Friday, March 25, 2016

Sunday Post #135



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

This week wasn't bad it hasn't really warmed up yet and it got rainy but I think temps are supposed to get nicer next week. The sun came out at the end of the week so that's something. I did a bit of reading and I'm still working out what I want to read next- I'll be trying some urban fantasy so maybe that will do the trick. I've also been writing and may have a flash fiction post on Thursday if all goes well.

This week I talked favorite moments in books on Tuesday and will have a discussion post this week on the fae. I also reviewed Rebel Bully Geek Pariah and continued reading Allegiant. The other thing I wanted to share is the Tolkien event going on at Pages Unbound- they are doing a two week celebration of all things Tolkien with reviews, fun stuff like name generators, and giveaways.  

Rebel Bully Geek Pariah

I also finished up 12 Monkeys. This show surprised me how good it was and for once I'm not too far behind- the new season starts in April. All caught up- now I just need to finish Orphan Black. 



This might be the best thing I've seen all week. 



And I'm listening to... 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK:



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics- Kissing 
Favorite Moments in Books #1 
A Dance With Dragons
Rebel Bully Geek Pariah
Bookcover Spotlight #41 

This Week:

Cover Characteristic- 
Let's Talk About The Fae 
A Dance with Dragons
Flash fiction- maybe?
Bookcover Spotlight #42

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

     

BOOKISH LINKS

Boats Against The Current reviews The Other Queen

The Hardcover Lover shares her playlist for Siren by Kiera Cass. 

Confessions of a Book Addict reviews Allegiant (the movie).  

Peace Love Books talks about adulthood and how it can ruin reading. 

Pages Unbound is running a two week Tolkien event with giveaways and awesome posts. You can check one of the giveaways out here, but there's a lot of awesome stuff to see. 

This will tell you which graphic novel to read based on your zodiac sign.   


And continuing the theme from last week- a bit about stormtrooper accuracy. Love the part at 1:05 with the Jawa...





Here is the Game of Thrones theme on electric harp. 

 

Another space ambient mix. 


61 comments:

  1. LOVE the dystopian/futuristic artwork. I could stare at them for days! I had fun with the ''which graphic novel to read based on your zodiac sign too :D This haven't really warmed up around here either, we had a freezing rain storm all day yesterday so things are covered with ice! Have a wonderful weekend Greg!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like looking for it too, in fact I can spend a lot of time looking at the artwork if I'm not careful! :) there's so much out there... Yikes ice? Not good!

      Delete
  2. I forgot all about the harp twins! It's been raining here for the past couple of days too! Great reading weather but I'd honestly rather be outside! Have a great week! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just discovered them, was surprised how many videos they had. They really tackle a lot of the genre stuff, and it's pretty good! I love being outside too, it would be nice if the weather would cooperate!

      Delete
  3. I am curious about Orphan Black. I got an e-mail informing me that Seasons 1-3 are available as an Amazon Video. I need to check them out!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Orphan Black is fun, I had to get through the first few episodes and then it took off. Seems to be the case a lot tho. It's kinda zany and sci fi-ish but funny at times too.

      Delete
  4. The Murderer Vine... You know I watched a movie once in high school, I think out was The Ruins, that was about plants killing people. It was supposed to be scary, and I'm usually not good with scary movies, but it was so stupid that me and two of my friends sat in the back of the room making jokes the entire time. Plants just aren't scary lol. But it is a great cover!

    That artwork is so gorgeous! And even kind of haunting in a futuristic way, if that makes any sense.

    I'm curious to see your discussion of the fae this week. You know I like my paranormal creatures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah plants aren't really scary. I don't know what's going on w/ that book lol but the cover made me laugh. I have to say it is fun finding those. :)

      Glad you liked the artwork. There's something about dystopian/ post apoc artwork that gets the imagination going, I especially liked the first one (Electric Rain, even that title got me) and the last one- cool looking place. Good for inspiring flash fiction too I would think.

      Hope you like the discussion. You'll have to share your fave paranormal creature, I'm hoping to generate some good discussion.

      Delete
  5. The pictures you find are amazing, I just love them.
    The weather has been so crazy here, it was warm and then cold, rained and snowed on Monday. The weather gods need to make of their minds because I don't know what to wear anymore.

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Greg! Happy Reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle, I do have fun hunting them down. Serious time sink too. :) I don't know what's happening w/ the weather, it sucked here although at least it wasn't as cold. You got snow? Crazy... :)

      You have a good week too!

      Delete
  6. I always have to laugh at your pulp crime covers! And love to check out the artwork you share.
    I'm interested to see if you enjoy Seanan McGuire. I never read her books but I've been tempted several times. Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, aren't they great? I'll let you know how the book goes, it's a new one for me.

      Delete
  7. The cover of Discount Armageddon is hot. I'll have to further investigate ...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think so too. Eager to try it.

      Delete
  8. I also read Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah based on the Breakfast Club comparison. I didn't quite get BC out of it, but still really enjoyed the read. Love the Storm Troopers! Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you liked it too. I wasn't sure if I was going to but it worked for me. :)

      Delete
  9. I hope the weather does get warmer!
    Glad you've been writing - a flash fiction post sounds great :)
    I'm reading Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway this week so I'm really excited to see what you think of Discount Armageddon!
    I hope you enjoy some urban fantasy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I think it's my next one to read so I'll soon know how i like it! And it's been good to be writing again. :)

      Delete
  10. We had a snow day Monday after a week in the 50s! crazy, this weather is my young padawan :)
    I've haven't gotten Allegiant yet! :( still two people ahead of me :( how are you liking it so far?
    O...M...G I LOVED the GoT video!!!! It made me even more anxious about this last season. How is life to continue without GoT????

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha that cracked me up! Snow??? Yeek. Allegiant's okay, nothing bad it's just not grabbing me. You know? I'm reading it but not dying to read it...

      Delete
  11. Still love those pulp covers. Read your review of Rebel Bully Geek Pariah which is definitely on my to-read list; The Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favourite movies. According to that list, I should read Hyperbole and a Half. Have a great week :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you like it wheh you get to it. I thought it was pretty good.

      Delete
  12. I really need to try 12 monkeys but I always get distracted by crime dramas on the BBC (so many and so little time to watch!). Have a good Easter. Emma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I hope you like 12 Monkeys if you watch it. I was surprised how much I liked it!

      Delete
  13. At least the sun is trying! It's nice to have a break from the horrible weather! Happy Easter! Have a great week and happy reading!

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! You have a great Easter too Laura!!

      Delete
  14. Our weather is so wacky here. It was like 65 one day then 50 and chilly. I think it is supposed to be nicer next week though and maybe sun??? I need to binge Orphan Black season3 now that is on Amazon Prime. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here, nice then crappy. But hey end of March- gotta improve right? I'm in the middle of S3 now and looking forward to S4.

      Delete
  15. Last week the weather was pretty nice and then it rained and then it was really cold, then warm again. Now today is cool but not cold. Can't wait for it to stay warm. :)

    Happy reading,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yep, Spring has sprung and we've got the all-over-the-place weather and pollen to prove it. lol

    Love, love, love those Stormtrooper videos. And that pulp cover. Oh, my... :D

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sounds like a good week for you. It's been a while since we found a good series...need to check out the Monkeys.

    ReplyDelete
  18. So much going on...glad to see you are keeping busy. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ooo, what urban fantasy are you going to try? There's Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld, Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye series, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs, Spirit Caller by Krista D Ball, and The Others by Anne Bishop. Those are good ones to start with.

    The weather here has bounced around, from 70 to 30 and up again. The pollen has been out and killing me, dang trees.

    Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm going to try Mercy Thompson I think and Discount Armageddon will probably be my next read. I'm curious to see how they are. :) Thanks for the recs! I appreciate it.

      Hope the pollen doesn't aggravate you too much. This time of year is often tough. Happy Easter!

      Delete
  20. I love the Stormtrooper videos! I cracked up! Happy Easter, Greg!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those were funny. :) Hope you have a great Easter too.

      Delete
  21. That pulp cover is practically pornographic!!! What a position.

    I am going to go check out what graphic novels I should be reading, I am a Sagittarius and really getting in to these just now.

    I know I have said it before but I do love these futuristic pictures, I think I could literally stare at them for ages wondering where people are going and where they've been.

    Have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha pretty racy yeah? I rather liked it lol. I thought that graphic novel post was kinda cool. And yeah I like the futuristic stuff. :)

      Delete
  22. Love that futuristic artwork! You always share some great stuff! How are you liking Allegiant?

    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I liked that artwork too, it's very inspiring just to wonder what it's all about. I saw a piece that I thought would be a great flash fiction inspiration, there's so much good stuff out there. Allegiant is okay, I'm not loving it but it's not bad either- pretty middle of the road. I do like Tris but I'm a little disappointed in Four's perspective- I have a ways to go yet though.

      Delete
  23. 12 Monkeys was one of the few shows that I kept up on when it aired. I also enjoyed it more than I thought I would for a SYFY show. Interested to see where they go with this season.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought it was good too. I remember a few years ago it didn't seem like SyFy had any good shows, now there are several I like.

      Delete
  24. Wow, love those Harp Twins! And Love all the dystopian art. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're pretty good aren't they? And they cover so many different kinds of music. I'm glad you liked the artwork!

      Delete
  25. I need to finish season 3 of Orphan Black soon! I loved the first two seasons! I don't remember seeing 12 monkeys but it looks really interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I hope it warms up for you soon!! I'm definitely going to have to check out that Tolkien week!! Thanks for sharing! :D Have a fantastic week!!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hopefully the rain will move on and the sun will shine soon!
    I always enjoy the music and art you share. Plus the pulp fiction covers. :-)
    Thanks for sharing and have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am interested to see what graphic novels are suggested for my zodiac sign. I think I will wander over to the Tolkien event too. Yes, post your Flash Fiction! I have a friend who does them and I always enjoy reading them. Have a wonderful week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. This weather has been so crazy - I can't wait for it to get warm and stay warm. We had a loud and flashy storm here last night; at least things will be nice and green today!

    I will have to check out your post on the fae this week - I love books that are fae related. :)

    The husband and I are looking for a few new shows - we will have to try 12 Monkeys. Is it like the movie?

    ReplyDelete
  30. Seanan McGuire, Seanan McGuire!!!!! I just finished a story by her and she is abso-frackin' amazing. I love her writing style. I haven't read the series you have so I'll have to see what you think when you get to it ;) I hope you like it...

    ReplyDelete
  31. I really hope the weather gets better. I’m so ready for some reading-in-the-sun time. And I really don’t want to wear my winter coat anymore. Sigh..

    A Tolkien event? Sounds fun. I’m going to check that one out.

    Have a great week and Happy Reading! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  32. That cover for The Murderer Vine is so cool looking!! Have a great week. :D

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love when the weather gets warmer, but not a huge fan of the rain! Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Ha! That "Shopping with Stormtroopers" video was awesome. Thanks for the great roundup! I have an affinity for dystopian/futuristic art, so it's cool to see other people who enjoy it too. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  35. The Stormtrooper videos were hilarious. Snow might try to make its (hopefully) last appearance later this week! Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
  36. The pulp crime covers you find crack me up. I'll have to check out Orphan Black. Hope you have a good week!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Harp twins were delicious to listen to, thanks for sharing. Hope you have found a great urban fantasy to read.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I look forward to your discussion about the fae, Greg! I am happy to report I have read the graphic novel recommended to those born under my sign. Persepolis was very good, as a matter of fact. :-)

    I hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  39. You've introduced a dystopian fantasy that I never could dream of! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I think we are halfway through 12 Monkeys - we have to get back to it soonest - my daughter's school work has been quite heavy going over the past weeks, we barely have time for any tv series watching! looking forward to her month-long break.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I hope you have been having a good reading week.

    Too bad I don't enjoy Dystopian Fantasy...those are some awesome photos.

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

    ReplyDelete