Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sunday Post #138



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

After a few weeks of not knowing what to read next I seem to be over that. I added a few new books this week and did some writing as well. Must be the nice weather. It's been great all week and today was in the 70's. I'm also going through Black Sails withdrawal, but the good news is Prime wll have the episodes- at some point. I'll have to binge and catch up when that happens. 



And I've been reading Order of the Stick

This week my Tuesday discussion post will be on Androids and Part 2 of Trust Issues will be up on Thursday. If you want to read the first part of the story you can find that here

Want to see how Daisy Ridley worked out for Star Wars? 



And I'm listening to... 



Here's what I read or reviewed this past week.



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

World of Water (Dev Harmer Mission, #2)



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK:



BOOKISH LINKS

Listful Booking asks How Do You Review

YA Romantics has a great post on green book covers

Luke Skywalker and Rey "training." 



This movie is looking awesome.   





And here- Bucky against everyone. 




And another Black Sails clip... just because.  

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  1. I'm glad you've gotten your reading-mojo back, Greg! I hope you'll love the books you're picking up.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Yeah it's kinda nice to have my groove back. I just didn't know what I felt like reading for a bit there. :)

      You have a nice weekend too!

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  2. Sounds like you've had a great week and glad it's been productive.

    I love Mark Hamill on social media - I love that he can laugh at himself! I am of the era where I was Team Luke vs Team HanSolo. I liked blondes so it was Luke all the way!

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    1. Yeah not a bad week! And he is funny- I agree he doesn't take himself too seriously!

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  3. I love the Luke and Rey pic! I comment spammed your last week's posts again. Heh heh. Sorry. I gave you my theory about "little greys" on your time travel post. And the Dune covers! I think the Dune books are my fave SciFi series. Yay for more Trust Issues, I am looking forward to read that. I have been curious about The Owl and the Japanese Circus and will be interested in what you think. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Is that great? That's okay- spam away lol. I'm not a huge fan of Dune but I do like the covers (the first few anyway). I'm glad you like them though! And thanks for the kind words about TI- I'm having fun writing.

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  4. It's always good to come out of a reading slump...enjoy the week!

    Great videos and art work. Enjoy...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. You too, and enjoy your week as well.

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  5. AWWW thanks a lot for mentioning me! I'm glad you are writing too.

    Can't wait for your discussion post on Androids and Part 2 of Trust Issues. I REALLY REALLY LIKED IT. You write very well Greg.:)

    Glad you are reading again as well. I added NightstruckOwl and the Japanese Circus to GR. Thanks for sharing.

    Rey looks so much older in that pic!

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    1. Hey you're welcome! And THANKS! I appreciate it- I hope you like Part 2 as well. :)

      I hope you like both those books. I'm about halfway through Owl and it's good.

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  6. A second part to Trust Issues?! Yes, please!
    I am loving all the Civil War clips! I'm so excited I might start hyperventilating... That picture of Luke and Rey training is just the best!
    I've said this before but you always find the most beautiful artwork! They're so inspiring for writing!
    Have a brilliant week, Greg! Let's hope the weather stays nice ;)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked Trust Issues, hope the 2nd part isn't too bad. lol. The Civil War clips are coming fast and furious, but I think it looks good. And that pic of Luke and Rey cracked me up. that was on his Twitter...

      Thanks about the artwork! I love looking for it, and it was actually a piece I found that got me thinking and that's where Trust Issues came from!

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  7. Glad you're getting out of your slump. Nice weather always makes me feel more productive. Good song! I love Dorothy. Since iZombie is over I'm trying to decide which show to pick up ... 12 Monkeys, Black Sails, ...

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    1. Yeah the nice weather this week definitely seems to have jump started my mood- and creativity! Dorothy rocks! Love that tune... :)

      12 Monkeys and Black Sails are both awesome (but then I;m biased)- Black sails is probably my favorite show but it's hard to watch unless you have Starz. 12 Monkeys is good... :)

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  8. I like the artwork too. Stunning! Have a great spring reading week!

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  9. The weather can work as a great motivation to doing things like reading. (Camp) Nano tends to bring out all the writers. It's fun to see them go about it and read their stories. :)

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  10. I love that photo of Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill. And ooooh I hadn't seen those Civil War clips!! Have a great week :)

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  11. I hope you loved Owl, and I am glad the reading slump has passed. Yay for nicer weather..I wore my flip-flops and shorts this week..it was delightful! Hopefully the week ahead brings more...enjoy!

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    1. Owl is quite good, glad I discovered it. My urban fantasy foray is going well, so far. :) And yeah I'm all flip flops from here on out lol. But then I start dressing for summer as early as I can. :)

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  12. Glad to see you are getting some warm weather! :) It's been pretty warm here lately as well. I hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Happy reading,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Good, glad you're warming up too. You're probably a little warmer than here... feels good after a long winter!

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  13. Ha! That picture of Luke and Rey in the "Yoda training pose" is hilarious :) I just rewatched The Force Awakens last night and I can't wait to see the next movie. I have a feeling it will be even better with Luke actually in it.

    I am glad you found some books to read. I hate that feeling of not knowing what to read next. I have a huge stack of library books that just came in so I have plenty to choose from.

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    1. Isn't it though? Love it... funniest thing I saw all week. Glad you liked FA. I think Rogue looks very good at this point.

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  14. We've had beautiful weather here this week, too, Greg. The crabapple trees are all starting to bloom. I love all the artwork. Some great imagination. I'll look forward to Black Sails when it gets to Prime.

    Have fun reading this week.

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    1. I'm glad. Spring took its time! Hope you're all settling into Des Moines... :)

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  15. I enjoyed browsing through your viewing as well as your reading habits. The Black Sails series looks fab. I'll be interested to know what you make of World of Water when you get to it. I really like Jame Lovegrove's books. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thank you. I like Black Sails a lot. And World of Water was quite good- it was a case of cover love and the story did not disappoint!

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  16. God... I haven't done ANY reading xD I haven't picked up a single book in over a week. What is wrong with me?!?!? lolol Also, damn, look at Daisy go! I need to get my lazy ass off the couch!

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

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    1. Ah it happens. I do that too, a week can go by easy without reading if I'm not careful. Especially if I'm binging Netflix or something...

      And Daisy is killing it!

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    2. Or Outlander xD Which I'm trying to finish season 1 then start season 2. AND I WANT TO START BLACKSAILS. We can only be stretched so thin.....

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  17. Hooray for spring and warmer weather! Looks like we've finally turned the corner at home, too, so it's time to start thinking about heading north again. Hope you have a great week :)

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    1. Hope you guys have nice warm summer weather to come home too. And enjoy your remaining time there! It's still nicer there. lol

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  18. I was having reading issues, but not for lack of books! I have tons to read, some by May, but I wasn't in the mood to read, which is a scary thing. Now I seem to have straightened out my mojo and am back as usual.

    I look forward to the second part of Trust Issues. Will it be a scene from before or after what we saw? It's fun the way you are writing-- flash fiction could be in any order, really, and come together like a puzzle piece. I bought two books recently about writing, one about how to write in a month like the NANOWRIMO, and one a workbook on how to get through the stages of writing. I hope to someday write a book, or novella, that my eldest granddaughter can read, so probably a fantasy-oriented story. Who knows, lol. I'm not even at the starting gate yet. Just thinking about it at this point, but food for thought.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Glad your mojo is back. I didn't really have a lack of books either, it was more like... what did I feel like?

      The next part of Trust Issues will be right after the first one- from both her and his perspectives. For some reason her view just seemed like the natural next step...

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  19. I LOVE Dorthy! She has such an amazing voice. I just found her through Spotify and have been listening to her a lot.

    I hate when you can't decide what to read next. I tend to go through those periods where nothing really appeals to me at that moment either. :( I'm glad you seem to be coming out of it. The weather does help.

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    1. Dorothy is awesome, probably one of my favorite bands right now. And they're on tour!

      I know what you mean... I had a couple a weeks there where I was reading, but nothing coming up was super enthused about. Now I've got some (hopefully) good stuff lined up, that's a good feeling. :)

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  20. Yikes, that is somework out, 4 hours a day! I'm sorry just thinking about it!

    I feel like that about what to read next sometimes, it just feels like nothing feels right. And I often have to start a few, to see just which one I settle in to.

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    1. I know it! Makes me feel bad I haven't worked out in a while. And agree- I wasn't sure what would work, then I found a good one and hopefully smooth sailing for a while.

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  21. Whahaha.. love that picture of Rey and Luke Skywalker!!
    Good to hear you’re getting out of your reading slump. I don’t have them a lot, but when I do I really feel weird.
    I hope the weather keeps being good.. If so.. Send a little sun here, if you can! :P
    Happy reading!

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    1. I know, I did too! Sending some sun your way- there's an abundance here all of a sudden!

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  22. Glad you are over your reading hump. Jealous about the weather...we have the April showers here - praying it leads to May flowers.

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  23. Yay for nice weather!!! It's nice here too. I love that clip with Paul Rudd - he is the best. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah I liked that one too... good stuff. :) Nice to have good weather for a change.

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  24. I've been writing, too. I am trying to write every day for 101 days. So far, it's been eight. No missed days. Gracious, what's in the water?!

    Here's my Sunday Salon!

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  25. I'm going through Walking Dead withdrawal but I believe Fear the Walking Dead is on soon.

    I think I should check out Black Sails, it sounds intriguing!

    Have a good week!

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    1. I just started FTWD, it was kinda slow at times but I just wanted to get through it to S2, which is set on the water. Which I think is an interesting choice.

      Black Sails is good.

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  26. I am glad you are getting your reading urge back, it might be the warm weather. I am hoping the BEA mini vacation will help me with the slump I am in. I still can't seem to shake it but I am trying.

    I am looking forward to Captain America, I love that all the movies mush together :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  27. I hope I didn't miss your review for Owl! Thanks for sharing more inspiring fantasy artwork too ♥ They always make some ideas pop up :) Loved that video of Daisy Ridley's training, it was intense and she's so tiny - she must have worked hard. That Mark Hamill + Daisy picture made my week!! He's so awesome :D

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    1. I'm still in the middle of Owl, so no worries! Probably the week after next. I just have too much scheduled in before that lol. Bookish problems I guess! I'm liking it... glad you like the artwork. That was a fun video, I had no idea they worked her so hard for Star Wars! lol

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  28. I wish I was writing! I feel like I just wouldn't be able to find the time to write while the ideas are fresh in my mind. It's been hard enough to find time to read lately! I'd definitely have to give up more sleep! But I hope you and everyone else who is writing enjoy it! Glad to hear you are over that little slump! :)

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I went from not knowing what to read next to a ton of stuff piled up- one thing to another! Anyway yeah it can be hard to find time to write, no doubt. I'm doing better after not touching my writing for a while.

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  29. Holy crap, Bucky is so unbelievably badass! Today I was looking at buying tickets to meet Sarah J Maas, but then I realized she's going to be here on Civil War release day, so she'll have to wait! XD Congrats on the warm weather finally! Have a fantastic week!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. Lol Sarah Maas has to wait huh? Yeah Civil War looks pretty good, I love that clip. Glad Bucky/ WS is a big part of this.

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  30. Glad you got out of your reading slump! I've been dealing with the don't-know-what-to-read thing too. Even though I'm a mood reader, I'm finding that having review copies is surprisingly helpful for my indecision. Instead of agonizing for days over what to read, I just pick up the next book I have scheduled for review and stick to it.

    Nice song! And damn, I've never seen such perfectly applied red lipstick lol.

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    1. Me too. I had to add new books. Naturally that worked! :) It's hard when you're a mood reader lol. If I did ARC's I imagine that would help - another good reason for me to get on Netgalley...

      I love that song (and Dorothy in general). Great band... and lol about the lipstick, I hadn't considered that but I guess you're right. :)

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  31. I still need to watch the last two episodes of Black Sails. Stupid Time Warner jumps from ep #8 to the finale :( Glad to hear it'll soon be offered on Prime.

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  32. Glad you are out of that reading slump! My reading slumps sometimes revolve around having too many books that I want to read and not being able to decide what to read, instead of just picking one up.

    I have never heard of Dorothy... liked her music! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!

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  33. Good for you breaking the reading slump. I've been reading like a mad woman. Now to write those reviews. As soon as I can drag myself away from Netflix. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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  34. CAPTAIN AMERICA!!! Nuff said...

    I thought it'd already been released while I was ill, I was gutted that I haven't seen it yet! Thank God it's not till the 6th May! Your clips are fantastic, the film looks awesome. I love the bit where he's groping Captain America's arms :P teehee!

    Have a great week Greg,
    Amy x

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  35. ! I really need to check out these books! They look very interesting...
    BTW I love the art work you posted!

    Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

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  36. Civil War looks really good and it's fun seeing all the new movies being connected to each other. I love that picture of Luke and Rey training. I can't wait to see the next movie. And I plan to catch up on Black Sails this summer. I hope you have a great week!

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  37. Amazing detail in the artwork - creative sharing, Greg - Nice.

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  38. Great that you have a yen for some of your books coming up, new enthusiasm is always good!

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  39. I really have to catch up with Black Sails. I hope you enjoy reading this week!

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

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  40. I love that photo of Luke and Rey! Lol. I can't wait to watch Captain America! I always try to decide who is my favorite Avenger, and can't ever make up my mind, but it is between the Captain and Iron Man. Lol.

    I am glad you enjoyed the weather on your side of the state as well! It is so nice to finally have sunny warm days!

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  41. It's always difficult when you're in one of those moods where you don't know what to read, so that's good you got out of that. We had some nice weather here too.

    My boyfriend has read Order of the Stick, it's a carton based on DnD/ roleplaying games right? Have you ever played DnD or another roleplaying game?

    I like those artwork pictures you shared, they look great! Have a great week!

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  42. I am glad you have been able to settle on what to read. I have that problem for time to time--just can't quite figure out what I'm in the mood for. Sometimes having so many choices is part of the problem. Having new choices though can help. :-)

    I am glad you are writing again as well. My husband has gotten back into his writing, which he'd gotten away from for too long. He's much happier when he's writing, I think. I liked the first part of Trust Issues and am eager to read more!

    I am also eager to hear what you thought of Charish's book. :-)

    Have a great week, Greg!

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  43. I read Murder at the Brightwell and forgot she was holding that glass!

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  44. I hope you had a reading slump because you read one hell of a book and it was hard to find another you could trust would deliver. I wish I had Daisy's Ridley's workout. I like the kickboxing aspect. I saw you were immersed in that Owl book on GR and it totally piqued my interest. The summary sounded good so I added that. Happy reading to you this week.

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  45. I was fortunate to be gone for that last cold spell and came home to a beautiful weekend. Hope it continues. Is spring here for good? Glad the slump is over. Have a great week.

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  46. Oooh excited to see there's another Seanan McGuire novel, I absolutely love her writing! I still need to read her fae series though. Lots of great inclusions here Greg! I saw that photo of Daisy Ridley and it was so cool!

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  47. Nice video of Daisy Ridley's workout. I have been following Stephen Amell on FB and ogling his workout videos as well. :) Love Arrow.

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  48. I don't think they've announced the next BEA but man... I would go if you had the chance, just to GO!! It's been in NYC forever!

    You are the pop-culture distraction enabler in my life... You kill me!!! ;) And holy cow, I'm freezing my butt off TODAY!! What a tease this stupid weather is...

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