Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday Post #176


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

The first week of 2017 has been snowy and cold. A quiet week though, not a lot happening. The holidays are over and although I like the holidays generally I'm glad they're over. Ready to see what the new year brings.   

I was thinking with the New Year about when I started blogging and it surprised me to realize my first post went up in August of 2012. I didn't realize it had been that long. However after that first post I don't think I posted again until March of the following year! I was still figuring out what I wanted the blog to be. So my blogoversary is... ? I guess technically it's August. What does this have to do with anything? Well, nothing! lol but it does mean I've been blogging longer than I thought. 

Looking a little closer it's been about three and a half years that I've been blogging. It took a while to figure out what I wanted to do with this thing. Looking back (and some of those posts are awful) it's amazing to see so many people that started when I did, more or less, still around- people come and go but a lot are still here. Kinda cool. Anyway, on to this week. Reading wise I read Lost Girls and loved it. That's a killer book, I'm glad I snapped it up. Speaking of which, my first review of 2017 was Starflight- a good way to start.

Starflight (Starflight, #1)Lost Girls

Song of the  day  



Last Weeks Stuff:

I did a Cover Characteristics post featuring Nights in the City. Tuesday Tagline looked at a rather chilling tagline from one of my favorite books, and Top Ten Tuesday was all about the debuts, although I modified it slightly. I also talked about The Shire and reviewed Starflight as well. A pretty good week, all told. And I took a new look at a classic cover in Bookcover Spotlight #82.      

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristic will feature Islands this week. Tuesday Tagline will look at an upcoming book I'm looking forward to and Top Ten Tuesday looks at stuff we missed in 2016. Then I'm looking at Rivendell in my discussion post and reviewing Lost Girls.   

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for murder off the record image

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Rising TidesThe Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)


BOOKISH LINKS

This is great.  





120 comments:

  1. I love the contrast between the dragons and ducks! I like the idea of taking part in Cover Characteristic but finding the time to look through all my books for that theme might take up too much time. If I can blog ahead I might think about it but I'll see how it goes!

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    1. I do too! Cover Characteristics is fun, hope you get a chance to jump in sometime.

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  2. Oooh snow....I adore snow, you're so lucky to get it. It's boiling hot here and I HATE the heat!
    Lost Girls looks great, I'll definitely look out for it.
    I like those pics, too!

    Have a great weekend :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Oh my gosh we have snow blowing all over- you can have some! Although if it was hot I'd be complaining about that too! Lost Girls was great. You have a great weekend too...

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  3. Ugh we got a tiny bit of snow but I think we are getting more. So not looking forward to it. I am happy the holidays are over and I can get back to normal. They throw off my routine so much. Hope you have a great week!!

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    1. We don't have a TON of snow but enough to be a pain. And it's blowing all over. Yeah I'm glad things are back to normal. :)

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  4. I'm in a sea of white now. ugh snow everywhere and a storm coming this afternoon. Glad you are glad the holidays are over :) You made me laugh with your blogiversary comment LOL fours years coming up! I THINK WE SHOULD CELEBRATE GREG! Funny how I also think my first post were aweful but I never thought that of anyone else' posts :) Glad you loved Lost Girls I want to read it. Off to check you review of Starflight now :) Love the art. Especially the amazon like girl on the horse.

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    1. You too? It's snowing here and we have blowing and drifting, so it's all over- and it's cold. And yeah four years! Or will be... I'll have to celebrate since I clearly totally missed three! And yeah those old posts... :)

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    2. ok then start posting every week about the party plans! so we can all comment and give you ideas :) THAT WAY YOU WON'T FORGET SMH!!!

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  5. We got a bit of snow yesterday and since I live in Dallas it's a big deal. I took me about 2 hours to get home from work, when it normally takes me 30 minutes at most, 15 with no traffic. I hate cold weather :(

    I'm coming up on four years in July - so we started at around the same time. How cool! My first posts were pretty rough as well. I feel like my blog is constantly changing and evolving - not sure any two years have looked remotely the same lol.

    Have a great week :)

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    1. Oh yeah I imagine down there it's a big deal. :) Hope it's not too bad. And I feel that way too- when I go back and look at old stuff I'm like, wow, that's different. :) I've definitely changed as a blogger!

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  6. We had our first snow today as well and honestly I'm not a fan ;) I'm ok with cold and rain, but snow not so much.
    Oh wow, that's great that you've already been blogging for about 3,5 years! Congrats!
    Oh, and I really like the art with the dragons and the ducks - it's such a cool contrast.

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    1. I'm not either, I mean I don't mind a little snow for the holidays, but I'm over it. :) And I know! 3.5 years- when did THAT happen??

      I like the art too- I thought the same thing!

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  7. Blogging has changed so much over the years. I'm glad so many are still around and that new people have jumped in. It's great to be able to discuss books with so many people.

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    1. It really has, and I totally agree. And then when I see the people who've been blogging even longer, it must really seem different to them.

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  8. You have the best art! I have the same issue with the blogoversary. I guess technically my official one is August of 2013 but I didn't start regularly posting and putting effort into it until January of 2014 so which one do I pick? I guess it's really up to us! Love the Disney Princess workout video! Pocahontas is Cassie Ho and I've used her Blogilates workout videos before and she's crazy! That was a lot of fun. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! You'd think it would take time to find, but I almost always stumble on it either through a website or lately Pinterest (which is LOADED with it, good grief). And yes- I posted like 3 reviews and then didn't post again for months lol. So yeah I guess we can pick. :)

      I loved that video.

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  9. Greg! The art this week is just stunning. I actually want prints! I'm bookmarking this one to check out later when I'm back at home with more time (and a big screen!)

    You've also made me want to delve deep into your blog archives to check out your very first posts ;)

    Will visit more as soon as I get the chance. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you. I often find some of the art is stuff I want to- and sometimes prints are available! when they're not, I'm like aw man...

      Oh no proceed with caution. Some of those older posts... :)

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  10. Thanks for the art as usual-- the female on the horse is awesome!

    I want to join cover characteristics sometimes but who is supplying the weekly topics or do we make up our own for now?

    I have a blogversary issue too, because I've had 4 (count 'em, 4)different book blogs over maybe 6 years. I just don't celebrate my date, because between switching blog names and platforms and taking hiatuses, I don't have a logical starting off point :)

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    1. Cover Characteristics is officially on hiatus, so it's strictly a pick your own topic right now. I just pick a topic and link to their site. Occasionally a couple of us coordinate but mostly we do our own thing. If you ever want to coordinate a topic just let me know!

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  11. I'm up to 8 years of blogging this month but my blog's had many iterations since its inception. As you said... it took a while to work out what I wanted to do with it.

    And I love that pulp cover. They really remind me of my childhood and teen years when I got glimpses of books adults read around me and when I first started to go to second hand bookstores!

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    1. Wow 8 yrs is awesome! And I get it- multiple iterations or even multiple blogs can make it difficult to know when to consider a beginning! And some of those old covers do bring back memories- the bookstands were so different I think back then.

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  12. That Disney Princess video is so funny! I wish we got snow here but no. Just lots of rain! Have a great week:-)

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  13. I hate winter. It is very cold here. We are supposed to get a few inches of snow Monday night and then freezing rain on Tuesday. I wish I was in Australia where it is summer!

    This month marks 7 years of my blog. I am surprised it's still going sometimes!

    I will have to read your review of Starflight. I liked that one and I'm looking forward to the sequel. Did you read Alienated?

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    1. I'm so sick of winter too. Just over it. I wouldn't mind being in Australia right about now.

      Happy 7 years ! Wow that's an accomplishment! I have not read Alienated or anythig else by Landers, this was my first.

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  14. It's summer here but the wind and rain have a different idea! Love that pulp cover, and the art as always. Have a great week!

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  15. I started blogging in 2008...had one blog, and did very little with it. Then a year later, I seemingly stumbled upon the blogging community and started going strong. I added blogs...a lot of them. Then, finally, merged most of them until I now have six. Still a lot, I guess, but it works for me.

    I love that image of the Emerald Forest.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you too, and yeah I don't know how you keep them straight but you do a great job. I like how each one has its own little niche. :)

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  16. GREAT post, Greg!! Have I already wished you a Happy New Year? If not, I'm wishing it now, lol.

    You say you're glad the holidays are over, but I'm a little sad.... I always feel this way at the beginning of January. I LOVE Christmas!!! So it's such a letdown when it's time to put away all the decorations, and get on with "business as usual". (Besides, my 2-week vacation ends today, boo-hoo....)

    How I wish that we could have snow here for Christmas!! I live in Miami, Florida, where Santa visits on a surfboard! Haha!! I HATE when we have 80-degree weather on the 25th!!

    I haven't gone back recently to look at my early posts, but some of them were kinda bad, in the formatting sense. I've always tried to write interesting posts, but perhaps some of them might strike me as not all that interesting nowadays....lol.

    I'm REALLY looking forward to your review of "Starflight"!! I want to read that one myself! As for "Lost Girls", I really do need to check it out further on Goodreads.

    "Window Seat" is a great song, and that Princesses video is really cute!

    What has REALLY blown me away is all the art by Velhagen!!! I especially like the picture of the fighting white horses, and the very last one, depicting the woman warrior. That horse is MAGNIFICENT!! I need to look up this artist on the Internet!

    I'll be checking out your previous posts, too.

    BTW, thanks for entering my "Beautiful Cover Giveaway"!! GOOD LUCK!! And one more thing....I published my very first "Sunday Post" today!!! Hope you can come by and take a look!

    Happy Sunday!! :D

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    1. Hey Maria! You know I usually AM sad when the Christmas time is over, but for some reason I'm glad it's over this year. And you can have some of our snow! I'd love to have some Miami weather right about now!

      I was a little surprised by some of my older posts... I may need to go back and do some editing lol.

      I liked starflight. And I hope you read Lost Girls- I thought it was great! And I love the art too, although the last one wasn't by him but a different artist- I found it on Pinterest. I should have been clearer on thats.

      Glad you joined the Sunday Post!!

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  17. I remember reading my very first posts and they are absolutely horrible! They're still up on my blog, but I don't look at them anymore. Have a good week, and happy reading!: :)

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    1. Ha ha! I know exactly what you mean. I was looking at a few and thinking can I just delete those??

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  18. I don't envy you the snow one little bit - I'm crossing my fingers and hoping we don't get any as this country is only really set up for drizzle and if we get anything else that deviates from that scenario, the place quickly grinds to a standstill... Love the dragons and ducks and your post featuring nighttime in the city. Have a great week, Greg and once more, many thanks for the marvellous artwork:)
    My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/sunday-post-8th-january-2017/

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    1. Yeah the snow is old at this point- I'm ready for spring. Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a fabulous w/e.

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  19. congrats on your 5 years of blogging! I've been blogging since 2012 also and I' thinking about whether or not I should do a blogoversary on my blog!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Thanks! Not quite 5 yrs yet but I'm farther along than I thought I was! :)

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  20. I'm looking forward to your Rivendell post. I really enjoyed the post about The Shire. I loved your music pick this week. It would be perfect morning coffee music for me. It has been bone chilling cold here, but it looks like we are getting some warmer, in the near mid 40s, days near the end of next week. A heat wave!

    I managed to drop by all of your posts. I am still working on some kind of visiting schedule where I am not stopping by once a week and comment vomiting on blogs. Ha ha. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Thank you, I hope you like Rivendell post as well.

      I appreciate you stopping by, and don't sweat it. Half the time I can't get to all my comments let alone visit back, but I try.

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  21. I know what you mean about the new year, it always feels like a chance to give new things a go and leave old habits behind,

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  22. I would love some snow send some my way LOL. It's crazy when you look back when you start blogging when I looked back my reading has chanced so much. I have been blogging 7 years this year with a break last year but I can't believe it's been that long.

    Have a great week.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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    1. Hey Megan- glad to see you around! I'll send some snow your way- I have plenty. :) And congrats on 7 yrs!!

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  23. Wow Greg. That’s definitely a long time of blogging! I’m glad to hear there are still a lot of bloggers from that time today. It gives me hope for myself! :D
    We had our first snow yesterday. I love snow.. Sigh..
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Glad you like snow! I actually do too, at first. :)

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  24. We've got snow. Plenty of snow. I wish it would stop but heck, winter has barely began. Spring flooding will be a problem for us.

    Time flies. I've been blogging since 2011 so props, for sticking around!

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    1. Wow that's awesome. And I hope the flooding doesn't get too bad... we have a lot of snow too and I'm over it. :)

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  25. I have been blogging since 2007, but I don't consider myself a die hard blogger till about 2010, I kept changing things around and finally around then figured out how I wanted to do things. My old old post are horrid too...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Ha ha I know the feeling. I am not liking my old posts! And congrats you've been blogging a lot longer than most. It took me a while to figure out what i wanted as well...

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  26. We had snow yesterday, I thought it was going to be less than what it was but I think we got about 5 inches. I think this year will be 3 years for me blogging...or maybe 4 years. I honestly can't remember what year I started. Maybe 2013. It amazes me that almost all my friends started around the same time as me and only a few have stopped blogging. This community is amazing.

    My Cover Characteristic will be up on Monday, I am actually excited about it, I am doing Mechanical/Robots. I might have to copy a few of your ideas, I made a list but keep seeing and coming up with new ideas :)

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

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    1. You did get some snow! Today calmed down here but man yesterday we had blowing and drifting, and it just sucked. Seems like you were here when I started? so you've probably been doing it a little longer than me. Funny how a lot of us started around the same more or less time.

      Looking forward to your CC post! Robots sounds good, great topic! And don't sweat, it's relaxed and we mostly just wing it. :)

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  27. We are finally getting a little bit of that cold weather here in Florida. It's down in the 30's this morning. The toddler and I are bundled under a bunch of blankets! It's bright and sunny out already though so it will probably a lovely 60's/70's this afternoon. :)
    I also started this blog in 2012, though it took me a while to really get into the habit of reviewing. I can't believe it's been so long already though!
    I hope you have a great week! :)

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    1. Ah i would love some 70's. lol

      Hard to believe how quick it goes by!

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  28. That disney princess video!!! Hilarious!!! We finally got some snow here and I was super excited about it! Thats awesome that you have been blogging since 2012! What an accomplishment!

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  29. It is amazing when you look back and see the beginnings of your blog and see how it's morphed into what it is now. Mine has always been about reading, but the look and the reviews themselves have changed. It's also interesting to see who's still around when you started too!

    Starflight is in my que and Lost Girls is on the wishlist. I am definitely going to put more sci-fi into my reading this year! Love your recommendations too! You are my sci-fi-fi guru! ;-)

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    1. So true, my blog has changed a lot and I know many feel that way. I like to compare my reviews now with older ones- very interesting!

      Thank you, I'm happy if you find a good SF read or two here! Starflight is good and Lost Girls (while not SF) is a very good read.

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  30. I got lost in the Disney Princesses video for a bit there. Sooo funny!! I saw that EVERYWHERE in Michigan was getting these little fingers of snow last week b/c of the wind but it missed us practically. I was down in Detroit on Wed and it was hard to see where I was going but other than that, it missed Port Huron. With the lake on the right of us, a lot of weather goes around us.

    I love the picture of the dragons and the ducks! What an awesome contrast!!!! LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great week and stay warm!!

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    1. That video... :) Glad Port Huron missed all the action.

      Is that an awesome pic or what?

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  31. We got 3-5 inches of snow over Thursday and Friday, now it's just a sparkling white out there with the sun shining. Wonderful pictures again. I love that Disney Princess vid, Cassie Ho is super peppy in her workout videos but the workouts are tough. Have a great week and stay warm.

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    1. It's nice when it's just fallen! I thought that video was awesome, and yeah Cassie Ho. I don't think I could keep up with her... !

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  32. Love the Murder on Record cover. I began blogging in August of 2011. So many of the blogs that began with me are gone. I am so happy you figured out what you wanted and are still here blogging!

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    1. Love that cover! They're fun... and thanks Kimba!

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  33. Ha! I love the princess workout video! Thanks for sharing that. Have a wonderful week, Greg! Lauren - Obsessive Book Nerd

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  34. It's cold where I am, too, although not snowy, thankfully. Good to hear you enjoyed The Lost Girls. I have it on hold at the libary and am now excited to read it. Happy reading!

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  35. Congrats on your blogoversary!! I kept forgetting to watch that Princess video so thanks for including it -- very funny. And wow... that is some incredible art.

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    1. Thanks! I think my blogoversary is down the road but it's hard to figure out when I started since there was a delay there. :) Glad you liked the video!

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  36. We started blogging pretty close together then, I started my blog in December 2012. I rarely stop still and think how long I've been blogging and it's interesting to see how my blog has changed over the years, some of my first posts are cringe worthy.

    Lost Girls sounds interesting. I was debating whether to request that when I saw it on netgalley. I am looking forward to read your review of that one. I liked reading your thoughts on Starflight and just bought a copy of it. Have a great week!

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    1. I agree, the changes are... interesting. In my case I just want to delete some of those posts. :)

      Yay glad you got Starflight! Hope you love it. I LOVED Lost Girls.

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  37. Murder Off the Record has a great cover. We started the new year off with snow, but I'm glad the holidays are behind us too. I'm always surprised when I see how long I've been blogging, too.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I love that one too.

      And yeah I love the holidays but this year, glad to be in Jan.

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  38. Yeah...I've seen a lot of bloggers come and go in my 8 years of blogging. I'll have to watch out for your review of Lost Girls. That princess video was a hoot!

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    1. 8 yrs- wow! Nice. Bloggers do come and go, it's amazing to see some that have ben around and others who have sadly gone on. I thought Lost Girls was quite good.

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  39. It's funny to see your own posts from a year ago. For me, I think that there is always room for improvement and having a blog is constant practice to become better at what we do. :)

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  40. I love how books and art can go hand-in-hand, one fueled by the other. Ho'omaka'i on your six years of blogging.

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    1. Thanks, although it hasn't been quite that long, although it is longer than I realized! And it is a great creative endeavour.

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  41. Loved all the art this week, especially the ducks and dragons. The princess workout made me smile so always a good thing.

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    1. The ducks and dragons are a hit seems like. :) And yeah that video. :)

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  42. Can't wait to see your thoughts on The Wanderers. I have that one still to read. The artwork is great, especially the one with the horse.

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    1. Thanks. And I can't wait to get to The Wanderers... it's been on my list for a while!

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  43. I love the holidays but just like you I'm glad it is over. Now we can get back to our normal schedule. I've thought about how long I was blogging and it is good to see the same blogs are still running. But I do see some that I used to interact with are no longer around. I love the pulp cover of the week. The look and her attitude is great! I hope you have a great week and stay warm!

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    1. Yeah it's time to move on! I love the holidays though... and yes I'm thankful for many who are still around even as I wonder what happened to some of them?

      That pulp cover is a keeper. :)

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  44. Me too, glad to get everything put away. Hoping we get a reprieve from the snow for a few days. Lost Girls sounds good. This is my 10th year of blogging, many that started along with me are no longer active. Have a great week.

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    1. 10 years! Wow congrats. I didn't realize you had been blogging that long. And yes let's hope for a snow break. :)

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  45. It also took me a long time to figure out what to do with my blog. It started out as a diary blog, but then I discovered that my life is boring, so it became a book blog. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Ha ha I didn't know what I wanted to do either. I knew I wanted to do something about books, but I also had all kinds of other (silly) ideas lol. Finally I just settled down...

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  46. We got some snow over the weekend. I am so ready for spring already...not a good sign! ha! I hope you enjoy Lost Girls...I've heard good things. Enjoy all your books and I hope you had a great weekend!

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  47. Stunning pictures, Greg. That one with the dragons overhead and the ducks calmly floating is especially fabulous. I started blogging in February of 2012 and still loving it. I've seen some blogs come and agon but love that many of us are still going strong and still enjoying it.

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    1. Thanks, isn't that one nice? I thought so too. And I agree- nice that we're all still here. :)

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  48. My blogoverary is ... who knows when? I looked back once but since my first like 5 posts were personal I don't count those. I was originally going to start a personal blog and then it moved to books. I don't blog as much as I used to but one of my 2017 things I'd like to do is to do it regularly again. We'll see!

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    1. I know what you mean! Do I say 2012, or ? Glad to see you around, hope all is well!

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  49. I didn't realize you'd been blogging since 2012! Or even 2013 if you go with the March date lol. I guess I never thought about it. I'm glad you're still around though :-)

    Yikes, snow! It got chillier here last night. I've got my space heater on right now because I finally got too cold and couldn't deal with it anymore.

    Glad you're off to a good reading and blogging start this year!

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    1. I don't think I did either! I mean of course I did but it hitting 2017 is what got me thinking... but this blog sat for months at one point so I'm not even sure I should count that. :)

      Seems like everyone is getting cold! My desk is by a window so it's a bit chilly when it's this cold out. I may need a space heater!

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  50. My blog has changed a lot too over the years - I think that's natural as we grow and change over time, too! Here's to many y more years of reading, writing, blogging and sharing!

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  51. I've been waiting to see what you thought of Starflight - so glad you liked it! Not too long again until Starfall. I like the last two pieces of artwork you shared.

    Have a lovely week, Greg! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  52. Hi Greg - wishing you a happy blogging anniversary, a great moment to celebrate! Here's to many more!

    Thanks for sharing your Emerald Forest picture - I just love it.

    The Lost Girls looks like a great read, it caught my eye so I'm putting it on my wishlist.

    Happy reading and stay warm this week :-)

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  53. I definitely get what you mean about being glad the festive season is over and keen to see what the new year brings. Whilst I love the festive season, and it is such a small portion of the year, in many respects it can feel like the longest time! I hope the new year is treating you well so far!

    Looking back on your blogging history is always interesting.

    Ooo... I'm keen to see your book review of Lost Girls. Happy reading!

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  54. I wouldn't mind the crazy, crazy cold we have it only there were some snow. Nope, just really cold. :) I'm continually surprised that I'm still blogging. I started my blog in 2008 on a whim. Who knew I'd make friends and have so many great opportunities? Or that I'd still be here.

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  55. We didn't get snow down here, even though our state in the northern area got the rare accumulation. We did get rain and ice, which I great despise, but thankfully it cleared up quickly without incident for these locals who aren't equipped to remove it or to drive on it.
    I am looking forward to hearing what you think of The Wanderer. I think I have a copy.

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  56. There's nothing wrong with a quiet week... they seem especially welcome right after the holidays! Same snow and cold here. I'm counting the hours until we head south (tomorrow if our daughter is feeling better.) Have a good week!

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  57. I'm going to have to watch that Disney Princesses video. Lol. Some days I get kind of lost in Youtube land!

    Lost Girls looks really good!

    We had the cold here, but no real snow. :( It was a bummer. I feel like if its going to be cold we should at least have snow! Lol.

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  58. Dang Greg, you've been blogging a long time! I also have difficulty determining my blogoversary since I started in 2013 but didn't actually comment on anyone else's blog until 2014...so I was basically just sending my reviews out into the void, LOL.

    As always, the art you've included in this post is totally awesome!

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  59. It's good to think back and reflect on when you started your blog. i would have guessed you'd been blogging for a lot longer. I started my book blog Dec 2012 and wondered at the time how to find a book bloggers world after blogging in the education sphere with my class for so long. I found it though! Hope your normal week and reading go well.

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  60. I'm with you in that I enjoy the holidays but I'm glad when they're over and things return to normal. I am so intrigued by the synopsis of Lost Girls. Glad it was such a hit with you.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  61. I've been blogging on Ms. Martin Teaches Media since Dec. 30, 2009. That is when I decided to separate my adult reading and my YA reading into two separate blogs. My first blog (Inside of a Dog) began as a project to learn about Web 2.0 tools and had a long gap in between the end of that project and my current book blogging. I'm almost afraid to go back and look at those early posts. I hope I've grown as a blogger and writer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  62. Happy New Year! I'm enjoying Lost Girls at the moment. I hope you like it too. And thank you for the Disney princesses at the gym video. I really enjoyed watching it. :D Have a great week!

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  63. Wow! I have never heard of this cover meme. I might have to look into it.
    I saw the Disney princess at the gym video recently, and I love that you posted it.
    The art you posted is really cool. Thank you for posting.

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  64. I love the cover for The Wanderers! It's so cool! Happy reading! :)

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  65. It's been freezing here too! We had -32C a few nights ago! :O Brrrr! Despite loving the Holidays too, like you I'm excited to see what the new year brings :) All the best to you my friend in 2017 xx

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  66. Lost Girls is one that I've definitely been thinking about reading. Will have to go read your review. Hope you have a good week! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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  67. End-of-year reflections are the best. :) Congratulations on maintaining your blog for so long! And yeah, those first posts are usually terrible, I don't even want to go read mine. It takes a while to find your blogging voice or whatever.

    And thanks for that Disney princess video, it's awesome! :D

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  68. I think you can celebrate your blogoversary whenever you want to. I think it's impressive that you've been around for over four years (or just under, depending on how you want to count it). I'm always surprised how many blogs seem to disappear from the blogosphere.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  69. Happy not quite Blogoversary!!! The snow hit here today quite badly and everyone has resorted to driving like lunatics who have never seen snow before. I saw that Disney Princess keep fit video too, it was fab!

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