Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sunday Post #93



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

This has been a good week, quiet for the most part. I'm still reading this but I'll be done this weekend and my thoughts will be up on Tuesday. I like it so far- it's very atmospheric.  It's been an interesting week weather wise- cool in the mornings and towards the end of the week it got hot. It's been cool this weekend but we're warming up again next week. 



This past week I reviewed Murder in the Mystery Suite- a fun cozy- and also Tarza and the Jewels of Opar. A lost city and a bloodthirsty cult- an interesting story! I also added my COYER Scavenger Hunt sign up.  Next week I'll have reviews of A School For Unusual Girls, another Edgar Rice Burroughs tale (a good one!), and my thoughts on Tomorrowland will be up as well. 

The new Mako Mermaids episodes are out (finally) on Netflix. I'll be binging this week for sure. 





CURRENTLY READING: 

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)

NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS: 

Murder in the Paperback Parlor Need 
Deadfall (Blackbird, #2)

AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE: 

Read Me away talks about ebooks

Have you heard all the hype about Mad Max: Fury Road? Reviews have been very good, although I thought it was kinda over the top. However, I can say it's a trip, and Charlize Theron is the true star of it. She's badass in this movie. 



Speaking of Fury Road- the movie has infiltrated Amazon reviews. Here's an example

The first big spoiler for Game of Thrones might be- is Young griff not who we think he is? Spoilers for A dance with Dragons, obviously. 

Are they seriously remaking Point break? How can it be Point Break without this guy? And no Lori Petty? 



Until next time...

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48 comments:

  1. I haven't watched Wayward Pines yet but I have all 3 (or 2?) episodes recorded. It does look good so I'm glad to hear it lives up to that. I love the new books you've got! Ellery Adams, Kate Parker and Tasha Alexander are all authors I really want to read. Have a great week!

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    1. I've liked Kate P's stuff since I read the first two, so I'm excited about the new one- due next month. And adams I just discovered, and just ordered another of her books... so I'll be reading some more cozis!

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  2. I read and reviewed all 3 Wayward Pines books and so far, I'm enjoying the show. There are changes of course but they've kept the mystery and suspense so far.

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    1. Hmm, I may have to check out your reviews, I'm way curious. I liked Juliette Lewis, surprised to see her in it, and surprised too that she... didn't last. I love the mysterious nature of it, even though I spoiled myself inadvertently.

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  3. I'm going to have to check out 3 Wayward Pines...I am anticipating more Netflix viewing now that I have a Blu Ray player with live streaming available.

    I am still watching Breaking Bad....

    Loved The Breakfast Club...I have the DVD.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. I have really taken to Netflix since adding it a few months ago- I don't have cable so it's a way for me to see things I otherwise wouldn;t.

      Breakfast Club is great- an old favorite. :)

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  4. Wayward Pines hasn't made it here to Australia next, though Netflix has arrived!

    Keen to hear what you've thought of A School for Unusual Girls when you've finished it.

    Deb

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    1. Unusual Girls is interesting, I should have it up on Tuesday. I need to get reading! :)

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  5. I love that you take your time reading books, I think I would like to slow a little as well. Enjoy the mermaids!

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    1. Some weeks go better than others- with work and everything you just never know. I've been fortunate lately though to plow through some- I'm actually getting ahead, sorta. :)

      Have a great week!

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  6. I haven't watched the latest season of Game of thrones, I'm not looking at any spoiler ;) That Avengers clip is so very funny ! I've just told my boyfriend that I've never watched any Mad Max (just the Tina Turner Thunderdome clip), he couldn't believe it so now he's hellbent on making me watch the first, lol. Anyway, have a great week, Greg !

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    1. Ha ha that's funny! Glad I could help! :) I liked the Avengers clip too- fun to see

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  7. Tomorrow land I really want to see it looks so good. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Wayward Pines I did want to watch but just haven't got around to it. With shows wrapping up for the summer hopefully I can catch up on some TV shows I have missed. A school for unusual girls I have on my ever growing TRL. Need and fearfully I need to check out. Have a great week :) New follower VIA bloglovin :)

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    1. Thanks Megan! I want to see Tomorrowland- maybe this weekend. I was hope to see it last week but didn't. Unusual is an interesting book

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  8. I hadn't heard of A School for Unusual Girls before, looks intriguing. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you, and appreciate your visiting! I hope your week is good. Happy reading!

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  9. Really nice books, Greg. I'll be adding a few to my TBR list. Will have to check out your Netflix recommendations.

    My recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/05/weekly-book-recap-105.html

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    1. Hope you have a great week Catherine!

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  10. It looks like you have some great reads ahead. I enjoyed your videos. Thanks for sharing them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week.

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  11. You've got some great looking books, Greg! And I'm interested what you thought of Tommorowland. I had forgotten about Wayward Pines so I've gone to my DVR to start recording it. Thanks for the reminder!

    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Hi Jan! I have not seen Tomorrowland yet, I hope to osee it this weekend. It looks good, but reviews have been mixed. :)

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  12. I have to let my daughter know about the Mako Mermaids she loves that show. I need to check out your review of Tomorrowland and my daughter and I want to see it.

    I have yet to watch Wayward Pine because I am so behind on Game of Thrones. I hope to get to them this week.

    Have a great week Greg! Enjoy all your reads! :)

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  13. The Ellery Adams and Kate Parker series look awesome..leave it to you to find some bookshop mysteries from two different eras, lol. Any chance of more indie bookstore features this summer--roadtrip maybe? :)
    I saw the original Mad Max back in the day. Oh, you reminded me of Breakfast Club-- I love that movie and that closing credit song! Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. That's funny... I had not thought of that, about the bookstores! :)

      You know, i really liked doing the bookstore spotlights last year, and I've thougt about doing more. I have a few possibilities in mind... hopefully I can get out and to them this summer. It's nice to hear that they were well received, thank you. :)

      Have a fabulous Rita!

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  15. Sorry, I messed up my previous post.

    I enjoy Wayward Pines. It's a good show. I look forward to it each week, but it will be over before we know it. Only 10 episodes.

    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. It's nice to have a show to look forward , for the longest I haven't really had a show and now I have a few. :) Have a great weekend Yvonne!

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  16. I have to tell my daughter about the Mako Mermaids and that Avengers clip was funny!! My husband wants to watch Mad Max so I'm glad to hear you liked it. We were fans of the original movies so I wasn't sure about this one. They can't do a remake of Point Break!! I hate how Hollywood is doing remakes! Have a great week and I look forward to your review of A School for Unusual Girls.

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  17. I read and liked The School for Unusual Girls and I look forward to your review of it. I need to give the Lady Emily mysteries a try sometime. I also will have to check out the other mystery series you mention.

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    1. I'm liking it so far, and look forward to reviewing it. Some books review easier than others and I think this one will be fun to summarize. The LAdy Emily books are good, some better than others- I like Behind The Shattered Glass, myself even though it's like the eighth one. But the first one is quite good too.

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  18. Looking forward to your thoughts on Tomorrowland, Greg. The trailers and essay in Entertainment Weekly intrigued me. :)

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it, I didn't get to it so this week. I've been intrigued by it too, and in spite of reviews.

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  19. The title of A School for Unusual Girls sure catches the eye... had to head over to goodreads and see what it's all about. Sounds like it could be fun!

    We were in the upper 80s yesterday and now 50s with rain. Crazy! I'm making some soup to help warm up. Have a good week :)

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    1. I'm enjoying the book a lot- it's fun.

      Mmm. Soup- sound good! :)

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  20. The Avengers video was something else. LOL I'm also huge on Netflix and often go on binges. I'll have to check out Wayward Pines. Haven't heard of it before.

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/31/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-111-and-the-sunday-post/

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  21. We've been talking about canning the cable and just going apple tv and kindle fire-thingee. As long as I can get Starz OUtlander I am all set.

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  22. I can't wait to read your thoughts on Tomorrowland.

    It's been very toasty around here. It's crazy when you have to turn on the AC in May!!

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  23. I hadn't seen that SNL clip yet, and it cracked me up! I've heard great things about Mad Max as well. Thanks for sharing these clips.

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  24. I'm looking forward to your Unusual Girls review, (still undecided about reading it) and also your thoughts on Tomorrowland. It's started here, maybe next weekend :)
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. I'm really liking Unuusal Girls, my thoguhts will be up on Tuesday. At this point I like it a lot. It's historical fiction lite, YA focus, but very readable- flows along nicely. I'm enjoying it- and it's funny at times too.

      I still need to see Tomorrowland, this week sometime since I want to review it by Friday. :)

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  25. We are loving Wayward Pines!! That last episode was crazy! Also, I can't believe that Matt Dillon looks virtually the same as he did 30 years ago.

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  26. My mom loves cozy-mysteries, and she is always trying to get me hooked on them. The ones in this post look really cute. I just picked up a used copy of one of the books in the Jane Austen mystery series, where Jane is a detective. I'm looking forward to reading it soon.
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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  27. I'm still debating if I'm going to go see Mad Max or not. I didn't really like the original movie, which feel like some sort of sacrilege at this point. :p I need to work on catching up on Game of Thrones, I'm still far behind...but only by a season now.

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  28. The weather has been a bit crazy. I hope it levels off soon. Loving Wayward Pines too! Have a great week.

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  29. Great post Greg! I'd love to see your thoughts on A School for Unusual Girls, that book keeps popping up everywhere! Thank you for visiting my blog :D
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

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    1. Thank you! Unusual Girls was good, I just reviewed it today and highly recommend it. It was a lot of fun!

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  30. A School for Unusual Girls really piqued my attention when it popped up on NetGalley, but sadly, I didn't get approved - and although I've requested it THREE TIMES, my library hasn't bought it yet. I look forward to your review! I also want to read the new Tasha Alexander, although I'm still catching up on the past ones. Have a great week with all those great new books!

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