Friday, November 25, 2016

Sunday Post #170


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This past weekend I went to a holiday open house/ Christmas thing- family was in town so I got to see them- and we got snow! And man it's been cold. We even had a bit of hail. Other than that a pretty quiet (and short) week. Thanksgiving came and went and I'm looking forward to doing some blogging, reading and maybe watching over the long weekend. I've been trying to catch up lately on movies that I've missed over at Amazon. 

Thanksgiving itself was nice and low key, sat around and watched movies and of course ate a ton. It was nice to see family twice in one week as I don't see them that often. 

A pretty good week other than that. SciFi Month is winding down and I'm starting to plan stuff out for December- and the New Year. It's been a good reading week too, although I'm reading two very different books- one is a paranormal/ UF and the other a space opera. Have to say I'm loving Long Way a lot. 

WeregirlThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

Song of the  day- very atmospheric, reminds me a bit of Balligomino with the vocal bits but it's different.  



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Check out this trailer for Before I Fall. Looks great. Plus Zoey Deutch and Halston Sage. 



And because I love Kiera and Garza so much from Continuum- here's a mashup of them in action. 



Rogue One is getting closer and looks better all the time. 

 


66 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely thanksgiving. Getting to see family you don't see often is nice. The snow sounds kinda of cool too - I do love snow.

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    1. It is... and the snow wasn't bad. although it was cold!

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  2. I'm very much in planning mode for December now, trying to decide on which books I want to read. I need to step up the reading a bit as a lot of this month was taken up binge watching Game of Thrones dvds! We don't have Thanksgiving over here so I wasn't doing anything special...a bit like every week then!

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    1. Ha ha Game of Thrones... that will take some time. :) I didn't do a ton of reading this month...

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  3. Oh snow! No thank you. I am very excited with the Before I Fall trailer. It looks pretty good. Have a great week!!

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    1. I think it looks good? Haven't read the book but it's LO so I'll go see!

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  4. I'm glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving, Greg! and sometimes, seeing the family in small doses is the best ;)
    I'm actually a tiny bit envious of your snow! It kind of smells like snow here, but there is none down here in Geneva yet. There is however, already snow in the Alps :)
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading / watching.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It was nice. And I agree ha ha- about small doses. Especially when politics comes up!

      We only got a smidgen of snow and it didn't last long, but it did feel festive!

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  5. Wow, snow and hail, it does sound like a perfect weekend to catch up on tv shows. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. I've always thought low key is the best, particularly when it is relatives you don't see very often.

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    1. IO still have a day left and hopefully more binging! Ha ha love relaxing weekends...

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  6. Do you believe I've not yet seen the final series of Continuum?! It doesn't seem to be on Netflix which is a bummer. I own the first (3, was it?) seasons and recall the final one was going to be short!

    Snow already, I had heard there'd been snow! And Before I Fall looks interesting. It seems familiar but I don't think I've read it...

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    1. The 4th was short (like maybe 5) and it was okay. Not spectacular, they had to warp things up quicker than they wanted to... it was nice to get closure though. I thought Netflix had it all but I know Australia has different stuff, so maybe not?

      We got just a little snow, and it didn't stay.

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  7. Isn't it amazing how we're already down to December? Planning for the New Year? This year went by so quickly. And yet, at times, not quickly enough. D: I'm glad you had a great week in reading!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I know, crazy right? Can't believe December already!! I was at the mall today and Christmas decs, the music... it was all on! Gah lol.

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  8. We had a quiet Thanksgiving, too, just the way I like it. Ha ha. I decided I am going to do the Not a Challenge SciFi "challenge" in January. It got really cold here, but it is going to be in the 50s mid week. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Yup, quiet is good. :) And I'm glad you're doing the Not-A-Challenge. We'll have to compare notes on our SF reads.

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  9. Ooh, what exactly is a holiday open house/ Christmas thing? It sounds fun! And it sounds like you had a nice week :-) Glad you're loving the book too! But yikes about the cold and the hail.

    I'm loving that cyberpunk art!

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    1. It was a thing where downtown they had the shops all giving away cookies or hot chocolate or whatever, and they had carolers and all that... kind of a Christmas walk thing. It was nice, but cold. Several of my aunts were in town so I met em down there, haven't seen em in a while. It was a good week (short, which is always good)!

      I love that cyberpunk stuff too! I was really excited to find that this week.

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  10. We got a good rainstorm here this afternoon. Just in time for us to put up our outdoor Christmas lights. Haha. Looks like it'll have to wait.

    Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful--like my kind of Thanksgiving. :-)

    I love the cover for Weregirl. I hope it's good!

    Guess what?! We got tickets to Rogue One! Our Home Owner's Association is treating the neighborhood to the movie. I'm really looking forward to seeing it this next month. I hope it's good.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Greg.

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    1. It was a nice Thanksgiving. And I hope to like Weregirl, I'm diving into that one next!

      Yay for the tickets!

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  11. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! All of those images look wonderful!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  12. You always find the best posters! I love them!

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  13. Our Thanksgiving was pretty low key too. It was good. I was happy to spend the time with family too. We are all so busy that we need to make the effort to get together now, or it doesn't happen. I am glad that you spent time with yours.
    A Christmas open house sounds nice. I haven't been to one of those in years.

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    1. It was nice, and likewise about family. Everyone is somewhere else so I only see most of them at holidays.

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  14. Glad you have a lovely convivial Thanksgiving - but you can keep the snow - brrr! We've had some wind and rain which is bringing the leaves off the trees in a hurry but it is still amazingly mild for the time of year - and I'm hoping it'll stay that way! Glad you are enjoying A Long Way - I loved it - such smart clever writing. I haven't read the sequel, but have it on my TBR. And that cyberpunk art - ooo... my eyes have goosebumps. Thank you for sharing and take care - my Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/sunday-post-27th-november-2016/

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    1. The snow didn't last long- luckily. I'm not ready for it yet. I am really liking Long Way- such a refreshing read!

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  15. JEALOUS OF YOUR WEATHER! It's chilly today but suppose to warm up during the week...I don't want it to warm up!!!! *stomps feet*

    It sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving, I can't complain, ours was quiet and just spent with family, I loved it. Now ON TO CHRISTMAS!!! :)

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

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    1. We're supposed to warm up too! 50's now they're saying... after 30's last week. Ya just never know around these parts!

      Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Yes on to Christmas... I'm ready, I like the holidays.

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  16. We also got snow not as much as predicted and it's mostly gone now but it's coming back. Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving, we did too. Love the cyberpunk pics, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, I liked that cyberpunk stuff. Our snow went away quick too...

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  17. I had a quiet Thanksgiving at home too. Munched and watched some telly. Sounds like you had fun with your family, twice!
    That sunny island pic is so me!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Yeah I rather liked it. I'm a sucker for a beach and/ or an island... even if it's a picture lol.

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  18. Glad you had such a nice Thanksgiving! I am super jealous of the snow. I really love snow!!!
    Have a great week!

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    1. I like it in small doses... although the snow didn't stick around long. Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving!!

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  19. Sounds like a nice week for you. It's really cold here in Sacramento and even rained. So it's finally feeling like winter but now I'm missing the warm weather lol. We are getting closer to Rogue One and I can't wait! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Rogue One should be nice. I can't wait til we can all talk about it!

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  20. Ooh, Before I Fall looks like a great movie. I haven't read the book. Guess I should.

    You have snow, we've had rain, the windy kind that I don't really like, and we were out in it yesterday, after our family get-together.

    Went home to binge-watch the rest of Gilmore Girls. Loved it!

    Amazon movies sound good for today. Enjoy your day and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I haven't read that book either. Probably won't (at least not in time), but eventually... ? Maybe. Rainy and wind there huh? Hope you had a relaxing week end.

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  21. We had a low key Thanksgiving as well. Snow is a rarity in my neck of the woods, but it has become quite chilly. Hope you have a great week. ~Aleen

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    1. Thanksgiving is nice sometimes when it's quiet and low key, and ours was. Nice and relaxing. :)

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  22. Low key holidays are my favorite, honestly. It sounds like you had a good one! I hope you enjoy your new reads too! They both sound interesting!I love the art you shared this week, but especially the Hobbit poster! Have a great week :D

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    1. I loved that Hobbit art! And I like the holidays low key too!

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  23. Ow snow.. I love it!! We rarely get any snow! I hope this year there'll be more snow.:D
    Sounds like you've had a nice Thanksgiving.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. It was nice. Hope your week is a good one. And I like snow too... in small doses!

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  24. Glad you had a good week of holiday snow and plenty of food and family! That's what it's all about anyway :)

    I don't read space operas, admitting here that I've never read one because I don't get into technical sci-fi stories almost ever, but something about Long Way.. intrigues and I see she has a stand-alone sequel out this year too. Are you going to read that one? Please try to share your thoughts on this book when you finish, and have a great week ahead.

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    1. I am going to read the sequel as I'm really enjoying Long Way. It's very character driven, minimal plot and not a lot of action (so far) but I love the characters- just a pleasure. And it isn't technical at all- space opera (at least the ones I like) generally don't go in for all the tech stuff and so- called "hard" sci fi which tries to be more realistic. I like stories like this where it's just assumed people can travel the stars and they get on with it. :)

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  25. Hope you got to enjoy all the reading, blogging,and watching you were hoping for over the weekend. We packed way too many activities into the weekend and now I'm exhausted, lol!

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    1. Holiday weekends can be exhausting! No doubt. And I saw all that snow over on your post- yikes! Hope it's not too bad!

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  26. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Personally, I'm glad it's over, but I know a lot of people love it - especially since it's bound to start getting really hectic soon.

    -Lauren

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    1. It's nice to be done with it, and now Christmas! :) I was at the mall yesterday expecting to get trampled or something but I actually survived, lol. But I don't love crowds so hopefully I can do most of my shopping online...

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  27. I already have plans into Dec and Jan too, and looking at my year of 2017 as a whole as I have major events happening. The Long Way home sounds good. Enjoy your downtime!

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  28. It sounds like your holiday was a very nice one! Lots of good stuff. And snow!!! I can't wait for snow. We had a few flakes here but nothing that stuck. :(

    Both of the books you listed sound really good!

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  29. Family and holiday time is always nice. Seems like you've had a pretty balanced week. It seems odd now to hear you talking about snow as not so long ago you had such high temps.

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  30. I do really like that art, so thanks for sharing more of it! My December is pretty packed right now, but my January is very open. Which is nice, so hopefully I'll get a jump start on my reading for 2017. Have a good week! :)

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  31. I love the art as always! I really love the cyperpunk stuff, it makes me want to crack open Word and start typing.
    I haven't heard of either of your books for this week so I'm off to look them up!
    (Oh and just in case you don't make it back to my blog. We are playing 5th Edition D&D! We have a 3.5 book somewhere, but we never tried it out. )

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  32. I'm not at all ready for snow - we rarely ever get snow in my part of the world (which always confuses people since I live in Canada), but this year we're going on holiday to a wintery climate and I'm so worried - honestly nothing I have is going to stand up to that kind of cold, my poor wussy west coast self is in for a world of cold! ;-)

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  33. Definitely sounds like you had a lovely and relaxed thanksgiving with family Greg. I'm so glad that you enjoyed A Long Way, it's such a brilliant book!

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  34. It's been cold here too but the little bit of snow we got has melted. Sounds like a good holiday.

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  35. The open house things sounds great and I'm so envious that you even had snow! How festive (in my mind, anyway). I think it was almost 80 degrees here on Thanksgiving Day. Ha! Funny that you mention The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet because just this morning I was watching a video by a favorite Booktuber and she mentioned it. Apparently she read it recently and loved it.

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  36. Weregirl sounds like a really interesting book. Did you enjoy it?
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  37. I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, too. My hubs caught up on a few movies, but I chose that time to finally get some reading in. I did watch The Force Awakens three times which is probably a bit weird.

    Your scifi reads look fantastic.

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  38. I love that Weregirl cover! I didn't realize that Before I Fall was being made into a movie! I guess I better get on that one!!

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  39. Glad you enjoyed the holiday. I too love the Weregirl cover. Definitely caught my eye. Let the Force be with you. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  40. Your Thanksgiving sounds right up my alley - love the sound of the Christmas Open House thing too ♥ The movie posters for Return of the Jedi and Desolation of Smaug are EPIC! I can't stop staring at them!!

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