Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunday Post #165


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



This week has been hit or miss- started out nice (and warm) but then around midweek it cooled way off. The trees are really starting to turn now and we've got yellows and golds, even reds. The cold really can speed up the process, sometimes you can tell the difference from one day to the next. As October winds down I find that I haven't been reading many scary books- I'm still getting through books I hoped to read in Sept. - so I hope everyone else is getting their scary on. 

It's been busy on the blog and I've been splitting my time between books and Netflix- yes the Netflix ban is over! A friend of mine from Chicago came in this past weekend and we got to catch up- that was nice. Other than that not too much happening. I didn't have a lot of extra stuff for this week but then Pinterest happened- how many boards can you have up at one time?- and I discovered a bunch of cool stuff, so I shared some of it below. 

This week I reviewed Replica and am reading The Wanderers- hoping to have that review up next week. My discussion post on Wednesday will be- How Scary Is Too Scary- so I hope you can come by and share your thoughts on scary reads.

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)Fear the Drowning Deep

Song of the  day...

I'm listening to Balligomingo again and discovered some of their remixes- this one is a bit more upbeat than some of their stuff, almost like a techno dance track, but I kinda like it. 



Last Weeks Stuff:

Fandom Mashup    
Tuesday Tagline 
         
Top Ten Characters I'd Name X After       
Creatures of the Night Tag     
Bookcover Spotlight  
  

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics   
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Freebie   
How Scary Is Too Scary     
Bookcover Spotlight 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 




NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Dead Girls Society

BOOKISH LINKS

This cracked me up. 

When someone says they don't like Star Wars.:

I think I want the Jyn Erso Funko. 

This is the Funko Star Wars Rogue One POP Jyn Erso Bobble Vinyl Figure. It's great to see the Star Wars Rogue One POP's finally in stock.  Jyn Erso looks great:


80 comments:

  1. Yay for the Netflix ban being over. I've decided I need to do something about getting it before The Gilmore Girls return! I've seen two series advertised recently which look amazing so hopefully they're on here in Australia as well as in the US!

    It's been getting warmer here, but today (interestingly) it's raining and cold. So... I LOVE it!

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    1. The ban is definitely over. lol I can't stay away from it for too long. And I had heard that Netflix had expanded to Aus- I hope you have a good selection.

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  2. I haven't exactly been banning Netflix, but find I'm spending less time there. This week, no time on it. Week before, I had started a show called Luther that I enjoyed.

    I'm excited that toward the end of this week, The Fall will have a new season. Have you watched it?

    I am very much looking forward to Gilmore Girls resurrecting themselves....I have a feeling it won't be enough for me, as there will be four "seasons" that will be followed by a drought.

    Enjoy your week, and the cooler weather; I'm definitely loving it! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I spent a lot less time there lately- although with the new episodes I imagine I'll be there more. For a while. :) I have not Seen The Fall although I think I've seen it on my home page- so maybe it's recommended for me? And you mentioned Luther and I've seen that rec'd as well- is it kinda like Marcella in that it's a detective show?

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  3. I love those Star Wars retro posters!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I like 'em too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I have Star Wars on the brain, too! And I glad you lifted your Netflix ban; there is just too much stuff on there to miss!!! I like your music this week. I think my hubs will especially like it :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Star Wars! I'm totally geeked for Rogue One, I think Jyn Erso is going to kill it. Hope you guys like the song- Balligomingo kinda rocks. :)

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  5. There are definitely a lot of beautiful colors outside this time of year. I love the way it looks.
    Sounds like a great discussion. I’ll try to come by Wednesday!
    I love those Star Wars pictures! Ow.. and the POP! they are all soooo cute.
    Have a great week Greg!

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    1. I love fall too- the colors and everything. I hope you can make it by on Wed- seems like a good month to discuss scary reads. :)

      I need that Jyn Erso pop! lol

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  6. Yeah, I feel like I started out October with all these Halloween-ish books I planned to read, and even though I did read a few about vampires, I do that every month so that doesn't even really count lol. I managed to read Dracula, but that's kind of it for scary or Halloween-ish.

    I'm pretty sure you can have as many boards as you want, haha. I've seen people with like a hundred. And I have 36, plus a few private ones. So I'm sure you're fine lol.

    And that's awesome that you got to catch up with a friend :-)

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    1. See I wanted to read scary in Oct but I didn't really have books planned out, and I guess that didn't help. My reading slowed down too. But I just started one that I hope is a bit creepy, so we'll see- maybe I can salvage a bit...

      I have a few boards now, and I find more stuff all the time. Crazy. But it's been nice for my art searches. :P

      And yeah it was nice to catch up, it had been over a year. We're all so spread out, all my friends from childhood and college seems like.

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  7. I'm the opposite. Just added some new shows to my Netflix Que. LOL All hail, Star Wars!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Ha ha more Star Wars all the time. I have a few shows I want to try too...

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  8. No more Netflix ban!!! That's nice, and it sounds like you had a good time with your friend from Chicago, too.
    The changing colors of the trees and leaves always makes me happy and nostalgic at the same time :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading (and pinteresting...)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It was nice to get together, it had been a while. And I agree- the colors are my favorite part of this time of year. :)

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  9. I know how hard it can be to balance Netflix and reading. I just got back into Gilmore Girls, so that has been taking a lot of my time at night. I hope that you enjoy your books, and have a wonderful week! :)

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    1. Netflix sucks away so much reading time- if I let it. So I stayed away for a while- although with new episodes I'm back to watching. :) Gilmore Girls sounds fun, I've never seen but I know a lot of people love it.

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  10. I couldn't live without Netflix, though at the moment we have bake off and the apprentice over here that are a distraction from it.

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    1. I don't know that I could ever give up Netflix lol.

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  11. Pinterest is a terrible, terrible time suck. Love the Star Wars art this week! Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes Pinterest is bad that way. :)

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  12. I was on Pinterest for hours yesterday. It is a great place to look for library program ideas and I love creating boards for my programs.

    I haven't read any scary books this month though I did read several mysteries. Today I plan to watch It'sthe Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown which is more my speed than horror at this time of year :)

    I will be checking out your review of Replica. Still on the fence about reading it.

    Hope you have a great week and some nicer weather.

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    1. I could spend hours there too (and have lol). Mostly I'm looking at art although I want to spend some time on food but haven't gotten there yet. :) I can see it being great for program ideas though, absolutely.

      I have read woefully few scary reads. I don't like horror but I do like a good tense read- but just don't have very many on deck. Ah well. And Charlie Brown is good any time!

      Replica is good, not great. I did like the dual format.

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  13. You will be both sorry and elated that you have found Satan's Picture Book. Don't go in without a crucifix and some holy water, or you will never find your way back out. Ha ha. We had the same fall in temps. I hate having to turn the heat on, but I hate having to close the windows even more. I am a fresh air lover. I am looking forward to your Dead Girls Society review. The synopsis certainly makes it sound interesting. Have a fab week. :)

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  14. I love autumn! Particularly the changing of the leaves you describe! Not reading much scary though, horror isn't my genre so much!

    Laura
    a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't like horror either, I like scary stuff to a point but more on the suspenseful side. :) And autumn is fabulous, with the changing colors- just something about it!

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  15. Oh pinterest! Man, I could waste whole days on that site! You found some great star wars stuff!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, I could too. My first week I was on Pinterest WAY too much. I seem to have calmed down now. :)

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  16. haha I laughed out loud at the Star Wars meme. I mean, come on, who doesn't love Star Wars!? lol The leaves have changed around here too. I love how beautiful it is around here in the Fall. I'm hoping we don't get any storms because then it blows all those pretty leaves off the trees and I'mnot ready for them to go away yet. lol! The weather has definitely cooled off too. We went from a day in the low 80s to a day in the 50s. Yuck! I'm a sissy about the cold. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Is that great or what? And yeah I don't like it when the storms do that either- then you gotta rake em (or not lol). Sounds like our weather too- we've had days in the upper 70's/ low 80's yet but then nights are 50's or even 40's. Although we're more in that lower range now.

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  17. Pinterest! Oh man, I have like 30 boars or more, like thousands of pins and all about the geeky things. LOL! I'll never ever get bored of Pinterest. We had an unseasonably hot and humid day yesterday in the midst of a rain storm, it went up to like 25 degrees! Other than that though, things have cooled off and with the wind most of the leaves have already fallen here!

    LOVE the Millennium Falcon artwork especially but ALL THE STAR WARS THINGS :D Have a great week Greg! xx

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    1. See I gotta catch up! I'm a late adopter I guess lol. And man Pinterest has EVERYTHING. I keep seeing a lot of the art I've found plus tons more! And it's definitely cooling off here too, especially this weekend. Went to a band competition yesterday and it was COLD!

      I love all the Star Wars stuff I found on Pinterest. They have a TON! And you have a great week too! :)

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  18. Pintrest is one of those sites where I think I'm only going to spend ten minute then I look up and it's been two hours. :) Great pics as always. Have a great week!

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    1. Yup. I can see myself doing that! Have a great week too!

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  19. I'm back on Netflix too! I cancel it every summer but it's great to be back binge watching my fav shows again! And it's very autumnal here too, such a gorgeous season for walking, I love it. Oh and I don't like Star W.....no forget it, I said nothing!

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    1. I took a little break (maybe a mini break) lol and now I'm back. New stuff means I need to watch again. :)

      Ha ha I didn't hear that lol. But I understand... I actually didn't like the new Star Wars movie that much, I think a lot of it has to do with childhood and nostalgia. For me anyway.

      Have a great week Trish!

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  20. I'm assuming you're happy that it's got a lot cooler... We're still having weather significantly warmer than the seasonal average, which I'm really glad about. Glad you're enjoying Netflix again - I tend not to bother as I have a habit of falling asleep in front of the TV so don't watch all that much.
    I love the Star Wars artwork - many thanks for sharing it and have a great reading and watching week, Greg:)

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    1. I do like the cooler temps, by and large. It's the really cold stuff (plus snow) I'm not looking forward to. Ha ha and I can fall asleep in front of the TV too... it's funny, if I happen to watch Netflix or something on my computer I don't seem to have that problem, I guess getting comfortable in the living room makes me more likely to snooze. :)

      Glad you liked the Star Wars stuff!

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  21. Wow, you've been busy. Yay for no more NetFlix ban!
    The weather is cooling off here too though we had 2 days last week in the high 70s. smh Our leaves are turning but thanks to an ongoing drought, they aren't as vivid as some years.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Hey Bea! Yeah I've been trying to keep this blog thing going ha ha. Leaves are turning here too, sorry to hear yours aren't quite as vivid as in the past.

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  22. I tell ya', I am feeling a little jealousy over your changing leaves. I love the colors of fall but we don't really get that here, although we are getting some nice temperature changes.
    The Wanderers has been on my list for awhile, so I look forward to seeing what you think of it.
    Love that you share a pulp fiction cover. I am a big fan of Hard Crime books, mostly because of those wonderful covers.

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    1. We've only just started turning really with the temps cooling off. that usually jump starts it. :) And I'm the same with The Wanderers- I've had it on my list forever and I never seem to get to it!

      I love the pulp covers, and it's fun picking ones to showcase every week.

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  23. We had so much wind and rain the last couple of days. It brought down most of our leaves and now it's time to start raking!! Looking forward to your thoughts on A Most Extraordinary Pursuit.

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    1. Isn't raking the best (in my sarcastic voice)? Ha ha although to be honest I kinda like it, it's nice to be out in the wind. I used to love burning leaves as a kid but now we can't do that here, although they still can out in the country.

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  24. I don't think I could do a Netflix ban if I tried! I have heard a lot about Dead Girls Society lately, I don't even know what it's about but it's definitely intriguing.
    Here's my Sunday Post

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    1. Dead Girls Society is one of those books I have high hopes for, and I hope it lives up o them. lol

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  25. Dead Girls Society is everywhere, enjoy :) Yay for Jyn Erso, I want!!!!

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    1. I keep seeing it, and I hope it's good. Can't wait to see Jyn Erso on the screen.

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  26. How scary is too scary? Any bit of scary is too scary for me!

    Have a great reading week!

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    1. I like scary to a point but not anything too bad. Just some suspense. :)

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  27. I love all of your art that you include every week. I'll have to check back in for your 'How scary is too scary?' Post!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you can make it by!

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  28. Ooh! I love that Star Wars Pop figure!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Catch you over @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  29. I have to get back to Netflix...I have to finish the new season of Longmire. Have a great week!

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  30. Ah I could never ban Netflix...lol. I will try and remember to come buy and check out your How scary is too scary? post. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi

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  31. I love and hate this time of year. We had 15 bags of leaves this week and our trees are still full. I like the Forest Moon of Endor Retro pic the best something about the retro look that I like.

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  32. It cooled down here a lot too, but we're loving it! The Wanderers looks really interesting so I'll have to check that out! Great art, as always! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  33. Netflix is a huge time-suck. I've been watching the Addams Family repeatedly this weekend because it's creeping closer to Halloween. I really need to stop procrastinating and get some stuff done though. :P

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  34. I love fall colors, we actually had some this year. Last year they dropped pretty quick.
    October is def the perfect time for some creepy reads! enjoy your new books

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  35. I guess I should muck around a little more on Pinterest! I forget about it, I pin book reviews there and recipes but forget to browse! But it sounds addictive!!

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  36. How can anyone not like Star Wars, lolol. Those are some amazing images- I especially love the epic one of Luke and Vader.

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  37. Nice Star Wars artwork-- that duel!
    The Juliana Gray looks like something I'd like to pick up.
    How scary is too scary? For me, very little :)

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  38. I...I don't even want to think about a Netflix ban. It's just too scary to even think about! ;) We are into full fall mode in my neck of the woods, but thankfully winter is still a ways away (we usually get a couple of snow days each winter, during which time the entire city shuts down in a panic and declares the coming snowpocalypse...)!

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  39. Love the sound of your weather, Autumn colours are beautiful - enjoy!

    Glad to hear your Netflix ban is over! It wouldn't go down well in my house, not for me as I'm happy to read but the other fmaily members!

    I can get addicted to Pinterest too. As a school teacher it's a go to for ideas in my classroom - themes and activities wise.

    Great to hear you managed to catch up with a friend.

    I'm hoping to check out your review of Replica.

    Have a great week!

    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  40. I sometimes think I would quite like to have Netflix, but then I remember how much time I have had for other things since I stopped watching TV - like watching some of the 50 or so DVDs I own and still haven't watched - and think "maybe not". Still it would be nice, just occasionally..

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  41. I have to decide whether to get Newtvlix or not. Some say the movies are all old.

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  42. Mmmm. Pinterest. So many great things to discover there. Hours and hours of possibilities! And it ALWAYS pops up with food to make me hungry! ;)

    Love all the Star Wars stuff you found - not long to go now until Rogue One!!! :)

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  43. Fall has come and I must admit I prefer 80 degree weather. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  44. So what you're saying is that you like Star Wars??? ;-)

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  45. Hi Greg! It's me!! I'm kind of back. Let's see how it goes. Believe it or not, but I actually also like Star Wars! Not my known and loved genre at all, but yes - Star Wars is a league of its own. So don't shoot.

    I've been watching way more tv than reading this past week or so. Need to back track a few of your posts so I can get some new ideas!

    We had a bit of rain here, but summer is already sizzling in SA. Enjoy your autumn weather.

    Hope you will have a good week ahead! AND I will be looking out for your Too Scary post on Wednesday!

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  46. Pinterest sounds like fun but I don't need another time sink. If I had to choose between Star Wars and Star Trek, Star Trek would always win but Star Wars is good too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  47. Looks like you had a lot of fun on Pinterest - it is definitely the kind of site where you can get lost for an hour, or three!!

    Sorry to hear you aren't reading at the pace you thought you would be, but I hope what you are reading is good material! Happy reading, and have a great week!

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  48. Fear the drowning deep sounds interesting! Here is my It's Monday! What are you reading?: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/its-monday-what-are-you-reading7952845

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  49. Even though I'm more of a Star Trek person, I do like Star Wars, and all the posters and stuff you have in this post are great! Pinterest, I can still get lost in it the minute I open it up. Hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post on Lisa Loves Literature.

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  50. Yes, the colors are gorgeous. I have to be careful not to gaze too much when I am driving! If I get on Pinterest, hours can go by too easily! Have a great week.

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  51. Oh wow, these Star Wars posters are AMAZING! WoW!

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  52. Ooh! I like the Bespin Duel pic this week! Glad you had a nice visit with your friend from Chicago. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  53. I got rid of my TV over 10 years ago, but I do still occasionally watch stuff online or using my laptop's DVD player.

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  54. We have some very pretty colored trees right now, you really can see the difference from day to day sometimes. I haven't read many scary books either, just finished a cozy mystery with a Halloween theme, but that's about it. You found some nice star wars art this week! I hope you're having a good week!

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