Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cover Characteristics Retro Cover


Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  



This week's pick- Retro   

Going rogue again- this week I am taking a look at books with retro covers. And since SciFi Month begins tomorrow I'm getting a bit of an early start as these are all SF books.   

World of Water (Dev Harmer Mission, #2)As the Green Star Rises (Green Star, #4)Image result for sky pirates of callistoPirates of Venus (Venus, #1)Image result for pirates of venusThe Time Traders (The Time Traders, #1)Galactic DerelictImage result for one against herculum




A favorite cover of mine. There's so much to see here that the cover doesn't do it justice- I've included the full artwork below (bottom of post).  





World of Water (Dev Harmer Mission, #2)

This isn't really a retro cover as it's a fairly new release, but it has that retro feel for me.  

As the Green Star Rises (Green Star, #4)

A book about a world orbiting a green star, with huge trees that ascend miles into the air. 
Of course an Earth guy ends up there, although this one is kinda different as he keeps taking on the bodies of people who've died. The usual planetary romance stuff. 

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I don't know- the boat's silly but there's some guys on rocks and a city in the background- this was something you saw a lot with this artist (there always seems to be water). Plus it's set on a moon of Jupiter.  

Pirates of Venus (Venus, #1)

Love the cover- and especially the city in the bottom right corner, which is easy to miss. 

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Another cover- same artist I think. Pretty old school, of course the woman is upside down on a lizard SMH.  

The Time Traders (The Time Traders, #1)

Galactic Derelict


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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fandom Mashups

Fandom Mashups

Fandom Mashups is an original feature hosted by Lunar Rainbows Reviews. Every week she proposes a fictional scenario and then we build our own dream team of five characters from five different fandoms to complete the task.  


It's Halloween and you want to go out and cause trouble! Who are you taking with you? 

Harley Quinn 




I mean, yeah

Jeff Spicoli

  

Always a good time.



Margo




She apparently likes to stay out all night and cause trouble!

April from Definitely, Maybe



April would be a lot of fun to hang with. I love this scene from the movie.



Tyler 



Tyler from Point Break- Lori Petty was smoking in that movie.


Sunday Post #166

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

This week started off with beautiful weather, 50's and sunny. As the week wore on it cooled off, but it's been a great fall week. Although the last two days have been blustery and cold it's supposed to get nicer again this weekend. The highlight of the week for me was volunteering at a marching band invitational this past weekend- it was a blast! 42 bands from all across the state came to perform and it ran all day- I was pretty tired by the end but it was awesome. Lots of talent. This is the biggest invitational in the state and I would definitely do it again.  

This was a so-so reading week. I did get through Fear The Drowning Deep. My review will be up on Nov. 3rd but I can say read it if you like atmospheric tales and creatures from the sea. I had to order a physical copy of The Wanderers so my review of that is coming but it's a week or two away yet. Otherwise- I'm just reading steadily and trying to watch a little Netflix. I kept getting distracted on the Internet this week *cough Pinterest cough* so that may explain some of the extras below again. 

Also, SciFi Month starts on Nov. 1st and all month there will be a ton of SF related goodness. You can find all the details here and sign up there as well. There's also a Google doc with all the scheduled posts. 

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

Last Weeks Stuff:

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

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics   
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Books If Your Book Club Likes X   
SciFi Month Intro Post      

Bookcover Spotlight  
PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Dead Girls Society

Okay this makes me laugh every time. And it's all Sam at BookMinx's fault- she had Lake Placid on her Top Ten Tuesday post last week, and it reminded me of this scene. She reminded me it was Bette White, I couldn't remember who was, um, feeding the local wildlife. Check it out. 

 

I may need to buy this. Link here

Star wars travel posters:


Star Wars Poster by Drew Roberts -: