesday #29


CURRENTLY READING: 

Legacy of the Clockwork Key (The Secret Order, #1)

NEW ARRIVALS: 

The Wild Dark Flowers: A Novel of Rutherford Park Through the Door (The Thin Veil, #1) The Originals

All-New X-Men, Vol. 2: Here to Stay Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers


AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE: 

Go check out Anya's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Friday linky- there's a linky for reviews as well as giveaways and discussions. Very nice! And one of the prize this week is a copy of The Falconer! Some great reviews over there this week... 

Ellen over at Glamorous book Lounge has been reviewing movies lately. You can check out her posts here

Melanie's Muse has an awesome readalong going on for the fourth and fifth Ice and Fire books. Her latest post is here

Happy 4th of July from the Bronze Age Babies- and some other interesting stuff this week. 

Some awesome cosplay this week- here we have Captain America (several versions), Snow White (?),  and Frozen. Also Wonder Woman gets an overhaul apparently. 
So how was your week? 


44 comments:

  1. Spotlighting bookstores is a great idea-- we all love bookstores and libraries around here! Too bad about your soccer teams losing, Hope you have fun planning your vacation. Have a good week!

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    1. You too Rita, I like the idea of spotlighting bookstores- I don't need much of an excuse to visit them, but now I can claim I'm scouting them for my blog LOL! Yeah right! :)

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    2. Greg, I like the spotlighting bookstores idea. I "stumbled" upon quite a few last spring when we made a trip to the NW. It was really fun to specifically seek out bookstores and wander around.

      Terri M.
      Second Run Reviews

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  2. I hope you had a good 4th of July - the US way of celebrating independence is so much more festive than we have in Finland for our independence day.
    Kind of bummed too that US is out of the world cup, but I'm now cheering for Brazil (my favorite team when I was a kid) and Netherlands :)
    Have a good week!

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  3. That new feature seems really great. I'd love to see all those pretty bookstores even though a little piece of me will die. I wish one day to visit some bookshops around the world. I mean we have nice ones here, but I hate that whenever you get inside there is someone near you. I wish they'd let me browse through the shelves. But yeah, I've got library for that. Anyhow great post! :)

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    1. Thanks Tanja. I love bookstores and could spend hours in them... there are several in England I'd like to see, and probably throughout Europe there are some amazing ones I'm sure.

      And yeah sometimes you just need the place to yourself! :)

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  4. We're getting ready to head up north in a few days too-going to be hanging out in the Big Rapids area :)

    Love your feature idea to showcase bookstores!

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    1. Cool, have a great time! It's fun that there are several bloggers from this area who can relate to all the same places. :) You'll probably know the bookstores I feature, whenever I get around to them.

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  5. I must find out more about The Wild Dark Flowers--love that title and the cover. I'll look forward to your bookstore posts. I have some favorite ones around the country in places I've visited more than once.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/07/weekly-book-reacp-74.html

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  6. I love the idea of spotlighting bookstores, I always love those posts when I see other bloggers do them! I wish there were more in my neck of the woods!

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  7. I like the idea of a spotlight on indie bookstores. I love the cover of Legacy of the clockwork key. I hope you enjoy the oringals I love Cat Patrick. Happy Reading!

    My Sunday Post
    http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2014/07/sunday-post-6.html

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  8. I love the idea of the bookstore feature...there is something so wonderful and nostalgic about them. When I enter my favorite mall and see a clothing store instead of the beloved bookstore that once was, I feel very sad.

    Reminders of bookstores should lift our spirits.

    Thanks for sharing your week...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I totally agree- nothing worse than whena good bookstore goes out.

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  9. We have no little indie books stores by us but if we go away and I find them I must stop in. That is a great idea to spotlight them :)

    Have a great week Greg and happy reading!!!

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    1. One of my favorite things, whether on vacation or otherwise, is to find a new bookstore. Once I see one I almost invariably have to go in and check it out... :)

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  10. A bookstore feature would be great. We used to have a few around here, but we're now only down to Barnes & Noble. Even though I primarily use an e-reader, I still love looking in bookstores.

    Have a great week!

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  11. Oh, I love your idea of spotlighting bookstores, how wonderful. My fave local bookstore moved and now it's 45 minutes away instead of 15. :(

    Have a great week. :)

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    1. Oh that's too bad... I don't like being far away fro bookstores. :)

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  12. I love the idea of spotlighting bookstores and look forward to it. Ah, vacation brain it's a wonderful state of mind. Have a good time :)

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  13. A feature on bookstores sounds lovely! We really don't have much here that isn't a chain so really unique bookstores are always fun to explore! I've added Rutherford Hall to my TBR and am looking forward to your review on the sequel. It's too bad about the US team. We're still watching but I don't feel quite as invested!

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    1. Me too, US and then France losing it kindasapped my enthusiasm, although I probably will keep watching. I hope you like Rutherford PArk, i think it's quite good!

      I agree about bookstores!

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  14. I love love bookstores so I can't wait to see what you have in store (that turned out to be a pun!). I look forward to see what you think of Guardians of the Galaxy!

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  15. The bookstores feature sound great. Enjoy your new books and have a great week.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, you too! Thanks for coming by and I hope to get the bookstore feature off the ground soon.

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  16. Have a great vacation. Bookstores are always on my list to check out when visiting, look forward to your feature. We are still watching soccer, it is fun to watch really good teams play.

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    1. Thank you! Me too, about the bookstores... can't pass 'em up! I agree about the soccer, I'm enjoying the games a lot.

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  17. I haven't read Rutherford Park yet though I believe it is on my TBR list. I like reading about that time period so I will have to give it a try.

    Hope you have a nice vacation!

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    1. I hope you like it, it was a very interesting book and with several different POV's it was interesting to see everything going on...

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  18. Good idea to focus on indie bookstores; I look forward to it! Enjoy preparing for your vacation. Hope it is a great time for your family.

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  19. I really enjoyed an older Cat Patrick book, I'm keen to read more of hers and The Originals sounds good. I love seeing posts about people's local bookshops - Brit bloggers are often making me green with envy at the beautiful bookshops they post about! Certainly interested to see what's in your area. :) Have a great week!

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    1. I've though that too, about bookshops overseas. I think it will be fun to spotlight some of the local indies around here. And I'm looking forward to The Originals too... might read that one next!

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  20. Love see you featuring independent bookstores!

    Here's my It's Monday!

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  21. I love your bookstore posting idea!

    We are getting ready for vacation here as well - headed up north next week! I can't wait to get up there.

    The Wild Dark Flowers sounds intriguing!

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  22. Rutherford Park is a new title for me (how have I missed it?), but sounds like a book I'd really enjoy. Love the cover, too... looks like a series?

    A bookstore feature sounds like a great idea... wish we had more in my area.

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    1. I stumbled across it last summer, and enjoyed it a lot- I think you may like it. I didn't think it was a series but then saw the sequel in the works- which is now out! I'm glad she decided to continue the story...

      Have a great week!

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  23. I can't wait to see your review of Legacy of the Clockwork Key!
    I've been thinking of doing a bookstore feature myself. It would be nice to venture out and visit some I rarely get to. Hmmm... might have to do that here soon!

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  24. I like the eclectic selection of books in this post. And I love the covers of Legacy of the Clockwork Key and Through the Door.

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    1. I am eclectic I guess, read a lot of fantasy but sometimes a contemporary now too. And of course Ya lately! Can make it hard t find a niche but I just read whatever appeals to me, kinda all over the map! Thank you for coming by, and I like those covers too!

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  25. I would love to read some posts on your favorite bookstores. Hopefully with photos! I haven't done much traveling over the past couple of years, but I've thought it would be fun to make a point of visiting a bookstore in every city I go to.

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    1. Thanks, I'm hoping to get started next week or the week after. And I will get photos! I have afew bookstores planned out already... I like that idea, visiting a bookstore in each city. That would be so fun!

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  26. The bookstore idea is great! It's always great to point out bookstores to people who are local to that area and the rest of us can always gaze jealously at the beautiful places! :)

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  27. I hope you have a great trip and get to relax (and read). I think the bookstore spotlight is a great idea! I wish we had more bookstores in my area, so it is good to support the ones that you have. Thanks for visiting my blog on Sunday (I'm just now getting around to visit everyone) and hope you have a great week!!

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  28. I love the bookstore spotlight idea. And you could ask other bloggers to submit guest posts for bookstores near them, perhaps.

    Sorry it's taken me so long to make a return visit! We're teaching our daughter to drive and I've got a big work project, so it's been harder than usual to squeeze out time to visit blogs.

    I've been eying that Clockwork Key book on your blog for while now. I'm looking forward to your review; it looks cool.

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