Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday Post #71 Holiday Open House



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


This week will also be the last week of SciFi Month and I have a few posts planned. I have some thoughts on Planet of Exile by Ursula LeGuin, a book I reviewed for Knights of the Dinner table magazine several years ago- this is one of my favorite books and I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts for SciFi Month. Stop by and let me know what you think! 

LAST WEEK: 

Review: What Happens At Christmas - a great holiday read, and hilarious too 

THIS WEEK: 

Review: Planet of Exile (for SciFi Month)
Teaser Tuesday #37
Review: Star Trek Log Five (For SciFi Month)

CURRENTLY READING: 



NEW ARRIVALS: 

Planet of Exile (Hainish Cycle #2)

BLOGOSPHERE FUN: 

Read Me Away has a great post on why she loves science fiction

Lola's Reviews talks about her favorite genres. 

I'll leave you with this.

40 comments:

  1. 28 inches? Wow. Well, at least you're not in Buffalo New York!

    I hope you have fun at the holiday open house tonight.

    Winterfrost and Murder at Mullings looks good, I hope you enjoy them.

    Happy reading and stay warm!

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  2. WOW, your area was a magnet for the snow! We were fortunate and only received 5 inches, most of which is gone after today's warmer temps and rain. Have fun at the open house.

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  3. 28 inches of snow..oh boy! Have wonderful holiday. Let's hope you get a chance to defrost :)

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    1. I know it... it's been a rough week weather wise. The snow was nice, but not so much to drive in. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  4. Wow, gorgeous photo. I know snow makes life tough but it just looks so pretty! Enjoy your Christmas event it sounds like a lot of fun. I like the look of your books too especially Murder at Mullings but you seem to have a good mix on your hands this week.

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    1. I actually enjoyed the snow, except for driving in it!It was very nice to look at, it came down fast and furious and everything was white- but it's almost all melted now after warmer temps yesterday. It will be back though I'm sure. :) Mullings should be pretty good...

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  5. That;s a lot of snow there. Hope you'll have a great holiday despite of. I love Winter Frost. :)

    WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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  6. Oh my, that's a lot of snow, Greg! I've seen how much snow you guys in the northern and mid-western part of the US have been getting lately, and it's really amazing to me that you get so much all at once.
    Winter Frost looks really good - kind of Christmas-y and also a little like a fairy tale.
    I hope you'll enjoy your new books, and also that you'll have a great Thanksgiving.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  7. I am so jealous of your snow, I want snow but not Buffalo Snow maybe more Michigan snow would be nice :)

    In NJ we might be getting hit with a little snow this week I am hoping not since we have to travel on Thanksgiving (about an hour away) hate traveling in messy weather so fingers cross it waits till December, Id rather have a white Christmas than a white Thanksgiving.

    I LOVE the Cover of Winter Frost and I might have said this already. I really need to go get it

    I love the music from Charlie Brown Christmas!!!

    Have a great week Greg! Happy Reading!

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  8. I love The Charlie Brown Christmas special, Greg. In high school, I got to play Woodstock in Snoopy! so Charlie Brown has a soft spot in my heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. I'm fond of it too, the PEanuts gang have been favorites of mine and I enjoy the holiday specials especially!

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  9. The snow looks so pretty! It's pretty cold here this week, but no snow yet, lol. In the netherlands we don't celebrate thanksgiving, but on 5 December we celebrate Sinterklaas. It's a holiday for the children mostly. Most people think you should wait til after Sinterklaas to put up christmas decorations, but there are people who don't celebrate sinterklaas and pu the christmas decorations up early. I haven't seen any christmas decorations yet, beside the small shopping centre in our neighborhood.

    Thanks for linking to my post about my favourite genres :). I really am enoying sci-fi month and a bit sad to know it's ending soon.

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    1. You're welcome, and thank for stopping by! I'm going to miss SciFi Month too, it's been a lot of fun and I've seena ton of good posts.

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  10. Your yard is like a picture postcard! Gorgeous. And that Christmas Open House looks like fun. Feels like a cozy event.

    Murder at Mullings looks like a book I might enjoy...thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week, including Thanksgiving.

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  11. 28 inches before Thanksgiving? That's impressive (and would be more so if Buffalo hadn't gotten so much. I feel for them - enough snow to trap you in your house must be a bit scary.) Your yard looks lovely in the snow, though - I love trees with snow on them like that.

    Have fun at the open house, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here's hoping you stay cozy and warm!

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  12. My oldest brother and my mother came down from Michigan last week and brought that winter vortex with them. It was down right frigid here on the Gulf Coast. My brother went back home and put his house on the market. He's going to move down here now that he's retiring. Says it's his last winter there. I love winter down here but I do miss the wonderland at Christmas. We have cotton for snowballs here. LOL
    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/23/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-86-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. I can see that, winter down there would be awfully nice. I could get used to warmer weather, although in all honesty I would miss the snow So it's a mixed bag for me... but when the roads are bad down there sound pretty good!

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  13. Winterfrost is on my TBR. We had some snow last weekend but it's all gone now. Just rain now. I

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    1. Snow is all gone too, we just have rain now I liked the snow it made it feel like Christmas! :)

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  14. Love your photo! Living somewhere now where we don't get snow I miss the excitement of the first beautiful, peaceful hush of the snowfall. After a few days of near accidents on the road and the snow pushed to the side and covered with car exhaust... not so much :( Enjoy your beginning of winter when everything is more fun.

    I checked out the Planet of Exile book. Interesting concept! I like fantasy more than sci-fi but this sounds good. Some reviews online say that her later writings are even better and this was one of her first. If that is true, and you loved this one then you might possibly enjoy other newer ones of hers.

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    1. I agree, that first snowfall is awesome and I love the quiet of it as well. And yes, after a while when the snow is all dirty it's less peaceful. :)

      Planet of Exile was a favorite of mine as a kid, so I'm partial to it that way. I still think it's an interesting story, and I have not read a lot of the other work so I don't know how it holds up, but it is a story I enjoyed.

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  15. Oh my! I'm so glad I live in Dallas - that's too much snow for anytime, but especially for this early! No thank you, but it is beautiful from my vantage point of FAR AWAY! LOL!

    Have a great holiday Greg! Sounds like you've got lots if great plans!

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    1. I agree, you have it good and we have.. .lots of snow to look forward t!

      Enjoy your week- happy thanksgiving!!

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  16. Emma was considering a college somewhere and completely stopped looking at them when she was the average snowfall section on their info page. We are not snow people! It does look beautiful but 28 inches in November?? I keep meaning to look up Cannell's books on Kindle since it's been so long since I've read any of hers. I'm going to go right now and do that before I forget again. Have a great week and stay warm!

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  17. It's unbelievable how much snow some people are getting. We've been lucky on my side of New York. It's been cold but no snow and now they are saying tomorrow could get up to 70 degrees, then the temps are going to drop again. It's crazy!

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  18. Love that picture of the snow in your yard. It looks beautiful.
    Hope you had a good time at the Holiday Open House.
    Have a great week and happy reading.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  19. Hmph! Here in Australia we've had 40C temperatures and it's not yet summer! Guess you're saying the opposite about winter! That snow picture is amazing (plus I've only ever seen snow once!)

    Deb

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  20. Oh the snowy garden is gorgeous. However some parts of your country seems to have had to much of it at once according to our TV news. Loved The Wizard of Earthsea books by Ursula le Guin and liked her Annals of the Western Shore. I have preordered Night Shift anthology and look forward to reading it very soon.

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  21. Our Minnesota weather is looking the same. Have a good week :)

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    1. You too Sheila- hope you guys warm up!

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  22. Wow that is a lot of snow but it does put you in the Christmas mood. The open house sounds like a lot of fun. Our town has a tree lighting event next weekend so we are looking forward to it. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  23. Love the look of the Mullings book. Reminds me of the Bennet house in P&P.

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  24. Interesting assortment of books. We had snow, then it melted, and now it's snowing again. I had hopes for a snow-free Thanksgiving week and am disappointed. Come see my week. Happy reading!

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  25. Wow that is some snow!!! Ours is all gone, and it is raining. :( I prefer snow to cold rain! The Holiday Open House in Holland sounds magical, especially with the amount of snow you have.

    Murder at Mullings looks good! The cover reminds me of Downton Abbey. :)

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  26. Winterfrost looks so cute! We have warm weather this week after a week of freezing temps, but no snow here (I'm in Georgia we only get snow at the worst possible moment). It's in the 60's right now. I would love to have snow days like you have, but are snow days are a mess. We get maybe 3 hours of true powder, then it becomes slush and then we end up on the nationwide news because no one can get home, lol.
    The Open House sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a great week and an awesome Thanksgiving!

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    1. I know, i need to get t othat book. That's funny, I know how it's when things get snowy. I do love the snow, but 60's sound pretty good too. :)

      Happy thanksgiving to you too!

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  27. No...I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving week already. This year has just flown by.

    Oh on on your snow. We just had frigid temperatures but no snow. Today and yesterday it was in the 60's. CRAZY.

    Murder at Mullings looks good and Winter Frost looks cute.

    ENJOY all your books and your week of reading.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  28. 28 inches? Brrr. Not for me. We tend to just get an inch or two here and there and I complain like it's a blizzard. You can keep all that up there with you! :-)

    Winterfrost looks really cute. Enjoy your week!

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  29. That Open House sounds like a blast! I have to confess that we had a freakishly warm day here in NJ, but we are supposed to get some snow for Thanksgiving!

    WinterFrost looks like the perfect read to go along with your current weather. I hope you enjoy it!

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  30. While you have all that snow, we are experiencing heatwaves, and it's technically still Spring!

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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