Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sunday Post #111




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

It definitely feels like fall now. We cooled off this week, with temps in the 70's in the afternoon but 40's at night. And of course it feels colder than it is, simply because after 80's last week even 70 feels chilly. We're in October now- the month of turning leaves, bonfires and apple cider. And things that go bump in the night. Frightfall starts Monday and runs all week- a scary readathon. And SciFi Month is coming in November- a month long celebration.

This past week I reviewed Tokyo Killand Continuum- I'm really liking that show. It's a Canadian production and if you aren't watching it, you should check it out. Good stuff. I also had my weekly A Dance with Dragons post and a Bookcover Spotlight. My Netflix binging continued, I finished up Bloodline - I'll need to find a new show to watch once I finish up Continuum.

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Next week will be busy- I'll have my Frightfall start up post on Monday, and I'll be reviewing Bloodline as well. This week on A Dance with Dragons we'll check in with Davos, and another Bookcover Spotlight.

BOOKISH NEWS: 

Kevin Costner is developing a project called The explorers Guild. This caught my eye this week, not sure what to make of it- but the first book is coming out soon, so we'll get a look.

The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala

The Explorer's Guild.

I like the look of this one.

Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)

Vicarious

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SciFi Month runs all through November- you can check out the details here. #RRSciFiMonth and @SciFiMonth.


NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING: 
Need Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders #2) The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3)Death Sits Down to Dinner (Lady Montfort Mystery #2)

BLOGOSPHERE:

Afternoon Bookery has a nice review of The Girl With No Past.

This weeks Star Wars ambience- Tatooine sands.



Whymermaids does the Taylor Swift book tag.



Rolling Stone highlights the Warriors reunion. This is funny. Has anyone else seen this movie? A bit of a cult classic.





The Tower of Joy sequence from A Game of Thrones is apparently being shot. Here's a peek. Not familiar with the Tower of Joy? It's where Ned Stark went to find his sister Lyanna during the war- and may be SPOILER
 This flashback was in the first book but they are just getting around to it on the show now. Must be important... :)



Here is the trailer for Bloodline on Netflix.



And Jessica Jones is the new show coming to Netflix in November. Another Marvel show- here's a peek.




Just. this.




66 comments:

  1. Death Sits Down to Dinner looks good and I've got Guaranteed to Bleed coming up on my list. We seem to have skipped fall and gone straight to winter. It's grey and drizzly and the temps are only in the 50s. I'm not liking it! I enjoyed your Tokyo Kill review and am looking forward to picking that one up. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm looking forward to both of those! We've had rain and some bleak weather ehre too the last few days, although we did have some sun last week. It's supposed to get nice midweek again, but not over 70. I love fall even though I'm not crazy about the cooldown- I could be happy with 70's all year. :)

      Have a great week Katherine!

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  2. Have you watched s4 of Continuum? I meant to keep an eye out to see when it was on in the US cos I suspect it'll be out on DVD not long after. I think I've mentioned I own s1 & s2 but am yet to buy s3 (though I've watched it).

    Keen to hear more about Bloodline!

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    1. I am finishing up S2 right now, and chomping at the bit to get right into S3. Love this show! S4 has started here but I have not watched it yet- I'm going to catch up first. I think I'm going to miss it tho- I've gotten hooked. :)

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  3. I am very curious about the The Explorers Guild. Death Sits Down to Dinner sounds perfect for Fall. We've had Fall like weather as well The A/C is finally off. No heat yet..lol Have a wonderful week Greg :)

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    1. I am too! I was a little surprised to see Kevin Costner- I was like THAT KC? LOL. It looks promising...

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  4. I don't know what The Explorer's Guild is about, but the cover is fabulous!! I also am super excited for Paula's new book! The Incident on the Bridge also sounds really good. I have no idea what Guaranteed to Bleed is about but the cover! I want it just out of pure cover love :)

    And seriously, how is it already October, and fall? I do not approve of the speed at which time is moving forward. NOPE. Hope you have a fabulous week, even if it does happen to be fall ;)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I like it too, and am very curious. Guaranteed to Bleed is a sequel to The Deep End- they're both murder mysteries set in the 70's. Funky huh? The Deep End was good, so I have high hopes for this one. :)

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  5. It sounds like Autumn has really made itself at home. Bonfires and apple cider sounds great. Enjoy the scary reading!

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    1. It is feeling very autmn-y here all of a sudden! I still need to get some cider though... :)

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  6. We have been having such strange weather where in Northern Ireland where I live. Intense fog then it's so warm. It's a nightmare LOL The Explorers Guild looks really interesting. Bloodlines is a show I have been meaning to start there is just so many shows to.catch up on. Have a great week.

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

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    1. Ha ha yeah you never know what kind of weather you'll get, this time of year. Bloodline was pretty good, I'll have a review up this week.

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  7. Ha! The month where things go bump in the night indeed :) We don't really have the same tradition of Halloween here in Switzerland, but especially the commercial part of it is starting to arrive.
    I'm intrigued by the Kevin Costner project, I'm going to see if I find out more about it.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading, Greg.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It's huge business here, heck buying the candy alone costs a small fortune! :)

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  8. That's my first time hearing anything about The Explorers Guild but I'm going to explore a little more about it now! It sounds good but I always wonder just how much celebrities write themselves when they publish a book.

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    1. I had not heard of it either, and to be honest the premise appealed to me, but I agree- celebrity involvement doesn't necessarily attract me normally. I am curious though...

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  9. I am looking forward to The Chess Queen Enigma!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/sunday-post-4th-october-2015.html

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    1. Me too! Thank you for visiting!

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  10. I am struggling not to turn my heat on, which is ridiculous because my goal is always October 1st. Ha ha. I love pinching those pennies. I loved the Warriors movie. I was thinking of giving it rewatch after seeing all of the anniversary articles. I am looking forward to Sci-Fi Month. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. The heat's on here officially... it got too chilly the other night. And the Warriors- too funny! I remember it too- hasn't aged very well, but I got a kick out of that reunion stuff. :)

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  11. I did start watching Continuum then I got sidetracked, I must go back to it.

    I loved The Warriors though I haven't seen it in years, it was so cool from what I remember!

    Here in Scotland it has been a mixed bag, freezing in the morning and hot in the afternoon. Not quite at defrosting the car stage but not far off!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Oh my gosh Continuum- I liked it at the outset but had no idea how twsity it would get. Just finished S2 and started S3- I'm totally hooked now. It definitely gets better...I don't know who the good guys are at this point.

      I watched the Warriors as a kid and thought it was so cool... LOL. I laughed when I saw that- looks like a lot of people got into it!

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  12. It's really turning Fall here as well. The leaves are turning a nice yellow, but we've been having a few days with a great sun in the afternoon, and it still feels pretty warm then.

    How do you feel about Continuum?

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    1. I am loving that show! I liked S1 but S2 kinda blew my mind, especially at the end. I just started S3 last night... this has become a favorite show and I'm sorry to hear that S4 will be the last, but I'm sure it will go out on a good note. Definitely like it...

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  13. Boy, Netflix has been busy putting out quality shows. I'm not sure when I'm going to have time to watch them all!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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    1. I know, I'm pretty new to Netflix but lately I've found several I really like. Watched Dark Matter recently and I see they jsut added it. Good stuff.

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  14. I'm kind of sad that the weather is cooling down but I know it's part of life in the Midwest.

    I am curious about the Kevin Costner book and the Paula Stokes book too. I look forward to your thoughts on them.

    I can't wait for the next season of Game of Thrones. I hope a lot of our questions will be answered (especially regarding Jon Snow). That is interesting about the Tower of Joy. I hope that is really what they are filming.

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    1. I think it is. It was hard to see because the video was shaky, but with the fighting it looks like it could be the scene as described in the book.

      I'm curious about the KC book also, it looks fun.

      I'm very excited to see the Tower of Joy make it on the show if that truly is what they are filming...

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  15. I never heard of the Warriors movie. I am so sheltered or perhaps I am culturally illiterate. I don't do horror movies though. I didn;t realize, certainly, that it had become a cult film.

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    1. It's not like you're missing great cinema, trust me. :) I saw it as a kid and thought it was great- gangs on the run in NYC, it was a late 70's thing. I can't imagine watching it now... but I did think the reunion thing was interesting.

      Have a great week Steph.

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  16. You've got some great looking books, Greg. I'm going to get my Guaranteed to Bleed review up this week (I hope!) I saw that Dark Matter has come to Netflix so I hope more people will watch it.

    I have to check out some of the videos, too. Have a great week!

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    1. I'll look for that review, that's one I'm really looking forward to reading very soon.

      I saw Dark Matter arrive there too and was glad. Really liked that show, and agree- I hope it takes off. After that cliffhanger ending I'm pretty anxious for S2!

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  17. I loved Bloodline! I hope they release another season or two....I don't feel finished with this family.

    Our weather here is surprising, since I woke up to the loud boom of thunder. It has repeated itself periodically, whenever I feel calm again...LOL. The rain is a blessing, however.

    Enjoy your books and movies, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I liked it too- it was a bit slow moving but I guess I really liked it because when it was over I was missing it and wanting more! LOL. Definitely looking forward to S2.

      I like storms, as long as they don't last... and the power doesn't go out LOL.

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  18. I plan to read both Colleen Gleasons books during the 24 hour read-a-thon, they have been screaming for me to read them and I can't wait to get back into that world. I loved the first book.

    I am still binge watching Bones but I think my next watch will be Gotham since I have been wanting to watch that for a while now.

    Kevin Costner book looks very interesting! I will have to look that one up!

    Enjoy all your new reads! Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I've got Chess Queen for Frightfall next week.

      I am thinking of trying Gotha next too, heard good things!

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  19. Have fun this Fall season! #envious!
    I binged on all of season one Bloodline and whew, I really enjoyed it! I used to live in FL and have been to the Keys several times. It's a gorgeous area and also lots of fun to explore.
    I like how you share those clips-- fun to watch.
    Enjoy your Sci-Fi month!

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    1. I liked Bloodline, it really drew me in. And the Keys setting was fabulous, loved the cinematography.

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  20. It's feeling more and more like fall here too. I'm freezing already.

    I'm participating in the Guaranteed to Bleed blog tour and it looks like a good read.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Can't wait to read it. I'm impressed with Julie Mulhern... and hope the Country Club books continue.

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  21. It's really feeling like fall here too, although we did have a lot of sunny days, so it's cool, but not cold. The explorers Guild looks interetsing, I hope it's a good one. I don't watch as many tv series, so I cna't give you any recommendations, beside the animated star wars series ofcourse. I like the cover style for Gauranteed to Bleed, is it a good cozy mystery series? I am having a bit of trouble finding my place with the cozy mysteries. I have read two of them now, but were good, but not great. I hope you'll have a great week!

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  22. The Explorer's Guild sounds interesting. What do you think of this new trend of Netflix producing shows? I'm all for it since they brought Longmire back. :D

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    1. I think Netflix is killing it on shows lately- that's all I've been watching. what are your faves?

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    2. I haven't watched any of the new stuff, but I've been dying to. We did binge on Longmire. So glad Netflix picked that up. Great show! I need to step up my Netflix game. Right now, I have no game. LOL

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  23. I'm intrigued by a The Explorers Society also, and Guaranteed to Bleed and Death Sits Down to Dinner are right up my alley. I eagerly anticipate the second season of Bloodline.

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  24. Great books your reading! Hope you enjoy them. So did you like Bloodline cause I thought about watching it but it looked super slow so I wasn't sure if the ending was worth it or not...lol. :)

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  25. The Country Club Murders series has been on my wish list for a while... this is the perfect time of year for mysteries! We finally broke down and turned the heat on yesterday. Fall is definitely here! Have a good week :)

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    1. Same here- had t odo it. It got too darn cold in the house. The Country Club mysteries are good, or at least the first one was- and I have high hopes for the enxt one. Hope to read it in the enxt week or so...

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  26. I haven't watched the movie Warriors but my husband has. He's always saying "Warriors come out to play" in a creepy voice lol. I'll have to try to watch it with him one of these days. Those shows on Netflix look really good and I have to check them out. Have a great week Greg!

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    1. LOL this cracked me up. My friends and I used to do that too. For some reason that's an iconic moment in the movie- and pretty well known too, I've seen online articles even mention it! Too funny...

      There are a lot of good lines in that movie! :)

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  27. Hi Greg!
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog :) It was great to hear from you.
    I really can't wait for Halloween, I love it when the leaves turn those beautiful colours! It just makes me a bit nostalgic, I don't know why :) I'd never be able to do a scary read-a-thon though, I don't do scary :P
    The cover for The Explorers Guild looks really pretty! (again, girly going *ooo pretty!* he he), it's a really beautiful cover :)
    Have a great week,
    Amy x

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  28. Bloodline is up next for us on Netflix. We are currently watching Narcos, House of Cards and just finished Gracie and Frankie. These great shows sure cut into my reading time! Enjoy the cool weather.

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    1. Me too, I read a lot less this week- thanks to Netflix! I hope you like Bloodline- I thought it moved a little slow at time, but it's immersive and after it was over I missed it. So it has that... :)

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  29. Arrgh you are such a tv series enabler Greg lol, bad news for my reading time. Looks like I'll be checking out Continuum. Bloodline looks good but my son wants me to binge-watch Homeland before I start another series. And The Blacklist started again this week ... yay!! Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I know, isn't it awful? There are just too many good shows right now... I think you'd like Continuum, the characters are awesome. I just finished S2 and it was amazing.

      I'll have to check out Blacklist...

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  30. Vicarious looks interesting as does Death Sits Down to Dinner. I vaguely recall the Warriors movie when it was released but I never saw it. The weather has turned autumnish here too, with daytime temps in the 50s. I washed some of my blankets this weekend, their time has come!

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    1. I like the cover of Vicarious a lot. If I ever get on Netgalley maybe I'll request it, since it's not due til next year I think.

      50's huh? That takes some getting used to after summery temps. I love fall but the cooler temps I have a love/hate with- I like the crispness but I don't want it to get TOO cold. :)

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  31. Vicarious looks very good! I've got an egalley of Need, and I "need" to hurry up and read it. :-) Looks like you've been pretty busy! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my STS earlier!

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    1. LOL yes you "need" to get to it! That made me laugh. :)

      You have a great week too- happy reading!

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  32. I'm looking forward to Jessica Jones, as it is very rare for Marvel to put a female in the lead position! Perhaps if the TV shows like this one and Agent Carter do well, they will make a movie with a female superhero as the lead. The Stoker and Holmes series looks like a really fun read! Hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. I think so too, I liked Agent Carter a lot and I think it's ridiculous they haven't made a Black Widow movie! I know we're getting Capt. Marvel in a few years, but that's just way too long. Marvel is asleep at the switch on this one...

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  33. Our weather is cooling too. 69 at night. My DH was thinking of starting our fireplace soon.
    Now you have my interest up on The Explorer's Guild.
    The Warriors is one of my DH's favorite movies from the past and he has been known to say the creepy " Warriors--- Come out and pla-ay!"
    I have been reading a lot of Sci Fi and enjoying it. I think I have developed a need for sci fi action. :-)
    Happy Reading!

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  34. I think Death sits down to Dinner looks good, too! And I can't believe my hubs turned the heat on last week... he's such a wuss ;)

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  35. I'm curious about Colleen's new book and the cover is amazing. :)

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  36. I love this time of year!! It is my favorite.

    Omg Warriors! My husband just told me about that movie about a month ago. And showed me that exact scene. Lol. I have never seen it, nor had I heard about it before then. I will have to let him know there is a reunion. That guy is super creepy!

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  37. I love this time of year!! It is my favorite.

    Omg Warriors! My husband just told me about that movie about a month ago. And showed me that exact scene. Lol. I have never seen it, nor had I heard about it before then. I will have to let him know there is a reunion. That guy is super creepy!

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