Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sunday Post #80 The Sun Is Out




The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
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This was a good week, I didn't do a lot of reading but I did get a few reviews up. Going into February my reading is wide open- I have a few in mind but nothing set in stone yet. Vintage Science Fiction Month is wrapping up and has been a lot of fun You can check out the reviews at #VintageSciFi. 

This morning the sun is out and it looks like  nice day. We've actually had a few days now with sunshine, it hasn't been a bad week. I hope everyone out east who got blasted is staying warm and comfortable. 

Last week I also started my Hardy Boys project. Basically I'm going to revisit selected books and share my thoughts on them- the good and the bad. I started with The Secret of the Caves and will have another one up this week. It should be fun. I'm going to read them randomly, based on my mood and the cover art instead of in order, so I'll be jumping around a bit- but I think it will be more fun that way.   

LAST WEEK: 

The Secret of the Caves
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore 

THIS WEEK: 

TUE: The Wailing Siren Mystery 

INTERNET FUN: 

Angela's Anxious Life spotlights Find Momo. You have to check this out- how fun. 

If you're curious about Mr. Penumbra's you can check out a prequel of sorts here... for $2.99. It's Mr. Penumbra 1969... set during the summer of love. Groovy baby. 

Of dragons and Hearts reviews Eleanor and PArk.

Little Red Reviewer has a roundup of the Vintage Science Fiction Month reviews here. Handy dandy. 

Snap Happy Gal has some nice shots

No Winds of Winter this year- are you surprised? The publisher has said it won't be this year- so this seals the deal that we will get the end of this story on TV. The good news, however, is that we will get a new edition of the hedge Knight stories later this year. 

I have not seen Agent Carter yet but this clip got some attention this week- do the moves look familiar? 




54 comments:

  1. Hey, thanks for the mention! :)
    I had no idea Agent Carter was a thing! Must watch :) I love Agents of SHIELD and I hope this is something along the same lines but with even more ass-kicking women. And great clothes!

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    1. You are welcome! I have not seen Agent Carter yet, but I'm keen to check it out. I think it looks like a grea tshow. :)

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  2. I do want to watch Agent Carter and the Agents of the Shield is on my Netflix list. So many shows to get too! I really enjoyed your Hardy Boys review this week and am looking forward to more. I only read a couple of them despite reading every Nancy Drew I could get my hands on until they basically fell apart. You've inspired me to pick a few up for fun. Have a great week!

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    1. Awesome! I am enjoying reading them, they are kinda like a comfort read and I enjoy how clean they are. I have to admit it is fun t revisit them! Thank you for the kind words, I am looking forward to reviewing more of them, and reliving those memories. :)

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  3. Yay for sun! Want some snow I have lots. :D

    I loved The Hardy Boys, I had quite a few of them. Reading your thoughts on them should be interesting; I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. I don't want any snow- that's a shift. Here I've been wanting snow until recently, but now I'm just over it. :) We're actually supposed to get some, but it hasn't started yet...

      I'm going to have fun with the Hardy boy revisits... they are like comfort reads. quick and easy and I'm enjoying them.

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  4. Ooo I loved the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books as a child. It is cool you are re-reading some. We are in the middle of a snow storm and have about 8 inches thus far..it is that really wet, heavy snow. Hope your week is enjoyable and you read something really awesome

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    1. I think it will be fun- 8", yikes! For some we are getting a break, no real snow yet although we are supposed to get some. Guess we're lcky this time...

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  5. The Tessa Arlen cover looks a lot like the beginning of Downtown Abbey :) Enjoy re-reading the Hardy boys and have a great week !

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  6. Love the idea of a Hardy Boys reread. I'll look forward to reading your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, I think it will be a lot of fun.

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  7. I was always a Nancy Drew girl myself, but love that you're rereading The Hardy Boys series -- I'll have to stop back for your review. Have a great week!

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    1. I think it'll be a fun project, to see how they stack up all these tears later. I'm going into it with my expectations not too high, but at the same time the ones I've read so far have been comfortable.

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  8. We didn't get the Storm of the Century that was predicted here, but my friend in Massachusetts got hammered with about three feet, and is expecting more. I have been curiuos about the Mr. Penumbra book, so maybe I will checkout the prequel. Have a wonderful week. I am heading off to read your last week's Sunday Post right now because I missed it last week. :D

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    1. I was also going to ask you, have you read the Invasion of the Tripods books (I think thst is the first title)? Your talk of vintage Science Fiction had me thinking about how much I enjoyed those novels.

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    2. WE didn't get much snow, so I was overconfident, and now overnight we got some and the roads. I have not read those books, although I think I've heard of them.

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  9. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman sounds intriguing, Greg! I hope you'll enjoy it. I devoured both The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew when I was younger, I loved the mystery, the friendships and how clever the characters were. I wonder what I would think of them now, too :)
    Have a fantastic Sunday and a great week.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I read those too, they were a rite of passage for many. I think it will be a lot to revisit them

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  10. I really want to watch Agent Carter. I went of Agents of shield I got a bit bored of it

    Megan @ www.readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've been wanting to watch Agent carter but just have not yet.

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  11. Love the idea of a reread of The Hardy Boys...I'd be tempted to do the same for Nancy Drew:) I devoured those as a youngster!

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    1. I was just going to read a few but now I think I'm going to read more- it'll be a lot of fun i think!

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  12. I have to say when I was younger I never read a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew book but I hope you enjoy them when you revisit. I plan to do something for October with old books I use to read and really looking forward to jumping into them again. REading stuff where younger is so much fun!

    Enjoy the sun, we are suppose to get snow but at this point I'm not sure I trust the weather people :)

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    1. I know what you mean! WE didn't get snowI am enjoying the older reads and think it will be a lot of fun to revisit.

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  13. Glad your weather has eased up a bit. It seems as though it's my turn for a winter smackdown. Oh well, I keep reminding myself it won't last forever.

    I love the look of Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman. I must find out more. The cover is very DA'ish. Also love your Hardy Boys project. I've often thought of revisiting all those Nancy Drew novels I read back in the day.

    My recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/02/weekly-book-recap-96.html

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    1. Well I thought the weather was but now today we're getting a bunch of snow. So we're back to it! I think that book looks good too, I'm looking forward to getting.

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  14. Sounds like you had an awesome week!!! Check out my Sunday Post! http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/sunday-post1

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous week also!

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  15. Oh, I loved the Hardy Boys books...and for a while, back in the remote days of my life, they were on TV, on the Mickey Mouse Club...LOL. Imagine how ancient I must be!

    We've had some sun, too, and it feels almost spring-like here.

    I've been noticing the previews of Agent Carter...might have to check this out.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I did too, read all those as a kid...

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  16. We woke up buried in snow here in eastern Iowa this morning, Greg. It's made for a nice, lazy Sunday of sorts.

    Loved your review of Mr. Penumbra. I just started listening to the book this week on my drives to work.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. Thank you, and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  17. I have Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman on my TBR list as well. It sounds like a really good read so I hope that you enjoy it. I used to love reading both the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys. Such fun! Have a great week and enjoy your sunshine (maybe send some my way please?)!

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    1. I think so too. and I spoke too soon- today we are getting snow! Argh... :)

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  18. I like those months were nothing is set in stone yet and you can basically read whatever you feel like. Although I've found lately that my reading challenges still give me some direction on what to read, in a good way.
    Your Hardy Boys project sounds like a fun feature!

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    1. Me too- it's wide open right now, and while I'm not sure what to read. Have a great !

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  19. The Hardy Boys series brings back memories. That is fun you are revisiting the books! I'll check out your posts!

    Wow, that clip from Agent Carter is good. We lost interest with Agents of Shield but this looks promising. We'll have to check this out.

    Have a great week and I hope the weather continues to stay nice for you!

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    1. Thank you, I hope they are fun. Reading those books again has been nice, they are like comfort reads. :)

      I lost interest in AoS and have not seen the new show yet, but I hope to start catching them soon.

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  20. I just added Agents of the Shield on Netflix. Looks fun. It's been so long since I read The Hardy Boys. Wish I knew what happened to those books!
    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/01/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-95-and-the-sunday-post/

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  21. I enjoyed all those series books - Nancy Drew and such. Cool that you are taking that trip down memory lane.

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  22. I need to have a week a bit like yours - where I focus on getting reviews up. I took a couple of nights off reading last week as I was getting too far ahead! And I really need to write the reviews asap as books all seem to get muddled in my mind the longer I leave them!!!

    Deb

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  23. YAY for sun! I loved the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series ... I think I kept them all and Trixie Belden haha. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I liked all those too. Some of those other might be good to revisit as well.

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  24. Going into a new month with your reading choices wide open is always a treat! Your Hardy Boys project makes me want to dig out some old Trixie Belden books. Have a great week, Greg.

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  25. I used to have almost all the Nancy Drews, and my brothers had some of the Hardy Boys so I remember picking a couple up when I was between books, but I can't remember anything about them! I hope you have fun with this project--what fun!

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  26. I use to read the Nancy Drew books, and my brother had the Hardy Boys...which I tried reading but never really got into. I love Find Momo, I reviewed it last year for Quirk and still have it. The photography is gorgeous and I follow them on instagram.

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  27. We've been watching Agent Carter. We enjoy Shield more, but Agent Carter is still a solid show. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I need to start watching it- time to catch up!

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  28. Death of a Dishonourable Gentleman looks good I hope you enjoy it.
    Have a lovely week and I hope the sun stays out for you.

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  29. I want to read Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore, it sounds good.

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  30. We ended up getting 16.5 inches of snow the other day!! It was crazy. I guess we got all of our winter snow all at once! I am glad you enjoyed some sunshine out your way!

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  31. We ended up getting 16.5 inches of snow the other day!! It was crazy. I guess we got all of our winter snow all at once! I am glad you enjoyed some sunshine out your way!

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  32. I read a lot of the Hardy Boys as a child; I liked them almost as much as Nancy Drew (not quite as well because, well, girls were either nonexistent or wimpy in the HB mysteries.) How do you find they hold up now that you're an adult?

    As for Agent Carter, I would love to watch that show! I see you can stream them on ABC.com - I hope that means free. I'll have to try it. We don't have cable or decent reception, so we can't watch them on TV.

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