Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sunday Post #149



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

Another hot week although it cooled off a bit. Every day was nice though, blue sky- love this weather.  I did some reading this week but not a lot. I took a few days off and then jumped back into my current read. Now I just need to pick out what I'm going to read next. Oh well reader problems. 

I reviewed Summer Days and Summer Nights this week and had a discussion of the Gods of a Game of Thrones. It's not too late to weigh in with your thoughts. My TV binging continued with my thoughts on 12 Monkeys (still excellent) and the return of Zoo- is anyone watching that? And in the week ahead I'll be reviewing The Invisible Library. 

The Olympics are coming! Hard to believe it's that time but I'm looking forward to it, I always enjoy watching the Games. Brazil is a beautiful country but some of the reports about water cleanliness are a little alarming, but hopefully Rio can pull it off and have a great Games. 

This week is the 4th of July here in the US, the fireworks are already going off all over here. Looks like a beautiful weekend for it. 

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)


Here's a great clip from 12 Monkeys where Jennifer comes through the time machine and wants to go again, and then meets... herself. 



And I'm listening to...



Last Weeks Stuff:

Game of Thrones Final Episode      
 The Gods of a Game of Thrones     
Show Reviews- 12 Monkeys/ Zoo
Bookcover Spotlight   

Next Week:

Cover Characteristics
The Winds of Winter- What's Next At The Wall? 
A Dance with Dragons  
The Invisible Library reviewed
Bookcover Spotlight


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

  
  
NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)Time Siege (Time Salvager #2)

BOOKISH LINKS

Quixotic Magpie talks about Belle Isle in Detroit  in the summertime. 

Drizzle and Hurricane Books has a neat feature called Souvenirs From Around The World, where bloggers link up and share about their hometown/ country. 

Reading Every Night participated in Souvenirs From around The World and takes us to England

How about these vintage style Star Wars posters? 



75 comments:

  1. It has been hot here too but I am happy that the weekend will be clear at least. I am so pumped for the Olympics! I love so many of the events in the summer. The reports coming from there about the water are scary though. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm excited for the Olympics, hard to believe it's that time again but I'll take it! And I'm glad you have a clear weekend- hope you guys have a great 4th!

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  2. Looove all the Star Wars art -especially those vintage posters! It's been very warm here too, I'm kind of hoping it cools of some to be honest! Happy weekend my friend! :)

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    1. Glad you liked... those caught my eye too. I might have buy one or two lol. Hope you have ana wesome 4th!!

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  3. You always find the best pulp art! It's been hot here too though the humidity has decreased which is super nice. You came to mind the other day. I was having trouble sleeping while we were on vacation and finally out of desperation downloaded a sleep app. It's called Game of Drones and is basically a guy recapping Game of Thrones episodes in incredible detail in the calmest softest voice you ever heard. I only made it a couple of minutes before I was out so I didn't hear too much of it but the concept cracked me up and I thought you'd enjoy it! Have a great week!

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    1. I'm just glad people like looking at them- it is kinda fun to see what I come up with! Glad the humidity died down- I like it warm but the humidity can be a killer!

      That sleep app sounds awesome! There are so many Game of Thrones things out there now, it's amazing. That one sounds great, I'll have to chec kit out. :)

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  4. It's been hot here but also rains a lot so there are cooler moments at least (even though the humidity is terrible.) I've been avoiding GOT like the plague until I read A Dance With Dragons. I really need to set aside some time to read it so I can catch up on the show.
    Have a great 4th of July! :)

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    1. It cooled off here this week (which was nice), we were getting pretty humid before that! Hope yours eases off a bit... and I know what you mean about GoT. If I wasn't caught up I'd be avoiding it too. I hope you like Dance with Dragons- it's a good one and lots happens there!

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  5. We've had a few athletes decide not to go to Rio because of Zika virus. I'm not sure if they're being overly concerned or if there's an increased threat in South America.

    I have to admit I don't even watch the Olympics any more though I used to be SO into them!

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    1. I've heard that, there's quite the controversy. I love the Olympics and am very curious to see how it plays out.

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  6. Love the art, as usual.

    I am curious about The Invisible Library...it does sound very tempting. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog(s).

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    1. I'm almost finished w/ The Invisible Library and it's quite good!

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  7. Quite an eye-catching pulp cover! You do find interesting covers. :)

    I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend and you get a break from the humidity.

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    1. That one I wasn't sure about, but I went with it! lol I have a few lined up and they're kinda fun to look for!

      Have a great 4th Bea!!

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  8. I'm so excited for the Olympics!!! I just watched another one of the national gymnastics meets leading up to it the other day.

    Sounds like you've been having great weather :-) I've been having rain and killer heat, sometimes all in the same day lol.

    I like that Warrant Granted picture the best this week :-) But haha, that pulp cover. What a title and tagline.

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    1. I am too, love the Games. Hope they go smooth with all this water stuff. I like track/ field and swimming/ diving but I also get into the rowing every 4 years for some reason and strangely look forward to it!

      This week has been really nice. Low 80's and sun, I'll take it. :)

      That might be my fave too, or one of them. And it reminded me of Kayla lol even though I didn't picture hr quite like that- but I like the "warrant Granted" thing. That's about how she'd operate...

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  9. I love the Olympics too. We been watching the track qualifications, and I'm so happy for Galen Rupp! Glad you're having nice weather. Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Ooh I haven't seen any of the track quals although I'd like to. I always laugh how I watch the Olympics and then for 4 years have no idea what's going on in the sport. :)

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  10. That pulp cover made me giggle! I just love them!
    I'm looking forward to the Olympics too. I don't love them as much as I used to as the suspicion of who is taking drugs has tainted it a bit for me. But I know I'll still be glued when it's actually on. My favs are the gymnastics and the athletics.

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    1. That one's kinda bad, I don't know. I always wonder if someone's going to hate them. And I love the Olympics too- have to watch!!

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  11. Ooooh I love those vintage-style Star Wars posters. And that pulp cover .... heh. Have a great week.

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    1. I like those too- in fact I ant to buy a few lol.

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  12. lol... there's nothing subtle about your pulp cover this week, is there? As ever, the artwork you've uncovered is a joy. I'm in the middle of tennis heaven with Wimbledon - though fed up with the weather. Don't suppose you could send across some of the heat, could you? Maybe swap it with several dozen of the torrential downpours we keep enduring... Have a great week.

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    1. No not so subtle this week I guess lol... enjoy Wimbledon, and hope youe weather improves. Wishing you some nice and a break from the rain... :)

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  13. We are experiencing a very unusually cold winter in the Lowveld SA this year. It's like being in Johannesburg or Cape Town! So enjoy the hot weather for me. I am looking forward to your review on the Invisible Library. I've just posted my Sunday Post - tomorrow I will be celebrating my first quarter anniversary! http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/the-sunday-post.html

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    1. Are you? I'm sorry to hear that. Hope it warms a bit for you... and happy blogoversaary!!

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  14. Our temps have become more manageable lately, but it's still humid. Nice are work. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I don't like the humidity, if it wasn't for that summer would be perfect! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. It's been pretty hot here but we have had a little rain and today it's pouring. Only thing is is that it will cool it off for that day but it makes the next day so muggy and humid. :(

    I am trying to get into The Invisible Library but it's off to a slow start. :( I do hope it gets better, I think it's one that I would do better with listening to than reading so if I can't get into it I might have to try the audio.

    I am curious about Vicarious!

    Happy reading!

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    1. I'm not a fan of the humidity. You know, I had a bit of trouble w/ The Invisible Library too- it started off slow for me. I was a few chapters in before it took off, so stick w/ it if you're interested. I like it now and am almost done, hoping to finish today or tomorrow.

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    2. I stuck with it and I am about 33% into it now and it's getting really interesting so I hope it stays that way. :)

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  16. I'll look forward to seeing your post about the Invisible Library! Vicarious and Time Siege both look really good! Love those covers.

    I hope you're having a good 4th of July weekend, Greg! Enjoy the fireworks :)

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    1. I'm almost done w/ Invisible Library, and after a somewhat slowish start I'm liking it. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. I'm super stoked for the Olympics!!! I've been watching all the qualifying and it's awesome!!! That and Wimbledon is going on and I'm in overload :)

    My hubs and I haven't watched 12 Monkeys yet (b/c we're watching Olympic stuff, baseball, and tennis) but he asked me the other day: is the girl on the show the Bruce Willis character??? I knew I could ask you :) We LOVED the movie!

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    1. Okay here's the thing- I've never actually seen the show (I know lol) so I can't say but I think so- the chick is the virologist and Cole is the time traveler- and Jennifer is the wild card who's crazy (but not really- she has visions)- and she's a hoot. The secret weapon of the show. :) Then in season 2 they flip it a bit and the girl becomes the badass... I think you'll like her.

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  18. I'm still giggling because of that pulp cover, Greg! All she wanted was more, and more often, eh?
    I love the Olympics, too, but right now I'm enjoying Wimbledon, while the rest of my family are going crazy about the Euro Soccer tournament.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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    1. Is that a hoot or what? I laughed when I saw it and just had to use it. Sounds like you guys are having sports fever! I'm so excited for the Olympics... :)

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  19. My family loves to watch the Olympics, but I'd rather watch the winter ones. The skating races, the bobsledding, the figure-skating, the skiing... none of which I do, but I love watching the athletes perform!

    Love your pulp cover and artwork highlighted as usual.

    Hope I get to The Invisible Library, and wonder about your thoughts.

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    1. The winter Games are fun too, I also enjoy those. I love watching the ski jumping and always wonder why on earth someone would do that lol. AS for the Invisible Library, like I said above it starts slow but I stuck w/ it and I like it .

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  20. I just got Invisible Library from the library :) I look forward to your review of it.

    We got a break from the heat too and this weekend it's in the 70s. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

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    1. Oh I love 70's. Perfect weather. :) Hope you have a great weekend and 4th!! I'm almost done w/ Library and will review on Thursday.

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  21. Love the Star Wars posters. I would like them in my house.

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    1. I like them too. :) And i want a few of them as well...

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  22. We are looking forward to seeing the Olympics too. It sounds like Brazil has encountered a lot of trouble in preparation. Like you, I hope everything goes smoothly for them once the games are underway. We've caught some of the pre-Olympic trials, although not as many as I might like.

    I think you were the reason I decided to give Zoo a try. :-) Hopefully I will finish the first season in the next week or so.

    I've been hearing fireworks every night for a week. They are illegal in the city where I live, but it never stops people. There will be a city run firework show tomorrow night, but we're planning to go to a minor league baseball game in the neighboring town to see the fireworks there instead. It should be fun. Otherwise, it will be a quiet day for us.

    Love those vintage Star Wars posters. I imagine my husband would too. He really likes the Disneyland vintage posters.

    Have a great Fourth of July, Greg, and an even better week!

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    1. I haven't seen any of the pre- Olympic stuff although I'd like to. I'm pretty excited for the Games and I hope they can get a handle on the challenges. I hope you like Zoo- I thought the first season was fun, although I was a little underwhelmed by the second season premiere.

      Have fun at the game, and a great 4th!!

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  23. Yes! It's a great weekend here for fireworks as well. People have been setting them off since Thursday. Hope you have a great 4th of July!

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    1. Same here- and they were really going off tonight! Hope your 4th is a good one.

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  24. I really love living in the sunny SW, after more than a decade in the rainy Pacific NW, but I have been so glad for the cooler weather this week also.

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    1. The PW is beautiful but I think the rain get to me after a while. I need to see the sun. The SW would be nice... our summers are nice but winters, not so fun. :)

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  25. It really can be tricky deciding what to read next at times. Glad to hear the weather got a bit cooler this week where you live.
    I like the look of those vintage star wars posters! That jedi artwork looks nice as well. I hope you'll have great week!

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    1. It is, and I think I have my next two books lined up, but being a mood reader who knows? lol

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  26. Fireworks go off here late each night. They are banned within our town so people have to set them off surreptitiously.

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    1. They've been really shooting them off here too.

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  27. I love the vintage looking Star Wars posters. I finally found Trust Issues Part 3! I didn't remember seeing it linked in any of your Sunday Posts, at first I thought you hadn't finished it yet, but then on a whim I decided to do a search for it. Please tell me you are not going to leave it there! You need to continue. When (notice I didn't say if) you get a couple more parts done start putting them up on Wattpad. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for your Invisible Library review. The weather has been pretty nice here too. It has been good because the extremes: hot, rainy don't seem to hang around long. Have a wonderful week.:)

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    1. I'm glad you found Trust Issues! I really should do a tab or something so they're easily findable. And yes I was going to stop with Part 3, I never really intended it to be ongoing, but you never know. I am kinda tempted to do the Wattpad thing. I appeciate the kind words!

      I just finished The Invisible Library and after a slow start I loved it.

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  28. I never had any interest in watching Game of Thrones but I've been hearing so many good things, I think I'm going to give it a try and add it to my binge-watching list. Hope you have a great 4th!

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    1. I hope you like Game of Thrones if you try it. I haven't always been a huge fan of the show but I thought this one was pretty good.

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  29. I'm loving that it is at least slightly cooler...will make for a nicer day tomorrow :) Happy 4th!

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    1. I'll take it a little cooler. Have a great 4th!!

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  30. We've been having a little cooler weather this weekend as well. Can't wait to see your review of The Invisible Library, it sounds good! Love the cover of that pulp novel, sounds like a doozy! Have a great 4th, and thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier!

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    1. I just finished Invisible Library and liked it. review will be up Thursday. :)

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  31. I love those Star Wars posters! And speaking of the Olympics and the water - did you hear what recently washed up on one of the beaches where the volleyball matches are going to be held? Because if your answer is not body parts then no you haven't heard yet hahaha! I've reached an age where I am excited by the Olympics...but feel terrible about myself because some 15 year old has just won a gold medal and I still don't have a career in track �� - but then again I wouldn't trade in for that sort of life at all. Plus it's impressive as hell to watch! So mostly I'm excited :)

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    1. I like those too. In fact I want to buy a few. And no I did not hear about that- body parts?? You gotta be kidding. Although on second thought I've heard some pretty bad things, so maybe it doesn't surprise me all that much. I do get excited for the Olympics although I agree, I wouldn't want that lifestyle either.

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  32. Will be interesting to see how the Olympics turn out, yes yuck to the water and the mosquitos! Our uniform is very underwhelming so hope the athletes themselves are better!!

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    1. Good luck to you (or NZ I should say)! I'm hopeful for the Games too although I feel bad for Brazil having so many problems...

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  33. I'm so excited for Zoo!! It's one of those so-ridiculous-it's-awesome series that I just love, especially in the summer when it's too hot to think too deeply. I binge-watched it on Netflix, and got my mom and friend hooked on it, too. ;)

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  34. The Invisible Library is on my list. I'll check out your review. Enjoy!

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  35. Wow!! Love the art Greg. It looks so pretty.
    It has been raining a lot down here.. and it do mean a lot. Today is the first day in weeks I haven’t seen a drop falling down. I hope it stays like this a little longer. Summer just doesn’t feel right without the sun.
    I hope you have a great 4th of July! And Happy Reading ;)

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  36. Invisible Library looks pretty intresting. Hope you enjoy your books this week. It's going to be in the upper 90s here and high humidity not looking forward to that. Hope you have a great weekend and happy reading.

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  37. I didn't realise the Olympics were coming up so soon. I enjoy watching them as well, even though I don't normally follow the athletes otherwise. Its fun to cheer on your country. I too hope they figure out that water problem. Yikes! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  38. I'm not a Star Wars fan. but those vintage style posters are so cool!!! I'll have to show my husband since he is a big star wars fan.

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  39. I would totally buy those Star Wars poster, although I'm not sure we have room since I bought my husband some minimalist Doctor Who ones a while ago...

    I rather love that moment when I look at all my books and figure out what to read next. I hope you picked up a great one!

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  40. Those vintage Star Wars posters look really cool! And the pulp cover (I have to admit I'm not entirely sure what pulp cover means, although I think I'm getting the idea from your examples :D) made me laugh out loud, so there's that. I have to confess I've never watched the Olympics (though I'm watching the European Football Championship at the moment, so that's something sports related at least?), but I hope that everyone will be safe and there won't be any problems! I love that you write so many GoT posts, but I have to avoid them for reasons of book spoilers at the moment. :D

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  41. Oh wow. Those pictures are awesome! :D Thanks for sharing them. Hope you had a great relaxing weekend. And that this week is going great for you!

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  42. I liked the first episode of Zoo and plan to continue watching S2. As always love the pulp fiction covers.

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