Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sunday Post #64 October, readathons and blustery winds



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.

October is here! I finished Insurgent this week as well as Blackbird, a good story about a girl on the run who doesn't know who she is. It's a contemporary thriller and I liked it- review to come Tuesday. Fall is here... but kinda perfect for October, if you ask me. 

The Frightfall readathon has been going all week and I've done pretty good with my goals- I finished Blackbird and still have to finish And Then There Were None. The weather seems like a good accompaniment to this kind of reading! I'm also looking forward a little bit. There are some nice holiday radathons and I'm looking forward to some holiday cheer.Are you participating in any of the readathons or holiday stuff? 

LAST WEEK: 

Review: 13 Secrets 
Teaser Tuesday #31
Sunday Post #63 Frightfall is Here 

THIS TIME: 

Frightfall Readathon Wrap Up Post 
Tuesday: Review: Blackbird
Teaser Tuesday #32  
Thursday: Review: Insurgent


NEW ARRIVALS: 

Get Even (Don't Get Mad, #1) The Moment of Everything Murder at the Brightwell

Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
The Moment of Everything by Shelly King 

CURRENTLY READING: 

Get Even (Don't Get Mad, #1)

BLOGOSPHERE FUN: 

Trish at Between My Lines had a great idea- to have commenters visit other commenters and share something they like about their blog. You can find it here 

Sara at The Hiding Spot has a great post spotlighting Assassins, Thieves and Spies...and has a great list. Check it out! 

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  1. Excited to hear your thoughts on Blackbird, it's one that I've been thinking about reading :)

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    1. I liked Blackbird, although the ending left me wanting more.. which I'm sure is the authors' intent. :) It's not perfect but I thought it was good, and fast paced. A good story.

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  2. It is too bad we did not ease into fall, it came with roaring winds and rain. I picked up Blackbird after reading the author's article about why she wrote it in the POV that she did. Glad you enjoyed it. Getting Even is on my TBR list. Have a great week.

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    1. Boy, did it ever come roaring in! A very blustery start to the month...

      I'm glad you got Blackbird, hope you like it. I enjoyed it.

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  3. The weather sounds perfect for the books you are reading. It's been cool and rainy here, I've been drinking cocoa.

    Murder at Brightwell looks like one I'd enjoy. Happy reading!

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  4. As much as I enjoy warm (but not too hot!) weather, cooler air and wind is perfect for October. Some of the leaves have started turning here, but most haven't.

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  5. Blackbird sounds intriguing...looking forward to the review. And The Murder at Brightwell caught my eye.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I liked Blackbird... review will be up Tuesday. And Murder at Brightwell does look good doesn't it? I'm really enjoying mysteries lately...

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  6. Love the covers of your new books, all of which I want to read. I have a copy of Murder at the Brightwell in one of my newly reorganized reading piles.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/10/weekly-book-recap-84.html

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one as well, I saw it somewhere and thought i would pick it up. It looks like a good mystery and i like the timeframe.

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  7. I'm interested in Blackbird, it sounds intriguing. Also the idea by Trish is quite brilliant. I think I'm gonna visit her page after this.

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    1. I thought that was a great idea too, definetly check it out if you're interested. Blackbird was good, I'll have my thoughts on it up on Tuesday.

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  8. Fall's arriving here as well, although we had some mild days this week as well. And yesterday when we went grocery shopping the weather was okay and as soon as we got home it started storming, nice timing! I haven't signed-up for any readahtons or holdiday stuff. I did sign-up for two challenges in November, the sci-fi month just like you and Anna's blog ahead challenge.

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    1. Yay for fall. although I may regret that with allthe cold weather coming... I think that sci fi challenger will be fun, this will be my first time with that one.

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  9. Looking forward to your thoughts on Blackbird. Glad the thon is going well. The cover for The Moment of Everything is cute. Have a wonderful week Greg!

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    1. I thought Blackbird was good. Thank you for stopping by- hope your week is good!

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  10. I loved the Divergent Series and have heard exciting things about Blackbird. Looking forward to what you thought of it. Looks like some interesting books this week. Happy reading and good luck with your Frightfall readathon.
    Here is my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/05/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-81-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Hey Laura, i liked Blackbird a lot and am enjoying the readathon, although I need to get some reading done to finish up in time! :)

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  11. I have Get Even and I have been wanting to read her books. I think she wrote Ten also and I want to read that book when I finish Get Even. I hope you are enjoying it :)

    I am loving the colder weather and I loving that it's October, everything always seems spookier in October :)

    Enjoy all your new reads Greg and Have a great week!

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    1. I liked Ten, she did write that one. I have high hopes for Get even, hope it lives up to them!

      I agree about October, and love it too. A great month to hunker down and do some reading... :)

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  12. We fell into the 40s last night, too, but that's a bit too chilly for this time of year around here. Excellent weather for bonfires, hot chocolate and chili though. :D

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    1. Agreed... chili sounds good, or stew or any of that comfort food stuff LOL. I like the blustery weather...

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  13. Love the covers of the King and Weaver books. Hope you love them.

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    1. I've started The Moment of Everything and Brightwell looks good too. I am really enjoying the mysteries lately, I have to say...

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  14. Get Even looks so good! I hope to get to that one soon. I hope you're enjoying it. :)

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    1. That is my next one, I think. I had to decide between that or the other one to read next... :) but I kinda want to read it so maybe I'll do both. that doesn't usually work for me but I like that premise so much I want to get into it...

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  15. So many great books! I hope you enjoy them all and I can't wait to read your reviews :)

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, hopefully the reviews will do them justice.

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  16. I'm looking forward to your Blackbird review! I need something different (I need to mix up my genres). I wish it was cooler weather here. It's still in the high 90's so I can't wait for it to get colder. Have a great week!

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    1. I tend to mix things up a lot, I'll read YA then a mystery it's whatever appeals to me at the moment. :) Makes it harder to niche my blog probably, but that's OK. Blackbord should be up Tuesday (short version: I liked it). It's a fast, quick read (only about 245 pages) but good.

      I wouldn't like high 90's in October, I like the cool off although I have to say wearing summer clothes this time of year would be kind of nice.

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  17. Nothing like reading scary books with appropriate weather. Thank you, Mother Nature.

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    1. I agree- she is sure cooperating this weekend. Good grief. :)

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  18. Since the summer was so mild here in Iowa, this bout of Fall seems kind of sudden. Have a great week, Greg.

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. You as well, Terri. Hope you are enjoying fall where you are.

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  19. I'm not really into Contemporary thriller books but still that sounds interesting :)

    Here's mine:
    My Week in a Wrapped #2

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    1. I'm not either, usually. I tend to read more mysteries set in earlier eras, or YA lately, but Blackbird was a nice change of pace.

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  20. I am glad that you liked Blackbird as I ended up DNFing it as I just couldn't get past the POV. Your new reads look good and I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Stormi

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    1. You're not alone, as I'm sure you know the POV seems to have been an issue for many reviewers. I was nervous about it, not sure it would work for me, but maybe knowing that going in made me more tolerant of it. It certainly is not a POV choice I would want to see a lot. Thank you for visiting!

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  21. 40s, brrrrr! Fall has certainly arrived where you are! We've been enjoying cooler temperatures, too, but not that cool. It was a glorious weekend here - blue skies and temperatures around 68-70. It was 40 when I got up this morning, though.

    Good luck with your readathon; it sounds like you're doing well so far. Is this your first time reading And Then There Were None? I can't wait to read your reaction! Murder at Brightwell looks good - and it's blurbed by Deborah Crombie, which is a definite plus. I'll have to put that one on my TBR list.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Hi Lark! I like your temps, even though I enjoy the blusteyr weather I have to say 70ish sound good. This is my first time with And Then There Were None (embarassed to say)- I read some Christie as a kid but it's been many years. I figured this would be a good one for the readathon.

      I think Murder at brightwell looks good as well, and I ma ybe moving that one up a bit as I want to read it soon. Have high hopes for it!

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  22. Like the cover of The Moment of Everything - a cover can do that, pull you in so that you want to explore more!

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    1. It is really a great cover... I'll admit it's the main reason I wanted to read it, although the blurb appealed to me as well. It just looked like a nice read.

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  23. The Moment of Everything and Murder at the Brightwell look good to me. I also checked out the list at The Hiding Spot, and she put a lot of effort into that-- was worth a peek! Enjoy your Fall weather while it lasts!

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    1. I thought so too- she worksa t one of the bookstores I spotlighted this past summer, and they do a fine job there. Hope you had a great weekend Rita!

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  24. I really enjoyed the 13 Secrets review. I'm planning on picking up that series soon. I enjoyed The Moment of Everything and how have I never seen Murder at the Brightwell before?? It's so me it really should just show up at my house. Murder mystery, 1930s setting, Christie comparison and a blurb by Deborah Crombie? Cannot resist! I'm really curious about Blackbird as the reviews have been all over the map with it. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on it. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy them. I was very fond of those books. As for Brightwell, I know! I think I saw it blog hopping a week or so ago and decided I needed to read it. Love that cover! It doe sound quite good.

      Blackbird is funny, revies have been mixed, the POV choice has been polarizing it seems, but I was OK with it. a good read, action packed and it's not real long so you can get through it quick. I liked it.

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  25. 13 Secrets is the one book I haven't gotten my hands on in that trilogy yet. I enjoyed the first two. Great review.

    I was not a fan of Blackbird. That second person just didn't work very well for me. Glad you enjoyed it, though.

    Here's my Monday post, if you wanna come see what I'm up to: http://proudbooknerd.com/2014/10/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-8/ (No pressure, though, of course).

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    1. I think you'll like the last one if you liked the first ones. It wraps the story up nicely I thought.

      I can see why Blackbird wouldn't work for some- that POV choice is interesting and not one I would be crazy about all the time. Thank you for visiting!

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    2. I definitely have to get my hands on 13 Secrets! So many books to read, so little time ...

      I can handle second-person in short stories. Full novels, it's too much for me. I really appreciated the few chapters in Blackbird that were NOT if second person! ;)

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  26. I suppose I better prepare for cold as we are planning a trip up north later this month. Evenings in the 60s is beautiful now.
    I'm looking forward to both your upcoming reviews. :-) Blackbird looks interesting. The 13 Secrets Trilogy sounds like something I would enjoy.
    Hope you have a good week.

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  27. Am keen to read The Moment of Everything.

    It's Spring here in Oz and we're heading into Summer - though I much prefer our Australian winters!

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    1. I got off to a rocky start with Everything and it's not bad, I'm not loving it though.

      I think I would like your winter too- I like summer but not the hot hot hot.

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  28. Eek cold already, that does not bode well. I think we could be in for a stinking summer, it's spring and we've had a week of temps in 30's (90+)
    I'm curious about Get Even and The Moment of Everything is on my wishlist. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Yikes you guys are warming up quick! Hopefully I'll have Get even and Everything reviewed by next week sometime.

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  29. I've been seeing Murder at the Brightwell around lately... it looks wonderful and I've already added it to my wish list. Can't wait to hear what you think!

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one and may have to move it up - I'm ready for a good mystery , they seem to be my go-to's!

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  30. I have a couple of thrillers coming up but I didn't pick anything specific for Hallowe'en.

    Enjoy your selections,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. I've been reading mostly mysteries...

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  31. Did you see another of King's stories has been adapted to the television screen? Big Driver? The short story scared me so bad I had to stop reading it!

    This weather is definitely perfect for October. :)

    I have not read as many scary books as I was planning so far this October. I hope to turn it around soon. I am also looking forward to diving into a pile of Christmas books starting next month!

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    1. I've read a few mysteries but that's about it. And I will admit I've been looking for Christmas books too- the Hohoho readathon is up and I'm trying to get some ideas. :)

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  32. I enjoyed both Blackbird and Get Even. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Blackbird was good and I'm chomping at the bit to get to Get Even.

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  33. The moment of everything is a goof book! I am a new GFC follower here. :-)

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic - My Monday

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  34. Murder at the Brighwell looks great, although it looks a bit warmer in the story than it is here! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I agree- I need t obe on that ship! Or wherever they are... :)

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  35. I enjoyed Blackbird as well! Will be good to see what you thought of the 2nd person style. I loved Get Even. Hope you do as well!
    Check out my Monday Post

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    1. I thought Blackbird was good- and am looking forward to the enxt one! The 2nd person didn't really bother me at all- I know it did some people, but I was okay with it. I should have my thoughts up tomorrow...

      I'm glad to hear get Even getting lots of love. I've been wanting to read it (like the premise) and would hate to be disappointed after all the anticipation.

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  36. Looking forward to your thoughts on Insurgent. Hope you enjoy your new books and your week.

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    1. I had mixed feelings on Insurgent- a few quibbles here and there, but for the most part I'm enjoying these books and I was turning the pages! I'll have my thoughts up on Thursday...

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