Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sunday Post #94



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

This week flew by. Summetime is here and I hope to do some more Bookstore Spotlights this year. And I just realized that June is two year- how I lost track of that I don't know, but looking through my archives reminded me. It's been a fun two years, and I'm looking forward to another one. I love sharing books and connecting with fellow readers, and have made some great friends I've never actually met. The book blogging community is special, and the Sunday Post is great place to visit every week.

I picked up a new cozy this week, based on the strength of one I just read, and am loving it. This author is becoming a go- to for me, and my thoughts on this one will be up on Thursday.

A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery #1)

Last week I reviewed A School for Unusual Girls- that can be found here. I also reviewed Tarzan and the Forbidden City (a fun read!), and my thoughts on Tomorrowland the movie. Let me know in the comments what you think.

It's a beautiful morning on Saturday as I write this- not a cloud in the sky and a nice cool breeze. Everything is still and quiet- and I've got some books to read. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

BOOKISH NEWS: Loreen Niewenhuis has released her latest book- A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure- t o indie bookstores a month ahead of amazon. She is on a book tour of Michigan through the summer and will be in IL too. Check out her blog post here to see pics of her stops in Traverse City and Brillaint Books (and you can see my Bookstore Spotlight of Brilliant here). I need to get this book- love the Great Lakes islands.

Third book in Great Lakes Adventure Series

CURRENTLY READING: 

A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery #1)

NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS: 

Murder in the Paperback Parlor   Time Salvager  The Royal Assassin (A Victorian Bookshop Mystery #3) The Adventuress (Lady Emily, #10) Deadfall (Blackbird, #2)



The Rock is going to be in a remake of Big Trouble in Little China.





56 comments:

  1. All the books on your coming up shelf are on my TBR so I'm really looking forward to those reviews! I read that Ellery Adams and I remember really liking the book but not liking the characters. I'm not sure why I haven't read more. Have a great week!

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    1. I went a little crazy on the cozis this week, i think. :) It goes in waves- I was reading all YA for a while, now mysteries. Light summer reading maybe. I'm looking forward to reviewing those. Enjoy your reads!

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  2. Happy blogaversary! All your upcoming books look good. I may add them to my wishlist after reading your reviews, they look good.

    Enjoy the weather and have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Bea! I seem to be gravitating towards mysteries and even a cozy or two, hmm. Oh well go with the flow LOL.

      Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Deadfall looks good, but some of the 'old school' type mystery novels you've shared look kinda intriguing as well. Of course the covers could be deceptive...

    Just as summer's finally arrived there, winter is now here with us in Australia. I'm wearing long sleeves and may even need to succumb to a coat (in my part of the world!).

    Deb

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    1. Deasfall should be interesting, the previous one was written in 2nd person (as is this) and that controversy, not everyone liked that. I'm curious how the new one reads.

      I remember in Feb being wishing for the warm weather- now it's here and the AC is on! Hope you don't cool down much!

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  4. Saturday was just beautiful! We opened the pool and enjoyed a couple of graduation open houses. Happy Blogiversary! Yay for Station Eleven.

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    1. It was a gorgeous day Open houses- that time of year. I always love early summer.

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  5. Great haul! I love the look of those mysteries...enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you-

      Have a great weekend.

      it's all mysteries all the time over here lately. LOL

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  6. Deadfall looks really good, and yeah for finding a new author. Happy up coming Blogoversary..time flies. I am looking forward to your Bookstore reviews.

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  7. I only read cozy mysteries occasionally but I love the covers of them and especially when they have a bookish theme like a couple of the above ones seem to have.

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    1. I love the cover too, and the punny title- they crack me up. I seem tohave found a few although I'm not the target audience for all of them. :) But these in particular I like, and will try a few more.

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  8. I have only really got into copy mysteries this year so will be checking out some of the city mystery books you got. Time Salvanger and Deadfall has caught my eye as well. Have a great week :)

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the cover of both of those! As someone who reads fantasy and YA, I have say I've got carried along on the mystery bandwagon lately. :)

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  9. YAY, I'm not the only one completely forgetting my blogoversary, Greg :) Mine was on June 2nd, too, and it was three years ago that I started. Congrats on your two years, I hope there will be many more!
    A Killer Plot looks really good, I hope you're enjoying it.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I know, I totally forgot. Mine's always up in the air, I really started in March but June was when I started really posting. Congrats to you on yours!

      A Killer Plot was good. :)

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  10. I love the Cozies! I always want to read all of the Cozy Mysteries that I see but not enough time! The covers of those books always look so inviting. Have a great week.

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    1. I enjoy the cover too, even when I'm not actually reading them. Something comforting about them. I finally started one to give it a try, and liked it. It helps finding an autho I like... :)

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  11. Congratulations on two years of blogging and here's to many more! Happy to hear Bookstore Spotlights may be returning this summer... and I just love the cover and title of The Case of the Dotty Dowager :)

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  12. Happy blogversary! Hop you have more happy blogging years :) I want to check Time Salvager and Deadfall. Intriguing covers. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Daniela. I think both of those will be good, and I like the cover too- especially Time Salvager.

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  13. Love the look of The Dotty Dowager. Ellery Adams writes a good mystery and has a few different series to keep you going. She also writes under the name Lucy Arlington.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/06/weekly-book-recap-106.html

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    1. I am a fan of ellery Adams, now. Two in a row and I've loved them both. This new series actually really has my interest.

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  14. Greg, you really are on a cozy kick. :) I recommend Lynn Cahoon's The Tourist Trap Mysteries (Killer Run is book 5 that you seen on my blog. Guidebook to Murder is #1)

    Enjoy your books!
    Stormi

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    1. I am, aren't I? LOL. I seem to go in waves, now it's mysteries. I'll tire of them at some point, and maybe drift back to something else. Thanks for the tip, I've seen cahoon books around and they do look good.

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  15. Happy BlogBirthday! I honestly love all my blogging community friends that I never meet than most of the real friends I have :)

    Time Salvager and Deadfall both look very interesting, looking forward to seeing what you think.

    I HATE that they are remaking that movie and every movie. I'm starting to believe they don't think they hold up to the younger crowd. Well the young crowd obviously doesn't have good taste lol. I wish they would make more original stories for the young kids and leave the classics alone.

    Have an amazing week, Greg! Happy Reading!!!

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    1. I know, I'm so over the remakes. And they almost always suck too! It'd be one thing if they were good, but nooo... :) LOL about the young crowd. I watched Point break and they can remake it all they want, that movie is a trip. :)

      I think Time Slavager looks good too, love that cover.

      I know what you mean about friends, I have good friends but we're all dispersed, and I talk now about books with blogge friends way more than I do my real life friends...

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  16. A remake of BTILC, noooo that is just wrong!! You have a great selection of books there especially Time Salvager it looks brilliant.

    Have a great week!

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

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    1. I know, they need to stop! :) It's so quirky but a classic, how can they remake it? that's wrong... :)

      I think Time Slavager looks good too.

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  17. Oh! A Killer Plot looks good. I hope you are enjoying it. Nice haul this week. Time Salvager and Deadfall look really good. Two years a great feat in the blogging world, hope for many more. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Karen. A Killer Plot was quite good, I liked it on balance. Hope your week is a good one- enjoy!

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  18. I'm so glad you are going to be featuring indie bookstores again this summer-- I enjoyed that last year. I have been thinking of picking up an Ellery Adams book for some time, and I love that it's about a bookstore, even better! Hope you are enjoying them and have a good week with your good weather :)

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    1. I am hoping to get to some bookstores and get reviews up again- it ws a lot of fun! I kinda stumbled on these books and really like them- I would say give them a try if interested, and if like them you have some good reading ahead. I'll be reading more of her stuff. :)

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  19. I attended ConQuesT on Memorial Day weekend, Greg and George R.R. Martin was one of the guests of honor. He read that Sansa chapter during one of the sessions. Her arc is quite different in the book. It was nice to see that she has learned to "play the game."

    Have a great week.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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  20. I love a good cozy mystery!! I've actually read a different book/series by this author, Pies and Prejudice and really enjoyed it as well. I have a copy of A School For Unusual Girls myself and am really looking forward to reading it. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thanks Samantha, I hope you like Unusual Girls! I'm really liking her stuff, glad I discovered her! I don't read a ton of cozys but I'll keep reading her

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  21. I love Cozies! I want to read them all, the covers are always so inviting! Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great week.

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  22. I love Ellery Adams...though I haven't tried that series yet! Enjoy all of your new reads!

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  23. I have several of those cozies waiting for me to read and review them. They all look so good.

    I'm loving the summer type weather.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I have a new author I like, and am branching out into the coys I guess! They all look great! :)

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  24. Like you, I'm also not a fan of the Big Trouble in Little China remake. Boo! I wish Hollywood would just stop with all the film/tv remakes.

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  25. I'll have to check out some of those cozy mystery series you've featured. I tend to prefer historical cozy mysteries (like Rhys Bowen's Lady Georgiana books) over the contemporary ones.

    I am not a fan of the new storyline for Sansa on Game of Thrones. I haven't read all of the books but I was aware that in The Winds of Winter she is still at the Eyrie pretending to be Alayne instead of in the horrible predicament she's in on the show.

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    1. I do too, my preference for historical mysteries. I generally don't read contemporary mysteries, so it surprised me that I liked these cozys so much. I think this author just writes stuff I like. :) I'll kinda stick with her and maybe try some others, but historicals are more my thing in general terms.

      I'm not a fan of th show much at all, these days. Unfortunately. I do like Sansa's plotline in the book- even though I hate Littlefinger, she's relatively safe there and has the time to learn the game. I get that the times are rough, but after a while I'm sick of all the bad things happening. :) She needs a break! And that sample chapter was a hoot, I like the obscure characters like Myranda Royce and others. It's those little angles I enjoy! :)

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  26. Station Eleven is still on my TBR pile, really want to get to it soon! Poor Sansa, uggh Ramsey I'm hoping he comes to a very nasty end.
    Enjoy your new reads :)

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    1. I want to read it too, I've been hemming and hawing about it and finally decided yeah I want to. I like the idea of a traveling troupe.

      I probably won't get to it for a while, but I do want to tackle it.

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  27. Happy Blogoversary!! Two years is quite an accomplishment! And you have just reminded me that I NEED to read Station Eleven, I have heard such fabulous things! Hope you enjoy all the new books, and have a wonderful week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  28. Happy Blogiversary! I want to read Station Eleven too, I've been eyeing it on my libraries' digital site for months now. I love the idea of a bookstore spotlight post!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I did some spotlight posts last year, and it's been a while- I'm hoping to get back to them. :)

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  29. I adored Anna Carey's Eve trilogy, but haven't had the time to look into the Blackbird books, so I will he looking forward to your thoughts on Deadfall. They have been crazy lately with remakes of movies that shouldn't be touched, like Big Trouble, Poltergeist, and The Craft. Ugh. I am off to look at your review of A School for Unusual Girls. Have a fab week. :D (and thanks for the pep talk on my blog, I needed it)

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    1. And congratulations on two years of blogging!

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  30. Hi Greg,
    Thank you for visiting my blog :D A big congrats on the two year mark! I'm glad you still enjoy book blogging, I agree that it's special :) Not a lot of people could face it and find it fun - that's why I enjoy the community so much I guess! Lots of likeminded people who rave about books as much as me! he he.
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

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    1. Hi Amy! Thank you- I agree, it's been so fun and cool to find so many likeminded book lovers. And I find so many reads I would never otherwise have even seen- that's pretty awesome too. The community is great... and the Sunday Post is a fave, to see what everyone is doing and reading each week.

      Have a great week!

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  31. Happy 2 year blogiversary! Time does fly by fast when you are having fun! Congratulations and wish you many more years of blogging fun!

    Nooooo!! They cannot remake Big Trouble in Little China!! This is one of our favorites! It is a weird story and cheesy effects but I still don't want a remake! I saw James Hong (Lo Pan) last year at Wizard Con and he was hilarious! I'm getting really mad at all this remakes!!

    Have a great week!

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  32. hahahahahahahahah!! I love that video you posted about the Rock redoing Big Trouble In Little China! I haven't done a movie review on the blog for a while. I saw Tomorrowland too.. about to check out your review.

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    1. LOL I think the Rock is a cool guy, but I don't want them remaking Leave that movie!!! :)

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