Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunday Post #140



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

This has been a nice week for the most part. I didn't do a ton of reading. Black Sails is now available on Amazon and I've been binging it all week. So... yeah that's a chunk of time. It started off a bit iffy but it's nice to be back in that world- there isn't really another show like it. I did see some news about returning shows also this week and I included some of that below. 

Last week I talked about genre and whether blogging changes how you read. This week I'll be talking about book spoilers on Tuesday and reviewing Silicon Dawn on Thursday. And hopefully reading! 



Bloodline S2 returns on May 27th. Looking forward to this one big time. 



Also looks like Netflix has announced the new Mako Mermaids episodes for the same date- May 27. 

Humans S2 is now filming and will be back in 2017. And Carrie-Anne Moss is joining.

Humans Carrie-Anne Moss

I saw this and thought it was kinda cool. Jadah McCoy and her first book signing. She also does the Tipsy Reader Reviews which are quite fun. 



And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics Circuses   
Let's Talk About Genre  
The 100
World of Water 
Bookcover Spotlight # 46

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 




NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:



BOOKISH LINKS

Listful Booking reviews Gone Girl

This article says that bodyhackers and cyborgs are here- and they're called women

With the new Captain America movie soon to be released- here is some music from the last one. 




Arya Stark has some fun with customers. 




And space music.  




73 comments:

  1. Are the Tad Williams books good? I have been loving your diussion topics and am looking forward to next week's. I had two awful spoils that I can vent about! Our weather looks like it is going to stay springlike, so I am chancing shutting off the boiler today. Yay! I love saving money. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hey I'm here now. :) Crazy day... I think those books are good but they're chunksters, I mean really long. I don't think I'd re- read them for that but he is writing new ones in the same world, so I'll be getting those. :) And I love those new covers!

      Thanks, I'm glad you're liking the discussion posts. I know what you mean about spoilers, I'll be anxious to see your thoughts on Tuesday. :)

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  2. Maisie Williams is always fun to watch off set. I like the new Tad Williams covers. I'll admit that the older ones turned me off as a kid but I still own two and read half of... I want to say it was 'The War of the Flowers'... but never finished. I think I was too young for it so maybe I will try again some day.
    Have a great week! :)

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    1. Yeah she's fun. I like those covers too, more than the other ones I think. The on,y stuff of his I've read are these books, and it's been a while...

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  3. Bloodline is one I meant to binge last year. I will have to do t this year and go for both seasons at the same time. Love Kyle Chandler!! Have a great week!

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    1. Bloodline is good although it's a bit slow moving at times. Still I highly recommend it- and can't wait for S2!

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  4. *sigh* I FINALLY finished Camp Nano so I have to catch up with your blog Greg! Jadah's first book signing video was super cute!. I have that ARC and now I want to get to it so badly :) Loved the Star Wars sectional views! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I thought that was fun, her videos are all kinda funny! And congrats on NaNo!!

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  5. Oh, I love Bloodline...and I'm so excited to start watching Season II. Of course, the way I binge-watch, it will be done before I know it, and I'll be waiting again...LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

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    1. I do the same thing, I'll watch it all at once. :) But I'm looking forward to it too... looks like some plot stuff they left unresolved rears its head this time. :)

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  6. Your pulp covers are awesome, Greg! Thanks for sharing :)
    It looks like you got some good books too, even if you're busy watching shows instead of reading these days ;)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanx Lexxie! Yes TV has seriously detracted from my reading time! But I did slip a bit of reading in lol. Hope your week is good.

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  7. That's an interesting question about whether blogging changes how you read. I think it probably does, though I think my old book club changed how I read much more than blogging has...maybe.

    I'm excited for Season 2 of humans! :D Not so excited for season 2 of Bloodlines - I liked the first one but felt it got a bit predictable at the end. Hopefully S2 will be good though :)

    http://natalieslife.com/2016/04/libraries-gishwhes-and-netgalley-oh-my

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    1. I'm looking forward to more Humans too. Loved that show. Hopefully Bloodlines will be good, you never know. :) I liked S1 but I agree it did have its flaws...

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  8. Yesss season 2 of Humans, I loved Humans. Oooh those Tad Williams covers are really nice - though I only ever read part of the first book of that series for some reason. Might have to dive in...have a great week :)

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    1. I did too, looking forward to that show coming back.

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  9. I've heard about Sleeping Giants. It doesn't seem like my kind of book, but it's a cool premise.

    I skimmed that bodyhacking article, but I gotta say, I still think the RFID chip thing is kinda freaky. Like, it's able to affect outside technology, like a phone. Something like an IUD affects the biological processes, the same way any medication does.

    Anyway, the book signing video was fun, and the two different versions of the pulp cover are cool :-)

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    1. I just finished it, it was okay. I liked the premise but it got less interesting to me as I got farther in- kinda disappointing. I've seen a lot of rave reviews tho so someone is liking it. :)

      That was an interesting article, I agree about the chip. I didn't realize that was such a thing. No thanks! lol

      I like Jadah's videos, I haven't read her book but maybe one of these days...

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  10. I like the look of the cover for Sleeping Giants. how is it?

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    1. I just finished it and it's pretty good, I loved the premise but I got a little disappointed towards the end. The explanation was a little iffy for me, and it bogged down just a bit in the middle. I'd say probably a three star read for me, although I've seen other bloggers who have been more enthusiastic about it.

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  11. Maisey Williams is so freaking adorable!!! Mannnnn... If only we didn't ban GRRM from our household, I'd probably really love that show (I'm sure I've ranted to you before on his writing ADD)!!! I read his books back when they came out though. Good sh*! :D

    Stay warm!!!! Stupid spring!!! Btw, let me know if you go to BookCon!! I heard BEA is back in NY next year (I'm not sure, tho)

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    1. Isn't she though? And you know, you're not missing that much- I mean the show can be okay but sometimes it sucks too. It's not all that and a bag of chips. And yeah I know what you mean about Martin- I've cut him a lot of slack but come on, it's been YEARS... my patience is pretty exhausted!

      I'd love to go to Bookcon but I don't think it's going to work out. Shame cause it's so close. Look forward to hearing about it though- make sure you fill us in. :) If it is Chicago next year I'll go...

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  12. I'm bummed that the Hans Jenssen link is down. I wanted to check out those illustrations. :( Netflix is the devil! LOL We don't have cable or satellite, so unless there's an apocalypse that knocks out the internet then I really don't want to know how I'd handle not having it. I have a feeling it wouldn't be pretty. :D

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    1. Oh sh%t I better check the link. Thanks for letting me know. There's some neat stuff there...

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  13. It sounds like a really good week, Greg:). I love those pulp book covers - one of them is really daring. As for the Tad Williams, I used to be a big fan and my favourite series was Otherland, though I did feel he did have some pacing issues at times. I LOVE Smoking Off the Rooftop... Have a fab week and let's hope the weather improves!

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    1. Yeah I thought that cover was a little risque as well. And I was trying to figure out if they were the same book, but I guess not. I've only read M, S & T by Williams and liked it- years ago- he's writing new ones in that world so I'll probably check those out.

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  14. I was hoping Black Sails would come out on Netflix or Hulu so I can see if I would like it, I heard such mixed thing about it and also with you talking about it I kind of wish I stayed to watch.

    Love those covers, old covers a just so awesome!

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

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    1. I wish it would too- Netflix would be great. A lot more people could see it that way. I had to buy the episodes at amazon and that sucked, but I was hooked. :) It's a good show, but a little talky at times. For a pirate show I think it needs more action. I just finished S3 and thought it was a little slow at times but at the end it got crazy! I wish it was more like that- all the time.

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  15. Binge watching always ends up cutting into my reading time, too. I haven't tried Black Sails yet. I haven't been overly enthused this season with The 100 and I'm already two episodes behind.

    Hope you have a great week!

    My Sunday post is here.

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    1. Yeah The 100 is hit or miss for sure. I'm liking it on some levels and others, not so much. Certainly not what I expected.

      You have a great week too!

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  16. I am glad you had nice weather, it's been kind of rainy here but today is nice. I am praying for the nice no rain weather to hold out while my fur babies are outside! Happy reading!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. It rained here some too, especially yesterday. All day! Ugh I was hoping for a nice weekend. lol Good luck with your weather!

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  17. OMG, I've been wondering when Bloodline S2 was coming out! So glad you posted the trailer. It looks so good! I can't wait to watch it, but it may have to wait in line behind all the other shows I'm behind on. Doh!

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    1. I'm excited about Bloodline, I liked the first one.

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  18. I keep hearing good things about Bloodline but haven't seen season one never mind season two. Might try and catch up with it if I can find the time this week. Have a good one!

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    1. Bloodline was good, a little slow at times as there's lots of build up, but it's a good show.

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  19. Hi Greg! I saw the meme for Sunday Post on your blog last week and decided to try it out this week. You are welcome to have a look! We don't watch a lot of tv, but we tend to binge-watch when we do. Will have a sneak peek at Bloodline .

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    1. Welcome to the Sunday Post! Glad you could join- and glad I found your blog. :) Bloodline is good if you like a slow burn drama.

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  20. Bloodline looks good. I never heard about it before.. Need to check that one out.
    I hope you get to your reading this week Greg. Have a great week ;)

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  21. I have book one of the S.McGuire book on audio and need to get to it, of course right now I am listening to her newest novel Every Heart a Doorway. Happy binge watching!!

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    1. Thanx Kimba! If I read as much as I've been watching I'd get through more books. Although I did get some reading done this weekend. :)

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  22. Gosh, I just love those pulp covers! And I equally love those covers on the Tad Williams novels! What a difference from the old covers!

    Enjoy the binging! That's the great thing about streaming from Amazon- you can watch your favorite series all at once!

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. I like them too, they're fun to find. Books sure were different back then! And I do love streaming, although as many episodes as I've been buying lately it may affect my book budget!

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  23. I skipped a few nights recently as I binged on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I enjoyed it though it took some getting used to!

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    1. It's fun isn't it? Whoever invented binging is a rock star. I guess it was Netflix?

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  24. I can't resist the covers for the Hard Case Crime books. Lovely.

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    1. Aren't they a treat? A little old school updated for today. I haven't read any but I get a kick out of them!

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  25. Black Sails is on Amazon! I might start on that one when I have the time.. It looks interesting.
    I like those Tad Williams covers too. I've only read a short story by him before, but I'm tempted to try out his other stuff.

    Those Star Wars locations look awesome as well!
    The pulp cover made me laugh - something about the tag lines.. So good!

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    1. I just finished Black Sails last night, so I'm all caught up! Until next year... I'm going to miss the show, it's the only real pirate show out there that I know of. And I know about the pulps- those taglines kill me sometimes... :)

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  26. I could spend a lot of time on your post! LOL So much to see and listen to. Those pulp covers are amazing and I like the series you're reading.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Hey Laura! Yeah I do try to fill up my post with fun stuff I come across during the week! lol Hope you had good weekend.

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  27. Love the tag lines on the pulp covers. Hopefully we will see the sun this week. I am tired of the rain and clouds.

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    1. Aren't those a treat? Almost all eye roll inducing! And I'm with you on the weather- ugh it's been a drag.

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  28. Lots of fun stuff in this one Greg! I hope you enjoy Civil War, I liked it better than Age of Ultron but Winter Soldier was better I think. Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing it. Hope your week is great as well. :)

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  29. Jadah's book signing video is great! She seems lovely :)

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    1. I enjoyed that too, and her tipsy reviews are a riot!

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  30. Wow, so much great stuff here - have fun!

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  31. Black Sails is one that I have always wanted to give a try! Sounds like it must be good if you are binge watching it. I always love all the pictures you share! Also looking forward to your discussion post this week!

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    1. It's a good show, a bit talky at times but it's the only real pirate show out there and I'm enjoying it. I just finished up so that's good, to be done. Thanks and hope you like the discussion post.

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  32. Oh the spoilers...I'm dealing with a Game of Thrones spoiler issue right now. -_- And I love the cross sections of the SW places! The detail that goes into Star Wars is so much fun.
    I hope you enjoyed Silicon Dawn! My review of Silicon Man should be going up this week, and I enjoyed it just as much as the prequel!
    I hope you have a good week Greg!

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    1. Spoilers can be so irritating. I struggle with them because sometimes I seek them out (like with Captain America or star Wars- yes I wanted to know about the movies beforehand) but book spoilers- not so much. I liked the cross sections at the site- the Coruscant one in particular I thought was cool. I need more Coruscant!

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  33. As usual, I love all the illustrations you share ♥ The cross-sectional views of Star Wars locations are really neat! I need to get on board with Black Sails but I don't have Amazon TV...I might need to consider it! Have a wonderful week Greg :D

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    1. Black Sails is tough because you almost have to buy the episodes at Amazon if you don't have starz- it's not on Netflix or whatever, which is really irritating. It's too bad because it's a great show (I mean, pirates!!) but I don't think it's well known because a lot of people can't see it easily.

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  34. I really love pulp book covers, they always make me smile. I'm such a sucker for vintage books, used book stores are like kryptonite for my willpower....

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    1. Oh I know what you mean. I simply CANNOT pass by a used bookstore without going in. I love em. And some of those old covers are a trip, no doubt. I do love finding a good vintage

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  35. I love the new covers for the Tad Williams novels. I've never read them but marketing works and now I'll probably check them out to see if it's something I'd be into. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Yes! I'm happy to hear about the 2nd season of Humans. But 2017 is so damn far!

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  37. We've been watching some series too, still making progress with Star Trek Deep Space 9 and we started watching the librarians, which is fun!
    I'll have to check out your spoiler post, it sounds interesting! Those star wars locations look great! I hope you'll have a great week!

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  38. Tad's new book covers do look amazing! Hope you have a great week!

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  39. I am impressed at the time you spend on all the extras in your blog. So nice of you to share the videos and art. I don't get too much time for TV series except those my hubby is into. But I might try to get him interested in some of the sci fi ones you mention.
    Happy Reading and cover hunting!

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