Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday Post #152



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

It's been a pleasant- but HOT- week with temps in the 90's. Reading has been okay- I'm getting through about a book a week which is good for summertime. Didn't make it to the beach but there are some festivals going over by the lakeshore. So maybe this week. In show news I'm pretty much caught up on everything, and I'm looking for something to watch on Netflix. I've been binging so much the last few months that I've gone through pretty much everything on my list. 

I reviewed The Girls in the Garden this week and it just might be one of my favorites of the year so far. I also talked about Weird Titles in books and had the usual discussion on A Dance with Dragons as well as Bookcover Spotlight. There are a few movies I'd like to see but I never seem to make it to the theater... and the Olympics are getting closer. Two weeks to go!

The Girls in the Garden

This Suicide Squad promo dropped this week and it looks as fun as ever. 



And I'm listening to...



Last Week

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

Next Week:

Cover Characteristics 
The Bookish Time Travel Tag
A Dance with Dragons-  The Kingbreaker/ The Dragontamer
At The Edge of Summer my thoughts 
Bookcover Spotlight 

Here's some pics I took in the last week or so.






PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Stone Cold Blonde (A Steve Conacher Mystery)
  
NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Time Siege (Time Salvager #2)The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

Boats Against the Current talks about book covers

Here's the first poster for the new Star Wars movie. 


And here's a nice look at it. 


And here's a nice clip from the Jason Bourne movie. 



Dark Matter is picking up after a somewhat shaky start. Here's a fun clip from the last one. 


This is kind of funny. 



Word is that S4 of Black Sails will be its last. 



69 comments:

  1. Oh kitty!! So cute!!
    I have recently started watching "Lie to Me" on Netflix, and I love it! Only three seasons, but totally worth it, Greg.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Glad you found a good one. I've been trying a few but still looking for one... :)

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  2. It has been pretty hot here too. It isn't bad when there is a breeze but when it's humid YUCK! I am trying to decide what to binge next. I have too many to choose from! Love that first picture - great view! Have a great week!

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    1. Same here. Netflix has a ton but I've seen so many not sure what to watch next lol!

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  3. LOVE the kitty pictures, OMG ♥♥
    It's been hot here as well but more during the end of the week (where I work the most) so I didn't get to beach it this week. I hope you make it to some of those festivals :) I am SO excited for Suicide Squad and Jason Bourne I can't even stand myself XD I'm actually the most psyched for the new Star Trek which I'm hoping to go see over the weekend...I hear it isn't as good as the previous two but I don't even care LOL! The new poster for Rogue One is pretty epic! Have a great weekend Greg!

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    1. :) I'm hoping to get to the beach next week, or weekend. There are some festivals coming up.

      Hope you get to the movies! You'll have to let us know how it is if you see it!!

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  4. Cute kitty cat!

    I'm am looking forward to seeing Suicide Squad, it looks totally bonkers.

    As for the Rogue One pic, if it wasn't for the massive fight going on it could almost be a poster for some tropical paradise!

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I love Suicide Squad and can't wait to see it.

      I know, is that poster great or what?

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  5. I haven't started it yet but everyone I know has been talking about 'Stranger Things' which is new to Netflix. I'll probably start it after we finish up 'Shameless' (US version).
    I'm looking forward to Suicide Squad and Rogue One!
    Have a great week, Greg! :)

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    1. I watched it and it's pretty good. Very 80's nostalgic.

      Suicide Squad and Rogue both look so good! Can't wait! :)

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  6. We've been watching more movies lately but don't actually make it to the theater very often unless it's to see a kid's movie. We did see The Secret Life of Pets last weekend and really enjoyed but it is a kids movie. Thankfully it's one that's just really funny! I'm so curious about Suicide Squad and I love the Bourne movies! Well at least the Matt Damon Bourne moves. That is a seriously comfy looking cat. Have a great week!

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    1. I haven't been to a movie in forever! Although I will go see Bourn eand Suicide Squad. :) And yeah I caught her at just the right time- to be honest I'm not sure how she even got partially under that afghan.

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  7. I've seen the Lisa Jewell book around Greg and think it looks interesting and your comments have made me even more eager to read it!

    I was recovering from surgery over the last couple of weeks and wasn't in the mood for reading so bought the first 4 seasons of the TV show Justified on sale. But... then I discovered I wasn't in the mood for watching TV either, so I have those to get to.

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    1. I really liked it. I think I first saw it at Laurel Rain's site and then saw a few more reviews, and just sorta tried it... glad I did!

      Hope the show is good! And that your recovery is going good too.

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  8. Great images! I especially love the photo of the sky over water...and the kitties all cuddled up.

    I thoroughly enjoy Lisa Jewell's books, and The Girls in the Garden was a favorite. I ordered a paperback copy of I Found You, by Jewell...and it's scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my "buggy" blog post.

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    1. Those were fun to take. :)

      I think the first review I saw of the book was at your site, and then I saw a few more and decided to get it. Glad I did!

      Glad the crickets are history! :)

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  9. Hot summers are the norm where I live, but this summer has been exceptionally warm and humid. I don't even want to go to the mailbox most days, lol. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Are they? I love summer but when it gets super muggy I'm not such a fan. I hear you, days like today I don't even want to go out (it was like 95 and super dense).

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  10. Lakeshore festivals sounds like a great thing. Hope you can get there this week. ;)
    ‘The Girls in the Garden’ sounds like a good read. I also love that cover. I’ll definitely need to check out your review!
    LOL!! Love the pictures of the Cat. She/He looks so peaceful. Sigh.. To be a cat!
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!

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    1. I haven't been to too many festivals yet this year, so I'm hoping to get to some before the summer runs out. We have a Renaissance festival coming up, and some lakeshore stuff, so yeah...

      Girls in the Garden was quite good. And yes she does seem comfy doesn't she? Only a cat. :)

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  11. It's too hot for my comfort right now. Even at night. Ugh. I hope this heat wave ends sooner than later. I am glad to hear you enjoyed The Girls in the Garden. It does sound good.

    I am looking forward to seeing The Suicide Squad. I am not sure I will be able to see it in the theater, but I will watch it at some point. Like so many other movies out or coming out I want to see. Haha

    I love the photos you shared of the cat (so cozy!) and the water.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I hope it cools off for you. We've cooled a bit today- and I want to see Suicide Squad too!

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  12. Oh my gosh! What a cute kitty! Feel free to share more kitty pictures in the future. :D It doesn't even seem like the Olympics are so close. Hope it cools down for you soon!

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    1. I will! They always seem to find themselves in some kind of ridiculous position! :)

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  13. Ugh, it's too hot for festivals of any kind lol. I've had to start grocery shopping in the evening because my frozen food thaws out by the time I get home if I do it during the day.

    But oh my goodness that is the most adorable cat I've ever seen! I've never seen a cat sleep with a blanket like that, like a human lol. That is just too cute.

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    1. Yeah it's too hot for anything. Been a muggy week.

      Glad you liked the cat pic! I was kinda surprised she was under the blanket too- she knows how to get comfortable!

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  14. I feel kind of lost now, with the tour being pretty much over and the Olympics not starting for another good week and a half. Whatever will I watch as I wait on this baby. Oh right, all those dvd's I still have to see, haha.

    And oh my gosh, kitty is the cutest.

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    1. I didn't see any of the tour, but I am looking forward to the Olympics! Enjoy those DVD's! :)

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  15. The upper part of new Star Wars poster is cool, but the lower part looks a bit amateurish.

    Every summer I regret moving away from the coast, then I remember that I lived in the Pacific NW and we rarely even noticed when summer arrived.

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    1. I was surprised to see it, I thought it was an interesting image.

      It's funny how the seasons are differnt everywhere.

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  16. AWE, you are making me want another kitty. It has been hotter than Hades here Greg. I added Girls in the Garden to my wishlist!

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    1. We have 4 (not all kitties, but cats). Want one?

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  17. yay many movies I want to try!

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  18. Love the cat:). We have just started watching the new series of Dark Matter, which we're thoroughly enjoying and they have started trailors for Killjoy, so I'm looking out for that one. Other than that - it's Himself's turn to have wall-to-wall cricket on, given I was bingeing on Wimbledon not so long ago... I love SMITTEN:). Hope it gets cooler where you are - you can send some of the warmth my way if you like - we are getting more summery weather, but I could do with it a tad less blowy... Have a great week.
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/sunday-post-24th-july/

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  19. I've actually seen that Suicide Squat Promo!! Normally I have no clue what you are talking about LOL. Love your pictures! Hope you will have great week and here's my Sunday Post: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/the-sunday-post-24-july-2016.html

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  20. It has been really hot here...blah. You should try Stranger Things on Netflix, it's campy but after a couple of episodes I got hooked and it's a short as it only has eight episodes. :)

    Happy readihg!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  21. I've been Netflix binging also! I'm finally watching Breaking Bad, which I'm really enjoying so far! I also recently watched The Night Manager and HIGHLY recommend it! I didn't know much about Suicide Squad before I saw the preview the other day at the theater, but now I'm really excited to see it! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  22. The Girls in the Garden, still looking in my garage for the box with my small amount of kept print books (I donated almost all before moving). I've been eager to read this one, so my search will go on...

    Nice photos! Love that coastal shot and your cat, too. Is that the outdoor cat from winter, or one you already had?

    I am also ripping through my Netflix shows and looking for new ones. I tried two of the Stranger Things series. It reminds me --and has been blurbed as-- a mix of The Goonies and ET. Very cute and set in the '80s, which is always fun, a throwback show, but not sure how it pans out as it goes along... I just finished Bosch season 2 on Prime, good for those who enjoy gritty LA noir detective stories (based on the Michael Connelly books). I'm watching The Americans on Netflix (originally on FX) but had to stop while granddaughter here, because there is small snips of sensual scenes/nudity in almost every show.

    Have a good week and enjoy the end of summer!

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  23. There are so many great shows that I hesitate to start new ones. Thanks so much for Netflix! What would I do without it. LOL There's a Harry Bosch show? How did I miss that. Love the series and been reading it for years. Who plays him?

    My Sunday Post

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  24. Suicide Squad and the Olympics are definitely the two things I am anxious about. August just might be the best month this year for me lol. Enjoy your week Greg, and since you've dubbed The Girl in the Garden as a possible fave this year I will definitely need to either pick this up on audio or read it in my spare time. The cover is very interesting on that one as well.

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  25. Such a cute kitty!

    I saw the trailers for Suicide Squad, Rogue One and Jason Bourne when I saw Star Trek Beyond; they look good.

    This week is supposed to be in the 90s all week, eeep. No festivals for me but if you go, have fun! Have a good week. :)

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  26. Ooh! I'm really excited for the Suicide Squad movie! I hope it's good! Here’s my Sunday Post!

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  27. It's been a warm week here too, I hope it cools down a bit. All the heat makes it harder to concentrate.

    aww is that your cat? It looks adorable!

    The Rogue One movie poster looks great. I am curious about the movie. Have a great week!

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  28. Love the kitty pics. So cute. I read about a book a week too. I thought I'd be reading more this summer, but I guess not. Hope you have a great week!

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  29. Again, I love the artwork and thanks for the Star Wars stuff. I was hotter than hades here, too. We are supposed to have high 80s next week, but I guess that is better than the 90s we have been having. Ha ha. I just hopped your posts from last week and commented. Have a wonderful new week. :)

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  30. I am very excited for the new Bourne movie. Will be looking forward to your review of The Wanderers, it looks like a good one! Are you sticking with the main theme for Cover Characteristics this week? Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post earlier.

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  31. Wow. Thanks for sharing everything. Loved the pics and the kitty is just too cute. Thanks for dropping by the party at fundinmental. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  32. Aw, such adorable pics of your kitty under the blanket! And I always love the artwork that you share - my favorite this week is Time Portal.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  33. It certainly was a HOT week! Gearing up for Coast Guard. It is always a fun time in town. My husband is a Jason Bourne fan and want to go to the movie. Love the kitty all tucked in.

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  34. The cat knows where it is cozy! Didn't it get the memo about the heat waves! I will have to read The Girls in the Garden.

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    1. The Girls in the Garden was quite good. And yes the cat sure knows how to be cozy!

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  35. Happy Monday. Those temps sound like they're heading up into the region of 'rather hot'. Great beach weather.

    I enjoyed your post on the weird book titles and thanks for the weekly round up.

    Mine is on my Blog

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    1. It has been great beach weather. I hope it cools down a bit though... :)

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  36. Star Wars and Star Trek movies in the same year? Wow!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/07/mo-willems-goes-to-paris.html

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  37. Your reading slows down over the summer, too? Mine pretty much comes to a halt.

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    1. Hey stranger! Good to see you around. Yes my reading slows a bit in summer- always so much going on.

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  38. Great pictures! I've been wanting to read The Girls in the Garden. I'm glad you enjoyed that one. I will have to check it out! Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thank you, you too. The Girls in the Garden is quite good.

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  39. You've got me all curious about Girls in the Garden. Will check it out. Weather's been good here too and with a little more time on my hands I've been watching some movies on Netflix. I enjoyed Before We Go and Remembrance. Have a great reading week!

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    1. I really liked Girls in the Garden! I haven't watched any movies on Netflix lately, but they have a lot to offer.

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  40. I have The Gitls in the Garden to read and must get to it. I can't wait for the new Bourne film, not often I get excited by the pictures but this one is actually on my radar. Have a good week.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, I thought it was quite good. :)

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  41. You and my husband would get a long swimmingly. He like some of the same stuff you do, especially 12 Monkeys and Dark Matter.

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  42. Ugh this heat is oppressive! Today was actually nice, a reprieve from the searing hot we've had. A book a week is good! We've been out Pokemoning - I guess we couldn't stay away from the craze. It's been nice though, a quick walk around a park at night as a family.

    I think The Girls in the Garden came in for me at the library! I need to get there tomorrow and pick it up. I can't wait!

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  43. Ugh this heat is oppressive! Today was actually nice, a reprieve from the searing hot we've had. A book a week is good! We've been out Pokemoning - I guess we couldn't stay away from the craze. It's been nice though, a quick walk around a park at night as a family.

    I think The Girls in the Garden came in for me at the library! I need to get there tomorrow and pick it up. I can't wait!

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  44. I'm undecided if Suicide Squad will be my kind of movie or not, but given my love of superhero films I'll likely see it at some point. What I am excited about is the return of Jason Bourne. Cannot wait. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland's Top Ten Tuesday.

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  45. We've been away on vacation and I almost picked up The Girls in the Garden to read on the way home... sounds like I made a mistake not buying it!

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