Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunday Post #160


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


Another beautiful week- 70's during the day, cooler at night. Smooth sailing this week as far as weather. I had a good week of reading too, finishing up books left and right- and no Netflix again. For a whole week! Other than it was pretty quiet. I'm still working ahead a bit on Tagline posts and other stuff for fall. 

In other news I joined Instagram (thanx Erin!) and now I have to figure it out! So if you see a follower request from some dude named Greg- that would be me.

This week I reviewed The Incident on the bridge and I'll have my thoughts on The Girl From The Sea on Thursday. I'm also blowing through the Night School books- I'm posting those reviews on Fridays- book three will be this week. 


The Incident on the BridgeThe Girl from the SeaLegacy (Night School, #2)


More Tipsy Reader! 


And I'm listening to...


Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics     
Fandom Mashup #4       
Tuesday Tagline  
Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Books 
   
Waiting on Wednesday #30
The Incident on the Bridge  
Bookcover Spotlight 

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics     
Fandom Mashup #5       
Tuesday Tagline #5 
Top Ten Tuesday  
   
Waiting on Wednesday 
The Girl From the Sea   

Bookcover Spotlight 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Night School: FractureResistance (Night School, #4)

BOOKISH LINKS

This is kind of amazing.  





Sometimes you just gotta eat.  

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82 comments:

  1. It's so much easier to finish books when you're not tempted by Netflix! A whole week without it?? LOL. It's been gorgeous here, too, but the week seemed to get away from me - not a single blog post since Monday. Most of my free time was spent reading/listening to Germinal for a readalong... so good, but very heavy. Have a good week!

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    1. I agree! :) Shutting off Netflix has boosted my reading big time! And yes a week for me is a long time ha ha.

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  2. Yay for good weather!!! The weather here has been nice too. I love it!! I am watching Dexter on Netflix and only read on book so yeah it takes its toll on reading. Hope you have a great week!!

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    1. Yeah it's amazing how much reading I get done when I stay off Netflix! lol

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  3. The weather is amazing the last two days, it's going to seriously rain tomorrow but we need it. I am loving this weather and I am hoping next week doesn't get to hot again. I just want summer over now.

    Welcome to instagram :) I actually love that app.

    I hope you have an amazing week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. It's been really nice here too. But I want fall now- the breezes, the cooler days, all that. And thanks- I think Instagram will be fun, I'll try my hand at some bookish pics. Should be a riot. :)

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  4. I still haven't figured out Instagram. I have had an account for over a year and posted maybe 6 times. I don't think I take enough pictures. Well I take pictures of my kids at school but I can't share those...

    I'm enjoying your reviews on night school, it's on my must read list at this point!

    Have a great week and keep enjoying your beautiful fall weather!!

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    1. Ha ha that will probably be me too. My sad little account has no pics yet but soon... hopefully.

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  5. Glad your week has gone well! You certainly have been busy on your blog recently-- good going! I always love to check out your pulp covers and your featured artwork. I can't get away from Netflix for a whole week, but I have been consistently reading, so it's all good. Enjoy the week ahead!

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    1. I know- it's been crazy. I never thought I'd be a post every day person but I'm ahead enough that it's working. If I ever get behind though, I'm doomed. :)

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  6. Yay for a productive week! Hulu is hurting my reading as I've fallen down a rabbit hole with a show that I can't stop watching! I'm on Instagram too though I'm awful at actually using it! Love the cave map! Wouldn't it be fantastic to have a secret lair! Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah it's been a pretty good week. I love get more reading done than I usually do! And I know what you mean- Hulu and Netflix are very dangerous for reading!

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  7. I am almost afraid to try Instagram...but I do love the presentations of pix that people spotlight on their blogs. I'm tempted, but very afraid...lol.

    I haven't watched Netflix today...trying something different. Reading. My weekends are usually about viewing.

    Great videos and images! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I was never really into Instagram, since I didn't think I would be interested in posting pics from my phone, but I got an invite so said why not? And it might be fun, although I'll be surprised if I use it much...

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  8. I love that map, I love maps in general, I blame the Lord of the Rings for that! Yay for Instagram, I find I am overwhelmed by the amount of book bloggers on it with such amazing props!

    Have a great week (and remember to read Omnia or else.......)

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    1. I do too, maps are the best. Especially ones like that that inspire the imagination. And yeah I took the IG plunge, I'll have to try my hand at pics. ha ha

      And I got Omnia! Now I just have to read it...

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    1. Yeah! I'll probably be sending you a follower ha ha...

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  10. Love that last meme!

    And instagram.... I'm there but a binge-user so I'll keep an eye out for you. I don't design beautiful book-like photos I'm afraid, but usually share a pic of my book perched on the side of the bath (where I read!)

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    1. Isn't that great? I'll look for you too on IG... I need to see what people do so I know what to do ha ha. My pictures will suck. :)

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  11. Noooooo Greg, don't go to the dark side with Instagram! :D I made one, used it off and on, an now it's ignored. I stink at the whole taking pictures thing. And now you're neglecting Netflix. I think it's time for an intervention. :)

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    1. Too late! I did it... and now I'm doomed ha ha. I'm sure my IG pics will beterrible. :) But who knows? And you're right- how in the $%^& have I been off Netflic for a whole week? lol I DO need an intervention...

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  12. It's amazing how productive one can be when one turns off the screens. Have a great week! :)

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    1. So true. Although I miss my binging ha ha. Oh well it won't be long til I'm back to it... :)

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  13. Night School Legacy has a nice cover! And lol, you're just joining IG while I'm contemplating giving up since I rarely use it and deleting my account, especially now that people are finding me through there -_-

    And oh my goodness, did she really do 75 jello shots?! Wouldn't it have just been easier to drink the vodka in some juice or something? Lol. Entertaining video though.

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    1. I love that cover! I'm even using it for a future Tagline post since that one caught my eye. I'll shamelessly use the same cover over and over if I can ... :)

      I have no idea about IG but it looks kinda fun. Is it just pics from a phone? Although I get what you mean about people finding- I don't mind the occasional visit because I know it's infrequent, but I like my blog separate and if certain people started finding it I might not be crazy about that either.

      And I know- 75??? WTF? That's like the wildest Tipsy reader I've seen. It was funny though.

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  14. I don't know how I missed your Mashups post. I love that feature. I went back and commented. Thanks again for posting all of the art. You sure are devouring those Night School books! Have a fantastic week. :)

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    1. I like doing that one, it's fun to come up with mashups (although hard sometimes)!

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  15. *sigh* I was doing SO well with cracking on... and then I visit your site and start watching the videos and drooling over the Star Wars-themed artwork... Glad to hear you are also having beautiful weather - so are we:)). I just wish the days weren't drawing in so frighteningly fast! Have a great reading week - and good luck with Instagram, I haven't figured it out, either... This is my Sunday Post -
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/sunday-post-18th-september/

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    1. Glad the weather is nice! It's been awesome here the last few- now that it's cooler. And I know what you mean- I sometimes spend way too much time getting sidetracked when I put these posts together!

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  16. Netflix definitely is a big distraction. I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls all over again. Even though I have every season of Gilmore Girls on DVD. LOL!!
    Welcome on Instagram!! I love it! I have two accounts.. One for my blog which I’m not very good in updating.. and one for ‘normal stuff’.
    Have a great week Greg. ;)

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    1. You know even if you have something on DVD it's still fu to see it on TV or Netflix. Why is that?? :) And thanks- I'm looking forward to trying out Instagram!

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  17. Yeay for instagram haha. And pretty great you managed to stay away from netflix for a whole week. We had terrible heat this week for a few days so I'm glad we have also gone down to normal temperatures and cooler nights.

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    1. I know- a whole week is pretty good for me! Although it's actually been longer than that- I've hardly been on it at all lately. Funny how my reading has increased proportionally!

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  18. It has been nicer here in Missouri too I like it but I want it to stay this way and not get cold...lol.

    I think I have the first Night School book so I need to try it as it seems they must be pretty good. :)

    Got to get in some reading this week cause I will be binging netflix this coming weekend for Longmire season 5 comes out on the 23rd. :)

    I must say your choice in music scares me just by looking at the still of the video on here...lol. To afraid to click and see what happens. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Glad it's been nice there- still sunny here, just cooler. But not too cold you know? :) Night school has been taking a lot of my time- I just finished book four. amazing how much I read when Netflix is out of the picture.

      Yeah that song's a little intense- I always wonder what people think of my music taste when I spotlight something hard one week and instrumental/ ambient the next!

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  19. Tangerine Dream takes me back to my childhood. I loved the soundtrack for that old movie Legend (with the unicorns) and listened to them a lot. I'm digging the Stranger Things music.
    I don't think I could survive without Netflix these days but mostly just because it's the only streaming platform I use right now. We are finally watching season 6 of The Walking Dead.
    Have a great week, Greg, and thanks so much for continuing to stop by LazyDayLit despite how mia I've been these past couple of weeks! :D

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    1. I love Tangerine Dream and have been a fan for a long time. And Legend- loved that movie. The elves and the awesome music... watched it so many times.

      I would have a hard time w/o Netflix since I don't have cable- so yeah Netflix is about my only way to watch unless I buy something at amazon. And you're welcome- you've had some great posts lately. :)

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  20. If you figure out Instagram let me know. I am on it but have only posted a few pictures in about two years. It always seems to take me forever to get anything on there. I can't imagine a week without Netflix but if I'm honest sometimes it's background the way live TV used to be.

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    1. Ha ha- I'll probably be clueless but I'll give it a go. I must say I'm curious how I would do with bookstagram layouts- maybe i'll try. :)

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  21. Love the pics, I think I'll be using that map for an adventure sooner or later. We deleted our Netflix as no one really used it all that much. I'm on Instagram it's a mix of fitness, books, and my geekiness. Feel free to look me up. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah those maps are awesome. Are you a gamer? I had one last week that was great. I got rid of cable so I hang onto Netflix for my binging needs, but lately I've been scaling back with it. and thanks! I'll look you up on IG, although my account has exactly no pictures on it yet! Ha ha

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  22. I really like Instagram, I don't post as arty photos as a lot of people do on there, but I do find it useful for sharing/promoting review books I'm sent, so I don't feel as guilty when it takes me ages to get around to reading them!

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    1. I'm new to it so we'll see how it goes. :) I do like being able t promote books there...

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  23. LOL, Instagram is fun, although I do not spend hours arranging photos! Looking forward to your upcoming reviews

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    1. I probably won't either, but it does look fun!

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  24. Hi Greg! Maybe I should use one of those maps to try and relocate my mind. Lost it a bit lately. I've just made a big star next to The Incident on the bridge. Will read your review this week as I really want to read that book. I'm on instagram, but need to pay more attention there! I always forget to post new photos! Hope you will have good week and here's my Sunday Headlines: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/the-sunday-headlines-2-missing-mind.html

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    1. There you go! And if you see mine let me know. Hope you like Incident if you read it- and I'll look you up on IG!

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  25. *high five* to no Netflix! I'm trying to cut back too. It sucks me in and then I forget about the other things I need to do, especially now that little man is in school during the day and I don't have to wait for him to go to bed. Love the pics you found of concept art for Star Wars :) I have a little boy that is obsessed with Star Wars. In fact we just remodeled his room and hung up a bunch of posters and pics. Hope you have a great week. Happy reading :)

    My Sunday Post

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  26. Ooo 70s! That sounds great. It's still in the 90s here. Yey for staying off Netflix! I've been watching more tv and reading less lately. 😩I'm sure I need the bit of a break though.

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    1. I'll take 70's. 90's is too hot for me although AC helps.

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  27. I just reviewd The Girl From The Sea today, 3 stars and that's being generous, too many plot holes for my liking although the story was so unique, wish the author had taken some time to add a few more chapters, make the story more solid. Welcome to IG!

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    1. Thank you! I'll have to check out your review, I think I liked it more but it wasn't perfect. It did kinda seem like a story written around the twist and I wasn't sure how I felt about that.

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  28. I'm so jealous of your temps. We are relieved to have our temps down in the upper 80's.

    I'm at Instagram, but I don't do much with it. Wish I did. Good luck with it.

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    1. Yeah you're quite a bit hotter than us. Thank you, we'll see how Instagram goes. :)

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  29. You have perfect weather. We are down into the upper 60s and low 70s and it feels like fall all of a sudden. Lots of rain yesterday as well. Sigh. I am glad I haven't gotten hooked on Netflix. I don't want to either. I have too much to do. Love the dragon map. Your last photo made me smile. Have a wonderful week, Greg.

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    1. It has been really nice. Sunny but reasonable temps- if all summer could be like this I wouldn't want to end!

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  30. We've been having beautiful days around here too. it's anywhere from the mid 70s to high 80s. Of course, as I'm typing this it is POURING rain outside tho. haha! I don't think the fall weather has started yet. I don't mind but only because I know winter comes after that and I'm a sissy about the cold. LOL

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I love that weather. Perfect. We had rain too but it's gone now- and I'm with ya, I don't need the cold!

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  31. I am so jealous of your weather. Its still been in the upper 80's and humid here. Blah! I am such a cold weather girl! Bring on the snow!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  32. Glad you are having such nice weather. Ours hasn't been terrible until today.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  33. We've had pretty good weather here in MN, too. Have a good week!

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    1. P.S. I really love the pulp cover and the map. You always include so many interesting pictures in your posts. :)

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  34. The weather here is turning nicer every day! The mornings are cool now and I just love it!

    Love the song by New Year's Day. You're helping me discover new music all the time. Thanks!

    Have a great week!

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  35. Welcome to Instagram! I always forget about that app. :P

    I still need to start watching Stranger Things. I finally caved and restarted my Netflix subscription. I've been watching the IT Crowd again on it though instead of starting Stranger Things.

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  36. Who needs Netflix when you can find Fury Road on YouTube. Oh wait, still not reading...

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  37. I'm obsessed with your Sunday Posts. The videos you share! And welcome to Instagram. Netflix is great. I've been trying to catch up on all my shows before the Fall season starts. Finally watching the new Roots, and American Horror Story Hotel.

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  38. Any withdrawal symptoms from Netflix yet, Greg. LOL Looks like some goods books helped with that. Love that gif of the heroes. A guys gotta do what......
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  39. Night School Resistance looks so interesting but this is the first I've heard of it! And hurray for Instagram! I still have some trouble with it every now and then but I enjoy it overall! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  40. I'm sitting here with the door & window open. It's so nice compared to last month when even the middle of the night was too warm.

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  41. I don;t think I could manage a week without Netflix, especially now that I've started working my way through all of the Star Trek series...life's been pretty stressful recently, so my brain can't handle anything more than TV at the moment!

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  42. Yay! You're on Instagram too!! I'll be following you through there!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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  43. Those temps seem very pleasant to me, not too hot or cold. Glad you had a great reading week again. I haven't joined Instagram mainly because another way to take me away from reading! Enjoy it once you suss it out.

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  44. Night School is still calling me (must not pick it up yet, must not pick it up yet!). I love that artwork for Glimpse into Utterdark. It reminds me of some 3D artwork I enjoy - they are actually set in deep frames with lighting and everything making them have a lot of scope.

    http://www.heycreations.co.za/gallery_art_foundations.php#

    I'm also a huge Avenger's fan although I'm yet to watch the new Captain America. I'll hopefully get to it soon!

    Here's my weekly round up: #IMWAYR

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  45. All three books have 'water' in them. Funny the things ya notice sometimes. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  46. Great to hear you have had positives on the weather front, enjoy! I like the look of a couple of your books this week - The Girl from the Sea and The incident on the bridge. Great water themed books!
    Have a fantastic reading week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  47. I haven't used Netflix lately either! It's nice to take a break from it to be honest. More reading and more video game time.
    I love that Cave map! Our DM for our RP decided he hates DMing...which is fair, it's a ton of work, but that also means my super awesome character is limbo again. *cries*

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  48. It's finally starting to cool down here, too, although it is still pretty humid and is supposed to be in the mid-80s for most of the week. I have the first Night School book, but haven't read it. It looks like an interesting series. Hope your week is wonderful!

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  49. Are you on a forced Netflix fast or was it free choice? LOL. I took a short break during summer. It was such a busy summer that I couldn't have watched even if I wanted to. Hope you have a great week and enjoy this beautiful early fall weather.

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  50. Ooh, I want to hear about The Girl from the Sea. No Netflix O_O.

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  51. You survived a whole week without Netflix! Bravo! :-) Love that map, by the way. What is it about fantasy maps that's so awesome?

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  52. It's getting a bit cooler here too, although still not really fall weather. Still it is nice to have somewhat cooler temperatures.
    Yay for blogging ahead! It's always nice to get some of those posts done ahead. Glad you had a good reading week. I like the Hidden caves map! Great review!

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