Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sunday Post #54



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.

I had a review last week for COYER and a couple more coming this week, so I'm pretty happy with that. I blew through a couple books this week- where did I find time to do that? They were pretty good - I'm on a roll with my books lately, hope that keeps up. What are you up to? 

LAST WEEK: 

Saturday Snapshot- vacation pics 
Review: The Originals - I really liked this story about three girls who are clones- but the outside world thinks they're one person. Fun read! 
Bookstore Spotlight: Brilliant Books - a great bookstore in Traverse City
Sunday Post #53 - Vacation Edition 

THIS WEEK: 

Tuesday: Bookstore Spotlight- Leelanau Books ( a little bookstore I found up north- very nice)
Teaser Tuesday # 30
Review: The Black Island (Tintin #7) - I'm reading the Tintin series again and having a blast  
Comic of the Week (new feature)- Avengers edition! 
Review: Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac



CURRENTLY READING: 

The Wild Dark Flowers: A Novel of Rutherford Park

The Wild Dark Flowers (Rutherford Park #2) by Elizabeth Cooke 

NEW ARRIVALS: 

Siren (Siren, #1) Illusive Avengers: The Legacy of Thanos 

AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE: 

The High Summer Readathon is in full swing, and while I didn't participate this year I enjoyed it last year and it's been fun to read the posts.

From The Editor's Desk: Penguin editor Wendy McCurdy discusses The Wild dark Flowers by Elizabeth Cooke (my current read) and what a great proposal it was. And the big news for me: a third Rutherford book is in the works. I'm in. 

Pamela Druckerman (author or Bringing Up Bebe) talks about the French way of buying books. I always enjoy reading her perspectives as an American living in Paris. Great piece. 

On the comics front, the Bronze Age Babies had some fun discussions this week, including Who's The Worst Avenger

The usual cosplay shenanigans over at Trolldens- here and here. And Star Trek! And I'm sure there's some awesome cosplay going on out at San Diego Comic con.

So how was your week?  


51 comments:

  1. So glad vacation was fun, and sweet you got some reading and reviews in! Hope the week ahead is a good one for you Greg!

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    1. Thanks Kimba, same to you. Somehow I'm getting ahead- not sure how, but I'll go with it! :)

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  2. Glad to hear that your vacation was fun and yay for getting through a couple of books. It's nice to get on a roll.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Sharon
    Here's my Sunday Post

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    1. It has been nice, best reading week I've had in a while. Thanks Sharon!

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  3. Your vacation sounds great! I'm going to northern Wisconsin for the first weekend in August for a family gathering. Our relatives live on a lake so it's always wonderful to see them and spend some time in a lovely place!

    I'm glad your books have been great lately. I've had a pretty good run of reading, too. Have a great week, Greg!

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  4. I LOVE that picture! The pretty butterfly on the plant! Great shot!!!
    I haven't even been on vacation yet and I am ready to go again :) I really believe we should all have at least 3 or 4 vacations a year...now I need to win the Lottery Lol

    I am so jealous of everyone at Comic Con. I am determined to go one year. Was going to go in NY but it's sold out already :( Oh well maybe soon I can go :)

    Have a great week, Greg!!! Enjoy your new reads!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I tried several times to get it and he finally cooperated. :) I agree about vacations, BTW- I could use a few more this year!

      I know about comic con, i want to be there! I'm kinda jealous too, they get to see all the fun stuff. I've been to cons but never the big ones- hope to one of these years. That would be a blast!

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  5. I love Tintin books. Some of my fondest memories (from my distant youth) come from grabbing Tintin books and nestling down in a bean bag at the library. The Spielberg movie was okay but didn't really capture the joy of the books.

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    1. I do too- I read a few as a kid but didn't realize there were so many. I'm enjoying them now as an adult. And I agree about movie- it wasn't bad but nothing like the books.

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  6. Glad your trip was good - the best ones are those we wish we could go back to The cover on the book you are currently reading is beautiful.

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    1. I think so too, I've been looking forward to it for a while. It was a good trip, and I agree- ready to go back! :) Have a great week!

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  7. So glad you had a good vacation! I love going back and rereading books from childhood. There have been several I enjoyed more now than as a kid. I hope you are enjoying Wild Dark Flowers. I've got to give Rutherford Park a try! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Katherine! I do too, the rereads from childhood are fun- and yes, some have held up well. Rutherford Park is good, and I just learned recently there is a third one in the works- so I'm happy about that.

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  8. Ooh, great vacation pics....and I am so envious, since I haven't been to the cooler spots in ages. Soon, though. Enjoy your new books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. Love Leelanau. Spent many summers there with my cousins. Look forward to your book spotlight, I put The Originals on my TBR list.

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    1. I do too, love the dunes and the whole area. The spotlight should be up on Tuesday.

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  10. Yay for vacations, boo to having to come home. Ok, not really. I actually enjoy coming home to my things, my territory, my bed, my throne. lol

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  11. Glad you had a great trip - I'm going to go check out your pics in a minute. I'm having vacation envy because that sounds just wonderful - beaches and breezes, *sigh* But it is good to have you back :) Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you, good to be back and posting again! :) Hope you like the pics...

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  12. Siren looks good. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. It is good, I'm reading that one too at the moment. Kinda freaky...

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  13. So glad you had fun on your vacation, and hope you get to do it again soon. I can't wait for another feature of your indie bookstores--what fun!

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    1. Thank you Rita, the next post should be up on Tuesday. Glad you're liking them. Hope you're having nice weekend

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  14. The Wild Dark Flowers has a lovely cover. I hope the story is as good.

    That's good you enjoyed your vacation, it sounds relaxing.

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    1. I do too, I'm just starting it . If it's as good as the first one, i'll be happy!

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  15. Glad to hear you had a great vacation! I always like getting home after a vacation, it's nice to be home, but then a week later wish I could go back.
    I've been doing pretty well with Coyer as well, I did manage to read more books from my list already then I expected I would.

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    1. I'm doing OK with COYER, started kinda slow but read a few books last week so that help. So I'm more or less on track... :)

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  16. Favorite bookstore? You have a post up for that, will have to dig through your posts now :D

    My Sunday 

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    1. Yeah it's anew feature I'm doing, I have a slew of indie bookstores I'm going to spotlight over the next few weeks. months. It's fun so far!

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  17. Love the cover of your current read. Gorgeous!

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    1. I like it too, can't say enough good things about the first book and hoping this one is just as good. I think it will be!

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  18. Glad you had a good vacation and that you're getting some books read, too! Looking forward to your review of Through the Door, as I own it and haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Also the TinTin review - I need to read those! I read one as a child, and absolutely loved the movie, so I'd love to read the whole series.

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  19. I always miss the beach when vacation is over, haha.
    Oh Illusive! I hope you enjoy it, I'm about half way through, and so far so good! Hope you have an awesome week!

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    1. I love the cover of Illusive, and the premise. Looking forward to it (and will watch for your review also!).

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  20. Sounds like you had a pretty awesome week, holiday, reading and reviews ... way to go! I'm still playing catch up ... umm well let's just say I'm holding steady lol. Enjoy your reads :)

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    1. That's usually how I am... holding steady or falling behind! It was nice to get through a few books last week... need more weeks like that. Hope yours is good! :)

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  21. As I am interested in all things French, I must take a look at how the French buy books. Thanks for sharing this!

    Enjoy your week.

    Here's my It's Monday!

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  22. Sounds like you had a great week. What is COYER? I don't know that acronym. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. COYER is Clean Out Your E-Reader, although this time you can read ebooks, print books, whatever. It's hosted by the fabulous Michelle and Berls at Because Reading Is Better than Real Life and Fantasy Is More Fun- or just go here http://www.becausereading.com/coyers-summer-vacation-sign/

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  23. Your bookstore spotlights are going to make me want to plan a trip! I'm glad you had such great time on vacation.

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    1. Thank you JoAnn, I've been lucky enough to come across some really cool bookstores in our recent travels. Traveling and books- what's not to like? :)

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  24. Glad you had a wonderful trip! I hope your reading selections for this week are great

    Enjoy!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. You too, thanks and have a nice week!

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  25. Glad your vacation was so lovely! Up north Michigan is pretty awesome. :)

    Siren sounds really good!

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    1. Thanks, looks like you guys had a good one too! Siren is good so far, almost finished and it's kind of intense at times.

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  26. Yay for vacations... boo for them being over. I am ashamed to say that even though I have an indie bookstore a few ninutes from my house, I prefer B&N, which is much farther away. I prefer the size, movement space, and large book selection in B&N (the prices aren't the main thing for me). Our indie shop is rather small and I always feel like I am about to knock something over every time I move. They do have a great selection of book related items though, and I purchase many of my Christmas and birthday gifts there, so for me it functions more as a gift shop than a bookstore. I feel okay about making my book purchases at B&N because I am still spending money to keep the indie afloat, just not on books.

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    1. I like my B&N too, and live there (well not really, but you know what I mean!). Indie's do often have less selection but sometimes have their own litttle ambiance- i love both. I totally know what you mean though- some indies just don't have a lot, whether because of space or budget or whatever...

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  27. Love vacations, never seem to be long enough though! Your new arrivals look really cool. I hope you enjoy your week and reads! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thank you and hope your week is going well.

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  28. I was recently in San Diego and miss the water myself too. Now I am back to my mountain state, Colorado. Is the Originals the book based off that show?? I have been interested in that book.

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    1. I don't know about the show, I don't think so. The book is its own thing, I think- and it's pretty good! I hope you had a good time at the con!

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