Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunday Post #60 Bring on Fall



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 we're into September now and autumn is in the air. Bonfires, turning leaves, the crisp autumn air, the moon peeking through the clouds on a cool fall night... it's allpart of the fall season. This is my favorite time of year and I'm starting to plan out what fall- ish events I want to partake in. Frightfall is a definite, and there may be a few others as well. I'm looking forward to autumn this year and all it has to offer.

This week I'm reading Divergent but reading time dried up later in the week- maybe I'll finish this weekend. Then I think it's on to Insurgent - I'm curious what happens next (having seen the movie) so I may read this series all the way through. 

COYER wrapped up this week. I'm still exploring all the great book reviews posted over there. 700 + reviews!  

LAST WEEK: 


Review: The Counterfeit Lady - a nice cozy mystery set in Victorian times. 

THIS WEEK: 

Tuesday: Comic of the Week #7 Catwoman edition
Wednesday: Review: Siren- strange happenings off the New England coast, bodies washing ashore with smiles on their faces- what could be happening? Well, you know- the title. 
Friday: Tales From The Spinner Rack: Inhumans 
Review: Divergent (maybe) 

CURRENTLY READING: 

CURRENTLY READING

NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS: 

   Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Other Classic Novels

Divergent [Blu-ray]

BLOGOSPHERE FUN: 

Seasons of Reading is offering the Frightfall readathon again this fall, on Sept. 29th through Oct. 5th. A good way to ring in October! 

Brilliant Books' latest newsletter is out. Check out the latest news and coming books. 

I Wish I Lived I Lived In A Library reviews Death in the Dolomites- a mystery set in the Italian Alps. Sounds like a good one. 

Caroline at The Attic interviews A Bottomless Book Bag

You can check out the COYER wrap up post linky over at Michelle's blog Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life. Check it out to see how everyone did, 

Think the American school lunch system sucks? Check this out to see what French kids eat. Definitely different priorities. 

The usual cosplay stuff... here and here 

So how was your week? 

49 comments:

  1. Fall must come sooner in your part of the world! Here in Virginia, it's still in the 90s, though the leaves are beginning to look limp and less vibrantly green. I'm looking forward to crisp fall days and beautiful fall colors, too, but we won't see them until mid-October sometime.

    Are you enjoying the Divergent series? I'm so swamped with stuff to read, I don't know if I'll ever get around to them, but I've heard they're really good.

    Have a great week, and happy reading!

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  2. I read Divergent but didn't get around to Insurgent. I should think about picking it up. I haven't seen the movie yet either. I don't know whether I would stick with an autumn readathon, but I sure want to check out other bloggers' choices.

    Here we don't have any sight of Fall weather yet, and it is still my favorite season. I've already had a couple of pumpkin spice lattes. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Ah, the lattes. So good! I like everything about fall so I'm happy we're moving into this season, although I do miss the longer days- the sun is setting now by 8:30 or earlier and I'm not liking that too much!

      I wasn't sure how I would take to Divergent, to be honest, but I'm enjoying it so far. I just picked up Insurgent. I did like the movie too, and didn't know what to expect going in, but I thought it was good.

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  3. That was an interesting post on French school lunches but not surprising. Italian schools are similar and many preschools and day cares here in the US are based on the Reggio Emilio model which is similar to the French approach. I also heartily approve of the plentiful recess periods; children need the exercise and it improves their focus and ability to learn.

    Ahem, my educational background is showing, sorry. Okay, stepping off of my soapbox now.

    Good luck finishing Divergent and I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. I love the word fall, it's so accurate. autumn is well and truly here as well and there is a little frosty, nip in the sir in the mornings and I love it.
    Enjoy your books! And then there were none was my first AC book and I loved it. I think it's still my favourite of hers that I've ready so far. Such a crafty plot!

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    1. I love those frosty mornings and the cooler autumn air in general, and when the leaves start turning... that's just the best. Donuts and apple cider too. :)

      I've heard so many good things about And Then There Were None, and some nice reviews lately, so I'm taking the plunge. Looking forward to reading it.

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  5. Oh, another one! Autumn is my favourite season too. I love it when the season turns. And another odd love I have is fungi which mostly come out in autumn.
    My daughter finally watched Divergent the other day on DVD and told me how much she loved it. I never actually read it and never read the book! Time to get the book me thinks!
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

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    1. It's probably my favorite season, although I'm fond of spring as well. There's just something about this time of year. I thought the Divergebt movie was quite good, not perfect, but after being disappointed in so many movies lately it was nice to see one I liked. Now I'm reading the book and everything is proceeding pretty much like the movie, but I know book 2 will take me into new territory. :)

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  6. I love this season, too! Time to go apple picking :)

    I think I'm the only one who hasn't read or seen Divergent! I may have to rectify that soon, huh?

    Have a great week!!!

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    1. Thanks Jenea, hope you enjoy the fall and thanks for commenting.

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  8. Every time I think about it being fall I get so excited and waking up this morning to the most beautiful fall kind of day after the HOT humid day we had yesterday makes me so happy :) I am really looking forward to apple and pumpkin picking.

    I hope you have a Wonderful week Greg!!!

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  9. Nice current and recently read books, Greg. All of the hot, humid weather we didn't get over the summer arrived last week...but I'm happy to report that today it's cooler and feeling more like fall is on the way. I'm looking forward to the spectacular colors of the changing fall foliage here in the northeast--until, of course, the leaves all fall and need to be raked. But there's nothing like fresh apple cider . . .

    Have a great week -- my post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/09/weekly-book-recap-81.html

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  10. The last couple mornings have certainly felt fall like here in Iowa. It was almost too chilly (for me) for an iced coffee this morning.

    Looking forward to reading your thoughts on the Divergent series.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. It's been kinda chilly here in the morning too the last few, fall is definitely on the way and I can't wait. Although I will miss the nice days a bit...

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  11. Wish fall would get here!

    Curious about your thoughts on Divergent. I read book one, but did not forge on.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2014/08/travel-world-in-books-readathon.html

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    1. You're probably still quite warm down there, i would imagine? I know where Divergent is going, having seen the movie, but really curious as to where the story goes in books two and three, so I'm anxious to get there.

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  12. I can't wait for Fall too. Our weather would still be really hot but I can't wait for our annual trip to Apple Hill and pumpkin patches. That French article was really interesting. They do have a healthier lifestyle than us but some of that food I wouldn't eat either. Have a great week!

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  13. I'm not sure if I'm ready for autumn yet! But I do love bon fires and all the colours...I just don't like that winter comes quickly on the tail of fall, haha.
    I love And Then There Were None!! That's probably my favourite Agatha Christie! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!
    Hope you have an awesome week, Greg!

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    1. I know what you mean about the cold weather, I'm not so keen on that. Bonfires and all the fall stuff though... too bad we can't just go from autumn to summer again! I've read a little Christie but not much, so this seems like a good place to start reading her stuff again.

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  14. I love autumn! I've been seeing lots of autumn themed recipes with pumpkin on pinterest and already pinned a few of them so i can try them out. I have pumkkin risotto on the menu this week. And I saw some delicious looking pumpkin donuts, but I don't know where I can find a donut shaped baking plate.
    I had a lot of fun participating in Coyer, so I am a bit sad it's over. I didn't read as many books as I hoped I would, but all in all I think I did okay.

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    1. I think you did good with COYER, I was looking through the wrap up posts. I wish I would have read more but I did have fun with it.

      Pumpkin themed recipes sound good for this time of year. I may have a pumpkin spiced latte on my radar soon, someone mentioned those and it sounded good! :)

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  15. I have to go check out your review of We Were Liars. I have it on review at the library, but there're about 100 people in front of me!

    Fall is a great time of year. I love the cooler weather and beautiful leaves. I hope you have a great week and get more reading done.

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    1. It was an interesting book to review. I hope you like it when you get to it. I'm closing in on the end of Divergent and enjoying it, s o all is good. :)

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  16. It almost feels like fall, but we're not quite there yet. I'm looking forward to it.

    I want to read Divergent and see the movie. It looks good. Have a great week!

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  17. Fall is also my favorite time of year, my birthday happens and also our wedding anniversary :) Love the changing leaves and the cooler temps!

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    1. Those are good reasons to love fall! Hope this fall is a good one for you...

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  18. I loved so much And Then There Were None, and one of those days, I want to reread all of Verne, read a lot of them in French in my younger years. great stuff. Enjoy!

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    1. I've always been interested in Verne;s work, even as a boy just the titles of his books got my imagination going! So it's funny that I have actually not read a lot of his stuff. It will be nice to maybe do that now, starting with this one. Thank you for your comment!

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  19. I loved Divergent, the book and the movie. I hope you enjoy it too.
    It's funny reading posts that say it's Autumn as Spring has just sprung here in Australia. :-) Have a great week.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  20. I loved Insurgent too ... I say read on! :)
    Our first week of spring was chilly and windy, brrr but flowers are starting to pop so warm weather is coming. I checked out your link to Frightfest, sounds like fun!!
    Happy reading Greg and have a good week.

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    1. I think I will just plow through, Divergent has me interested enough to keep on with the books. Frightfall should be fun, I did one of Michelle's readathons before and it was fun.

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  21. We Were Liars is a great book & I hope you enjoy divergent :)

    Happy reading and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    1. I thought it was good, although different. I am liking Divergent a lot so far.

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  22. I will be seeing Divergent really soon too. I'm not optimistic though. I saw the trailers and it looks pretty terrible. Either it really is or they just cut a really bad trailer. So I am looking forward to your book and movie review.
    Wandering through the Shelves

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    1. I thought Divergent the movie was kinda good, but I had not read the book yet so I was going in blind. Now that I'm reading the book I can see where the ymade changes... I reviewed the movie at the time, if you're interested. :) My book review of Divergent should be later this week hopefully... I hope you let me know what you think. I'm a newb to this whole series LOL.

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  23. I see this book all over the place.

    I don't read this genre, but it definitely is popular.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Giveaway going on at my blog until Thursday for Accidents of Marriage if anyone wants to stop by.


    Elizabeth

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    1. It is quite popular, isn't it ? Thank you for stopping by Elizabeth.

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  24. I am definitely curious about Divergent, and want to see the movie...maybe I'll see it first. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your books; and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. That;s what I did, I was curious about the movie and thought it looked good- had no real concrete plans to read the book at that time. Was curious about the story after seeing it, so a little backwards from what i normally do. But it's working for me. :)

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  25. I liked Divergent - both book and movie - but haven't had a chance to read Insurgent or Allegiant yet. Too many review books have to come first. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks KAthy, I'm going to try and read them straight thru and will probably be sick of the whole thing when I'd done! :)

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  26. It is amazing how quickly the fall weather arrives. A big storm is on its way Wednesday. I grabbed a couple of Honeycrisp apples to eat while reading on the deck!

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    1. That sounds great, I love reading outside when the weather is nice. I'm shocked how early it is getting dark, even though I shouldn't be surprised I guess. :)

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  27. And Then There Were None is probably my favorite Agatha Christie. I'll have to go check out this Frightfall of which you write. I'm more of a spring/summer girl myself, but I do love my spooky October reads! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Frightfall should be a fun readathon, I did onbe of Michelle's readathons before, the High Summer, and it was fun. I've heard so many good things about And Then There Were none, I'm looking forward to delving into it. Love a good mystery.

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  28. I just watched the Divergent movie myself and made the decision to finally get the book. It seems sort of like going backwards though, doesn't it?

    How is the book comparing to the movie so far??

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    1. It is backwards, I did the same thing! You know, as far as comparing, I've heard a lot of people say the book is far better, and I'm usually one of thos epeople too- but in my case, having seen the movie first, I think it compares quite well. Mainly because that actress and actor are Tris and Four to me now, in a lot of ways. So at least for me, i think it compares quite favorably.

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  29. It won't feel like Fall for another month or two here, but I'm already making our Halloween plans. :) I can still decorate with leaves and pumpkins even if it's hot outside!

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