Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunday Post #141



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

This week has been a big improvement over last, weather wise anyway. Lots of sun and warmer temps too- about time! I read a bit this week and got some books I've been wanting to read. Also the third Country Club Murders book comes out on Tuesday, so I'm looking forward to that. Didn't do as much writing though other than blog stuff. I've been listening to Dorothy a bit- I like their sound and she has an amazing voice. And I discovered a new cyberpunk inspired playlist this week. 

This week I talked about spoilers and how they affect my reviewing and I had a few show recaps as well as Bookcover Spotlight. I'll be reviewing Star Wars: Bloodline on Thursday (have LOTS of thoughts on that one) and will be talking about Villains (and why we love 'em) on Tuesday. Did anyone see The 100 this week? Crazy. 

Dark Matter S2 returns on July 1st. And 12 Monkeys is now on Hulu. Here's what I've been reading or have read- and there is a giveaway going on Goodreads for the anthology if you're interested. 

Clouds in My CoffeeBloodline: New RepublicThe Incident on the Bridge  Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

 I love this scene especially at the 1:00 mark when the girl is lighting up. 



This is pretty great. Plus if you haven't seen the movie- this pretty much covers it. 


And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics    
Let's Talk About Spoilers   
The 100
Bookcover Spotlight # 47 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



Okay I don't usually comment on these but seriously- that title??? 

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Clouds in My CoffeeThe Incident on the BridgeVicarious (Vicarious, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

Rather Be Reading YA reviews Love and Gelato

Molly's Book Nook talks about her experiences at YALLwest

Why Write Flash fiction? 

This guy made his own speeder bike type thing and it actually works. Kinda. 



Want to relax on Dagobah? Here's your chance. 



Awesome. 




Some ambient music. 



73 comments:

  1. I wish our weather was better. It has been rain all week and looking like more rain!! LOVE Dazed and Confused - Great movie. Have a great week!!

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    1. I love that movie too-it's awesome and the music is killer. :)

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  2. That pulp cover is awesome!! Omg that title though...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!

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    1. I know? When I saw it I knew I HAD to use it lol.

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  3. Dazed and Confused was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Haha! I'm not sure how I never realized until now that the girl with the guitar is Milla Jovovich from The Fifth Element/Resident Evil.
    Those cityscapes really make me want to find some good sci-fi to read!
    Have a great week! :)

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    1. I love that movie- great music. I didn't realize that was her either for the longest time!

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  4. Ooh, you got Clouds In My Coffee! I am envious...and I love all the art work, as usual.

    Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog. I remember enjoying Dazed and Confused!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading that one!

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  5. I'm glad you've had a good week and that the weather is lovely!
    But that pulp cover...! And the title - goodness! haha
    Awesome art picks as always! The one with the hover cars and whatnot makes me think of Doctor Who.

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    1. I know- I laughed when I saw it. I thought I have to use that one ha ha!

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  6. That hoverbike is bonkers, it is crazy what inventors are coming up with these days.

    I need to get going with my Star Wars books but I might keep them for my holiday reading as I have went with the PB copy of Bloodlines which I don't get till December.

    Have a good week!

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    1. Isn't it though? I thought it was good timing too with that other pic I just finished Bloodline and it was good but it wasn't so great that it can't wait. :)

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  7. I struggle with spoilers often because we're behind in a lot of shows here in Australia. I 'like' pages like 'Entertainment Weekly' on Facebook and more often than not they share things on FB which end up being spoilers... I love this show Person of Interest but knew a key character died months before it aired here because EW included a pic in their FB update at the time.

    Grrrrrr...

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    1. Yeah that would bother me too. I hate it when shows are behind either here or there- you'd think in this time we could all just watch together. :)

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  8. I have NEVER seen Dazed and Confused! I think I was busy in college when it came out or something - no clue!!

    I always love the Youtube videos where they countdown problems with movies, shows, etc. I couldn't sit through the entire thing but it was funny! Great stuff this week!!

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    1. You would love Dazed and Confused I think. the music alone is worth it. I only saw it a few years ago myself, but yeah... and yeah that video was super long but I couldn't resist. :)

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  9. Ahh, Dorthy and warmer temps ... sounds good to me! I think I watched the latest 100, I can't remember. lol.

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    1. Yeah Dorothy took over my listening this week... I love them. Such a great band.

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  10. Yay sun and warm weather! I've actually had some random thunderstorms, so it's been a bit cooler. However, the thunderstorms were the perfect at setting the mood for the book I happened to be reading those couple days lol.

    Haha, I didn't even notice the title on that book until you pointed it out.

    I like that there seems to be levels in the floating cars pic because I've always thought about that. Like, if everyone was just flying around willy-nilly, that's just chaos and accidents waiting to happen lol.

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    1. I love it when weather cooperates with what we're reading. There are certain times gloomy weather has enhanced a book if the subject matter is like that.

      You know, I think you're right about the pic. I had noticed the stoplight lol but hadn't really thought about that -although I have wondered in the past when I see art like that how do they all know where to go? Sometimes maybe a cool image isn't always all that thought out? Imagine the chaos of sky traffic though... it is kinda fun to think about. :)

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  11. YAY for the sun and warmer weather, Greg! We've had much nicer weather, too, and I feel like I'm living again. More energy, for one, and I want to spend time outside, which is good.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Yeah it's been nice for it to warm up. Being outside is always good. :)

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  12. You got the warmer weather and I got the rain. :-) I'm not complaining though. It's needed. I enjoyed your post about spoilers. Clouds in My Coffee sounds like it will be good. I hope to read the earlier books in the series as well.

    You always post the most interesting and beautiful artwork. I can't help but build stories around some of them in my head as I look at them.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy Clouds in my Coffee (and the earlier ones are quite good).

      I love fantasy / SF artwork so it's fun to find, and I always hope that someone might find a piece they like- it can definitely inspire the imagination (and I did write a flash fiction based on one) so I know it happens. :) There's just something so imaginative about it.

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  13. I love the art you find and post - there's something very relaxing about it always. LOL at that pulp cover - and the title!!! Have a great week :)

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    1. Good, I'm glad you enjoy! I like sharing it...

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  14. Hahahah that Pulp Cover! Enjoy all your new books :)
    My Book Haul

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    1. Thanks, I got a kick out of that one!

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  15. THAT was a fun compilation of stuff. I remember seeing Dazed & Confused when it first came out. I'm pretty sure "Low Rider" was in the soundtrack, yes? And "Slow Ride," for sure.

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    1. Some great music in that one. And Slow Ride- such a jam. Such a great soundtrack... And thanks.

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  16. That book cover is so bad that I almost want to read it. That has never happened to me before, but I wonder if it is as bad as the cover. Have a great week! :)

    ~Anna @Adventures with a Book Nerd

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    1. It probably is. I actually couldn't believe it when I saw it... :)

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  17. Glad to hear the weather got better Greg. The weather here is also great. Lots of sun!! Yeahh!!!

    ‘The Indicent on the Bridge’ looks and sounds great. I curious to read what you think about that one.

    Have a great week and Happy Reading! ;)

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    1. Good, glad you're getting some sun too. It's way overdue!!

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  18. We are pretty much getting rain all this week, but I won't be here. I am hoping Chicago weather is going to be dryer even though it looks like it's going to be a bit colder...lol.

    That pulp fiction novel title made me snort a little..crazy. Enjoy your new books!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. I know, is that a crazy book? Enjoy BEA!!

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  19. I've never heard of the Country Club murders (my bad). Searched for it immediately. It is actually starting to get cold (ish) here in Nelspruit, time to curl up and read. Wishing you bright sunny days filled with books this week.

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    1. Thank you, I guess it's cooling off your way huh? The country Club Murders are pretty good.

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  20. After a cold weekend last week I'm glad the weather warmed up though we did get some rain. I am hoping it will continue to stay warm this week.

    I look forward to your thoughts on Bloodline. I am waiting for it at the library. I hope we will get some explanation about things from The Force Awakens.

    I have a copy of the anthology for review and hope to read it soon. I liked the Christmas one.

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    1. I just finished Bloodline and it does provide some answers, mostly about Leia and Han. I'm not sure I liked it quite as much as the one she wrote last year, but it was decent.

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  21. Looking forward to Summer Days and Summer Nights; I really enjoyed the holiday-themed anthology that was released about two years ago. Also eager to read your thoughts on Star Wars: Bloodline; I've been wondering how the recent Star Wars YA novels are and if they're worth checking out.

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    1. I am too- I liked the holiday anthology a lot. Bloodline wasn't bad, I didn't love it but if you're a fan of The Force awakens you might really like it. Heir of the Jedi and Lost Stars were both good Star Wars books I thought.

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  22. I think you're going to enjoy Clouds in My Coffee... hope there will be more books in the series!

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    1. Oh good- can't wait. That's probably one of my more awaited reads, glad it's coming out Tuesday!

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  23. I can always count on your weekend posts to make me smile. I love to chuckle over those pulp covers-- okay seriously dumb pic and title this week--I love the DeviantArt pics and this one is awesome. I look forward to your flash fiction, whether a continuation of Trust Issues or new one. I'm really considering flash fiction. I love to write and have played around with it since I was 5 years old :) but never commit, so ultra-short, no commitment flash fiction might appeal to me.
    Enjoy your week and thanks for the nudge to get to the Julie Mulhern series soon. I think I have book one on my kindle but I have so many books lurking there on my TBR I can't promise that.... I'm on my new blog now, to go with my new real life address too. I made two moves in one swoop!

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    1. Yeah, you never know what goofy stuff you'll find here lol. I try... :) Thank you for the kind words about the flash fiction, I had a lot of fun with it. I'm deciding whether to post more as I need to spend more time on my writing. I say go for it if you're interested- I'd love to see what you have!

      New blog! I'll be checking it out. And yes I think you'd like the Julie Mulhern books. they're cozies sort of but they don't feel like most cozies to me- but they're not super heavy either. Somewhere in the middle...

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  24. The weather was so crappy! Rained all week and finally the big glowing ball in the sky has come out. It's so weird to see it :) I need to check out Dorothy.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. You would like Dorothy I think- kind of rock with bluesy tones. It's good music for when you just want a pick me up or you're pissed off lol.

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  25. Omg, that pulp cover *and* title! bwahahaha We've had a lot of rain. I'm sick of it. My plants I put in the ground are going to get root rot. Grrr! Is that the Weasley's car in Main Street Blue? :)

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  26. I have the Country Club Murder book on my wishlist. I enjoyed the first two. I love Fear the Walking Dead.

    Have a great week.

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  27. We had some really beautiful days weather wise and even went out for a walk and ice cream. I am curious about Bloodlines, looking forward to hear what you think of it. I have the first Country Club book, but haven't read it yet.
    That art is really well done, it gave me shivers because I am afraid of heights, but usually I don't get that with artwork. It is really pretty and well done!
    And that futuristic artwork is great too! I hope you'll have a great week!

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  28. Honey in His Mouth? Oh my! LOL! That should be interesting
    Glad the weather has been better for you. It's been a beautiful couple of days in Atlanta and I have no complaints! Great recap of your week and hope you enjoy this upcoming week as well :)

    Quite a Novel Idea

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  29. I am waiting on more Trust Issues! Thanks for the Dagobah ambient sound link. I recently stumbled upon a bunch of Star Trek ambient sound Youtube videos. That hover bike is stellar. Once they get steering and braking systems in place, I will want one! Our weather has remained chilly and rainy, but I prefer that to 90s with humidity, so I'm good. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  30. As always, I enjoy spending quite a bit of time listening and watching and viewing your Sunday Post! I want a hover bike!! LOL

    My Sunday Post

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  31. I was catching up on The 100 earlier today, but I still need to watch last week's. What I've seen of the past several weeks so far has been crazy insane!

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  32. I wonder who comes up with the Pulp titles and covers! The art work is gorgeous. I am enjoying sitting outside and reading. Have a great week.

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  33. I talked about spoilers on my blog too this week! Great minds? ;) I still need to start The 100! My husband loves that show but I've never sat down to watch it. Enjoy your new books! :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  34. Enjoy your new murder book when it comes out. Spoilers are a pain aren't they. Tralalalala - don't tell me I say to others! The unfortunate result of so much technology often.

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  35. I do love the warmer weather! I hope you enjoy your new additions. :-)

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  36. The Incident on the Bridge looks like an interesting read. I hope you enjoy your books this week.

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

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  37. I need me a speeder bike!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-expo-america-newbie.html

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  38. I want to try the Claudia Gray Star Wars book because I like her writing! Great haul, and love all the pictures and video clips you always share!

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    1. This is my 2nd Claudia Gray Star Wars novel and she's pretty good. I might have liked the first one a little better but if you like Leia or are interested at all, it's probably a good choice.

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  39. YAY Star Wars Videos! That sin counter for TFA is on point! Plus the Dagobah is seriously awesome. Gorgeous artwork as always ♥ Hope you had a great weekend Greg^^

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    1. Wasn't that fun? Kind of a long video but they had lots to talk about ha ha! And I like those sound videos- sometimes I play 'em as background and it works pretty well. :)

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  40. Everything Wrong with Star Wars is sooooo right! Thanks for posting it!
    Have a great week!

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    1. I found myself agreeing with a lot of it! So yeah... you have a great week too!

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  41. I'm glad the weather has picked up for you - warmth is great for your outlook, or so I find. I also feel I'm more productive on warmer days than dreary rainy days.

    Great discussion post regarding spoilers, that's something I'm often conflicted on. I'd love to go in depth on certain reviews for memory sake, but I also don't like to read spoilers in reviews by others so leave them out of my own posts. Its a toughie!

    I'm intrigued by Summer Days and Summer Nights - on the fence about ordering it as of now though. I did read, and still own, the winter edition so it would be nice for it to have a companion I suppose.

    Happy reading, and watching!!

    Reading With Jade

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    1. Thanks, and I agree. Nicer weather definitely puts me in a better mood- I need sunlight although drearier weather does have its place and its own beauty I guess. Just don't want it too much lol. That's exactly my problem with spoilers- I don't want to spoil anyone but at the same time I want to talk in depth. :)

      I think that anthology will be good, at least I hope so. I thought the Christmas one was pretty good.

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  42. Re: Main Street Blue by Gilles Tan - all I can say is HEEECK NO! Maybe in a closed vehicle, otherwise there's no way. I love the Headphones one though.

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  43. Dazed and Confused is one of my favourites. I've seen it so many times I can recite many of the lines. Its been a while since I last watched it though so thanks for posting that Slater video. Loved that character. Have a great week.

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  44. We have just got a heap of cool weather down here in AUS! I miss the warm days!
    I love that pic of the girl on the bike waaaaay up in the sky, reminds me of The Fifth Element movie!

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  45. I love Dazed and Confused. I haven't watched that one in forever.

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