Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sunday Post #142



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

I had a good week - a bit of reading, a bit of watching and lots of sun. As the warm weather arrives I've been thinking a bit about blog plans for the next few months- I like to change it up once in a while- so I'm thinking of what works and what doesn't. I've done Bookstore Spotlights in the past and would like to get back to doing those- hopefully this summer that will happen. 

I seem to have fixed the problem of what to read next- this week I added a bunch of books, many of which I saw on blogs, so now I have a nice cushion again. Also the third Country Club Murders book by Julie Mulhern arrived this week and that's at the top of my list. I'll be reviewing it on Thursday. 

In other news I won the April Discussion Giveaway over at It Starts At Midnight. How cool is that? I selected the new Stephanie Perkins summertime anthology so I'm looking forward to seeing that in a bit (it comes out in a week or so). And my current reads kinda look like this. 

Clouds in My CoffeeThe Incident on the Bridge Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

More Tipsy reader! 




And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics    
Let's Talk About Villains    
The 100
Bookcover Spotlight # 48 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

 
  
NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Gena/FinnThe Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)Replica


BOOKISH LINKS

The Hardcover Lover talks headphones on book cover

Pink Polka Dot Books talks favorite 90's movie.  

Big news this week was the Tower of Joy sequence from Game of Thrones. Here's a fan version replacing the swords with lightsabers. Kinda cool. 

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Here is a fan film of the Tower of Joy sequence. A few thoughts on this- it is obviously not professionally done, bear that in mind. BUT the guy playing Stark has a sword that looks like Ice, unlike the HBO version, and the northmen all LOOK like northmen. And Stark looks like how I imagine Stark, unlike the HBO version. Judge for yourself, again bearing in mind this is a fan film. 





And ambient music- I listen to a lot of this as background and I'm surprised how much space music is on Youtube. 



62 comments:

  1. Lovely , lovely picture of that river with the stone bridge across. Wish I was there.

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    1. I do too, it's nice isn't it? :)

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  2. I can't wait for Summer Days and Summer Nights. I love short story anthologies and am definitely ready for summer. Happy reading!

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    1. I am looking forward to that one too. :)

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  3. That first image you shared is dreamy! I wish I was there now...especially since it's rainy here today! As always, I love your sci-fi fantasy pictures too ♥ YAY for adding new books to your tbr and for wining the discussion contest!! Love the ambient music too, it's perfect as background music when you're reading or just relaxing! Happy weekend Greg :)

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    1. Isn't that a cool pic? I had to share it. I love listening to ambient music- and there's so much out there.

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  4. Beautiful pictures but I had such a laugh at Trailer Trollop what a cover and title! Have a great week!

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    1. Is that a trip or what? I laughed so hard when I saw that one- I had to use it!

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  5. Congrats on winning the discussion giveaway! And that's great that you've got a nice TBR list and won't have to worry about running out of something to read next :-) I imagine most bloggers probably have the opposite problem though lol.

    Also, Trailer Trollop. What a name, haha. And "They lived in a house of sin -- on wheels!" is killing me lol.

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    1. I know? I couldn't stop laughing when I found that one- I mean seriously??? That might be the worst one I've found. The taglines are the worst (or the best, depending on how you look at it). :)

      Yeah I was scraping by with what I wanted to read next, and luckily found some stuff to add. And my TBR is a lot shorter than most bloggers'- I just don't add a ton or it would be a mile long too.

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    2. Definitely the best lol.

      And I seriously don't know how you do it with the TBR thing, or lack thereof. Like, I can't stand the thought of finding an interesting book and then losing it or forgetting about it because I didn't save it!

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    3. I don't know, it's like I have a list on a sheet of paper (how's that for tech) but it's not that long lol... a dozen or so titles. It changes as I lose interest in one or add others. If I used Goodreads properly I'd probably have 1000 books on there like everyone else, but I'm always afraid I'll have all these shelves and still never get to them all. I am doing a little better though... :)

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  6. Oh that bridge and waterway is just stunning Greg. Really transports you there.

    I'm glad you've had better weather. The nights are finally getting cooler here (under 20C) so I'm starting to get excited about winter!

    And yay for new books. I finally requested some on NetGalley this past week as I'd mainly been getting hard copies from publishers but it opens a few doors and offers some international books that would take longer to get here!

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    1. You're cooling off huh? It's finally starting to get nice here- although we get nice days punctuated by rain lol. Isn't that pic great? Love that one!

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  7. Congratulations on your win, Greg! I think you made a great choice. I am glad you are enjoying the sunshine. We have been too this week. I am hoping we can get out of the house tomorrow like we did today. The Invisible Library sounds so good. I hope it is. And yay for Season 2 of Dark Matter!

    Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to that one. And The Invisible Library looks great- can't wait!

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  8. Congrats on the win....and your choice. I also love that image of the bridge and waterway. The buildings are gorgeous, too. Enjoy your books...glad you got your copy of Clouds in My Coffee. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you. Did you read the new Mulhern yet? I hope it's good. :)

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  9. High five for the win! Haha Tipsy ... she's so cute that I don't even care that she didn't love the book like I did. Oh you got Replica, I hope it's good.

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    1. I love those tipsy reviews! And I may try some of those drinks too lol. Her videos are great. And I think Replica will be good...

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  10. I'll be interested to see what you think of The Invisible Library. And congrats on winning that giveaway!

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    1. I am really geeked for that one...

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  11. Congrats on winning the giveaway!
    I really need to get back into watching GOT - I still have season 5 to watch.
    Have a great week.

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    1. I haven't watched all the seasons if I have to be honest- I've seen most but I'm just plowing ahead w/ the new ones. Since I've read the books I figure I know what's going on. Course that may be changing soon! Have a nice week. :)

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  12. Yay for the win! Great pick too. I love that picture with the water and the old bridge. Looks very peaceful. I liked Gena/Finn so interested to see what you think. I am excited for Replica! Have a great week!

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    1. I love that pic- so relaxing. wherever that is I want to go! You've read Gena/ Finn? Will look for your review as I just saw it last week and added it. It looks promising. :)

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  13. Trailer Trollop - love it - also love look of new Lauren Oliver (if she is the person who wrote Rooms which I think she is). Have a good week!

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    1. Is that funny or what? I cracked up when I saw it. Finding those pulp covers is one of the more fun things I do for the Sunday Post! lol

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  14. Can't wait to hear what you think of Clouds in My Coffee! Book four will be coming in October ;-)

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    1. I am so glad to hear there's a book four! I am looking forward to this one and may start it today!

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  15. I'm a little jealous of your copy of Replica ;) I love the concept of the book! Hope you enjoy it :)

    Here's my Sunday Post.

    PS Love all the Dark Matter vids :D

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    1. I don't actually have Replica (unfortunately- I bet the BEA people snagged some) but I saw it last week and added it to my TBR. I'm definitely going to read it as I like Lauren Oliver. I may try to get it off Netgalley though... :)

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  16. HAHA that lightsaber GOT clip. Love it.

    Also, I love all the art and photography you included (once again)! It's always so inspirational for stories!

    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

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    1. I liked that too- and better yet the same fan (I think) finished the whole fight that way. I saw it on youtube or somewhere. I'm glad you like the art- I have fun finding it and love sharing it.

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  17. You always find some of the coolest art! I can't wait to see the episode of GoT tonight, I have questions! Your current reads look pretty good, and it seems you have some nice ones lined up after that! I hope you have an epic week Greg!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to tonight's episode too. Now that we're past the books (mostly) I'm strangely curious to see where they go (and what hints we get)!

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  18. I always love the art you show, Greg. Great stuff! And the pulp covers are really funny. I love this tag line: "Four wild girls--out to ruin men!"

    I look forward to your thoughts on Clouds in My Coffee. And I have The Invisible Library to read. Looking forward to that. Looks like you've got some good books to read. Hope you enjoy them.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I thought that tagline was a scream too. The stuff they used to come up with... :)

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  19. I just love that cover on The Incident on The Bridge! I look forward to your review on that one, I've been seeing that everywhere for a while. And Congrats on the giveaway! That is awesome!

    Have a great week! Enjoy our good weather too!

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    1. I love that cover too- one of my favorites this year. I haven't read it yet but I hope to soon. Have a fabulous week!

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  20. Hahaha- love the Tower of Joy fight sequence with lightsabers! Looking forward to tonight's episode!

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    1. I am too! And looking forward to discussing it- so much to talk about these days. Especially being past the books.

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  21. Congrats on winning the April Discussion Giveaway. I’ve never read Stephanie Perkins before but her books sound great.

    Ow and love that Bluepassions picture. It is so beautifull!!

    Have a great week and happy reading Greg! ;)

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    1. Thank you! I was happily surprised. :) Hope your week is nice too.

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  22. Congratulations on winning the April Discussion Giveaway - and I've just been scrambling around after seeing your list - Kelley Armstrong has started a NEW series??? So we've just ordered it from the library. I LOVE the Trailor Trollop cover - AND (in a completely different way) the artwork you display. I had a real 'Ahhh' moment over Stefan Morrell's 'Arizona Bay'. Have a great week and I'm glad you've got hold of some more books. This is my week -
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/sunday-post-15th-may/

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    1. Thank you! I think that Armstrong book is a non supernatural from what I've heard- a crime/ psychological thriller I think. I like the premise of it. And Trailer Trollop-- I had to share, those old covers (and taglines) are SO out there. :)

      I liked Arizona Bay as well (and think Sci Fi Sunrise is quite exceptional in the large version).

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  23. I love it when I have that nice book cushion!

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  24. I hope I can start the Country Club Murders series soon as it sounds like a great series. I hope you'll enjoy the third book in that series.

    And ya for winning a giveaway! That's always exciting!

    Oh and I am looking forward to hear what you think of City of the Lost, I loved that book! My only 5 star read of the year so far.

    I always like seeing those futuristic city scapes, they look so pretty! That steampunk-ish one is great too! You always find the best pictures and I always enjoy looking at them in your Sunday posts. I hope you'll have a great week!

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  25. Great bridge picture! I wonder where that is...Venice?

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  26. Trailer Trollop. Gotta love that cover and title. And only 75 cents. Boy, that was long ago. LOL Looks like you did find some fun new reads:)

    Here's my Sunday Post

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  27. Congrats on the giveaway win. FYI: I tweeted one of the pics from your last Update (the headphones one) and it was a very popular tweet.

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  28. I've been the same way - a little reading and a little watching. I'm trying to catch up. I want to read Clouds in My Coffee. It's on my list. I liked the first two books very much. Have a great week!

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  29. I'll be starting Exile for Dreamers this week myself! Can't wait to hear what you thought of it as well. Hope you have a great week coming up, and thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier.

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  30. Wow! Those pictures are fabulous! I could definitely see many of them as backgrounds or even better, printed! Gorgeous finds!

    Grats on the win! I've never read Julie Mulhern but the Clouds in the Coffee book looks fun!

    Enjoy your week :D

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  31. I'm glad that you won the giveaway!!! Looks like you got some great books this week.

    I'm excited to see the Kelley Armstrong book on your list. I can't wait to get around to reading that one. I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.

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  32. I always look forward to a Lauren Oliver book. Congrats on the win. I hope the cold spells are over!

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  33. Yes, there is a ton of space music on Youtube. When I used to do most of my blogging on my laptop I listened to a lot with my headphones on , but they are kind of unwieldy when using my tablets. The Invisable Library looks interesting. I am going to stop back around to catch your villain discussion post. I didn't do much blog visiting last week, but I plan to make up for it this week. Our weather turned cold again the past three days. I haven't looked at the forcast for next week, but I am hoping it is going to warm up. Have a fabulous week.

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  34. Lightsabers pretty much make every battle sequence cooler. :)

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  35. Tipsy Reader is very creative! I bet she has fun making those videos. There's an idea for you for the summer!! Congrats on the win, always nice to do so. Enjoy your murders book!

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  36. That video looks so awesome! I stopped watching GoT out of choice but I enjoy seeing spoilers about it (there's no where to avoid it actually). Hope you enjoy your reads!

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  37. Is the Dark Matter tv series based on the book series by Blake Crouch, the guy who wrote Wayward Pines? I can't wait for that to come back- I haven't missed it have I? Lol. I enjoy Kelley Armstrong's books, especially the new Cainesville series. Have you caught the television series for her werewolf books? It is a bit cheesy and weird quality, but I got sucked in anyway.

    Have a great week!

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  38. I don't watch Games of Thrones but that scene done with the lightsabers is cool! :) Looks like you got some nice books to read this week! Enjoy and Happy reading!

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