Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sunday Post #99



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

This was a good week, I got some reading done and spent some time working on new features for the blog. Temperatures have been mild and it's been a nice summer so far.

Also I was asked to participate in the Mind Meld interview feature at SF Signal. I was honored to be asked and it was a lot of fun. The feature should be up next week, and the discussion is how do you prioritize your TBR reads.

This week I reviewed Time Salvager - it was good to get to this one as I had been anxiously waiting for it. It didn't disappoint- my thoughts here. I also posted Bookcover Spotlight #4 - another look at a great science fiction cover. Next week I have a good one- switching gears to fantasy this time.

Time Salvager

Oh, and I won a $5 giftcard at the SciFi and fantasy Fridays giveaway at On Starships and Dragonwings. Check out her site, she does it every Friday and there's good review links there too.




CURRENTLY READING: 

Big Little Lies The Royal Assassin (A Victorian Bookshop Mystery #3)

LAST WEEK: 

Teaser Tuesday #41 
Time Salvager
Bookcover Spotlight #4

NEXT WEEK: 

TUESDAY: The Royal Assassin
WESNESDAY: Waiting On Wednesday #21
FRIDAY: Bookcover Spotlight #5

NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS

Big Little Lies

Murder in the Paperback Parlor Butter Off Dead (Food Lovers' Village mysteries #3)

AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Here's a great list of books for summer reading, as compiled by Brilliant Books.

Here's a killer thin crust pizza recipe from Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City MI.

Check out snap Happy Gal blog for some beautiful "Up North" photography.

Some cover reveals courtesy of The Hiding Spot:

The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas Rebel Bully Geek Pariah


Want to party at the end of the world? Check out Wasteland Weekend- yes this is a real event.



Comicbookgirl19 reviews the movie Ant Man (no spoilers).



This is awesome. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic- Con feature.


37 comments:

  1. Interesting books on your stacks this week! Hope you are enjoying Big Little Lies....here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  2. Up North looks beautiful! I can see why you're wanting to head up there soon. Sounds like you're having a very nice summer and you've got some interesting books going. Liane Moriarty has been on my wishlist for a very long time and the Great Lakes Island Adventure looks interesting. Now I must go try that pizza crust recipe! Have a great week!

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    1. I do love it up there! I hope you like the pizza recipe- I'm looking forward to trying it as well. :)

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  3. Loved your review of Time Salvager. The Mind Meld interview, that's exciting I'll check it out next week. My Blogging tip post next week is also about how do you prioritize your TBR reads! so I'll make sure to check it :) think crust pizza is my favorite so thanks for sharing. I'm off to watch the video now. :)

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    1. Thank you! I like thin too, and I think it will rock. I could eat pizza all the time tho! I'll be sure t ocheck out your post- and hope you have a great week!

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  4. One day I shall go to Comic-Con! It is on my bucket list!!!

    Have a great week!

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

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  5. I'm yet to read Little Big Lies but keen to and I like the look of No Such Person.

    And... as I'm from Australia, I have no idea where 'up north' is but it looks lovely and serene so I hope you get there soon! ;-)

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  6. I have a whole new appreciation for the Great Lakes and Michigan's and Minnesota's north after our trip this summer. Beautiful! I hope you're able to get up there soon. And I like the look of your new books, especially the cozies.

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  7. Thanks for the Star Wars Comic-con link. The TBR post sounds interesting. I will be looking for that because I am always up for prioritizing tips! We have had a little too much rain here in Upstate NY, but I am loving the mild temps we are having here, too. Have a fab week. :)

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  8. Nice to have a little win. They bring joy! North looks enticing hope you get to enjoy it there soon. I have Big Little Lies on my shelf to read since it came out. Ouch! But I will get to it.

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  9. I love that coffee table book! The Great Lakes are, I realize now, not the same as the Boundary Waters where my friend had her life and death canoe trip. She cataloged it on her blog - http://juliarachelbarrett.net/2010/08/life-and-death-in-the-boundary-waters/ - seriously funny lake story.

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  10. The weather has been mild here in Iowa since our return from vacation. Although the heat and humidity is suppose to bump up today. I took advantage of the cooler weather this morning and ventured out to the Barn for a quick ride. Have a great week, Greg.

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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  11. Lots of wonderful books in many genres! Big Little Lies is one I'd like to read this summer. The view up north is stunning, second only to a beach in the Caribbean.

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  12. Summer is definitely passing too fast... the season is so darn short! I really enjoyed Big Little Lies (look forward to your thoughts) and keep meaning to read another of her books. Maybe The Husband's Secret next. Have a good week!

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  13. Oh, some great looking books you received this week. I'm looking forward to reading your interview. Glad your summer is going well and the weather has been good.

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    1. I'm having a good reading summer, reading more than I have in a while. And branching out too, more psychological type reads. And mysteries... :)

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  14. You got some great books this week! I can't wait to see Ant-Man! :)

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  15. We're having some nice weather here as well, not too warm, but mostly sunny. It's a bit cloudy and windy today though. That cover for Big Little Lies looks fun and pretty with all those colours. I saw that Star Wars comic con feature on facebook this week, it looks great! I am really excited for this movie. I love Star Wars! I am currently watching the Clone Wars animated series and love it! Have a great week!

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  16. Hi Greg,
    Sounds like a fun week! :D I prioritise my tbr list... never, lol. The actual book off it though I just skim through until one peeks my interest. I think it's the only disorganised part of my bookish life. I do keep it pruned though!
    Have a great week Greg and thanks for visiting my blog :D
    Amy x

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    1. I do largely the same- I'm totally a mood reader, although I do have mu next few planned out. So it was an interesting question to answer. :)

      Hope your week is good as well. Happy reading!

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  17. I am not complaining about the weather but it has been very mild here also however, I can't wait for Everything pumpkin season so I don't mind the summer going a little fast :)

    Have a great week Greg! Enjoy all your new books!!!

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  18. Hope you get up north soon, that's a lovely sneak peek. Love the cover of No Such Person ... very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing the pizza crust link, my favourite is thin and crispy so this will be worth a try. Have a wonderful week :)

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  19. Your photo is beautiful! I see you're reading another Choose-Your-Own-Adventure. Or is that the same one from last week? I completely forgot about Ant Man. We are looking forward to it though! Enjoy your week!

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    1. That's the same one. I need to read it- I think it will be fun! I'd like to do a discussion post or maybe even an interactive story based on those, we'll see if I can come up with anything. :)

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  20. Paperback Parlor looks so cute! I need to find a nice book related mystery series, I used to read The Cat Who series which was more literary since the main character was a writer but I want one set in a bookshop. I want my weather to feel how that picture looks. It's just so hot and humid here...you're either burning to death under the sun or drowning in the wet air. Not pleasant at all.

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  21. I find it fascinating that you are able to find books about your part of the world. I'm glad. It seems meaningful when I read about places I know.

    Have a great week!

    readerbuzz.blogspot.com

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  22. I really enjoyed Big Little Lies, hope you do too! And yay for your win, that is always a nice bonus.

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    1. I've heard a lot of good thing. Hope you have great week, Trish!

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  23. Big Little Lies has been everywhere lately! Can't wait to hear what you think about it.
    Have a great week!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. I'm hope to review it next week. I've heard a lot of good things!

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  24. We love up north! We are not going this year due to the little man, but next year we have a trip already planned ~ my brother is expecting his first child next month, and two of my friends are having babies as well within three weeks of that! We are planning a trip with all our families and babies.

    Land of 10,000 Madonnas sounds interesting!

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  25. Big Little Lies has long been on my list --sounds so good,

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    1. I just added it recently,, after seeing so much good buz. I'm looking to it now, maybe my next one!

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  26. I LOVE the videos you share!!! I totally caught Simon Pegg in the Star Wars video!!! I didn't believe it until I Google'd him :)

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  27. We are not able to get "Up North" this summer due to my daughter buying a house and all that goes with it, taking a month long working vacation to Alaska to help my mom empty her condo and move it all to Florida. This coming weekend is supposed to reach 90!

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  28. Oh, lots of nice new books!! And a win is always nice too :) I am pretty curious about No Such Person, as I LOVED Caroline's books when I was younger! Hope you enjoy all of them, and have a wonderful week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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