Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sunday Post #107



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

This has been a quiet week, not much happening on the blog. I did a bit of reading, finishing up Eight Hundred Grapes and I'll be reviewing that on Tuesday. I will say it's a very good read. I also had another readalong post for A Dance with Dragons- you can find that here. And I'm back to Arrow on Netflix- the new shows are in October so I have catching up to do. 

I was happy to see that Sci Fi Month is returning in November, hosted by Rinn Reads. This was a blast last year and if you're interested, take a look. It will be fun. This week I'll have my COYER wrap up post as well.

Here are some more pics, to celebrate the end of summer.  










BOOKISH NEWS

This week another recipe from Brys Estate Winery and Vineyard- grilled romaine Michigan sweet corn.  

I posted this a couple weeks ago but got a good response, and it is kinda fun. The Press Start to Play choose your own adventure game.

* You have received a package containing Press Start to Play, a groundbreaking new book of stories about video games *YOUR MISSION: Survive the work day so you can go home and read it. Do you accept? Just press START to play.

CURRENTLY READING: 

Eight Hundred Grapes

NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:
 Need Insurgent - DVD + Digital   Red Rackham's Treasure (Tintin, #12)


AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Downright Dystopian reviews Press Start to Play

Paper Fury has a nice tutorial on how to edit using Picmonkey. 

Letters of Note has an interesting exchange between Edgar rice Burroughs and a fan. From 1931- worth a read! 

Whymermaids talks her Top 5 Literary Couples.




39 comments:

  1. More stunning pics there Greg.... Glad you're continuing to share them.

    The Incident on the Bridge looks good - very interesting. Keen to hear more about that one!

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    1. Thank you. I think that looks good too- it's a ways out but I look forward!

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  2. Lovely pictures as usual. They all look like postcards! Interesting books this week. I'm wanting to try Tasha Alexander and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Eight Hundred Grapes. We've had odd weather here as well lately. So hot it's almost hard to breathe. Have a great week!

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    1. I like Tasha Alexander, especially the first few books of hers I read, but some of the later ones too. Eight Hundred was good also, I won it in a giveaway and I'm glad I did or I might never have read it! :)

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  3. Those pictures are so tempting, I'd love go to there, especially in the first pic where the water is so clear... The tumblr game thinks I'm lame because I want to finish my spreadsheet before having fun, he he ! Enjoy Le trésor de Rackahm le Rouge :)

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    1. LOL I think I picked the other option- but I hit a few dead ends too! It was fun tho...

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! I hope you keep posting photos even after summer ends. Eight Hundred Grapes looks interesting, I'm curious about it. Enjoy, and enjoy the good weather while it lasts!

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    1. I was actually going to stop posting pics soon, since they're mostly summer pics, but who knows? Maybe I'll continue... I liked Eight Hundred Graps, not perfect but fun.

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  5. I'm interested in Incident on the Bridge and Eight Hundred Grapes.
    What great photos, Greg! Love them, and wish I was at Morsels, buying their specialties, espresso and edibles :)

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    1. I wish I was there too, it's a great little summer place. Eight Hundred Graps was a nice read.

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  6. We have been having weird weather. One last hot weekend of the summer! Definitely interested in The Incident on the Bridge. I've got to get to Eight Hundred Grapes!

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    1. Yes it's supposed to be pretty hot- I'm going to miss it when it cools off though. Eight Hundred was quite good, I hope you get it.

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  7. I've heard great things about Eight Hundred Grapes so I'll be interested to see what you thought - you sound ominous about it. I just have to remember to check to back (I can't remember half the things I'm supposed to do).

    Stunning pictures this week all over the place!! It's not possible to take a bad picture up north, huh? :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. I liked it- a lot. Not perfect but good, and it would make a good movie. You're right, it's hard to take bad pics up there. :)

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  8. Good to know you liked Eight Hundred Grapes, its on my hit list. Love the pics, my favorite is the building with the tower at the front.

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  9. Your pictures are fab Greg, I love the one on the deck by the water. Looks like a great place to sit with a book and a drink and just chill. I'm going to check out Paper Fury's editing post, I always struggle a bit to get PicMonkey to do what I want.

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  10. We're heading into spring here so of course this weekend has been freezing cold, wet and windy. Love your summer pictures. Have a great week :)

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  11. Quiet weeks can be good, right? 800 Grapes looks good, I may have to check that out at one point.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  12. Great pictures again. The weather looks great on there. Here there is mostly rain. Have a good week!

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  13. After a very tiring weekend, thank you for such peaceful pictures.

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  14. That water is so clear and cool looking- makes me want to be there.

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  15. Eight Hundred Grapes is on my wish list, so I'll be curious to see what you thought f it.

    The photos are beautiful...I've always thought Michigan looks a lot like central NY. Have a great week!

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  16. I still need to read Eight Hundred Grapes. Glad to know you liked it. So far I've seen mostly positive reviews.

    Love the summer pictures but I'm sad to think of summer coming to an end.

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  17. I really liked 800 Grapes, too. I am excited to get my hands on The Adventuress. The lovely days of your summer photos are coming to an end, maybe you'll have something hauntingly beautiful for us this winter?

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  18. When I gave up on Charmed and was looking for something else to watch Arrow was on my list. Well, it's still on my list. I just happened to pick Firefly first. :) I love your pics and I'm afraid to go to DeviantArt because I think it's one of those sites that has the potential to suck me in and not let go. lol

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  19. I always like all the photos you put up, Greg! And I haven't heard of Eight Hundred Grapes so I'll try to remember to come and read your review...lol. Have a great week.

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  20. Wow, you have taken some really beautiful photos. Also, never seen a Tumblr choose your own adventure game before, that's neat, thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Deviant Art has some amazing pictures, I am fascinated by the dystopian ones one there, they are incredible.

    As always you have some amazing photos, your neck of the woods looks great.

    Have a great week!

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  22. Such pretty pictrues! I am not sure if I want to participate in sci-fi month again this year, I did enjoy it this year, although I don't think I have enough sci-fi topics for posts this year excerpt for the reviews. So I am not sure yet.
    Those DeviantArt pictrues are very beautifull!

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  23. You got some nice books this week as well, hope you enjoy them!

    Stormi

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  24. I liked 800 Grapes too. It was a nice change from what I'm used to reading and it brought back memories of my dates with my husband in Napa. I love the art work. Have a great week Greg!

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  25. I love seeing the personal pics. Someone should start a weekly post feature for those of us who are not on Insatgram. I have to remember to write TinTin on my library-look- fors list. i loved reading the books and watching the tv show with my son. It woulds be a walk down memory lane. I have not seen any of the Divergent movies, yet. i am still on the fence about them because I did not like the casting of the two MCs. I thought the casting for the rest of the characters was brilliant. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  26. Those are beautiful photos. Our weather has been crazy too. Hope you have a great week!

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  27. Such spectacular pictures. I look forward to them each week. And some great books too. Incident on the Bridge looks very good. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and take some pictures:)

    My Sunday post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/06/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-128-and-the-sunday-post/

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  28. Your pictures are beautiful! We're going on vacation pretty soon, but it feels so long since our last one. I'm ready to go anywhere. Enjoy your week!

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  29. Love the photos ... keep them coming. Oh to be sitting at the table looking over the water in that last pic lol. Enjoy your reads, I really liked 800 Grapes and I'm curious about The Incident on the Bridge. Have a great week!

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  30. A lovely group of photos yet again Greg! And I adore Deviantart, I will waste so much time hopping from artist to artist. It's really awesome for story inspiration too. I hope you have a good week!

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  31. Uck the weather here is awful! Storms are on the way today though, so here is to hoping it cools things off. Love the photos!!

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  32. I really hope you enjoy insurgent! I was totally obsessed with the series when I first read it, I hope you like it as much as I did :D x

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