Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sunday Post #169




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

Well this week has been marginally better, if only because there was no election. It's been pleasant with mild temps, but it's supposed to get cold over the weekend with possibly snow (!). Yay can't wait. No, really. Seriously though, not a bad week. We're all still alive, so that's something. Okay I'll stop. SciFi Month has been taking up most of my time, that and working ahead a little. I did some reading, making slow progress through my short list TBR but I did better than last week. 

Good news. Vintage SciFi Not-A-Challenge is returning in January, hosted by Little Red Reviewer. So if you don't get enough scifi on in November, you get another shot right after the holidays. Always a fun event, very relaxed, you just read SF and share whatever- posts, discussions. I can't say enough about both these events- I've met new bloggers, found some great blogs- it's all good. 

I just want to say too- to everyone who's still hurting about the election or afraid- remember that many of us are with you. I've been gratified to see not only bloggers supporting each other, but even overseas friends chipping in and offering support. Many people overseas are horrified as well, rather than just dismissing us all as crazy Americans they have stepped up and offered support. Thanks to everyone for that- little did I know when I started blogging what a great community this was. 

I read Love and Gelato this last week and loved it. After a slow start it was quite good.   

Love & GelatoWeregirl

Song of the  day... another remix of Balligomingo. I like this one a lot, nice mix of downtempo and the usual stellar singing. A feel good song.  




Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics     
Tuesday Tagline 
         
Top Ten Favorite SF Films        
 Why I Like Grittier Fantasy     
Bookcover Spotlight  

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics   
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Freebie   
 Favorite Imaginative 
Bookcover Spotlight     

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK:

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

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BOOKISH LINKS

Last week I showcased some of the Rock Paper Books line of classics with modernistic art. Here's a few more. 

The Odyssey

The Three Musketeers

Interested in Kong? I was not, until I watched the trailer. Plus Hiddleston. And Brie. 



Want an hour of Jawa sandcrawler ambience? Yeah I'm not sure why you would either- but actually I kinda like it. Background noise. 




And here's some art deco type stuff. 

60 comments:

  1. I am also SO excited for King Kong SI :) I LOVE Tom and Brie, and it looks fantastic! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. I am too! Now that I've seen the trailer...

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  2. Yeah I can't handle snow. I hope it is a light year for it here. Glad to see you liked Love & Gelato. I wasn't sure about it but I love the setting. Love all the cafe pictures. Have a great week!!

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    1. We got snow today! Just enough to cover the ground... and it's in the 30's.

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  3. I am slowly starting to become ready for snow myself, Greg. We have gorgeous sunny weather today, but it's supposed to get colder tomorrow, and possibility of real snow. I look forward to skiing a bit this winter :)
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. We got snow today! And some parts of Michigan got quite a bit. And it was like a 30 degree difference yesterday!

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  4. I like the relaxing vibe of the Just Another Day pic above. We need a relaxing vibe right about now.

    Thanks for speaking your mind about the election. I live within a couple of hours drive of Mexico, with a strong Mexican-American presence here. Ramifications of the election are on our tv news all the time. Some high-schoolers are walking out of class in protest and having a peaceful demonstration march. Why-- because many of them have parents (& other relatives) here undocumented and they're afraid of being "orphans" in this country, left behind if the relatives are deported. They want media attention from the rest of the country about this. Build a wall? Why not just put that money into better policing of the border as it's now? Better vehicles, more manpower, better satellite system?

    My son took some one-day humanitarian trips with a church group from school to Mexico and the places he went to were depressingly poor and needed help. {I don't mind if I lose any followers at my blog over my opinions. I'm proudly liberal and religious, and yes, you can be both}.

    I know we shouldn't discuss religion, money, and politics in public, but....I've lived in several states around the country and have had friends in every color, religion, orientation, and money situation there can be. If we want America great again, what era are we talking about going back to? Many decades were certainly not "Happy Days" for anyone who wasn't a Caucasian, middle-class male. I believe America is great right now, with its ideology and rights of freedom, even with all its troubles. Off the soapbox and handing your blog back to you, Greg :-D

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    1. I hesitate to talk politics too, but this time... just too much. :) I figure if anyone wants to unfriend me, or whatever... fine. I can imagine that in states where this is clearly an issue (like yours), you hear about it and people are sympathetic. Here all you ever hear about is enforce the border! You make a great point. Nothing is perfect, you're never going to have a perfect system, so why not put all that $ for a wall into better policing, like you said?

      I have thought before there are immigration problems, but you have to remember these are people, and yes there are kids will be affected. These proposals to throw people out and brak up families is just ridiculous... and if he doesn't mean it then he's lying to the people. Either way... he should be disqualifiwd.

      Ha ha come on by and soapbox any time. :)

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  5. It was a weird weather week around here but next week is going to be cold. We are suppose to get a mix of squish on Sunday but I prefer the nice fluffy snow over squish.
    I was super stinky with reading this week but I should have time this coming week to read :)

    I hope you have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. It was here too. We had pretty nice weather (cold in mornings) but now it snowed here and it's in the 30's.

      Hope your reading is bette this week too. :)

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  6. I must check out more of the other book-related linkups during the week. I tend to rely on these Sunday Posts to catch up with other book bloggers, but am aware there are other opportunities out there!

    Glad you're looking forward to the cold weather!

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  7. Still recovering from the campaign mess so I'm not going to get into politics. The cover for Were Girl is awesome!

    Have a lovely Thanks giving Greg:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. That's a good way! And I think that cover is awesome too!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about how our current political situation is creating unrest and fear to many, and how it is a great comfort to find support around the blogging community. From others affected, as well as those from other countries.

    Reading, blogging, Netflix viewing...these activities also help!

    Thanks for sharing...and I'm glad you enjoyed Love & Gelato; and thanks for visiting my blog.


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    1. You are welcome, and thanks for sharing your thoughts. I know it's been a trying time for many... I saw some family tonight and found out they voted Trump, which kinda shocked me. They said we needed a change... I don't think they realized how scary this is to those who are not comfortably citizens.

      Anyway... I agree. I have reading and Netflix as a refuge ha ha!

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  9. Haha, this election has given us very low standards for happiness. But you're right, it is nice how bloggers are supporting each other and how those from other countries haven't just dismissed us as crazy Americans.

    Ok, I still can't tell if you're being sarcastic or actually excited for the snow lol. Snow is fun, but I hate cold. I would love snow if it could exist in like 70 degree weather.

    I love the cover of Weregirl! And this song is so chill. By the way, I'm gonna be doing book covers with snow on 12/5 and then snow globes on 12/12 and then my favorites from the books I've read this year on 12/19. Just letting you know in case you wanna join in any of those topics! I wonder if they're ever going to start the official one again.

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    1. I know?! I keep thinking is this for real?? :)

      I'm not actually happy to see snow- especially since it snowed here today! It's in the 30's and there's a bit of snow on the ground... I'm with you if it could snow and be 70 I'd be fine.

      That weregirl cover is nice. Glad you liked the song- I love Balligomingo. Their stuff is all different. Thanks for the heads up- I might jump in. I don't have any CC's done yet past tomorrow so those are good topics. I do have a best covers of the year post started, had not thought of doing it as a CC. Great idea! I don't know what's going on with it officially, haven't been over there in a while. I think it may come back eventually?

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  10. Good thing the weather's good where you are! As for the elections, I just hope that things don't get worse.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  11. Having the election craze behind us is nice and seeing the support of our friends across the pond has been lovely. Hopefully we can come together, figure out how to prioritize, our leaders can make sound decisions that represent all the people, and things don't get all riled up on inauguration day. I know that there are a lot of people genuinely sad over the choice that America made, but I also believe that there are those that choose unhappiness for the sake of being a part of something miserable after the fact. Those who didn't vote, or can't answer the most rudimentary questions about our government are people that I just don't want to hear anything further from concerning their state of mind over the results. Blah!
    I will check out the Sci Fi Challenge and be sure to add it to my 2017 Challenge Directory. I have not read much Sci Fi, and really should. I used to have this idea that it would be the most dreadful genre, and then I read one quite by accident, and learned that I love it. I have read only a handful, but have enjoyed every moment. I am planning some for the coming year.
    I love coming here every Sunday. You always have the most visually appealing Sunday Post. :) Have a good rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your coming by! I'm glad people like it, I love sharing stuff there's so much out there. Hope your weekend was awesome!

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  12. We're supposed to be looking at around 9 inches today and overnight, so far nada. I'm hoping they (the weather people) are wrong. Lovely pictures, I really like the Atlantis Cafe ones.

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    1. Wow I hope you don't get dumped on. We got snow but just a bit covering the ground- not too bad.

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  13. Well if anyone from the UK has been sneering about the US elections, then they're hypocrites as well as small-mindedly mean, given our Brexit result... Nuff said. We are STILL enjoying insanely mild weather for the time of year, temperatures regularly still in the 50s although it's turned a bit more wet and windy and last couple of days. I'm all for it as I hate the cold. Love the art-deco theme this week, Greg. Your Sunday Post is always soulfood for the eyes... Have a great week:).

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    1. Yes between Brexit and our own snafu, we're in a bit of a pickle aren't we? lol and thank you. I'm glad you enjoy coming by, I certainly appreciate your visit.

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  14. If it snows up your way, keep it. :) It was so nice the beginning of this week and then bam from 80 to 40 in the span of a day, Missouri weather...lol. I love all that artwork and I am looking forward to the new King Kong as it does look interesting. :)

    Have a great week and stay warm!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Ha ha we didn't get too much. Just a bit on the ground. But yeah we had like a 30 degree drop too, and hail... fun times.

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  15. We got our first dusting of snow last night! I am not ready for Winter. And regarding the election. I've had a really hard time with it> I've tried not to talk about it much...but it has helped to see that much of this community feels the same way I do...less lonely.

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    1. We did too. It's funny I know people who voted for Trump and yet online in the book blogging community everyone seems to be the other way... not everyone I know, but the lions share at least of people I interact with. It's nice that there isa community of support.

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  16. Wow snow? We have cooler temps coming and last night the temps plummeted which I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm glad it's not 90 anymore but I'm not sure I'm ready for anything lower than 70. Love your art this week. The mix of sci fi and vintage is so fun. Have a great week!

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    1. 70 would be fine with me! We were getting close to that mark, but then it plunged yesterday- we had hail! Glad you liked the art. :)

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  17. Friday was such a beautiful day here with highs near 80 then yesterday was cold with snow. Today the high is in the 30s :(

    It is hard to think about the next four years in terms of the election. My own family is split with my dad strongly and vocally supporting you-know-who while the rest of us do not (though we keep that to ourselves to keep the peace). I have been trying to destress from that as well as other personal stress by reading holiday books and bingewatching Gilmore Girls and Frasier on Netflix. It is good to see that we have a caring book blogging community. I have also seen some great supportive comments in the library community.

    Glad you liked Love & Gelato too. I thought it was a cute story. It reminded me a little of Sophomore Year is Greek To Me.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Same here. Nice weather, then a deep freeze lol. And I found out last night that a bunch of family members voted for Trump- we needed a change they said- and I consider them good people, but they had their reasons. One was really socked with rising premiums and it took a huge toll on her. So I know there are reasons- but I still can't get over the man and his ways. Anyway yes- I'm glad the book blog community is so supportive. It's nice to be a part of.

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  18. My intention to read science fiction this month seems to have fallen by the wayside. After the election, pretty much everything did. I just want to wake up and have it all be a bad dream. It's one of the reasons I'm having such a hard time with my Christmas letter. It's not the place to be confrontational with relatives who voted for him. And yet I'm finding it hard to pretend everything is good and rosy. But yes, you make a good point about how so many people have come together, including those showing their support from other countries. And it is good to see people finally taking serious interest in making positive change. I just hope the momentum remains and we don't let him bring our country down any further.

    Your weather sounds lovely--even the snow. Haha! As much as I do not like the cold, I do feel this time of year belongs to colder weather. We may get rain today, which would be nice.

    Thank you for sharing A Beautiful Day with us. :-)

    I love the sound of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

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    1. The election took a toll ona lot of folks, I think. And it's tough with relatives too. I was just telling christina above I saw family last night and found out several voted for Trump, and some had reasons that I (sorta) understood. Even if I don't agree. It's tough with family.

      That's my big concern too, is that we'll just accept this kinda stuff and it will be normalized. I hope somehow momentum to protest or at elast oppose horrible things stays strong.

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  19. The art you share is always so fantastic! I haven't read either of the books you shared, but Love & Gelato looks cute! I'm also really excited about Kong, although I wasn't until the trailer either. Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  20. It was in the 60s here Friday and Saturday, and now we're getting pounded with snow... yuck! Love & Gelato sounds like it would be a welcome respite from both the weather and all the post-election craziness. Hope you have a good week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. Greg - I'm sorry you don't feel so great about your week, but still, no election! I think it's going to take time for us all (even us foreigners!) to settle in and accept what is happening. There's still such an air of disbelief and coupled with that the terrifying actions and reactions of some. I just hope it all settles down and people can carry on with their lives with a semblance of normality yet with steel in their hearts - keep on believing in what you believe in, keep fighting for what is right and don't let this get you down.

    I'm glad you had some good reading last week and I hope this week is even better.

    Love the art as always, I'll watch the trailer when I'm not lying in bed supposedly sleeping 😉

    Have a great week.

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  22. No snow here but it did get down to the 30s! So loving that lol Hope you have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Aleen

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  23. That art print of the beach is very relaxing. Have a great week :)

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  24. I think the world has been amazed by the elections and many feel strongly. I guess we shall see in the coming years how it pans out.
    Good that Love & Gelato improved as you got into it, sometimes happens.

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  25. Good to hear about Love & Gelato. I own that one, but never got around to it. I'm loving that cover for The Odessey! Hope you are having a great weekend. I'm NOT ready for cold weather, but know it's coming. Lol

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  26. I love the Café Atlantis art. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea is great too but them I automatically love anything with tentacles. I used to want to study marine biology.... too bad I grew up in the mountains!

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  27. As crazy as it makes me, I actually LOVE the snow. I want it to snow! I'm nuts though. Kong SI looks interesting! I am surprised my husband hasn't told me about it yet though! He must not have seen any of the promos either!
    Have a great week!

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  28. The cultural significance of pulp fiction books, along with their cover art, is quite a story.

    The beach art print makes me want to take a trip. Nice collection this week.

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  29. WOW! The Kong Skull Island movie looks fantastic. I am a sucker for King movies. Ha ha. Thanks for the Modernist Deco art. I really love that look. I am thinking the Vintage SciFi Not-A-Challenge sounds like something I would be interested in doing. Have a wonderful snow filled week and a happy holiday. :)

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  30. It's been great seeing various bloggers - from the U.S. and other countries - come together and try to support one another after this election. It's still rough and the news is continually sharing bad things, but I'm glad so many of us are still sticking together and trying to fight for the good in the world!

    Anyway, I'm glad all is well on your end. It was weird weather this weekend - hot on Friday and then quite cold yesterday (with flurries!) and today.

    -Lauren

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  31. I feel like this has been a busy month for everybody! Enjoy your SciFi event, and have a good week! :)

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  32. I love the covers for Odyssey and The Three Musketeers. Enjoy the event, and I hope you enjoy reading this week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  33. Love that Weregirl cover! I'm trying to find a balance between staying strong and informed and returning to "normal" life.

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  34. I'm with you on the snow. I would rather have that than the rain we've been having here. horrible stuff. I don't read enough sci-fi - maybe I should give it a go with the Vintage not-a-challenge? Have a good week.

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  35. The past few weeks have been really hard for us foreign observers, can't imagine how troubling it must be to live in the US right now. We're all in this together. Thank goodness for sci-fi to help us escape, but also to remind us of the power of fiction to encourage change.

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  36. HA, I like your optimism! Yep, we're still alive. Sci-Fi Month has been taking over my blogging too, but I'm still chugging along on my TBR so that's good at least.

    Really looking forward to your thoughts on The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm reading it right now and it's a lot of fun! A very charming read, with some of the most creative aliens I've ever read about.

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  37. I'm glad you enjoyed Love & Gelato...such a fun read and definitely one that had me dreaming of a trip to Italy. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

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  38. The snow didn't stick around (at least for us). I can wait for it. LOL. Glad you liked Love and Gelato as I have it on the stacks. I plan to focus on things that I am thankful for in the next few days to relieve some of this after stress. Hope you have a great celebration and week.

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  39. Sigh ... I have a feeling it'll be a depressing 4 years, and how ever long the damage lasts. Ew, snow! Glad I don't have to deal with that at least. :P

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post Greg! I hope you have a great week!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  41. Crazy stuff about the elections, I'm glad the hype has gone down a little since the result.
    Snow sounds exciting, we are almost into summer here!
    Love and Gelato has such an appealing cover. I enjoyed hearing your thoughts.
    Have a great week and thanks for stopping past my blog earlier.

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  42. Hope you are enjoying your mild weather! We are waking up this morning with snow on the ground! I love the cover of Weregirl! Have a great week!

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  43. Yep, we had warm weather on Saturday (could have worn just a sweater outdoors) to snow, windy and cold this week. So typical of Canadian weather! Love and Gelato are two of my favorite words, so that book sounds perfect for me. Enjoy the rest of Sci-Fi November and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  44. Love that cover for The Three Musketeers and I like that 20000 Leagues Under the Sea picture. :)

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