Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sunday Post #130



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

This has been a quiet week. The weather has been marginally better, it warmed up a bit and got windy on Friday. Even got a little sun... in cat news, the stray is still coming around, and I'm still feeding him. He's as skittish as ever, if he even sees me in the window he takes off. But I like having him around, and he knows where to get food...  

I'm still watching The 100 and doing weekly recaps now, so stop by to chat about the episodes if you want. The show is a mixed bag right now- still good but they're taking certain characters in interesting directions. 

This week I reviewed Sanctuary Bay and read The Immortals- that post will be up next Thursday. 

Sanctuary BayThe Immortals (Olympus Bound #1)

I just saw this cover this week.  I liked the first two books a lot. 

Murder in the Secret Garden: A Book Retreat Mystery

Here's a clip from one of my favorite shows right now. 



And I'm listening to... 



LAST WEEK:

Cover Characteristics
Top Ten Tuesday 
A Dance with Dragons   
The 100 Recap  
Bookcover Spotlight

NEXT WEEK:


MON- Cover Characteristics  
TUE - Top Ten Tuesday  
A Dance with Dragons 
THUR-  The Immortals reviewed 
FRI - Bookcover Spotlight   


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK:



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1)Rebel Bully Geek PariahThe Incident on the Bridge 


The Lifeboat Clique

BOOKISH LINKS

Sugar and Snark review And Then There Were None- the book and the recent BBC version. 

Library Huntress talks about Forgotten Books from the 70's, 80's and 90's

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer reviewed The Shadow Queen

Molly's Book Nook takes a look at blogging platforms and hosting. Great post! 

I just saw this is returning in April. 



This is a fun movie. 

 


Like pirates?  



68 comments:

  1. Aww a stray! Yeah my cat Shuffles was a stray - VERY skittish. About two years later we 1) can't get rid of him (not that we want to), 2) he's fiercely protective of our house towards other cats lol. Not skittish any more! It sounds like he likes it there :) Just a little wary until he knows he can trust you. Over time speaking to them in a "good boy" voice can help them trust you (higher pitched happy voice), or sometimes giving them a treat if you have leftover meat from last nights dinner. Takes time though :) In my experience about 2 months then they'll "allow" you in the same room lol, how long has it been?

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    1. Isn't that funny how at first they're skittish, and now he acts like he owns the place? LOL. Cats... gotta love 'em. Yeah I kinda enjoy having him come around actually, when I see him show up then I know he's alright. :)

      I'll have to give him some meat, that's a good idea. And he's been coming around for almost a month, give or take- I think?

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  2. The hubs and I have been talking about reviving The 100. We left off in season 1 just when the mom came down so we have a lot we could catch up on! Maybe when we finish this last season of Supernatural.

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    1. The first season was hit or miss, frankly. I didn't really like the space stuff I was more into the storyline on land but S2 if you can get there is pretty good.

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  3. Pulp covers are the best! I love the one you chose. I'm excited about the new Ellery Adams as well. I just absolutely love the cover even though I haven't actually read the others in the series yet! Cats can be difficult to get to warm up. We ended up with my Mother-in-law's cat after she died and even though she lived in the same house with us it was probably 6 weeks before she would not run away as soon as she saw us coming! Have a great week!

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    1. I am enjoying the pulp covers, and thought it's be fun to showcase them. :) And yes I love that new cover too- she has the best covers (at least on this series).

      That's exavtly what this cat does- if he sees me in the window or I open the door he's gone. So I can't get close... but he keeps coming back.

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  4. Ooh, Murder in the Secret Garden looks sooo tempting! I also like the look of Rebel Bully Geek Pariah.

    Haven't watched Netflix at all this week! Maybe this weekend...here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Doesn't that? I'm looking forward to both of those. And good for you on Netflix... I haven't watched it either, although I've been on Amazon instead. Oops...

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  5. I am glad the cat is still with you, I am dog person but the work cat is gradually bringing me round to the ways of the feline!

    Apolocalypti Girl looks interesting, will check this out!

    Have a great week!

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    1. I am too, I'm enjoying watching him cone around. And you have a work cat? How cool.

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  6. I still have to watch season three of Orphan Black! I am happy you are feeding the feral cat. Two thumbs up. It was warm enough that I had windows open today. That is one if my big dislikes of winter, closed windows. I will have to take a look at forgotten books post, Thanks for adding the link. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. I'm on season 2. I need to get moving... getting some fresh air is always nice, I agree. I'm definitely having spring fever now... :)

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  7. Seemed like you had a fantastic week! Thanks for sharing all the books and movies! I'm excited for season 4 of Orphan Black, the series just kept getting better! I can't wait!

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    1. I am too, looking forward to the new season. although I'm only on season 2, i need to catch up!

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  8. you are reading Immortals! finally :) !
    I hope it makes more sense and you like it better than Sanctuary Bay :)
    Thanks for the movie clip. I think I like all Matt Damon movies now :)

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    1. Yes! I know LOL. I'll finally have that up this week...

      And Sanctuary Bay was actually pretty good, not entirely what I expected but it was a good suspenseful read.

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  9. Love the Dead in Bed cover. It sounds like you had a darn good week Greg. Someday I am going to get caught up on my DVR and power watch some of these shows like the 100. Glad the cat is sticking around, they are sometimes slow to warm up, but worth it. Here's to warmer weather! Have a great week Greg.

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    1. I like that too. I'm having fun with those pulpy covers. Yeah it's hard now with all these shows, and I never used to watch any of them! Book bloggers and their recommendations LOL... but I wouldn't go back, I'm hooked now. :)

      I'm glad he's still coming around, it's nice to see him show up.

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  10. Great post! A little bit of everything. I've not heard of your new books but I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely weekend. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  11. LOVE that pulp cover! Excited for the new season of Orphan Black, too. Have a great week!

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  12. Lucky kitty. The more I see Sanctuary Bay, the more I want to read it. Enjoy your goodies.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  13. YAY More Orphan Black! I haven't finished watching the third season yet, but now I just might, knowing that the fourth is just around the corner :)
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading! Murder in the Secret Garden looks great.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Yes to Orphan Black! I need to get caught up, I'm only in S2...

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  14. A quiet week is generally a good one, right? And aww, you almost have a pet cat lol. I feel like some animals just never quite stop being skittish, but maybe the cat will come around eventually :-)

    Speaking of cats, why does almost every cozy mystery have a cat on the cover? I wonder this every time I see them lol. Is it just one of those things?

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    1. Yeah quiet is good sometimes. :) And I know it about the cat- I thought he's come around a bit and vanish, but nope he's still around. Course I keep feeding him LOL.

      I've noticed that about cozies too- cats are a thing. What's worse is when the cats have psychic powers or are the ones solving the crime! I haven't actually read any like that but I've seen a few. I just don't know... :)

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    2. A cozy mystery in which the cat solves the mystery... that does sound different lol. Now I'm picturing Scooby Doo, the cat version.

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    3. There has to be a post in there somewhere- either magical cats or Scooby Doo. A cat version of scooby Doo could be interesting LOL.

      Here's one I found. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15733495-cat-trick

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  15. I love the cover of that Ellery Adams book. I like the idea of a book retreat!

    The weather was nice here over the weekend though very windy. I am trying to prepare for all the snow that we are supposed to get later this week. Winter wants to remind us that it isn't over yet!

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    1. That's a good cover. I like all hers though. It was windy here too, I think I'm north of you and same here. It got kinda warm but not warm enough!

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  16. I love that you keep feeding the stray cat. Maybe someday he will get a little closer!
    I can’t wait till I can watch the new 100 episodes here. I’m so excited about finding out what’s going on. I keep seeing these awesome pictures about the show on Instagram.
    Happy reading ;)

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    1. I hope you get The 100 soon too! I'm liking it right now, except for some things they're doing LOL. But it's a fun show to talk about...

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  17. I love the cover for the Immortals! I'm going to have to check out your thoughts on that one! Have a great week and happy reading!

    Laura @ http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I like that one too. One of my favorite covers in a while. My review will be up Thursday... :)

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  18. I always feel sorry for strays. I hope he'll get less skittish. I love the cover of Murder in the Secret Garden. I haven't ready any of that series. Have a great week, Greg.

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  19. Murder in the Secret Garden looks like a cozy mystery! I love that and will have to take a closer look. Have a great week!

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  20. Awww I'm glad the stray is still hanging around because at least you know he's getting fed! Hopefully he'll warm up to you soon :) I still need to get into Orphan Black but I'm planning on doing so soon!! Happy Sunday :D

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    1. He seems well fed, so I'm wondering if he has more than one stop. :) Sometimes he shows up, sometimes he doesn't. LOL. He's cute though, but yeah pretty shy.

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  21. I am drooling over all of your books. We sure have similar taste:) I want to read Immortals and Sanctuary Bay. and......LOL So many books, so little time. A word lover's lament:)

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  22. I gave The 100 another shot this week and watched last Friday's episode. I still need to watch this Friday's, but I'm liking this season a little more than I was. I'm so behind on Black Sails! I think I have three episodes to watch. Hopefully I can get them in today. I don't know if my watching a week's worth of tv on the weekend is really working. LOL!

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  23. I have been seeing Immortals for a couple of days now and people keep loving it! I am curious as to what your take on it will be! I have always wanted to watch Black Sails! It looks great as I have a huge crush on Pirates!!! :)

    Have a great week!

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  24. Love the pulp fiction cover and the fact that Orphan Black is coming back....great show! Have a good week. Emma

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  25. The Ellery Adams book looks so good. I'm still watching The 100. It's good, but I still think the first season was best. Have a great week!

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  26. The weather here was nicer too. I hope it lasts!! Glad the cat is at least eating. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah I'm ready for warm breezes, I'd rather have to turn the air on than the heat LOL. The cat is definitely eating, if I put it out he eats it but then he takes off. Not sure where he goes... :)

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  27. Thank you for another feature!

    Also, I'm looking forward to reading what you think about The Immortals. I kind of want to read it but I haven't seen it around much. (Yep, I totally buy books based on popularity sometimes)

    Here is my Sunday Post
    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

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    1. You're welcome! I'm in the middle of The Immortals right now, and I'm enjoying it mostly in spite of a few minor issues. I'll be reviewing it this week... and I do that too if a book is hot sometimes it get another look from me and sometimes I'll even pick it up just to see what the hype is about, or maybe because it genuinely appeals and I might have otherwise missed it.

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  28. Thank you for the update about the cat! I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Immortals, Greg. The Conspiring Woman sounds like a good one. I think I'll look into getting back to Orphan Black after I finish Haven. I really like that show. I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I'll have The Immortals later this week, I'm plowing through it. It's certainly interesting. You have great week too!

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  29. Aww ... I'm sure stray kitty is glad your around too, even if doesn't quit show it yet. Woohoo for Orphan Black coming back. I'll have to re-watch the last episode closer to the premier. That Lost song makes me want to get high and have sex. TMI? lol.

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  30. You seem to have had some nice days there in the US, here we had freezing weather, then rain and now wind. I hope some of that nice weather comes here soon too. I am glad to hear the stray cat is doing well and is still around and eatign the food.
    I like the cover for Murder in the Secret Garden. Cozy mysteries always have such cute and cozy covers. I hope you'll have a great week!

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    1. It got nice late in the week, although still not very warm- but it won't be long now. I agree about the cozies those covers are always great.

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  31. You are a book ahead of me with Ellery Adams...lol. Though I like getting that series on audio. You got some great books this week I really want The Immortals! :)

    Stormi

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  32. Thank you for taking care of the stray!!! You are awesome! I always worry about the little guys out there in this cold. Yeah, my hubs tells me "circle of life" and all that crap but I still don't like to think about it. I think you need to name him/her :)

    You good peeps :)

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  33. The Incident on the Bridge looks good. My daughter got me hooked on The Office. It's such a great show to help me unwind after a day at work.

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  34. A little sun even is good, I moan about it is so hot, but in actual fact far better than grey days forever. Enjoy your reading and viewing this week.

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  35. Great to hear your two books last week were good.

    Murder in the Secret Garden looks good to me.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
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  36. Interesting that the cat is still visiting. Then again food is a big draw.
    I'm glad you enjoyed your reading and are getting back on track. I do like the cover of Murder in the Secret Garden.
    I hope it continues to warm up and that this is a good week for you.

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  37. The Immortals and Zodiac Station both look very intriguing. I hope you enjoy reading this week!


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  38. It's great that you are taking care of the stray by feeding him. They do love the certainty of food. It might take a long while for the cat to not be skittish anymore though depending on how its life on the street has been.

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  39. I just read a St. Patrick's Day story about someone who was feeding a cat.

    I'm curious about The Lifeboat Clique. I got a sampler along with an ARC of another book. I don't usually read samplers though.

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  40. Some great books on deck and I loved your cat story.

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  41. We are supposed to get some sun this week, finally. I can't wait. Some interesting covers up there. I like the one with the water and the boat. Very cool. Have a wonderful week, Greg.

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  42. Just popping by to say Hey! Looks like you've got some great reads lined up! Happy Reading!

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  43. Glad the cat is getting a fed even if he is skittish. The 100 is getting interesting. I'm a bit confused with the city of light stuff and hope it gets a bit more screen time soon. Have a great week.

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  44. That's good news to hear the cat is ok. It's nice of you to try to take care of him and hopefully he'll warm up to you more since he needs some help. Since my internet is horrible I should try to watch some TV lol. I'm so behind on everything lol. I hope you have a great week!

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  45. Murder in the Secret Garden looks really interesting. And I am a huge Orphan Black fan myself - although the last season was a bit meh for me. Thanks for always sharing new tv series that are worth checking out. :)

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  46. Nice books that you have here. We also have a stray kitty hanging around the house. Tried feeding it but it took off. I think the coons got into the food as the bowel was dragged all the way to the wood. Wish it would warm up here we are still in the 30 degrees.

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
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  47. Can't wait for Orphan Black to come back on. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books. :)

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