Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sunday Post #119



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

This week was Thanksgiving and it's a four day weekend. I plan on doing a bit of reading and some Netflix too. I started watching Black Sails and I kinda like it. Anne Bonny is awesome. It's not on Netflix though so I've been buying the episodes at Amazon. I also listened to the Super Serials podcast of the Hunger Games (thank you Katherine for recommending this one) - that was fun. 

The weather was hit or miss this week. It warmed up mid week but will be cooler this weekend. The sun is out a bit as I write this, after two days of rain- Thanksgiving was rainy.  



This week will be another Cover Characteristics, as well as Top Ten Tuesday and a Star Wars post on Wednesday where I will discuss my thoughts on the upcoming movie. 

I've decided to join the Cloak and Dagger challenge hosted by Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My! I almost did this one last year and thought this year I'll take the plunge. I don't do a lot of challenges but this one looks fun.  

LAST WEEK:

Cover Characteristics 
Top Ten Places I'd Like To Eat Turkey
A Dance with Dragons
Beyond the Books Thanksgiving 
Bookcover Spotlight

NEXT WEEK: 

MON- Cover Characteristics  #7
TUE - Top Ten Debut Novels   
WED- Star Wars 7- My thoughts
WED- COYER Start Up
WED- A Dance with Dragons - Davos III 
 THUR- Beyond the Books- Bucket List 
FRI- Bookcover Spotlight #25

BOOKISH NEWS:

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



And... Little Red Reviewer this week announced Vintage Science fiction Month is returning in January. You can find all the details here

CURRENTLY READING:

NeedThe Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)

BLOGOSPHERE:  

Like Black Sails music? Here you go.



The Captain America trailer is here- I need to see this now. 



These story book signs are cool over at Etsy






And to start off the Christmas season. 

49 comments:

  1. I am going to go check out the vintage sci fi month as that poster is very cool. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving plus a four day weekend sounds amazing! Enjoy your reads and have a good week!

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    1. Thanksgiving was great, and 4 days off is not bad ! Vintage SciFi Month is fun, I did it last year and enjoyed it - it's a nice way to continue on after SciFi Month (gonna miss that) and after the holidays it's something to do in bleak January. :)

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  2. I've heard a lot of good things about Need, I really hope you like it! Black Sails is new to me but I'm definitely curious about it now!

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    1. Black Sails is interesting, a pirate show and while I wasn't sure about it at first, it's growing on me as I watch. Pretty good!

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  3. I haven't heard of Black Sails either but am off to check it out!

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    1. I'm kinda liking Black Sails, it's different than the other stuff I'm watching.

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  4. Oh, those Etsy signs look fun. They remind me of the city signs in the MASH compound. My Thanksgiving was warm and sunny; it's been a funny month for weather here.

    I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. I liked them too. Glad your Thanksgiving was nice. It rained all day here, sometimes quite hard. As if I needed more excuse to stay in LOL.

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  5. I just got Need and I am looking forward to reading it! I am also very excited for Captain America! I'm looking forward to seeing your picks for Cover Characteristics next week. I'm having some problems with finding covers for it this time!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/sunday-post-29th-november.html

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    1. I haven't been reading much this week, seems like I'm been reading (use that term loosely) Need for weeks but TV (Netflix) has been sucking up all my time! Maybe this week I can finish it.

      I'm having the same problem with CC this week- hard topic! Gonna be interesting... :)

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  6. I've considered reading The Wanderers because I love circus books, but shifters aren't really my thing :-/ Need also sounds interesting though. I'll definitely check out your reviews if you review them! Also those signs are pretty awesome.

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    1. I saw a good review for Wanderers (I think from Heather at Redheaded Ramblings) but I've seen some bad reviews too, so don't know. I don't read a lot of shifter stories. I'm hoping this one is good. I like the idea of them being hunted, we'll see how it goes.

      Need I really like the premise, hope to review it in a week or so.

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  7. I think we should have four-day weekends more often :) It must have been nice to have some lazy days with good food and friends and family around, Greg!
    I'm intrigued by the Hunger Games podcasts, I think I'll check them out :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Me too! It was nice to eat and not much else.

      The podcast is fun, KAtherine recommended it and I was looking for something snarky and it's pretty good.

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  8. Those vintage posters are cool!

    The Wanderers looks interesting! I usually like books about carnivals, and one that combines that with supernatural elements sounds promising.

    Hope your weekend has been wonderful!

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    1. I liked them too, I'm a sucker for those vintage- y things. :) I'm hoping that The Wanderers will be good, I've seen good and bad reviews.

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  9. Yay, your joining cloak and dagger! :) That Capt. America trailer...hmm I love the Captain but not sure about that one as I am an Iron Man fan..don't like seeing them warring against each other. :( Happy reading!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  10. I love a Charlie Brown Christmas! It reminds me of waking up on a lazy Sunday and hearing my kids (when they were little) singing along to the songs. Sweet kid voices!

    I am still doing Netflix a lot...this week, it has been The West Wing again. I forgot to mention it in my Sunday post...LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and I love the Thai Spicy Shrimp too!

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  11. I have been wanting to watch Black Sails, I watched a few episodes and I am not sure I liked them enough to buy them so I have been hoping they come to Netflix but so far it doesn't look like it.

    Love soundtrack music, might have to see if they have it available on Spotify. I usually listen to Game of Thrones a lot on there and Harry Potter :) Helps me with my designing.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Yeah they're not on Netflix and that irritates me. I hate paying for them... I wasn't sure about it either but I'm kinda hookd now, I like the whole pirate thing. I did the same thing with Arrow and The 100... bought em then they came to Netflix. Smart greg :)

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  12. Our weather has been all over the place from chilly to warm, wet to dry and it's supposed to keep it up this coming week. I wish Mother Nature would pick one and just stick with it for awhile. Preferably a sunny one. The Wanderers intrigues me. I must go check it out. I love, love, love those signs! My husband could make those and my daughter could paint them. I'd need to decide which places I want them to say. :D

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  13. My mom was a major sci-fi fan, especially Star Trek.She also loved Isaac Asimov. You have neat graphics/photos. Happy Reading.

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  14. A four day weekend - lovely. Hope you enjoyed it. I've never heard of Black Sails - will have to look it up.

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    1. It's a pretty good pirate show, I wasn't sure after the first episode but it grew on me after that. Not bad...

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  15. The Wanderers has been on my radar for awhile. I look forward to seeing what you think of it.
    I wish I had known about sci-fi month before now! I will be sure to check it out now though.

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    1. SciFi Month is fun, there were a lot of good posts. And I have high hopes for The Wanderers...

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  16. I'm pretty much doing the same thing as you are this four day weekend. I wish we had more of them :) The Cloak and Dagger reading challenge looks good. I might sign up for that one.

    Have a great week!

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  17. My husband and I were able to watch the first episode of Black Sails free on Showtime and we really enjoyed it. We're trying to avoid buying any more though. We've already got a full plate with all the other shows we're streaming. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I watched it free too (the first one) and decided to give it a try- but I agree I don't like having to buy them. :( Sometimes Netflix doesn't have the shows I really want to see. :) Or they get them eventually... still I can't complain too much, I've watched a lot of shows on there. There are so many shows now!

      You have a great week too!

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  18. Hadn't heard of Black Sails. I might have to check that one out - I'm always looking for new shows to watch while I'm on the elliptical and high action shows work best!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. That's probably a good one to watch while exercising. It grew on me after the first episode, it's nice to look at and the characters are interesting. I wasn't really familiar with it either but I saw it on a few blogs...

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  19. The 2nd season of Black Sails is even better than the 1st, really awesome! Enjoy your weekend, sounds like the best place to be is snuggled up with a book or in front of the TV. If I could send a few degrees of heat your way believe me I would lol

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    1. Cool, I'm liking that show so far. I'm almost done with S1 and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Anne Bonny in action. :) Definitely has potential. In fact I may finish S1 tonight... :)

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  20. Sounds like a pretty nice long weekend. I read more than expected and ended up stuck on the Food network... not sure how many episodes of Chopped I watched! The weather has been perfect here, a No Snow November with temps in the mid 60s on Friday! No complaints from me. Have a great week :)

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  21. Black Sails is awesome, and gets better with each season! Anne Bonny and Jack are two of my favorite characters. Sounds like you've had a nice week. Like you, I'm also excited for the new Captain America. Is it May yet?

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  22. That rain was crazy! But I'd rather have that than snow. This upcoming weekend is supposed to be very nice. Like the looks of The Wanders. Have a great week.

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  23. A four day holiday weekend is ideal! Just went off to look Black Sails up, sounds good, although my viewing is sporadic. I love those book signs on Etsy. You may be responsible for me lingering over there!

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  24. Those etsy signs are pretty cool. I bet they would make a great gift for my daughter, who loves bookish things. I hope you got all the reading and relaxing in you need this weekend.

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  25. Looks like a great week and I'm looking forward to your Star Wars post! My Weekly Wrap-Up

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  26. The Wanderers looks interesting, I love that cover. I'm super excited to finally see a Civil War trailer, can't wait for the movie! Have a great week :)

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  27. The weather here has been nutty too. It was gorgeous Thursday and Friday but as been yucky since. Can't wait to see what you think of Need. Have a great week!

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  28. My husband is off every Friday and I'm so envious of him. That's the way to work!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2015/11/thankfully-reading-weekend.html

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  29. Ugh, I'm not sure how I feel about the new Captain America coming movie. I have heard of Black Sails, but I haven't gotten around to watching any of it yet. I've heard some mixed things.

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  30. Those signs would make a great bookish gift this holiday season! The Wanderers looks interesting - I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads!

    Reading With Jade

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  31. A relaxing weekend of reading and netflix is always good! I relaxed yesterday by playing some Fallout 4.

    Just wondering, what is Super Serials?

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  32. Love the looks of The Wanderers.

    Those signs are awesome.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week.

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

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  33. I wish we could gte a sunny day or two soon, we've had dark and gloomy weather for a week or longer now. Rain, wind and dark skies. I hope you had a great thanksgiving. Those story book signs on etsy are pretty cool! There are so many awesome things you can find on etsy. Have a great week

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  34. The Wanderers looks really interesting. I hope you're enjoying it!

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  35. I'd love to watch the videos but I can't now, I'll come back later, I'm interested by Black sails. I recently read a novel with the ghost of Anne Bonny ! And those book signs are awesome... Have a great, cozy, comfy week ;)

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