Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sunday Post



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

I had a good week, for the most part. It got a bit cool early in the week, but then it rebounded midweek. Still not super hot though- which is OK. I've been splitting my time between reading and Netflix, depending on my mood. :)

I'm finishing up The 100- that show is a trip. They are taking Clark in an interesting direction- did she just agree with Lexa to let everyone get blown up? Seriously?

This week I read Matched by Ally Condie. I'm getting into fall mode, and have a few books that I'm looking forward to- which is good as my "must read" pile has dried up, a bit. I also had my third A Dance with Dragons re- read chapter- this week it was Jon. And I was nominated for a blogger award- you can check it out here to see my answers, and who I nominated.



Matched (Matched, #1)

This week I also received this book and a cool mug, from a giveaway at Readerbuzz. Thank you Deb!


Eight Hundred Grapes

Here are the pictures of the week! 










BOOKISH NEWS

Not a lot of bookish news, again, but...

This week I'm revisiting Brys Estate Winery and Vineyard for more great recipes. This time we have two great burger recipes- Feta Stuffed Lamb Burger with olive tapenade, and California turkey burgers with lemon aioli. Can't wait to try these...



NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Need

AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE:

The Paperback Princesses reviewed Vengeance Road.

This is hilarious (and a little scary). ComicBookGirl19 talks... Weird Love!




Whymermaids discusses Unpopular Opinions - the book tag



As part of Top Ten Tuesday this past week, Awkwardly Emma actually created a syllabus for her Saving the World 101 class. Kinda neat- you can check it out here.

Some cool Star Wars image over at DeviantArt.





You can find her work here.

Also this. The Kuat Drive - where they build Star Destroyers.

39 comments:

  1. I've been dying to go to bookstores and I hold your gorgeous bookstore photos to blame! We are very excited about the new Star Wars movie here! I don't know if my husband or my 5 year old is more excited but it's kind of all Star Wars all the time here.

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    1. Glad I could help! :) Love used bookstores... I'm pretty excited about the new Star Wars movie too, although I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much.

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  2. We lucked out and did not get that heat wave that was predicted. I thought it was too cool and hope for a bit of a warm up. I liked the Ally Condie series. Have a great week.

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    1. Me too, and today was yucky. Didn't do much due to the weather.

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  3. Those Star Wars pictures are incredible, it is a frequent conversation in my house "How the hell do they build those things?"!! Great pictures, it looks like a beautiful part of the world you live in!

    Have a great week!

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  4. Some AMAZING Star Wars pics there (esp the second & third ones!).

    Winter's actually ending here in Oz and we've had a lot of warn days in my part of the country... I wish it'd hung around longer!

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    1. I think so too- and enjoy your weather! It's going to get nice there and not so nice here. :)

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  5. Looks like you had the same quiet week I did! I love me some DeviantArt, too! I can actually find Photoshop/Illustrator brushes on there to upload into my software free to use. I just can't let my son get near it (clear the cache!!)

    Have a great week - it's getting hot up in here this week!!!

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    1. I love that kind of art- and while I knew about deviantArt, I had not explored it much. I had fun finding these pics!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures as always! Love the wine glasses, lol. I had a quiet week with coolish weather. Sadly, the 90s are coming back next week.:(

    Have a good week.:)

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  7. Congrats on winning Eight Hundred Grapes and the mug...I'm envious! I loved the book...would also love a mug like that. (I collect mugs).

    Enjoy...and I also love those photos...the bookstores, especially. The burgers sound tempting, too...I love feta on almost anything.

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

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    1. I want those burgers! Fun recipes... and quick too!

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  8. Some gorgeous photos. Congrats on the win... I have heard such great things about it. Matched has a very cute cover.

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    1. Thank you... and have a nice weekend!

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  9. Love the wine glasses and bookstore. Our weather has been fall like, and I am seeing a change in the books I request/accept and buy..I am in full Fall mode. Have a lovely week Greg.

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  10. I love fan art, it's so, so amazing. Love those Star Wars pics.Have a great week!

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  11. I sort of binge watched The 100 a while back, an it really started peeving me off. I heard they keep pushing the 3rd season back. Great pictures, and I love the Star Wars art. Have a great week.

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  12. Those glasses are fun! And I'm loving the bookstore photos, it makes me want to go book shopping! Enjoy trying your burger recipe, they both sound yum! Have a great week Greg.

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  13. As always, I love your photos! The shelves in the bookstores are so well done, and I love the glasses for truth serum and liquid courage.
    I just signed up for netflix last week, and I'm going to watch Sons of Anarchy, but maybe I should try The 100, too?
    Have a fantastic week ahead, Greg, and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  14. Looks like you had a great week. I read Matched last year and really enjoyed it!

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  15. Sounds like a good week, Greg. I love the DevianArt and the photos you put up this week. Have a good week as we go into Fall!

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  16. The lamb burger sounds good, but mostly it is the tapenade that appeals to me.

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  17. I wanted Need but I didn't get approved for it..sniffles..oh well..I got way to many to review anyway...lol. :) Hope you enjoy it!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  18. It was a bit cool here too, but this weekend it warmed up quite a bit. Though tonight we are suppose to get some thunder. Great pics as always. :)

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  19. Great hotot. I went to my favorite book store yesterday and could not find a place to park! I had to pass on it and it's haunting me. LOL Your weather sounds so similar to mine this week. Wonder if we're neighbors!

    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/30/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-127-and-the-sunday-post/

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  20. Beautiful pictures...especially the bookstore. You know, since I have my Kindle I rarely go to the bookstore anymore. That's kind of sad.

    It was cooler here too but I hear the humidity is on the way.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  21. Nice bookstore pictures! I also liked the Star Wars ones. It seems like every week now there are more tidbits about the movie. I liked the new teaser but hope they give us a new trailer soon now that September is almost here.

    I have been reading and watching Netflix too. Haven't seen the 100 yet though. The weather is supposed to get hot here later this week I've heard. We'll see.

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  22. I love your pics! And thanks for the ComicBookGirl19 video! I'm subscribed now and I totally want that comic! I wonder if I can suggest the purchase to my library. They've bought the last 11 graphic novels I suggested. Hmmm...

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  23. Love that Star Wars art! My younger brother is a huge fan, and is getting really excited for the newest movie, I will have to show him those art pieces. The water looks so nice in your pictures! It makes me sad summer is at an end; I spent quite a few days at the beach this summer, and I'm already looking forward to going back next year.
    Have a great week!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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  24. I am so looking forward to your review of Need! I have heard just enough about the book to be very interested in it. I love the Star Wars art and all the pictures of the books stores. I am really into Star Wars.

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  25. I love your pictures for this week. I don't drink a lot of alcohol but I still want those wine glasses. That is great Star Wars art work. We plan to do a Star Wars marathon before the new movie since my kids didn't watch them. Have a great week Greg!

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  26. Love the book store pics, I loved visiting old book stores on our travels. Our beautiful weather is just starting, I think we are going to be in for a hot summer. Hope you enjoy Eight Hundred Summers, I liked it, especially the wine making scenes. Keen to see what you think of Need ... Happy reading :)

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  27. Wow your week seems great! I need to watch The 100. I've been DVR'ing that show since it started and yep, still there, untouched. I really like your pictures!

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  28. I am curious as to what you thought about Matched. I always LOVE everything and anything Star Wars, so keep the images coming. I won an R2-D2 lunch bag and thermos shaped like the droid, with sound effects, from Amazon this week! I was gob smacked. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  29. Wow that art is amazing!!!! I love Star Wars!! We actually decided that for Wyatt's first Halloween he will be dressing as either Han Solo or Luke - his cousin is going as Princess Leia. It is going to be so cute! Lol.

    I am not quite ready for fall reading - I was just thinking about the RIP Challenge, trying to think of what I want to read this year. Maybe if it wasn't so hot and humid around here these past few days!

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  30. Love the pictures of bookstores! I'm also a Ren Fest fan...going this weekend!

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  31. I love that artwork! I'm getting super excited for the movie! To think I was less than thrilled about it at the beginning of the year, and now I'm ready to camp out day early if I need to. :P
    I hope this week has been treating you well!

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