Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunday Post #143



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

It's been a mixed week for reading and watching, but I did post a lot. I finished up the new Julie Mulhern mystery and reviewed it, and I also had my thoughts on Captain America Civil War. I finally saw it- and loved it. Stop by and let me know what you thought if you've seen it. 

I also discussed Game of Thrones and The 100. A busy week! Next week I'm going to talk about which House is my favorite on Game of Thrones (because lists and GoT go so well together), and will be wrapping up the final episode of The 100 as well. The new seasons of Bloodline and Mako Mermaids hit Netflix next Friday (May 27th) so I know what I'll be doing Friday night. 

I got a few books this week and I've won a few giveaways lately. I seem to be well stocked with books at the moment and several weren't even on my radar a few weeks ago. One of the dangers of visiting your favorite blogs- you find more stuff to read. A good problem to have though I would say. 

Clouds in My Coffee


And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics    
Let's Talk About Maps     
The 100
Bookcover Spotlight # 49 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)


BOOKISH LINKS

Check out the May giveaway over at It Starts At Midnight.  

River City Reading talks the Best and Worst of BEA. 

Big spoiler news this week about Star Wars VIII. Details about a scene with Luke Skywalker and Rey and a fight scene. Go read it only if you don't mind spoilers. I think it sounds great. 


My ambient pick this week. 


62 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what you make of The Invisible Library Greg^^ I read your Captain America post but I haven't seen it yet so I didn't weigh in. LOVE the Hobbiton art, Pirate Cove and the adorable Fairy Dragon ♥ Oh and I seriously need to get into GoT already. Either the books or the series, but this is getting embarrassing LOL!

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one! And I'll be curious what you think of Captain america if you see it. It was fun. And yes read GoT (although I know it's a huge commitment)...

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  2. I love Bloodline, and I'm very excited that it is coming this next week...and in June, Orange is the New Black has a new season out.

    Right now, I'm still loving The Killing.

    Can't wait to read Clouds in My Coffee. Glad you enjoyed it...thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

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    1. I haven't gotten very far with Orange is the New Black, but I loved Bloodline and a very happy it's back. Looking forward to binging over the long weekend next week...

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  3. You always find the best Pulp covers! I haven't watched Bloodline yet but I want too. We've been watching Black List on Netflix but after we're done I'm thinking Bloodlines is next. The Invisible Library is calling me. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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    1. Thanks! They're fun to find, and I often wonder who bought this stuff? lol kinda scary!! Bloodline is pretty good and I love the setting and the whole family secrets thing.

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  4. Interested to hear your thoughts on the Invisible Library! I am in between Netflix shows at the moment and at a loss at what to start; too many options!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

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    1. I am hoping to read Invisible Library very soon, as I'm looking forward to it. And I know what you mean about Netflix... so many shows!

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  5. I love that you always find so much beautiful artwork to share with us, Greg! And you always tempt me with more TV shows... good thing I usually end up reading anyway, if not I would have to change my blog to a TV reviewing blog ;)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading (and watching!)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thank you I'm glad you enjoy the artwork. And for someone who never used to watch TV I watch an awful lot now!

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  6. I think I've mentioned before that Bloodline isn't even really on my radar and I've heard little about it. I'm keen for The 100 to wrap up so several months can pass and I can eventually watch it on DVD! If my place sells and I move I'm SO gonna get Netflix. I don't think we have the range you do in the US, but I'm excited nonetheless!

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    1. I think I remember talking about it and if you ever get Netflix you might get to see it- if you're interested of course. It is an interesting show. I hear you on the 100- I have a hard time waiting for my shows to become available. :)

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  7. I enjoy the eclectic mix of material on your Sunday posts. That fairy dragon is a delight. Last summer I read 2.5 books into GoT, and am looking forward to reading another swath of the series this summer.

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    1. Thank you! I rather liked that faerie dragon too- something about it. :)

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  8. Ok so I've been watching Mako Mermaids, and I have no idea if I've one season or two or what since I'm just watching it on Disney Channel, not Netflix, and I think I missed a few episodes lol, but I love how they made Evie's character (the merman's girlfriend, I think that's her name). It seems like girlfriend characters are so often portrayed as jealous and bitchy and all that, especially when they're teens, but throughout the whole show, I've noticed that her character has been trusting and understanding and not jealous. There has been so much potential for her to be jealous, like when the mermaids first showed up and started hanging out with him, but she's been a really great female character.

    Anyway, that's great that you're all stocked up on books! And seriously the taglines on those pulp covers are killing me lol.

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    1. Mako Mermaids is awesome, glad to see someone else is watching it too! I remember last year posting about it and people were like what's that?? :) I have no idea why I like it so much lol but yes Evie is a great character- I actually surprised too how trusting she was, given the three mermaids who were always around- lots of potential for jealousy there but they seem to paint their relationship as really mature. And of course things get interesting w/ Evie too (not sure if you're there yet?)

      I just think I want to go to that juice bar too lol.

      And yes the taglines are hilarious, especially the last few.

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  9. I loved Civil War, too, thought it was great. Love the Hobbiton art :) Have a great week.

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  10. I still haven't seen Captain America yet but hope to next weekend - the trailer looks good, it's just finding the time. I still have to retry bloodline too. I tried the first episode but never got further than that. Have a good week!

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  11. Lots of readathons coming up, I always enjoy taking part in them as you always meet new people or reconnect with others.

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  12. I can’t wait to see Captain America: Civil War. I’ve been hearing some great things about it. Glad you liked it Greg.
    ‘City of the Lost’ looks amazing!
    Have a great week and Happy reading! ;)

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  13. Hi Greg! As always, lovely to read your posts!! Enjoy your week!!

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    1. Thank you! You have a great week as well... :)

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  14. I love Read-a-thons because they give your reading a direction. I especially like the low-key ones: show up, read, report. All good!

    I still need to see "Ultron" so I can't see "Civil War" yet. Yeah, it'll probably be on "video", too. UGH...

    Have a good week!!

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    1. I like the readathons too although I don't do that many. I usually forget or don't get around to it. :) And yeah the low key ones are good. :)

      I think you'll like civil War- it's a lotta fun!

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  15. I swear I am going to watch Bloodline this summer. I was so excited about it last year then it escaped me. Yay for giveaway wins! Have a great week !

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    1. It's hard to keep up with all the shows. I hope you like Bloodline, I thought it was pretty good.

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  16. Congrats on your winnings :) Bloodline has been on my to watch list but never get to it. City of the lost sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Happy Reading.

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  17. I'm excited for Bloodlines, too! Season 1 was great, and I can't wait to see where they're going to go storyline wise this season.

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  18. I've found myself listening to a lot more ambient music while reading these days thanks to you sharing so much of it! It's great when I find something that really fits the mood of what I'm reading. :)
    The Invisible Library sounds pretty good. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I like the ambient music, there's so much of it now and it does help set a mood or as good background music. :)

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  19. You got The Invisible Library! I got that one a week or so back and can't wait to try it, feeling a bit bogged down with review books at the moment so I don't know what to read first...lol. Hope you enjoy your shows that are getting ready to come on.

    Happy reading,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  20. I have to go to Goodreads and look at The Invisable Library. I keep seeing it around, but get sidetracked before I get there. I will have to drop back around and hit your posts from last week. I was really poo at commenting. We have been having rainy weather, but it finally warmed up some. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  21. I want to read The Invisible Library so I will be looking for your review of it.

    I haven't watched Captain America Civil War though I probably will watch the DVD when it is released since I do like the character. I watched the new trailer for Star Trek and though it looked pretty good. I am more excited about that one than Captain America. I'm also excited about Me Before You. Should be a good summer of movie watching :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to that one too. Hoping that I like it... I hope you like Civil War when you get to it, it's definitely my favorite of the superhero movies. And there are a lot of good movies coming out... :)

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  22. I have to tell my daughter about Meko Mermaids, she really loves that show.
    I am so behind on GoT but I just can't get myself to watch it, I have seen a few spoilers but I don't really mind. I used to love that show so much and I think I still do. lol
    Pirate cove might be my favorite this week!

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Seems like it's been forever since there were Mako Mermaids episodes lol. I haven't seen all the GoT episodes I just decided to start w/ the new season and go from there... I got HBO Now so I could watch it but otherwise wouldn't really pay for HBO.

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  23. Once more, a stunning selection of artwork - I think the tree village is my favourite, closely followed by that dragon, who manages to look cute... I've just got hold of the Kelley Armstrong book, so I'll be interested to see what you make of it. Have a great week and this is my Sunday Post https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/sunday-post-15th-may-2/

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy sharing them, hoping that people will check out these artists. Some fun images. I just started that book and so far it's intriguing.

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  24. I noticed the sci-fi readathon and it made me wish I read science fiction ;-)

    Glad you enjoyed Clouds in My Coffee as much as I did. Hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Hi JoAnn! It was nice to read Clouds in my Coffee and it didn't disappoint. In some ways it might have been my favorite of the books.

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  25. I have to get Clouds in My Coffee. I enjoyed the previous two books in the series. I'm starting to get back into The 100. I have a few episodes saved on my DVR so I'll binge-watch over the summer.

    Have a great week.

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  26. As always, I love the pictures you share! I just watched the last Avenger's movie and ready to see Civil War. I'm torn between which is my favorite. Avengers or Captain America.

    My Sunday Post

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  27. I'm in love with Pirate Cove! It's so detailed :)
    I cannot wait to see the new Captain America. I haven't had a chance yet and the way it's looking it'll probably have to wait till it comes out on digital. Hope you have a great week! Happy reading :)

    My Sunday Post

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  28. Sounds like you have had a nice week. I may have to check out that High Summer read a thon. I haven't done a read a thon in a long time!
    Hope this week is an awesome one!

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  29. I just watched the trailer for the 1st season of Mako Mermaids, and I'm intrigued. I may have to watch a couple of episodes to check it out. Have a great week Greg!

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  30. I like the look of the High Summer Readathon. Thanks for sharing it.

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  31. Both those read-a-thons sound interesting! I always sign up for them and end up failing miserably so I think I'll just stay away until Christmas. The City of the Lost looks really good! I'm going to have to check that one out! Have a great week! :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  32. Enjoy those read-a-thons. I had one today as I sat around all day and read. Congrats on the book wins. I love the pulp fiction covers and look forward to what you find next! Love the tag lines to the titles. This weekend was beautiful, is Spring finally here? Have a great week.

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  33. I enjoyed The 100 finale. Did you see it yet? I don't want to spoil it in case you haven't ;) And GoT...I love that series! Curious to see what your favorite GoT house would be.

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

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  34. Lovely post! the Invisible Library is one of those books that looks awesome! I haven't looked up the synopsis but I would pick that up anyway.

    I haven't seen 100. I've heard good things but have yet to get into it.

    Have a great week!

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  35. The Kelley Armstrong book sounds good! I am going to have to get to that one. Also, trailer camp tramp. Lol.

    So, because I am a person who sometimes reads the ending of a book first, I read your GoT post. Lol. I can't believe it!!!!! But now I know I need to leave the room at least once when we watch it tonight. :( So I am glad I read it. I often check in with the site doesthedogdie.com when watching a movie too. I just need to know!

    Looking forward to seeing which house is your favorite - I will have to think about mine.

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    1. I know, are those taglines funny or what? They crack me up. Yes beware of the end- it's very powerful but I did not like that part. Leave the wolves alone! And now that we're thoroughly book spoiled... :(:(

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  36. I really should enter more giveaways, I'm the sort of person who always says "meh, why bother, I'm not likely to win", but hey, somebody has to win, why not me? ;)

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    1. I've won a few, and never thought I would with all the people entering them. It's kinda cool really! And one of my favorite books of last year I won in a giveaway. :)

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  37. Yes visiting other blogs is hazardous in terms of making the "I want to read that too" shelf groan. It is a great problem to have though I guess!

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    1. I agree- does it add to the TBR! :)

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  38. I recall The Invisible Library being on my radar previously but dropping off somewhere.

    Beautiful artwork shared, especially the Hobbiton one!

    Happy reading!

    Reading With Jade

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    1. I just discovered and wish it was coming out sooner- it looks like it's been released before and is being re- released? Anyway I'm looking forward to it- love the premise!

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  39. The invisible library is on my list. I'll be interested to see what you think. Enjoy!

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  40. First of all, the scissors/tongue picture makes me cringe so hard. I can't look at it!

    I agree that other book bloggers can be hazardous to your TBR (or fantastic for it, depending on your perspective at that moment!).

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  41. I feel like I am so behind on everything, and I don't know if I'll ever get caught up. The Sci-Fi Read-a-thon sounds like fun. There are a few sci fi novels I need to get to. I'm always hesitant to join in on the week long one's because my reading can be so sporadic.

    More beautiful artwork. I love the one of the Faerie Dragon especially.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg.

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  42. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about the Julie Mulhern book and I really have to start that series soon! And ya for winning the giveaways! And having too many books to read and adding more is definitely a good problem to have. Visiting other blogs always makes me add more books to my to-read list as well.
    Oh I like that Pirate Cove artwork, it looks great! And the faerie dragon looks adorable. I hope you'll have a great week!

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