Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday Post #174


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

Well tomorrow is Christmas. This month has gone by kinda fast but I'm ready (more or less). Christmas Eve is always my favorite part of Christmas, not sure why, but I just love the anticipation of the day before and especially the evening. Where I grew up we always put out luminaries on Christmas Eve- little candles in bags filled with sand, and as you drove through the neighborhood the roads were lined with them. It was nice especially when the snow was falling gently down. 

They don't do that anymore (although some places do) but it was a tradition. So on this Christmas Eve as I'm getting ready to return home and visit I'm thinking about a gentle snowfall, the silence of a snowy Christmas Eve, and little twinkling lights alongside the road. Hopefully if you celebrate the holiday or have a different tradition you are able to spend time with family and be close to home, wherever that is. And enjoy life. 

With the holidays and people traveling the blogosphere will be kinda light I imagine for the next week or so. I have a more or less full slate of posts planned thanks to scheduling. I'm still doing Cover Characteristics and Top Ten Tuesday, and I might even have a review up- later in the week? But I will be visiting as much as I can. Hope everyone has a fabulous week. 

Merry Christmas to all celebrating!

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)Starflight (Starflight, #1)

Song of the  day  


Last Weeks Stuff:


Cover Characteristics      
Tuesday Tagline          
Top Ten New Authors      
 Book Collecting  

   
Bookcover Spotlight     

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics 
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Books of 2017

Bookcover Spotlight 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:
Lost Girls
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32 comments:

  1. I am SO hyped for The Blade Runner revamp :)
    I agree, Christmas Eve has always been my favourite. It's just something about the anticipation :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow!

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    1. I am too. :) And there's something about Christmas E

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  2. I love all the LOTR themed maps! I used to have a gold map of Middle Earth up on my wall but it had to come down due to getting another bookcase for that wall...I've got my posts for the year done but I've not scheduled because I'm one of those people who will be online every day during the festive period! Have a good Christmas Greg!

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    1. That does sound like a neat map. I'd love to have a huge map of Middle earth and I'll probably be online too, at least from Tuesday on.

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  3. I always loved the anticipation of Christmas Eve too. The candles in the falling snow sounds absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas :-)

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    1. There's something about Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas Kristen!!

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  4. i absolutely love the maps and images you've shared! The one of the Lake Town looks really pretty ^^ Yes I suppose the blogsphere will feel a little empty..Have a really amazing Christmas Greg ^^

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    1. Thanks! I like Lake Town. Have a merry Christmas!!

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  5. I always enjoy the cool images you find for your Sunday Posts. I also just finished A Closed and Common Orbit and loved it! Merry Christmas and happy holidays :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. I love learning of the traditions others have enjoyed. The luminaries sound awesome.

    When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was the main celebration. No Santa in the morning, or anything like that. A big dinner, presents, and sometimes we went to my grandmother's for a Swedish Smorgasbord.

    Then, as I started my own family, those traditions of Christmas morning entered the picture.

    Now we're back to Christmas Eve, which I spent at my daughter's home.

    Enjoy the holiday weekend, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. Merry Christmas-- enjoy your family. I'm hiding from my blog for another week or soi, to recharge. Hope your week is wonderful; thanks for Lotr map ☺

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  8. Happy to hear you are going home for the holidays! I love seeing people's luminaries. I wish more people still did it. I love the Middle Earth maps and the Silent Running art! *heart eyes* Have safe travels and a wonderful Christmas. :)

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  9. Merry Christmas! I am very curious about the new Blade Runner but goodness it's been so long since I seen the old one I must watch it again...lol. :)

    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  10. Love the maps of Middle Earth! So cool!
    I don't think I have ever seen the original Blade Runner....Perhaps I should check it out!
    In my neighborhood where we lived last year, we did the luminaries. It was a small town (only 1 square mile!) and they had a huge tree the lit each year and did carriage rides, etc. So, I think in some super small towns, people still do it. Where we live now, we are pretty far out into the country, so its kind of a no go!

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  11. Merry Christmas, I hope you enjoy spending time with your family. Thanks for sharing the great maps!

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  12. Merry Christmas Greg!!! And that Peanuts music is fantastic!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  13. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great holiday season!

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  14. Merry Christmas, Greg! I really like that tradition you mentioned, we don't have anything similar here (I mean, people probably do, it's just that Christmas was never super important in our family) but I'd like to start something like that.

    That Blade Runner teaser looks promising, though I'm not a huge Gosling fan.

    Have a nice break!

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  15. Christmas Eve is my favorite part of the holiday as well. I think it's because everything is settled, more or less, and it is the calm before the storm of Christmas morning. I love that Middle-Earth graphic. So cool.

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  16. Merry Christmas Greg. What wonderful memories. I've listened to that soundtrack at least 3 times the past week while wrapping presents. It's quickly becoming one of my faves.

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  17. I celebrated Christmas away from home for the first time in my entire life this year - it was strange, but it also helped me reflect on what I love most about the season, which is being surrounded by the people I love! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

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  18. Merry Christmas Greg! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  19. Merry Christmas! That tradition of putting out luminaries sounds lovely, must be a great sight to drive past all the houses who do that. I hope I can get a lot of blog visiting done this week too.

    Lost Girls sounds intriguing, I saw it on netgalley and was considering whether to request it or not. In the end I didn't, but I am curious to hear what you think of it.

    That Homes of Middle Earth picture is pretty neat! We just recently watched The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. I hope you'll have a great week!

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  20. I'll have to come back to read your review of Rogue One. My teen kids want to see it and I do too. We watched Passengers instead this past weekend and really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy a restful week with some great reading!

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  21. Christmas Eve with the luminaries sounds so pretty. They've never done that around here, though there are some places where there are TONS of Christmas lights.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  22. Merry Christmas--I loved the luminaries when I would visit my parents in Arizona for the holiday. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is too wet for them....oh well!

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  23. Your memories of the luminaries reminded me of my parent's neighborhood where they used to do that. Not sure if they still do but it was always so pretty. Thanks for the nice memory. :)
    I hadn't heard about the new Blade Runner movie. I just called my husband over to watch the trailer and he is so psyched. The original is one of his all time favorite movies.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Greg!

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  24. What a lovely memory you painted in your post. I love how ppl show their Christmas spirit. We were up in the city from about 3 to past 10 p.m. It was great to catch up with ohana and oink out on fiesta grub.

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  25. I hope you had a great Christmas! It was quiet here, which was perfect. I love the Rivendell art you featured. :D

    Have a lovely week!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  26. I listened to the Charlie Brown soundtrack throughout Christmas and even after. For some reason on Boxing Day I tend to listen to Christmas music still. I'm still in the spirit and things have calmed down so it makes for a lovely and relaxing day. Christmas Eve was always a bigger deal in my family than Christmas day as well! Now I tend to prefer Christmas Day though because it's a bit more quiet. I hope you had a lovely Holiday my friend and sorry for the late comments - I'm working through an epic comment catch-up bonanza at the moment LOL!

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