Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunday Post #172


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


Well we got our first real snow. The week has been mostly cool but got sharply colder towards the end- we're talking 20's. Fun times in Dec. I'm trying out this online shopping thing since going to the malls is madness- we'll see how it goes. Is there anything Amazon doesn't have lol?  

Other than that not much happening. I'm still reading and watching 

This week I reviewed The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet (favorite SF of the year) and am looking forward to the sequel A Closed and Common Orbit. I may have started it by the time this goes up. I also read Weregirl and that review will be up on Thursday. My discussion post this week was Are Some Authors Too Big To Fail and I got a lot of great responses- swing on by if you can. :) ) 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)Weregirl

Song of the week- Did you see The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer? This song has been in my head all week. 



this is a short, atmospheric one from the Sky series.   



Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics Snow     
Tuesday Tagline 
         
Top Ten New Authors      
Are  Some Authors Too Big To Fail?      
Bookcover Spotlight    

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics 
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Books of 2017
Weregirl
Bookcover Spotlight 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for scratch one book cover goodreads

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Dead Girls Society

BOOKISH LINKS

This is crazy- a look at earthquakes in Japan in 2011. Even if you don't watch the whole thing check it out right around the 1:50 mark -they go nuts. 



And here's a global look for 2015-2016. Wow. 





83 comments:

  1. Ok I love the Isle of Dread map! That's where I'm putting all the celebrities that bug me! Gorgeous dragon art too! As for TV while I feel smug at catching up with GoT, I'm way behind in everything else. I so need to start watching more TV! Have a great reading week!

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    1. Is that cool or what? Can I send Trump there lol? Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

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  2. I wish we got snow, too! It's cooled down quite a bit, but there is still no snow - our grass is even still green o.O
    I have finished all my Christmas shopping! I'm not sure how that happened, but I'm very happy about it.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading, Greg.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Ugh you can have some of ours. I'm already over it lol. We got some a few days ago and the roads sucked, and now we're getting more- 5" or so they say, oh joy. I still have some shopping to do... :)

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  3. Oh snow - I am not ready for that. Amazon is my main way of shopping in general . Just so easy!! I just bought The Long Way and am excited about it. Have a great week!

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    1. I am anew convert to this online shopping thing lol. I mean I don't mind going to the mall ins mall doses, after there's a Barnes and Noble ha ha, but when it's this crowded... no thanx. Online is fine for me. :)

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  4. I have a small library of pulp fiction. I must show it to you sometime on one of my Life Lately post. Let me know which I should read first. :)

    Happy reading!

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    1. Ha ha would love to see your library! It amazes me the pulp covers I find...

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  5. I just love A Charlie Brown Christmas and you always show the best art. I agree, Amazon is the way to go. I need to place another order or two. I really want to read The Dead Girl's Society. Great week! and I enjoyed your discussion.

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    1. Thanks Barb. I love the Charlie Brown Christmas too, and the soundtrack especially- I listen to it all the time in December!

      And thanks for joining in! :)

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  6. We got our first real snow yesterday in my neck of the woods, too! It's so pretty outside but the cold is insane: it's already -10.

    I'm curious to see what you think of Dead Girls Society, since I haven't heard much about that one yet!

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    1. Did you? We're supposed to get 5-10" today- yikes! You're colder though- we're not that bad. I am looking forward to dead Girls, I've seen a few reviews and hopefully it lives up to the premise!

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  7. I was not happy about the snow and cold but at least it wasn't as much as they predicted.

    To the shock of some of my friends I still haven't seen the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and I didn't realize there was a sequel already. I am looking forward to seeing Star Wars: Rogue One but don't know if I'll get to see it opening weekend. The weather will play a factor in that too. Have a great week!

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    1. I am so excited for Rogue One, I think I'm going to love Jyn Erso and Cassian and I have really high hopes. Maybe too high... the Guardians movie was okay I thought, not the best thing since sliced bread or anything

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  8. No real snow as of 11pm Sat night. It's on it's way, though ;) Those earthquake videos are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing them. I just got lost in both of them for I don't know how long and I can't wait to share them with my son. :)

    Happy shopping this week!! & Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Are those videos a trip or what?? Especially when that one went apeshit around the 1:50 mark... I about jumped out of my seat lol. So cool...

      Yeah I have shopping to do. Stay warm over there!

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  9. Sounds like you'll have a white Christmas! Usually we get a ton of snow but it's been too cold for it (we've been around -30C eep.)
    I'm so excited for the new Guardians of the Galaxy!
    Have an awesome week!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS!

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    1. I think we will. they're saying it's going to be white, and with allthe snow forecast... yeah. :) The new Guardians does look kinda fun!

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  10. The maps and other images are cool.

    Enjoy your books, and stay warm. 20s is pretty cold!

    I'm curious about Dead Girls Society.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  11. Yikes about the weather! But seriously, idk why I didn't think of online shopping sooner. I mean, not just for holidays even. Like, there were times when I needed something specific and ended up going to a million stores and searching for months when now I realize it could've taken ten minutes to find it on Amazon lol.

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    1. The weather sucks lol. Cold and snow everywhere... and I know about the shopping? I don't know why I didn't either, but I'm telling ya if I can get it online I'm going to lol. It's too cold to even go out...

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  12. Brr! That is cold. It doesn't get into the 20's here. It did get down to 36F the other night . . . But even that is rare. I did most of my gift shopping online this year too--although there were some stores I had to go to in person. Avoiding the mall has been my goal and so far I've managed to do it. How is your holiday shopping coming along? Are you finding everything you need online?

    Dragons! I love the dragon pictures.

    I am off to check out your discussion post. I am curious to see what everyone has to say.

    Enjoy your week, Greg!

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    1. I envy your weather. We're in a deep freeze now but it's December so not really a shock. Still I can complain. :) I'm doing okay with shopping, I don't have a ton to buy and I'm maybe half done. I'm not one of these people that is ever done early ha ha.

      I love that dragon pic. they look pretty mean... :)

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  13. It's been kind of chilly where we are too. I love those dragon pictures!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  14. Hi Greg! Sorry I've been a bit of a useless blogging friend lately but I'm trying to keep up from here on in even if I can't catch up commenting on all the backed up posts.

    I'm jealous of all the online shopping you are able to do in America. I really think Amazon has almost everything you could possibly need. I hope it works out for you!

    That video game type pic looks just like some of the games I used to play in my younger days although obviously not exact. It's a huge work of art! Must have taken FOREVER.

    I'm also absolutely LOVING the dragons pic. Wow. So cool!

    Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

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    1. Hey don't worry life happens. :) I want to do more shopping online, it's nice just to order and let the packages come to you! And yeah I love that art too- I used to play a lot more games as well, and I love how you can zoom in on that one.

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  15. Those videos that showed the earthquakes were cool! I don't get snow where I live, so it's cool to hear when it starts snowing from everybody! Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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    1. Weren't those awesome? I was so surprised when they went all nuts, I was like that many quakes/ aftershocks? Yikes. :)

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  16. Lol it never snows where I live.... God it is like 10C and I feel so cold :( (in summers we have the temperature like 46C so lol) The Isle of Dread map was fantastic :) XD
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. You can have some of my snow... I have lots to spare. :) Sounds like you get very hot in the summer!

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  17. I am ridiculously mesmerized by those earthquake charts. Seriously, its fascinating! I'm also jealous you got snow. I want snow!!!!!
    have a great week!

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    1. I know, I was too. I just couldn't believe all those quakes- I mean you hear about the Ring of Fire but... kinda scary.

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  18. We've gotten snow and the same temps. They were predicting this crazy snow storm up here, but we never saw it. I need to catch up on Fear the Walking Dead I haven't watched since season 1, but the characters bug me. I'm finally up to date on The Walking Dead and I'm so disappointed with the group.
    Anyway keep warm and have a great week.
    PS Love the dragons and Isle of Dread

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    1. You know I want to like Fear the Walking Dead but I have problems with the cast, and frankly the writing. I liked it when they were on the boat I thought there were possibilitis there even if it did limit some stories- but now it's just, I don't know, average.

      Glad the storm missed you- we got quite a bit of snow (they're even closing schools here tomorrow) so yeah we're getting it. :)

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  19. I have to say I'm a little jealous of your snow. Last year we lived in the mountains and had snow pretty much all of January and February, but we moved this summer and where we are now *if* we get any precip it will be rain or ice, rarely do we see snow.
    I've seen The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet a few times recently. I love a good scifi. I'll have to grab a copy soon. Hope you have a great week!
    PS LOVE the Guardians trailer! Can't wait for the movie :)

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    1. Oh you can have some of the snow! They closed schools here tomorrow so we have plenty. :) It's funny if I lived somewhere warmer I might miss it, but since I'm here it gets old quick!

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  20. You must live in the Midwest too? I had the same weather. I don't mind the snow. I just hate bitter cold. I have seen Weregirl around. Curious to hear your review. Have a great week.

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    1. I'm in Michigan. The snow is pretty (it looks really nice out) but the cold... yeah I can do without. :)

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  21. We have been lucky so far, when they mentioned snow here it actually didn't do anything. :) It did get really cold though! Not liking it. I need to go check out some of your post you did last week, and and those dragon pics are very cool!

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Thanks Stormi, I just finished my Cloak & Dagger sign up post. :)

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  22. You made my day with Charlie Brown and the gang! Love that jazzy cd, which I have buried somewhere in a box since the move.

    Enjoy the snow... I used to love December snow, but it got old fast in January, lol. Hope you are enjoying the sequel to your sci-fi book ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  23. Sounds like a nice quiet week. I'm glad we don't get snow in California where we live. Hopefully it won't last forever. Most of my shopping is online because the mall and outlet stores here are crazy. I love the Flash it's one of those shows my husband wanted to watch and I joined in. Those dragons are stunning. I hope you have a great week and happy reading!!

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    1. It's been nice, except for the snow. :) And we got more today! I like the Flash I didn't think I would but then I watched and I kinda like it!

      Have a great week

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  24. I'm always Amazed by what is on Amazon and really is a one stop shop. Have a nice week Greg.

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    1. I do too, it's amazing all the stuff they have. I hate to not support local stores but especially when the malls are crazy like this, I'll shop online. :)

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  25. Tonight is the last episode for this year on TWD so after that I'll go to On Demand and watch the last episodes of Fear TWD that I recorded to refresh my memory. I don't get the splitting up thing either. And Nick???? I can't believe he's still walking around, alive! LOL
    Great pics as always:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I didn't see tonights episode but I'll watch tomorrow. I've already read the spoilers though lol. Fear the Walking dead is a show I want to like, but it's hard.

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  26. the illustrations are nice as well as the map. Happy reading!

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  27. I am doing a snow dance but I might have messed it up since we are getting a mushy mess today. Sort of bummed. :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Yeah we got a TON of snow today, they're already canceling stuff for tomorrow. good times. At least it looks nice though. :P

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  28. Baby Groot saved 2016! I've lost count on how many times I've seen the trailer. So jealous you got snow!

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    1. Ha ha Baby Groot! You can have some of the snow though? :)

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  29. I'm ready for Guardians of the Galaxy 2! I hope we get some snow. I like it here and there during the winter. It just adds to the overall season, I think. :)

    Amazon really does have everything! I have a gift guide up on my blog of things I want, that others might want too, and I used Amazon for all the links.

    -Lauren

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    1. I am too. It is nice to have snow it really does add to the holiday. :)

      I saw that list on your blog- what a great idea!

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  30. YES I am so glad you enjoyed The Long Way! I am reading A Closed and Common Orbit at the moment, and it's pretty slow and draggy so far. LOL About Fear the walking Dead, that's why I stopped watching within 4 episodes. Thanks for sharing the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer!

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    1. I loved Long Way, and I'm hoping Orbit isn't a disappointment. Hopefully it picks up for you. And FTWD- yeah that seems to be disappointing for lots of people, I'm sticking w/ it but it's kind of aimless.

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  31. Snowy and cold here, too... we escaped to FL for a week, but back in winter again. I'm ordering more online, too. Just hate the mall in December!

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    1. A getaway sounds pretty good right now. I'm hoping to escape maybe in Feb. And I know what you mean- the malls are terrible now.

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  32. That's nice you got the first snow of the year already. Here we haven't had a lot of cold weather yet, we had some rivers freeze a bit a few days, but it's back to warmer temperatures now. I'll have to check out your discussion post, sounds interesting!

    That's creepy to see how many earthquakes they get in japan! Thanks for sharing that artwork, those dragons sure look badass. Have a great week!

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    1. We got dumped on. We got some earlier in the week and then over the weekend- we got more. I'm glad you guys are staying warm!

      Are you excited about Rogue One? I just read some reaction and it sounds good!

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  33. Oh my word... rather you have the snow than we do. Not that we get all that much, but I really do loathe the bitter cold. I love the dragons, Greg - they are awesome:). Have a great week and hope the snow isn't too trying. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/sunday-post-11th-december-2016/

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  34. As always, so much to digest. Books, photos, covers. I hope you have a great week, Greg!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  35. Those earthquake maps are crazy! Thanks again for the art. I love dragons. It got really cold here, too. I am happy tomorrow is the last day I have to physically go into work until nearly the end of January. I cannot wait to read The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet. I also wanted to tell you that I am really liking the third Tearling book. The backstory is now all post crossing, so it isn't that weird dystopic stuff. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  36. Love that Isle ofthe Dead map. Makes me want to play RPGs now. :) ~Aleen

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  37. Wow i really like the art you share! The detail that goes into fantasy arts constantly amazes me! And omigosh both the earthquake visualization map videos.. shows just how powerful nature is!! Amazing post :)

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  38. Saw your tweet a little earlier about the snow, I guess the novelty wears off fast! Wow those earthquake videos sure are amazing. The Ring of Fire sure shows up.

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  39. How exciting - snow, very festive. It is pool weather here, mixed with rain!
    iI like your idea of shopping at Amazon, the shopping centres here are crazy, much easier to browse in the comfort of your own home.
    I love the cover for Weregirl, so striking, hope its a good read.
    Have a lovely week!

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  40. Great images! Thanks for sharing them. Enjoy your shopping and have a great week.

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  41. It was FREEZING here these past few days! Like -20 with the windchill (or -4F) It's calling for a storm today and I hope we get it because it'll at least warm up when it snows. LOVe the fantasy art - especially the portal one! WOW ♥ And I'll never ever get sick of looking at fantasy maps! Especially when I'm right in the middle of my annual LotR movie marathon :D Now I'm off to finally finish and comment on your review of A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet...I started last week at work but got busy LOL!

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  42. Weregirl sounds very interesting! Here is my IMWAYR: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/musing-its-monday-what-are-you-reading

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  43. Love that dragon pic. Lots of goodies...as always. Thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  44. I liked Dead Girls Society, look forward to your review. I've got Weregirl started, just need to finish it. Maybe over my Christmas break. Hope you have a good week! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post at Lisa Loves Literature.

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  45. What great images! I have a thing for dragons. Our cool down meant temps in the single digits last week and this week too. So far the single digits have been above zero but that is changing later in the week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  46. That earthquake map is scary stuff. They are always telling us to beware here in the Pacific NW for earthquakes.

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  47. Love the Dragon Art. You always seem to find the coolest maps (I'm a sucker for maps)

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  48. Whoa, those visualization maps of the earthquakes are scary. You always have such cool stuff in your posts. Glad you're reading the sequel to that sci-fi novel you loved so much.

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  49. I cannot imgaine how it is being immersed in the 20's! The coldest it's been here is maybe low 40's. The only great thing about this cold fall is that I can rock my handknitted gear. Glad you had a great reading week. Happy reading!

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  50. Oh, yes! Online shopping is a MUST! Personally, I hate shopping and shopping in a crowd is even worse! I prefer to buy online when I can. Love those dragon pics! Enjoy your week!

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  51. I loveeeeee the new Guardians of the Galaxy trailer! Baby Groot is just way too cute. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads Greg!
    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.

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  52. I'm a little late getting by, but I'm here! :D Looks like you've been busy. That's a good thing. I'm looking forward to the 2nd movie of Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a fun movie. Hope your week is going well.

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