Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sunday Post #144



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

Another week of reading and a good one too. I finished up City of the Lost and reviewed it on Thursday- so I'm on a roll there. Summer seems to have arrived and I spent time soaking up rays. What else this week? Let's see I discussed my favorite houses of Westeros (that was a fun topic) and wrapped up The 100 - and did anyone see last weeks shocking Game of Thrones?- I talked about that too. :) 

This week was also my 50th Bookcover Spotlight so that kinda felt like a milestone. Maybe I'll even have a logo one of these days. COYER is starting up again and I did my intro post- and I won a giveaway over at Goodreads for At The Edge of Summer. Seems like a good title for this time of year. 

Bloodline started last night and it's nice to re- enter that twisted world.  And in the week ahead I'll talk about those books you just have to get and I'll be reviewing something-whatever I get up to reading. Oh and I'm still working on Trust Issues Part 3- hopefully that will be up soon. 

Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone in the U.S

Clouds in My CoffeeCity of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)

This is awesome and kinda funny too with the sound effects. 



And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff: 

Cover Characteristics    
Favorite Houses of Westeros     
The 100
Bookcover Spotlight # 50 

New Stuff This Week:

Cover Characteristics
Let's Talk About Books You Gotta Have 
Game of Thrones discussion  
Reviewing Gena/ Finn ?
Bookcover Spotlight #51 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Incident on the Bridge Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love StoriesGena/FinnReplica

BOOKISH LINKS

Fine Print reviews A Tropic of Serpents

Molly's Book Nook talks her favorite shows

This is amazing- Star Wars presented as one continuous picture. Probably the coolest thing I've seen all week.  

047-swanh



Today's ambient excursion. 



45 comments:

  1. Happy weekend Greg^^ Way to go with all the reading and being on a roll with it and reviews :D That Star Wars video was great, I cracked me up and was super cute! OH and LOVE that Neptune Art, one of my favorite planets!

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    1. You too! Wasn't that funny? It cracked me up too. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I've been meaning to make logos for all my different types of posts, but it's just... too much effort lol. Congrats on the giveaway win! I haven't won any in a while. I'm getting antsy :-P

    I like that pulp cover, but there is something really wrong about that one leg and foot :-/

    Have a great week!

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    1. I thought so too, something about that is just... off. :) In fact I thought about not using it, but... didn't feel like looking for another one. And thanks- I went for the longest time w/o winning a giveaway and then lately I've been lucky.

      Logos and that stuff are not my strong suit- I'll get one one of these days. :)

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  3. Great visual images and videos! Your cover of Clouds in My Coffee reminds me that I want to read this one soon...but I have three review books on tap this week. But who knows?

    Enjoy the holiday weekend and thanks for visiting my blog. More Bloodline for me tomorrow...I only finished half today!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you like Clouds in my Coffee- if you liked the first two I think you'll like this too. Good stuff. :)

      Have fun with Bloodline! I need more episodes...

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  4. Congrats on the giveaway win! I'm looking forward to COYER this summer. Oh, I love the cover of Replica but I'm a little put off by the idea of the two-stories-in-one thing, plus I wasn't a fan of her Delirium series. I'm waiting to see what others think of it.
    Enjoy your books and have a great week! :)

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    1. Thanks! I think COYER will be fun. I always find good reviews. And I'm not sure about Replica either- it might work really well, and it might not!

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  5. You really are reading much, much faster than you used to. You're getting out of hand, actually!!! ha!! City of the Lost looks good and Armstrong is an awesome author so I'll have to go look that one up!!!

    Now stop sending all the hot air over here!!! ;)

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    1. Ha ha You're probably right... I seem slow compared to most bloggers but for me it's pretty good. :)

      Has it been nice or what? Loving this weather...

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  6. You'll be very excited for me Greg because when I went to the video store yesterday (one I belong to in my mother's hometown) they had Bloodline, so I'm gonna finally get to see it! Of course it's a 3-night loan and I was heading home today (Sunday) so I must plan it in advance for my next visit!

    BTW, I love the look of The Incident on the Bridge.

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think when you get to it. It is slow paced though and not everyone liked that about it- just sayin. :) But I think it's good.

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  7. Since I haven’t been able to read, write or blog I have binge watching GoT! So it took me a while to remember what happened in the last episode  ALL GoT episodes are shocking. I’ll make sure to visit all the posts I have missed these two weeks I’ve been MIA, especially the GoT ones. My favorite house would have to be the Starks!!! WINTER IS COMING!!! And I loooove wolves  Glad you are on a roll and reading LOTS 
    Happy Memorial Day to you too! 

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    1. I haven't seen you around the SP the last few weeks? Glad you're back! How are you liking GoT so far?

      Have a great long weekend!

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  8. High-five for being on a roll! I think I'm finally going to start GoT - the show. Or maybe the first book. Ugh, I'm still so indecisive about it. And I'm SO feeling that Dorothy song right now.

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    1. I hear you, Dorothy or Halestorm are probably my go-to's right now if I'm irritated. :) Good luck with Got, whichever way you go- the book is great of course but the show is quicker. :)

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  9. Congrats on winning the Goodreads giveaway! That is always a great way to head into the more summery weather.

    I find the Summer Days and Summer Nights (and the winter one from a bit ago) interesting because of the authors, but I've not bothered picking them up because I'm such a fantasy girl.

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  10. That pulp cover is awesome! Where do you find these every week?
    I wish summer could just arrive here, too. We have had a few nice days, but today it's cold and raining once more, and I'm pretty sick of it, really.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  11. Oooh I've been eagerly awaiting Summer Days and Summer Nights, so I hope you enjoy that one! I hadn't heard of Replica before too. I always enjoy your wrap ups Greg, some great links and pictures!

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  12. I like the look of City of the Lost - will keep my eye out for it. I wish we could get enough sun for me to start soaking the Rays. Unfortunately it only seems to shine when I'm at work! Have a good week.

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  13. Where on earth do you get all those pulp covers?? Do you actually have all the books or do you take random photos at garage sales?? But something is not lekker (that means not right in Afrikaans)with that leg yes.... Hope you are going to have a really good week Greg!

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  14. Summer got here too and it is almost too hot already!!! I swear if you keep talking about Bloodline I will eventually start watching it so keep it up!!! Lots of great arrivals this week - enjoy. Have a great week!!

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  15. I would like some sun but we have been having lots of rain, though today looks like it might be nice and sunny. You got some good reads!

    Happy reading,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  16. It sounds like you had a pretty great week! I still need to catch up on GoT! I still haven't seen last week's episode... :/ City of the Lost looks really interesting - I'll have to check that one out! Have a fantastic week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  17. I need to start GoT. I enjoyed the first book (need to read the rest) and now I'd like the show. I just don't have HBO at the time. One of these days :)
    I'm so excited for COYER! It's my favorite challenge, probably because I enjoy the Facebook group so much. Hope you have a great week!
    My Sunday Post

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  18. Thanks for the art every week, Greg, I really enjoy it. I am looking forward to another one of your discussion posts. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  19. I can't believe how fast this season of GoT is flying by! We're on episode 6 already, right? I'm very eager to see what goes down in KL tonight; from the preview that was shown after last week's ep (my heart's still recovering from THAT, lol), things looked pretty intense!

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  20. Bloodline looks so good! My husband and I are watching The Blacklist right now but I think once we're done with that we're going to move on to Bloodline. I really enjoyed your City of the Lost review but than my browser crashed and I wasn't able to comment. I kind of thought all of Armstrong's books were paranormal so I found it interesting that this one wasn't. Have a great week!

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  21. NOOO. I didn't like the Cap kiss! xD

    Also, that continuous Star Wars thing was pretty neat! Where do find this stuff?

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

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  22. I binge-watched the last 5 episodes of The 100 and it got me interested in it again. The season finale was a good one. Bloodline does look good. We'll probably start that one soon. Have a great week!

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  23. That old school graphic is so cool, it is like something out of an old Nintendo game!

    Game of Thrones was heartbreaking, every week somebody dies, the death count (I know I shouldn't be surprised) is massive.

    Have a great week!

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  24. The books you've received look perfect for summer! Enjoy!

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  25. One of the best Memorial Day weekends we've had in awhile! Strange leg on the pulp fiction cover. Looking forward to the Lauren Oliver book. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  26. I wish I were as quick to get a review done within a couple of days like you, lol. I always seem to procrastinate and then the writing suffers. Hope you have had a great weekend.

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  27. I've read the Jessica Brockamole book and found it very good. I hope you enjoy it too.

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  28. Nice that you have the sun now showing itself to you. I like the look of The Edge of Summer, appropriate too! Happy Memorial weekend - enjoy.

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  29. Replica is on my TBR list and I keep seeinging that Clouds in my Coffee book! As always, love the pulp book cover. Happy Reading!

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  30. Fantastic post as always!!

    Clouds in My Coffee looks good.

    ENJOY the summer weather!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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  31. I love Civil War! :)
    Some of these novels are new to me, but I am going to be checking them out!

    Happy Ready & Happy Memorial Day!

    My Monday Post
    Peyton @A Bookish Mess

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  32. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on City of the Lost earlier this week! And your 50th book cover spotlight post that's certainly a nice milestone. I hope you can get a logo for it eventually, that would be nice.
    And yay for winning that goodreads giveaway! I have entered some of them, but never have won one so far. Sounds like a nice summer read indeed.
    I like that feeling houses graphic, it looks cool! i hope you'll have a great week!

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  33. You should have Michelle over at Because Reading... make your Bookcover Spotlight logo. She's the bestest! :D Congrats on winner a giveaway. I haven't won a giveaway on Goodreads in years. I've been there since 2010 and I think I won a book or two in 2011 and that's it.

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  34. Congrats on your 50th Bookcover Spotlight! I've made logos for some of my meme's but I might get new ones from Michelle @ Because Reading. I have so much I want to change on the blog but I just haven't had time. Congrats on the giveaway win. It's been a while since I've won from Goodreads but I still enter a lot of giveaways lol. I can't believe what happened to Hodor but after reading some of blogs they do point out that we don't actually see him dead. Maybe he'll come back lol. Have a great week Greg!

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  35. The GoT this past Sunday wasn't as emotionally devastating as last week's thankfully. I don't think I could have survived another episode like that so quickly. But it had some really interesting moments in it. Congrats on winning a Goodreads giveaway! I hope you have a great week Greg!

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  36. I was at the library today and could not remember the name of that Kelley Armstrong book! Lol. I guess I could have googled it but I had the little guy and I was trying to finish up before he woke up. (napping in the stroller)

    I am glad you got to spend some time reading and relaxing and soaking up rays!

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  37. LOL that cover for Little Lost Girl. Her leg looks like it's a little messed up. It doesn't look like it's her because it'd drawn so long for the positing she's sitting in.

    Have fun soaking up the rays! It's supposed to be a rainy week here. bleh.

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