Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday Post #56



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.

Another week, another good but busy one. I'm hoping to have another Bookstore Spotlight this week as long as I can get the post finished. I have to say the features have been fun and a nice change of pace. 

I saw the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and loved it- check out my review. Marvel hits another one out of the park. I'm ready for some more Marvel cosmic at this point.  

I have a COYER review or two coming up this week, need to link up and see what I've been missing on the linky. Have a great week! 

Last Week:

Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy 
Saturday Snapshot #8 

Bookstore Spotlight: Horizon Books
Comic of the Week The Silver Surfer


THIS WEEK:

Comic of the Week #3 
Bookstore Spotlight: Schuler Books on Tuesday
Review: The Wild Dark Flowers (maybe)
Review: Avengers The Legacy of Thanos 
Review :Through The Door - Friday

CURRENTLY READING:

The Wild Dark Flowers: A Novel of Rutherford Park

NEW ARRIVALS

The Counterfeit Lady (The Victorian Bookshop Mystery, #2) Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey



The Counterfeit Lady by Kate Parker   
Guardians of the Galaxy/ All New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey 


BLOGOSPHERE STUFF:



Finley Jayne (and fellow Michigander) has a Reading Highlights post- this week she talked about The Waters of Michigan and man eating bugs. Check it out! 

Karen over at Bronze age Babies asks are we living in ther golden age of Marvel media? I think we are. And they also have a great post this week on an early Guardians of the Galaxy story- and soundtracks too! If you've seen the Guardians movie you know the soundtrack is good- click here for some other good choices. My faves... Dazed and Confused and Breakfast Club. 



So how was your week?

30 comments:

  1. The Counterfeit Lady looks like a fun read. Glad you enjoyed your movie-- lots of folks apparently agree with you! Have a good week, Greg.

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    1. Wonder why my blog on your sidebar is showing a post from a month ago, hmm. Could you delete it, Greg, and then add it again if you want? I have a new site address but the old one should redirect it. Thanks!

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    2. I'm looking forward to it, my current read is disappointing me just a bit, not that it's bad but just not what I was expecting. Maybe Counterfeit will sui t me more as it's a sequel as well I've been looking forward to.

      I will update my sidebar right now- thanks for letting me know! I should have noticed that...

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  2. Very productive week for you, Greg, and some nice new reads. I'm captivated by the cover of The Wild Dark Flowers and The Counterfeit Lady cover is calling to me too. Will have to check those two out.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/08/weekly-book-recap-77.html

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    1. Thank you Catherine. I'm especially looking forward to The Counterfeit Lady as the first book in that series was quite good.

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  3. I also saw GotG and have a review coming up on Wednesday. I am not a big comic book/graphic novel person so the Easter eggs don't hit me. I like how they pull so many names from different cultures in to the mix: Ronin being a Samurai without a master, Thanos being a Greek god, Gomorra being, well, Gomorrah.

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    1. Looking forward to your review! I was surprised how much I liked it. My review probably focused too much on the Easter egg aspects, more so than a general review, but yes it is fascinating to mull the possible origins of the names they come up with. :)

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  4. My hubs took our son to see Guardians and LOVED it - and he's usually pretty picky about his Marvel & Stan Lee movies (I lum p those all together, sorry!). I'm just sad I had to work when they went! Another DVD viewing for me, sadly! Glad you loved it, too!

    Enjoy your week!!

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    1. I'm pretty picky too, so I can relate to how he feels about that! I was surprised how much I liked it. Too bad you missed it but I think you'll like it. It's fun.

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  5. My son wants to see Guardians, I think if we are home next weekend my husband might take him. I heard great things about it.

    I have been wanting to do something with my kids but they always tell me to wait or next time but I think I found something they might enjoy doing and I hope to start it next month :)

    Enjoy your new books and Have a great week Greg!

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  6. Man eating bugs? Ha, I will check it out. Glad you enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy..it looks cool. So glad to see your daughter involved with the blog. Have a wonderful week Greg!

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    1. I thought it was a fun post! Guardians was cool, and a surprise for me.

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  7. I am very curious about The Counterfeit Lady...hope you have a great week! Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST

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    1. I am too, haven't started it yet but it's up next. I really liked the first book so have high hopes for it...

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  8. The Counterfeit Lady looks good, and fun. I may add it to my wish list. The Guardians of the Galaxy has been getting positive buzz. I may have to watch it when it comes to DVD.

    Have a good week!

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    1. I think you would like it, the protagonist is a sort of amateur sleuth working with an archivist society- which I thought was a neat idea. The first one was one of my faves from last year.

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  9. I am not familiar with Guardians of the Galaxy so I'll probably wait to check it out on DVD. I am glad you liked it though.

    The Wild Dark Flowers looks good. I still need to read Rutherford Park. The lady on the cover reminds me of Lady Mary Crawley for some reason. Probably just the posture and the pearls.

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    1. It's definitely one to see if you like movies like that. Lots of humor along with the action.

      WDF is good although I liked Rutherford better- but I'm not finished with it yet so we'll see how it finishes. I agree about the cover- she does look like Mary!

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  10. We're going to see Guardians of the Galaxy as soon as my hubby gets a day off. It'll be one day next week which will be a nice outing before school starts. :)

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  11. My stepson saw GotG and loved it too. The previews haven't appealed to me, but I'll have to check out your review. I saw Lucy Movie this week and really liked it. First movie I've been to in a theater in IDK how long.

    Man eating bugs?! Scary! I'll have to check it out! Have a great week Greg :)

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    1. I was the same way, the previews didn't do anything for me. I went tosee it just to see it, and was pleasantly surprised. Usually it's the other way around, the trailers are sometimes the best part of the movie and I end up disappointed, but not this time.

      Have a great week Berls!!

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  12. The cover of Wild Dark Flowers is wonderful - love it, so now have to go and read the summary of it, to see is it me! I think it might.

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    1. I think you might like it if you like English country house stories, although you might want to start with Rutherford PArk, the first book. Thank you for visiting!

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  13. We want to see Guardians of the Galaxy ... glad you rated it well. I'm hoping it's not The Wild Dark Flowers disappointing you, that cover is so gorgeous! Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Go see it, it's a lot of fun and laugh out loud funny at times!

      WDF is disappointing me just a bit, but I'm only halfway through so it's early yet. I think maybe I was expecting a little more intrigue in the family, kinda like the first book, and this one is a lot more about the war- although there is, of course, family drama going on too. I am enjoying reading more about th characters, it's just not grabbing me like the first one did...

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  14. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy, and you are right, the soundtrack is awesome!

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    1. Wasn't it good? And I thought about getting the soundtrack... :)

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  15. My husband really enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy too. It seems like Marvel is doing things right these days!

    I love your bookstore highlights. I'm off to see the newest one!

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    1. I think they did a fantastic job with both Guardians and the last Captain america movie. Hope they can keep it up!

      Thanks for reading my bookstore posts!

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