Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sunday Post #115



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

This week has been blustery and cold- just in time for trick or treat day. The wind has been blowing, the leaves are flying around, the branches are bare- mostly anyway. It definitely feels like late fall. I like the stark nature of it, it has its own beauty, even as I miss the warm temps. I've also been enjoying all the October-y stuff going on around the blogosphere- this month is so fun.

SciFi Month starts on Sunday, you can check out a spreadsheet here that shows all the posts coming up for the month. There's fifty participants as of I'm writing this, and the upcoming posts look great. If last year was any indication, this should be an awesome month.

Last week I read Illuminae which seems to be getting rave reviews. I have to agree it's pretty good- I'll be reviewing it later in November. I also wrote a short tale about two cats and some rather unusual visitors- you can find that here.


LAST WEEK:

Bookcover Spotlight- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Comic of the Week #11
A Dance with Dragons- Bran
Strange Visitors- a cat tale
Top Ten Tuesday- Bookish Wish

NEXT WEEK: 

MON- SciFi Month start post 
MON- Cover Characteristics #3 (this week- dragons!) 
TUE - Top Ten Star Wars Moments (for SciFi week)
WED- A Dance with Dragons- Davos II
THUR- Beyond the Books Bad Habits
THUR - The Illustrated Star Wars Universe reviewed (SciFi)
FRI- Bookcover Spotlight #21
FRI- Comic of the Week #12

BOOKISH NEWS:

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

Blurb of the Week: Everyone Knows What Happened. But Who Knows The Truth?

The Incident on the Bridge


NEW ARRIVALS/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

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BLOGOSPHERE: 






This is very cool.




63 comments:

  1. The Incident on the Bridge is on my TBR. It looks intriguing. We're a little behind you here weather-wise. Our leaves have just started to turn and while it's pretty I'm not sure I'm ready for the falling temps! I'll be curious to see what you read for SciFi Month. I'm not a big scifi reader but I've actually enjoyed all the ones I've read and am looking for recommendations. Have a great week!

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    1. It's funny, I'm all geeked for Sci Fi but I haven't been reading a ton of sci fi lately- I seem to enjoy the dystopian and YA sci fi more than, say, traditional sci fi or the older stuff. It just doesn't appeal to me as much. I did read Illuminae, which is getting raves, it's YA and quite intense.

      I was looking at my favorite post for later in the year and I was surprised to see only one sci fi on there. I'm reading more mysteries and even contemporaries, which I never used to. I will say I think the ebst sci fi right now is in the YA section, surprisingly.

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  2. Sounds like Halloween weather. :) It's a little warmer here and there are still leaves on the ground but the trees are starting to look bare.

    I'm looking forward to your Sci Fi month posts; it should be a good month.

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. It rained all day today, a pretty soggy Halloween! Didn't get a ton of kids... it's been blustery all week, definitely feels like end of Oct.

      I think SciFi Month will be nice, but as I was replying to Katherine above, I'm not actually reading a ton of sci fi right now. Most of my Month posts are other than reviews. Kinda surprised me... maybe I try urban fantasy. The usual stuff isn''t working for me...

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  3. I am so glad you enjoyed Illuminae, it has had a lot of hype but I think it did deserve it! I am looking forward to seeing your sci fi month posts!

    Have a good week and Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Hey Heather, happy Halloween to you too (even though you probably don't celebrate it- or do you?) Illuminae was a trip, I liked how intense it was and the whole megacorporation thing was kinda cool. Definitely different!

      Hope you have great week!

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  4. I really like the cover of The Incident on the Bridge - very tempting.

    I'm glad you liked Illuminae. It's not the sort of book I read, but I included it on a 'best reads' post I wrote for another blogger as so many people were raving about it!

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  5. I wish I liked Sci-Fi...it sounds so tempting, but I haven't gone there yet.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog. The first video, of the Top Five books of the year, was interesting. I tried to read a Neil Gaiman book, but just couldn't connect. Sigh.

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  6. Looking forward to your thoughts on Illuminae. Our temps are chilly in the am but we have seen 60's and 70's still. Not ready for truly cold weather. Enjoy your week Greg!!

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    1. You too Kimba! We're supposed to warm up this week

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  7. Illuminae and The Incident on the Bridge both look interesting! Have a great week :)

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    1. You too, I'm looking forward to it as well.

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  8. I am so looking forward to reading Illuminae myself, I've been lusting after that book for months already :)
    The stark, kind of naked beauty of fall has gotten me swooning this pas week. Every single day showed some new changes to my surroundings, and it has been beautiful - some sunny days, some rainy days.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I hope you like it! It's pretty intense... :)

      I love the variability of fall too. Yesterday we had rain all day, now today it's sunny and breezy and looks more like spring! Go figure...

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  9. Hi Greg,
    I've been seeing that Illuminae everywhere recently! And yes, all excellent reviews. I'm definitely going to have to read it at some point... maybe when my tbr list is a bit more forgiving lol.
    I hope you enjoy November's Sci-Fi month! I won't be taking part but it sounds awesome!
    Autumn is my favourite season by far... it's just so beautiful. Yes, it's cold... but the colours are amazing and so is watching all the animals getting ready for winter.
    Have a great week,
    Amy x

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    1. I like it too, the colors are amazing and it's just a different feel this time of year. It's funny I'm excited about sci fi month and I'm not even reading much sci fi these days. Occasionally though... have a super week!

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  10. The autumn colors are in full blast here, but some trees are already losing their leaves. The cats sleep home now, it's warmer ! I haven't watched The returned (Les revenants) yet, nope, not even in French, but I plan to. I love season 2 of The 100 ! That Duracell commercial is great and I'd love to read Illuminae... Have a great fun week ;)

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    1. Isn't The 100 great? I loved S2 especially... :)

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  11. Illuminae is on my wishlist, I'm intrigued by the original format that I know it has. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Summer Days and Summer Nights look so cute and I still have to read the Christmas version that came out last year, I'm hoping to pick that one up this year.

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    1. Illuminae was unique, that;s for sure. I read it in e- book form which was fine, a lot of people said it might be hard t oread on a device so I wasn't sure, but it worked OK. I only had to turn it at odd angles a few times, LOL. I hope you like it.

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  12. SciFi Month sounds fun! thanks for the 100 recommendation. Not sure why I hadn't heard of it before. It sounds like my kind of show :) I'll definitely visit your blog next week. SciFi Month, dragons, and Star Wars.. that's a treat :)

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    1. Try The 100, I hope you like it. After the first few episodes I really got into it! And then S2 is amazing.

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  13. I agree with you on the weather. Enjoy SciFi month.

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  14. Enjoy your Sci-fi as I am not a real huge fan of that genre though I can do lite sci-fi or elements of sci-fi in my books. :) I just told my dad last night that his favorite show had season two on netflix...lol. He enjoys it more than I do.

    Stormi

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  15. The weather was perfect for Halloween, I am loving the chill and crisp air. I will check out the sci-fi post, I don't normally read them but I like reading review of them :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I haven't been reading much sci fi either lately, but I think it'll be fun. Most of my posts are not reviews, oddly enough. I love this weather too, except for when it rains all day , like yesterday. :)

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  16. Our leaves are at their peak right now, I think. Our weather has been very changeable. Sometimes lows in the 30's, then the next night a low of 60. The highs are same--50's and then 70's. Looks like it continues next week. I really like the cooler nights.

    You've got some great looking links I need to check out, Greg. I love the cover for At the Edge of Summer and the anthology has some good authors. I'll have to add those to my book list.

    I'm looking forward to your sci-fi posts. These two this week sound very good.

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    1. The weather's been kinda variable here too. Today we're sunny and warm, yesterday it was much cooler and rained all day.

      I thought At the Edge of Summer looked nice too. I read her previous book and thought it was good.

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  17. It's been cold here too but today it is warming up to the 60s and later this week it is supposed to be in the low 70s. I am glad for that! I wasn't ready to pull out my winter sweaters yet.

    I want to read Illuminae. Glad to hear that you liked it. I love Amie Kaufmann's Starbound series.

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    1. We're warming up this week too, and it'll be nice. One last hurrah of nice weather maybe. :) Still, 70's will be weird. I won't complain though...

      Illuminae was interesting, if you like sci fi I think it's a good go. Unconventional yes but interesting story.

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  18. I'll have to check out all the stuff happening during sci-fi month. Ah, The 100. It started out really well for me, but started to get aggravated with it. I couldn't stop though. lol

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    1. I liked S2 I think better, but yeah there were some things I didn't like too. It did geta little- overly dramatic- at times for sure!

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  19. I remember growing up in OH and it never failed that our Halloween costume needed to fit over a winter coat. lol There you go posting DeviantArt again. *mutters to self* Must resist, must resist...:D

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  20. Sci-Fi month sounds like so much fun. I sort of love this time of year, but also hate how fast time is going.

    Have a great week!

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  21. It looks like fall here, but luckily it isn't too cold yet. I am looking forward to see what kind of sci-fi posts will be posted this month! I am not participating, but I remember from last year how fun it was to visit other people their posts.
    I've been hearing lots of good things about Illuminae, I am looking forward to your review of it! Your top ten star wars moments sounds like a fun post, will have to remember to stop by on tuesday! Have a great week!

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  22. Loving that Duracell commercial! How awesome is that??

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  23. Your weather sounds very Halloween-y. I've got Illuminae coming up soon, glad to hear you enjoyed it ... I really liked Kaufman's Starbound series. At the Edge of Summer looks good to me. Love the Star Wars Durocell clip, haven't seen that one before! Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  24. I also have Illuminae and I hope to read it soon. It is hard to believe it is November so we are getting closer now to Star Wars!!! Summer Days and Summer Nights has a lot of good authors and it sounds really good. I'll have to add this to my TBR. Have a great week!

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    1. You too. I'm looking forward to thatas well...

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  25. The cool, rainy night of Halloween has left us with way too much candy. Glad it will be a bit nicer this week as we have to pick up all the leaves that have fallen! Cute Duracell commercial. Love The 100. Is there a season 3 coming? Have a great week.

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    1. We have a ton of candy- hardly got any kids. :( The weather didn't help.

      I thought that commercial was cute too. And yes there is a S3 of The 100, coming next year. Can't wait!

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  26. Sounds like an atmospheric support was had for Halloween. Enjoy your SciFi month, and reading, looks like some interesting books in the mix.

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    1. I hope you're having a great start to Nov Kathryn!

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  27. I am so excited for Star Wars! I love that new trailer combo, it makes me want to watch one of the old Star Wars. Looking forward to all the events for Sci-Fi month, bring it!

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    1. That trailer gets me interested in the movie too. Should be fun!

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  28. Our leaves are carpeting the yard now too. Sigh. I do actually love fall, I just hate that it leads to winter. I need a three-season place. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I agree, if I could just skip the whole Jan- Feb thing I'd be happy. I like a little dusting of snow for Christmas and all that, but the deep freeze after that... no thanks. :)

      Leaves galore here too. Time to rake. Sigh.

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  29. I'm looking forward to Jessica Brockmole's At the Edge of Summer. Love the cover!

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  30. I've been hearing a lot of good things about Illuminae. :) And the short stories anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins that comes out next Summer has a Winter one that came out last year, if you are interested in it. :)

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    1. I saw that, and picked it up for a guest post I'm doing next month. I need a Christmasy read for that... :)

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  31. Oh cool, I didn't know that November was a sci-fi month! :) Thanks for letting us know! Have a great week Greg!

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  32. Enjoy Sci Fi month...I'm not much of a fan, but your posts may just convince me to give it a try again. Too bad about your Halloween weather. It was actually pretty mild here for a change. Have a good week :)

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    1. Glad you had good weather, it was blustery here but then the enxt day was gorgeous! Good to see the sun...

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  33. Looks like you had a good week.

    I am not into sci-fi, but enjoy your sci-fi month.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  34. I didn't know about Sci-Fi month. I'm not a big reader of it, but I have been spreading my wings.

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    1. I actually don't read as much of it these days as I used to, but occasionally... and the month long just appealed to me. Have a super week!

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  35. I start Illumine and I haven't gotten very far yet, but I really love the format and the two characters so far. I hope you have a good week Greg!

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    1. Glad you're liking it! I thought it was original and I liked the whole megacorporation at war and they can get away with pretty much anything they want thing appealed to me. Good stuff!

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  36. The bridge books stands out as in real life, one always wonders what really happened when something tragic happened. I guess it's because it's human nature to be curious and to want to know the facts that led up to such an event. I don't read sci-fi but kudos to you on being psyched out for it and representin'.

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  37. This week the weather has been crazy good! Warm temps but with the beauty of fall. We are loving it! I hope your side of the state is as well.

    The Summer book looks really good ~ I will have to remember it for later!

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  38. This week the weather has been crazy good! Warm temps but with the beauty of fall. We are loving it! I hope your side of the state is as well.

    The Summer book looks really good ~ I will have to remember it for later!

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