Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sunday Post #148



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

 It's been hot and sunny around here- a nice week. I've been enjoying the warm days and the nights have been nice too- still warm but comfortably so. There were some nights this week where the moon was out and the clouds were scudding by and it was great to be out- nice to be able to see the stars too without freezing! Lots of blue sky- now if only I were up north to enjoy it. Maybe in July...  

Last week HBO NOW famously went down just as Game of Thrones was about to start. As I use HBO NOW to watch I was of course irritated, but it was entertaining to watch Twitter and see everyone go berserk. It took almost an hour to come up... 

The showrunner of 12 Monkeys took note of one of my tweets and that was kinda cool- the great thing about Twitter is that of all the social media platforms it seems to be the one best able to connect fans and creators.  This show is one that flies under the radar a bit and so there is a real question as to whether it will be renewed for S3. I hope it is... 

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)

This cracked me up. 

And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards 
High Summer Read-a-thon Sign Up   
Skinchanging- Is It Bad?     
Weekly Round Up (TV reviews)
Bookcover Spotlight  

Next Week:

Game of Thrones final episode and wrap up post
Discussion- The Gods of a Game of Thrones
A Dance with Dragons- The Discarded Knight 
Summer Days and Summer Nights reviewed
Bookcover Spotlight

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

 
  
NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

Here's a possible Star Wars Episode VIII leak 

The Eater of Books reviews Vicarious, which is one I'm looking forward to. 

Cait at Paper Fury asks What Does A Book Blogger Actually Do

Here's a peek at up north Michigan style. 



This is kinda fun. 



 One of the better moments from  Game of Thrones- I love the part starting at :30 mark. 

Ambience of the week. 

70 comments:

  1. Did you read the Invisible Library? I haven't decided if I like the US covers yet... As always you're a wonderful reminder of the fact that it's time for a Sunday post, so thank you!
    That's so cool about the 12 Monkeys showrunner! I love that about twitter, it's such a good place to connect with people!

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    1. I'm reading it right now, and so far so good. Apparently it was released but only in the UK, or was released here and went out of print- not sure but it just was released here and I finally got my hands on it!

      I agree, I haven't always used Twitter to the max but I am liking how it can connect fans and creators.

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  2. I read Paper Fury's post and it cracked me up. She is a hoot. And yes, I find Twitter a great way to connect fans and artists. I hope you continue to enjoy the weather and have a good week!

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    1. I got a kick out of it too. Her posts are always fun. And I am slowly coming around to Twitter. lol

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  3. Summer finally reached us here too Greg^^ I actually sunburned a bit both last Sunday and last Wednesday LOL! I'm very curious to see what your impression of The Invisible Library will be! How freaking cool is that for the 12 Monkeys showrunner :D Have a wonderful weekend! x

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    1. Oh good. We wait so long for summer it's about time when it shows up! I'm enjoying the nights especially, warm but not too. :)

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  4. I really like the art you collect for your Sunday posts! The pirate tavern is great.
    We are having a mini heatwave (though it looks like it will storm soon) and the nights have been decidedly TOO hot. I really like being cozy with a blanket at night and now the thought of covering myself is just too much.
    And I love these fan moments when a creator (either an author or whoever) notices you! :)

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    1. Thank you, I loved that pirate tavern pic. As soon as I saw it I was like oh yeah. Hope your heatwave subsides a bit- I love summer but yeah it can be too hot sometimes! We've had hot weather but luckily the nights have cooled just enough.

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  5. I have my fingers crossed for you that HBO NOW does not experience any technical difficulties this week, especially with all the demand it's probably going to see because of the season finale! So excited for tomorrow's episode, but also a bit bummed because it's the last one for a while. Looking forward to discussing it with you! :D

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    1. I do too! Although after last week I imagine they'll have it all ready for this week. Although you never know... I feel the same way, excited but also kinda bummed it's the last one. Looking forward to discussing!! :)

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  6. It sounds like you're having some nice weather. I am not a fan of too warm weather, but as long as it stays comfortable warm and not too warm I don't mind too much.

    That pirate tavern arts looks great! Thanks for sharing those artwork pictures, I always enjoy looking at them. Have a great week!

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    1. Same here, I like it warm but not too much. It was hot here today!! And I'm glad you like the art, I was quite fond of that prate one. :P

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  7. Awesome about the nice weather. We have lucked out here for the most part too - especially this weekend. Very cool about the show runner taking note of your tweet. Twitter is cool like that. Have a great week!!

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    1. It was hot here today! But it's been nice w/ the weather so not complaining too much. :)

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  8. I hadn't even heard of HBO Now until my daughter mentioned that she has it.

    I have a movie package that includes HBO. I haven't watched Game of Thrones, but I'm curious.

    You have some interesting images and videos, as usual; thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Hope you're having a great weekend. HBO Now is pretty new to me too -I basically signed up for it to waych Game of Thrones!

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  9. The weather ha been all over the place this week but it's was really hot today. I seriously need to catch up on Game of Thrones. I am still half way through last season, just hard to watch with the little ones around and they always seem to be around. :)

    LOVE that pirate picture. I did look at it close and it's so need. I can picture it as a story.

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

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    1. It's been hot here- especially today. It was a scorcher. GoT is hard to watch with little ones, I would think- not exactly kid friendly! I've watched this season but the last few seasons I haven't, so I had to do a little catch up!

      You have great week too!

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  10. So great that the showrunner noticed your tweet! And I'm glad you're getting some nice weather. I enjoyed your art posts, too, and Cait's post on what bloggers do had me laughing.

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  11. That is awesome about the showrunner! I'd have been beside myself with excitement. The Invisible Library is tempting me so much. I want to buy it and read it now! I heard about the HBO Go thing and felt sorry for those that rely on it. How disappointing. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah I was surprised- nice how Twitter can connect fans and creators. The Invisible Library has such a cool idea- I just started it but I think I'm going to like it

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  12. Last weeks GOT was great!!! Ramsay got what he deserved and I loved seeing that smirk on Sansa's face when she walked away!! I've seen other bloggers talk about The Invisible Library so I added it to my TBR. I hope you have a great week!!

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    1. I can't believe we're down to the last episode - crazy how fast this has gone by. Are you ready for the last one? I loved Sansa in that one.

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  13. I love summer nights! Hahaha - sorry, but that's funny about HBO. I can totally imagine the meltdown on twitter. That's cool about the 12 Monkey's tweet! The Talking Dead retweeted one of mine before and I got way too excited. :D Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I do too- I could sit out for hours and watch the sky and listen to all the night sounds. And yes that HBO thing was pretty hilarious- people were going apeshit. And yea that was cool the showrunner saw my tweet- guess I better watch what I say lol.

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  14. Sitting outside at night? Certainly you jest! Don't you get eaten alive by mosquitoes? I've resorted to planting lavender and luring more birds into my yard to eat up the little critters!

    I'm curious... do you follow Wil Wheaton on Twitter, Tumblr or his blog? If not, you really should.

    Have an awesome week!!

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    1. I know? Although the skeeters haven't been too bad, weirdly... where I grew up they used to spray for mosquitos and it worked, but over here they don't do that.

      I haven't followed him although I think I saw a podcast he was involved in... good stuff? I'll have to check it out.

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  15. I have Invisible Library and will be curious to see what you think. Yay on the Tweet notice..that is always so cool. Oh my I can just imagine folks going berserk with HBO down..image if it was Walking Dead...eek gads. Rioting!

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    1. I just started it but so far I like it a lot. And yes Twitter ws pretty amusing with the HBO snafu... I thought some people were going to lose it. But not me of course... cough cough lol

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  16. There are always those good shows that don't get the attention they deserve. It's a shame. :( Have a good week.

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    1. There are so many shows now. :) It's hard to keep track of them all...

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  17. GOT was epic this week and that text cracked me up too! You must have been going crazy waiting to see it! It shows here a day later so I have to avoid twitter and FB for 24 hours but once I catch up I binge on all the reviews, analysis and new theories.

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    1. Wasn't it though? And trust me, this weeks episode is way epic- if you haven't see it yet. I think you'll like!!!

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  18. It is so hot here as well. I have had to bring my outside dogs in as their poor tongues where hanging down to the ground and the one doesn't have much in the way of shade. I secretly think he likes it inside more than out anyway...lol.

    Have a great reading week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Smart dog, if he likes it more inside! It's too dang hot... !

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  19. I'm glad you've been enjoying the nice weather and hope you get Up North in July -- it is so beautiful that time of year.

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    1. I do too- hope you're having a great summer so far.

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  20. I would not be surprised if HBONow crashed tonight with the finale of Game of Thrones on but I am several episodes behind still and need to catch up anyway. I can't wait to see how the season ends.

    I'm on the waiting list for Invisible Library. The premise reminded me a little of Ink and Bone which I loved. I am waiting for the sequel Paper and Fire which will be out early next month.

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    1. Well tonight it worked smooth as glass, thank goodness! I think you'll like the finale- epic is a good descriptor!

      the Invisible Library is good but I didn't do a lot of reading, so I need to get back into it.

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  21. It's been a gorgeous summer week here, too, and this weekend is just perfect! The Invisible Library looks good... will look forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Glad you're haing a nice weekend. The weather has been good!

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  22. Glad you are enjoying your nice weather. We went from super-hot to hot, but no fires near us so that's good.

    I always laugh at those pulp fiction covers-- how sexist! And the Pirate Tavern artwork, wow, the details are stunning! Not sure where you are finding all these great pics but very enjoyable each week.

    Curious about The Invisible Library-- many are reading it now and seem to like it. Have a good week, Greg, and hope you get up north this summer.

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    1. Glad to hear no fires! I know that can be a concern out your way. Aren't those covers something? I do get a good laugh out of them. And I loved the tavern! :)

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  23. Sitting outside in the evenings is the best part of summer...at least until the mosquitoes hit! Glad you are enjoying it!

    I don't watch Game of Thrones (Yes I know I must be the only person in the world...lol) but I've certainly heard a lot of chatter to almost make me regret that!

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    1. I agree- where I used to live they sprayed for mosquitos, buy here they don't, and they can be such a pain!

      You're not the only person who doesn't watch GoT, trust me- although it seems like it at times. I haven't always watched it either and people are always talking about it...

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  24. Hi Greg! Back from holidays and have lots of catch up to do. Especially on the reading front. You didn't do Cover Characteristics this week? I also loved Cait's post on What does a book blogger actually do? LOL. Happy week to you!

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    1. Hey glad you're back. Hope you had fun. I didn't do CC and I'm skipping it this week too- but next week. :)

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  25. My favorite picture this week in the Neon Dragon one.

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  26. GOT was epic, sucks about HBO NOW, but hey us Brits have to wait a whole day after you guys to watch it so it could be worse you know!!!

    Have a great week Greg!

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    1. I just watched Game of Thrones, and epic is a good description of this week too. You're gonna love iy I think... :)

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  27. Oh dear. Is she calling us out in What Do Book Bloggers Actually Do?

    And I'm still eyeing Invisible Library....

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    1. It was actually a really cute post. I got a kick out of it. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  28. Someday I have to binge-watch 12 Monkeys. I've heard so much about it.

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    1. 12 Monkeys is a good show, and very binge worthy! I hope it sticks around for a bit...

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  29. So, I didn't know Juliette Lewis sang?!

    And as for GOT, I don't watch it, but gather the season finale is about to drop cos I'm seeing it everywhere on social media!

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    1. I know? I guess she's quite the rock and roller! I kinda like some of her stuff.

      And yes GoT is all over social media, it's crazy.

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  30. That is really cool that the show noticed one of your tweets! I'm still failing miserably at Twitter, so no shows will be taking notice of my tweets anytime soon, haha.

    Wow, that pulp cover is actually surprisingly normal and even pretty!

    Enjoy your Vicarious book, it looks like it could be interesting, looking forward to your review :-)

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    1. Twitter is such a thing- sometimes I enjoy it and other times I'm like why am I bothering with Twitter? lol but it has its moments...

      If the pulp cover looks normal then I'm not doing my job ha ha. I try to find ones that are a bit scandalous... but some are just old and silly. :)

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  31. I love Twitter! I don't spend enough time on it to really know how to use it to its fullest, but it does seem to be the medium that connects people to each other the best. I get so excited whenever an author or actor or someone responds or retweets me! Lol.

    That time lapse of Sleeping Bear is awesome ~ and only makes me want to get up north even more! Next year for certain we are going, I think Wyatt will enjoy it more than if we went this year.

    The weather here was ok then boom - 100 degree weather hit. Yuck nasty out.

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  32. I really need to get back into my social media accounts. I use to be really active in all of them, but lately I just haven't had the extra energy or patience to even remember they exist. I sort of miss Twitter.
    That GoT finale was pretty good! I just want all of my favorite characters, except one (because she wouldn't really get along with anyone), to meet up and become allies. I'll be the first to admit that, that's way too optimistic of a hope for my own good..but I'm holding out hope.

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  33. Oh yes, The Invisible Library. I can't wait to read that one.

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

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  34. I was amused at the reaction to HBO going down. I guess watching the twitter feed and everyone going of their head would be very entertaining. Glad it only took an hour to come back!

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  35. I love the eclectic stuff you always post for us!

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  36. Vicarious looks pretty good! I can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

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  37. Heard good things about the Invisible Library, I hope you enjoy. I also have my eye on Vicarious, hopefully it's a hit!

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  38. I always forget that Juliette Lewis sings. Didn't see have a band before? I cannot remember their name. The video of Sleeping Bear Dunes is brilliant. I would love to visit there one day. I love the cover of The Invisible Library. I read the Goodreads summary for it a while ago and am interested in reading it. I will be looking out for what you think of it. I hope you are having a wonderful week. :)

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  39. I agree with you, Greg, it's awesome being up north during the summer, when the sun just doesn't set, and the light is very different!
    I hope you're still having nice weather :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  40. I just picked up a copy of The Invisible Library, too, and I'm really excited to read it! :)

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  41. We're in Winter down here... and the rain is here! I'm kind of over it already.
    Damn HBO for going down! That had to have sucked!
    And I do love that Pirate pic!

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