Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sunday Post #156



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


Well the Olympics are done and I think all told it was a pretty good Games. Yeah Rio had problems but everyone seems to have survived and there were some thrilling moments. I read more this week than last although the Olympics still took up most of my time. But I'm doing okay on reviews so all is good. 

This week I'm taking a break from Top Ten Tuesday to post a Tagline feature- I've seen a few of these over the last few years but I haven't seen an active one lately, and I love a good tagline. Sharing them is fun, so Tuesday will begin my Tagline Tuesday feature, which will be semi- regular. I'll also have my thoughts on Time Siege. Oh and I saw that Sci-Fi Month is returning this November. 

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Time Siege (Time Salvager #2)The OriginalsTruly Madly GuiltyVicarious (Vicarious, #1)

This cracked me up. 



This is quite well done. 



And I'm listening to... 




More cat pics! 








NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)


67 comments:

  1. Oh cute cat and pictures! Have a nice weekend and happy reading!

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  2. I am sad the Olympics are pretty much done. I really enjoyed them. Can't wait to see what you think of the new Liane Moriarty. Love the cat pictures :) Have a great week!!

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    1. Yeah I'll miss 'em. My favorite events were last week so I'm kinda missing those, but I'm still watching. What will I do when they're done? Oh yeah- read.

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  3. I want that Jungle Treehouse! And the cat but I've had a little bit of kitten fever lately though I definitely don't need one. I didn't watch as much of the Olympics as I wanted but I did get to watch some. I missed most of the gymnastics though which is my favorite. Have a great week!

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    1. I know! And kittens- these two were kittens last year and man did they tear around the place. Although they still do. Sorry you missed the gymnastics! :(

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  4. As to the election of Westeros(?) I'm torn between Jon Snow and Kahlessi. Maybe they'll join forces in S7 and she'll allow him to still reign in the north. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Sounds like a plan! I enjoyed those...

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  5. Your cat is very pretty! :)
    I think about participating in Sci-Fi Month every year but I just don't read enough Sci-Fi to do it justice! I used to read more of it but somehow fell out of habit.

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    1. Thanks! You know even if you have a favorite or a discussion idea, or even a show or movie, you could share it. It's very low pressure. :)

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  6. I love looking at cat pictures and your's is adorable. I just couldn't get into the Olympics this year, although I heard they were great and I'm glad you enjoyed watching them. Have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Hey thanks! I did enjoy them although there's been a lot of drama too lately! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  7. I thought that moment during the Olympics was HILARIOUS! So so funny. :D I liked Vicarious! Definitely a great example of a neat sci-fi thriller.

    Have a lovely weekend! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I know! I am looking forward to Vicarious- I have one more and them I'm on to that one.

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  8. I love those GOT campaign commercials. Hilarious! Especially the sponsors. LOL!

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    1. Are those the best or what? I got a kick out of them. I might even vote for one of them. lol

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  9. The distance runners did so well this year! Rupp is running the marathon tomorrow then all they're done. Haha those GoT President videos.

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    1. I hardly saw any of the running stuff, my watching was so hit or miss. I mean I feel like I watched a lot but I seem to have missed a lot too.

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  10. I have been enjoying the Olympics and will be sad to see them come to a close. I am loving your kitty..too cute Our weather has been in the low 70's this weekend and I hope you are enjoying similar weather. Happy reading!

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    1. Me too. They're great and I'm always bummed when it's over. :) Glad your weather is nice- we've been muggy and had bad storms today. Even a few tornado touchdowns, but not by us.

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  11. Funny how a cat can look so smart and smug. LOL Going to miss the Olympics. I'm reviewing a book next week where this guy couldn't stand either candidate so he nominated his dog. And the dog is winning!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I know. I'll miss the Games too. and that's funny!

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  12. Haha I'm still cracking up at the water bottle thing. But I once tried to use a salt shaker by shaking it while it was still right side up, so I guess I'm not one to talk lol.

    Gah that cat is so cute! I like the one where his/her paws are crossed. And the black bottom lip is adorable.

    It does suck that the Olympics are over, but I guess I'll be more focused now since I spent so much time streaming the gymnastics online and could never really multitask very well while watching lol.

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    1. That was like my favorite thing of the week. I watched it like three times (okay, more). She ws just so matter of fact about it.

      Yeah the cat is a male, and he has a sister too. It's like cat mania around here. The first two are from when he was a kitten and he's obviously bigger now in the last ones lol. I will miss the Olympics but yeah my reading has been pretty lackluster amd it will be nice to have time again.

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  13. I am laughing so hard over that Olympic clip! I would SO be the girl with the upside down bottle ๐Ÿ˜‚ I enjoyed the Olympics, there were some good moments, but I wasn't as invested as I was in past years. Your cat is still extra cute, of course. I want to LIVE in that "Shores of Orion" picture- it's stunning! And I kind of need to know what you think of Vicarious, I feel like it NEEDS to be a win for you, you've been so looking forward to it!

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    1. I know, I LOVED it. She just so calmly flips the bottle! I liked the Olympics but whole events that I used to watch I didn't, or just never got to. So I feel like I watched a lot but there's a lot I didn't see too?

      Thanks about the cat! He's ridiculous. :) And I love that pic too- it looks so awesome and otherwordly, and I love the stream just flowing along. And yes I feel the same way about Vicarious! I need to enjoy that one lol.

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  14. The water bottle incident is hilarious! The second to the last cat pic looks like a painting. I love it. I didn't care for The Wanderers. I will be interested to see what you think. And as always, thank you for the art you post. Have a stellar week. :)

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    1. Isn't that great? And thanks- glad you liked the pics (and the art). I've heard mixed things about The Wanderers, some people hated it and others were mixed, so we'll see.

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  15. I feel like the Olympics just flew past. These last few days there were less sports that interested me though. It's going to be weird not having sports on every day. Weird things happened though with the American swimmers and all. Lol.

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    1. They did go by fast. And yes my interest dropped this week as some of my favorite sports finished up. And those American swimmers- that was embarassing frankly, I couldn't help but think that's why people don't like Americans lol.

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  16. Cute cat, she has white paws just like mine. It's so cute and I love how clean they keep those little white patches!
    I'll miss the Olympics now but I do find I was very cynical watching this time, wondering who was on drugs and who was legit talented.

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    1. Aw thanks, he's a boy but he has a sister and they both run the place. :) And they are cute. I feel the same way, with all the doping stuff it does tarnish the Games a bit because you don't really know who's real or not. Sad really.

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  17. That video of the girl who struggled with the water bottle was so funny! When I saw it earlier this week I LOL'ed and had to show it to my husband! Have a great week!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't stop watching it either, it's hilarious the way she calmly switches the bottle...

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  18. I'm sure you had some very pretty pictures this week but I can't see them very well through the tears running out of my eyes!!! I can't stop laughing at the Vine vid you posted. My son won't let me leave your page!!! He wants to keep hearing me laugh and cry. That is just too perfectly funny!!!! Thank you so much for making my weekend!!!!!!!

    yeah, yeah, great books, blah, blah, blah!!! Sci fi rocks!!!!!

    Have a great week....

    tears, lots of tears!!!!!

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    1. Ha ha is that great or what? The BEST thing I saw all week. And you're welcome! lol It seems like every Olympics there one thing that becomes viral or just is a total LOLOL.

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  19. I don't normally watch the Olympics but the lack of anything else on I put them on for background noise and actually watched a good amount. It was a great Olympics cause we broke a lot of records this year even with the Lochte thing.

    Enjoy your reads!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Ha ha the Lochte thing- americans behaving badly lol. I watched quite a bit too although I petered off some this week- my favorite stuff was over and NBC just shows the same crap so I got irritated. lol But yeah it was a pretty good Games.

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  20. Now that the Olympics are over I hope to get more reading done! I love all the fantasy pictures you put up. I especially love the jungle treehouse. I think the treehouse in Swiss Family Robinson was always my favorite part of the movie. I like all the alternate candidates, too.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Me too. Thank you, I'm glad you like the pics. The Swiss Family Robinson treehouse was always a favorite of mine too, I remember the first time I went to Disney World and saw the treehouse there I was so excited. Another time I went and it was closed for refurbishment and I was so bummed! :)

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  21. I enjoyed the Olympics but glad they're going off-- getting burned out on them about now. Glad to finally see other sports, but I had to watch in daytime to catch them.

    Is that a new cat of yours? Or do you have two-- cat pics always draw the comments, lol.

    Love those Middle Earth artwork but the shores of Orion, wow. It's interesting how there is someone walking all alone, and some kind of structure in the distance.

    Have a great week as the summer flies to an end-- where did this year go? I'm afraid of going shopping because someone somewhere will already be putting up Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas items in their store and ruin the anticipation of Fall...

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    1. I'm about ready too- some of the scandals cooled my enthusiasm too. The doping and the silly American swimmers- I love the idea of the Games but I run to the cynical too and after a while I'm done. And I have four cats but just had to put one down- kinda sad. He was old though and it was time.

      I love that Orion pic, with the otherwordly sky and the person on the beach, and that structure. It makes me want to know more!

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  22. I love the GoT campaign ads! Daenerys/Tyrion is definitely a good one, but my vote's going for Jon and Lyanna Mormont, LOL.

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    1. I think Jon/ Lyanna would be the only candidates I would feel safe with!

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  23. I didn't watch the Olympics...bet you're not surprised...LOL. I was intrigued, however, by the fact that my second son actually attended them in Rio...and I'll be looking forward to hearing his thoughts. And seeing his photos. I am pretty sure he had told me he was going, but somehow the memory escaped me...and then I saw his Check-in on Facebook.

    I am the worst mother ever! Laughing here.

    However, my two oldest are globe-trotting people, with my eldest living in Europe since the early 1990s. I guess we can call him a full-on expatriate. Especially now that he is married to a Czech woman. He is officially becoming a resident.

    So...how did this become about me? Oh, yes, I really hope you enjoy Truly Madly Guilty, and now I'm going to have to check on The Originals.

    Love that Jungle Treehouse. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.




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    1. Ha ha that's awesome that your son was able to attend. I'd be worried about Zika and unrest although I guess the brazilians don't take too kindly to that. I have a relative who lives in brazil part time and they love it there.

      My cousin teaches overseas and he's becoming an expatriate too, it's been over 5 years now and he stays on. And I think the Czech republic would be neat- there's supposedly Czech or Hungarian back in our ancestry but I've never researched it.

      You have a great week!

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  24. I want to live in the jungle treehouse, it is so cool! I think since I saw Swiss Family Robinson all those years ago my heart has wanted one! The Olympics have gone by really quickly and Team GB have done really well and I think we are second in the table which is excellent. I'm looking forward to watching the Paralympics, those guys and gals are truly amazing.

    Have a great week!

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  25. I laughed so hard at the soccer vine that the neighbors dogs started barking. That is too funny. LoL

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  26. LOL the water bottle made me laugh, Greg, thanks for sharing :)
    Your kitty looks so prim and proper, with the front-legs crossed and all :) So cute!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  27. I didn't realize the Olympics were over already, glad you enjoyed watching them. And yay for sci-fi month returning again this year. I am not yet sure if I will participate, but it's a fun event.
    Your kitty looks so adorable! Thanks for sharing the pictures! And the artwork you shared looks great as always. Have a great week!

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  28. Have you seen these? They combine the glory of your pulp covers with some awesome bookworm/library humor.
    http://simplebooklet.com/publish.php?wpKey=zwTY8mLCC3wV31ORtETcye&utm_source=Overdue+Media&utm_campaign=b365ce3f83-UA-127250-5&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f17681c1b8-b365ce3f83-235889341#page=4

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  29. I LOVE that "unofficial" Star Wars movie!!! I also love the cat photos! So cute! And I'm listening to Dorothy now too! Thanks for sharing the music last week... I think;-)

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  30. KITTY!!! Such an adorable little cat! I'm interested to see your new feature next week! I'll definitely be by to check it out. Have a great week! :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  31. I'm allergic to cats, so I have to get my fix online. Thanks for the cute pictures.

    I'm trying to remind myself that SciFi month isn't until Nov and I still have stuff to plan that comes before it. It just fits in perfectly with my personal efforts to restore the balance between SF & Fantasy in my library.

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  32. That cat is adorable! I'm finally going to get to start watching Game of Thrones because a friend is going to let me borrow his DVDs of season one this week. I'll be sure to check out your CC post this week as well! Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post earlier!

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  33. Ahhh your cat!! He looks like a much skinnier version of mine (who is a whopping 19.5 pounds - and that's after he's lost two pounds this year haha!). How old is he? (She?) ...cats are my kryptonite. I basically want to adopt them all and just lie in a pile of kittens all day long. I would find that life very fulfilling. And I would totally vote for a Dany/Tyrion presidency! WORLD DOMINATION FOR SURE.

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  34. Oh I enjoyed the drink bottle, hadn't seen it. Just watched a little of the closing ceremony and pleased that it has all gone pretty well for Rio.

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  35. I really don't know what a tagline is. And I missed the Olympics. My, do I live in a bubble?!

    Here's my It's Monday. Consider yourself happiness-tagged. Or not. As you so wish.

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  36. Ahhh. I'm voting for Dany! Of course ;)

    Love the kitty pics and thanks for sharing the Tolkien related pics. I need to re-read those books!

    Here's my weekly round up :#IMWAYR

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  37. Hi Greg! What's a Tagline feature?? Looking forward! Wha ha ha!! Love your new election campaign. Might be more effective somewhere in Africa though...! I didn't do Sunday Post yesterday - life in Africa.... But I did quickly do the It's Monday: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-2.html

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  38. Your kitty is adorable!! I've enjoyed the Olympics as well...I usually don't really watch much of the Summer Olympics except gymnastics and diving but found myself watching a lot more this year...I'm still not into basketball, soccer etc...but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the track events!

    We're reading Truly Madly Guilty for my book club in the next year, I'll be curious to see your thoughts!

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  39. My interest was waning this past week with the Olympics, but I can't say I got more reading done. Oh well. Hopefully this week. :-) I love the political trailers. Haha

    I hope you have a great week, Greg. I likely won't be around much this week, blogging wise. Work has gotten the better of me.

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  40. The middle earth graphics are really cool!
    Have a great week!

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  41. Ahhh kitty.cuteness.OVERLOAD! ♥♥ I love ALL of the fantasy art you share but this week, especially the enchanted forest and that cool treehouse! Oh and of course the Middle Earth ones :) Hope you're having a great week! xx

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  42. heehee. The clip with the water bottle has me chuckling. That was good timing. lol. Look at the kitty pictures! Awww.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  43. I really need to get around to reading a Moriarty book. I now have 2 of her works on my TBR pile.

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