Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sunday Post #91



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This has been a good reading week. 

Last week I reviewed the Avengers movie, as well as Ex Machina. They were both good. 

This week I'll review the first Dinotopia book and I have to pick my next read... 

Here are some books I'm looking forward to. Most of these are not out for a few months yet- but they all look good. 

NEED The Royal Assassin (A Victorian Bookshop Mystery #3) The Adventuress (Lady Emily, #10)

Thanks to Sara at The Hiding Spot for spotlighting Need- I had not seen that one before but I added it to my list. :) 

NEXT WEEK: 


Thursday: Dinotopia- Land Apart From Time 

AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE: 

A Literary Odyssey is hosting a Victorian celebration- see the details here. 

Book Den has a great review of The Princess Bride

Ciao Amalfi shares a beautiful hotel- nice pics! 

This is awesome. A look at the chaos of a chase scene. They actually diagrammed it. And I love this line- "It's the apocalypse. Nobody cares about anything". 

Between Mt Lines reviews A Robot in the Garden

57 comments:

  1. I was just looking at your Sunday Post for last week and thinking that Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman looked good. So I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it.
    Nerd looks great too! I read the first book in The Testing by the same author and really enjoyed it. Which reminds me I must crack on with that series!
    Thanks for linking my post too :)

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    1. You are welcome! Need does look good, and it's new to me so I'm looking forward t oit. And Dishonorable was a good read- I liked it a lot. A great debut.

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    2. Lol, it's Need! I totally read that as Nerd! What does that say about me :)

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  2. I have Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman on my TBR so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm also wanting to try Tasha Alexander and Kate Parker. I've heard great things about both of those series. Have a great week!

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    1. I did like it a lot- was sorry to see it end. I've enjoyed several of Tasha Alexander's books, and Kate PArker is a new favorite of mine given the first two Victorian bookshop mysteries. I have high hopes for the new one- it's out in July I think.

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  3. Oh, I'll have to go check out your Avengers review. I'm so behind on blogs. The Royal Assassin looks good too. Happy reading!

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    1. I had a lot of thoughts on Avengers, good and bad. LOL. It was fun to see though, and to see what other people thought of it. I hope you like it if you see it- it is a big movie. Lots happening.

      I'm looking forward to the Royal Assassin a lot- one of my more anticipated reads this summer. It's a fun series.

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  4. My daughter and hubby tried to see Avengers tonight and it was sold out. I will probably buy it on dvd. T
    Glad you enjoyed your read this week.

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  5. Every time I see "the Avengers", I think of John Steed, not "your" avengers, difference of culture ! Royal assassin looks good, victorian bookshop mystery and gorgeous garden. Enjoy and have a great week ;)

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    1. You too, and I know what you mean. Easy to get them mixed up! I think Royal Assassin looks good too, I'm a sucker for cover art- gets me every time!

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  6. Was Dinotopia as good as the films? Loved them.

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    1. The books are pretty good, I like the first one the best. Such a sense of wonder. I don't think I saw the show, but the artwork in the books is amazing.

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  7. NEED looks pretty good - too bad I really shouldn't pick up new review copies at this point :D
    I really need to see both Avengers and Ex Machina!

    Have a good Sunday! :)

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    1. You too- I think NEED looks good too, and I just discovered it the other day on another blog. :)

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  8. The cover for 'The Adventuress' is great, makes me want to travel again! I saw 'The Avenger's the other day but still haven't gotten time to watch 'Ex Machina', it's definitely on the lost though! I hope your next week is even better :)
    My Sunday Post
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    1. I like that cover too, it really jumped out at me. I haven't always loved the covers of her books, some are better than others, but that one I like. Did you like Avengers?

      Have a great week!

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  9. Wow Greg, I LOVE the look of the cover of Need! Very striking. I haven't heard of it but will check it out.

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    1. I like that cover too, and I haven't read a YA ina while. Well I guess I have actually, but it doesn't feel like it. :) I hope it's a good one.

      Hope you are have a great weekend!

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  10. I am putting Royal Assassin on my to read list. Have a great week.

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    1. You too, and I hope you enjoy it. The first two books were quite good, so I have high hopes. :)

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  11. I am still marching through my backlog of eARCs; titles I let sit past the publishing date, from Edelweiss and Netgalley. I am all caught up on EW and I only have three or four left on NG. I have even caught up with some ebooks I purchased that have been sitting around on my Kindle (but there are 48 of those, lol). I am looking forward to your Dinotopia review. My son adored that series. Have a wonderful week. :D

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    1. Well you're making progress. You need to join COYER to clean that ereader out LOL. It's a fun event, do you do it?

      I'm excited to post my Dinotopia thoughts, I liked it a lot and it has some amazing artwork. A very nice book, good for kids but also adult with a vivid imagination. :)

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  12. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman and Royal Assassin both look good.

    Have a great week!

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  13. You have a great mix of genres. I checked out you great review of AVENGERS/Ulton.

    Your review was great and the movie sounds very mixed up.

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    1. Thanks Steph. It is a fun movie but a bit jumbled at times. Must have been a pain in the rear to make. :)

      Have a great weekend.

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  14. I am curious about Need....hope you enjoy your week, and I just started Bittersweet, which I'm enjoying.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Oh I can't wait to hear what you think of Bittersweet. I had that on my list for a while, then never got to it -but I'm intrigued.

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  15. Great new books. Need looks intriguing and Royal Assassin is on my wish list. I love it when a book makes me want to stay in it's world. That's why I do enjoy a series, but those cliff hangers can be wicked. LOL
    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/17/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-109-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. I think Need looks good too, and Royal Assassin is a much anticipated book for me. Yeah the cliffhangers are a pain tho. :)

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  16. Ah, Victorian Bookshop Mystery looks like a good read! Need, maybe. Glad you had a good week and enjoy the rest of the weekend with the fam.

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    1. Hope your weekend is good too, and that you've been well. That's a good serie, the Victorian bookshop ones. Happy weekend!

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  17. I'm very interested in NEED because I've heard such great things about the author's last series. Hope you have a fabulous week!

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    1. I just saw NEED recently but I'm looking forward t oit. I'm not familiar with that author but hoping for good things!

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  18. All three of those look really interesting, I love the cover on Need!

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    1. I do too, and hoping it wil be good!

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  19. Love the cover of the Victoria bookshop mystery!

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    1. I do too, those have all gad pretty good covers and I like that series a lot.

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  20. I am behind on the Lady Emily series and need to get back to it. Have a great week.

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  21. I also liked the Avengers movie. There was a lot of action and I can't wait to see what they do next with this franchise.

    The Adventuress looks really good. I need to add more mystery in my reading. I'm getting burned out with reading the same thing. I look forward to your review.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Those movies are fun, aren't they? I've been reading mysteries lately, and enjoying them. A couple years ago I never read mysteries, so my reading tastes have changed. But I read YA too, so I change it up. :) I know what you mean about needing variety!

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  22. Beautiful covers! Especially The Adventuress. Might want to check those :) Thanks for sharing and have a great week ♥

    WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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  23. Just checked out Need on Goodreads, sounds like my type of read, hope you enjoy it Greg. Tasha Alexander's novels always have gorgeous covers, especially this one ... I have a thing for the Eiffel Tower on covers lol. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I think Need will be good too, looking forward to that one. And I agree about Alexander's books- this cover in particular I like. I like the Eifel Tower too and when her books go to PAris it's fun.

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  24. Love the covers of the Royal Assassin and the Adventuress!

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    1. I do too- I hope the stories are as good as the cover.

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  25. I had Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman checked out from the library for a few months and never got around to reading it. I'm glad to find out that it was good. I'll have to check it out again later when I can dedicate more time to reading library books.

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    1. I think it's good- I'll reviews it tomorrow. A fine debut novel. I would read more from her, definitely.

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  26. Need is one I'll have to check out as I enjoyed The Testing series by the author. Thanks for visiting my post earlier and I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I've never read The Testing, but maybe I will too get a taste for her writing.

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  27. I need to find a cozy mystery series that centers around books, they looks o cute! We have a few at the store here, but most of them are like book 4 or 5 and I don't like reading things out of order if I can help it. I'm pretty curious to see what Need is going to be like, I really enjoyed the authors Testing books. Well the first two, I still need to read the last one.

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    1. I might try The Testing, I've kinda drawn a blank on YA's lately, not sure what to read next. Schol for Unusual Girls maybe, but after thatnot sure. I like mysteries set in older times generally, but Storm reviewed Murder in the Mystery Suite last week- it's first ina serie and is moder times. Centered around a book resor, I'm going to try it.

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  28. Need looks really good! Looking forward to your review of Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman.

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  29. I am such a sucker for a pretty cover. One look at The Adventuress and I want to check it out!

    Have a great week!

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    1. You too Lindsey, hope your week is awesome! I like that cover too, now I can't wait.

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  30. Oo the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries sound good!!! I love cozy little mysteries like that.

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    1. I like them a lot, they've become a favorite series of mine. The relationship between the duke and the bookseller is fun- they can't be together because of class differences, but they are attracted to each other- and the characters are fun.

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  31. Oo the Victorian Bookshop Mysteries sound good!!! I love cozy little mysteries like that.

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