Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sunday Post #151



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

This week has been hot! Muggy for half of the week then it moderated a bit, but it's definitely summer. Spent a little time at the water this week so that was nice. Not a bad week. Reading... not so good. I have my next few books lined up, which is good for me since I'm a mood reader, but this week was not a great reading week. 

I did something a little different this week and posted my thoughts on Star Wars VII- What I Would Have Done. That was a fun post to write. And I returned to Top Ten Tuesday and also shared some reviews (12 Monkeys and Dark Matter) and of course Bookcover Spotlight. This next week I'll be sharing a post on Weird Book Titles along with the usual stuff. 

Oh and I saw this week that Bloodline was renewed for a S3.  

Time Siege (Time Salvager #2)The Girls in the Garden

Did anyone see this? It's a lot of fun. 



Pokemon Go Westeros style. 



And I'm listening to... 




Here are some pics of the beach. The second one I was trying to catch the pink tinged clouds on the horizon.



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics  
Star Wars VII- What I Would Have Done  
 A Dance with Dragons- Victarion I/ The Ugly Little Girl     
Weekly Round Up (TV reviews)
Bookcover Spotlight  

Next Week:

Cover Characteristics- Eggs 
Top Ten Books Set Outside the US 
What's Up With Weird Titles? 
A Dance with Dragons-  Cersei II/ Tyrion XI
Bookcover Spotlight

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Time Siege (Time Salvager #2)The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)The Girls in the Garden

BOOKISH LINKS

Northern Plunder has created a bookish chat at discord. 

Stannis from A Game of Thrones talks about Scotland as the Land of Legends  

Here he talks about the 3 meals of Scotland

And this one is fun too! 

Here's a clip from the new Jason Bourne movie. 



65 comments:

  1. Ok so that Matt Damon/Bourne prank video was THE BEST :D I laughed out loud, at work LOL! As usual, you find the most amazing fantasy/sci-fi art work...it inspires me to write! Happy weekend to you! xx

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    1. Wasn't it? Loved that. And yes, do write! I'd love to read some of your stuff...

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  2. I love that Bourne prank video! It's so funny! I love the movies too and can't wait for this movie. The Lisa Jewell book looks good and that's great about Bloodline getting renewed. I've been meaning to start watching it. Have a great week!

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    1. I did too, it was so fun. :) I'm very excited for that movie! And I'm enjoying Girls in the Garden, and yay for Bloodline

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  3. It has been super humid here too. I am not a fan of it being super hot and humid so we have been indoors. Love you pictures of the beach! Interested to see what you thought of The Girls in the Garden. Have a great week!

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    1. Oh this week was muggy. Ugh. Although it got better later in the week. We got some nice beach weather. :)

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  4. The humidity was horrid for a couple days this week but finally broke. I love the train and yoda artwork.

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    1. I'm glad your humidity lessened a bit, the first part of thw week was very muggy here.

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  5. Ahhh, the beach! I haven't been to a beach of any sort in such a long time. I need a vacation! Especially from this heat and humidity. It's terrible!

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah the humidity is no fun, that's for sure. Hope you get a vacation soon! And thanks for stopping by. :)

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  6. Oh, I am excited about a Season 3 for Bloodline! I enjoy that show.

    I also loved The Girls in the Garden...hope you do, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

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    1. I am enjoying Girls in the Garden... love the idea of the back gardens. And Bloodline!!

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  7. It's cold and rainy here, which is my favourite weather - lol. Have a great week :)

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    1. Cold feels pretty good when it's hot!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing the Matt Damon / Jason Bourne prank video! That was a hoot to watch, Greg :)
    I'm glad you got to get into the water a bit last week, even if that may have participated in your not reading very much ;)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Glad you liked it. :) I enjoyed it too. And it was nice to get by the water...

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  9. I always look forward to reading your blog with all the lovely artwork - the last one is marvellous though I'm very glad I'm not on that raft... We are - finally - having some decent weather, so hope to wander down to the beach of an evening to enjoy the setting sun when most of the holidaymakers have gone. I missed the start of Dark Matter, but have downloaded the first two episodes and am all set to have a viewfest when I've got through some of the work piling up as a reward:). Have a great week, Greg.
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/sunday-post-17th-july/

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    1. Thank you. I liked that pic as well, that story was always a favorite of mine and to see some artwork depicting it was a hoot! I hope you enjoy Dark Matter!

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  10. It's definitely been hot and humid here too. But that's great that you got to go to the beach at least.

    Sorry you didn't have a very good reading week, but I'm still looking forward to your review of The Wanderers since I swear you've been mentioning that book for months now lol.

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    1. Ugh hate the humidity. But it was nice to escape to the beach...

      You're right, the Wanderers has been on my TBR forever. Since last fall, probably. Funny thing is, I ordered from Amazon and it was the wrong book! Same title, different author. I reported Amazon and a while back ordered again- same thing!! They still had not fixed it. So that's part of the problem... :) I could just buy it physical but nah...

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  11. Great post. I have seen Deviant Art before. Thanks for sharing all the goodies and have a super Sunday.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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    1. You too Sherry! Hope it's a great week.

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  12. Oooh, a new Jason Bourne movie? I didn't know that was happening. I really like this series, Matt Damon is the best, I like him even more now that I've seen him in The Martian. :)

    And great pics, I like pink sunsets (the world always needs more sunset photos).

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    1. I know? LOVE the Bourne movies. Beyond excited for this one... plus Alicia Vikander is in it!

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  13. Is it fall/winter yet? The weather has been so hot and muggy I can't wait for the cooler weather. I have been reading but for some reason I have been reading very slow. Love the pictures, the pirate one you had a few weeks ago I am using as my background on my computer. I totally love it! :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Stay Cool! Happy Reading!

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    1. Ha ha I remember the hot weather is not your favorite. I like 70's but the humid stuff... no thanx. I had a very slow reading week too, last week.

      I am so glad you're using that pic! I loved that one!

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  14. I love the beach photos! It looks so relaxing.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. It was the first real beach trip of sumer and it was nice to get there. Thank you!

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  15. I will be here with bells on for the weird titles post. I love that stuff. Ah, the beach, I haven't gotten there yet this summer, but I will. Those pictures are gorgeous! Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. I hope you like the post. It was fun to write. Although I hope I don't offend anyone- everyone has their favorite titles. :) I haven't been to the beach either much- it was nice to get there.

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  16. Hot and muggy here, too, most of the week, Greg. And it looks hotter next week. I like the beach photos. So nice to have a beach to go to. I love the Train to Botanica. I'd like to ride on that!

    Have a great week!

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    1. It's going to be hot next week too, although later in the week. I hope you cool a bit. And I like that train too- what a ride!

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  17. It was a cement swampland around here! Ugh, so hot and sticky. Bleh. This weekend has been lovely though. I love the Westeros Pokemon!! LOL! We got hooked on the Pokemon Go craze, our local park is filled with so many people playing every day it is insane. I haven't seen that many people there and outside in a very long time.

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    1. Isn't it worse in the city? We went to the lakeshore and it was so much cooler... and I've been stunned how popular Pokemon go is! It's like it's taking over the world lol.

      Still it looks fun... if I tried it I'd probably be the worst!

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  18. We have finally had heat but no humidity which is lovely. I have the girls in the garden on my to read soon list. I have heard it's really good. Have a good week!

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    1. I'm glad the humidity is staying far from you. The Girls in the Garden is good so far!

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  19. It's been hot here too. But in Sacramento it's not muggy but just scorching hot lol. Hopefully we'll both get some cooler weather.

    That Matt Damon prank was funny but I don't think I would have followed his instructions lol. We can't wait to watch the movie.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. We've had a really nice summer but it did get muggy this week. Looks like we have some hot stuff coming too... I thought that video was fun. If I recognized his voice I might have done it-but if not, yeah I'd be pretty skeptical.

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  20. Hah,that Matt Damon video is funny and so is that pulp cover. :D The Girls in the Garden looks interesting. Happy reading and stay cool!

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  21. I loved the beach pictures you shared. The second one is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a great week!

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  22. It's been a slow reading month for me as well. Hoping to pick back up this week. It's been so hot here too and the humidity is killer. It feels like you're breathing underwater! Hoping it will cool down some or there will be a pool I can go crash in ;)
    Hope you have a great week! Here's my Sunday Post.

    PS I finally started Game of Thrones this week and I'm loving it!!! Why did I ever wait so long?!

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    1. I'm hoping to read more this week too. LAst week was not so good. :) And I hear you on the humidity- it can be a killer.

      I'm glad you're liking Game of Thrones!!

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  23. I'm happy Bloodlines got picked up for another season. I still need to wash season 2, though. Maybe this week... The Matt Damon prank vid was hilarious! I can't believe they went through with it. I need to start hanging out at The Grove more often I guess.

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  24. Oh, wow... beautiful pictures from the beach! There's something so calming and peaceful about being near water. The Girls in the Garden sounds like a good one, I'll look forward to your thoughts.

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  25. I would love some of your weather, it has been wet and windy this week. Great Scottish links, we don't all live up to the stereotype! Well some of us don't!

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  26. The weather forecast says we're getting a warm week next week, not looking forward to it :(. I enjoyed reading your star wars post, interesting to read about all your ideas to do it differently.
    Those pictures of the beach are pretty! And I like seeing the artwork pictures you shared as always. You always find some good ones! Have a great week!

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  27. Seems like many of us aren't in the mood for reading when it's so hot and muggy out there.

    Thanks for the Marcella recommendation. I'll check it out.

    Have a great week!

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  28. I started watching Bloodline after reading about it on your blog. Just getting in to it now. The weather has been muggy here too. Different also in that it rains earlier in the day. usually the heat of afternoon brews the storms, but they seem to come early this year. Great books this week. And loving the pics!

    My Sunday Post

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  29. I love the Matt Damon prank videos. Ive seen a few on my facebook feed but this one was hilarious. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my Sunday Post :)

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  30. It has been hot and muggy here too...blah. Hope you get to enjoy some books this week. I am a moody reader which doesn't work well when needing to review a book. :)

    Stormi

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  31. Oh no! I hope you get some cooler weather soon! It has been really hot and humid here too. The pictures of the beach look great though! That Bourne video is awesome, by the way! I hope you enjoy your new reads :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  32. My favorite pictures this week are the real ones. The water is the only thing I miss from when I lived in the Pacific NW (instead of the desert SW). And it is very hot here too, but thankfully not muggy.

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  33. Haha, I'm laughing pretty hard at that prank video and the Pokemon Go graphic! Lovely pictures, it's been pretty hot and humid over here as well, bleh.

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  34. Hot I like, muggy not so much. Looks like you had a nice beach trip. That Matt Damon prank is so funny!

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  35. I LOVED the Matt Damon clip so thanks for sharing - he had a lot of fun with it. It will be my first time reading Lisa Jewell so looking forward to mine and hope yours is good too.

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  36. I'm 're@Lily curious about the Lisa Jewell title. She has been quite popular on the blogs. Happy Reading!

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  37. Great week you had! It was definitely muggy where we are too, so we try to stay indoors for the most part! Here’s my Sunday Post!

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  38. It's been hot here too though we did have a little bit of a break on Saturday which worked out great as some my library's Comic Con activities for children were outside (including a Pokemon Go walk).

    I love the Pokemon Go interpretation of the Houses of Westeros :)

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  39. I haven't been in the mood for reading either, and it's hot where we are too. The humidity is awful.
    Time Siege looks like it could be a good one! I LOVE that Journey to the Center of the Earth image!

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  40. Lol, did that pulp cover woman forget her shirt-- is she jealous or free? I love your beachy photos, very good snaps!

    I am psyched to hear that Bloodline has been renewed-- I needed to know what happens to the sheriff as he drives into the sunset with figurative blood on his hands!

    Have a great week, Greg!

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  41. Thanks for the roundup. I love the Pokemon Westeros style! Pop culture really dictates that I should probably try and find out more about this phenomenon but I'm not actually sure I want to! I do find all the little memes interesting though.

    You can catch up on my (late) weekly roundup here: #IMWAYR

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  42. The pranks were hilarious. I like Matt. I love the beach pics. We are going to the shore in August and I cannot wait. Keep cool :)

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  43. I can't wait to watch the new 'Jason Bourne' movie. I love those movies.
    This week, it's pretty damn hot here too. But I'm not complaining.. after all the rain this is much better.
    Have a great week Greg! ;)

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